12 December 2012

OVERLAND FAMILY TRIP

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Blackwind Adventure Team a.k.a B.A.T have organised an Overland Family Trips on 08/12/12 to 12/12/12 as continuenity of our tradition to organise an event or program every year. It was started in year 2008, when have organised the off road trip to Mat Daling on 08.08.08 and 09.09.09, 10.10.10, 11.11.11 and this year 12.12.12.

How ever this year we start the trip on 08/12/12 and we end on 12.12 am on 12/12/12 and we do make it when I myself reached our home exactly on 12.12 am 12/12/12.

The trip started from Klang to Kg Budu, Benta in Pahang and continue to Cameron Highland and end up at Kuala Kangsar, Perak at our "Dusun" where we spent our holiday in the jungle and sleeping in the tents.
We have a truly holidays while eating King of fruits "Durian" and other local fruit and the same times enjoying our time bathing the water stream.

With total of 95 participants and 18 vehicles consist of 4x4 and cars we manage to travel approximately 1,000 km.

It is a very memorable trip especially for our kids and familys when we spent our time together.



02 February 2012

Recce For New 4x4 Tracks







It has been  very long time I have not update this blog, actually we have a lot things to share with you all guys.

End of last year we have planned to end the year of 2011 by organizing a 4D3N off road trip looking for a new 4x4 tracks as a preparation for our year 2012 event. We planned to enter at Sg Dala, Grik in Perak and exit at Sg Siput also in Perak which we are expecting to drive on off road route for approximately 40 to 50km. This time trip consisted of 6 Mitsubishi Pajeros, a Cherokee Jeep, a Land Rover and a Mitsubishi Storm. 




Due to unforeseen problem, we only leaving Klang Valley on Saturday early morning at about 3.00 am which has delayed us for 5 hours and managed to arrive at Lenggong, Perak at about 3.00 pm for last fuel and to buy some essential supplies. The team entered Grik rain forest at about 5.00 pm and it has been consider very late entrance which leave us no other alternative but to continue the journey.

Its really the true adventure for us when one of convoy vehicles slipped and overturned when descending the slippery hills. Luckily no body injured.







We spent all night long to recover the LR and the recovery mission end at almost 1.00 am. It was so lucky that we managed to recover the LR without much problem and severe damage on the vehicles.Feeling so exhausted we decided to camp and continue the journey on next morning.

After repairing the vehicles in early morning, we continue the off road journey until we reached Pos Kemar on late evening and  decided to camp and spent our night. Camping in tranquility besides the nice and cold stream has made us fully recovered after a long journey. It is beautiful and very peace environment until we almost forgot what had happen to us last night.








It was the most adventure trip and we have learned a really team work along this trip. Skills and experiences are most valuable assets and it has to come with sacrifice.

For all readers of this blog and if you are interested in gaining the experience and adventure on journey to the nature, please contact us by email on this blog. Thank you for reading and just want to share our experience with you all.

Next Trips Recce to Cameron Highland to Lasah in Perak.

01 August 2011

Media Coverage on Overland Trips - 7 Countries

Jejak Warisan Jawi (JWJ2), the 4x4 overland trip for 25 days started from 25 May to 19 June 2011 has been covered by Malaysian's local TV (RTM-TV1). Below here are some of the coverage.




Do checked other videos based on series posted


05 July 2011

4x4 Basic Driving Course


On 1st to 3rd of July 2011, Blackwind Adventure Team have been given a honor to train the Selangor Youth and Sport Department  the 4x4 Basic Driving Course. Organised Selangor Youth and Sport Department, the course is to teach the participant on how to operate 4x4 vehicles, recognizing 4x4 vehicles, driving 4x4 vehicles in off road condition, the use of Recovery Kits and support equipment such as electrical winch, PTO and radio communication. The 3D2N course has been held at Teratak River River at Ulu Bernam, Hulu Selangor and there were 37 participants and 13 crews (4x4 owners) involved in this course. The Participants have given the opportunity to drive the 4x4 vehicles in off road condition such as river crossing, ascending and descending hills,  mud hole, v gullies and etc. They were also been taught to important of preserving the nature and most important is the safety when driving off road and handling the support equipment.











The course has been closed by the Director of Selangor Youth and Sport Department. This 4x4 basic course has taught the participants the important of work as a team, following leader and the important of preserving the nature.

23 June 2011

4x4 Overland Expedition - Jejak Warisan Jawi - Cambodia






The convoy team passed the Cambodian immigration and custom check without so much hassle. But driving on the right is a new thing to us. Driving in Malaysia and Thailand are on the right hand drive means that we are driving on left lane. Because the car is right hand drive, the co pilot play an important role to guide the driver when overtaking other vehicle on Cambodian road.


