Kota Tinggi Things to Do

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  • Fireflies Cruise

    by gracekkh2004 Written Apr 26, 2004

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    Have your ever seen the eight wonders of the world - Fireflies at a river that stretch miles long and metres broad.

    Come to Kota-Rainforest and let them take you back to nature, to the huge shimmering curtain of dancing Fireflies under the sky!!

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    Best way of cooling down

    by ngcsc Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    Kota Tinggi Waterfall is the most popular spot for tourist and even locals during the break. It is a best place for family activities and also a fun day for a big group of friends.

    Just 14km away from Kota Tinggi town, it provide a clean and nice place for outing.

    The waterfall has formed many levels of pools that able to accomodate hundreds of people.

    You don't have to bring your swimsuit, just a short and t-shirt and jump into the cold water.

    Admission Fee
    Adult RM2.50
    Children RM1.00
    Car RM4.00

    update 2006: I am not sure if this is a bad news, the management has double up the entrance fee from the above mentioned price..... no extra facilities and it is only the nature.... how can people just trade nature into their own pocket money..... I refused to visit any more.

    Coooooool

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    The Ostrich Showfarm Desaru

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are more than 100 ostriches in the showfarm and their ages ranging from new-born to around 10 years old. Although ostrich may not be part of the extinct animal in the world, there is a lot of interesting facts about them that most people do not know.

    In Ostrich Showfarm, you may get to see unusal sights LIVE! However luck plays a very important role, your timing must be right as all these sights cannot be arranged or controlled by man.

    Open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Admission charges: RM8.00 per adult and RM4.00 per child.

    Ostrich ride charges: RM 15.00 per adult and RM10.00 per child (include ride, certificate and an instant photograph). If you want to laminate the certificate, it will cost another addition RM 3.00

    Ostrich Wonderland is also known as Ostrich Showfarm in Desaru where they rear more than 100 ostriches. The main aim of setting up this showfarm is to exhibit the ostriches to the public and allow them to know more about ostriches, their habits, mating seasons and etc. They also have a group of experienced personnels to guide you around the farm and educate both you and your family about these fascinating creatures.

    They have farms in both Kuala Lumpur and Teluk Ramunia (Kota Tinggi, Johor). The Kuala Lumpur farm is more towards breeding of the ostriches and it has been around for more than 5 years while Teluk Ramunia farm just started in Mar 2001. This farm is more catered to the public and the main aim is to educate and create public awareness.

    Ostriches The Ostrich Showfarm Desaru entrance 2 weeks old ostriches Ostrich egg Newly born ostrich
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    Firefles trip-one of nature's mesmerising phenome

    by kenari Written May 5, 2008

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    One of the reason i bring my family here is to watch the fireflies, glowing in the thousands on the berembang trees that line the banks of the Johor River. Just like Chrismas tree .its started at 930 pm -1030pm,package from hotel rm 35 -adult,20 -kids,but if you adventure enough drive yourself to the river banks which cheaper by rm 15 perhead ,but remember the road is dark and bumpy

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    Visit Lombong Falls

    by genie47 Updated Jun 13, 2005

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    It has always been here. It has always been a magnet for anyone from Singapore. Kota Tinggi waterfalls is a misnomer of sorts as the proper name for the falls is actually Lombong Falls. Also known as Pelepah Falls.

    Do what comes naturally when you arrive. Take a swim.

    A hot afternoon at Lombong Falls
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    Desaru Fruit Farm

    by StayNuts Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    Desaru Fruit Farm is planted with a variety of tropical fruits such as starfruit, jackfruit, soursop, honey orange, the king of fruits the durian and much more. There are 160 acres farmed with tropical fruits here.

    Desaru Fruit Farm also has a mini zoo, fish pond and many other exciting attractions! Ride on a bullock cart and explore the the huge fruit farm, or spend a night or two with the available packages.

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    Desaru Fruit Farm

    by chiabh Updated Nov 20, 2008

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    The farm organises a tour package to see the farm... There is an agricultural gallery, vegetable plots, fruit farm of some 100 varieties of fruits, a fish pond, a mini zoo and a bee aviary...

