Category: Kelantan

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Blowing Darts at an Aboriginal Senoi Village [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Learning darts, aboriginal-style! After our two-hour return hike to see the Rafflesia blooms, we detoured to a small resettlement village of the Senoi, one of the orang asli or aboriginal groups of Malaysia for a demonstration of their blowpipe hunting skills. While there are no more real aboriginal villages in Lojing Highlands, the government has provided resettlement villages for displaced families, where some of them earn a living through eco-tourism and handicraft-making. There were 22 families living in the villageRead More

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Blowing Darts at an Aboriginal Senoi Village [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Learning darts, aboriginal-style! After our two-hour return hike to see the Rafflesia blooms, we detoured to a small resettlement village of the Senoi, one of the orang asli or aboriginal groups of Malaysia for a demonstration of their blowpipe hunting skills. While there are no more real aboriginal villages in Lojing Highlands, the government has provided resettlement villages for displaced families, where some of them earn a living through eco-tourism and handicraft-making. There were 22 families living in the villageRead More

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Jungle Trekking for Rafflesia, the World’s Biggest Flower! [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Rafflesia in the flesh at Lojing Highlands, Kelantan! A closer look at Rafflesia kerrii, second largest in the genus Driving an hour north of the popular hill resort of Cameron Highlands, our full-day adventure started as soon as our 4X4 Land Rover detoured to a bumpy dirt track that lead to our jump-off point to a quick jungle trek to find the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, which I’ve been trying to see for years.  The forests ofRead More