Chin Swee Caves Temple

I used to watch ancient Chinese fantasy dramas where they featured beautiful god, goddesses and fairies and I will always be fascinated by the divine beauties and the fantasy of it. I still do watch that sort of costume drama every now and then upon recommendations by drama addicts like myself to pass time.

The stories like Journey to the West, Goddess of Mercy, Neza, Goddess Nuwa, the Four Heavenly Kings and many more made quite an impression on me and although it has been told many times in different ways and different adaptations, I still couldn’t get bored watching them. I suppose, I’m the romantic sort of person and I like such escapism.

Watching those ancient Chinese dramas sometimes makes me feel like I’m part of the tale. Sometimes I would imagine that I am a fairy princess or a Queen in Wonderland.

There are times where I wish that I belonged in the realms of Gods, and while I’m a mere mortal and does not belong in such world, I was fortunate enough to be given a chance to somewhat explore the realm of mortal, heaven and hell for a day. Well, almost. That’s a little exaggerating but that is how it felt like when my family and I visited Chin Swee Caves Temple two weeks back during one of our media trip with Resort World Genting.

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Located at 4,600 feet above sea level, the temple is about 5–10 minutes’ drive from the peak of the mountain. There is plenty to see in the vicinity of the temple, even if you are not a worshipper. The temple itself is divided into a few sections and is one of the major tourist attractions in Genting Highlands. You don’t need to be a believer to visit the temple. As Chin Swee Caves Temple is a tourist attraction, people from all walk of life is welcome to visit. It is a place of worship, and therefore, no entrance fees is imposed. Offerings, monetory donations for temple maintenence on the other hand is welcomed.

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As a non believer, I could say that the temple is divided into three ‘realms’, which is The Mortal Realm, Hell Realm and The Heavenly Realm. Or perhaps, one could commonly refer to it as Heaven, Hell and Earth.

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Part of the Mortal Realm is the place of worship. A prayer hall where prayers are offered and divinations are asked from the temple deities.

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Entrance to the Chin Swee Caves Temple is guarded by four divine guards, two on each entrance of the temple. I’m not quite familiar with the guard statues that’s guarding the temple entrance but I was told that the four guards are actually the devils who tried to burn and kill Chin Swee Deity. However they failed and ended up becoming the guardians of the deity.

Chin Swee Caves Temple is the home to the divine Chin Swee Deity. Here’s a video introduction on the history of Chin Swee Caves Temple and how and why it was built by Miss Irene Chua, the PR of Resort World Genting.

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Chin Swee Deity’s statue sat grandly at the altar. Here is where devotees burn incense as prayer offering and asks for divination or fortune tellings.

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Prayer items. Gold paper offering, incense, fortune telling sticks and divination stones.

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Devotees burning incense as an offer of their prayers to the deity.

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Devotees burning the paper at the burning chamber for praying purposes.

Asking for divination from the deity via the fortune telling sticks. The person would pray and ask question silently before taking the container and shaking it til one of the sticks fall out. There are numbers or wordings on it that represent the answer to their prayers or questions and they can get it intrepreted by priest or priestess in the temple.

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Chin Swee Caves temple may look very homey and intricately build. But the truth is that it was painstakingly built inaide a large cave, hence the name. Here’s one obvious part of the temple that still looks like a cave, the holy water spring.

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Darkly mysterious, the water spring is believed to have healing properties,and visitors would usually have a sip of it for cleansing or blessing purposes.

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Part of the mortal realm in Chin Swee Caves temple is a beautiful manmade garden.

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The garden is inhabited by turtles.

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Turtles is usually associated with prosperity and longevity and here’s their little sanctuary in Chin Swee Caves Temple.

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Part of the Chin Swee Temple, the Goh Tong Hall. Named after the founder of Resort World Genting, the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong.

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Closer look at the Goh Tong Hall

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Beautiful scenery. This spot is a favourite among vistors for photohraphy purposes.

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Moving further from the Mortal Realm, there’s Hell and Heavenly Realm.

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To reach the Heaven, one would have to make a trip through the path in Journey to enlightment and pass through the tortures of Hell.