    The farm is opened from 8.00am to 6.00pm daily... The entrance fee is RM15.00 for adults and RM10.00 for children between 3 to 12 years old... There is also a showroom whether its produces are sold to visitors but the prices are rather high taking advantage of tourists to the area...

    the farm pricing board... the farm office and showroom... shopping at the showroom...
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    Desaru Fruit Farm

    by kelnsha Written Oct 4, 2006

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    At Desaru Fruit Farm, you will discover Malaysia's unbelievable variety of fruits. Occupying an area of 100 acres, 50 acres are planted with honey orange. On the remaining 50 acres are planted about 100 types of seasonal and non-seasonal tropical fruit trees.

    Since it's establishment in 1994, the Farm has emerged as one of the largest agro-tourism farms in Malaysia and attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year all parts of the globe.

    Visitors may choose from the different tour packages available ranging from farm tour, fruit buffet, agro educational tour, bullock-cart riding, agricultural gallery, vegetable plot, educational talk on bees and raw honey.

    Desaru Fruit Farm fruits Desaru Fruit Farm Desaru Fruit Farm Rose apple or Jambu Air in Malay Rose apple or Jambu Air in Malay
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  • Gunung Panti and Gunung Muntahak

    by gracekkh2004 Written May 3, 2004

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    They are small hills located in the Kota Tinggi area. These hills are in the same vicinity as the Kota Tinggi waterfalls which actually comes from Gunung Muntahak. Both hills are quite easily accessible from Singapore.

    Gunung Panti is very popular as a day trip for many novice trekkers, bird-watchers and so on. It takes about an average of 2-3 hours to walk up to the summit and about 2 hours to come down. Panti's vegetation is a mix of secondary and logged primary forest.

    Gunung Muntahak is located much deeper in the Panti forest reserve. The entrance is at the entrance to the Kota Tinggi waterfall resort.

    Mountain View
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  • Mountain Climbing

    by gracekkh2004 Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    Not for the faint hearted, this is an activity to test your physical endurance and sense of adventure. Situated alongside the Kota Rainforest resort, Gunung Panti stands proud, all 1500 metres of it. The trek ranges from easy to moderately difficult. Be prepared to brave slippery stones, winding roots and fallen trees just to experience the natural beauty of the rainforest. See large ants nests, bee hives and exotic plants along the 13km track. Be sure to look out for leeches although do not be troubled by it as you will be properly guided on how to keep leeches at bay.

    Landscape
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  • Kota Tinggi Waterfall

    by gracekkh2004 Written Apr 26, 2004

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    Situated 56 km north of Johor Bahru and 16 km from Kota Tinggi. A popular holiday and picnic area. Food and accommodation are available there. Water cascades down the slopes of Gunung Muntahak (624m). The cool water provides a cooling and refreshing feelings from the tropical hea.

    Waterfall
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    Ostrich Showfarm

    by chiabh Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    The Ostrich Showfarm was started by Ostrich farmer and entrepreneur Colin Teh 13 years ago with 32 birds... It was moved to the present location in 2001 and now there are more than 300 birds... Ostriches are kept in pens in the farm... They eat, sleep and mate... Each bird eats about seven kg of a healthy vegetarian diet of grass, soya and corn with vegetable protein supplements daily... They can live up to 60 years and females aged between 2 and 25 years can lay up to 1,000 eggs each in its life span...

    Ostriches to taught to dance ballet and the shakey-shake... Some are trained and are tame enough to ride on... Ostriches will kick in self-defence, so it makes sense not to provoke them...

    The showfarm has a souvenir shop, wher you can buy products derived from ostriches such as bags, pouches, wallets and shoes... Ostrich feathers dyed in pretty colours make excellent dusters because they are anti-static and do not trap dust... There is also a showcase displaying an attractive range of eggshells painted with illustrations and Chinese calligraphy... There are also eggshell lampshades, fitted with wooden stands and bulbs on their base... If you enjoy exotic meat, there’s dried ostrich meat sold in sealed packets... It tastes like beef but is more tender and said to be healthier... Dried ostrich bones and tendons can be boiled and taken as a soup to help to relieve conditions like arthritis and ostrich oil ointment helps relieve skin problems and headaches... extract from nst...

