The trail to the peak of Mount Tebu from Lata Belatan was 7 km.. Although the route was easy with lots of flat grounds, still having those heavy bags on our shoulders does gave the challenge.. The beginning of the hike require us to cross the river by walking on rocks.. I was captivated by the color of the river.. At some parts it was aquamarine and I think it is deep enough for swimming.. The jungle is quite thick and it was not at all windy that I was drenched in sweat immediately..
The first stop was Sg Cakah Dua where we need to cross the river by walking on a slim tree trunk and this was where our balancing ability was put to test.. I was bad at it..
Next we stopped at Punca Air.. There's a small water point about 120 m from here. I didn't go there but according to those who did, it was a quite a struggle.
They described it as "Jalan balik je dah leh abes air yang kite amek tu"
O yeah, it was also here where we performed our prayers...
Then there was this Jendela Pandang.. Well, based on the name itself, I thought it must have this great view there.. However you can only see trees and a neighbouring hill..
Then came the peak!!! Well the peak is quite spacious. You can camp there but it's quite far from the waterpoint. The peak was surrounded by trees so you can't see that much from there.
Aha!!!! After a few minutes walk from the peak you'll reach Batu Madrasah.. This is my favourite spot of all in Mount Tebu.. The view there was breathtakingly brilliant.. It was foggy at first and we only enjoyed the cool breeze there. But when the sky was cleared, the view was actually overlooking a small part of the land and the South China Sea.. And we promptly screamed
There's also mystical stories about Batu Madrasah.. People frequently hear a voice reciting Quranic verses and Adzan there.. Two of our participants heard it too.. I admit that we were too ecstatic up there.. Luckily nothing happen huhuhu
O yeah, Mount Tebu is also famous as a place for martial art training especially Silat.. There's this one rock carved with Jawi writing and we couldn't really understand what's written on it except for the word Yasin on the very top of it. Honestly, it was rather an eerie-looking rock hehe
The POWER PUFF GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!