Monday, October 3, 2011

The Ascent of Alex Honnold

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Putao to Machan Baw


The town of "Putao", a quaint district town, situated 1,342ft above sea-level, in Kachin State in the north of the Union of Myanmar. Putao is 725 miles by plane from Yangon, and is part of the Himalayan mountain range.

Putao is situated on a plateau in the middle of high mountain ranges. The distinctive factor of Putao is that it is surrounded by Southeast Asia's only snow-capped mountain. Known as "Pu Taung" in the Shan language, the town of Putao is inhabited by national brethrens such as the Bamar, Jing Phaw, Rawan, Lisu and Khamti Shan who live there peacefully side-by-side.


The dark and misty mountain ranges, the winding stream flowing down these mountain sides and the turning and curving roads snaking across these mountains and the quaint traditional houses of our national brethrens adds up to the picturous beauty of Putao.

Ref:YouTube (U Myint Lwin)

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The Interesting Places of Kachin State



Kachin State in the northern part of Myanmar is the birthplace of Ayeyarwady river. The State is well-known for its abundance of jade and gold and also for having the highest mountain in South East Asia, Khakaborazi.
The city, Myitkyina is a highly region on the bank of Ayeyarwady river. It is also a rail-way terminal city and many national races reside there. You can see farmlands and gardens cultivated on the silt land along the Ayeyarwady River.

Ref:YouTube (U Myint Lwin)

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Kachin State-PutaO Surrounded by Natural Scenic Beauty



Kachin State is situated in northern and northeastern parts of Myanmar and abounds in mountain ranges. This region is full of natural beauty, mountains, streams and rivers. One of the 12 biggest rivers in the world, the Ayeyawaddy is formed by the confluence of Maykha and Malikha Rivers in Kachin State.The extreme northern city of Myanmar is Putao. It is 218 miles north of Myitkyina. Putao has been seat of government for ages. It is a well-planned city.

Ref:YouTube (U Myint Lwin)

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

FONGUN RAZI SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAIN (11 days/ 10 nights)


DAY 1 (Tue) Arrival PUTAO – UPPER SHANGAUNG VILLAGE
Welcome to Putao (Northern Myanmar), the scenic highland of Kachin State. Upon arrival to Putao, direct proceed to Upper Shangaung Village. Overnight at Upper Shangaung Village. (12mile from North-West of Putao)

DAY 2 UPPER SHANGAUNG – WASAMDAM VILLAGE (11 Mile)
Morning after breakfast, start the hard trek about 8 Hours and 30 Minutes (including lunch stop time) through Wasam Dam Mountain (4630') and Lunch stop beside the stream. Overnight at Wasam Dam Village, Local House.

DAY 3 WASAMDAM – ZEYARDAM VILLAGE (17 Mile)
Go for the easy trek about 8 Hours (including lunch stop time) long way walk through the NamShoe Village and Ah Ward dam Village, Lunch stop beside the Hkar Lang bridge. Overnight at Zeyardam Village, Local House.

DAY 4 ZEYARDAM – HOUT’THICKPINGYI CAMP /6050’ (10 Mile)
At the morning, start again for the hard trek to west-side of Myanmar’s Hugh and High Fongun Raze Mountain ranges over 6000 feet. Night stop is Hout’ thickpingyi camp.

DAY 5 HOUT’THICKPINGYI – YEA HKE SACT/9100’ (7 Mile)
Keeps the hard trek again-over 9000’ Fongun Razi Mountain and upon on arrival at Ye Hke Sak you can go and explore on the very Snow ground, right up to the night stop camp. Overnight at Yea Hke Sact Camp (Close with the Snow Ground).

DAY 6 FONGUN RAZE SNOW MOUNTAINS (YEA HKE SACT)
(Sightseeing the whole day on the Ice Mountain – 11500’)
Today, you can explore the whole area of Fongun Raze Snow Mountain as much as you can. At the evening, back to the camp and overnight at Yea Hke Sact Camp.

