We had our camp in Jeram Besu , which is about 140 km away into the heartland of Pahang . Pahang is wonderfully situated in the middle of the richness of plants and animals. And this camp is exceptional in this way where it has not only plants , fruit plants and even animals . There are elephants , horses , siamang , lotsa birds , slow loris etc. It is pretty much a wooden shack type of lodging , much to my slight disappointment when we arrive. Of course , it is also in the middle of the current heatwave.
But after unpacking the van , we were cooled by some cold syrup water and a very good meal of chicken curry. And then found out that the rooms were air conditioned. Whooopeee.. And it was amazingly clean yet simple. There is also attached bathfoom for each room. The hall is small , but big enough to fit everybody in. We spend the time to set up the musical instruments and getting things ready . Had a 30 minutes nap before doing the game. Kids were running about and reported that there is a shop that sells ABC for RM1. Super cheap. Lead a team called Mt Sinai which are full of kids, and we won one game and were the second in the other. Haha .. great leader .. i bragged.
The worship was good as well and we learned from a book on Doctrine of grace. Super heavy even for me.
We had line dancing in the morning using the "Night fever" song. Had a detour in the afternoon to do caving as well as a trip to the waterfall. The cave was about 3 km from the main road. We had one van and a 4 wheel drive ferrying us. Of course , we rushed to the pickup to stand on top , beside and even behind the car. It was fun. The cave was not huge. Apparently like other caves in the 60s , it was the supply store for the communists. We had to crawl at one part using a small hole in between. We used our hands , stomach , legs or anything that will hobble us along . After going to the other side , the guide walked with the older people using another opening. aisksss.
Went up the tallest point . Took about 1.5 hours manning the route up and down and then going up myself. With kids running about , it can be tough if someone falls into the gravel. Honestly , nothing much to shout about as the highest point has no extraordinary view. Just saw a wooden shack and unkept farm .btw , saw a ginger plant . It has a flower that is used to make tom yam. Smells like it too.
All hot , sweaty and full of smells , we took another 35 minutes to the waterfall by bus , Lata something. And it was great here. Managed to get a pack of sweet floss at RM1.. super cheap and big. The water was cool , and it was just refreshing. Had a gala time splashing other people wet , and being attacked by the kids for a bite of Mr Potato . ( the snack ) . What a great way to end the 2nd day evening.
We had BBQ dinner at night . it was .. good. ! This is the best camp with the best food for the prize that we pay . (ABout RM 140 per pax , subsidized by church ) . And then we went down to anothe area to have out camp fire. "In the heat of the night .. " .... We sang worship songs. haha. We have to go away from the fire a few times. And then we had sharing . The Namibian kids were very cute and wonderful .
Came back to KL at about 5.00 pm the next day . Had a long jam in between . They were doing road works after Genting and it was pretty bad. The 'sor chai' part is when the authority came to open to contra flow , it was not opened on time. Soon , we see cars zooming on the incoming lane pass us. But thank God that the jam was for another KM .. and then we had a smooth way back to PJ via Kepong.