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Mission StatementYMCA of Singapore is a Christian organisation, affiliated worldwide, whichseeks to serve and enrich all m...
The YMCA StoryAppalled by the terrible living conditions in London for youngworking men, Sir George Williams (at age 23) s...
YMCA of Singapore    YMCA                                       YMCA                   YMCAInternational             YMCA ...
Our surpluses                      • YMCA Project Bridge     • Y Visits                                   • YMCA Festival ...
Treks: Cameron HighlandsFarmstay and Gunung Irau Climb                             Briefing                              N...
Objectives of trip
contactsTrip Leader:     Asst. Trip Leader:Gracie Ngoi      Vivien Sng(65) 9754 1449   (65) 9754 1449
Cameron highlands• Cameron Highlands is a highland region  located about 121 km east of Ipoh and  about 214 km north of Ku...
Cameron highlands• Gunung Irau is 2110 m (6900ft), making it  the tallest peak in Cameron Highlands and  the 15th tallest ...
For your own safetyPlease…• Do not drink from unknown water sources. Only  drink boiled water.• Listen to your guides. Saf...
DAY 1• Overnight Coach Departure from  Singapore to Malaysia• Depart Singapore by coach.  Meeting Point at YMCA Lobby  (ga...
DAY 2• Arrive Ipoh for breakfast    (Ipoh Famous Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant)•   Check-in to Moonriver Lodge•   Farm Orient...
DAY 3• Rise and shine. Breakfast at 7am• Check out of Moonriver Lodge• Transfer out for Gunung Irau trek  (Estimated trek ...
DAY 4• Rise and shine• Depart Brinchang Town for Bharat Tea  Plantations. Breakfast. 845am• Stopover at Lata Iskandar Wate...
Gardening and Harvesting!!!
Views on a Great Day!
Summit Success!!!
Brinchang Night Market!
Breakfast with a View!!!
Packing ListRule of thumb:• Weight: Keep it light• Do you really need it?• Waterproof your bag with plastic  bags/ziplocs•...
Packing ListTrekking Specifics:• Shoes with sturdy soles and good grip• Sandals / Slippers / Rubber shoe a.k.a  kampung ad...
Packing ListTrekking Clothing:  • Trekking attire (Quick-dri t-shirt &     comfortable pants or bermudas; no jeans     – c...
Packing ListMiscellanous:• Passport and visa (if necessary)• Waterbottle or hydration pack (at least 1.5 L)• Whistle• Bino...
Packing ListMiscellaneous:• Camera, spare batteries and charger• Telephone charger and spare batteries• Sunblock and insec...
See’yaon theTrails
Y Treks Cameron Highlands 2013
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Y Treks Cameron Highlands 2013

  1. 1. Mission StatementYMCA of Singapore is a Christian organisation, affiliated worldwide, whichseeks to serve and enrich all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through wholesome programmes to develop Body, Mind and Spirit, which are based on Christian principles.
  2. 2. The YMCA StoryAppalled by the terrible living conditions in London for youngworking men, Sir George Williams (at age 23) started theYMCA in 1844 in London. After 160 years, YMCA movementhas been established in 124 countries, with more than 45million members in over 14,000 local YMCAs.Founded in 1902, YMCA of Singapore is a Christianorganisation, affiliated worldwide, which seeks to serve andenrich all members of the community, regardless of race,language or religion, through wholesome programmes, todevelop Body, Mind and Spirit, which are based on Christianprinciples.Continues to be relevant in meeting needsPatron-in-Chief - President S R Nathan
  3. 3. YMCA of Singapore YMCA YMCA YMCAInternational YMCA CDC / SDC Programmes House School Community Service, Provide affordable Child development GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels; International Programmes, accommodation and Student Care Tertiary education Project Bridge, for travelers Centres Volunteer Programmes & Lifestyle Programmes
  4. 4. Our surpluses • YMCA Project Bridge • Y Visits • YMCA Festival of Love • Y Chorus support the • Y Nature Walks • Y Outing Y Service • Y Reading Clubs • Y Green Fingers Programmes • Care to Dance • Y Arts Challenge • Y Confidence • Y Dance Outreach Touching lives, Lifting spirits • Y Movies Escapades • Y Camp Challenge • Y Photo Clubs • Y Proms @ the Park
  5. 5. Treks: Cameron HighlandsFarmstay and Gunung Irau Climb Briefing Notes 2013
  6. 6. Objectives of trip
  7. 7. contactsTrip Leader: Asst. Trip Leader:Gracie Ngoi Vivien Sng(65) 9754 1449 (65) 9754 1449
  8. 8. Cameron highlands• Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia.• At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25 °C and rarely falls below 12°C ° year-round.
