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FAQ Expedition Negeri Sembilan

When is the trip?

It will be a 2 Day 2 Night trip from 19th July 2019 to 21st July 2019. We will be meeting at 1830HRS on 19/07/19 at Marsiling MRT. We will arrive back in JB Sentral on 21/07/19 at 1700HRS. From there, you can either make your way back to Singapore or extend your stay in Malaysia.

Where are we going?

This time, we will bring you to Negeri Sembilan! We will be doing a sunrise hike up Bukit Senaling, 394m above sea level. Despite its low elevation, Bukit Senaling is famous for its 'Sea of clouds' which appears early in the morning, hence a spectacular view! Then, we will head to Gua Batu Maloi for spelunking, where a unique caving experience entails! Lastly before ending the trip, we will spend the night in Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Will this trek be difficult?

We are rating this trek 2/5. This is a beginner friendly trek but we do expect that you have some basic fitness level before embarking on this trip!

How much is it and what does it include?

This trip will cost $100 for NUS Rovers Members and $106 for non-members. (Learn more about membership here if you would like to sign up!)

The price includes return transport from JB Sentral to Negeri Sembilan and Melaka, 1 night in a hostel, guide fees and breakfast on Day 2 as stated in the itinerary. All other costs shall be borne by you. 

What is not included?

  1. VISA

  2. Travel Insurance - NUS provides travel insurance for NUS students ONLY. For students with pre-existing medical conditions, we advise you to purchase your own travel insurance for better coverage. Non-NUS students are responsible in getting their own travel insurance.

  3. Anything else that are not mentioned in the itinerary such as food, shopping expenses and expenses during free time. 

How is the trip like?

Night 1: We will meet at Marsiling MRT at 1830HRS. We will then cross over to Johor and board our chartered transport to Bukit Senaling, Negeri Sembilan.

Day 1: We will have a light breakfast before the sunrise hike. After descending, we will have lunch before we travel to Gua Batu Maloi for spelunking. After spelunking, we will head to Melaka for R&R.

Day 2: We will have the whole morning to explore Melaka on our own. We will head back to JB Sentral after lunch. We are expected to arrive in JB Sentral at 1700HRS.

How’s the weather like?

Negeri Sembilan: High/Low, 34°C /25°C (Might rain)

Where will we be spending our night?

One night on our chartered vehicle and one night in a Melaka hostel

Will there be a local guide?

Yes, we have engaged local guides for the sunrise trek at Bukit Senaling and Gua Batu Maloi.

Who's going?

You will be traveling with 5 committee members and 7 other participants! There are only 7 slots and they run out fast so don’t hesitate and sign up now! We are open to accepting more participants if we are able to fill up more seats.

How different is this trek?

Apart from being our last Malaysia trek for this Summer, why not take this opportunity to take a break before the new semester starts! This will be a fun-packed weekend getaway!

Any things to take note?

We will be trekking in the dark for the sunrise trek. For caving at Gua Batu Maloi, it is a narrow cave passage where you will have to climb, squeeze, crawl, and even wiggle your bodies through the cave between streams of water that could be waist deep. Hence, if you are not comfortable with being in tight spaces or navigating through bodies of water, this may not be suitable for you. Otherwise, it definitely will be a unique and fun experience!

How do I find out more about this trip?

Contact us at nusroverspd@gmail.com if you have any queries.