Monday, August 14, 2006

ALLURING BEKELAH



This is probably our 3rd time to Bekelah Waterfall as a family. I don't know why but each time when we plan such excursions, each one of us will have our individual perception of the planned agendas and get ourselves prepared according to our own whims and fancies, much to iKelah's chagrin, hehe. This time, most of us thought that we were only going to wade and splash in the shallow river upfront and not up the waterfall as before. Thus we went with no extra attires to change when wet, wearing only our flip-flops. A certain 'someone' was even unaware of the planned outing till half an hour before the take-off! She was so furious that everyone conveniently forgot to inform her and thus went so unprepared and was especially annoyed because she had no time to charge the batteries of her camera! Huhuhu!

Our flip-flops were so inappropriate for jungle-trekking and rock-climbing but we managed fine nevertheless! ALhamdulillah! In the video, we may not look like seasoned jungle trekkers nor rock-climbers, with flip-flops and carrying 'jabe'(s) in each hand. But don't be duped! Indeed it was an arduous challenge and we were drenched with pouring sweat. The sweet satisfaction at the end was worth it, definitely! By the way, our hands were full as we took the liberty to carry back our rubbish home and not litter the place.

I am still in the midst of editing the video and might add extras clips later on. Hope you'll enjoy watching it and censor whatever that needs censored! :p

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26 comments:

Mama Sarah said...

menarik sungguh. my sarah pun seronok tengok. tak de laluan lain ke? tapi best nampak air jernih.

while i was watching, i said daring betul photographer, dahlah jalan bahaya ada batu2. lepas tu, scene ikelah cedera.

mynn said...

huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu tak dapat tengok video because i'm at work!

tak sabar nak balik ...

wah, bestnya adventures dith.

dr in the house said...

Mama Sarah- Glad to hear that Sarah loved watching it too, :p. Itulah laluan yang terbaik! hehe...dont expect nice paved pathway macam parks di sana...huhuhu

Mynn- harap it's not indah kabar saja, :p

Boogey said...

Improving the access road? Such project may damage the area. Also if the road is very good, the place will get crowded and crowd bring their problems as well. Bekerlah is still differently better from Hutan simpan Gunung Ledang etc simply because it still doesn`t have the maintenance and facilities and access road.

Queen Of The House said...

Very interesting! But is that trek the only the access to to the hutan lipur? I guess that would rule out families with small children???? You know, when I 'balik kampung' we do go to the waterfalls and picnic spots around Alor Setar .... hahaha nanti I pulak teringin nak buat video. My only wish is that they/we keep these nice spots in good condition. 'Our' lack-of-maintenance mentality is really sad.

Queen Of The House said...

Oh, your family should be lauded for bringing back your rubbish. If only everyone is as conscious as you guys!

pycnogenol said...

You guys may be drenched with pouring sweat, but the video is one perfect picture of a happy family!!

I'm just so envious.

hiyoshi said...

I can imagine that 'someone' just fuming about not being informed earlier about the trip.

Mesti sungai tu jadi suam-suam kuku kerana nak menyejukkan hatinya.

Mama Sarah said...

When I saw the video last night, there was no 'cerita' with it yet. Today, there's no video pulak. Still editing ke?

afie911 said...

Oh mau ikut!!!!!!!

mynn said...

you took off the video ke? baru je sampai kat rumah nak tengok ni ;(

abdullahjones said...

Saya babak akhir bebudak itu berbual bahasa Melayu. Lama tak dengar bebudak bercakap Melayu begitu. Bebudak kecil sini semua cakap orang putih. Terima kasih Doc.

kenakelayan said...

Eh?
Been working at home the past few days so tak tgk video (dialup very lembap). Now no video pulaks?

Nurelhuda said...

Why does the clip remind me of LOTR???
Strange!!!

NBB said...

lepas ni boleh buat movie untuk slot cerekarama.

dr in the house said...

Boogey- in that case, we need a good 4wd

Qoth- On reaching the place, there's a big lovely stream. Overhere there are places for picnics and it's safe for small kids.

