Try your hand at white water rafting down Jeram Besu, zip-line down the river’s incline on the Flying Fox, and challenge yourself by abseiling down a vertical slope 3 stories high!
Jeram Besu, which is located near Benta in the state of Pahang is considered one of the best spots for white water rafting in Malaysia with its class 1 to 3 rapids. Its classes of rapids guarantee that anyone who rafts down them will have an amazing time that will be hard to forget. It is so popular that individuals from all over the country and even from Singapore will make the trip down to Jeram Besu just to take on its rapids.
After you’ve been briefed on the basics of whitewater rafting and have your rafting equipment on, the next step of the procedure is to undergo the mandatory water confidence course. You will learn how to float on the surface of the river, sit and paddle, and handle a capsize to prepare you for the rapids. The “man overboard” exercise is where you will jump into the gushing “Mother Rapids” as a confidence and adrenaline boosting activity. Emerge from the intimidating waters feeling accomplished, and you’re ready to raft!
Jeram Besu has its rough and gentle moments. On certain parts of the river, you will find waters so calm it’s hard to believe you were screaming and splashing about on your raft just moments ago on another stretch of the river. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere and watch butterflies flutter over rocks, listen as white-throated kingfishers chirp from atop their branches, and try and catch sight of any Oriental pied hornbills that may glide through the sky above you.
The Flying Fox will have you zooming down the incline of Jeram Besu river, screaming in excitement. It consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, which is then mounted on an incline. Having originated from the historic use of zip-lines for transporting goods or users from the top to the bottom of an incline, the Flying Fox is now a popular vacation activity usually found at outdoor adventure camps or resorts that guarantees users a fun time in the air.
It is a fun and easy activity because the hardest part here would be to climb up onto a stage attached to a tall tree by the riverside. Once there, your equipment will be checked thoroughly to ensure that your little adventure will be as safe as possible. When you’re ready to go, all you’ll have to do is get into proper position, lift your legs off the ground, let gravity do its work, and fly! Besides the Flying Fox, there is also an abseiling activity for you to do.
Abseiling is a particular technique used for descending vertical cliff faces, often steep ones, using harnesses, ropes, and other safety equipment like thick gloves. Its name comes from the German word abseilen which means “to rope down”. Before trying your own skill at it, you will first be briefed on the technique, its equipment, and the safety procedures. When it’s your turn to abseil, you will climb up the ladder of the vertical wall, and begin your descent down its equivalent height of being 3 stories tall. It will be a bit of a challenge as it is not a common activity used in increasing or measuring fitness, but it’s definitely worth a try!