We made a sniffpedition to the deep rainforest of Gopeng.
Hitching a ride on a truck...
...as we made our way along the bumpy road to the mountain.
We drove through bushes and lush undergrowth approaching the rainforest...
... before continuing the journey on paws.
Making our way into the jungle at the foot of the mountain.
It was a treacherous hike up the sloping terrain surrounded by a diversity of tropical plants but I had a good time sniffing the jungle for its entire flora splendor.
I wore my cooling vest on the hike. Besides cooling my body, the vest provides protection from dangerous creatures and for visibility in the jungle.
Among the many creatures we encountered was a baby monitor lizard, which can grow up to seven feet in length upon reaching adulthood.
We also spotted a Golden Silk Orb spider, which makes the largest and strongest web in the world. This spider is also known to eat small birds.
After a seemingly endless hike through the unforgiving tropical rainforest...
... we finally arrived at our camp for the night...
... and I wasted no time in checking out the place.
Taking a rest under the rubber tree.
Chilling outside our abode which is a simple hut constructed using timber, rattan and split bamboo for walls and flooring.
A stream running below our hut which also double as a convenient latrine.
Getting ready for the night as the sun set.
In the silence of the dark night, I was awaken many a time by the sound of wild animals scavenging for food near our hut.
But I managed to catch forty winks...
... before the sun rise and a new adventure awaits us.
Without any delay, we set out for a trek to the river for some wet fun.
After an hour of jungle trekking, we reached Kampar River, bordered on both sides by dense green forest, crawling vines and misshapen trees.
There were huge boulders on the river...
... which made it quite a challenge to move about atop those rocks.
Hey! Wait up, cheche.
Walking on these rocks really pushed my gymnastic abilities to the limit.
Great! Now I'm literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Meanwhile, koko and cheche with their hooman friends put on their floating vest...
... and jumped into the fast flowing rapids for something fun called body rafting.
- to be continued -