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The Speedboat Ride

Wind, no wind? Amazing, not Amazing? Super, Not really? The scientific LAB REPORT will explain.



The Speedboat Ride. It is of no worth to go to Malaysia without having a speedboat ride to travel in the man-made river of Belum which is 4 times of the size of Singapore. Belum. Belum is the world’s oldest forest reserve existing. This is where the only tribe, Orang Asli Tribe lives.


The speedboat ride is also worth. You can roam around in the river having fun with the lovely wind and also going for bird watching. There are totally about 316 known bird species in Belum. A few of them is for examples the Hornbills, Eagles, Parrots, etc.
Now the question is that what all you need for this ride. First of all, you need your backpack and a group ready to go for the ride. You need life jackets too. Otherwise you are not allowed to go in the boat. If you have all these things, you are fit to go to the speedboat ride and have fun in the boats. Uuuuugh….. TOO MANY INSECTS. They are awful.


Where do you start? Truly telling, there is no start in the ride. If you are living in a houseboat, you can start from the place where you are living. One thing you could start from in my opinion is the man-made river damp.


This speedboat ride is something that everyone will have a lot of fun in. It is the trip where you will have all the wind and it relaxes you a lot and rests your mind. I went there, and I had a really fun time. It was an amazing trip to have fun in a ride of the speedboat. It gives you a lot of relaxation and keeps your mind out of stress. The speedboat ride gave me a lot of wind and I was happy (though I could not see anything with the wind as my hair was coming in front of me again and again).

Through the speedboat ride, I learned a lot of AMAZING facts about the river. One of them was that the river was man-made. Then I learned that the size of this river was 4 times of Singapore!!! Oh My God!! That is so big! If that is just the river, how much would Malaysia be??!! I learned that there are certain things in Belum which make you jolly like this ride and there are some which will make you cry and frustrated (My trek with leeches was one of them…. Will be talked about later).

Along with this there are a few things that you should avoid and somethings that you should not. You should avoid wearing sandals or slippers or something like that. You could wear sports shoes instead. You should be having insect repellent spray with you to spray of any bugs or grossy insects you see. You should avoid going on the edges of the boat so that you won’t fall. But always remember to get your lifejackets before going inside one of the boats…..

Posted by Saanika 04:37 Archived in Malaysia

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