Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bukit Putih, Wangsa Cheras. "Ah Pak San"

Bazaar Sale Fund Raising Campaign

Bazaar Sale Fund Raising Campaign

The committees of Bukit Putih, Wangsa Cheras and Ti-Ratana Welfare Society of Malaysia had organised a bazaar sale fund raising campaign in aid of the Sze Chuan Earthquake (China) and Myanmar Cyclone Nargis. The bazaar sale was held at the open air car entrance to the Bukit Putih or popularly known as "Ah Pak San". I have trek up this hill before and there are about 7 Stations (Level 1 to Level 7) and for the reasonable fit it will take about 45 - 60 minutes. The trails are well trek and mark with signs and directions so one can only loose their way if you trek away from the mark trail. Bukit Putih has hit the news a few time where adventurous trekkers trek away from the normal trail and had to stay overnight in the jungle. Luckily they came away unharmed but bruise, tired and lots of mosquitoes mark.

Bukit Putih, Wangsa Cheras (Ah Pak San) is popular for trekkers out to have a good workout and to enjoy fresh air just outside of Kuala Lumpur. On week days the crowd averages about 300 and up to a 1,000 on weekends and public holidays.

The signboard above says entry is forbidden without permission and trespassers are liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 or 3 years jail or both. I believe common good sense prevail that the Forestry Department of Selangor has not enforce this rule. The Bukit Putih, Wangsa Cheras committee has placed many signboards especially to parking, cleanliness and advising visitors to respect the residents living around the entrance trekking up to Bukit Putih (Ah Pak San).

Venerable Chief K. Dhamaratana, YB Tan Kok Wai MP Cheras

Guest of Honor: Ven K Sri Dhamaratana Nayakha Maha Thera, Chief Buddhist Monk of Malaysia and YB Tan Kok Wai Member of Parliament, Cheras.

Guest of Honor YB Teo Nie Ching Member of Parliament, Serdang.

The funds raise were every bit satisfactory to everyone who had contributed towards a good cause. By noon most of the food stuffs were sold off which shows how generous visitors to Bukit Putih.

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