Wild Boars - Pre Adventure Camp
Monday blues it is, when dem friends make it late for a camp we planned a week ago. Held on Pulau Ubin, the camp involves us to cook, hike, explore the island on bikes, and moreover, to have fun
We started off with rental our bicycles for $7 each, and realising the bicycles were a little too old for us to ride. We ride on anyway. No doubt the time of the day, we were attired in overalls, outdoor wear with our backpacks lined with water, food and necessities to last the night.
Making out way to Ketam Bike Park, we saw virtually no tourists, except for a few students navigating in the many streets of Western Ubin. Riding at top speeds, the wind flowing through by ears were not without the increasing cramps in my thigh muscles.
No work comes without good effort I must say.
Soon we headed back to camp where Rishab begun building the tent and I went on to prepare the fire pit. After 45 minutes, he was finally done with it, and I had completed setting up the fire pit.
We started the fire together, and made it to the point he started cooking his dinner! It was tasty indeed - Vegetarian Masala Maggi Noodles.
Alan came shortly, after waiting nearly 2 hours for a boat from the mainland! Like a bare chested gorilla, he came to camp stomping like he owned the place, because it is Alan being Alan.
Rishab initiated him to help pose for a short of Alan tending the fire, and he did just that, except for the fact that he topped my entire mess tin full of water into the flaming fires of ******
A moment of silence for the fire.
Myself and Rishab begun to re-create the fire. Thankfully the mess tin of water was entirely consumed by the fire, allowing the embers to continue glowing. As the charcoal slowly got consumed by the flames, the fire regained it's strength and rose to its height.
Time for dinner! Ripping out an entire pack of chicken frank, I tossed it in my mess tin and begun toasting them in the fire. Incidentally Rishab and Alan wanted beer and went ahead to get it while I stayed behind to savour my chicken franks. Wild boars came roaming around and I was kinda terrified, despite having experience. Whipping out my knife I stood up in show of defence and waited till they were back.
Chang Beer was a-ok but the night continued anyway, until more Wild Boar cane around and we had to move to the lighted area near the Jetty. After lots of intensive talking, we got up and went for a night confidence hike. Though it would be great if all could come, Alan wasn't ready for it - he stayed behind, keeping the light company.
As me and Rishab headed off into the night, our pace quicken and the silence of the island slowly creeped into us. Anxious as it sounds, it was terribly dark, yet two, 'trying to be calm' guys walked through some extremely dark areas, with a balls of stone. Any rustling in the trees would make us walk faster and faster until it was too fast to keep up. Damn.
We finally made it back and caught some shut-off before making our way back to mainland in the morning.
At last, civilisation.