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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!

Highlands in Malaysia

Malaysia has many highland retreats offering a cool and relaxing retreat from the heat and bustle of the city. Each highland has a panoramic view to be enjoyed and a distinctive character of its own to be discovered. Four of the main highland destinations in the country is located in the state of Pahang, namely Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Bukit Tinggi. Another highland retreat of popular choice is Bukit Larut in Perak.

Cameron Highlands

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Located at an altitude of 1,828 m at the north western corner of Pahang, the Cameron Highlands are the largest and most genteel hill resort in Malaysia. Popular attractions at Cameron Highlands include tea plantations, strawberry farms, rose gardens and the marketplace at Brinchang. There are also many nature trails offering a spectacular view of the highland forests. Make the 3-hour drive to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur an enjoyable one by stopping at the hot springs or the many interesting picnic spots along the way.

Genting Highlands

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The exciting city in the clouds, Genting Highlands, is nestled at 1,800 m above sea level on one of the mountain peak on the Titiwangsa Mountains, which lies on the border of Selangor and Pahang. Genting Highlands is the most developed hill resort in Malaysia and offers the only legal gambling venue in Malaysia, an outdoor and indoor theme parks with over 50 rides for families to enjoy, convention halls and numerous shopping and dining outlets. A drive up to Genting Highlands from Kuala Lumpur takes only about an hour. Opt to park at the cable car station for another interesting experience of going to the top of the mountain in a cable car.

Fraser’s Hill

The idyllic Fraser’s Hill is an ideal destination for nature lovers and city dwellers looking for a relaxing escape. It is built on seven hills straddling the Pahang-Selangor border, about 105 km north of Kuala Lumpur. An endless list of activities at Fraser’s Hill include bird-watching, jungle trekking, white-water rafting, archery, abseiling, golfing, hiking, fishing and horse-riding; there is bound to be something for everyone.

Bukit Tinggi

The main attraction at Bukit Tinggi is the Colmar Tropicale which is a replica of the Colmar Village in France. Just over an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, there is also a Japanese Village, a Botanical garden, a golf course, a rabbit park, an archery arena and spas to enjoy at a cool altitude of up to 1,000 m. Bukit Tinggi is also located close to Genting Highlands if you yearn for more entertainment options.

Bukit Larut

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Bukit Larut, also known as Maxwell Hill, is located approximately 10 km from the town of Taiping in Perak. At an altitude of 1,250 m, it is the wettest area experiencing the highest rainfall and is the oldest hill station in Malaysia. Relax in the preserved quiet atmosphere of a colonial hill station, stroll along nature trails to discover the numerous species of Bukit Larut’s flora and fauna, take leisurely walks in the sweet-smelling flower gardens and be treated to an enchanting view of the West Coast of the peninsula at the summit.

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