Yesterday, my department organized a jungle trekking activity at Awana Genting Highlands. It has been a while now since I last visited Genting Highlands and its landscape had more changes now than my last visit here.
Registration in progress. We were given sandwich, water and banana for breakfast. It is always a good idea to have banana before a strenuous activity.
We were separated into 7 teams. Before we start our trekking, we were instructed with some stretching move.
I am in team 7 (a.k.a team green). The organiser had a competition on which team can complete the task in the shortest time and this team don't look like a team which are in the contention to win it.
Anyway, the start of the journey is not that tough as we were going down the hill. Balancing plays a crucial part here.
Along the track, there are many blood sucking creatures like leech (the local call it pacat)
To counter the blood sucking creatures, they spray aerosol to the feet and shoes. I doubt the effectiveness though.
This blood stain on the socks from the other contestant who has his feet bitten by the leech. Thank God I don't encounter any leech attack.
After walking for 30 minutes, we arrived at a stream to take a break and enjoy the fresh cool water.
The information board which indicates the animals that can be found in this forest. One of the team actually came across a wild boar!
After 1 hour, we took another break at a stream. This was where we recharge ourselves before making the final dash to the finishing line.
Its a vertical climb from here on and it was really tiring. My thigh muscles were really tested here.
Everyone was relieved when we reached the finishing line. My team made it in 1 hour and 53 minutes. My leg almost got crammed here (maybe because I sweat too much) and I was lucky to avoid it as we approached the finishing line.
Lunch pack provided by Awana Resort. Fried rice with fried chicken and comes with apple. It tasted pretty good on an empty stomach.
Lady Luck was smiling at my team as we were the runner up for the competition. (The winner finished at a remarkable 1 hour 39 minutes). There were 2 teams which detoured from the intended path and ended up arriving late. Their unfortunate event could have elevated us to the runner up spot as they are a fitter teams.
Before we left, I ventured around to take some photos of the surrounding. Genting is no longer cold as before and I can virtually walk around in a T-shirt.
Just another look at the prize won. I can see a mug, chocolate bars and mentos in it.