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A giant Buddha statue can be seen sitting serenely at the hilltop, guarding the path to Heaven and Hell.

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There is a few levels of Hell and it is pretty gory and horrifyingly graphic. Since I’m not a huge fan of anything terrifying or horrid, I’ll just share a few things. Like most Hell depicted in major religions of the world like Christian and Islam, Hell is a place where mortals goes after their death to receive their retributions for their evil deeds and wrongdoings when they were alive.

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Punishments are usually severe and merciless and executed without any mercy.

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After walking through hell over here, one would literally repent and do good. The punishment is beyond human understandings and endurance.

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The last phase of Hell. The memory management. Part of Buddhists belief is that one soul can be reborn many times. But to enter a new life and be reborn and live in a new incarnation, one will have to forget everything about their past life. For that to be possible, those who are going to be reborn will be given the soup of forgetfulness ‘Meng Po Ting’ before being thrown back to Earth in their new incarnation. All the memories of their past life will be erased.

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To be reincarnated as human in the next life or not depends on one’s good deeds.

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Hell is not forever. At least at Chin Swee Caves Temple it is not. Once you’re done taking a stroll through Hell, you will stumble upon the statue of a Buddha and it will point you to the pathway of heaven where heavenly beings and creatures awaits your arrival.

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Guan Yin, Goddess of Mercy is one of the deity that you will stumble upon before proceeding to Heaven.

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Heavenly beings spotted.

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Here’s a scene where seven Fairies escorting the Jade Empress, the wife of the Jade King, the ruler of Heaven.

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The three Gods. Also known as the Three Stars or in Chinese, Sanxing. They are Fu, Lu, and Shou, the personification of Prosperity (Fu), Status (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) in the Chinese traditional religion. The term is commonly used in Chinese culture to denote the three attributes of a good life.

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One of my favourite story from the Chinese folklore,Journey to The West, depicting the adventure of the Monk Xuan Zhang and his diciples to the West on order to obtain the sacred Sutras. In this story, he is guarded by three protectors who agree to help him as an atonement for their sins. These disciples are Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Zhu Wuneng and Sha Wujing, together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang’s steed, a white horse.

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The mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong.

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A Pagoda can be seen from ‘Heaven’. It is open to visitors from 10am to 4pm daily.

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Breathtaking view from the top of the temple ground.

To see the depiction of heaven and hell via realistic scene brought to life through statues is indeed interesting and educational to me and my family. Should you have a chance to drive up to Genting Highlands, do drop by this place and give it a visit with an open mind. For what it’s worth, Chin Swee Temple is much more than just a place of worship. It is a gateway to another world.

To drive up, refer to Waze or Google Map. Below is the address for your reference.

Chin Swee Caves
Genting Highland
69000 Genting Highland,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Affordable Holiday Getaway: Genting Highlands

With a blink of the eye, 2015 is already coming to it’s end. November and December in Malaysia is usually associated with the dreadful monsoon and rainy days. Not quite a favourite among parents and young children as coincidentally, November and December also happens to be school holidays.

School holiday is a season where most parents would love to take some time off and spend some quality time with their children. While I wouldn’t exactly recommend you to go for holidays in the East Coast where the monsoon hits hard, I’d say a short getaway is still possible for those who want to go for a retreat or a day trip.

Understandably, budget can be quite an issue these days due to the depreciation of Ringgit Malaysia value and traveling to international destinations can be quite costly, so here’s recommending a domestic holiday destination that you might want to consider in November/December 2015; Genting Highlands.

Genting Highlands, although much more well known to the world as a gambler’s heaven is more than just a gambling den. It has much more to offer than just the casinos.

Here’s sharing with you an affordable school holiday travel ideas without having to splurge your Ringgits.

While on your way up, stop by and visit Chin Swee Caves Temple.

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It’s picturesque and the best part? It costs nothing. Being a place of worship, no entrance fees whatsoever is imposed. Donations for temple maintenence however, is welcomed.

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Located at 4,600 feet above sea level, the temple is about 5–10 minutes’ drive from the peak of the mountain, there is plenty to see in the vicinity of the temple, even if you are not a worshipper. Apart of a giant Buddha and Goddess of Mercy’s statues, you’ll discover that the temple also offers journey to enlightment through the depiction of heaven and hell via realistic scene brought to life through statues.