  9. 9. Cameron highlands• Gunung Irau is 2110 m (6900ft), making it the tallest peak in Cameron Highlands and the 15th tallest in Malaysia• Mossy forest and fairyland, cold wind and misty clouds; are some of the characteristics of Gunung Irau
  10. 10. For your own safetyPlease…• Do not drink from unknown water sources. Only drink boiled water.• Listen to your guides. Safety to be observed at all times.• Let us know if you need to leave the group at any time. Again this is for your own safety.
  11. 11. DAY 1• Overnight Coach Departure from Singapore to Malaysia• Depart Singapore by coach. Meeting Point at YMCA Lobby (gather at 9.45pm) Please note that YMCA reserves the right to make programme changes due to extenuating circumstances.
  12. 12. DAY 2• Arrive Ipoh for breakfast (Ipoh Famous Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant)• Check-in to Moonriver Lodge• Farm Orientation• Lunch at Moonriver Lodge• Gardening for food programme• Water Trail Trek (Optional)• Return to lodge for free & easy time• Dinner• Rest Early(Lunch and Dinner provided, Breakfast in Ipoh at your own cost) Please note that YMCA reserves the right to make programme changes due to extenuating circumstances.
  13. 13. DAY 3• Rise and shine. Breakfast at 7am• Check out of Moonriver Lodge• Transfer out for Gunung Irau trek (Estimated trek duration: 6-8hrs)• Check in to Hotel Brinchang• Wash Up• Steamboat dinner• Free and Easy – Night market – Foot reflexology(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided) Please note that YMCA reserves the right to make programme changes due to extenuating circumstances.
  14. 14. DAY 4• Rise and shine• Depart Brinchang Town for Bharat Tea Plantations. Breakfast. 845am• Stopover at Lata Iskandar Waterfall. 1100am• Lunch (own cost)• Arrival Singapore YMCA by 10pm (Breakfast provided) Please note that YMCA reserves the right to make programme changes due to extenuating circumstances.
  15. 15. Gardening and Harvesting!!!
  16. 16. Views on a Great Day!
  17. 17. Summit Success!!!
  18. 18. Brinchang Night Market!
  19. 19. Breakfast with a View!!!
  20. 20. Packing ListRule of thumb:• Weight: Keep it light• Do you really need it?• Waterproof your bag with plastic bags/ziplocs• REMEMBER YOUR PASSPORT! (6 mths validity)
  21. 21. Packing ListTrekking Specifics:• Shoes with sturdy soles and good grip• Sandals / Slippers / Rubber shoe a.k.a kampung adidas• Gloves (For protection during trekking and farming)• Whistle• Torchlight or Headlight
  22. 22. Packing ListTrekking Clothing: • Trekking attire (Quick-dri t-shirt & comfortable pants or bermudas; no jeans – clothing you do not mind dirtying) • Rain jacket (poncho not advisable) • Fleece jacket/sweater
  23. 23. Packing ListMiscellanous:• Passport and visa (if necessary)• Waterbottle or hydration pack (at least 1.5 L)• Whistle• Binoculars (optional)• Toiletries and Spare glasses (case), Contact lenses and cleaning solution
  24. 24. Packing ListMiscellaneous:• Camera, spare batteries and charger• Telephone charger and spare batteries• Sunblock and insect repellent• Wet wipes• Hand sanitizer• Own recycling/plastic bags for laundry/shoes/waterproofing use.• Personal medication• Energy bars / snacks
  25. 25. See’yaon theTrails

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