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siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:38 PM
errr.... is white water rafting consider a sport? Or do we need a outing column?

(sorry guys, doing a bit of copy and paste from my blog (http://www.jessieling.com))

… and you think you’re an outdoor person, ever heard of RAFTING?

Over the weekend, we head out early driving on the NKVE to Gopeng at 7.30am sharp as we need to reach the toll at 9.30am where the rafting master is waiting for us with his cool van.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-van.jpg

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:39 PM
From the toll to the river, it takes us about 20mins drive on this one-lane kampung road.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-road.jpg

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:42 PM
Upon reaching, our river guide has got everything ready for the raft plus some last minute air check just to make sure it can fit the 6 of us.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-fillingair.jpg

As a standard procedure safety briefing will be done before going down the river wich covers the paddling commands, paddling skills, capsize drills, action when overboard of river rescue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-gettingready.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-guard.jpg

This is our rafting master, King. Hey, wait. How come his life jacket is so small yet ours are so big?

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:44 PM
Rafting is about getting wet and wild, therefore, avoid using denim jeans, thick cotton trousers and track suit. Just shorts or bermuda pants so it’s easier to move around.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-startpoint.jpg

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:45 PM
IF you don’t believe in god, white-water rafting will change your mind very quickly. Caught up in the raging waters, begging for divine help seems to come naturally. A good opportunity to test out your river skills and go on an adrenaline rush as you ride through the 14 rapids.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-stuck.jpg

(Raft got suck on the boulder and it just need some jumping to dislog it.)

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Every rapids had their own name like Broken Ledge, Easy drop, snake rapid, Rajah Corner, Hyside Rapid, Slide Rapid, Enders Point, Chicken Run (yeah… got lots of rocks and it goes so bumpy) and Eddy point.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting.jpg

It could be the adrenalin rush but I have discovered a side of me that I hadn’t known existed before. A mean adventurous streak.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-downrapid.jpg

siewjang
16-05-2006, 02:51 PM
It’s like an episode of Fear Factor but with proper guidance and the right equipment, anyone can tame the raging river.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-flood4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-flood3.jpg

Would-be rafters must take a 20m “anything goes” turbulent glide in the raw — just you, the life-jacket and your guts against the might of the river. If something goes wrong, instructors will be ready downstream with a lifeline.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-flood2.jpg

alexhay
16-05-2006, 03:22 PM
yes..is also consider a sport...i always wanted to do, but times always does not permits..

CCY
16-05-2006, 03:31 PM
yes..is also consider a sport...i always wanted to do, but times always does not permits..

When you finally have the time n freedom , your body does not permit. Is this tune similar....

White water rafting....phew....that's hell of a challenging n demanding sport. I love it ......but...but....

kress
16-05-2006, 04:19 PM
hmmm anyone interested in going? then after that we can do parachuting too :D

CCY
16-05-2006, 04:25 PM
... then after that we can do parachuting too :D

....and Bungee jumping after that, if I can leave my heart behind..!! Loooll...

kress
16-05-2006, 05:31 PM
ehhh... bungee jumping kenot... i don't have a death wish.

Pinvader
17-05-2006, 01:21 AM
that's is very cool..i always wanna try it but...anyway mayb i can arrange with my frens sometimes

siewjang
17-05-2006, 09:28 AM
yes..is also consider a sport...i always wanted to do, but times always does not permits..
PMS always come at the wrong time issit? It's only a one day trip. We depart at 7.30am back to KL about 4pm. Plus Kampar have the Bread + chicken (cantonese called it min pau kai) very yummy!!!!

siewjang
17-05-2006, 09:32 AM
hmmm anyone interested in going? then after that we can do parachuting too :D
Let me know if Malaysia have any place like this. After water rafting + parachuting. I know NZ is famous for it. Plus bungee jump too. Head touching the water somemore. Scarry!!!!!!

siewjang
17-05-2006, 09:41 AM
The next time someone invites me to chill out in white-water again, I hope it’s a Class 4 or 5.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-flood.jpg

Good work team, guys! We are safe and ALIVE!!! The thrills of white-water rafting are simply out of this world.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-hi5.jpg

siewjang
17-05-2006, 09:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/siewjang/rafting-cert.jpg

Got certificate somemore. Don’t play-play leh. Did you read that… “Bravely challenged”. For a moment I feel so proud of it. :D :D

miketee
17-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Ooooh rafting's awesome fun. The last time we went was in Sabah. The 3-hours of ride felt like 3-minutes... anyway in case you guys are interested Nomad Adventure, operators of the Summit Climbing Gym, also runs whitewater trips. They also do package trips, ie mixing whitewater & caving, flying fox, etc.

www.nomadadventure.com (http://www.nomadadventure.com)

bm007snr
11-06-2006, 03:17 AM
Tried this once at Sabah..
Still have the Paddle or Die T-shirt..

I forgot the river's name.. :p
(bad memory)

evecyanide
11-06-2006, 07:28 AM
Wow, this looks like fun! Where can I ask for this package and how much per head?