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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Bukit Merah, Perak

Bukit Merah is a town in the north located in Perak. It has a population of roughly 11,000 and is located close to the capital of Perak, Ipoh. Bukit Merah is known for its popular tourist destination, the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort. The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is surrounded by lush greenery fronting one of Malaysia’s largest 7,000 acre freshwater lake.


Bukit Merah can be reached by car. Driving from Kuala Lumpur through the North-South Expressway will only take about 3 hours. You can also take a bus from anywhere in West Malaysia to Taiping or Semanggol, where you will then have to take a bus to Bukit Merah. There are not many taxis to get around the small town of Bukit Merah, so don’t choose to stay in a place that is far away from town if you do not have a car. Most accommodations are very close by to the attractions anyway, you can go by foot to many of them.

The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is divided into several sections. One of it is its renowned water park. For those who are familiar with Sunway Lagoon, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Waterpark has the same theme. It is 11 acres big, making it one of the biggest of its kind in Peninsular Malaysia. There are many great attractions for visitors of all ages. Rides and water activities such as the Boomerang, Giant Wet Bubble, Sandy Beachfront Wave Pool, Water Speed Slides, Body Slides, Giant Tube Rides, Activity Pool, Lazy River, Perak Mining Company, Kids Adventure River, Jumbo Shower, Water Pillar, Mandi Timba (‘Pail Bath’) and Waterfall Bridge will keep you and your family entertained all day. After a tiring day of fun in the water, take a 20-minutes relaxing ride in the chairlift that takes you above the scenic view of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort.

Another popular attraction of the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is its Ecopark. Here, visitors are given the opportunity to get close with Mother Nature. This 3-acre large park hosts three large enclosures – Nature Trail, Reptile Park and Tropical Trek as homes to a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. There is a Pets Park too with daily animal shows that will definitely get your kids’ attention. The young ones can pat and cuddle the adorable domestic animals, provided that there is a resort personnel on standby.

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort also gives visitors a new way to explore the rainforest – by pedalling on a skycycle! The skycycle is the first of its kind in Malaysia and as its name suggests, you pedal on an elevated monorail through the tree canopy to enjoy a mesmerizing view of the serene surroundings. If you ever visit Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, this is absolutely a must to experience; where else will you be able cycle in the air?

Bukit Merah is an excellent place for families and friends to just relax, bond and enjoy the company of each other. Its green surroundings make it an ideal weekend getaway from the city where everyone will enjoy a dose of calm and quiet.

Contact details & Address

Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
Jalan Bukit Merah,
34400 Semanggol, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel : +605 890 8888
Email : [email protected]
Website: http://www.bukitmerahresort.com.my

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