Please note, this Run shall be a 4 KM, short & sweet run. Paper shall be laid, substantially, only on broad
ex-timber-logged trails so we can enjoy our run like BORN FREE (from leeches). For those of us who rather a longer run, we can always run it twice round and if so, please bear in mind the assumptions below. ON ON
3 Assumptions for setting runs, during last quarter of the year:-
It gets dark usually at 7.00pm, only on Tuesdays;
Leeches in the dark, if any, usually suck harder only on Tuesdays;
This means to say, you can enjoy a 50 minutes' brisk walk on broad trails with no darkness and no leeches, only on Tuesdays.
Head to the Jln Duta / Jln Kuching roundabout. ZERO YOUR TRIP METER HERE.
Get on to Jalan Kuching heading North (like to Alaska), passing Pasar Borong and WARTA.
At 11.0 KM, Kompleks Kerajaan Daerah Gombak signboard on left - slow down and keep left.
At 11.3KM, Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Gombak signboard on left, take the Left Slip Road up and veer Left before the Traffic Lights.
(If you see Templer Park, you have overshot the Left Slip Road by approximately 2 KM).
At 13.0KM, after a concrete bridge, turn Right across the divider-break into Bkt Lagong.
Take the winding road to the very end until you see a huge Hash Sign pointing to a flat open area for parking.
[A]- Find your way to middle ring road (MRR2) and head towards Taman Melawati
then Zoo Negara
[B]- if coming from southeast, Ampang area, follow Duke Highway indications below.
[C]- if coming from northwest, Kepong, Batu Caves , jln Kuching, head towards
Taman Melawati and then Zoo Negara.
[D]- If taking the Duke Highway (advisable for most coming from Bangsar)
-go all the way towards Ampang. Take Exit 3308 A to the left towards Ulu Kelang, Taman Melawati, Kuantan. Set trip meter to zero as you enter MRR2.
- at 3.7km bear left on ramp to Taman Permata and make U-turn below ramp.
Drive for about 300m and Zoo Negara is on left.
[E]- At Zoo Negara set trip meter to zero. Drive on Jln Taman Zooview and after
900m turh left onto Jalan 1 and go over bridge. After 180m turn left into
Jalan 3. Drive for 90m turn right into Jalan 5. Drive for 400m and Jln 5 will
merge intp Jalan L5. Drive 450m along Jalan L5 and turn right into unname road. Drive
for another 500m on pebble road and park in orderly manner.
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Kelab Darul Eshan, Taman TAR Ampang GPS Coordinates E 101 46 11.4 N 3 9 57.5
Please park inside the Kelab Darul Eshan. As you pass the guard house, turn right into the open parking area. RLC Hash signs will assist you. Dinner will be in Johan's house: 6 Jln Watan 1. Taman Sri Watan Ampang 68000 Selangor GPS Coordinates: E 101 46' 27.9" N 3 8' 23.3"
Here's a map from Kelab Darul Eshan to Johan's house where the on-down will be. View Larger Map
The significance of the Dumpling Run is no significance. Duan Wu Festival falls on the summer solstice This year it falls on June 23, we run on June 26. It falls in remembrance of Qu Yuan a statesman who was exiled and turned poet during the Warring States in 278 BCE.
He was a statesman with the Chu kingdom which formed and alliance with another warring party which he opposed and was exiled. ( Zhou dynasty) Out of despair he committed suicide in a river and his supporters threw in rice triangles to feed him in his after life. They paddled boats out to the river to scare the fish away in hope of retrieving his body.One of the reasons for the Dragon boat Festival - also celebrated at this time.
And so is the story of the Dumpling Festival.
After a few beers, imagine this building which was probably built at the same time of the original Hash House to be the one. Just put a few arches on the windows, stretch it a bit and you will get something like the twelve room lodging house for mak salehs!!!
Regards, Ar. Jim Poh
On-on-on is at Restoran Fresh Fried Seafood
Jalan Riang, Taman Gembira (Happy Garden)
GPS : N 03 05.044 E 101 40.956
Chinese name is ChiewYehTianHaiSianFanThian
(or as PeterPan would say Nine moon sky sea food rice shop)
From the run-site, drive towards Jalan Gasing where you turn left at
the Chinese Temple. Drive for about one km to reach the roundabout.
Turn left towards Jalan Klang Lama (JKL) ... be careful when you reach
JKL after going up a ramp over the railway line below. There are three
forks; left and right will lead to toll-houses - the middle fork (free
of charge) will lead to JKL. Go along JKL for about 1.7km and turn off
at the OUG (Taman Overseas Union) junction and go for another one km
to a four-road traffic-lighted junction. Go straight on until the
first left-turn and you will see a green building (see picture) That
is the restaurant for the night. Park wherever convenient.
Make your way to Rawang Toll
At traffic lights after toll zero tripmeter
Turn right towards Rawang
At 1.3Km (next set of lights) slip left sign EMERALD EAST and continue to roundabout.
Take 3'oclock and follow road to TNB sub station at 2.4Km altogether from 1st traffic lights.
Before you see a broken-down Pondok on the right, turn down Right to a small road.
Park behind Hare BMW down the Road
Circle will be on top of the pavement with a big tree at the entrance road.
Kindly note the run starts at 5.00PM
Directions – Bukit Hatamas, Cheras Hartamas
If traveling from KL, take Jalan Loke Yew – Jalan Cheras towards Cheras/Kajang. If from PJ, take Federal Highway and go straight towards the direction of Kajang. (In both routes, Sami Vellu no longer collects toll)
Just before Phoenix Plaza, Cheras (at opposite right side of road) keep to the right lane. Set Trip Meter to zero here. Watch out for sign for Taman Segar/Cheras Hartamas. At 0.3 km from Phoenix Plaza turn sharp left into the direction of Cheras Hartamas. At 0.9km take a right-turn.
Follow all the way along this main road. Pass the entrance of Taman Bukit Segar 1, by following the right-turning main road. Continue to wind down into a valley till at 4.0 km you reach Taman Bukit Segar 2. Again pass its entrance by following the right-turning main road. At 4.3 km, turn left at junction here (You can see an Orange-Beige ‘Continental’ car service/tyre shop at your left front). On turning left, go straight down (pass under the Bukit Hatamas arch) and at T-junction turn right, pass security boom, to run site at 4.7 km.