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On 13 Dec, we ventured into dense evergreen forest, Gunung Lambak, to enjoy the company of tropical forest and fresh air 🐞🌿 The day ended at Kota Tinggi Firefly Valley, where we took a river cruise tour to admire “nature made” christmas trees 🎄 . Thank you to everyone who had joined us on this adventure! We hope that you’ve enjoyed yourself on this short getaway from Singapore. Happy holidays!
WHEN IS THE TRIP?
It will be a 1 Day trek on 13/12/18. We will meet at 2 optional pickup points: 0630HRS at NUS (exact location TBC) or 0645HRS at Kranji MRT respectively and we will be back on the same day at 2215HRS at Kranji MRT or 2245HRS at NUS (location to be confirmed).
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
We will be going to Gunung Lambak for this one day trip. Located at Kluang, Johor, Gunung Lambak is 510m tall and it has two distinct peaks! We will be doing the trek up to the Telecom Tower and then to the other Summit “where we can play musical chairs”!
WILL THIS TREK BE DIFFICULT?
We are rating the trek difficulty to be 2.5/5! However, we would like to emphasise that the difficulty of the trek is really based on your physical fitness.
Apart from the steps, be prepared to use ropes during the trail where there are slopes that have an incline of 40 to 70 degrees.
ARE WE VISITING ANYWHERE ELSE?
Apart from hiking Gunung Lambak, we will end off the trip with a visit to the Firefly Valley tour at Kota Tinggi!
HOW MUCH AND WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE?
The cost of the trek is $40 (NUS Rovers Members) and $42 (Non-Members).
The price includes all transport between Singapore and Gunung Lambak, entrance fee to the Firefly Valley and dinner. This price does not include breakfast/lunch or other personal spendings.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
1. VISA – Some of you might need to apply for a visa to enter Malaysia
2. Travel Insurance – NUS provides minimal insurance coverage for NUS students ONLY. Hence, NUS students are advised to purchase their own travel insurance for more coverage if they require. Non-NUS Students are responsible in getting their own travel insurance.
3. Anything else that are not mentioned in the itinerary such as Breakfast, Lunch and personal expenses.
WHAT IS THE ITINERARY LIKE?
0645HRS – Meet at Kranji MRT Station
*Please have breakfast prior to the meet up. We will also make a stop to purchase packed lunch for the trek. There will be no time for us to stop by to have breakfast.
1045HRS – Arrive at Gunung Lambak and start hike
1630HRS – Arrive at the base
1645HRS – Travel to Kota Tinggi for Firefly Valley Tour. Dinner will be provided
2045HRS – End of tour. We will head back to Singapore.
2215HRS – Drop off at Kranji MRT
2245HRS – Drop off at NUS (location to be confirmed)
WILL THERE BE A LOCAL GUIDE?
Your trek committee members will be the guides!
WHO IS GOING?
You will be trekking with 4 committee members and 26 other participants! There will be 30 of us.
WHAT ABOUT INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Safety comes first and a decision will be made on the ground to see whether it is safe to continue. In the event of light rain, please be prepared to waterproof your gear and yourself. We will continue the trek and adjust accordingly if it is not too dangerous.
This sounds AWESOME! I’m ready! Where do I sign up?
Read our Terms and Conditions here and sign up now!
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
FEEL FREE TO DROP US AN EMAIL AT NUSROVERSPD@GMAIL.COM SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES.