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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Creative Items from Cans

Everybody loves creative items but not all person able to be creative. For me Creative is gifted. You may try to create something to be creative, but how its look like?

What ever it is, may be we can have a look to this creative items by creative person. This items is made by cans.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Plan for trip to Singapore

Next 2 months, which on July 2008; I plan to visit Singapore. I'm not sure my wife and kids will follow or not but I defenately must go there. My best friend happiest day - He's marry Singaporean.

As I already confirmed to join them, I must lookin' for suitable hotel, transport, and visit few places in Singapore during my 2 days there.

Anybody have suggestion on which bus I must take from KL to Singapore as I will not using own car. Some people suggesting Nice Express which cost me RM80.00 per trip.

Im still think should I go by bus? My 2 kids is too 'ulu' to travel by bus. As I remember, I never bring them by bus yet!

My friends family members planning to have group visa/passport to enter Singapore. Its good as my wife and kids don't have their own passport. Should I join for group visa or use my own passport?

Any tips for travel to Singapore?

Travel Tips by NSTP :Jungle survival

If you’re thinking of a jungle adventure, make sure you are fully prepared for the undertaking, writes SAGER AHMAD

GOING into the jungle is not a stroll in the park and we should be prepared — physically, mentally, medically as well as spiritually. Despite so many stories in the past about people who have gone missing in jungles, there are still recent cases of people getting lost.

Those who made it back or were found alive must consider themselves very lucky. Being lost in the jungle is not a pleasant experience.

If you come out alive, you can boast (a bit) to friends. But remember the anxiety you have caused, with parents, relatives, friends, rescue units and the general public worried for your safety.

Recently, Nor Umaisarah Sameaun, a Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) student went missing in the jungles of Pahang for 19 days from Feb 7. She was with a group of 36 Kesatria UiTM members who climbed Gunung Tahan, the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. She was enjoying the scenery not far from the Bukit Botak campsite when the group packed up and left without her.

She didn’t even know how to get back to the campsite but she did the right thing by keeping close to a river, sleeping in between rocks and drinking from the river before her rescue.

An experienced guide is a must. If you go in a big group, break into smaller groups comprising experienced and novice trekkers. The leader of each group should do a head-count every time the group stops for a break and gets ready to leave.

Here are more tips on what to do if you’re lost in the jungle. It is loosely adapted from To be lost simply means you are all alone and you cannot see or hear your friends anywhere. Don’t panic. Apply the S.T.O.P approach — Stop, Think, Observe and Plan.

STOP – Take a deep breath, sit down if possible, calm yourself and recognise that whatever has happened to get you here cannot be undone. You are now in a survival situation and that requires you to:

THINK – Your most important asset is your brain. Use it! Don’t panic! Move with deliberate care. Take no action, even a step forward, until you have thought it through.

OBSERVE – Take a look around you. Assess your situation and options. Take stock of your supplies, equipment and surroundings.

PLAN – Prioritise your immediate needs and develop a plan to systematically deal with the emergency. Make a plan and keep to it. Adjust your plan only as necessary to deal with changing circumstances.

Shout “HELLO” at the top of your voice and then listen attentively for one minute. Repeat after a while.

If you have anything metallic, like a frying pan, beat it for a good 10 seconds, stop and listen attentively.

If they can hear you, your group members (if they are nearby) will normally call out your name. Stay put and let them come to you. Do not scream “HELLO” again. Scream your friend’s name out aloud instead.

If it is dark, move nearest to where there is a gap or opening in the jungle. Change a dark coloured shirt for something bright.

Keep screaming. If there is still no response, take a few deep breaths and keep calm.

Arm yourself with a stick if you don’t have a machete. It will be your weapon for the rest of your situation. Look for pebbles and keep them as they are a handy weapon. Look carefully two metres around you for any sign that is man made.

If you have to move, go downhill, not up. This saves energy and will lead you to water.

Observe the sun as you walk. Is it behind you, on your left or right or in front of you?

Try and mark your trail but do it in a consistent manner. Break small twigs facing the direction you are heading and at chest level to indicate it was made by a human. You may also use a sharp object to mark trees facing you, for easy identification by rescuers. Break off large palm leaves and leaving them either on the ground or on tree barks pointing like an arrow to where you went.

When moving, make as much noise as possible. This will prevent any unwanted incidents with wildlife.

If you have to stop for a short or an overnight rest, try and find a clearing. This allows airborne rescuers to see you. If you have brightly coloured shirts or any material, spread them out in the gap area so that airborne rescuers can easily spot them.

If you need to stop for the night, gather all the twigs you can find and place them around your rest area like a fence.

Pull down rattans or creepers and use them as ropes to make a natural fence. Wildlife will avoid crashing against heavy concentrations of dried deadwood as this makes noise and exposes them to predators. Find dead bamboo and place them near you. Stamp on them whenever you hear wildlife, to scare them away.

