Gunung Bujang Melaka
Bujang Melaka, despite it's name is situated in Kampar, Perak . The height of
this mountain is unique, being 1234m high. The starting point is the Kampar
Mosque, which is a convenient place to park your car. There are also some food
stalls which will be a blessing on your way down.
mosque car park, proceed to the tarred road behind the stalls. You will cross a
bridge and pass some houses. Continue straight and the road gets steeper. Just
continue through the kampung houses, but keep to the tarred road. If you get
lost, just ask the way to the waterfall. When you reach the waterfall, just keep
on going, but keep the river on your right. You'll pass some durian orchards.
The trek should be visible by now, which should be about 45 minutes to 1 hr from
the car park. Continue on and you should pass some places where the trees have
been marked with red paint ( future logging??) . After about an hour of trekking
in the forest,after the waterfall, you should come to a small stream where
people usually stop and rest. The place isn't big. Just after the stream the
trek goes uphill all the way, for about 2 hours. And it never stops going uphill
all the way to the first campsite. Just plod on, until you come to a clearing
and can hear the sound of a river. This is the first campsite, which is quite
big and can accommodate about 100 people easily.
From the peak, it should take you about 3 hours to reach the car park. If you slept at the campsite with the river, it should take you much less. A good idea would be to go during the fruit season, because then you can have some fresh durians when you pass the durian orchards (buy, don't steal). When I went, durians were in season and petai as well.
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