Monday, 5 May 2008

NAM: Tour Of Duty

A friendly invitation from the Jolly Rogers PB Corps saw us experiencing Malaysia's natural rain forest first hand on the 1st of May 2008. Many a time has Ja'Son tried to convince us to engage in jungle warfare, and we almost always come up with excuses not to go. But this time, since it was a public holiday and giving in to his constant bragging on how good the jungle is, we decided to give it a shot. I must say, Isi Rimba, which is located near the Zoo Negara is a very scenic spot, with clear flowing rivers (and CLEAN!), cute Malaysian styled huts and entirely surrounded by natural forest. As it was a holiday, the public wading areas were filled with picnickers, photographers, and of course the Paintballers.

Playing paintball in a real forest/jungle was truly an experience for us "urban" folk. the humidity made us all look like we'd taken a dip in the river, soaking in sweat from head to toe. Some highlights of the day include watching Gavin struggling through thick shrub, then watching him fall after tripping over branches (Hahahah!), and finally listening to him scream "I dont want to play anymore!" as he struggled to free his feet from a mud pool.

Hats off to all the jungle operators from the Jolly Rogers, Sacred Valley Ghost, and Grenadier Guards paintball teams for the intimate introduction to what Malaysia's rain forest has to offer.

Here are some snaps from the day's war...

HAMMER represented

The long walk into the jungle

Resting in the jungle

Trying to strike a pose

We're still alive! No snakes or leeches got us! woohoo!

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