This is the sign at the entrance of the Ranchan Recreational Park. I came here many years ago and I have forgotten when. This time, I came here with SiewPeng. We have brought some food and had a short picnic here.
It’s a rocky park.
We walked through this bridge, there are only four main poles in pink.
As you can see there are supports on the bridge all the way and no pole in the middle, it is a hanging or suspension bridge.
This bridge is not static, it was shaking and produced sound when we walked through. Another group of people have waited us to get through before they used it. One of the member ( a young lady) in that group felt scared and she was reluctant to walk across.
Recently there is an incident where a group of students camping near a bridge at Kampar and the bridge had collapsed while the students were walking on it and it had taken 3 students’ lives. The government are now checking on all the suspension bridges across the nation. I think this bridge in Serian Ranchan Part is not excluded.
There are ponds in the park. Some of them are human-made so that it can form mini or even a micro dam.
We did not prepare our swimwear, we just walked around, taking photographes and enjoyed our food.
There is a short walking path in the park where it lead us into the deeper part of the park. Nothing special there, except we found a group of youngster sitting there making noises. They seemed happy, and enjoying their Sunday afternoon.
Were we running? No, we were just walking.
The root of a tree has damaged the concrete walking path.
Big leaves are very common in any park in Malaysia.
This is the area when we reached the top.
Time for macro photography.
Another common things that can be found in the tropical forest.
We were on the bridge when taking this photo. It is the leaves of a palm tree, viewed from top of it. Yes, we stood higher than a tree.
The dropped leaves had fallen into the ponds. Nobody was swimming here.
Someone left rubbish on the stone bench. We had no choice but sat here to have our food while watching the water of the stream flowing. We found that we were surrounded with rubish left by other visitors.
While we were having our food, we saw a cat meowing at us. I thought it wanted some food too, but when I stood up and walked to it, it started moving. It seemed that it wanted to bring me to somewhere. But later it hid itself in a hole among stones ( a mini cave for it).
We found another b/w (black and white) cat.
Is there any message on the stone?
This is the way to the tree tower.
We found that there were at least 2 or more disclaimer signboards that tell the visitors that the authority is not responsible for anything (especially bad things) that might happen in the park.
It was a hazy day when we visited this park, and the weather was hot. The waterfall and the stream seemed to have dried up. We could even walk across the rocks (a stream when there is water) and did not get wet. We will come here again and see if the waterfall is “working”.