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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!

Temurun Waterfall at Langkawi Island

Beside the splendid waterfall at the Seven Wells in the northwestern part of the island Langkawi there are also some other beautiful waterfalls in the same region. During a bicycle excursion from the Burau Bay area to the resort The Andaman, we came across a splendid but rather hidden waterfall. This particular waterfall named Temurun can be found in close proximity of Datai Beach, in the northern part of the island. Temurun is a 40 meters high waterfall; below is a small pond where you can swim in the refreshing water. The local population of the island frequently heads off to this waterfall after work or after school. Especially during weekends it can be somewhat crowded, although it is never really swarmed with people. Walking the stairs up to the waterfall is less strenuous then the other popular waterfalls (Seven Wells and Durian Fall). There is a small cabin where you can change into your trunks or bathing suit.

Temurun waterfal Langkawi Island

Instead of riding a bike you can also rent a moped or simply take a taxi to the waterfall. If you tell the driver you want to be picked up after a couple of hours, he will be there waiting for you. Keep in mind that not every taxi driver knows the exact location of the waterfall, but if you tell him to drive to the Datai resort, you will pass it along the way (keep an eye open for the signs). The waterfall is to the left of the road; the entrance can be found right next to the road. There is a small shop on the other side of the road where you can buy a drink or small snack.

Close to the Temurun Waterfall there’s also an artificial waterfall; Langkawi Waterfall. I never quite understood why this waterfall was ‘built’ as a tourist attraction. We went to Temurun a couple of times, and every time the Langkawi Waterfall was deserted and dried up. Langkawi government had great plans with this waterfall, but couldn’t turn it into a success in the end. Since you can climb to the top of the waterfall, you are able to take some pretty neat pictures.

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    July 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

    […] Discover a unique Malaysian paradise in a UNESCO certified Geopark. The 99 islands in the Andaman Sea are an incredible adventure in natural beauty; the largest island is Langkawi and it has many exciting attractions. Visit a three-tiered hot spring, stop off a t one of Asia’s largest aquariums and witness the stunning Temurum Waterfalls. […]

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    October 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    […] Discover a unique Malaysian paradise in a UNESCO certified Geopark. The 99 islands in the Andaman Sea are an incredible adventure in natural beauty; the largest island is Langkawi and it has many exciting attractions. Visit a three-tiered hot spring, stop off a t one of Asia’s largest aquariums, and witness the stunning Temurum Waterfalls. […]

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