The Naga Rantau team moved from Pekan and Gambang in the early morning. Since this is our first camp together, many thing had to be done before departing. Most of the members slept only one hour at 5 o'clock in the morning to prepare expecially the food and drinks. We arrived at after the Jumaat prayer at Bukit Keluang with our blue-yellow university bus!
The idea of this camp initially came when I talked with the newly intake students of Silat Seni Gayong at Gambang couple of months ago. We talked about the experiences of me and my Masters in becoming a teacher in this art. One of the interesting part was about the "Bertapa" /"Pertapaan". This is a sort of a moment when one start to learn to know himself, and His creator through various type of effort such as fasting, praying, remembering and lot of restrain from the worldly needs. I had an experience when I finished my secondary school and started to get crazy about the Kebatinan world. Luckily I didn't hurt my self of doing such thing. So the idea is to give the Naga Rantau members to have such a little experience of "Bertapa", without any physical risk of accident.