Unique Places in Malaysia

  • Rice paddy
    Rice paddy
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    the waterfall ~ a closer view...
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  • view from the observation tower...
    view from the observation tower...
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Malaysia

  • Visit Nilai 3 before leaving Negeri Sembilan

    by hsunleong Written Nov 12, 2008

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    What makes Nilai-3 so special in Malaysia. Why you should go to this place. Firstly, this place not merely famous in Negeri Sembilan but the whole Malaysia. They still hold as the Malaysia's Record as "The largest wholesale centre in Malaysia". Its business concept, Yes! its in retails type of business BUT with wholesale price! Can you imagine this. It means the goods you purchase is cheaper compare with retail price.

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    Eat with Snakes above you!

    by neamman Written Feb 14, 2008

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    In Penang there is a hotel on the top of Penang Hill which has a Restaurant which specializes in Hot pot. We werer there with my inlaws and after eating I went out with my sons to enjoy the breeze and view. After 10 minutes the owner asked me if i noticed anything which i had not. He them pointed out the canopy of the veranda was crawling with hagman's vipers a poisonous snake found in penang snake temple. Luckily they are very non agressive and will only bite if really provoked. The snakes previously sometimes fell on diners which gave people near heart attacks. Nowdays he has a wire mesh to prevent the snakes falling. He doesnt try to get rid of them as they keep rats and mice down. Needless to say I would never stay at that hotel!! But I have great videos of my kids and their cousins sitting on the verandah and a snake curled up on a ledge about 3 foot above their head.

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    visit lakes in Perak

    by abudabi40 Written Jun 13, 2007

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    going in a 4x4 down muddy lanes and across tracks to reach the glory that are the lakes of Perak. Go visit the real Malaysian countryside and see buffalo and otters, fish in the fish crammed lakes, or just wander in a 4x4 getting 'down and dirty' in the real Malaysia.

    Get away from the cities, especially KL, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya and go into the countryside.

    Water Buffalo Elephant Geko Monitor Lizard Short-legged chicken
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    Look For The Lizard

    by Boljakool Written Apr 24, 2007

    We just had our breakfast at a small restaurant somewhere in Tranquera and I was about to take a smoke when I noticed something was moving in the small canal at the side of the road. I'll just let the photos describe what I found.

    Strange movement in the canal I took a peek to check it out I found godzila!
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  • Tabin Wildlife Reserve

    by mickeyfontana Written Apr 21, 2007

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    This place is superb - visit if you can! The wildlife is amazing and easy to see.

    Getting to Tabin from KK involves a flight to Lahad Datu (easily available through FAX) and then a 90 minute road journey through endless palm oil plantations, but once there it is worth it for the very real chance of seeing rainforest wildlife in close quarters. Try not to get demoralised by the journey through the planations, by thinking about what used to be there, and focus on the conservation that it taking place.

    The camp is small and features a natural swimming hole. In this swimming hole alone we saw bats, a family of otters (brilliant), macaques (fighting & mating!), water monitor lizards, hornbills and numerous insects and butterflies - all within 200 metres of our chalet. There were few guests when we stayed, meaning the accomodation was extremely quiet and the animals don't seem put off by the human activity.

    The guides (Victor & Danny) are genuinely enthusiastic and the whole place has a very, very chilled out atmosphere. On one of the night safaris we also saw a flying squirrel, which we watched glide between trees - that was worth the trip alone. To cap it all, we bumped into a herd of elephants on the journey back to the airport - including a baby.

    One final point - don't go expecting lots of big old tress - a lot of the conservation area is secondary forest (although you will feel like you are in the jungle, don't worry). The upside of this is that the animals are easier to see.

    Make the effort, get to Tabin, have fun, relax, spot novelty wildlife and support the conservation efforts - it's worth it.

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    Clowning around

    by honeymoon4ever Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    If you're lucky like us to spot any "Stars" of the theme park, don't forget to take their pictures with you. Like these balloon-creating clowns of the outdoor theme park we got to sit right next to in the Lobby cafe of First World hotel. They're soooo cute, aren't they?

    Outdoor theme park clowns
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    Kuantan and the night market

    by hdwoernd Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    Many "bible" tourist guides write bad about the big growing capital city Kuantan.
    For me it's one the most typical Malaysian cities i've seen (mostly east coast).
    Shops are growing, lifestyle is natural, people have some money, the ethncical groups
    are typically mixed and durgin 3 days i've seen 2 other tourists.

    Best Thing: There is a weekly night market (saturday), spezialiced on Food (50%),
    new and used clothes. It's much better than the one in KL.

    Night market in Kuantan Coconut Dessert, for steming filled in Bamboo Everything packed in plastic bags Dim-Sum in a restaurant

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    Chinese Gambling...

    by hdwoernd Updated Mar 21, 2007

    There is a top attraction in Malaysia which is nearly only used by chinese malay. It includes the biggest Hotel in the world, a funpark and: Casinos!

    The Genting Highland Resorts are discovered on the top of a mountain 1h east of KL. It imitates Las Vegas and some things are even bigger. So modern chinese gambling is not that different to US casinos but it's more interesting watching the people. Saudi muslim (the only other kind of foreign tourists) are hanging out in any kind of fast food restaurants enjoing the fun-park and the "snow world" while chinese are gambling 24h per day.