    The Ostrich Showfarm is opened daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm... The entrance fee is RM10 for adults and RM6 for children below 10 years...

    decorative lamps from ostrich eggs... newly-hatched chicks...

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    Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

    by StayNuts Updated Aug 17, 2008

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    The waterfalls are 36 meters high, and are located at the base of the 634 meter high Gunung Muntahak mountain. The cool river water drains through a series of shallow pools ideal for swimming. The natural beauty of some parts of the location has somewhat been spoiled by resort development with artificial landscaping.

    The Kota Tinggi park was made famous by the river and the waterfall. It is the focal point of the day's outing. This is one waterfall that is southernmost and near to urban Singapore. Over the years and growing demands, the Park area was upgraded continuously. The place is hardly recognize as a forest park, it is as crowded and developed as any theme park in the region.

    The area of the park itself is relatively small. It has a gigantic car park, almost half the area of the park. From the car park to the main waterfall area, is a beeline line along the bank of the river. This walking distance is approximately a kilometer.

    All the way paved. Going in, on the left, the food outlets and stalls. Then on the right, the river itself. There are railings along the banks and the river itself is kept free of rubbish. Picnickers would be on a lookout for any empty spaces in the river. Places where the water is flowing, plant them selves there and enjoy great outdoor nature in that spot. The depth of water in the stream is hardly more than half meter in any spot.

    I think that the best part of the trip, is to witness an authentic waterfall. One created made by nature. Of course, this river that flows down from the low hills of Muntahak [634m high] could not be bringing along a large volume of water. Likewise the gush of water through the waterfalls is not always dramatic as it can be.

    Monkeys: The most fun in the park is when all visitors have left, around 6 pm is perfect. Sit somewhere around the restaurant and keep focused on the waterslide. Countless monkeys will come to clean up all the human leftovers, sliding down the tube, swinging in the trees and drinking from left behind juice-cans....it's absolutely amazing :)

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    Desaru Beach

    by StayNuts Updated Aug 17, 2008

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    Desaru has amongst the best beaches in Johor. Many return visitors have agreed that its white sandy beaches are a sight to behold.

    The beaches are clean, lined with casuarina trees and stretches 25 kilometres long. Visitors can enjoy fun-filled activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking as well as other outdoor activities.

    Take the opportunity to also relax or get a much needed tan under the sun, whilst listening to the rushing waves and enjoying the cool breeze.

    Opt to stay at the numerous hotels, resort and chalets dotting the area.

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    Ostrich Farm

    by StayNuts Written Aug 16, 2008

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    Be close and personal with the largest bird on earth, feel the egg, buy interesting souvenir and if your are lucky see it hatch before your eyes.

    The ostrich farm is located about 2km outside sungei rengit, has about 300 ostriches ranging from one-day old chick, still encased in its shell, to 30-year old adults. the original ostriches were bought from africa at the cost of rm$20k each. an ostrich can live up to 75 years although 50 years is the norm.

    Most of the ostriches are kept in enclosures but there are a few free-roaming ones. they are so used to having people around them that they will gamely pose for pictures. they will also allow visitors to touch them and stroke their leathery neck.

    The diet of the ostriches consists mainly of seeds and plant matter. they are fed three meals a day. the adult male is easily distinguishable from the female by its red beak, black feathers and bigger size.

    The female ostrich lays egg on alternate days and after laying twelve eggs, it takes a break. each ostrich egg weighs about 1.5kg and its content is equivalent to 25 ordinary eggs. there are many more female ostriches (hens) than male ostriches (cocks) on the farm. each male will mate with about five females.

    FEES: admission charge is rm$10 for an adult and rm$5 for a child. they have part-time guides to show you around and give a commentary on what you see on the farm.

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