Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hiking at Tasek Lama

I had a tiring weekend last Sunday.

Me and Tiah went to Tasek Lama with the intention of hiking and jogging for the sake of our fitness. After being given so many homeworks and having so much tuition these days, going to Tasek Lama might be good to relieve our stresses.

Too bad Nazrin cannot accompany us, he hasn't got any transport to join us that day.

We reached there at around 4.30pm. Many cars were already parked there, showing tons of joggers and hikers were already there.

Before we went in, I suggested to buy a drink from a small vendor just outside the entrance to Tasek.

Tasek Lama has changed so much over the years and it has been months since I've last came.

There's these type of new outdoor fitness thingy which you can do push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and various other exercises which is really enjoyable and making you healthier at the same time.

People of different generations could be seen. These includes the elderly people, middle-aged people, teenagers, childrens excepts infants. Duh~

Also, there are also "massaging stones" which you can walk on it. It may be painful, but it's worth it.

It is best recommended to take off your shoes if you are to walk on the massaging stones. But screams and yells of painfulness were to be expected.

There are also safer ways to jog in Tasek now compared to last time. With these kind of path, no one jogging in Tasek would ever get lost. Plus, there are bridges linking to everywhere too.

They even built a place where you can sit down and have a rest.

A really good use of timber here.

Rock climbing are available now in Tasek Lama.

So far, I have never seen any one performing rock climbing here.

Rock climbing here is not open to public. I'm not sure when will it be used though.

The most relaxing sight of the day was the waterfall. I took quite a few pictures of the waterfall too. I'm not sure how many waterfalls are there in Brunei either.

After that, me and Tiah went to hike. Despite the recent thunderstorms and heavy rains, we're still doing it.

This is just the starting point. You can see Tiah walking up the steps easily whereas I was trailing at the back, climbing with difficulty.

It was quite hard for me that day, totally unlike me when I was younger. I used to climb this hill every week with my dad, but not now. Poor Des-mo-besity.

When I reached the peak, Tiah was already there waiting for me. I reached for the bench provided at the peak immediately, wiping my sweats and resting.

It is also good to know that we were actually climbing 100 metres above sea level. A great milestone? Nah..

It was lucky of me to buy a bottle of 100 Plus that day. Although carrying it up with me while hiking was a bit of a nuisance, it was still worth it.

My feet started to ache a bit. I thought the blisters are starting to appear again. Maybe it's time for new shoes?

The view from the mountain top was fantastic.You don't get to see this everyday yeah.

Right, at the peak, we can choose to route we want. Either the long-and-easy Route A or..

the short-and-difficult route B..

I chose Route B over Route A because I wanted to end this quick.

So in Route B, we only managed to climbed a quarter of the route because our ways were blocked.

Several trees struck by lighting fell on the path.

Here is the video of Tiah showing that it is impossible to go through.

So we have to return back up and change our way to Route A. The long and easy one. Mafan! -_-"

Route A does not have steeper steps than Route B. There are also several fallen trees though, but we were able to make it through.

Luckily for me and Tiah, we met Aston's dad and his friend while hiking. We were lucky to have their assistance during the day. Seriously, if it wasn't for them, we might not get out to the hill so easily.

Finally, we got out of the hill, and found ourselves beside Sheraton Hotel.

Very steep way downwards.

After that day, my legs still hurt till this day.

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