After a hearty lunch and good rest, we were all fueled up for the next adrenaline rush - white water rafting!
Before we could get into the raft, each of us had to do “water confidence”. What’s that? Wear a life jacket, lie on the river’s surface, let the strong current take you downstream and try not to drown. Super scary. I must have swallowed a gallon of water before I reached the river bank. Brrpp.
After a couple of hours of paddling, we reached the end of the course. We were greeted with a good meal and a group of elderly people enjoying karaoke. The speakers were blasting dangdut songs and off-pitched senior version of Inul and Rhoma Irama. Oh wait, some of us decided to join party too..
..and this is what happens when dangdut meets salsa!
How was it? Scary? Yes. Fun? Definitely! Something you should try at least once in your life. To answer some obvious questions:
- Yes, our raft did capsize once.
- Yes, I went underwater when it happened.
- Yes, I got a little panic. Just a little, thanks to the “water confidence” training. Otherwise it would be a big panic!
- Yes, sometimes the raft went flying that I almost got thrown out. Almost.
Despite of the above, I totally encourage you to give it a try. I think the course at Sg. Itek is good for beginners. There’s another one in Kuala Kubu Baru, not sure of the difficulty though.
What? Too easy for you? Then go to Sg. Padas in Sabah, it’s professional level.
Me? Dunno how many rafting sessions I gotta do to get to that level. Till then, no thanks. I’ll just watch you from dry land and pray that I’ll see you walk out alive at the end!
P.S.: I’ve yet to like this new Blogger template.. hmm..