Friday, November 27, 2009

Slim River White Water Rafting Perak Videos

Video of Slim River White Water Rafting Perak
As part of my continuation from part one, this is my Slim River white water rafting videos article, which shares the experience going through this fun and interesting river.

Not many companies provide this venue for white water rafting as the access is a little harder than most of the other rafting circuits.

Slim River offers water rafting enthusiast class one to class three rapids and on good days, and if you are lucky during the rainy season, you may experience class four rapids.

Videos include water rafts getting stuck, going down a class 3 waterfall, getting stuck in a rapid whirlpool, people falling off rafts and even an overturn experience, all here at Sungai Slim white water rafting.

Videos of Slim River White Water Rafting

Slim River White Water Rafting Perak Malaysia

Carrying our rafts to the start point

Getting here was no joke as you should read my forist Slim River white water rafting Part 1 story. It shares the information on getting to Slim River from Kuala Lumpur. 

Rafts going through Grade 1 to 3 rapids

The first rapids we encountered was pretty intense as an opener to this river. Usually rapids tend to start easy and get harder but not in this case.

So many of us were a little scared after the first rapid, but the boat captain assured us that it was just a warm up for everyone. 

Raft going down a Grade 1 Rapid

Someone falls into the river

Raft going down a Grade 2 Rapid

Overturned Raft Slim River Water RaftingOverturned Raft during White Water Rafting here at Slim River

2 rafts going through some Grade 2-3 rapids

Rafts getting stuck at rocks

Our raft approached another raft which was stuck at a rock whirlpool, we bump the other raft and then we get stuck there too. 

A third raft approaches us and also gets stuck at the same rapid. The guides need to get out to free the stuck rafts while water gushes in. A lot of shouts to "jump jump" was used here to free the rafts by the captains. 

Another raft stuck doing the 'Jump Jump'

On numerous occasions we got pretty much stuck, and had to do the jump-jump in order to free our water raft. 

Slim river is quite well known for this and is common during the rainy season. But in any case, it was a great experience for all of us. 

Sungai Slim Air Terjun Hidung Patah Broken Nose Waterfall Rapids at Slim River

Water Rafting Down A Waterfall in Malaysia

This is the most thrilling part of the water rafting experience is where rafts take turns to go down a Grade or Class 3 waterfall rapid known as 'Broken Nose'. 

As I headed to a safe point to capture the rafting videos, the raft went down the rapid head first and bumped the huge rock ahead resulting is one rafter falling off there. 

He flowed with the rapids and was eventually rescued by the raft captain. This is one of the safety procedures that is practiced by all the companies. 

Raft going down Broken Nose Waterfall Rapid Grade 3 and someone falls off

Larger Red Raft goes down Broken Nose safely

At Broken Nose Waterfall Rapid, another larger red raft makes it through without anyone falling off this challenging rapid.

Just so you know, right before the plunge down the waterfall, the captain would call for a boom-boom where everyone gets into the raft and holds on tightly for this experience.


One more raft makes it through Broken Nose Rapids,sideways with someone holding on outside


This raft went through the Broken Nose Waterfall Rapid sideways which resulted in someone falling off and holding on tightly to the raft. 

After the rafting, I had asked him how it felt, and he said that it was an awesome experience, never before tried in his life. 

Raft stuck at Rapid Whirlpool!

This must have been the most terrifying experience for me and the gang as we headed down the rapids seeing another raft stuck ahead.

It looked like they were stuck at the rocks but as we got closer, they were stuck in a rapid whirlpool. As we went in to bump them out, we in turn got stuck in this whirlpool of water.

With water gushing in constantly, it was a terrifying 5 minutes before the guide jumped out to get a rope and pull us out of that ordeal. The video shows you what we went through.

Finally a video to show what it feels like when a raft overturns

In this video, our raft overturned at one of the rapids and everyone was carried by the strong currents a good 200 meters down river.

I had accidentally put on the video towards the end part where I was trying to swim to the banks after a few attempts. It was an incredible experience and one of those that I will remember for life.

Picture of me taking a 'shower' after water rafting

Price for White Water Rafting in Slim River:
  • Minimum booking is 10 Persons
  • Inclusive of a lunch
  • Transfer from Hot Springs to Slim River and back
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years old
Water Rafting at Slim River - Timings
  • Meet up just after Slim River Toll Booth at 8.30 am
  • Journey to Slim River by 4WD 9.30 am
  • Start white water rafting about 10.30 am to 11.00 am
  • Finish rafting about 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Lunch at Hot Springs cafeteria
Amenities at Slim River Hot Springs
  • Car Park available near Hot Springs
  • Shower/Bathroom available at Hot Springs
  • Stalls selling light snacks and drinks
Do's and Don'ts
  • Do bring sunscreen or sunblock for the ladies
  • Do bring a waterproof bag if you want to carry your valuables
  • Do bring a waterproof camera if you want some dramatic pictures
  • Do bring a change of clothes and towel for after rafting
  • Do bring along a safety rubber for your glasses
  • Don't put anything in your pockets
  • Don't wear jewelry or expensive watches
  • Don't panic when you fall over! Listen to the raft captain.
Getting to Slim River by car
  • From KL, head on the NKVE Highway North
  • Exit at Slim River turn off to the left (1 hour drive from KL)
  • After toll, meet the rafting company on the left of the road
  • They will guide you to the parking at the hot springs
  • If you are from the North, head down South via NKVE and exit Slim River
  • There are no sign boards for water rafting at Slim River.
Map to meet up point for Slim River White Water Rafting



View Slim River White Water Rafting Meet Up Point in a larger map

For the record, there are numerous areas where you can go rafting in Peninsular Malaysia, and one of the best places to do this is at Slim River white water rafting in Perak, Malaysia.

There are also numerous agencies and companies that organize tours for this, and you can find them online or around Kuala Lumpur.

If you have enjoyed my videos of the Slim River white water rafting, do leave a comment in the comment section below. 

7 comments:

David Jr said...

Honeymoon Bed Breakfast, thank you for the kind words. Your pointers are so spot-on too.

Regards,
David

Tekkaus said...

Fuuyooh bro! :) You really enjoy yourself huh!:p

David Jr said...

Tekkaus, thanks - Yes, whenever there is a chance, I'm there to enjoy! Awesome fun!

David

ADAM said...

hi,
My name is Adam. I would like to introduce you guys about my place. "Sungai Sedim" or translated as Sedim River is one of the best river in Malaysia. Very suitable for Rafting and kayaking. So, maybe someday you might interested to come and challenge the rapid water. You may find more information regarding white water rafting at http://sungaisedim.blogspot.com or you can search on google for " white water rafting Sungai Sedim" . Beside that, you also can walk on the longest canopy walk in the world : named as THE TREE TOP WALK. It's about 925m and 26,000 above the sea level. FYI- deep in the rainforest!

David Jr said...

Hi Adam, thank you for your comment here. Actually, if you like, we can arrange for a trip to your place so I can feature it on my articles here. Do email me to work out arrangements as I can promise you a page 1 google search result.

David

David Jr said...

rafting cagayan, thanks. You should make a visit here to try out the many water rafting sites around Malaysia.

Costa Rica, Thank you very much for the kind words. For more info, do contact Ivy Holidays in the details.

Regards,
David

David Jr said...

Hi W.W.R, thanks for the comment and as an addict - YES, you should try some of the White Water Rafting in Malaysia.

David