    There are very cheap offers in the daily newspapers, so if you got one night left...

    Floor Plan of one block of the First World Hotel
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    Enjoy Kampung-Life

    by hdwoernd Updated Mar 21, 2007

    Go to the most northern district on the east coast to Kota Bharu. Many tourist guides only recognize this nice town in the most islamic part of the country for the cheap hostels to quickly pass to the perhentian islands.

    Between Kota Bharu and PCB there is a area of nice villages. In "Pasir Belanda" a
    friendly dutch family offers 3 nice guest houses and they organize contact to local people.
    Make the Batik lesson, ride the bicicle and eat with locals...

    The master and a worker in the batik conpany Monkey trained to pick coconuts (for rent)
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    LATA KINJANG Waterfall

    by urchinn Updated May 8, 2006

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    If you've ever taken a road trip to the North, no doubt you would have noticed (or been awed, like me) by the sight of LATA KINJANG, a towering waterfall that is visible from the North-South Highway on the route from KL towards Ipoh.

    Access is a little tricky, and was in fact the greatest barrier preventing us from checking it out. All that changed last Saturday when we finally made it there :) more tips in a bit...

    The Lata Kinjang Waterfalls
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    gunung dato

    by ahch0ng Written Apr 11, 2006

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    gunung dato (884m)
    location - rembau, negeri sembilan, malaysia

    The summit of this mountain not a good picnic place for locals but it is a good place for the hiker who like camping style. The trekking road nothing special, all the trek to the summit, it is just a normal Malaysia rain forest, but the special and attractive part is there have strong wind & big granite stone on the summit.

    cloud sea camp site green
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    gunung nuang

    by ahch0ng Written Apr 11, 2006

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    gunung nuang( 1493m) highest in selangor state
    location- hulu langat, selangor, malaysia

    Gunung Nuang, famous mountain for Malaysia trekkers and also is a "training centre" for those who planing to challenge the G.Tahan & G.Kinabalu. Therefore the trek is rather eroded and some of the campsite like a rubbish site.

    From car park needs to take 2 hours to reach first campsite, Lolo camp. This is the best and bigger campsite for trekker to set their tents because there can take bath and swimming in the river beside the campsite. After 2 hour hard trek from Lolo camp there is another campsite can fit 5 to 10 tents at the middle of the G.Nuang, it call Pacat camp. Trekker like to take a rest at this campsite before continuous their 2 hour hard trek to the summit.

    The view from the peak is not so good if compare with other mountains because it is surrounding by many trees but the satisfaction is great when reach summit.

    trek in nuang waterfall green
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    gunung ledang--- mount ophir

    by ahch0ng Written Apr 11, 2006

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    gunung ledang (1276m) highest in johor state
    location - sagil, muar, johor, malaysia

    The locals always considered this mountain as one of Malaysia's most Legendary mountain. The Legend tells about a beautiful princess escape from marrying a man she doesn?t love to Pulau Besar. With sadness in her heart and tears in her eyes, she left the land of her birth and come to this remote island in the straits of Malacca. Later, she made her way to Gunung Ledang. Ever since, folks have come to know her as Puteri Gunung Ledang (the Princessof Mount Ophir/ Gunung Ledang). Some of the people still believe that Puteri Gunung Ledang is still alive, and there are people who claim that they've seen the Puteri.

    ledang waterfall
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    Taman Negara

    by ant1606 Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    Taman Negara simply means "National Park" in Malay. This is the largest park in the country and enviroment heaven. It hosts one among the oldest pristine rain forests on earth where elusive endangered species can roam free and try to avoid extinction.
    Chances to see wildlife are scarce, especially near the accessible parts of the park.
    Although it's not the only option, we chose to visit the park through a deal. Package included transportation, accommodation, meals and jungle guided treks and tours.
    The trip started from KL. About 3 hours by bus, leaving from Crowne Plaza Mutiara hotel, to Kuala Tembeling. From here a 3-hours longboat ride reaches the park headquarters in Kuala Tahan.
    This trip is not a total adventure but rather a luxurious and safe way to check firsthand the beautiful rain forest. But there are things to be aware of.
    The boat ride went through a massive downpour that lasted for over one hour. Despite these boats have a sort of a roof, we got soaked. It's not advisable to bring along large suitcases but rather bags and backpacks. One should keep in mind that the destination is the jungle, not a high-heels place, despite accommodation is provided at nice chalets with air conditioning.
    The park offers scheduled walks, treks and boat rides. Take a schedule brochure and meet your guide for the selected event. We had night jungle walks, day hikes, the canopy walk and a boat ride to Lata Berkoh falls/rapids.

    Boat ride to Taman Negara Taman Negara - Canopy Walkway Taman Negara - Lata Berkoh Boat ride to Lata Berkoh Taman Negara - Jungle trek
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    Drive to the top of the mountain

    by kyoub Written Jan 11, 2006

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    Gunung Raya Mountain is is the tallest mountain on Langkawi. The government ministers have meeting there regularly, if they are not using the bungalows , then the road is open. You can drive on a nice paved roads with a lot of bends and turns until you reach 881 meters above sea level. From the top you can see terrific views out over the island and sea..

    The road up to the top View from the top
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