Gunung Ledang

Terletak kira-kira 15 km dari bandar Tangkak,Johor dan Lebuh Raya Utara Selatan

Hutan Lipur Berkelah, Maran

45 km dari Bandar Maran dan 45 km dari Bandar Kuantan melalui Jalan Maran-Kuantan.

Air Terjun Batu Hampar

Terletak di kampung Air Puteh, Serdang. lebih kurang 15km dari Sg Kechil Ilir.

Air Terjun Jerangkang

26 kilometer dari bandar Maran dan 50 kilometer dari bandar Kuantan memiliki keunikan tersendiri

PANTAI POK TUNGGAL, INDONESIA

berada di kawasan Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta ke lokasi pantai berjarak sekitar 70 km.

31 Julai 2008

KUBAH NATIONAL PARK & Matang Wildlife Centre

Approximately 20 kilometers west of Kuching is the Kubah National Park. It is dominated by sandstone plateau and covers an area of 2,230 hectares. The Matang Range formed a scenic backdrop at the park which includes three mountains-Mount Serapi, Mount Selang and Mount Sendok that can be seen clearly from Kuching.

The Park is a Mixed Dipterocarp forest and has one of Borneo's widest selections of palms and orchids.Kubah National Park offers four trails and one of it leads to Gunung Serapi. Trekking Gunung Serapi is fun and looks easy because of the tarred road but can be quite challenging as the return trip takes about 5 to 6 hours. On top of the mountain is the telecommunication Tower, which is a restricted area.

The waterfall could be reached in about 2 hours using the Waterfall Trail which is the most popular trail. Ulu Raya trail leads to Matang Wildlife Centre and takes about 3 to 4 hours, Selang Trail offers a good view of Matang and the Santubong peninsula.


The dipterocarp forest, interspersed with patches of scrub and kerangas, is also home to a variety of wildlife which include bearded pigs, mouse deer, squirrels, black hornbill, amphibians and reptiles. Chances of seeing the animals are quite slim here as compared to Bako National Park, as the animals tend to hide deep in the forest.

The Matang Wildlife Centre as an alternative, which is very much a part of Kubah National Park. The centre houses the endangered wildlife such as Sambar Deer, Crocodiles, Sun Bears, Civets and Bear Cats. The major attraction are the Orang utans, which are orphaned or rescued from captivity.

The animals are kept in large enclosures. There are also three aviaries for Hornbills, Sea Eagles and a host of other indigenous birds. The best time to visit the centre is during it's feeding time.

There are four trails at Matang Widlife Centre. The Sungai Rayu trail will lead to Kubah National Park. Visitors who want to go to the waterfalls can try the Sungai Senduk or Sungai Buluh trail. Along the Pitcher Trail, visitors will be able to spot pitcher plants scattered all over the forest floor.

All the jungle trails meander through the cool forest and provide opportunities to observe the rich variety of plant life. The picturesque waterfalls provide perfect spots for picnics and cool refreshing dips after the energetic walks through the forest.


How To Get There?

Kuching-Kubah National Park/Matang Wildlife Centre:

  • There are no bus services to Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre

  • RM35 each way by Taxi

  • White mini bus (bus sewa)

  • Wait at the alleyway next to shop near Saujana car park

  • It leaves only when there are enough passenger

  • Fare: RM5.00 per person-one way

    RM35.00 per van-one way

  • Both Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre are favorite destination for day-trippers because of its short distance away from Kuching City Centre. For those who want to explore more of the forest, accommodation and other facilities are available.


Matang

NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE BOOKING OFFICE

(Sarawak Tourism Complex, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg)

TEL: 6 082 248088 FAX: 6 082 248087

ONLINE BOOKING; http://ebooking.com.my

URL: www.sarawakforestry.com OR www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my

29 Julai 2008

Pokok Terbesar di Dunia di Malaysia

REKOD DUNIA: Pengawas Hutan, Mohd Razaman Omar,53 (kiri) bersama rakannya, Abdul Karim Yusoff,55 sedang mengukur lilitan 14.3 meter lebar pokok Meranti Bukit yang berusia lebih 1000 tahun dengan ketinggian 40 meter dipercayai tertua dan terbesar di dunia dan diiktiraf dalam Malaysia Book of Record pada 2007. Ia terletak di Hutan Simpan Kekal Sungai Relai, Kuala Krai sempadan Gua Musang

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17 Julai 2008

Destination Guide Cameron Highland

Getting To Cameron Highlands

ImageThe only way to get to Cameron Highlands is by road. Until a few years back, you could only get to Cameron Highlands from the south via Tapah but since the opening of the new Simpang Pulai road, traveling to the highlands has become much more easier from the north. You can also get here from the east coast via Gua Musang in Kelantan but take note that this road has yet to be gazetted by the authorities.

