Thursday, February 10, 2011

Road to Ulu Geroh, Gopeng 9Feb2011

The trip into Ulu Geroh, Gopeng deserves its on post because it was an adventure in its self.

Our Orang Asli guide, Ngah, instructed us to meet him at the Gopeng roundabout- the only one in town and hard to miss.
He said he needed to 'minum' - have a drink in Malay. So we followed his motorbike to a row of dilapidated shophouses and told us to wait for him. It is a good thing we decided to explore Gopeng town instead because 'minum' was actually 'makan' and 'minum'.

We drove slowly, admired the old shophouses and found our guide choosing yong taufu pieces for his curry mee.

So we joined him for a 'minum'.

The coffee I had in that shop was one of the best I have tasted. Perfectly brewed with just the right amount of milk and came foamy.

The museum in Gopeng was closed, unfortunately. Must be because of Chinese New Year.

Ngah told us the trip in would be about 11km and our car would have no problems but he did warn us about the bumpy road.

It was a very lengthy 11km. The car was badly rattled. The whole journey in my hubby kept talking to me in the 3rd person - "She never makes adequate research. When she wants to go....she just goes. Never checks. "

My hubby: You want MY car to go over THAT!!!!"

Next to the bridge was the site for white water rafting. Excited international school students were all geared up and ready for the wild ride down river.
The Ulu Geroh Rafflesia Conservation centre.
We got our of the car, put on socks and shoes, sprayed ourselves with insect repellent and was ready for our trek into the jungle.

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