Nature @ Bukit Broga, Semenyih, Selangor

Nature @ Bukit Broga, Semenyih, Selangor

Bukit Broga is not tough to hike and it takes roughly 30 minutes to reach the first lookout point. The hills may not stimulate the adrenaline but you may be surprised with the amazing view, which looks as if you are quite high above sea level. What is truly appealing about hiking up to the peak is the panoramic view of the landscape. In fact, the view from the top of Bukit Broga has been described as incredible and offering one of the best sights from such a low hill. The breathtaking scenic view is worth the time spent on a Saturday morning 19 May 2012.

Thirty five students from the Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) took the challenge climbing Bukit Broga, starting the journey at 3.30 am on a cold Saturday morning from MUST. Muhammad Nazeem, a 2nd semester student from BSc of Biotechnology, organised a successful expedition as part of MUST’s students’ activities and get-together. This activity saw the students’ close relationship, teamwork, unity and cooperation amongst themselves with the ultimate aim of reaching the peak of Bukit Broga.

The road to the tip of Bukit Broga was not easy, but success is sweet, reaching to the top just make one feel so great. Hikers climb it to experience the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the 400m view. The track is quite free and easy, where some parts require one to climb 20-25 degree angles. That’s when the adrenalin starts pumping hard. However, even children can complete the hike without many problems. This activity also promoted healthy social lifestyles and identified the nature loving characters amongst the students. Overall, this outing also brought the students in getting to know each other better socially and academically.

Bukit Broga, also known as 'Bukit Lalang', after the local species of grass that grows abundantly here, is a hill in Semenyih, about 40 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. Broga is a small town that sits on the border of Selangor and Negri Sembilan in Malaysia.