Category: Pahang

6 Incredible Things to Do in the 130-Million-Year-Old Rainforests of Taman Negara National Park

Posted on June 22, 2016

When it comes to nature trips in Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara – Bahasa Malaysia for “National Park” – often tops the list. Covering the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, this premier national park (presently also known as Kuala Tahan National Park) was established in 1938 as King George V National Park, making it the first and oldest protected area in the country. The vast rainforest sanctuary covers more than 4,300 square kilometers, including Gunung Tahan (Mount Tahan), the highest peak in PeninsularRead More

Pahang, Malaysia: Exciting Elephant Encounters at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Posted on June 21, 2016

Massive and intelligent, powerful and gentle. The elephant captivates everyone, young and old. It’s no wonder tourists flock to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary (National Elephant Conservation Center) in Langchang, Pahang for the chance to marvel at and interact with these majestic animals up close. A two-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur, the conservation center has long been an accessible place to see endangered Asian elephants. Established in 1989, it the most popular elephant sanctuary in the country, ever since its existenceRead More

Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya Ecotourism Resort: The Last Standing Jungle Sanctuary in Raub, Pahang

Posted on June 20, 2016

Need a nature escape from the crowded streets of Kuala Lumpur? Just an hour and a half drive away from Malaysia’s bustling capital, Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya is an exclusive ecotourism resort hidden away in the old-growth tropical rainforests of Raub district in Pahang, Malaysia. Similar to The Sticks, an eco-resort I reviewed in Hulu Selangor, Tanah Aina is also a riverside jungle hideaway that provides an intimate venue for guests to commune with nature. Compared to the previous resort,Read More

Taman Negara, Pahang: Exploring the Oldest Tropical Rainforest on Earth! [SP]

Posted on July 31, 2012

Hiking to Bukit Terisek viewpoints Located at the heart of Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara – or “National Park” – has been dated to be 135 million years old, and considered by many to be the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. The gateway to the national park is the town of Jerantut, where the Kuala Tembeling jetty serves as a jump-off point for a three-hour riverboat ride to the village of Kuala Tahan in the middle of the rainforest. KualaRead More

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Savoring Venison (Deer Meat) & Steamboat Hotpot at Rosette Café [SP]

Posted on June 24, 2012

Ready to start cookin’ with the steamboat hotpot – a Cameron Highlands specialty Our dinners at Cameron Highlands were spent at a lovely cafe called Rosette, which was a stone’s throw from our hotel along the main road of Tanah Rata. Interestingly, Irene, the waitress, was Filipino – she is one of only eleven Filipinos working in Cameron Highlands – so we really felt at home dining at this eatery, of course, on top of its cozy country ambience and convenientRead More

Cameron Highlands, Pahang: Strawberry Overload at Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm! [SP]

Posted on June 24, 2012

Strawberry overload – strawberry milkshake and strawberry yoghurt cheesecake  After exploring the mossy forests of Gunung Brinchang – supposedly the last stop of our full-day tour of Cameron Highlands – we had a couple of hours to spare, so our guide threw in a free additional visit to one of the most popular strawberry farms called Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. Aside from planting hectares of tea, the high altitude and soil condition of Cameron Highlands are very ideal for growing strawberries. ThereRead More