Pycno- You can go there for your 3 hari dua malam (THDM)stints and it's absolutely free! just remember to bring your tents! (and food)

Hiyoshi- Aik? Macam boleh menyelam perassan yek? :p

Mama- Kalau jadi edit I'll tell you

Afie- Nak ikut macam mana? Awak study 24 jam!

Mynn- Dah tengok belom?

AJ- Tahun ni tak balik Malaya ke?

KKL-Mama, Papa and F balik 2 hari lepas, dtg ambil Socks. Lupa beritahu Socks was here all these while! SHe was so takut, she kept inside her bekas initially! Penakut habis!

Nurelhuda- No the song is not from LOTR my dear! :p

nbb- TV3 nak beli ke? Yelah kalau Siti yg pergi Bekelah buat video, sure TV3 berebut nak bayar juta lemon!

Boogey said...

4WD lagi hazardous. Sopi ngan Momat sebat bawok redah jala orang kat pantai Beseroh tu.

easylady said...

malu nak tanya.. tapi nak tanya juga curious.. lebih kurang kat mana ni sungai bekelahni?

Boogey said...

Tak overnight ke? Buat basecamp and venture up higher ke?

Ikelah said...

it was about 1 hr climb from the first camp, where the road ends. then it was a winding path going uphill for about 15 minutes before the steep climb from the base of the waterfall.

isk awak pernah ke sampai di bekelah boogey? jerangkang memang tak pernah...100% sure. 21-23 ogos kawe ambil cuti nak trekking jerangkang. jom gi... ajak p5 dan khin... dan lain lain.

crimsonskye said...

Hehe.. maybe nurelhuda was reminded of LOTR because the way all of you went on rock-climbing. So many arduous climbing scenes in LOTR too :)

"Lepas makan, mandi pastu perut buncit?"

haha.. did I get that correct?

Anyway the background song is lovely too. (this is something that reminds me of LOTR too.. haha..) Please can you tell who the artist is?

ifos said...

crimsonskye: LOL! mule2 tu topik perbualan berkisar ttg kesan duduk selepas jogging --> enlarged bottom??!! then pasal lepas makan mandi perut jadi buncit. Haha. Tah betul tidak.

The background song is taken from the sountrack of one of my fave movies, Gladiator. Sung by Enya. Kut.

Boogey said...

Kawe memang dah ambil cuti 21-25 Ogos ni. Memang free sangat lah untuk trekking jerangkang pada 21 Ogos ni. Pang5 pun cuti jugak rasanya. Boleh pow peralatan memanjat dia.
Kalau ikut timing, Salina due 20 Ogos ni. Bukan kawe dapat tolong apa apa pun. Daripada duduk tercongok kat situ, baik gi jerangkang. Kalau orang kutuk pun, boleh share sama sama sebab awok beri cadangan, Pang5 ekomplis dan kalau ada Khin sekali dah boleh bahagi-bahagi 25% sorang jek. Kira impact kutuk tu dah tak focus la.

drroza said...

Eleh Boogey, awok ni kalau bab planning benda jahat nombor satu tapi bila time nak execute awok cabut lari, haha

mynn said...

finally back from work & got to see the video

wah, i'm impressed :) nice to see the whole family. everyone looks the same i couldnt differentiate between the mother & daughters. Tergelak tengok Maman's poses. impressed looking at the periuk kera & sole mushroom (LOL).

my only wish is that you'd put up ikelah's lovely pictures on the blog too, you know, for me to gawk at.

btw - guna program apa utk edit the video? remarkable.

crimsonskye
i was half expecting a gladiator. sbb the soundtrack is from that movie, hehehe. ifos - not enya lah. it's a Lisa Gerrard (i know from listening to the director commentary of the dvd. scott ridley heard lisa gerrard on radio while working on the movie and immediately wanted her in the soundtrack) . Her voice is so haunting in the movie.

crimsonskye said...

Lisa Gerrard! Padan la... the haunting quality sounds so familiar. I first heard her from The Insider.

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