Tasik Kenyir/ Kenyir Lake

January 5, 2008

Kenyir Lake / Tasik Kenyir

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.

Kenyir Lake / Tasik Kenyir

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.


Taman Negara How to get there

January 5, 2008

Langkawi Island
How to get there

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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
By Road
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.

By Rail
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.


Taman Negara National Park Map

January 5, 2008

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Taman Negara Sights to behold

January 5, 2008

Langkawi Island 

Sights to behold

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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.

Bumbung Yong observation hide

Observation Hides
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.

Bird-Watching
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.

Cave Exploration
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

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.

Jungle Trekking
Nothing beats a closer loom at the 10,000 or more species of flora that can be found in this jungle paradise.

Gunung Tahan
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.

Bukit Teresek
Located just 1.7 km. from the resort, it takes you only about 45 minutes to reach the hilltop.

Lata Berkoh
A great picnic and swimming location surrounded by an inspiring natural landscape.

Jungle Trekking

Canopy Walkway
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.

Angling
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.


River Criuse and Jungle Trekking

January 5, 2008

River Cruise & Jungle Trekking

River Cruise & Jungle Trekking

The ecotourist will find much to delight him were he to take an upriver cruise of Sungai Kelantan into the virgin rainforests of Kelantan. The secrets of the jungle will unfold itself if he looks and listens; and the little villages along the bank is an added bonus.

Take Bus No. 5 which leaves the main terminal at 7.45 every morning for Kuala Krai. At Kuala Krai, take the boat which leaves at 10.00 am for Dabong. The 2-hour boat ride affords ample time to take in the grandeur of the rainforests.

Upon reaching Dabong, you have about three hours to while away before catching the boat back to Kuala Krai at 3.15 pm. Take a stroll around the village and observe the villagers at their daily chores.

Alternatively, you can venture up to Jelawang to stay the night in one of the chalets (RM25.00 including meals). A one and a half-hour jungle trek brings you to the Jelawang Waterfall, spectacular and every bit worth the effort.

If you decide to return to Kuala Krai on the same day, you can catch a taxi from Kuala Krai to Kota Bharu. Please note that there are no boats available on Fridays.

The southbound train from Dabong brings you to Gua Musang in two and a half hours. Here is where the majestic Lata Beringin is located. Gua Musang also lies within the National Park ami st the splendour of the world’s oldest rainforests. Explore the many limestone caves, cascading waterfalls or enjoy a river boat safari.

There are similar trips organised by the Tourist Information Centre in Kota Bharu. You are advised to book in advance.


Lata Beringin

January 5, 2008

Lata Beringin

The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Lata Beringin. At 120m, it is also one of the highest waterfalls in the country. The pool at the base provides a rejuvenating dip The magnificent view and lush surroundings make this a popular camping spot. Lata Beringin is near the Sungai Pas Kesedar Land Scheme. It is accessible via a dirt track leading off from the Kuala Krai-Gua Musang highway.


Jeram Lenang

January 5, 2008

Jeram Lenang

Jeram Lenang is another favourite among the locals. The waterfall is only 12 metres high but nonetheless, draws the crowds. Bus No. 3 will take you to Pasir Puteh, from where you can board a taxi to Jeram Lenang.


Jeram Pasu Waterfall

January 5, 2008
The waterfall can be reached easily from road nr 3 between Pasir Puteh and Kota Baharu. Access is also possible from road nr 4 between Jerteh and Marchang.
It is a popular destination for the people from Kota Baharu, so the fall can be crowded during weekends and school holidays.
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The waterfall in the back is hardly visible.
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The waterfall itself is quite attractive.
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 One of the slides with a bathing pool.

The tallest Waterfall in South East Asia Gunung Stong

January 5, 2008

Travel Guides:

Option 1

By car, from the junction town of Jeli on the East-West Highway, take the road south – 48 kilometers towards Kampong Jelawang. This tiny settlement may not appear on most map, most locals along the way can guide you to this famous landmark. After a third of the way, the Pergau river runs parallel on the left to join the Sungei Galas. The road passes through very sparsely populated area with riverside villages. Landmark at destination? This is an open land, a couple of shop houses, a Y junction and a big Waterfall in the hills on your right. From here on follow the signage!

Option 2

By car. – Reachable by road from the new Gua Musang/Kuala Krai Trunk Road. Head for Dabong, a 48 kilometers after a right turn off from the north bound Trunk Road. There an easy river crossing send passengers to the Jelawang side.

 Option 3

The easiest way. Reaching Stong long ago and for those who depends on public transport means taking an overnight train to stop in Dabong. This is a quaint township with almost no traffic and narrow roads.  You can reach the resort by moving or walking along beautifully paved “kampong” road for 5 kilometers.

Though not officially confirmed, reliable sources had claimed that the Stong Waterfall is about 270 meters tall, making it the tallest in South East Asia. [see below]

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Late Rek

January 5, 2008

Lata Rek is more a cascade than a waterfall. But a very powerful cascade over the full river width of about 100 meter. The impression of the site will depend strongly on the amount of water flowed.

It is possible to climb the cascades, but you have to be very careful. When you loose your balance and fall in the turbulent water, you will not survive it.

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