In Cambodian, our first destination is Seam Reap, to have our lunch at the Halal Restaurant called D'Wau Restaurant owned by a Malaysian and after having our lunch at about 3 pm, we planned to visit the famous Angkor Wat. Suddenly, we received an emergency call from our radio and have been informed that one our 4x4 vehicles have a breakdown. Upon checking by the team mechanic we have been informed that the 4x4 had a rear axle shaft fracture. We have to make a quick decision to split the convoy team into 2 team which the 1st team consist of 8 4x4 will proceed with the scheduled which is to visit the Angkor Wat and the 2nd convoy consist of 2 4x4 will be left behind to locate for a workshop and have the car repaired.

At the late afternoon, we received a call from our radio and been informed by the team mechanic that the local workshop have no spare parts for the breakdown vehicle and they have to have to order from Phnom Penh or Thailand to repair the car. We decided to let the 2nd team to spend another day waiting the spare part to be despatched and the car to be repaired. Due to the tight schedule,the team have to proceed the trip to Kg Semboa in Cham district which is another 400km and it will take us nearly 10 hour driving. It have become our first night ride on the right lane. We reach at Kg Semboa at approximately 9.00 a.m Cambodian time where the local people have waited for us since 7.00 a.m. 





16 June 2011

4x4 Overland Expedition - Jejak Warisan Jawi - Arayam Parachet


From Chumpon we are scheduled to drive for another 650 km to Arayam Prachet and on the way we will stop by at Cha'am for a break. The team has to reach the Cambodian border and planned to cross to Cambodia as early as the immigration office opened because this border is known as the busiest border for local trader. Our Cambodian handler will be expecting us at the border.


We only managed to reach Arayam Prachet at 4 a.m and only have 3 hour to take a nap and rest. We have drove for more than 10 hours and taking a nap is required before we continue the journey. 


At 8.00 am we took our breakfast at Halal restaurant near the border and luckily the owner able to communicate with us in Bahasa Melayu. After passed through the immigration and custom check, we have to bring our vehicles for inspection. The journey continue and this time we have to drive on the right hand side and it become a new experience to all the drivers and participants. Most of the convoy 4x4s are right hand side and we have very becareful when driving. 





14 June 2011

4x4 Overland Expedition - Trang to Chumpon





At early morning 27th May 2011, we have to travel approximately 500km to reach Chumpon, Thailand for our second night. Before that we have to stop by at Muang Kluang, Ranong the place we visited last year. We have to split into 2 group, 1st convoy of 3 4x4 have to rush to Kra Buri for camera shooting at the the place called Kra Ithmus, 80km from Muang Kluang and 2nd convoy headed to Ranong for a break and touring in the Ranong town. We left Ranong at 8.30 pm local time and will stay a night at Chumpon and expected to reach there at midnight. 




4x4 Overland Expedition - Jejak Warisan Jawi - Thailand




After several days travelling started on 25 May 2011, only today I have a chance to update about our team journey to 7 countries  started from Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China and Myanmar.
The first day day we departed, only 10 4x4 be able to enter Thai boder at Wang Kelian. We have to leave 1 of our 4x4 at Wang Kelian due to major broke down. We proceeded the journey and the 1st destination is Satun, Thailand and we have arranged a meeting with the local people and school to delivered some donation from Malaysian. The total journey is  700km.

2nd day of JWJ2, 27th May 2011, we continue the journey to Trang, we plan to take our first night at the hotel at Trang. We reached at the hotel at almost midnight after driving for more than 900 km. we must continue the journey as early  as 6 pm local time on the next day.






26 April 2011

JWJ 2 in Malaysia (Drill Trip)









On 22nd to 24th April 2011, the B.A.T has undergo a 3 days journey to 7 states in Malaysia, departured from Selangor > Perak > Penang > Kedah > Kelantan > Pahang > Negeri Sembilan > Melaka, this trip has become our testing route as a preparation to our actual event to 7 countries in May, 2011. We have to cover total journey of almost 1,400 km in 2 days. The convoy consists of 9 4x4 with the total crews of 32 persons. The flag-off was done by the Dean of UniKL, Prof Dr Raja Aziz Bin Raja Maarof at almost midnight 22 April 2011. Our first stop is Kupang in Baling, Kedah and we have delivering the donation collected to the needed group. We have performing the Malay traditional martial arts and  "kompang" show to the kampong folks. The ceremony was officially launched by Y.Bhg Dato Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, Presiden Putera 1 Malaysia.

At Benta, Pahang we have delivering to needed group and the ceremony was officially launched by Dato' Ir Mohd Soffi Bin Tan Sri Abdul Razak, 

The convoy also have visiting to few orphanage to deliver the donation collected by the group as part of community service and at the same time promoting our Expedition JWJ II.
We completed the 1,400 km journey at almost 2 a.m, 25 April 2011


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