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Upcoming Trips for Semester 2 Recess Week [AY15/16]

[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.

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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.

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Mount Bromo & Ijen, Indonesia [2 – 4 March 2016]

Mount Bromo
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.

Ijen Crater
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’.

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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)

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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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VArZErJ7ruXPk1cv4fiLpu6-QiNcBYNPi9x7MdnlL9E/viewform?usp=send_form

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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!

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See you there!

Semester 1 Break [AY15/16]

[7 December 2015 – 8 January 2016]

As usual, this semester break was spent in the most adventurous way, going to three public trips to Malaysia for hiking, rock climbing, water rafting and many more exciting outdoor sports!

Jerome and Wei Qin led a 3D2N trip to Perak, Malaysia, where they experienced caving, wet abseiling and white water rafting! On 16-17 December 2015, Yi Han and Valerie led a 2D1N trek to catch the beautiful sunrise at the Broga Hill, Malaysia. Last but not least, Shao Jie and Angela also led a 3D2N trip to the Batu Caves, Malaysia which is popular among climbers for its natural rocks!

[7 – 9 December 2015, Perak]

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[16 – 17 December 2015, Broga]

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[21 – 23 December 2015, Batu Caves]

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During this semester break, our subcommers also took time off to pick up a new skill – Kayaking! As a collaboration between Adsp9rts and Water Venture, we opened a 2 days 1 Star Kayaking course and a 3 days 2 Star Kayaking course for all those interested to sign up at a cheaper price! Look at their happy and accomplished faces!

[19 – 20 December 2015, 1 Star Kayaking Course]

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[19 – 20, 23 December 2015, 2 Star Kayaking Course]1012

Upcoming Trips for Semester 1 Break [AY15/16]

[Trip Booths: 22, 27 October  2015]

Hello Adventurers! For this semester break, we are going:

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia [5-9 December 2015]

Mount Rinjani is an active stratovolcano, location in the north of Lombok. It is the highest mountain on the island of Lombok and the 3rd highest in Indonesia. What is appealing about hiking up to the peak is the beauty of the scenery in the crater and the spectacular view from the peak. Lava can be seen flowing into the crest-shaped lake and you can also see the trio of volcanoes in the east of Bali, the “Gilis”, and the island of Sumbawa.

Many believe that gods reside at the top of Mount Rinjani and that the water from the hot springs has healing properties. Hence, Mount Rinjani is also a popular pilgrimage site during the full moon where people make offerings and seek for its healing properties.
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Perak, Malaysia [7-10 December 2015]

Perak, which means silver in Malay, takes its name from the silvery colour of the rich tin deposits for which it is renowned. Perak is commonly known as the place where juicy pomelos, crunchy seedless guavas, smooth hor fun and aromatic white coffee. Some activities include caving in Tempurung Cave, an impressive cave in the scenic limestone hills of Perak. with beautiful speleotherms like stalagmites, stalactites and calcite crystals can be seen; white water  rafting in Sungai Kampar, 20 minutes away from Gua Tempurung,  through a meandering journey passes through  variety of natural surroundings from lush green rainforests, deep valleys, dramatic rock cliffs, to rubber plantations;and waterfall abseiling at Ulu Geruntum Waterfalls, 2km away from Sungai Kampar.

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Bukit Broga, Malaysia [16-17 December 2015]

Bukit Broga is a hill in Semenyih, about 40 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. It is also known as ‘Bukit Lalang’ due to the abundance of the local species of grass that grows there. The hill is composed mostly of lalang grass while some lower areas are covered with palm oil trees or young secondary forest. Squirrels and birds such as swifts are common sights around these parts.

What is truly appealing about hiking up to the peak is the panoramic view of the landscape. In fact, the view from the top of Broga Hill has been described as incredible and offering one of the best sights from such a low hill. Lush valleys of green rainforest, peppered with flat palm oil plantations and a few towns, can be seen vibrantly on a clear day, with the backdrop of several mountains in the far distance. During the mornings, mists rising from the ground from the warmth of the sun envelop the landscape in a carpet of white, providing a surreal atmosphere.

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Batu Caves, Malaysia [21-23 December 2015]

Batu Caves is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, located in a limestone outcropping. This famous destination draws people from all over the world during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. It consists of three big caves, including the main temple-cave which features ornate Hindu shrines.

Scaling the 272 steps leading up to the temple is one of the highlights of a visit to Batu Caves. Nearby is the Ramayana Cave where evocative scenes of Indian epic myths are artistically painted along its walls. This massive limestone hill is also a popular spot for rock climbing.

Dark Cave is the largest cave in the Batu Caves hill, located just below Temple Cave. The entrance is located at step number 204 of the 272 steps leading up to Temple Cave. The cave consists of about 2km of surveyed passages, making it the largest in the hill and it comprises 7 chambers, each with its own special features – stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, cave pearls, curtain, column, cave straws and other features. Some of these formations take thousands of years to grow.

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Lata Berembun, Malaysia [2-5 January 2015]

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.

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Krabi, Thailand [2-6 January 2015]

Situated along the Andaman coast of Southern Thailand, Krabi is one of Southern Thailand’s most picturesque provinces with perfect beaches and stunning scenery. The province is famous for its great natural beauty, which is characterised by the limestone that can be seen throughout the area. The 160km long coastline is dotted with bays, coves and limestone mountains rising from the sea, creating a fascinating landscape of tropical islands. Inland the limestone mountains contain a rich flora and fauna.

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How to sign up:

We will be having our trip booths in NTU on from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on 22 October 2015 (Thursday) at the linkway near Coffee Bean and Koufu. On 27 October 2015 ( Tuesday) , there will only be one booth 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!

trip booth

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 holding our 1 Star and 2 Star kayaking courses this December too. Don’t miss out!

1 Star Kayaking Course [19,20 December 2015]

2 Star Kayaking Course [19,20, 23 December 2015]

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See you there!

Firelight 2015 [AY15/16]

[15-16 August 2015]

“…make friends by the gentle light of the campfire”

Firelight is our annual 2D1N outdoor camp at Pulau Ubin.  It is a mini camp for like-minded outdoors individuals to come together to enjoy a short escape from studies and learn more about the NTU ODAC culture.

Let’s EXPLORE the majestic outdoors, DISCOVER great friendships and EXPERIENCE an adventure like never before

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