Don’t stop at cascading rivers or waterfalls as the sounds of crashing water will prevent you from hearing potential calls or shouts from ground based rescuers.

Walking downhill and towards the river would be the best and fastest way to civilisation. Walk downstream and always arm yourself with a stick. Avoid muddy river banks. You may get stuck and there could always be crocodiles lurking nearby.

Always observe the vegetation. Is the forest thicker with lots of undergrowth or can you easily negotiate through the forest floor? Thick vegetation with lots of rattan and creepers indicates that the area was once cultivated, so you could be very near agriculture land and human population. The presence of small birds is also a sign that there are fruit plantations nearby.

If you see bigger trees, you could be walking deeper into the forest reserve. Avoid this!

Damaged vegetation or animal droppings can tell you about the type of wildlife there. Elephants tend to loiter near oil palm plantations and tigers prefer cattle farms.

Look for human footprints as these will lead to civilisation.

Garbage like small plastic bags and styrofoam containers means that people use the river for recreation.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Journey to nature - Taman Negara (Jerantut, Pahang)

Last Saturday (03/05/2008); I and few fellow friends went to Taman Negara (National Park) in Jerantut, Pahang. Journey by car from Klang to Jerantut Town takes about 3 hours as we are good driver which obeyed the rules. Then we use the land road to Taman Negara via Felda Padang Piol. For your info, There is 2 exit to Taman Negara from Jerantut ;-
1) using boat from Kuala Tembeling. Journey will take 2-3 hours with wonderfull scenery. Enjoy the green forest, passing thru Orang Asli settlement, experienced the rapid ect...

2) Using land road via Padang Piol. Journey will take about 1.5 - 2 hours. As im using this road, just read thru.

Photo : Road to Taman Negara. Beware of passing by animals

Along the journey to Kuala Tahan via Felda Padang Piol; we choose tu using the old road which located next to Pahang River. We reach Felda settlement and traditional Malay village such as Kg. Jong Berlabuh, Kg. Labu, Merting, Felda Sungai Retang, Kg. Pasir Tambang ect..

Thru the journey, we can see lot of villagers animals feely crossing the road or just landing in the middle of the road chatting each other.
Photo : One of the cow's group during journey to Kuala Tahan.

Along the road, I can see the Solar light (lamp) installed by road side. For me, is good afford by local authority. But, did they maintain and inspect the light; I don't think so. This because I can see more than 5 solar light already collaped.

Photo : Solar Light

Again, This is the most embarassing moments for local authority. I do understand that land slide is act of God, but please do something to prevent. In this case, its already happen, and according to villager in Kuala Tahan; this was occur last 2 weeks and the authority just move the things aside. Hey! this is the image of our country, please do something about its. May be you can assigned a watchman to ensure our journey is safe.

Photo : Area which affected by landslide. Nobody there to guide the motorist.

At last, we reach Kuala Tahan. What a relief! My bumm is already hot. Luckily our friend, Hasmadi which originated from Padang Piol familiar with the road. Oh... thanks to his father for his car. Ford is a reliable car.

Photo : Kuala Tahan Jetty

To be in Taman Negara, we must cross the river. If you brave enought, may be you can swim (just kidding). Just use the boatman service to cross the river for RM1.00 per person. During my last visit, the fee to cross the river just RM0.50 / person. Their reason for increase the fee? Harga minyak dah naik (The fuel price is increasing).

Photo : In the boat to cross the river. RM1.00 per person. If I know how to swim, I dare swim.

Here we are, TAMAN NEGARA.

Photo from left : Myself and En. Rusli.

To visitors to Taman Negara, when you step in Taman Negara jetty, please register yourself at their information counter and pay some fees.

Some of the photos during my visit to Taman Negara :-

Photo : Tourist Information Counter. Please look for this counter and register yourself.

Photo : This how the information looks like.

Photo : Fees you should pay during your stay (exclude accomodation)

Photo : Signage of the interesting places in Taman Negara. (just ignore the model)

Photo : Some of the Chalets. Alternatively, you can find nearby chalets or guest house which much-much more cheaper. Just ask the boatman or local people nearby.

Photo : Floating Restaurant.

Photo : Kuala Tahan view from Taman Negara.

However, our plan to enjoy the world largest canopy walkway can not be fullfilled due to bad weather. Lucky us, less than 10 minutes we walk out from Taman Negara, there was a heavy rain. We return back to Hasmadi's house at Padang Piol to take back the car. Again, we were treat by delicous lunch. Then, we continue our journey back to Klang. Since our planned is cancelled due to heave rain, we have plenty of time to spent with. We just drop by to Maran, Pahang to buy some Keropok. We reach Klang about 9.00PM.

What a great journey. Wht should I worry, tomorrow is sunday. I can sleep the whole day. Just wake up during prayers, and my wife will be fine.

If you wish to read more about my previous journey to Taman Negara or to gain more info about Taman Negara, feel free to surf this article and web :-
Journey to Taman Negara