Sunrise at Broga Hill & Seminyih waterfall trek
In the wee hours of 19th Saturday we grouped in front of BK at Causeway point. It was my first trekking experience and we were going to climb Broga hill in Selangor and on our return we were to visit Seminyih waterfall.
Broga is a small town that sits on the border of Selangor and Negri Sembilan in Malaysia. It is situated 50 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur and approximately 33 kilometres from Seremban the capital of Negri Sembilan. Broga takes its name from the River Broga which runs through the area. The name Broga is believed to be derived from Buragas, a mythical beast that lives in the forest.
Broga Hill is frequented by casual hikers. It is approximately 400m in altitude and is easily climbed by most people. The hilltop is unique as it is rather devoid of trees, which is an uncommon sight amongst tropical rainforest. Remnants of burnt out tree trunks indicate that the area may have been ravaged by a forest fire and the trees did not regrow. It offers a good view of the surrounding area and has become a popular picnic and photography spot. (source: Wikipedia)
The trip was well arranged by our lead VJ who has extensive experience in trekking and adventures. We reached the foot of Broga hill by 6:15am and we started our climb. It is considered a basic climb but can be a challenge for new trekkers like me. I found the morning climb energizing and the view of the sun coming out from behind the clouds in the early morning was breathtaking.
Being in a group of 32 people – including Indians, Philipinos, a German and Chinese also helps us to share our experiences and have fun during the trek. There are two points before we reach the peak at 400m.
On our return we took a bath in the waterfall at Seminyih. It was a cooling experience after the climb and we felt refreshed. After that we proceeded for lunch nearby. We then boarded the coach for our return trip to Singapore. We arrived back in Singapore by 7pm. I found this first trek of mine a wonderful new experience and would love to try similar adventures in the future.
As I had not prepared my handphone, it was not fully charged and I could not capture any pictures. For my next trip I will not make this mistake…