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Many hikers might have been to Gunung Lambak (or Mount Lambak) due to its proximity to Singapore and its relatively easy summit trail which takes around 3-4 hours to complete. However, not many hikers know that Gunung Lambak offers quite a few side trails to different points of interest which can make the trek a lot more challenging.
Here are our top 3 points of interest at Gunung Lambak which most hikers probably do not know about.
1) The Second Summit
If you have seen Gunung Lambak from Kluang town, you would have noticed two obvious humps indicating the presence of a second summit. The trek to the second summit is rather straightforward, although it is an extra hour effort for the return journey. There is no view at the second summit as it is forested but if you are lucky, you might meet some local grandpas practising Tai Chi at the open space. You can even have a sit at the three long-standing plastic chairs there.
Date: 21st (Sat) to 22nd (Sun) Mar 2015 (2D1N)
Pricing: SGD 165 per pax
Meeting Point: 630am at Lavender MRT Station Exit A
Group Size: 10 – 15
Mount Ophir, or Gunung Ledang, is a 1,276m tall mountain situated at northwest Johor in Malaysia. It’s one of the most popular mountains in the region and was said to be the most climbed mountain in the country. On the first day of the trip, we will take a hike to the Twin falls at Kolam Gajah and camp at CP4 for the night. We will finish the adventure on the second day with a sunrise hike to the summit.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Meeting Point: 630am at Lavender MRT Station Exit A
Group Size: 16
Pelepah Falls, also known as Lumbong Falls, is made up of a series of waterfall cascades. It is located at the outskirts of Kota Tinggi just 56km north of Johor Bahru. Offering a challenging yet relatively short river trek (~5 hours return), the trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate hikers. We will end the day with a dinner and firefly cruise along Johor River.
Photo courtesy of Nan
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Event: Dragon Boat Orientation Program @ Marina Reservoir
Date: Sunday, 14th Sept 2014 (845 AM – 12 PM) at Kallang Water Venture Club
Description: Row with us in Marina Reservoir with its spectacular city skyline backdrop of Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, and Marina Bay Sands. The program will start off with a physical warm up and some dry land coaching (correct method of holding paddle, paddling techniques and commands etc) before on-board rowing. We will launch the dragon boat from Kallang Water Venture near the mouth of Kallang River and into Marina Reservoir and towards Marina Barrage (if time permits). The Dragon Boat Orientation Course is suitable for those who want a taste of team rowing, and to enjoy building comradeship with like-minded people.
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Event: Horse riding at Riders Lodge, Johor Malaysia
Date: Saturday, 12th July 2014 (Full Day)
Meeting Point: 0700 am at taxi stand outside Marsiling MRT Station
Description: This will be a day trip to Riders Lodge in Malaysia, (http://www.riderslodge.com.my/) about an hour’s drive away from Singapore. We will go for an hour of horse- riding lesson in the morning, followed by 1.5 hours of riding along the forest trail in the afternoon. Transport to Riders Lodge and back to Singapore is included. We will stop for breakfast at a coffeeshop in Johor enroute to Riders Lodge. We will have lunch at nearby Kulai town (about 20 mins drive away from the lodge) and dinner in Johor Bahru before returning back to Singapore at night.
Event: Mount Ophir (Gunung Ledang) Summit Hike
Date: Saturday, 21st June 2014 (Full Day)
Description: Mount Ophir, or Gunung Ledang, is a 1,276m tall mountain situated at northwest Johor in Malaysia. It’s one of the most popular mountains in the region and was said to be the most climbed mountain in the country. For this trip, we will be taking the Sagil trail up and down. We will set off from Singapore at 530am and expect to complete the hike by sunset. After that, we will wash up and have a good dinner before returning to Singapore.
Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir, is a great training ground for hikers. There are several possible routes up to the summit, suitable for the different genres of hikers. For the adventurous, there is even a route with obstacle course available. In this article, we will share with you on what “obstacles” you will encounter and tips on how to overcome them.