Exploring Broga Hill, one of the wonder in Selangor:
Aside from travelling to various beautiful countries around the globe to spend time with your companions or family, hiking could be a standout amongst the most astounding exercises to do. This is of course because of it is such a calming therapy, and could cost you so little despite the hours that you will be spending with your loved ones while hiking. It also tests your understanding, vitality and the ache to jump on the high spot. At the end of your exhausting journey, looking far away while standing on top of the summit, is all it takes to make all your blood, sweat and tears, worth it.
Settled in the town of Broga in Semenyih, Selangor, is a climbing trail that is mainstream among experience searchers and wellness buffs. Broga gets its name from Sungei Broga which goes through the region. The name itself is accepted to have originated from “Buragas”, a legendary mammoth living in the timberland. English Armed force officer and World War II veteran Freddie Spencer Chapman likewise makes reference to Broga in his book, The Wilderness Is Impartial. If you ever watched the famous Ola Bola movie, I am pretty sure you can spot some scenes that has been filmed here.
Broga Hill, which is 400m above ocean level, sits on the edge of the Titiwangsa Range, on the outskirt of both Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. In Selangor, it is a piece of Semenyih while in Negri Sembilan, it is a piece of Lenggeng, Seremban.
To get your feet on the hill is pretty easy, just take the train (KTM) or the transport from KL Sentral to Kajang. If you would like to drive or rent a bike to go there, open the Google Maps or Waze application and the deed is done. In case you are exhausted from the journey before and wish to call for a taxi, feel free to do so but my suggestion would be to book a Grab car since the price can be quite cheaper. As soon as you have arrived, prepare some Malaysian Ringgit notes since a parking fee of RM1 will be charged if you are driving a car as well as an entrance fee of RM1 per hiker.
According to many, the views up here is just excellent due to the upper part of the hill is covered in lalang grass instead of trees so the views are very clear and unhindered. Thus, it gets rather hot by mid- the trees are no there to shade yourself. Exercise – wise, any reasonably fit person can enjoy the hiking activity even though this hill can be quite steep and strenuous.
Since Broga is one of the popular hikes in Malaysia, you will come across many other hikers which are mostly locals, so if there is any emergency or bad accident that will occur, you can always rely to the people nearby for help. On the other hand, since not all of us enjoy too many company on a hike or a hill site packed with people, especially during weekends and public holidays, plan your trip to start as early as the time for a perfect sunrise – watching. Do not forget to bring your camera or smartphone with a selfie stick if you wish to take photos because I can guarantee that the panorama you will encounter is truly something to be captured (and bragged) about.
The climb takes around 45 minutes and up to 1 hour depending on your fitness level and the stops you will make to capture some photographs so be sure to bring sufficient water and better pack a picnic lunch so that you would not get starve up there. As always, remember the rules of nature: “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints” or in other words, don’t pollute the area. Other than avoiding big crowd on weekend, hiking during rainy season is also not recommended because the trails might get slippery so it is not that safe for your kids or any elders in the troop at that time. However, wearing proper attire and shoes for the hike is still compulsory regardless of the weather of your hiking trip later.
Before I forgot, prepare some mosquitoes repellent because this hill is quite the home to these winged pests, so better be safe than sorry right? Another important tip before going up the hill, is to empty your urinary tract at the nearest petrol stations that you pass by before arriving at Broga Hill. Because believe me, there is no such thing as toilet break up there.
To sum up, this Broga Hill is made for all of us, be it an easygoing climbers or nature sweethearts and trail sprinters or even photography enthusiast would have a great and wonderful time up here.
There you have it! You have now knowledge of best things to do in Broga Hill. Broga Hill is a great place to visit especially on your holidays or vacations, it is important to know what you can do at the location, along with the rules, and what to expect. Only then you can make a checklist on places to visit and things to do to fully enjoy your visit in Broga Hill. Once all that is said and done, don’t forget to get travel insurance, AXA Smart Traveller is offering travel insurance from the price of only RM 13/trip, visit https://products.policystreet.com/axa/smarttraveller/overview for more information!