DAY 7 YEA HKE SACT – CHAUNG SONE (14 Mile)
Today, we directly walk to Chaung Sone Camp (Streams Confluence) through Hout Thick Pyin Gyi Camp and 2 hrs walk away from the North of Zeyadam Village. At Chaung Sone Camp you can take bath and refresh again yourself. Overnight at Chaung Sone Camp.

DAY 8 CHAUNG SONE – WASAMDAM
Morning after breakfast, we will directly walk to Wasamdam Village through the Zeyadam, Ah Ward dam and Nam Shoe Village. Overnight at Wasamdam Village, Local House.

DAY 9 WASAMDAM – UPPER SHANGAUNG - PUTAO
Back to walk and hard trek again over the Wasamdam Mountain 4630’ and upon arrival to Upper Shangaung Village, the truck will come and pick up us to Putao. Overnight at Putao, Eden Guest House.


DAY 10 PUTAO – MACHANBAW (MULASHIDI) - PUTAO
After breakfast, visit to Machanbaw township, fruit plantations and natural legendary Stone Dragon, after noon drive back to Putao and visit to Mulashidi bridge and Village. Overnight at Putao. Eden Guest House.

DAY 11 (Fri) Departure PUTAO
Free time until your departure flight.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tree Top Walk 2 Jan 2010

All new members are welcome
Next Training
Date : 2 Jan 2010
Time : 11 am at Toa Payoh MRT
Contact no : Ko Chun Chun 91066344
                  myokyaw@gmail.com


We'll Hiking at there Tree Top Walk & Tower

(Your punctuality on time is really appreciated)


Description

The HSBC TreeTop Walk (HSBC TTW) is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through different stages of mature secondary forest. The first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird's eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m.

Besides providing another avenue for nature recreation for Singaporeans, the HSBC TTW also play an important role in forest canopy research, an area many researchers were not able to get into because of lack of access. This bridge will help to facilitate surveys and plant identification work and further our understanding of how forest ecosystems work.

The HSBC TTW was officially launched by the Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua, on 5th November 2004. The event also marked the start of another collaboration between NParks and HSBC that will reap benefits for the community. As part of efforts to enhance the HSBC TreeTop Walk as an outdoor classroom to promote an interest and appreciation of the natural sciences, HSBC and NParks established the HSBC-GCF (Garden City Fund) TreeTop Walk Fund to support a host of programmes and activities for conservation, education and outreach. This includes programmes for school children, workshops for teachers, training of nature guides as well as the production of educational materials.

The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is approximately 4.5 km (1.5 - 2 hour walk) from the MacRitchie Reservoir Park and 2.5 km (45 mins - 1 hr walk) from the carpark at Venus Drive. Therefore, a round trip including the TreeTop Walk is about 7 to 10 km (3-5 hours depending on your walking pace).

Please note that the walkway only allows for one-direction traffic. The entrance to the bridge is from Ranger Station via Peirce track.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 Dec-2010 Jan Chin Trip

Chin Trip 09-10

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Plastics, like diamonds, are forever!

Campaign Against The Plastic Plague The purpose of this campaign is to: Educate public about the adverse effects of plastic bags on the environment- made from petroleum, creates pollution, depletes natural resources, fatal consumption by animals, high costs in the long run to clean up litter, non-biodegradable Provide ways for public to make a difference- reduce, reuse, recycle! Activism! Inform public with most updated information about the anti-plastic issues Communicate with the public one-on-one to promote grass root organization Short term goal is to reduce, reuse, and recycle but in the long run hope to achieve a zero waste policy. "The leatherback turtle can keep itself warm in cold water, dive over 1000 meters below sea level, travel thousands of miles and gulp down a Portuguese man-of-war but is threatened by the inert plastic shopping bag" - Mrosovky, N. 1987

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