Hiking adventure #3- Broga Hill a.k.a. Bukit Lalang, Semenyih

On Tuesday, we woke up early feeling enthusiastic to hike Broga Hill. Had a hearty breakfast – freshly squeezed fruit & veggie juice and egg-cheese-sandwich. We departed at 6.45 a.m. from our condo and reached Broga Hill at 7.20 a.m. Broga Hill is fondly called as Bukit Lalang (direct translation: Weed Hill) – as the hill is covered with weeds resembling an African Savannah. The hill is about 350 meter in height. No trees are found up there due to the hard ground – with rocks. The peak of the hill guarantees a scenic view of the Broga valley and a glimpse of Semenyih.

The Broga Hill

It’s an easy hike- took us less than an hour to reach to the peak. The trail is beautiful with rhythmically swaying weeds. At some crossings, there are ropes to help you trek – the trail is slippery in the morning due to the mist – so, we had to be careful as not to fall off. At the first peak, we took a break to enjoy the cool morning breeze – absolutely refreshing and calming – a good place to de-stress – and the greenery is truly a feast to the eye. It’s good to start off early – to enjoy the morning breeze and avoid the scorching afternoon sun.

Directions from K.L: Follow the signboard to Sg. Besi – Kajang – Semenyih. Once you reach Semenyih, make a left turn about 2 km away from the town centre – heading towards Nottingham University Malaysia campus. Continue from the University’s main road till you come across a Rabbit Farm on your right. Park at the opening of the palm oil plantation. When we reached the palm oil plantation, we were baffled at the number of cars parked at the roadside – we didn’t expect to see that many people . On a hindsight, it’s good to see families with children waking up early for hiking – a healthy and active lifestyle.

Oil palm estate en route to the foothill

After the hike, we headed towards Broga – 1 km away from the Broga Hill. Broga town centre is located in a valley and being a dead end, there are no more settlements beyond the town square. Broga town exudes the classic-vintage atmosphere – with its infamous kopitiams in traditional settings – love it! We had breakfast in one of the kopitiams. Due to its obscure location, this town a perfect quick getaway for city dwellers.

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3 Responses to Hiking adventure #3- Broga Hill a.k.a. Bukit Lalang, Semenyih

  1. Anonymous says:

    Should go this place. Interesting!mageselvam.

  2. AGAPE says:

    Yes da – it's so green and nice! Perfect place to release tension 🙂

  3. stschin says:

    Broga is a nice place. Opposite the hill is a very nice Chinese temple.

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