Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Bekelah Retreat




On 23 August 2006 we went for short retreat to Bekelah. Bekelah was about 1 hr 30 minutes from Kuantan. We took the Kuala Terengganu bypass to Jalan Gambang, an old road to Kuala Lumpur which was still busy and a choice of many eventhough the new highway offered pleasant non stressful driving.

At Kg Gelugur, we took a right turn, travelled off road and reached the first base camp 20 minutes later. The camp provides shelters, parking lots and at weekends hawkers selling snacks and drinks.

From the first camp, we had to walk for another 20 minutes before reaching the first fall. The track was not that difficult. It was relatively flat with lalangs and light secondary forest. There was a big pool to swim at the first fall.



We continued with the track along Sungai Bekelah which was quite slippery due to early morning rain. The climb was steep, lots of obstacles and quite challenging. We reached the second pool 30 minutes later. As it was already occupied and we seek privacy, we continued climbing until we found a suitable place 45 minutes later. We took a dip in the cold but refreshing water.

It was quite an experience for the kids as it was their first time climbing Bukit Bekelah higher than the second pool.

22 comments:

dith said...

I wasnt in this expedition, :p

S. Spielberg said...

Very interesting video of an interesting location.

However, panning needs to be smoother. Next time, try and use a motorised crane to handle the panning. consider a panning tripod.

The colours look washed out. Use the latest high definition $30000 equiptment for best results. Various filters could doctor this too.

The format is 4:3. nowadays people shoot in widescreen.

The plot is slightly confusing, no death sequence?

The soundtrack is apalling! Next time, hire Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack for more satisfying results.

Sorry, but i am still the best director in the world, MUAHAHAHA.

ikelah said...

dith
ini yang kedua, the first retreat u dah buatkan. ;)

spielberg
thanks
....setting pada vcam 4:3, nanti saya setkan widescreen. color mana tak pudar, kan kat u tube, kena kecilkan file resolution to 320 X xyz.
plot dia cuma satu perjalanan yang melalui rintangan untuk ke satu destinasi. ini jenis drama melayu yang straight forward dan happy ending. kalau direct macam tuan spielberg nanti erma fatimah saman saya kerana ganggu punca rezeki dia. ;)

saya memandang kehadapan untuk bertemu secara peribadi dengan tuan speilberg. ;)

mynn.zero said...

LOL. bestnya tengok video of your family. cool family.

kelakar lah sound track, ikelah.

puan mama sarah suka sangat tengok maman.

ifos said...

Abah, I have to agree with Mr. Spielberg- horrifying choice for soundtrack!

Anyhow, best ah hiking aritu. Especially time makan nasi dagang. Haha.

Anonymous said...

mynn.zero
hehehe sound track tu memang la pelek dan tak kena. saja je sebab banyak bantahan uuntuk yang saya pilih.... itu la...ini laa...

ifos
ini yang edited version. non abridge version, soundtrack dia lain... we have sent it to you.... parcel tu. ;)

yang best unabridge KLIA2006.


nanti nak edit lagi jadi 3 minutes :) seronok jgak.... <---- nak spread the contagious hobby to mynn. p5 nak mencuba-cuba tapi masa nak pinjamkan videocam, my son nak buat editing eco trip dia. :(

ikelah said...

macam mana I boleh jadi anonymous. ;)

mynn said...

ikelah
saya memang pernah ada phase minat video & video editing dulu, tapi sekejap je... i stopped sbb i find video banyak kena guna hard disk and computer cpu both which i didnt have at the time :(

s. spielberg said...

Mr Ikelah
Sorry I tak faham your reply, I don't understand bahasa melayu.

dith said...

S. Spielberg a.k.a. Subramaniam Spielberg-

Itu bahasa apa yg awak tulis tu? :=)

pycnogenol said...

Itu Bahasa Samy Vellu....

As for the soundtrack, I thought it was to motivate and spur the participants of the expedition to move on, climb on and never give up!! Somehow, with the accompanying soundtrack, it makes it appear that the climbing was a sheer breeze....

Of course I have to ignore the Ra...Ra.. Rasputin.....lyrics. ;)

Ratu said...

Unable to view your video clip but why are you showing the old one (23/8/06)?

ikelah said...

mynn
as for me, i preser stills to video. ;)

s. spielberg
hehehe....kan u dwi or tri bahasa. ;)

pycno
lagu tu je yang rancak sikit.... ada yang lain tapi hmmm tak suka pulak. senikata tu biar budak rusia yang dua orang tu tahu ada lagu pasal rasputin, song zaman kita. ;)

dith
thanks

ratu
its a new one, uploaded this month, a week ago.

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