To drive up, refer to Waze or Google Map. Below is the address for your reference.

Chin Swee Caves
Genting Highland
69000 Genting Highland,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Done visiting and exploring Chin Swee Caves Temple? Feeling famished? Drive up to the peak and have buffet lunch at Coffee Terrace at the Lobby Level of Genting Grand Hotel.

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Savour dishes from the opened kitchen buffet concept eg Local, Flavors of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Japanese & Western Asian. There are also varieties of appetizer, salads and desserts on the buffet spread.

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Flavours of Malaysia ranged from homey dishes to favourite hawker fares.

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Chinese food selection also offers a variety of local favourites.

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Western delights.

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Traveler’s tip from me:Take your time and indulge your inner gluttons at Coffee Terrace. It doesn’t even cost a a bomb,considering the location that is usually known as a gambler and tourists’ trap. From 1st to 30th November 2015, you can enjoy buffet lunch spread at Coffee Terrace for just RM38 per pax of adult and RM19 per child. Buffet lunch time: 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm. Do note that the rate is only applicable on weekdays and non public holidays only.

Coffee Terrace
Lobby Level of Genting Grand Hotel
69000 Genting Highland,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Walk in welcomed. For bookings and inquiries, click HERE

When you are done having your tummy satiated, it’s time to get your mind entertained. There are plenty of ongoing shows at the Genting International Showroom. Right now, there is one ongoing magic show that I could personally recommend for the whole family; Ed Alonzo The Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem.

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Fairly interactive and engaging, the show will keep you hooked.

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Ed Alonzo, one of America’s foremost comedic magicians has appeared in a number of television shows, will be showcasing his magic cum circus like show from 7th November 2015 to 13th March 2016.

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Aso known as the ‘Misfit Magician’ for his famous madcap sense of humour, Ed Alonzo will be showcasing his magic cum circus like show, he will make you wish that you’re part of his mad circus.

Psycho Circus of Magic & Mayhem is priced from RM88 (PS2), RM128 (PS1) to RM168 (VIP). Children’s ticket price are at RM48 (PS2), RM68 (PS1) and RM88 (VIP). For bookings and inquiries on the show, you may check out HERE

Too tired to drive down and would like to extend your day trip and have a relaxing R&R up in Genting Highlands? Just stay for a night, then. First World Hotel is offering rooms at a very reasonable rate.

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Book online for First World Hotel room promotion at just RM55 nett for a Standard Room one night stay. Or opt to stay in the new XYZ Deluxe room for just RM80.

All infos are correct at time of publication. For more information, please call 03 – 2718 1118 or visit for more information.

Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival 2015

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3rd Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival – Malaysia’s Biggest Indoor Exhibition for Bikers and Cyclists “Riders for the Future” is the theme for the 3rd Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival which will witness the biggest gathering of bikers and cyclists from all over Malaysia from 3rd December (Thursday) to 6th December (Sunday) 2015 at the CIDB Malaysia Convention Centre, Cheras Kuala Lumpur. Being the organizer for the past two consecutive years WSF Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. is proud to organize the event once again this year for the 3rd time. Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC) and KUSTOMSIX are the major partners for this year with the collaboration from another nine organizations who never want to miss the opportunity to be together in this auspicious occasion. They are:

Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

Polis DiRaja Malaysia

Skuad Muda JPJ Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia Centre (Matic)

Radio IP (Official IP Radio Partner)

RHB Bank (Official Banking Partner)

Quantum Petroleum (Official Lubricant Partner)

Realizing the need to help boosting the economic setting of Malaysia through tourism industry, the Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival 2015 will also be the meeting point for the people from the two wheels industry and the fans from Malaysia and ASEAN countries as well as promoting Kuala Lumpur as the hub of two wheels tourism. Our counterparts from Indonesia and Thailand will also bring custom made bikes all the way from their home land to show their creativity and variety of craft they can make on a piece of two wheels vehicle. A few Malaysia builders will also show their masterpiece in the festival.

In continuation of the previous years, the 3rd Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival will keep on raising fund for the orphanage, the needy and the Down Syndrome Kids where a sum of the collection will be donated.

