|Lot 1193, Terusan Semerak, Cherang Ruku,|
|16700 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan.|
|Tel :||09 – 778 0005|
|Fax :||09 – 778 0004|
|Rates :||RM 100 – RM 120|
Located approximately 55 km from Kuaia Terengganu, the Kenyir Lake is reputed to be one of the largest and most fascinating man-made lake in the world. Covering an area of 369 sq km, it is also Malaysia’s largest rock-filled hydroelectric dam. When the area was inundated by water, most of the hills were above the water level, thus creating about 340 man-made islands. Surrounded by a lush tropical jungle, the Kenyir Lake is a popular and ideal retreat for nature lovers, anglers, photo enthusiasts and fun seekers.
Some of the activities which could be carried out here are fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and jungle trekking. Due to the cleanliness of the lake and abundance of food supply, the Kenyir Lake has a wide variety of fresh water fish such as Baung, Toman, Kelisa and Lampam. Accommodation such as houseboats, floating chalets and lakeside resorts are also available to visitors.
Imagine , being surrounded by the wonders of nature’s lush garden dating from the dawn of time. Stand at the highest summit of Borneo as dawn peeks over the horizon to reveal Sabah’s splendours far and wide. Reflect the quiet, sacred moment when you experience the most magnificent sunrise of your lifetime. Stroll amidst the treetops at the rainforest canopy walk and gaze up close at centuries-old wonders. Soak in the healing balm of a magic spring as colourful butterflies flutter around you. Admire the world’s largest flower at your feet. Or lunch next to plants that lunch on insects.
You’ll find it all in the KInabalu Park – Malaysia’s first World Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its ‘outstanding universal values’ and role as one of the world’s most important biological sites.
The focal point of the park, of course, is the majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Such is the importance of this mountain to Sabah, that the capital was renamed Kota Kinabalu (Kinabalu Fort) in 1964. The highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Snow Mountains of Papua Barat (New Guinea Island), this magnificent granite massif stands at 4,095.2 m. (13,435 ft.) tall.
How to get there
The staging point for visits to the Park is Kuala Tembeling from which a 3-hour boat ride upriver takes you to Kuala Tahan, the park headquarters. Boats depart from Kuala Tahan at 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. daily, except for Fridays when the afternoon departure is at 2.30 p.m. Taman Negara Resort also operates a speedboat service that take only 45 minutes to reach Kuala Tahan. The speedboat leaves Kuala Tembeling at 10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. daily.
How to get to Kuala Tembeling
From Kuala Lumpur, a 3-hour drive takes you to Jerantut. Then proceed 16 km north to Kuala Tembeling.Jerantut bound taxis may be found at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur.Alternatively, take a bus from the Jalan Tun Razak Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur for Jerantut and from there, take a local bus or taxi to Kuala Tembeling.
Kuala Tembeling is also accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kota Bharu (via Tumpat) by rail. Trains from these stations stop at Tembeling Halt, about half an hour’s drive to the jetty at Kuala Tembeling.
Sights to behold
Taman Negara holds an endless list of exhilarating sights and exciting activities for you. Let your spirit of adventure take you on an unforgettable tour of nature. After all, it did wait 130 million years for you.
Spend a night in one of these and try to spot a bear or any of the park’s other animals as they quench their thirst at the salt licks located a mere few feet away.
Orang Asli Settlements
One such settlement is Kampung Yong where you can get a better insight into one of Malaysia’s aboriginal people, the Batek.
With over 350 species of birds which include Drongos, Malkohas, and the Pied Hornbills, the park is naturally one of the premier bird-watching sports in the region.
Encounter spectacular rock formations and a great variety of life within the mystifying interiors of the numerous caves here. Gua Telinga, Gua Kepayang and Gua Daun Menari are among the more popular caves.
Shooting The Rapids
A must for thrillseekers. Travel upstream from Kuala Tahan on Sungai Tembeling and experience 45 minutes of sheer thrill as you and your boatmates negotiate seven sets of rapids.
Nothing beats a closer loom at the 10,000 or more species of flora that can be found in this jungle paradise.
The trail leading up Peninsular Malaysia’s highest peak is 55 km. from the Taman Negara Resort. The climb is strenuous and demands sound physical and mental fitness.
Located just 1.7 km. from the resort, it takes you only about 45 minutes to reach the hilltop.
A great picnic and swimming location surrounded by an inspiring natural landscape.
Installed about 30 metres high and stretching over 400 metres, this is the world’s longest canopy walkway, From here, you get a closer look at life at the top of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest.
Make a trip to the upper reaches of the Tahan or Kenyam rivers. What a challenge it’ll prove tackling a 20 pound Kelah, a fish that will thrill even the most sessoned fisherman.
Mother Nature’s Treasure Trove
Spread out over 4,343 sq. km. of the formidable Titiwangsa Mountain Range is Taman Negara – One of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. A sanctuary to hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, insects, fish and plants. Home to Malaysia’s friendly aborigines, the Orang Asli. A shy yet gentle race, they continue to live the nomadic way they’ve lived for centuries although fully aware of the country’s fast-paced progress.
Come discover the living treasures Mother Nature has to offer. Whether it’s shooting thrilling rapids, exploring spectacular caves, tackling a 20-pound fish, scaling up Peninsular Malaysia’s highest mountain, trekking through dense, tricky forest pathways or swimming in crystal clear pools, Malaysia’s National Park is a natural paradise you must experience. An adventure of a lifetime awaits you here.
A 130 Million Year Old Park
Taman Negara straddles the interior border regions of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu, boasting a continuous evolutionary history that spans 130 million years. Owing to a state legislation in 1925, about 1,300 sq. km. of tropical jungle in its natural state was designated the Gunung Tahan Game Reserve. In 1939, the three sultans of the above-mentioned states declared the area a national park. It was renamed King George V National Park. Following the nation’s independence from the British in 1957, the park was officially given the name it goes by now.
Over the years, although Malaysia has promoted Taman Negara as a popular tourist destination, the goverment has taken careful steps to ensure the conservation of the park’s flora and fauna. All developments or upgrading programmes to cater for tourists are carried out only after consultation with environmental experts.