- Royal Belum Rainforest ~ Perak Malaysia (Article)
Royal Belum Rainforest is Peninsular Malaysia's final frontiers into virgin rainforests where large jungle animals take refuge and hornbills fly over your heads in a flock of a hundred or more.
- Bota Kanan River Terrapin Wildlife Conservation Centre
Terrapins were from the wild and some are still found in the wild. We had quite a number of fresh water and aquarine terrapins living in the wild some years back. But authorities believe that the wild population dwindled during the period of Japanese Occupation from 1941 to 1945. During these hard years, the local communities supplemented their tapioca meals with whatever they could catch.
- Temenggor Forest Reserve ~ Perak Malaysia (Article)
The last leg of the drive through 40km of the east west highway brought us to the jetty 45minutes later. The Belum and Temenggor Forest Reserve is home to a great variety of fauna and flora. All along the east west highway are Elephant Crossing signs. The jungles here are estimated at 130million years old - older than Amazon and Congo. There are some 3,000 species of flowering plants, many endemic to northern peninsula, 100species of mammals including large roaming animals such as the Sumatran Rhino, Malayan Tiger, Malayan Gaur, Malayan Tapir, Clouded Leopard,
- Tabin Wildlife Reserve - Lahad Datu: Sabah Borneo (Article)
Tabin Wildlife Reserve just 1 1/2hrs from Lahad Datu in Sabah where borneo's wildlife are still free to roam 300,000acres of jungle..for now
- Taman Negara , National Park (Kuala Tahan) ~ Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Before I proceed further with my travel journal I thought it would be good to share a thing or two about Taman Negara. Well for the benefit of the foreigner,
- Merapoh , Taman Negara (Near Gua Musang) ~ Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Merapoh is the alternative entry point into Taman Negara and is not as popular as through the Jerantut way but is definitely more scenic and tranquil minus the crowd. It is also the shorter route for those wanting to climb Gunung Tahan which takes 3days rather than the normal 8 - 9 days via Kuala Tahan.
- Gomantong Cave - Sandakan, Sabah Borneo (Article)
Guomantong Cave is Malaysia's largest birds' nests harvesting caves. Nests are harvested only twice a year. Best to visit this cave when the harvesters are working.
- Jenderak Seladang Sanctuary - Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Krau Reserve - a reserve set aside mainly for wildlife research only. Will the captive seladangs be set free eventually into this tiny reserve or will poaching render such an important move, futile?
- Tanjung Tuan (Cape Rachado) - Malacca Malaysia (Article)
The lighthouse was first built by the Portuguese in the 15 th Century and later rebuilt by the Dutch. The Battle of Cape Rachado in 1606 was a very important naval engagement between the Portuguese and the Dutch VOC
- Kinabatangan River & the Sukau Area ~ Sabah Borneo (Article)
The sukau area in sabah borneo is a tiny area with a great abundance of wildlife and flora which once spread throughout the bornean land but now has been reduced to pockets like these..
- Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Semengoh: Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Semenggoh Rehab Centre is a sanctuary. a place where orphaned or illegally incapacitated animals like the orang utan, sun bears, gibbons, even hornbills are brought to once having been confiscated from their owners/ customs or brought in by members of the public and rangers.
- Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre - Lanchang, Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Kuala Gandah Elephant Centre at Lanchang, Pahang is some 1hr 45mins drive from Kuala Lumpur city. It is a temporary shelter for orphaned or displaced wild elephants. The wildlife department has turned this elephant centre into an educational centre for the public to learn more about our wild elephants
- The Orang Utans & Dr. Birute Galdikas ~ Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Dr. Birute Galdikas has spent over 3 decades studying and living with the Orang Utans at a reserve in Kalimantan, (Indonesia, Borneo) called Tanjung Puting Reserve. Galdikas first met athroplogist Dr Louis Leakey whilst at UCLA and being familiar with his work and support for Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey in in-situ studies of the chimpanzee and gorillas respectively; she voiced her desire to study orangutans.
- Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest - Negri Sembilan Malaysia (Article)
This forest covers Bukit Angsana and makes a good day trip from Seremban, only 20km away. This is a favourite place for picnickers especially during the weekends. Here, the visitor will find a cascading waterfall and a man-made rock pool ideal for splashing around on a hot Sunday morning.
- Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ~ Sepilok, Sandakan : Sabah Borneo (Article)
The original idea of an orangutan rehabilitation project was proposed in 1961 by P.F. Burgess, the Deputy Conservator of Forests then. Soon after, Barbara Harrisson started a mission to rescue orangutans kept by locals as pets. Their idea was to rehabilitate these captive individuals in hope that one day they may return to the wild . In 1962, together with WWF, Barbara Harrisson went to Sabah . Keeping orangutans as pets have long since been in the habit of locals.
- Rainforest Kayak ~ Kuching: Sarawak Borneo (Article)
It was the Sungai Sarawak Kiri instead of Kanan. But no matter, he said? the river flow was a little gentler and the scenery was just as beautiful. We were on holiday.. no need to cause a scene and we agreed to it wholeheartedly. After all, this was definitely an impromptu adventure trip. We traveled out of kuching town and headed towards the direction of semengoh orangutan centre
- Berembun Forest Reserve - Negri Sembilan Malaysia (Article)
The Berembun Forest Reserve in Negri Sembilan. Intact and of a good 4000acres in size, it stretches from the outskirts of Seremban town in Negri Sembilan right through to Kuala Pilah , Negri Sembilan's Royal town.
- Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary & Sukau ~ Sabah Borneo (Article)
The kinabatangan river gives life to much of the lowland areas of northern sabah. Unfortunately, expanding palm oil plantations, logging and sand mining may one day reduce this incredibly rich area into a wasteland for the wildlife.
