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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!

Chemerong Waterfall, Terengganu

One of Malaysia’s highest waterfalls is located in a remote district of Dungun, Terengganu. As part of the state’s green heritage, the Chemerong waterfall offers a good hiking spot for any outdoor and hiking enthusiasts. Talling at a height of 305 metres and appearing like a giant human figure, the waterfall can be accessed by one or two hours of jungle trekking depending on hiking experience. Upon reaching the waterfall, visitors can opt to follow hiking trails to a nearby mountain, Mt. Berembun and visit Langsir Waterfall as well. Local adventurous hikers would usually embark on a 3D2N hiking expedition combining all three spots into one Chemerong-Berembun-Langsir (CBL) trip, which requires them to camp at nearby camping sites. Despite the poor network coverage, the state park facilitates good camping facilities.

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Exploring some of Malaysia’s finest forest

The natural splendor of Chemerong waterfall adds to the cool and rejuvenating atmosphere, providing a good spot for visitors to rest and enjoy the serene presence of rich biodiversity in the forest. One can be captivated by the pure, turquoise color of river streams flowing from this majestic waterfall. The natural beauty of giant rainforest trees and their impressive buttress roots are for any tree lovers to admire. Efforts of sustaining the river quality have been a priority of the forestry management through preservation, conservation and rehabilitation of the forest.

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Best time to visit

An important factor to consider is the weather, particularly for visitors planning for an overnight stay near the waterfall. All around the year, Terengganu, like any other places in Peninsula Malaysia, generally experiences a hot and humid climate. The best time to pay a visit is during the dry season from March to October when rainfall is fairly low and massive flash floods are very minimal.

Checklist trip to Chemerong Waterfall

  • Hiking or trail shoes (preferably)
  • Poncho
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof bags for electronic devices
  • Towel
  • A bottle of water, snacks or packed food
  • Gloves
  • First aid travel kit
  • Day pack
  • A guide or frequent visitor (the trails can be confusing for any first timer)
  • Visitor’s Approval/Permit (for overnight stays, camping activities, and others)

Going to Chemerong Waterfall

The Chemerong Waterfall is situated 30 kilometres from Al-Muktafibillah Shah town, about 100 kilometres from the city of Kuala Terengganu. Visitors can travel to Chemerong Amenity Forest (where the waterfall is located), either by private vehicle or public transportation such as taxis.

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    January 28, 2019 at 7:49 am

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