Never in my mind did i think white water rafting - a sport associated with the great outdoors like the U.S. and Europe - would be available in my backyard.
This involved an approximately 7 hour bus ride up north from Singapore, to the town of Kuala Kuba Baru (hope i got it right) in Selangor, Malaysia.
Well, it was quite an adventure being my FIRST white-water rafting trip, with either 7 or 4 to a raft. The best experience must be that of the boat capsizing(which i unfortunately did NOT experience), at which point one gets to soak thoroughly in the cool Selangor River. The flora and fauna that we encountered on the 2.5 hour trip was also quite amazing. I don't list them down here simply because i'm not enough of an expert to know what exacty they are!
A highlight was a waterfall where we were told to take a break, just before encountering the toughest rapids of this trip. The toughest rapids, we heard, would rate at least a 3!
Equipment: Worn out shoes were recommended by our organizer, so that you can throw it away once out of the water. Spare clothes is also necessary seeing the you will DEFINITELY get wet and of course ideally, a water-proof camera to capture the moments.
I thought I would make a small contribution here eventhough it is not so much of travel sports but it should be on the list of general knowledge. The tiny nation of Malaysia has TWO world no. 1 greats in the likes of Dato' Lee Chong Wei (badminton) and Dato' Nicol David (squash). Malaysia has it's own Malaysian Open in both these sports.
On 1 August 2009 just ended, there was the CIMB sponsored Malaysian Squash Open which Nicol David won in the women's for the 5th consecutive row!! Watch out for this petit lady, her track record is one of the best in the squash world to date! You can catch top players for the squash open at the Curve (shopping mall in the state of Selangor). It is a very open concept for all these years and you can go to different floors of the shopping centre and watch the matches easily. For badminton, international meets are held alot at the Bt Jalil (also in Selangor)sports centre and very likely you need to purchase tickets but should not be that difficult to get.
There are other Malaysian squash and badminton players who are in the top 50 in the world ranking.
There are a number (but not enough) of badminton indoor courts accessible to members of the public but always fully booked. No to mention in flats/condominiums/apartments which are likely to have their own indoor courts and of course very popular too. Squash courts are less common sadly enough. Hope into any sports shop and 99% you will find equipment for these two sports tho! Not many of us play outdoor badminton but you can catch little kids in parks with little rackets starting out! And parents acting as coaches lol
Equipment: Racket games, white soled sports shoes etc
it seem a group of Chelsea supporters took bus no.14 to watch Chlesea vs Malaysia match....
they ended up @ Genting, and are still enjoying themselves...
they really are in cloud 9!
Equipment: comfortable clothes suitable for the cool weather
I really love this sport.. Rock Climbing. Here in Malaysia there's places that you can do rock climbing. Even though,climbing in Malaysia is not like Krabi in Thailand but we do have lots or
climbing places here.. Tioman Island, Perhentian Island.. Wira Damai just to name a few.
Equipment: Thing you need to bring is Harness, climbing shoes, runners and ropes (60 m)
You can rent all these stuff also at Damai Caves. You need to see brother Yen, he's the man incharge of this place. Its quiet affordable and cheep too. The gears is well maintain aswell.
Seriously, even if your not into motorsports (I'm not), it's well worth checking out the events calender for Sepang International Circuit if you're spending some time in KL. It's not hard to get to (located near KL International Airpot) and makes a different day out.
You can see what's on and book tickets online - I actually got my tickets via email and fax though to make sure I knew what I was getting - then have tickets posted to you or collect them at the circuit. If you choose to collect them you will need photo ID, we weren't made aware of this, but were lucky that Jonathan had his driving license in his wallet.
The tickets are very reasonably priced, particually compared to England, but you can't take food or drink (even water) through the gates - everything is sold inside at a slightly inflated price. It bumps the cost of your day up a little, but not noticably.
The giftshop is cool - loads of good souvenirs and they're really cheap compared to England - I mean, they don't give stuff away, but we expected to pay way more considering it was merchandise.
All in All - An excellent day out!
Archy is quite a fun a easy sport to undertake. All you need is a good eye and a steady arm.
Now once you have mastered some technic, I would recommend you that it up to the next level. Rent Rambo II -First Blood, watch the style Sly adopt for shooting his arrows (bow at 45 degrees). And see how accurate you can get.
Equipment: All equipments provided for at venture.
Balling, squash, volleyball, bastekball, anything with a ball and I'll be there.
Here I am sturting my thing at Bowling at One-Utama. It's a brand new alley with shiny balls and shoes that doesn't smell like grandma's undies... not that I have gone there.
Equipment: All equipments are supplies at the venue. All you have to do is bring your own shoe. If not they will sell some to you.
I did this with a friend who wanted to celebrate turning the big 3-0 with a bang. It was a `bang' alright - my intentions to do this on a regular basis however has yet to be fufilled as it is quite a pricey hobby to maintain here in Malaysia - a singular jump can cost up to RM500!
Equipment: Will be provided by the diving school but do wear something sturdy on the jump day itself.
Melawati Hills (Bukit Tabur is the actual name but I still prefer to call it Melawati Hills because everytime I mention Bukit Tabur, peoples seem confused). Take LRT to Wangsa Maju station then jump on a taxi, tell your taxi driver you want to visit Taman Melawati's hill. Only 10 minutes drive from Wangsa Maju, so don't pay more than 15 Ringgits.
If you like nature, looking at monkeys, forest, breath some fresh air, this is the place for you in Kuala Lumpur. This is also a place still not much polluted, but please don't bring unwanted stuff to pollute my favourite hill.
When you come to KL, try to visit this Melawati Hills located at Taman Melawati. You need to go in early morning and just a 2 hours climb up the top to enjoy looking at the whole KL also able to snap early sunrise photos.
One thing unexpected here is the lake, you can see the lake after you ascended up to certain height where you can enjoy beautiful tropicanas and hill plants, species of birds and it is also a favourite natural habitat of the silver-leaf monkeys too. But don't try to swim in the lake because of big toman fish, they bite you real hard.
The lake is actually a dam but surprisingly beautiful, so I called it lake rather than dam.
Come join me to climb up this beautiful hill of Melawati (Bukit Tabur). Please go to my Kampung Kelang Gates page to see its original page.
Equipment: Light equipments will do with a bottle of water and a small bread or biscuits.
The World Power Boat Championship which is held once a year at the Mines Wonderland Resort & Lake.
Held over the weekend usually.
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An annual event normaly held in the month of February. The tour will start in Langkawi before making it rounds to most part of Peninsular Malaysia with its grand finale in Kuala Lumpur's Dataran Merdeka.
Wanted to give this a go.. unfortunately my upper body strenght gave up on me after a bit.... but generally, the vertical climbing space features such as an arch, roofs, overhangs, slabs, verticals, a chimney and inverted steps.
Oh yeah, to visit this place you could easyly get the bus from infron of Bangkok Bank building in Kuala Lumpur and get 11D bus and the fare only RM1.60. They will stop right infront Batu Caves itself.
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