Self drive

From the South via Tapah

Cameron Highlands is about 300kms from Kuala Lumpur and it takes less than 3.5 hours to get here via the North-South Expressway (NSE). If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, get find your way to the NSE by following the sign to Ipoh. Once you're on the expressway, keep on driving north until you reach Tapah which will take about 1.5 hours. Watch out for the sign that indicates the Tapah and Cameron Highlands exit (Exit 132). Once you have passed the toll booth, turn left at the traffic lights. From here onwards you will be on the long winding road to Cameron Highlands which is about 60 km's away. If you're driving from the north just take Exit 132 at Tapah and follow the same direction. It takes an average of 1.5 hours to reach Tanah Rata from Tapah.

Driving Tips :
The road from Tapah to Cameron Highlands is narrow and has a lot of sharp bends. If you have passengers who get motion sickness, its time to get those plastic bags out (just in case).
The roads have been upgraded recently so the drive up can be quite pleasant. There will be lots of heavy vehicles going up and down this road so be careful especially when you are overtaking. Most local heavy vehicles will give you the signal to overtake when its save so be patient. Its also common courtesy to let the vehicle behind you overtake you if you're driving slower that vehicle.

From the north via Simpang Pulai / Ipoh
Now that the new road from Simpang Pulai is open, more people are traveling to the highlands via this route. The road condition is much better here than the Tapah route and it only takes about 45 minutes to get to Kampung Raja from Simpang Pulai.
Take Exit 137 (Simpang Pulai) and turn right at the traffic light right after the toll booth. Turn right again at the next traffic light about 200 metres away. You are now on the way to Cameron Highlands. Eventually you will see signs to Kampung Raja or Cameron Highlands along the way. After about 1 hour, you will reach the Kampung Raja junction where you will have to turn right from the new road into Kampung Raja town. You're now in Cameron Highlands and you can just follow the main road to your destination. Brinchang & Tanah Rata is about 25-30kms from here.

Driving Tips :
Driving up this road is definitely a pleasant experience because it gives you some great views of mountains. Since the roads are less winding, people tend to speed here but watch out for the sharp bends at some stretches. There is NO mobile coverage along this road.

For more information on the NSE (North-South Expressway), please visit www.plus.com.my

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Train

There is no train service to Cameron Highlands. The nearest stop is the Tapah Road station in Tapah. You can take a bus or taxi to Cameron Highlands from here.


Train schedules can be obtained from www.ktmb.com.my

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Bus

Buses to Cameron Highlands operate daily from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. Buses from Kuala Lumpur depart from the Pudu Raya Station and KL Central. Buses from Penang depart from Prangin Mall / Komtar.

Express bus service from Singapore is now available. Unititi Express leaves Beach Road Singapore at 10.00pm daily and arrives in Cameron at 7am the following morning.

For bus schedules and details, Click here

Please call the following bus companies for the latest bus schedules and fares.

Kurnia Bistari @ (KL) 016-3033330 (Counter 87 Puduraya)
(CH) 05-491-1485


Kinta Omnibus @ (IPOH) 05-254-0124
(CH) 05-491-1200


Unititi Express @ (KL) 012-2150044 or 016-5058776
(CH) 05-491-4181 or 05-491-1452


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Taxi

Taxis from Kuala Lumpur are available at the Pudu Raya Terminal. There are also daily taxi services from Tapah and Ipoh to Cameron Highlands. For services from other locations, please check with the local taxi terminal.
Visitors coming from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be able to get a taxi from the KLIA limousine service (normal taxi) but the cost will be higher.

Getting Around Cameron Highlands

It will be very convenient for you to get around Cameron Highlands if you have your own transportation. There are no car rental services in Cameron Highlands.

You can still get around with the local bus and taxi, but you will not have the flexibility you get from driving in your own car. Alternately you can also get on one of the many tours organized by the local tour companies in Cameron Highlands.

Some guest houses do provide motorbike rental services which you can use to get around. Bicycles are not here popular because of the terrain and the high traffic.

Local Bus

The local bus service is provided by the Regal Bus Company.

For bus schedules and details, Click here

Taxi

For taxi rates and destinations details, Click here

Distance between towns

  • Ringlet to Tanah Rata - 13km
  • Tanah Rata to Brinchang - 6km
  • Brinchang to Tringkep - 8km
  • Tringkap - Kuala Terla - 5km
  • Kuala Terla - Kg.Raja - 3km
For more info visit here http://www.cameronhighlands.com/
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