Gregory Phua

Gregory Phua

More Than Missing Pineapples

A tourist could be forgiven in thinking that Pineapple Hill or Bukit Nanas still bears this fruit that is known predominantly for its rich nutrients of manganese and Vitamin C. Historical records state that the pineapple (or ‘nanas’ in Bahasa Malaysia) were grown around the hill in the 1870s. At that time, a Rajah Asal lived on the hill, and the fruit was grown to defend his home against invaders during the Klang War. If I was an invader, I probably spend time harvesting the fruits and selling them at some local market. Nevertheless, there was not a trace of ‘nanas’ on the hill. But that is not the only thing that is missing! I will explain this as you read along.

Take A Hike!

You interested in hiking? You do not know where to start?

Forget ploughing through webpages or magazines looking at hike venues or locations. Start in understanding what is required for yourself based on your knowledge, or no knowledge of what hiking entails. Skill yourself before you embark on a hike!

This isn’t a hike. It’s punishment!

If anyone told you that Ayer Hitam Forest or more commonly known as Puchong Hill is an easy climb, think again. This interesting hill is nestled away from the not too distant LDP in the Taman Wawasan residential zone. Puchong Hill is in the township of Puchong, and easy to get to. The ample parking spaces (including some drivers that park illegally, yet not obstructing other road users) and nearby amenities will surface other surprises.

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