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Jungle Tracking (Johor State)

1. Sebana Cove

Sebana Cove
Its an integrated golf, marina and holiday destination within an eco-setting. View the spectacular sunset at the marina, spend a lazy afternoon fishing or enjoy a game of golf. Numerous sports facilities and delicious food and beverage outlets make this place an ideal retreat for family getaways or corporate retreats. Destined to be Asia’s foremost international yachting, golfing and holiday destination, Sebana cove’s claims are fast becoming a reality in the heart of the region’s fastest growing tourism belt. Sebana Cove is sprawled on 1,200 acres amidst the emerald panorama of tropical rainforests and mangrove. This total resort concept is the only development that parcels an international standard residential marina, a 27 hole membership golf courses, luxurious waterfront properties and a 300 room resort hotel.

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2. Endau Rompin National Park

Covering about 49,000 hectares, straddles the Johor-Pahang border. It’s the one of the few remaining lowland forests. Many insects and wildlife as well as various endermic varieties of plants have been discovered within the centuries-old forest.Drained by Sungai Marong (Marong River), Sungai Jasin (Jasin River) and Sungai Endau (Endau River) and their tributaries, the park is inhabited by the Asian rhinoceros, seladang, wild pig, tiger and birds like the hornbill, babler and cuckoo.

You also can found spectacular 30 metres wide and 40 metres high waterfall at ‘Buaya Sangkut’. Two other smaller waterfalls terdapat di ‘Batu Hampar’ and ‘Upih Guling’. Toilets, dormitories, and camping sites are found at the base of the waterfalls. Trekking, swimming and bird-watching are some of the activities that could be arranged. Further information, please contact National Park (Johor) Corporation.

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3. Gunung Pulai Recreational forest 

This 8 hectare forest reserve is a catchment area, unique flora and fauna sanctuary and a fascinating recreational haven. There are several waterfalls with pools at its bottom. Apart from being an ideal picnic spot, the forest is a venue for seminars, workcamp and jungle trekking to the summit of Gunung Pulai.

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4. Ledang Mountain Recreational Forest

Ledang Mountain Recreational Forest

It is a recreational forest, the site of Johor’s highest mountain, Gunung Ledang (Ledang Mountain). Trekkers can climb to the summit of the mountain and camp at the Sagil Waterfall. According to legend, Gunung Ledang was the homes of a Johor princess who was wooed by the Sultan of Melaka in 15th century.

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5. Gunung Arong Recreational Forest

This forest of towering and shady trees and natural setting offer a refreshing retreat for visitors. There are popular picnic spots by the riverside, a garden and a well equipped playground. Other facilities include rest shades, dressing room, toilet and tree-top huts. Jungle trails are also provided for the more adventurous visitors.

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6. Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest

Located at the foothill of Gunung Lambak, this recreational forest is a favourite retreat for picnics, bathing and mountain-climbing. The 510 m high Gunung Lambak is accessible by footpaths provided. Facilities including car park, benches, rest shade, dressing room, toilets and bridge leading to camp sites are provided.

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7.  Gunung Belumut Recreational Forest

Lush greenery and ravishing wilderness await visitors. It is a haven for camping, picnics and mountain climbing. Gunung Belumut promises exotic vegetation and breathtaking waterfalls.

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8. Gunung Panti Recreational Forest

This recreational forest is a haven for those who like to camp. Facilities including camp sites and temporary accommodation are provided for visitors. Rare species of flora and fauna can be found here.

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9. Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

The waterfalls are favourite spot for picnics and relaxation. The water cascades 34 m down into a pool deep enough for swimming. The Kota Tinggi Waterfalls for years have been renowned, not only for its continuous rush of cascading cool waters that run down the slopes originating from Gunung Panti, but also for its beautiful, tropical surroundings of flora and fauna. Fully furnished chalets complete with cooking facilities are available for booking.

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Jungle Tracking (Perak State)

1. Bird Sanctury

Kuala Gula is famous for the variety of exotic birds which come here to nest. Over 100 species of birds, some of them protected, have been sighted in this area. Mammals can also be seen here, among them the smooth otter, dusky leaf monkey, long-tailed macaque and the ridge-back dolphin. The best time to visit is between September and December, when thousands of birds can be seen in the area.

