Malaysia Nature Attractions


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Malaysia Nature Attractions

  1. 1. Attractions in Malaysia Nature Cuti-cuti to Malaysia
  2. 2. Taman Negara <ul><li>Taman Negara National Park is the world’s oldest rainforest, renowned for its diverse range of flora and fauna. It is home to the most pristine primary rainforests in the world and is over 130 million years old. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Taman Negara (cont’) <ul><li>Activities here include the jungle walk to the peak of Bukit Teresek. Part of the walk is a 600 metre long ‘canopy walk’ through the treetops (30 metres from the ground) where visitors can experience the rain forest from tree top height. </li></ul><ul><li>Lata Berkoh is a spectacular waterfall cascade marking the end of the riverboat trip. The deep pool below the cascade and rocky area overlooking the rapids is an ideal place for a picnic. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mt Kinabalu-Sabah <ul><li>Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in south-east Asia. The climb to the top starts from Mount Kinabalu Park HQ, a few of hours drive from Kota Kinabalu on the coast. </li></ul><ul><li>It is compulsory to hire a guide. Hiring a porter to carry your backpack is an optional luxury. There are comfortable and affordable cabins and dormitories in the mountain. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mt Kinabalu-Sabah (cont’) <ul><li>The ascend offers the climber the unique experience of walking through the tropical oak forest and unique flora in the sub-alpine mountain. Of the flora on the mountain, the pitcher plant is the most impressive. This monster plant lures and drowns the passing insect first before consuming it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pulau Layang-layang-Sabah <ul><li>Layang-Layang Island is a diver's paradise approximately 300km northwest of Kota Kinabalu. </li></ul><ul><li>The island covering six hectares is surrounded by an atoll over 7km long and 2km wide. The atoll has a 2000m drop around the rim, making it an excellent marine and dive site. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pulau Layang-layang-Sabah (cont’) <ul><li>The water is crystal clear with visibility averaging 50m deep. One of Layang-Layang's biggest attractions is the Hammerhead Shark colony. </li></ul><ul><li>Manta rays with fin spanning of over 10ft are common here. The eastern end of the atoll is home to thousands of migratory birds, a haven for bird watchers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Niah National Park-Sarawak <ul><li>Niah National Park is 300 miles up the coast from Kuching. The park spreads over 3,140 hectares of peat swamp, dipterocarp forest, massive limestone formation and caves. </li></ul><ul><li>The Niah Great Cave is a world renowned archeological site where a 40,000 year-old skull was unearthed, along with tools, ornaments and potteries dating back to the Stone Age. </li></ul><ul><li>Next to the Niah Cave is the Painted Cave (Kain Hitam). This cave was used by prehistoric man as a religious and burial site. Boat-shaped coffins and wall paintings of human rendered in thick red hematite cover some 32 meters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Semenggoh-Sarawak <ul><li>The Semenggoh Oran Utan Rehabilitation Centre is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places to visit. Semenggoh became the first forest reserve in Sarawak in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>It was turned into a wild life rehabilitation centre for monkeys, oran utans, honey bears and hornbills in 1975. </li></ul><ul><li>The Centre gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the intelligent, friendly and wild oran utans. </li></ul>