This festival will once again be attended by a mixed range of visitors and the organiser is targeting 10,000 visitors per day to the event where the vicinity venue is only 10 minutes away from the city centre. Visitors can expect to get something under their belts’ when it comes to terms of interactive activities and programmes during the festival; among others will be the award in the Malaysia Book of Record for 2500 units’ custom street bikes which will show the creativity and quality of Malaysia’s motorcycles builders and the gathering of 3000 Yamaha RXZ owners from the first model up to the current model in conjunction with the celebration of 30 years Yamaha RXZ in Malaysia.

The visitors will also be entertained by the performances of new music band in the battle of the band competition, in which the winner will be offered to sign a contract with well-known local music recording company. The hall will be roaring by the sound of the bands and the 2 wheelers.

The organizer believes the exhibitors and sponsors will get more bang for the buck by their participations in the festival which run for four days from Thursday to Sunday. The first day will be the day for trade business and the rest of the days are open for the public. The visitors will also enjoy the Year End Sale (YES 2015) offer for two wheels vehicles.

Among the other activities will be
“Ceramah Perdana” by Ustaz Akhil Hayy on 3rd December, 8:30pm.
Rock & Ride Concert by Lost Cowboy & Friends on 5 December, 9:00pm
Performance by local artist, Ms Nadia Johary. Among other Biker’s artist will be Awie (wings), Black (wings) & Cat Farish and more.

Pizza Hut and KFC World Hunger Relief Charity Concert

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The yearly initiative from KFC and Pizza Hut Malaysia to help end world hunger sees another great success this year, with a total of RM3.6 million collected which will be channeled towards the poor across Malaysia, as well as the United Nations World Food Programme. A charity concert was held to commemorate the campaign’s success.

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The guest of honour and WHR’s Royal Patron, The Permaisuri of Johor, DYMM Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah was present to grace the event. YB Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Bin Abu Kassim, Chairman of QSR Brands, Belkacem Benzaza, Head of UN Humanitarian Response Depot, United Nations World Food Programme, Madelene Sachi, Chief Legal Officer Asia and Add Hope & Deliver Hope Ambassador Asia, YUM! Asia Franchise also came to show their support at the glorious event alongside KFC & Pizza Hut Malaysia’s WHR spokesperson; Scha Alyahya.

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The concert featured performances by local singing sensations namely Anuar Zain, Ning Baizura, and Misha Omar whom all mesmerized the audience with their wonderful performances.

Kembara #dekatje: Asam Pedas Kuala Kubu Bharu

Tourists often mistaken Kuala Kubu Bharu as a quiet, sleepy town in Selangor, but the town located 70 km from the capital of Kuala Lumpur reveals a history that is both enriching and charming. The historic city were planted with high-value specialty trees like mahagony and tembusu and the tropical rain forest there have been home to plants and animals. Famous among birdwatchers, Kuala Kubu Bharu is also a heaven for foodies, provided you know where to find it.

There’s plenty of nice and affordable eats in Kuala Kubu Bharu, but here’s recommending you one if you are Asam Pedas fan.

Here’s one where you can enjoy authentic King Prawn Asam Pedas at a very reasonable price: Asam Pedas Kuala Kubu Bharu. My family and I discovered this gem after our trip to Kalumpang with Tourism Malaysia Selangor.

Despite of our hearty lunch, we still feel like having something to eat after that before heading home, and we ended up here, having Asam Pedas instead of getting typically light things to eat as our snacks.

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The small restaurant is located at the food court of Dataran Kuala Kubu Bharu. Their specialty? Assorted Asam Pedas with King Prawn variety being their chef’s recommended dish.

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The restaurant could accommodate decent amount of guests.

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Asam pedas in the making

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Asam Pedas Udang Galah (King Prawns)

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The portion is huge and the prawn was really big, but go easy on the gravy.

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It’s not for the faint hearted.

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Highly flavoured, the gravy should be taken with a plate of piping hot rice.

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We also ordered their Asam Pedas Ikan, which was delicious as well.

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A side of stir fried shredded cabbage with crispily fried anchovies as a an accompanying dish to balance out all the oceanic goodness.

