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Broga Hill, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

October 29th, 2009

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It’s amazing how photos and internet and people and gossip can popularize a place.

Broga hill was not heard off, at least to the non-locals in Semenyih like a year ago?

It is so popular now, that during the weekends, the small hill is crowded as early as from 6am.

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I first heard from Eric, who had climbed Broga hill and took amazing photos on the top of the hill.

At that time, from the photos I saw it looked like he and a few others were the only people who conquered the hill.

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I have by then the interest to pay a visit and only not long ago that I managed to actually did it.

The plan was to start journey around 5.15am (yes, usually still in deep slumber) and to reach the foothills of Broga by 6am so that we are able to catch the sunrise before 7.30-ish.

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Although it was only 6am and the road was dark, the both side of the road was already filled with cars.

I could estimate there’s like 100 metre long of road with cars parked at such an early hour of the day. This is not including more that have parked inside the oil palm plantation.

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The foot of Broga hill is actually an oil palm plantation and the entrance is facing a rabbit farm.

Climbing the hill isn’t really very challenging, for those who usually go hiking. Even small kids are able to go up.

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However, if you’re not very comfortable with going uphill but insists on catching the sunrise or at least do the climb, having a walking stick to assist might help a lot.

Torchlights (batteries included) is also of utmost importance, if you’re going for the early morning climb.

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Try going in a group for the cheers and motivations. I saw many groups (one of the reason why it’s so crowded) that just waited for friends who had a tough time trying to keep up with the pace of the entire group.

When you reach the first peak, or where there’s this small plateau, all sweat and pain are all forgotten. 🙂

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Some have arrived early to secure a spot for their SLR and tripod, waiting patiently for the right moment to capture the sunrise.

It might not be as interesting now that this hidden gem has been exposed and popularized, with crowds going up and down weekly, probably lesser during weekdays.

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Apart from that though, if you’re thinking of some outdoor adventure which is not too tiring and with nice scenery, Broga Hill is one of those you should go for.

GPS : 2.935326,101.933899

Google Map link : Broga Hill map link


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