[Trip Booths: 2, 11 February 2016 at NTU, Linkway near Coffee Bean]
Hello Adventurers! For this semester recess week, we are going:
Lata Berembun, Malaysia [27 February – 1 March 2016]
Lata Berembun is located 13km from Kampung Sungei Klau, in the state of Pahang (West Malaysia), positioned almost 1000m above sea level and halfway up the slopes of the massive 2000m high Gunung Benom.
Lata Berembun is a picturesque waterfall ideal for camping and even picnics. It is only accessible by 4×4 wheel drive that will take you past verdant fruit orchards and plantations growing guavas, durian and cocoa.
Lata Berembun consists of 3 waterfalls; 1 waterfall which overlooks the campsite, 1 mini waterfall and 1 main waterfall.
Mount Ophir, Malaysia [27 – 28 February 2016]
Mount Ophir, or more commonly known by its Malay name, Gunung Ledang, is a mountain situated in the Gunung Ledang National Park located in Ledang District (northwestern Johor), Malaysia. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Malacca. Standing at 1,276 m (4,186 ft), with a clear trail leading to the peak, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and arguably the most climbed mountain in the country.
Mount Bromo & Ijen, Indonesia [2 – 4 March 2016]
Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massive area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Sulfur is collected from inside the caldera by workers. Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the “Sea of Sand” (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours.
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. The name “Gunung Merapi” means “mountain of fire” in the Indonesian language (api being “fire”); Mount Merapi in central Java and Marapi in Sumatra have the same etymology.
Since National Geographic mentioned the electric-blue flame of Ijen, tourist numbers increased. The phenomenon has occurred for a long time, but beforehand there was no midnight hiking. A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater. The blue fire is ignited sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 degrees Fahrenheit).
The flames can be up to 5 meters (16 feet) high; some of the gas condenses to liquid and is still ignited. It is the largest blue flame area in the world and local people refer to it as ‘Blue Fire’.
Gunung Bujang Melaka & Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia [1 – 4 March 2016]
Mount Bujang Melaka is an oval-shaped hill located within the areas of the Kinta Valley. With a soaring height of about 1230 metres above sea level, this ‘mountain range’ is best viewed from Kampar and its immediate areas. In fact, it dominates the eastern skies of Kampar, and is the familiar backdrop of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Perak campus.
There is a small tarmac road leading to a settlement halfway up the mountain, before hiking trails take over amidst dense jungle. Since 2013, the Perak International Mount Bujang Melaka Challenge was held here where runners have the opportunity to make their way up the mountain, and even to its very top. Those who have been to the top have reported sightings of montane forests at the peak; and that views over the lands below near the trig station were limited.
** The revised price is:
$190 (M) $195 (NM)
How to sign up:
We will be having our trip booths in NTU on from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on 2 and 11 February 2016 at the linkway near Coffee Bean.
Some things to take note:
* The prices stated on the posters are only applicable to NTU students only. External participants are subjected to a slightly higher price.
* Please come with your deposit when you sign up!
Other Important information:
* You are able to purchase our ODAC tee at $8 for members and $13 for non members at our booths
* We will be having our deuter sales this February!
Grab all your camping necessities using the link below by 2 February 2016 and enjoy up to 40% off in this sale exclusive to NTU ODAC.
See it. Pick it. Deut it!
Leap Rider: 72 km Cycling Event
For this leap day, Adsp9rts is organizing a 72 km night cycling event. We will cycling a round route from the east to the city and back! As the slots are limited, do sign up early with us to avoid disappointment!
See you there!