It has been quite a while since my last adventure with Tourism Selangor Day Out also affectionately known as TSDAYOUT. Check out my other TSDAYOUT moments and memories HERE . The beauty about joining TSDAYOUT is not only you get to try and see new things or even meeting new friends but also be amazed with what our beautiful Selangor got to offer. Yeah since my day 1 of joining TSDAYOUT, I've been blessed to be exposed into a new world of adventurous journey and all this can be found around Selangor..lucky Malaysians we are!
Recently, I was lucky to be able to join their first 2014 TSDAYOUT Paradise Valley @ Broga Semenyih. I was under replacement for Kanmani. Thanks babe!. Woots I was so excited because i've been longing to ignite some adrenaline sparks inside my soul that has been lacking lately. I believe in making my life as interesting as possible because you are not alive till you feel revive! hahaaa..
Alright so that Saturday morning (25 April 2014), I've decided to drive there personally which took me about 1 hour from KL to Broga. It was a bright beautiful morning and the fact that the sun is shinning brightly, the drive was certainly at ease. But not to worry for those who are not so keen to drive/need a lift because Tourism Selangor has also prepared a bus to commute the other participants from their Head Quarter office in Shah Alam. And oh ya, all the participants are also covered with insurance as usual. How thoughtful..
I was a little skeptical using the small kampung road initially, i thought my sense of direction might lead me to someone else home..haha but boy i was wrong, because from there, it lead to a great discovery after passing by few oil palm trees plantation with great view like the HUNGER GAMES movie. (not that I have watch the movie but looking from the preview, this must be it).
|After passing by the small village houses, I came across at this juncture..which was filled with oil palm tree..jeng jeng jeng.|
So where is Paradise Valley situated? Well this enchanting eco farm resort is located in the valley of Broga HIlls, Semenyih. Surrounded by cool tranquility and lush greenery, Tourism Selangor did it again by choosing and let us explore this perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Born in kampung, my veins are hyped with spirit of mother nature distinctively.
|After few hundreds metre, tadaaa...the entrance of Paradise Valley.|
Finally I arrived the destination safe and sound, most of the participants had also arrived and enjoying their hefty breakfast. Yeah we'll be needing all the energy later. First all foremost we were greeted by a welcome speech from Tourism Selangor PR & marketing Exe, Renuga. Followed by one of the instructor from Paradise Valley before signing the Letter of Indemnity.
|An instructor from Paradise Valley was giving a short brief to all participants|
|Letter of Indemnity|
After the short briefing we were lead by the marshall/ instructer En Am. Judging from his disciplinary act on safety style, I actually asked if he was in the military before which he humbly nodded. However he was quite lenient on us, the beginners, so fret not if you do not have any good stamina. We all came here to enjoy the facilities of the resort, participate and most importantly obey to its safety rules. No one like to get hurt be it by accident or purpose. So if you plan to have a visit here, kindly listen to the instruction for safety precautions.
|okay everyone listen carefully, because later on you need to be independent on putting on those gears.|
First and foremost, we were asked to form a group by random numbers. Next, was to release all the tense in our body with some warming up. It was good work out except for the hot scorching sun burning our skin..hahaha.. After warmed up session, we were brief on rules and safety precautions before we engage with the outdoor activities. All safety gears come in sizes so pick the one accordingly and ensure that all harness are fixed to its ledge properly. Not too tight and not too loose either as to avoid any unfortunate incident during the ride.
|First demonstration on safety and equipment where the instructor , En Am was explaining on Irhan for wall climbing|
|The youngest participants was brave enough to try it out too|
After testing out my capability on wall climbing, I then head down and took some shots for their Instagram contest with the theme of Scenery and Extreme. So i just took a few shots and uploaded it as the most creative instapic will be announced at the end of that day itself.
|This was taken from the ground of the flying fox house. Legs hanging up on the air before the leap of faith..hehee|
|All the instructors at Paradise Valley are friendly and always there to help.|
|green green everywhere..I like|
|Abdul Mueiz and Cindy Tong busy updating their insta picture|
|round check..yup and its good to go|
|while waiting for our next activity..everyone is busy snapping photos|
|orait let's try the next activity- FLYING FOX|
|The flying fox 'house'|
|While getting ready..some of the participants screamed their lungs out while gliding down during the flying fox|
Just a bit of advise, remember to wear sunblock and drink a lot of water to keep you hydrate.
