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  • Taman Negara (National Park), Pahang, Malaysia

    One of the good things about Peninsular Malaysia, that is Malaysia excluding Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo, is that it is fairly easy to travel anywhere by car. The highway system is as good as you'll find in any developed country and once you get off the main arteries the secondary roads are usually quite acceptable . . . usually.

    Had a nephew over for a few weeks in March and went on three three-day trips on each week-end.

    Pulau Pangkor
    Melakka and Tioman
    Taman Negara

    The drive from KL to the park takes about four hours, with the odd short break, and then you have a choice of accommodation: 4/5 star, 2/3 star and backpacker places.

    Entry to the park costs RM1 (10baht) for EVERYONE, no local/foreigner price differential . . . and a RM5 charge for every camera.

    Tamana Negara in a nutshell from the web:



    The pristine plant and wildlife that flourished in Taman Negara National Park for over 130 million years, should be respected and cherished for years to come.
    Taman Negara National Park


    • Taman Negara Pahang spans 956 square miles (2,477 sq km, 57%),
    • Taman Negara Kelantan spans 403 square miles (1,043 sq km, 24%) and
    • Taman Negara Terengganu spans 329 square miles (853 sq km, 19%).

    Taman Negara National Park offers several geological and biological sights and is the largest protected area in the country.


    http://trekity.com/worlds-oldest-jun...gara-malaysia/


    Ok, you've settled in and want to just check the area out a little bit - so you catch a boat across the water for RM1 each and start walking - easy walk to the canopy walk.

    The canopy walk is a must - it is the longest canopy walk in the world and the sights, sounds and end sensations are really quite exceptional.






    The next thing you do is either keep walking or head back to the hotel for a leisurely swim in the pool . . . in very, very cold water!

    Restaurants are aplenty and not pricey - good variety - well, Malay and Chinese and Western.

    So, the next day you start off with a boat-ride up one of the rivers. We were there during a light drought and the water wasn't very high, which made the trip interesting and the crew (of two) quite busy. Maximum four per boat, a narrow and long boat.





    More later . . .

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    Our hotel:




    Pathways in the park close to the entrance - after which it gets less 'civilised'



    Some of the magnificent fauna



    Lazy trek upriver . . .



    View from the canopy walk:

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    • #3
      Great pics. it looks cleaner than Thailand. It's nice to see there is no dual pricing for entry like Thailand.
      What does a hotel cost there?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Maimeetang View Post
        Great pics. it looks cleaner than Thailand. It's nice to see there is no dual pricing for entry like Thailand.
        What does a hotel cost there?
        Most hotel properties look clean in Thailand until you get out on the streets. I wonder if the malay streets are cluttered and littered like Thailand.

        All that to say, I hardly ever see broken glass around Thailand like I did back home. I could never walk barefoot in the city I grew up without cutting y feet on glass, but in Thailand, all I would get was dirty feet. Thats because street cleaners are out every morning in Thailand.

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        • #5
          Wow, looks great.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cooter View Post
            Most hotel properties look clean in Thailand until you get out on the streets. I wonder if the malay streets are cluttered and littered like Thailand.
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            Not really - streets are kept relatively clean - an army of Bangladeshi and Indonesian cleaners see to that

            Originally posted by Maimeetang View Post
            Great pics. it looks cleaner than Thailand. It's nice to see there is no dual pricing for entry like Thailand.
            What does a hotel cost there?
            Hotels and hostels range from RM50 (500 baht) to RM500 (5000baht) for the four/five star





            Originally posted by willy king View Post
            Wow, looks great.
            It is, mate . . . and so very different from where I am now . . .



            I know where I prefer to be - only another few days and back home - Yipee

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            • #7
              Great photos PH.

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              • #8
                Thank you - they don't do the actual thing justice, however

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                • #9
                  Looks like an interesting place. Nice pictures.

                  Nice thread, PH. Kudos.

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                  • #10
                    Now if we can get him to do some of those old style podcast interviews like he did over at the old SZ forum. PH is a true to life SEA expat, which is hard to find these days cause there is lot's of expat posers running around telling yarns these days.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by English Noodles View Post
                      Looks like an interesting place. Nice pictures.

                      Nice thread, PH. Kudos.
                      Thanks, Noodles

                      Originally posted by Maimeetang View Post
                      Now if we can get him to do some of those old style podcast interviews like he did over at the old SZ forum. PH is a true to life SEA expat, which is hard to find these days cause there is lot's of expat posers running around telling yarns these days.
                      Aw shucks . . .

                      I'm in Qatar again for a week and I do miss seeing green . . . makes me miss SEA

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                      • #12
                        Looks like a very nice place, PH.
                        I want to visit Kota Kinabalu at some point.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Panama Hat View Post

                          The canopy walk is a must - it is the longest canopy walk in the world and the sights, sounds and end sensations are really quite exceptional.
                          Sounds like they saw you coming. This one I did last year is the longest in the world.

                          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-longest.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Exexpat View Post
                            Sounds like they saw you coming. This one I did last year is the longest in the world.

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-longest.html
                            Sounds like you're simply a ****wit

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                            • #15
                              Why the namecalling? I was simply correcting your mistake so that those who read it aren't fooled in the way you were

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