For more info on Asam Pedas Kuala Kubu Bharu, please visit their FB page HERE

Kembara #dekatje: Picnic Lunch at Kalumpang Resorts and Training Centre

Our 4×4 experience was out of this world and we were brought back to the resort still adrenaline high from all of the excitements, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and as the sun rises high above our head, our memorable 2D1N visit ended there too. The whole trip was nothing short of magical, and while we wished that we could stay longer, come noon, it’s time for us to check out of Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre and go back to the real world.

But before we went back, our host graciously prepared lunch for us to enjoy. We were told that it’s specially prepared by the ladyboss of Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre. This time it was served picnic style under a tree, but just when we were about to pile up our plates, it got rainy and we ended up having our lunch intimately under the gazebo nearby instead, kampung style.

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Our lunch spread consists of assorted kampung style dishes and a special fish soup known as ‘Sup Istimewa Kalumpang’. The soup was especially addictive. Made from fish chunks and assorted mushrooms, it is not only appetizing but tummy warming too.

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The food were served in clay pots. From top left; cucumber and pineapple salad, Sambal Tumis Petai , Ikan Masak Sambal, Hati Ayam Berempah, Asam Pedas Ikan and Bayam Goreng.

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And last but not least, fresh tropical fruits to cleanse our palates with.

Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre definitely have more to offer guests than just team building packages and extreme sports activities, but have plenty of culinary delights for you to indulge in as well. If you are not into rough stuff and just wants some R&R or wants to embark in some culinary adventure, you may contact them and make that request and they will do their best to cater to your needs.

For more info and inquiries, please refer to the information below.


Head Office:
Lot 426 & 427 Jalan Sg Inki,Kg Pasir Putih, Kalumpang 44100 Kerling, Hulu Selangor, Selangor
Tel : 03-6049 1969
Fax : 03-6049 1087
Email : [email protected][email protected]

Kembara #dekatje: 4×4 Jungle Experience

2015 is definitely an adventurous year for me. Not only I went birdwatching and explore mangrove forest in the rain, but rock climbing and river tubing as well. Most of these priceless experience is courtesy of our good friends in Tourism Malaysia Selangor. They have been going all out to promote undiscovered gems in Selangor, and it’s been an honour and privilege to join them in their quest to bring in more visitors and tourists to explore and experience Selangor.

Another precious thing that my family and I get to experience during our previous trip with Tourism Malaysia Selangor is the extreme jungle experience with a 4WD or 4×4.

If you have been following my blog post or have been watching videos on the Kembara #dekatje series on my family’s YouTube channel, you would realize that Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre provide all kinds of packages to cater your team building and family day needs, and that includes extreme sports like abseiling, tubing, river crossing and off-roading. While we did not manage to experience abseiling and river crossing during our trip to Kalumpang, we did get to enjoy river tubing and jungle experience in a 4×4 vehicle.

Here’s sharing with you our experience jn the jungle with a 4×4 drive. 4×4
translates to a vehicle with 4 wheels powered by 4 wheels that can go all direction in rough terrains.

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Our ranger and jungle guide, with our rugged 4×4 ride.

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Here’s us, prepping our photography equipments and getting into our ride. One 4×4 vehicle can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 passengers.

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Our rough adventure begins. We departed just after our snacking session and seriously had no idea that the ride would most probably make us lose the snacks in the tummy if we had motion sickness. Yes. It was really a rough ride. I’d likened it to riding a terribly bumpy roller coaster without the seatbelts or going through an earthquake in a small room without any actual thing to hang on to.

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View from our 4×4; other team’s vehicle

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Venturing deeper into the jungle

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After about 30 minutes of a rough ride or so, our vehicle got stuck in a huge hole and we got stuck in the middle of the jungle. Did I feel scared? Strangely, no. In fact, I was a bit excited. And my son, AlienGoTravel too. He was asking me if we’ll be staying for the night in the jungle this time. It must have been the adrenaline rush that struck us fearless or something.

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Trying figure out how to get out of trouble and back on track.

