ecotourism

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

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary: An Overnight Eco-Cultural Tour at Panlabuhan Manobo Floating Village

Posted on February 19, 2016

When heritage advocate Ivan Henares invited me to revisit the Agusan Marsh to document a fledgling cultural tourism project he spearheaded, I excitedly jumped at the opportunity to experience this vast and unique landscape all over again. My first visit was with my sister in December 2009. We were the first tourists permitted by the town officials of Bunawan to enter Lake Mihaba – the site of a macabre crocodile attack on a Manobo schoolgirl eight months earlier. Apparently, the killer croc –Read More

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