A Family day hike at Bukit Broga (Malaysia)

 

Bukit Broga:

  • Event Date: 19Nov2017
  • Broga Hill : 400 meters (1312 feets)
  • Location : Bukit Broga (Selangor / Negeri Sembilan)
  • Distance : about 1.7 KM to Broga Hill Summit from car park

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Broga is surrounded by the lush green hills of a tropical rainforest and sits on the edge of the Titiwangsa Range. It is also a hill that sits right on the border of both the states of Negri Sembilan and Selangor.The hill is composed mostly of lalang grass while some lower areas are covered with palm oil trees or young secondary forest, thus Bukit Broga is also known as ‘Bukit Lalang’. Squirrels and birds such as swifts are common sights around the hills. But what attracted me most is its tranquility and greenness.

Broga Hill is not tough to hike and it takes roughly 30 minutes to reach the first lookout point. There are about 3-4 of them, each with slightly different view and the further you go, the higher it is, obviously. Although the hike is short, you may be surprised with the amazing view, which looks as if you are quite high above sea level.

Facilities and Fees

Toilet and Bathroom : Toilet

Parking Fee : RM 2.00

Brief Itinerary:

Around 11.30pm on 18Nov2016 the group gathered at Marsiling Mrt and we board the coach drover towards to Bukit Broga. After passing the woodland checkpoint and Johor checkpoint we continued our journey. We had a pit stop for our early morning breakfast at one of the R&R stop and reached the entrance of the car park by 6am.

Then we had a quick briefing and started to hike all the way. The trail starts with the normal road trail which then leads to the entrance of the main trail after 10mins. It’s a narrow path if it’s raining it getting muddy alot. The upper part of the trail goes with a steep climb with lots of ropes for support. A beginner hiker can easily reach the top of the first peak within 45mins-1hour.

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From the second peak the view gets much better overlooking the green valley and lots of overgrown lalang grass. Where one could easily immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. We had a very clear day of blue skies. Through 3rd peak which will lead to the summit you have two options, to take a easy walk route or can have the option to climb through the big boulders. The summit does not offer a great view but one can feel a great accomplishment after reaching the summit.

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We all got down from the peak by 10.30am and we head nearby to have our lunch. Following our routine we made to Taman Rekreasi Sungai Tekala. A Recreational Forest which is located about 14km away from the town of Semenyih in the district of Hulu Langat, Selangor. The waterfalls here are easily accessible with plenty of parking bays at the entrance. This is an ideal place for the entire family as you will be able to reach the waterfalls within 10-15 minutes of walking from the entrance.

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A time to chill and relax, the kids were having a great time at the pool enjoying themselves in the waterfall. The park has toilets facilities for changing and shower. Around 3pm we left the place and headed towards Singapore. On way back there wasn’t much traffic and we back on time safely.

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