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Hiking: The Famous Broga Hill Sunrise In Malaysia

Updated on February 12, 2012

Broga Hill Sunrise

One of Broga Hill's Peak

Broga Hill Experience

Broga Hill is one of the most commercialized hiking spots in Malaysia. It’s located in Semenyih. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour drive if you are coming from Petaling Jaya. Travel agencies are also bringing tourist to this place to look at the sunrise. It has quite a beautiful sunrise.

The reason why so many people are heading to Broga Hill is because it’s very easy to find and of course the most important reason that everyone loves it would be because it is an extremely easy hike. The hike from the base camp where you park your car to the top takes about 30 minutes if you are fast to about an hour if you are walking leisurely. Another reason that Broga Hill is so popular is because you can watch a very nice sunrise from there with minimal effort.

Broga Hill is overly commercialized. The reason why this is said is because sometimes when you go up to the very top, you would be able to see the whole mountain is full with people. The grasses can be very little, imagine people squeezing among each other and you have very little room to move. It feels like if you are going to a supermarket with a 90% discounted sale.

Sunrise View

The Journey To The Peak

There are a lot of avid photographers that goes up to Broga Hill to take pictures of the sunrise. They have to carry quite a heavy load up with their tripods. This weight is at least a few kilograms. A hiker would understand that every extra kilogram of weight is not very fun. All of the photographers will try to reach the top of the hill to capture a magnificent view of the sunrise.

It’s advisable to start the journey around 5.30 am if the hiker has stamina problems. If the hiker is fit, starting at 6.00 am would be a good time too. The equipment that you would need to bring would be a pair of good shoes, 1.5 litre of water for all those heavy drinkers, torch light (This is VERY Important), mosquito repellent, sunblock, a cap to protect against the sun because it’s quite barren on top and also a pair of sunglasses if you would want to look cool on top.

This trek, it’s not necessary to bring a pair of good quality hiking boots but the hiker would need to bring a shoe that has proper grip. Be careful of this stretch where there are landslides. If I remember correctly there is a rope along this area, please hold on to the rope and take extreme caution, because if the hiker does fall in, it will be a fall that you would be able to break a leg or injure yourself. It is best NOT to go to Broga Hill if it has rained the night before, because the WHOLE track would be VERY slippery.

Overall Broga Hill is quite an enjoyable hike and it is recommended to hikers that are totally new to hiking. For hikers that are more experienced, this would be a stroll in the park. Have a good hike people and ENJOY the SUNRISE!


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      Elena 2 years ago

      I'm also a beginner , do they have any transport that comes from petaling jaya as me and my friends would like to go over and admire the sunrise but we do not have any transport .... We really enjoy nature adventure but from what we are told we are to young for those ....any suggestions and help is truly needed !we younger generations really like joining nature activities just that sometimes we are not given the chance to do so:(

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      mikey low 4 years ago

      i am a beginner. i would like to challenge myself to walk up to broga hill... can i kno how to go there? i am from petaling jaya... b4 that i having a challenge on nov 20. this is just for 4 of us girl to challenge ourself... if this work out, i will go broga hill to train up the speed.

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      Annapurna holidays 4 years ago

      My first trek with Sanjib Adhikari was to the Annapurna Base Camp in 2013. I had never done anything hike like that before and was quite apprehensive and unsure of myself. From the moment our group was in Sanjib's hands he had our safety and well-being as his number one priority. His attention to detail was amazing. He kept all of us fully informed as to our itinerary and what to expect each day.. Because of Sanjib's support and encouragement I had my first life changing achievement and reached the Annapurna base camp. A moment I will never forget our best experience in Himalayas. Thanks to sanjib I am no longer afraid of a challenge! Since then I have traveled with Sanjib to the Langtnag valley trek and Bhutan . I am still in touch with Sanjib constantly and hopefully, if I get the chance to return to Nepal I have no doubts who I would trek with.

      Visited July 2013

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      robin 5 years ago

      This is a nice place,and wish a all friend go to camping very good place.......

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      pooilum 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks peggy and jelygator :).. will post up more of my journeys later

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      jellygator 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful photos! Voted up and beautiful.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds like it would be a nice hike to the top of Broga Hill in dry weather. The sunsets are probably equally beautiful in addition to the sunrises. Thanks for introducing this location to us. Enjoyed your photos.

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      pooilum 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Li Ling.. normally in the morning it will be alright. You can give it a shot again :)

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      pooilum 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Larry.. it's a direct road there, you will need to park at an estate and then walk up. No need to rent a special 4wd or anything

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      lilingz 6 years ago from Malaysia

      I wanted to go broga too......but it was raining season then.

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      Larry Fields 6 years ago from Northern California

      If I ever visit Malaysia during dry weather, I'll definitely take in this hike. It's nice to know that you can get to the trailhead without needing to rent a car. Great pics of the view from the top. Voted up and interesting.

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      pooilum 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks you should go visit. But don't go when its raining. Can be very dangerous because there is no grip

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      hengwug 6 years ago

      i always wanted to go to broga hills. Nice hub by the way.