Hiking: Bukit Saga, Ampang

While there are parts of Ampang’s Bukit Saga or Saga Hill, that are quiet and unspoilt, other parts can feel overly tended and less than natural. Still Bukit Saga is beloved by the community it serves. And the community loves it straight back.

There are many routes to choose from, which start from various sides of the hill. Saga Hill refers to the hilltop nearest the small town of Taman Saga, where the starting point is. Before you are considering Saga Hill, I strongly suggest wear a pair of proper hiking shoe and prepare a hiking stick for this hill.

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Saga Hill is a great hike for nature lovers. Mildly challenging trails that will work up a bit of a sweat. Many trails to choose from so be aware of your route or hike with someone experienced and knows the trails. Nice waterfall that will help cool you down.

Hiking Bukit Saga Amapang Malaysia nature  Hiking Bukit Saga Amapang Malaysia Top peak

Once you have reached the peak of Bukit Saga, you may proceed further to reach the roundabout that will lead you to the Hilltop & Waterfall trail. We decided to take the waterfall trail instead of the hilltop. The Hilltop trail is very popular with hikers who are doing their trainings for mountain trekking.

Overall, it was a challenging trail for a beginner but with perseverance and persistence, it was worth it especially the satisfaction of reaching the waterfall. Would recommend everyone to at least have a go at Bukit Saga. As there seems to be some people who are maintaining the trail there, the area is well kept and very clean. Even the waterfall area is rubbish free allowing hikers to just enjoy the natural beauty.

The residents (many of which are more senior and like to climb every day) apparently prefer that climbers don’t park too near their houses, so the suggested parking space is a small park in front of a kindergarten (I think). From there, Saga Hill is clearly visible.

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Hiking: Lata Lepoh, Hulu Langat

Lepoh Waterfall is located at Ulu Langat, Selangor. It took is about 20 minutes driving from Ampang. It’s quite confusing to get in, you have to make sure to follow a signboard of ‘Air Terjun Lata Lepoh’.

You have to drive all the way in and park your car at the parking space in between guests houses and lake. The parking fees is about RM 5. However, not many of us know about the parking space and most of the visitor park at the road side with caused jammed and a one way road for car.

There is a zip line, kayak and guest house available too with booking in advance. We did not explore that since our main purpose is going for hike. But goo that we know about other activities available there.

So, we started our journey from here…

The trail have a unique wooden bridge, it is old but stably built and set; then with a long trail of trek.

There are a lot of wild plants along the way. Since we went there during Jackfruit and Durian season, you can smell them on every step you go in LOL! We went through banana zone, bamboo zones, only with a couple of time upward trail in about 50 to 60 degree slopes, over all are mainly at 20 to 30 degree slopes.

The slopes that you have to go through to go up is about 30-45 degrees and there’s a spot with a pleasant smell of the wold flower. It falls down like the snow flakes, except for the coldness.

Location: 15 km north of Ulu Langat, near Kg Pangsun, Selangor
Total Distance: ~ 7.5 km
Max height: 584m
Elevation Gain: 385m
Difficulty: Flattish start. Decent incline throughout. Undefined paths.


You have to be extra careful and watch out for any wild insects in the jungle, you don’t want to kill them or step on them. We found huge Millipede at the riverbank (You can compare the size with my finger! :p)

If you are planning to hike there, make sure you have enough stamina and energy. Easy to see, but not easy to climb :p So, there is a waterfall on top of the hill, which we found pretty small and it is not convenient. There is no based for camp as well except for a small one that we found not safe for over night as it is not enough high.

Getting there Jump on the LEKAS Highway (E26) and continue until you’re on the SILK Highway (E18). Take a left off exit 1807. At around the 4.8km mark exit left onto the E7. At the 4.3km mark take exit 703 on the left then keep right. At the traffic light turn right. After the SM Hulu Langat school (on your left) at the traffic light junction (there’s a police station on your left) take a hard right onto (B52). Its straight for the next 20.5km. The turn off from Jalan Ulu Langat towards the trailhead is a 1.5km no-through road, and is only 2 kilometres short of the turning to the Gunung Nuang-Pangsoon trailhead.

GPS coordinates 3.222300, 101.863930

Flower Chimp Secured MYR 6 Million Funding Following Success Across Southeast Asia

Founders Set to Expand Business in Singapore by the second half of August 2018.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 15 August 2018 – “Say it with flowers!” Creating moments of love by sending flowers to your loved ones has gotten so much easier as the flower delivery industry booms with the growth of e-commerce worldwide. Imagine selecting your favourite bouquet and arranging for delivery as simple as a few clicks away.

From birthday bouquets to congratulatory flower stands, special messages on Valentine’s and Mothers’ Day, Flower Chimp caters to all your blooming needs from as low as MYR89. Ahead of its competitors, Flower Chimp offers a nationwide network which covers more than 80 districts across Malaysia, including in Sabah and Sarawak. Such wide coverage makes the platform the preferred online florist among consumers who enjoy further benefits with its free delivery on all orders at no minimum spend. Consumers can also arrange for the same day delivery for any orders made before 1 pm to surprise their loved ones.

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“Despite being a new player in the flower delivery business, Flower Chimp has grown into a household name in this industry. In less than two years, we became the No 1 choice in the online flower delivery service in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines recording five (5) times growth compared to last year,” said Maximilian Lotz, Founder of Flower Chimp.

Following its promising performance in the online florist service, Flower Chimp has recently secured an investment of MYR 6 million from its investors including Asia Venture Group (AVG), a private company that sees the promising potential Flower Chimp offers through its unique business model and marketing strategies. The same company has also invested in iMoney, Happy Fresh and iPrice.  “We aim to expand our reach to a new market in Singapore by the second half of August 2018, and other countries in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong by 2019,” Lotz added.

Self-taught in the flower business, Lotz and partner/Chief Operating Officer, Niklas Frassa plan to utilize the funds received to strengthen their footprint in Indonesia and the Philippines and improve their technical infrastructure to offer better benefits to their customers with smart features including live order tracking. “At the same time, we conduct our market research to come up with new products and promotions regularly to entice our customers to return to find what they are looking for,” said Frassa.

Elaborating further, Frassa said, “With the power of online marketing and social media, we aim to enhance our branding and become the top-of-mind for our customers to look forward to as they become more tech-savvy every day. We are confident that in the next twelve (12) months; from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019, Flower Chimp will grow three (3) times over with contributions from all four major markets namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines”.

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