|Ready, get set go!|
|Smile before you scream! hehe|
|the best way to enjoy is the relax yourself! :)|
|within seconds you are already at the end of the ride.|
|Yeah it was fun!|
After all the participants finished trying both flying fox and wall climbing, we head down to the reception area for a delicious buffet lunch! yummy. I was so hungry after burning those energy earlier, so the meal was simply slurpppyyyy! You see that is why i love joining #TSDAYOUT, they don't only let you be amazed with the charm of Selangor but they also feed you with delicious food! haha So if you are able to read till this line and still have not join any of their TSDAYOUT, oh man..you are missing huge opportunity dude. So how to join you may ask? wait..let me finish with the after lunch activities first, then I spill the beans ok?
Right after lunch, we were asked to head uphill again for our next activities which was abseiling! It will be more challenging if there were downpour but this is good as well. I've never tried abseiling but thanks to TSDAYOUT I have another bucket list to be checked. Thanks Tourism Selangor and Paradise Valley ! hehee
|Lining up for our next activities|
Just as we were reaching the main area, the sky are getting a little darker. Expect to rain later.
|okay descending time! slow and steady|
|okay steady steady..|
|imagine if water are gushing down ..pergh..it will definitely be exhilaring.|
It was so cool! you guyz got to try this!! Then, we were asked to head to the flying fox 'house' again for our next try out. The X rope. aaahhhh...this is kinda challenging because we need to balance ourself from one corner to another by sliding on a thin rope..so shaky and wobbly feel like falling each time i tried. But finally i managed to complete the task ..yeah!
|oh my...what a balancing act hehee feel like falling|
Finally we head downhill to try out the last task. While walking down, i notice this signboard and En Am was quick to inform that this is a special route hike cater only for Paradise Valley patrons. And normally they will arrange for at wee hours in the morning for a beautiful sun rising moment at the top. Cool eh?
Our final task was the post rope which was also equally challenging. I did tried few attempts but i failed miserably. haha..then it started to rain heavily!!! We were drenched wet. Well once in a while its kinda exciting to be playing under the rain..hahaha..but after a while we were advise to head down to reception area as it will be quite dangerous since there were thunderstorm.
The downpour was so heavy and massive that almost everyone was drenched wet. Baru rock, kan? Then after deliberation, Ms Shoba announced the winners for instagram contest..and yeah i was the last to be called..so happy! :) :) There were also lucky draw prize and awesome goodie bag from both Paradise valley and Tourism Selangor that was given away to all.
|hehee basah kuyup tapi happy! :) with PJ LAm (Resort manager of Paradise Valley in red tshirt) and Suhaila Zainuddin of Tourism Selangor.|
Well, Paradise Valley also offers a wide range of facilities to cater your recreational activities be it for family, corporate team building, birthdays, wedding, meetings or even among friends get together. They have been catering thrilling activities like the one we did today - wall climbing, flying fox, abseiling. On top of that kayaking, cycling, jungle trekking, camp fire, camping or even a customized Broga hills hike as well. If you are not a camper, then you may also opt for Luxury Room packages where 2D1N will only cost you RM150 or Dormitory Room at RM118 with meals for dinner and breakfast plus activities. Price may vary during peak seasons so please call to ask before making reservations. Orait enuff said, head on to their Website and like their FACEBOOK to try out these activities yourself.
PJ Lam (Resort Manager)
Tel :011-1668 6188/016-337 7333
Broga Hill Eco Farm Resorts Sdn bhd
Lot 1742 & 1369, Jalan Tarun Broga,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
GPS Coordinates : N 2.941' E101.91'
and oh ya. last but not least, Thank you to Tourism Selangor for yet another fun activities I had in Paradise Valley. Indeed I found my new paradise valley here in Broga! Met new and old friends, learn some skills, break those fears and redefining adventure has always been the key of TSDAYOUT. So those of you who are keen to participate their next day out, ensure to check out the following link;
Travel to Selangor and get yourself inspired! You never know, you might just find your new passion here. Let the journey begins!
|thanks Abdul Mueiz for the photo|