Rainforest Challenge – RFC 2010: The Twilight Zone

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Page 1: All-Terrain | Page 2: South China Sea | Page 3: Twilight Zone | Page 4: Healing

After the Prologue Stage, I re-joined the RFC trail from Kluang in Johor. The road to the South China Sea took me through elephant country via Kahang. From Jemaluang, it was another long drive through the vast FELDA Tenggaroh settlements, before reaching the final stage of the RFC, in the area nicknamed the Twilight Zone. The participants camped at a very beautiful and remote beach north of Cape Leman… (see 22 pics over 4 pages)

Beautiful Malaysia

Beautiful Malaysia

Having missed the convoy, I was at first unsure if this lonesome path leads to the Twilight Zone. It turned out to be the most amazing journey, ever! Ended up driving on the longest deserted beach for twelve long kilometres, sandwiched by the fast rising tide of the South China Sea and impenetrable mangrove swamps.

Small Town Girl

Small Town Girl

Earlier, at the first stop after Kluang, little Kahang town is as small as it gets. As with every such town, there is a kopitiam tucked at a corner. Except now, it is called a cafe and the daughter is armed with pen and pad.

Apocalypse Not

Apocalypse Not

It is replanting time, and the landscape at the FELDA oil palm plantations appear surreal and eerie.

Lovers' Corner

Lovers’ Corner

I stumbled upon this shady corner where whispering couples shared fleeting, romantic moments. Maybe what the world needs is more love and less plantations…

Operasi Lalang

Operasi Lalang

After a long drive down a muddy road, I knew we were getting close to the sea when casuarina trees outnumbered the lalang grass.

Cool Sea

Cool Ocean

When we arrived at Base Camp 4, it was almost dark and already time to set up tents. The eastern horizon fades with a calming blueish green tint…

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All pictures captured with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 camera by TV Smith

Page 1: All-Terrain | Page 2: South China Sea | Page 3: Twilight Zone | Page 4: Healing

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One thought on “Rainforest Challenge – RFC 2010: The Twilight Zone

  1. In fact the engine of the bike was not running anymore due to too much water in the air filter and i had to push the bike until the last mud pit !

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