Sunday, October 7, 2012

A trip to the forests...

 6th October 2012 the CS made a trip to FRIM Kepong. This is the second time we have visited FRIM. There were 46 of us (some dropped out the last minute),  a busload with Edward and Darrissa in their car.

It's so nice to visit a forest in the city. Must say that the FRIM has done quite a good job in keeping the place and organizing the activities for us. We were divided to Team A and Team B. The tour guide took us around...visited the museum and then hiked into the forest. The guide did a great job in explaining the plants to us...I've learnt quite a lot that day.

The beginning of the hike....we were taken to a pond where we clapped hands to attract the attention of the big arowana fishes in the pond. Not sure how that works but we saw two huge arowanas.
 The guide explaining to us the various types of wood here. This has three types of wood...the first is the type used to build boats, bridges and it is still strong and solid. The third type of wood is already rotting. The children were very attentive and inquisitive. I am sure they have learnt more about the forest here than in their class.
 The canopy...this is something which this forest is well-known for. This very canopy had made its way to the National Geographic. Most impressive and majestic. Never fail to awe me....
 Something informative here. Look at the grows upwards. The guide told us that bananas that grow upwards instead of downwards is poisonous.
 The canopy walk....only four at a time and we were not allowed to group together. Those who didn't want to go for the canopy walk went back to base while the rest of us went on with our hike. Great experience even for a person who is afraid of heights like me. Get to see KL city too.
 When we came downhill, we were hot and sweaty. The kids saw water and they wanted to go in for a dip. Water is very clean and clear this end as it is higher up. They were not allowed to have a dip as we had to get to the base for lunch.
 Reached the base, had lunch and we were off again for treasure hunt. It was back into the forest again. This group....Awesome...was the first to complete the hunt but didn't win as their purpose was to complete the hunt as fast as they could.
 A trip to the waterfall.....the kids wanted this very much. They had great fun playing in the water.
A bigger view of the waterfall....The adults climbed to the higher point. The smaller children were at the lower point. Was quite scary as the rocks were slippery.

Left FRIM slightly after four. I was totally exhausted. Slept all the way back. Thank God for the great weather and protection. Was a good trip for all of us.

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