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2. Banding Resort

The Banding Resort, 35 km from Grik, is the ideal place for fishing enthusiast and those who really want to get away from it all. This remote resort covers 103.6 hectares next to the Temenggor lake at the mid-point of the East-West highway. The lake delivers fish of generous proportions and there is ample apportunity for trekking, camping and picnicking. At present, there is a modern restaurant and resthouse which provides comfortable accomodation. Plans are underway for eapansion and improvement of the existing facilities.

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3. Tambun Hot Spring

A 15-minutes drive from Ipoh towards Tanjung Rambutan brings you to the foot of limestone hill where a rejuvenating experience awaits you-an in-vigorating hot bath from a natural spring. The bath is open daily from 3 pm to 12 midnight. The facilities include saunas and rstrooms Entrance fee is RM5.00 (prices are subject to change). Other hot spring in Perak are at Sungkai, Pengkalan Hulu, Kampung Ulu Slim in Slim River, Kampung Air Panas in Grik and Manong in Kuala Kangsar.

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4. Kuala Woh Jungle Park

Situated about 13 km from Tapah, on the way to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Who presents a natural backdrop for fun-seekers to swim, picnic and fish. Interesting features include the natural hot-water pool, various waterfalls and Tebing Merbau. Orang asli, or aborigines, live in this area, according to their traditional way of life. They are friendly but shy by nature. Besides Lata Iskandar and Kuala Who, there are two other waterfalls sites which are quite popular: the Ulu Kinta Waterfalls, 16 km from Ipoh, and Batu Hampar near Taiping.

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5. Lata Kinjang

Located about 18 km from Tapah. The main attraction at this waterfall is the impressive series of cascades winding down a 100-metre drop. There are parking bays and eating stalls for picnikers. Visitors may a;so visit an orchid garden and a bamboo park.

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6. Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave)

Believed to have existed since 8000 B.C., Gua Tempurung is probably the largest natural limestone cave in Malaysia. Situated about 24 km fron Ipoh, the cave stretches for 1.5 km and is made up of five hugh domes whose ceilings resemble coconut shells. Each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalacties as well as differing temperature, water levels, content of limestone and marble.

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7. Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)

Malaysia’s oldest hill resort is located on Bukit Larut (formely called Maxwell Hill), it is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. The road up twists and turns through tropical virgin jungle, the fresh green fragrance and cool air greeting you as you ascend. At the summit you a treated to a spectacular view of the west coast of the peninsular.

Visitors can either stay at the Bukit Larut Rest House or by making reservation through the superintendent of Bukit Larut, Taiping. Tel: 05-827243/ 827241. A Land Rover service at the foot of the hill is available at hourly intervals from 7 am to 6 pm daily. Fares are RM2.50 (adults) and RM1.00 (children).

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8. Taiping Lake Gardens

This 62-hectare park is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks in the country. It offers lush greenery, a beautiful lake abounding with freshwater fish, a gazebo and a colourful profusion of flowers. The Taiping Zoo, probably the oldest zoo in the country, is anpther attraction located within the Gardens. Open: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm daily. Fares are: RM3.00 (adults), RM1.50 (children), RM1.00 (secondary student with uniform), RM0.50 (primary student with uniform). Other facilities available at the Gardens include a rest house, fishing and aquabiking in the area.

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9. Dr. Seenivasagam Park

The fresh atmosphere and variety of flora are the main attractions of this park in Ipoh. Children can enjoy several recreational and amusement facilities such as the roller-skating rink, a playground and a mini-train course.

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10. The Terrapin Breeding Project  

A breeding farm for ‘Tuntung’ (river terrapins or Bataqur baska) is located at Bota Kanan, about 40 km from Ipoh. Opened in 1967 by the State’s Dept. of Wildlife and National Parks, the primary aim of this project is the conservation of this species. To date the hatchery at Bota Kanan has realeased more than 25,000 hatchings into the Perak river. Between November and March, visitors can witness migrating river terrapins laying eggs in the wilds.

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11. Kota Belanda (Dutch Fort)

At Teluk Gedung lies the 300-year-old stone foundation of a Dutch Fort Built in 1670, it was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. The fort was abandoned after it was attacked by a local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his followers. Muzium Negara undertook its reconstruction in 1973.

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