Taman Negara Off The Beaten Path

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    Rhino Hornbill, Juvenile
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    Standing Rocks of Lubok Simpon

    by bpacker Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    Standing Rocks, Lubok Simpon, Taman Negara

    As we approached the swimming hole in Taman Negara, we noticed a strange phenomenom. Somehow, all the rocks were standing at the river bed. Was this a natural occurence? Read on to find out.

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    Call my bluff @ Lubok Simpon

    by bpacker Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    This was Jane's idea of rock music..

    Well, what's your guess? Our guide had us believing that rocks naturally defied gravity until one of us, Jane of the Jungle went to tipple the rock.

    Yes, there is some crazy sod out there who lined up the rocks in formation in their spare time. Don't ask me whether it was the forest rangers, the baboons or tourists like us.

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    Swinging on a Vine

    by bpacker Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    Ma, can I bring this home?

    Other than gigantic leaves, the creeping vines around in this prehistoric jungle are enormous . It can even bear the weight of a small child. But honestly, don't go swinging off the vine after you've seen this picture if you weigh like Fat Bastard*, for crying out loud.Like the corals in a marine park, the greenery here is protected.

    *scottish lump of fat seen in Austin Powers

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    Killer Vine?

    by bpacker Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    The tree found its long lost love at last..

    See what I told you? Don't go abusing the vines unless you want to be eaten like a Big Mac. Here's our guide after he swung on one vine too many. But seriously, this good-humoured chap was just enacting a scene from the "Little Shop of Curiosities". These vines pose a bigger threat to..

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    Strangler Vines

    by bpacker Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    See the slient strangler?

    The vines pose a much bigger threat to their host - the big prehistoric trees of Taman Negara. Like a telemarketeer, this annoying vice like creature will creep on their host with a vice-like grip and demand for attention,erm, in this case, sunlight.

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    Holey Leaves

    by bpacker Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    Once in a while, it pays to look up in the dense jungle, you'll see interesting things, like this holey, enormous leaves.

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    Earth above, Water below

    by bpacker Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    I spy a fish burger below the waters

    Here's my pathectic attempt to ape a National Geographic shot I saw. Trees above and a wary eye of a fish below in Kelah Fish Sanctuary,Taman Negara. I shot this miserable photo using my Sony Camera in a Sony dive casing. Read on to see what I actually saw..

    Where
    Kelah Fish Sanctuary, Sungai Tahan

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    Protected Marine Life

    by bpacker Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    RM100 Fish Burgers Swimming by

    Just below the calm brown waters of Kelah Fish Santuary in Taman Negara lies hundreds of fish. To the casual observer like me, they look like fish burgers swimming by but to an angler, these buggers are the prized "Kelah" , a much sought-after fish for its fighting prowess! Kelahs are also sought after by food connoisseurs for its delicate taste. If that still doesn't impress you, let me just say casually that these fishies can be sold for about RM100 per kilo in M'sia and about RM250 in Sarawak! But hold on your horses and don't bring along a fishing net, the fish is protected here. Catch them and you'll be sent to jail.

    Where
    Kelah Fish Sanctuary , Sg Tahan

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    Another protected marine species?

    by bpacker Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Hmm, another big fish

    No, these are 2 homo sapien who held their breath for a underwater shot. I'm just sorry I couldn't frame them properly, arrgh.

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    Photo Note: That's 'Uncle' and Alice..

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    Wildlife in Taman Negara : Caterpillar

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Furry Caterpillar, Taman Negara

    There's wildlife everywhere in Taman Negara ( Pahang, M'sia) even on an ordinary bench. Luckily, I spotted this little fella before I sat on him.

    Composed on my Sony DSCP70

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    Wildlife in Taman Negara : Hornbill

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Rhino Hornbill, Juvenile

    Taman Negara (Pahang) is as wild as it gets. On a trip, do expect do see these beautiful creatures flying overhead and sitting on tree branches near you. My friend took a picture of this baby after a swim at Lata Berkoh.

    Taken by CK on a Panasonic Lumix

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    Wildlife in Taman Negara : Scarab

    by bpacker Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    Bull****, that's what I love..

    Though this emerald-green bug looks and sound pretty, it feeds on dung.

    Taken by CK on the Panasonic Lumix. Night Shot, 12x optical zoom function.

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    Wildlife in Taman Negara:Pheasant

    by bpacker Updated Apr 6, 2006

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    Crestless Fireback Pheasant, Taman Negara

    Other than Hornbills, you can also see plainer looking birds in Taman Negara (Pahang). This pheasant is a good example.

    Name: Crestless Fireback (Female)
    Scientific Name : Lophura erythrophthalma erythrophthalma

    Composed on my DSCP70 camera

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    Wildlife in Taman Negara : HornBill Nestling

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Rhino Hornbill, Juvenile

    Somehow, lots of folks have told me that I was extremely lucky to see these beautiful but unusual birds in Taman Negara. Was I ? I spotted this bird on more than one occasion and to my knowledge there are 11 species of hornbills in Taman Negara alone so I didn't think it was all that unusual to see one. This picture of a juvenile hornbill was taken at the Kelah Fish Sanctuary.

    Composed on my Sony DSCP70

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    Caving at Gua Telinga

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    What the hell am i doing here??

    Other than the fruit bats, there were a staggering number of animals in Gua Telinga ( a cave in Taman Negara)...centipedes, swiftlets, toads, spiders, etc. Haha, now you're wondering what I was doing down there, right?? I'm still wondering, by the way. Just to let you know, I went out of the cave covered with bat droppings..

    Shot of me taken by CK on a Panasonic Lumix.

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