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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A little trip up Fraser’s Hill (Final Episode)

A vacation log, dedicated to all who went for the trip

Time: about 6.30 am onwards.
Date: Still 3rd September 06

“Arise! It is first light! We have much to do!”. “Can we just stay here? Besides, it is very cozy where we are…”. “Time to leave your comfort zones! Do you want to eat or not!?”

I could smell the morning dew even from my room. The temptation was too great! I had to get out of bed to enjoy the fresh morning air! When I got out of the room, it was already bright. Nevertheless, the hill tops were still covered with mist, and the early sun, still casting a golden glow at the crowns of the Dipterocarps. It was a pity I did not take a picture of this morning scene, but this was truly a sight for sore eyes. It would be very sad to see all these be replaced by highways… Aren’t we already consuming more than we need?

Anyways… Talk about consumption… there we were again… eating…

Why do we have to do this every morning?”. “If you want the best, you have got to work for it!”. “Can’t we just stay there so that we don’t have to travel so far the next time?”.

The breakfast was lovely. The morning walk was even better! The sky was still very blue then (the pre haze days)

Along the way, I noticed there were faeces on the side of the road. They looked like human waste. Who would be so dumb to do it by the road side when there are toilets in the house? They were all along the road. It made me wonder what sort of animal would produce such familiar by product!

It’s them again! Better stay high and quite! Shhhh….. “.

“Look! Over there! It’s them again!”(can’t remember who said that). It was the family of gibbons we saw yesterday! They were right above us, literally hanging out on the branches!

“I think they are harmless. Besides, that black thing the creature is holding doesn’t look like one of those that took down Gibby. I think it’s safe. Come with me!”

No! it’s too dangerous!”

It was a magnificent sight! I have heard of them in the wild, but this was the first time I have ever came so close to them, or rather, they came so close to me!

We stood there and stared at them with a sense of awe and wonder. Such magnificent creatures!
“Don’t worry. These bozos really are harmless! That black thing the creature is holding is harmless as well. If I'm not mistaken, I think it is a D70s Digital SLR Camera. I think it is just a devise that captures light and stores it into fragments of electrical charges, which later can be decoded into some other form of information. If they were harmful, they would’ve attack us already! Come on!”. “Well alright… we are coming…”

The big one took the lead in getting across the road via the power cables, much like a high wire traverse artist. The rest, after much hesitation, followed him. They quickly disappeared into the forest, which I think were fruit trees planted by the owner of the bungalows. Nice!

After I took a few snap shots of the gibbons, it was time for us to go.

… We felt a little reluctant to leave… Fraser’s Hill has provided us a wonderful refuge for the last two days from the crazy life in the city. The weather at Fraser’s Hill has been fresh and cooling. Its greenery stretched as far as the eyes can see. However, patches of bald spots have slowly emerged at some parts of the forest. Certain areas of the hill have also been converted into a dump site. Just how much more damage do we need to make before we realise we are destroying our heritage? Or should I say, no one really gives a damn about the future...



  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger TiaMaria said…

    is it taken from your fav show 'a bug's life?'

  • At 12:07 AM, Blogger Iron Will said…

    "Smack!"(he smacked his hands at his forhead) nvm...

  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger TiaMaria said…

    deng!!! now u've got me. Tell me

  • At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    r u referring to me? U must tell me, its eating me ...just not knowing.

    Don't be mean

  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Iron Will said…

    k... another hint... I wrote it from a screen play point of view... read carefully... the focus was on neither of those who went, except myself wo was the creature holding the black thing (which was my camera)

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger Iron Will said…

    then again,... I was not the focus either =P

  • At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tarzan, george of the jungle, king kong ...one these???

    if no...i will press on

  • At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hang on...just realized hmmm need to ponder a little bit more ...

    all the answers up there r wrong except for KONG

    let me know

  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger Iron Will said…

    good.. keep pressing =). It has nothing to do with movies... Just try reading it as though you are watching a movie.

  • At 12:40 PM, Anonymous meekiee said…

    Just checked out you got a blog leh!!! Thanks thanks for leaving a link!

    Hehe the Orang Utan or monkeys look cool! Wish I can swing like them. muahahaha..

    Ur trip looks tempting! Wonder if I can join u all. :p

  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger Iron Will said…

    They are neither orang utans nor monkeys. They are gibbons.

    of course you can join us lor...next round... no trips planned yet for now.

  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Teck Wee said…

    Hey chun ho, I like the blue sky shoot, can I have a original file from you?The one that not begin rezise. Can send to my email?


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