- Endau Rompin National Park - Johor Malaysia (Article)
Endau Rompin National Park is Johor's largest National Park. Located at the tip of peninsular malaysia, it is unique in its geological structure and its endemic fauna and flora. There are several entrances into this park of which the most popular one is through Kahang way.
- Tenyok Rimba Reserve, Upper Baram - Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Price on Request..Tenyok Rimba Resort is a community project located in Tenyok Rimba Reserve. This tiny reserve was set aside for the community by the logging company that was give the concession to log this place in the late 1980’s – 1990’s. Although it has been logged, the reserve shows promising signs of recovery.
- Bako National Park ~ Sarawak, Borneo (Article)
Having been to Bako 3 times in my life, one of the highlights is the boat ride. The first two trips, we were totally drenched. The winds were strong, the rain was pelting on us and there was absolutely no cover from the direct bombardment; the boats were open-tops. Lesson no 1. make sure you bring along waterproof luggage
- Treks at Bako National Park - Sarawak, Borneo (Article)
Teluk Paku (1.2km distance starting from Teluk Assam) - this is the trail to take if you really want to find the proboscis monkeys and didn't quite catch a glimpse of them down at the mangrove flats. Trekkers can sometimes find them high up in the treetops. But be quiet when trekking, the jungle in these parts are silent and any noise down below travels quickly into the canopy. Travel time : 1hour per way. Moderate trek.
- Mulu National Park ~ Sarawak Borneo (Article)
The park itself spans an area of 217sq miles or 52,000 hectares harbouring at least 15 types of Borneon virgin forests from lowland dipterocarp areas, swampy jungles to montane forests. The National Park was established in 1975 for the purpose of research study and conservation.
- Geographical Make Up of Endau Rompin National Park - Johor Malaysia (Article)
In 1892, miner and surveyor H.W.Lake and Lieutenant H.J.Kelsall entered the Endau-Rompin area to conduct scientific research and documentation. They recorded and collected inexhaustible specimens from the area and noted a healthy number of large animals such as elephants, the Sumatran rhinoceros and deer traversing the area
- Kenong Rimba Reserve - Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Kenong Rimba Park is located in the heart of Pahang. It's entry point is from Kuala Lipis town, travelling either by sampan or by train and then sampan. The latter will cut short the journey by half the time. The batek people still roam in this tiny patch of reserve which once spread throughout the state.
- Ulu Muda Forest Reserve ~ Kedah Malaysia (Article)
The 160,000 hectares of Greater Ulu Muda is located along the state's eastern interior border with the Thai province of Yala. Comprising of several forest reserves, Ulu Muda Forest Reserve is by far the largest at 105,000 hectares
- Caving in the Limestone Ridges of Serian - Kuching, Sarawak Borneo
The easiest is the Expert Tour followed by Big Spaces, Lobang Batu and The DropOut. We pick you up in a 4x4 between 0800 and 0845 depending on the product and the number of guests. Return time, after dinner is at about 1930.
- Niah National Park ~ Miri, Sarawak Borneo (Article)
niah national park and its caves is nice to add to your trip to miri. the museum across the river from the rangers station is worth a visit
- 3 Days 2 Nights Kinabatangan Jungle Camp ~ Kinabatangan, Sabah
The Kinabatangan Jungle Camp was established in the year 2004 in the lower Kinatangan Wildlife Sanctuary near the village of Bilit. The whole concept is simply truly jungle. Today, many repeat visitors especially birders still come to KJC to search for the very illusive Bornean Ground Cuckoo and others still try their luck to see the Clouded Leopard
- The Tringgus Trail (4WD Adventure) - Kuching
Experience Kuching in colonial style from in an offroad adventure through the Bidayuh tribe land. The Tringgus trail takes you to beautiful and remote Bidayuh villages beyond Bau and close to the Indonesian border.
- Bako National Park Daytrip - Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia
Bako National Park (BNP) with its great biodiversity is one of the best places in Sarawak to spot wildlife in their natural surroundings. Commonly spotted here are the strange looking Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Long Tail Macaques, Bearded Pigs, Monitor Lizards and numerous species of birds.
- Kuching Wetlands National Park Half Daytrip - Santubong, Sarawak Borneo
The Kuching Wetlands National Park a designated RAMSAR site (www.ramsar.org) is one of the most bio-diverse national parks in Sarawak. Cruise the picturesque Santubong and Pasir Pandak coastlines and try to spot the resident pods of rare Irrawaddy Dolphins barrel rolling in the surf. Then go in search of Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Macaques and be intrigued by the strange mudskippers at low tide.
- Bako National Park Overnight trip - Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia
Forest and vegetation types include beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, Kerangas or Heath Forest, Mangrove Forest, Mixed Dipterocarp Forest, Padang or Grasslands Vegetation and Peat Swamp Forest. The many trails here offer varying attractions and may be undertaken dependent upon your level of fitness and interests. There is also the joy of swimming in the warm waters of the South China Sea at one of the secluded beaches subject to sea and weather condition.
- Into the Wild (3 Days 2 Nights) - Tanjung Datu , Sarawak Borneo
Tanjung Datu National Park is one of Sarawak’s smallest national parks and probably the most beautiful. It”s secluded beaches with clear turquoise waters and untouched rainforests sustaining an impressive array of flora and fauna make this National Park a heaven for any nature lover. Truly a pristine Borneo Experience.
- Nature's Sublime at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley ~ Lahad Datu, Sabah Borneo
Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in the core of Danum Valley, an area gazetted in the North of Sabah solely for forest and timber research plus hopefully , conservation.
- Kinabatangan River - best time to go
Anytime except during the rainy season which falls normally from December till late January/early February