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Perak, Malaysia: Whitewater Rafting at Sungai Kampar (Kampar River) with Nomad Adventure

Posted on May 3, 2016

After our thrilling caving challenge at Kandu Cave, we had lunch at Nomad Adventure‘s Earth Camp before proceeding to our next outdoor activity: whitewater rafting at Sungai Kampar (Kampar River)! Before heading to the river, our professional rafting guides first gave us a thorough safety briefing on whitewater rafting. The guides taught us the code words used for specific instructions to help us navigate more efficiently through the river. We wore our helmets and personal flotation device (PFD) then boardedRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Caving Challenge at Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave) with Nomad Adventure

Posted on May 2, 2016

I’ve visited Gopeng before, a sleepy historic settlement that was once a mining boomtown. Little did I know that the place had more exciting things to offer in its hinterlands through a second familiarization tour. Through the professional tour company Nomad Adventure – one of the best in Malaysia established in 1994 – we got to take on a challenging caving experience through Gua Kandu (Kandu Cave). Located inside one of the many karst outcrops across the Kinta Valley, Gua Kandu is aRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Tin Mining Town of Gopeng [SP]

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Gopeng Heritage House exhibits antiques from the tin mining heydays of Gopeng in Perak, Malaysia. Before the state capital of Ipoh grew in prominence in the late 19th century, the town of Gopeng, 20 km south, in the Kampar district of Perak, Malaysia was the premier tin mining town, where, as a result of the economic boom, people came to spend money on opium, gambling and women, among many pursuits. The town was populated by an eclectic group ofRead More

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