"Freedom to live and to think about life for its own sake is important and even essential to a child. Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned." -John Holt.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Panaroma Hill, Sg Lembing 15 October 2010
Hike Panaroma Hill, Enhui's second hill attempt after Broga. Direction (from Sg Lembing Welcome Arch): Drive straight towards Sg Lembing town where you'll see a food court on your left. Turn left after food court. Go straight till the end. Park your car. It takes about 45 mins to arrive the peak but with young kids, it might take an hour (+)
We missed the entrance to the hill while stumbling in the dark. It was blocked by the cement mixer and a heap of sand. The steps are located right at the beginning of the foot hill. It took us some time to locate it. Hui was scared of the total darkness and refused to walk. After hiking approximately 3/4 of the journey, she finally broke free from dad's arm, when we were greeted by the sunlight. From there on, she climbed up happily. Poor dad!
Most of the paths are with cement steps (right) whereas the remainder is of gravel (left). It's relatively easier to climb than Broga Hill, due to the steps but it is physically more challenging.
(Left) The sea of clouds could be seen after hiking slightly more than half of the hill. (Right) At the peak, meeting another group who were there capturing sunrise.
Sunrise. We watched the last part of it.
Eye catching sea of cloud from the peak. When we descended, the cloud dispersed and Sg Lembing town could be seen.
A wooden chair built around the truck, left by construction workers. En was playing with one of the tool used to smoothen the steps.