Bukit Gasing, PJ
Posted by SuFang (Careen) at 12:26 AM
Tick tock, tick tock, clock was ticking... Three of us were chatting on Facebook, describing how were we rotten at home during the weekend. At the time being, we were still waiting for the NGO to reply us the exact date that we could offer our help for their event.
"Why don't we go for a hike, and have some fun?"
"Yes, we could make some contributions, such as picking up the rubbish along the way."
"It's such a shame that most of the hiking sites were so polluted."
"Good to have some physical activities, have been a couch potato for days."
"Girls, I found this website. They have some recommendations on several hills in Selangor."
"I think we can go Bkt Gasing tomorrow. Difficulty level: easy. Let's try the least challenging one first to warm up ourselves."
"Let's get some gloves and garbage bags. Bring camera tomorrow as well."
Without further ado, Kin Luoi went to grab a few pairs of gloves, and some garbage bags. The next morning, we reached Bkt Gasing at 7.30am, and started our hike energetically.
Some introduction about Bkt. Gasing. Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve is a 100 hectare stretch of green belt dividing the city of Petaling Jaya (Selangor state) from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. It was once a rubber estate but, in the intervening 60 years, but the park is now a haven of lush secondary forest.
This was my first time here, I was indeed really pleased by the serene ambiance and lovely visitors around. Most of the hikers were so friendly, they greeted us morning, and some chatted with us along the way. Overall, the round trip took approximately 1 hour. I would say it was quite an easy hike, except that there was a short distance of steep slope near the summit. Thanks god it was so breezy today, making it an enjoyable hike for us!
Let's take a look on the photos that we have captured along the way.
#1. The entrance of Bkt Gasing
#2. Look what have we found! Blue mushroom! I suppose it is poisonous?
#5. Picking up the rubbish. Frankly the paths were rather clean, but the peak was full of rubbish, especially paper cups, tea bags, bread packages etc. I guess some of the hikers had their breakfast there and littered without much considerations :/
#7. Let me introduce you... this is Mean
#8. Kin Luoi went down the steep slope. She was yelling "no photography" actually. LOL
On a side note, Raju's Restaurant is just a stone throw away. Their roti canai is so delicious. I have heard that the banana leaf rice is good too. You may try it out!