Welcome and I’m glad that I finally had some time to put most of my precious moments at Broga Hill on this post. It’s been almost a week since the event took place. I’d still have a bunch of picture on the journey yet to be edited, which talks about the entire journey in the morning at 5 A.M. to the place itself.
While I’ll be coming back to this post on more pics, I’ll have some posted that is off my memory and what I can remember to better equip yourself before going there. Personally, I felt the best route and most memorable way to go there is through the SILK (SKVE) Highway through the LDP highway.
I’d hope the map would be sufficient and clear enough to get you there without much trouble, since there’s actually only 3 toll to go through, the LDP’s 2 R.M. 1.60 and another SILK (SKVE) toll. I own no rights to the pictures inside the map, so if you feel it’s helpful, share it with your friend 🙂 Few of the pointers below to avoid running into the wrong way :
- If you are going by KESAS, or Sunway Pyramid, you will eventually bump into IOI Mall, Puchong
- And after few minutes, naturally TESCO on your right side
- and Giant Hypermarket (not really obvious) on your left side
- Go straight and use the route towards Putrajaya, it should be pretty obvious, the only way you will realize you went the wrong way is when you are heading towards (a) HICOM Shah Alam (b) KLIA
- As you pay the R.M. 1.60 again, not long after that, there should be an exit towards Serdang, look out for signs that points to Kajang/Semenyih/Serdang (Exit 26/E26)
- At this point onward, go forward without exiting to any exit at all, of course, unless you need a leak.
- You will reach one toll along the way to pay RM1 (Tol Sungai Ramal). Go straight again after paying the toll.
- After a while you will reach another toll to pay RM1 again. (Tol Bukit Kajang). Keep to your LEFT after paying the toll.
- Go slowly on the left lane until you see an exit to Jalan Semenyih (EXIT 1), it should be after you passed the RM1 Bukit Kajang toll.
- Turn right on the traffic light and head towards Semenyih Town.
- If there is something that you need to take note on, you will be heading towards the Semenyih town, which is you are on the wrong direction, you will most likely to end up in Kajang.
- Once you are in the Semenyih town (very small town), just go ahead until you will actually make a left turn into (a) Taman Tasik Semenyih (b) University of Nottingham Malaysia (c) Kampung Broga
- There should be a “Simpang ke Broga 500m” signboard on your left as you approaching a traffic light to turn.
- Take note that there should be a petrol station (PETRONAS) at the right side of you when you are about to make the turn, and the petrol station should be behind (right side) you.
- Go straight and you will reach to a point that there is a RABBIT FARM on the right side of the road. Stop there.
- Congratulations! You’ve reached. What you need to do, is to walk towards inside the path along the palm oil estate.
What you’ll need?
- Your camera
- A towel
- Extra shirt, you can put this on your car and change it when you are about to go back
- Water, one bottle of 1.5Litre should be sufficient
- Try not to eat too much in the morning before going up the mountain
- Torchlight (you’ll really need it)
- Shoe that will not easily let you slip through the slopes
- Enjoy the trip!
The infamous Rabbit Farm
The farm at day.
The farm at morning/midnight.
As you notice, the entrance to Broga Hill is right opposite of the farm.
The reason why a good torchlight is needed, is because the road are pitch black during this time around.
A more recently erected signboard (it was not here during my first trip to Broga).
The signboard in the morning.
The woods in the morning.
To get to the top, walk along the path found on the entrance uphill.
And eventually you will reach towards the end of the palm tree estate. Note the black arrow (It’s really hard to spot that if you’re at the place during 3AM).
Keep to your left after the palm estate and you shall see the signboard pointing the arrow of the direction.
And this is how it looks about 8 – 9 AM in the morning, filled with cars.
But there’s definitely a catch for parking inside. You need to pay a premium fee for it.
Well, that’s pretty a lot of points above, but I will definitely come back with more descriptive picture on some of the pointers. Enjoy the pictures below!
Arriving at the peak does really give one (you) a different type of satisfaction than sitting down in front of the computer deciphering codes and programs. It gave me a totally different perspective on what we value in life. Perhaps I finally understand my friends that took up the challenge at Mount K.K. I’m definitely looking forward at that.
This is how it’s supposed to look like at the “peak” of the hill itself, which the entire journey up doesn’t really fascinate you with anything except you have to be vary of your surrounding and not to slip and fall down. If you have good stamina and frequently work out, this place wouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to reach the top, on an average, it would be from 1 hour to 2 hour. Coming down the hill is definitely easier though as I can stress again, to be careful and not to slip.
It’s even amazing that there is this many people are actually up there. And some were already at the top since 5 A.M. in the morning. It does sounds reasonably crazy, but being there early in the morning might enable to capture some cool moments that you wouldn’t see usually.
As you walk around you will notice you are actually surrounded by this massive grasses lying all around the hill. Some did say that there’s only approximately 25% of such landscape left around this area.
It would come out as a surprise to see a lot of students group pay their visit to this place since there is one University of Nottingham, Malaysia situated not far away from this place.
Over the past 2 year of fame that this place enjoyed, the amount of people on top of the hill has increased tremendously, to a point it’s even more dangerous to go up and descend down safely. It appears that there is hefty amount of people on every peak of Broga hill (pictured above).
Cameras and Bazookas
While it even seems like Digital SLR is almost a norm on this place, but it appears that most photography enthusiast definitely would like pay a visit to this place. Heck, I’ve even spotted several Lowepro Fastrack 250 owners!
The view from below, as you about to reach the first peak.
Things to eat
There is tons of Durian for sale here usually. But apart from that, there’s nothing much that is edible nearby the hill unless you drive all the way into the village of Broga (Kampung Broga) passing through the Broga Hill entrance.
And in case you are wondering why there is a strong durian odour around the base of the hill, you will notice that it is actually a bunch of durian trees around.
Apparently doing business in front of the entrance is like a good idea. Selling bottled water. And there’s more than 1 vendor doing this.
Looking to go as a group?
Found this hang at the entrance of the palm tree estate.