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Friend from Malaysia Backpacker, giving a victory pose after our vehicle managed to be released. Obviously he was relieved. As much as we all would love to stay for a night in the jungle, the thought of starving and not having provisions and going hungry in the middle of the jungle does not exactly appeal much to us.

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The boys, giving a macho killer pose with our ride after our jungle trekking session.

It was indeed an experience of a lifetime, and if you’re to ask me if I’d do it again, I would tell you that I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre provides an affordable package as low as RM100 for a combination of extreme activities. For more info and inquiries, please refer to the information below.


Head Office:
Lot 426 & 427 Jalan Sg Inki,Kg Pasir Putih, Kalumpang 44100 Kerling, Hulu Selangor, Selangor
Tel : 03-6049 1969
Fax : 03-6049 1087
Email : [email protected][email protected]

Kembara #dekatje: Teabreak session at Kalumpang Resorts and Training Centre

The boys were famished after the training session and so, our ever gracious host served us with snacks under the passionfruit tree despite the fact that it is not even lunch time yet.

A small picnic table was set up under a passionfruit tree with local delights spread for our gastronomic pleasure.

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Simple traditional savouries and sweet dessert were served to replenish the calories burnt during the training.

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Lempeng and a side of savoury pumpkin gravy. Not something I’m familar with but it was out of this world.

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Black coffee and sago dessert. Not a fan of either coffee or sweet things, but a mouthful of the sago dessert drizzled with palm sugar molass and coconut milk will warrant you for seconds.

Let’s hear what the boys have to say about our little teatime session in this Kembara #dekatje video.

Although I could hear some of us ladies jokingly grumble about ruined diet throughout our tea break, we were all happy with the arrangement made for us. The host really did goes all out to make our stay memorable, I must say.

Kembara #dekatje: Teambuilding Activities at Kalumpang Resorts and Training Centre

After breakfast, it’s time for some workout. We proceed to the training ground after our heavy breakfast of Nasi Lemak for some team building activities. The team building activities was hosted by the resort. There are plenty of challenging things you will experience if you sign up for their team building package, but here’s sharing what the boys in our entourage did when we were there;

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Our host, giving a thorough briefing and instruction on what should be done in order to accomplish the tasks given.

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The first task was putting together a series of plastic pole and make it stand erect on the ground by using ropes.

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Working together is the key to accomplishing the task given

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Getting it up is not easy, I kid you not. The boys takes more than 15 minutes to get it done.

Let’s hear what my Kembara #dekatje co-host, Kos Serani have to say about it. Video was recorded in Bahasa Malaysia.

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Second activity was walking with giant shoes.

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This takes more than just working together. It takes great hand and legs coordination along with great communication skill to walk together by using this giant shoes.

Although the boys did not manage to complete the tasks given within stipulated time, they had fun nevertheless, and learned quite some things about being teamplayers.

For more information on teambuilding and training packages, please contact:


Lot 426 & 427 Jalan Sg Inki,Kg Pasir Putih, Kalumpang 44100 Kerling, Hulu Selangor, Selangor

Tel : 03-6049 1969
Fax : 03-6049 1087

Email : [email protected][email protected]

Kembara #dekatje: Kampung Style Breakfast at Kalumpang Resorts and Training Centre

Morning at Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre seems to be a big thing for everyone. You can see guests jogging around or frolicking in the river for an early morning swim as early as 7am over here.

It must be the green environment that makes people want to kick start their morning in such an active way. One thing for sure, it is very refreshing to be able to workout so close to nature and breathe in fresh air instead of working out in a gym that reek with sweaty smell.

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Breakfast is generally included with the room packages in Kalumpang Resorts and Training Centre. This is what we had for breakfast during our stay. Typical traditional Malaysian breakfast of Nasi Lemak with condiments, traditional pink pancakes and black coffee to perk you up.

Guests who sign up for training packages or rooms may make special request or plan their meals in advance here in Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre. So if you have any special dietery requirement, just let them know and they will accomodate you.

For more information on how you can plan your meals during your stay here, please contact:


Lot 426 & 427 Jalan Sg Inki,Kg Pasir Putih, Kalumpang 44100 Kerling, Hulu Selangor, Selangor

Tel : 03-6049 1969
Fax : 03-6049 1087

Email : [email protected][email protected]