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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!

Durian Perangin Waterfall

Many urbanites these days head to the condominium pool, sports center or the water theme park for a swim or a splash about in the water. Seldom does one give thought of nature’s natural sources for some water fun. It is quite amusing that some stay away from the beach or waterfall despite being on a beach holiday, but instead take a dip in the hotel pool! It is time to see what nature has in its lesser-known spots, that includes discovering waterfalls which only nature enthusiasts would know about.

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The Durian Perangin Waterfall is located on the northern slope of Gunung Raya, the highest mountain of Langkawi. The thought of water cascading from such a high peak should be enough to tempt you into spending a day dipped in cool gushing waters. The waterfall, which has several tiers place, is a hit among locals but remains relatively favored by visitors, who prefer to visit the more ‘touristy’ places on the island. The grounds of the Durian Perangin waterfall make a great picnic spot where even having a simple meal can turn out to be an enjoyable experience.

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If you are adventurous enough to hike slightly higher towards the peak, you will see a well-maintained park. Staying on the path, you will come across several shelters where you can stop to catch your breath while enjoying the view and the soothing sounds of the cascading waters. Continuing your journey, you will encounter the many tiers of the waterfall, at which you can take a dip if you want. Note that caution must always be exercised as the rocks in the water can be slippery as well as sharp, so thread and splash around carefully.

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If you do make your way to the summit, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view that is simply breathtaking. If you have come this far, just another 5 km up the track will leads you to the highest peak of Gunung Raya. On your way down, there is a trail that you must explore, which will take you to a destination that you would not expect to find at the foot of a mountain – the Malaysia Book Village. You’d probably think it is absolutely strange to find a library-like facility smack in the middle of a mountain but that’s what it is! The book village is part of the International Book Villages and Book Towns Movement and is the first and only book village in Southeast Asia. Find an extensive collection of new and pre-loved books, all ready to be indulged in against a setting of calm and serenity.

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How to get to the waterfall

The Durian Perangin waterfall is just 16 km from Kuah town. You could either drive there in a rented car or get a cab ride there. There are food stalls and shops located at the car park of the waterfall, so you can get some refreshments for your hike or picnic, or some swimming gear if you had not come prepared.

Map of Durian Perangin Waterfall

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