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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

a visit to Sir James Brooke's bungalow in Bukit Serumbu_pictures taken by Robert Yeoh / 2


THIS IS THE TOUGHEST JUNGLE TREKKING AMONG THE OTHER JUNGLE TREKKING WHICH I HAVE BEEN. A 3 hOURS UP AND A 3 HOURS DOWN. CERTAIN PARTS CAN SLIPPERY AND TRICKY, NO BUILD PATH, JUST A SIMPLE TRAIL AND YOU NEED TO GRAP THE BAMBOOS TO GO UP OR COME DOWN. ONE HAS TO BE VERY FIT OR PERHAPS BREAK UP THE TRAIL INTO SECTION WALK WHICH MAY TAKES EVEN LONGER.
Location: SINIAWAN, BAU
THE HERITAGE TRAIL ON BUKIT SERUMBU.
MNS REPRESENTATIVE ROSE AU MEETING THE PENGHULU OF SINIAWAN Mr.LAI SHEY HIONG WHO GRACIOUSLY GIVES US A VERY WARM WELCOME TO SINIAWAN.
THE DESTINATION TO VISIT THE SITE OF THE WHITE RAJA JAMES BROOKE COTTAGE WHERE NATURALIST ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE WAS THERE FOR HIS EXPEDITION.
MIXED DIPTEROCARP FOREST WITH TAPANG TREES ARE LOCATED.
GOING THROUGH PENINJAU LAMA, A BIDAYUH KAMPUNG WHERE YOU CAN FIND DURIAN TREES, LANGSAT ON THE LOWLAND AND GOING THROUGH BAMBOO GROVE.
JUST CURIOUS THIS IS BELIMBING SARRAWAK, A JUNGLE EDIBLE FRUIT KNOWN TO THE BIDAYUH BAU AS BUAH GRUMING,BELIMBING DAYAK,BUAH UCUNG TO THE IBAN(POINTED FRUIT AND LAST FRUIT OF THE SEASON). THE FRUIT IS SWEET WHEN RIPEN. SIMILAR TASTE TO THE BUAH RAMBAI EXCEPT IT IS SWEET.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH 2 BIDAYUH GUIDES,Mr. STEPHEN EXTREME LEFT AND MARTIN WE ARE VERY HONOURED TO HAVE Dr KIT PEARCE TO BE WITH US.
TAPANG TREES OR TAPANG KOOMPASIA THE TALLEST STANDING UP TO 60 feet OR MORE. THE HOME OF THE RED BEES. THE HONEY HARVESTED FROM FROM THE TAPANG TREES CAN FETCHED AS MUCH AS RM80 PER KG
SCENE FROM MIDPOINT.
GIANT FERNS PROBABLY ATTRACTED MR. WALLACE TO REMAIN IN THE RAJA'S COTTAGE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO STUDY THE NATURAL HISTORY HERE.
ANOTHER INTERESTING SPECIES.
THE HUGH BOULDERS AREA WHERE THE WHITE RAJA JAMES BROOKE AND ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE WERE HERE BEFORE.

1 comment:

  1. Nowadays you see far less cottages than before. While the inhabitants develops and then the need for houses does also, the remedy would seem to be develop up-wards with more and more three storey houses becoming available, this is the recommended strategy in comparison to cottages which take up far more floor area. Some would perhaps understand this as having a bungalow is far more unique than in the last.
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