The best collection of British Colonial Buildings in Malaysia/singapour. Special food and coffee native to the place (chinese of course). hiking trails and there are places near by for exploration. When I went there there were no tourists and the hotel in the cetre of town was very reasonable and the food is good
it would be nice to have your own transportation
There is a bathroom for your convenience. It is RM1 to take a shower. There are only a hand full of bathroom stalls available. It can get crowded at times. It is basic shower that serves the purpose. Don't expect anything fancy.
This tour is the most adventurous tour of Gua Tempurung. It takes about 3hr 30minutes to 4 hour to complete the whole tour. The last tour starts at around 12 noon. So be there as early as possible. Entrance: RM22 per adult, RM11 for children.
First you will be enjoying the beautiful and vast cave at the first quarter of the tour (about 45 minutes). After that, you will descend into the dark side of the cave. Almost the rest of the tour will be totally dark. Needless to say, torch light is a MUST. Part of the tour, visitors have to wade through the river that flows inside the cave. Oh yes, you will be wet for sure. At some parts, visitors have to go through very low ceiling that you have to squad down to walk like a duck. There is a part that visitors have to go through a small opening of the cave. The opening is just barely enough for one person to go through. If you are a bit heavy, ask your guide before you start the tour. At the end, you are coming out via the river.
The Grand Tour is not accessible if there is heavy rain and the water level at the river is too high.
What to bring:
1. a set of dry clothes and towel for shower after the tour. There are bathrooms available near park entrance.
2. MUST have torch light (flash light)
3. Wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet.
4. Wear shorts as you will get wet for sure from knee down.
Top of the World Tour is a dry tour. It takes about 45 to 60 minutes one way. You will have to follow a guide. He will explain about the cave and point out to you the interesting rock formations. During the tour, visitors have to climb a series of stairs that was built since 1997. Gua Tempurung is the largest cave in Peninsula Malaysia. It is worth visiting. At the end of Top of the World tour, you are actually standing at about 10 storeys high!
Tour costs RM9. It is worth every single cents of it!
Tips: Bring a torch light with you. Although there are lights along the way, it is helpful to have extra light.
This handsome limestone hill can be seen on the left side of North South Highway when you drive from KL towards Ipoh. Though the entrance of the cave is located on the other side of the highway accessible from the old highway No.1.
The actual location of the cave is near Gopeng town. There are several tours to choose from:
1. GOLDEN FLOWSTONE TOUR - about 40 minutes (entrance: RM6 adult, RM2.5 child)
2. TOP OF THE WORLD TOUR - about 1hr 45min into the cave (entrance: RM9 adult, RM4.5 child)
3. TOP OF THE WORLD + RIVER TOUR - about 2hr 30min (entrance:RM11 adult, RM6.5 child)
4. GRAND TOUR - about 3hr 30min (entrance: RM22 adult, RM11 child)
On North South Highway, take the Gopeng exit. After the toll booth, turn left at the T-junction. Drive for about 5km, you will see a sign of Gua Tempurung. Turn left at the small road and drive for about 1km. Entrance to Gua Tempurung is at the end of the road.
Located near Taiping, the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is worth a stop to see the amazing mangrove trees with upward growing breathing aerial roots and branching roots to hold the tree down with the tides and the waves.
There is a small exhibition center and a plank walk for you get close the feel of the mangrove forest that used to cover most of Malaysia coastal plains.
On the mud floor you can see crabs or even mud skipper fish which can breathe air too. There are birds, even monkeys and snakes. Snakes are the main fear of the mangrove tree cutter who burn the wood collected in charcoal kilns to make charcoal.
This Forest Reserve is located off the exit of Taiping Utara (North) of the PLUS highway, between Simpang on the old highway 1 and Kuala Sepatang (previously Port Weld).
Before the North South Highway was completed, Tanjung Malim was a popular rest stop for a meal or drink as it is strategically located in southern Perak before crossing into Selangor.
I still remember the delicious Hainanese Chicken rice probably we were hungry by then.
Today, it is by-passed by most travellers except perhaps if you are taking an express bus which will turned off the highway for a stop just outside the town.
So many towns in Perak have been affected in this manner when the Highway was finally completed. So if you are driving, you might want to detour and check Tanjung Malim downtown.
The "Leaning Tower" is found in Teluk Intan.
This wooden structure is the most well-known landmark of Teluk Intan.
Recently repainted and refurbished and it looks much better than this photo taken in 2003.
Parit Buntar is located at the tristate border of Perak, Penang and Kedah along the Kerian (Krian) river. It is surrounded by rice fields, rubber and oil palm plantation.
It is also crossed by the railway line twice. There is a nice riverside walk with children's playground. The town also has an iconic Clock Tower. Opposite the river is Bandar Baru of Kedah.
The University Sains Malaysia Engineering campus is also 5 minutes away although located in Nibong Tebal, Penang.
There is new Town section where the bus station is relocated too and where the major shopping area is now at.
The Ubudiah Mosque is undeniably the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia. The Ubudiah Mosque, Isatana Kenangan are among some of the best photographic destinations and many photographers had their prized pictures taken from royal town of Kuala Kangsar.
Once upon a time, in the Silver Kingdom, there lived an ailing Ruler. Knowing that his days were well numbered, this ruler made a decision - to built the most magnificent mosque in all the lands. He commission the finest architect to design this mosque. It would be placed a short distance from his palace, on a hill near the banks of the Silver River. The mosque was to be called "Ubudiah", which means, "surrender me now to Allah".
Sad to say, Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I, never saw his masterpiece completed. He departed to the bosom a year before his "Taj Mahal by the Perak River" was completed.
When going to the East-West highway, you will drive over two bridges to Banding Island which was created by flooding of the Temenggor Dam.
The bridges are great for photography.
There is a rest house in the middle and you can have a meal at the restaurant.
We went on a boat tour to the orang asli (aborigine) village. However, half way, the boat engined failed several times and as it started to rain, we headed back.
Many locals come to this Banding island to hire boats to go lake fishing. The Toman fish is supposedly large and could swallow a small person, so I heard.
I didn't know that the water fall I've seen from the highway was Lata Kinjang until I read about it from a brochure…And yes it was, majestic indeed!! I wanted to dip in but my mum refuse to spend much time over there since she wanted to visit our relative so I did something…Faking a fall. But I was punished and I indeed fell for real into the water! It wasn't so painful after all, but wait till your tired and everything will start to ache….
I'm not too sure whether Pangkor has as many visitors as Langkawi and It been years since I’ve visited Pankor but never the less I still could remember the nice beach there.
While in Pangkor , you could mingle with the friendly kampong people or observing the fishermen daily live. Pangkor Island is one of the place to visit if you want to feel the serenity of the ' Village Life ' and to get away from the city life for awhile!
The Lost World Of Tambun! There's Several Attractions Like Jungle Wave Bay, Hot Springs, Cliff Racer Tube Raiders, Adventure River (Longest In Asia), Tiger Valley (A Once-Small Cub Is Now A Father Already!), Explora Bay And Many More For You To Enjoy And Have A Wild Time! Pictures Were Taken Around 5+ Which Is Nearing To Closing Time So I Shall Stop Here Before I Spoil The Whole Story. Visit The Lost World Of Tambun To Experience Yourself!!
The Lost world of Tambun might not be as big as Bukit Merah Lake Town but The Hot Springs there make us come back again for the second time…My mum loves it !
A good soak in the hot springs will rejuvenate your tired and aching body after a long drive! At the time of our second visit the hot springs were open from 6.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m on Friday to Sunday and on Public holiday.
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