14 June 2014
After 5 hours of driving from southern of Malaysia, we reach the silent little village, Sungai Lembing. The village that only have one main street. There is only one coffee shop on the street. Believe or not, the guys are just amazing. After driving non-stop for 5 hours, they can just jump off the car and watch football. Amazing. Even though world cup game is 4 years once, they are determined to catch the show. While not for us, girls. Girls immediately flop down on the chair and drift into slumber land. Occasionally, I still can hear "GOAL !", "OOOOHHHH", "EISHH".
Around 4am or 5am, another group of friends arrive from Kuala Lumpur. I don't know the actual time they arrived. I am in slumber land. NO one can disturb my beauty sleep.
Do you know Sungai Lembing practice water rationing too?
Every night around 10:00pm to 06:00am, there will be no water. That why most of the hostels have lots of water tanks for reservation.
Around 05:30am, I can not find a place to brush my teeth. We really search around the place and find one tap with water. Luckily, our organiser, Mr. Chan arranges a room for us to clean up.
Here we go. On the way to base camp.
We reach the first photo shot location.
Around 07:30am, we reach the base camp.
Photo Credit: Mr. Chan
With unity we stand. With Hamony, we strive. The cause shall never end. As long as we're alive. We're one, we're one Always, always.~ extracted from Anthem of Unity
The water current at base camp is quite fast. Everyone is helping each other to get through
Walking toward rainbow waterfall.
A serene small water fall while on the hiking route.
Around 300m or 400m of the route, I can see the cliff.
There is a small "traffic jam" here. I turn around to shot some photos. While waiting for the traffic clearance, a tour guide offer me some spring water. There is another small stream on the right of this path. The spring water is very fresh and free of chemical smell. The most interesting part is the tour guide use leaf make into a container. I miss that shot.
Photography enthusiasts are taking their location for the 09:30am rainbow.
Photo credit: Mr. Chan or Ms. Lavender ( Can't remember which friend's photo)
Tour guides are busying preparing some refreshments for us. Thanks to them, we can enjoy some snacks. All the rubbish are collected and bring back to the village. Leave nothing but footprint
Beautiful rainbow in the waterfall
After 2.5 hours having fun at the waterfall, Mr. Chai takes out the watermelon from the waterfall. The watermelon been chilled by the cold, natural, pure water. It is very juicy and refreshing.
Time to go back hostel at 12:30noon. The road is drier now under the exposure of dazzling sun. The sand keep flying into our face. No choice, we need to use towel to cover it up.
Good Bye. Rainbow waterfall.
Next destination: Panorama hill, Sungai Lembing. I look forward for the next destination. However, food is more desirable at this moment.
PS: Please ignore the author's desire to drive a 4WD vehicle. Since young, the author been joining 4WD off road and over land adventure. That why she obsess with 4WD vehicle.
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