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Adventures with Nature
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Contents Map of Malaysia
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Malaysia at a Glance
Tourism Malaysia Offices
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Tanjung Datu National Park
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
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Bay of Bengal
Mountain / hill
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Adventure and Nature Lovers’ Paradise Since ancient times, adventurers and explorers have come to Malaysian shores, attracted by its diverse natural wealth and embraced by its gentle people. Today, Malaysia is known around the world as a destination for a host of nature-based activities and ecotourism. From challenging rock climbing or crossjungle trekking at different mountain zones to wild rafting in frothing rivers, or diving in calm seas to parasailing in the multihued skies – it’s all here. More than half of Malaysia’s 329,758 sq km surface is covered by tropical rainforests that host a bewildering array of
formations such as Mulu Caves. Even
exotic and protected plants and animals.
Taman Negara, the world’s oldest
There are treasures such as rare species of
rainforest, estimated at 130 million years
flora and fauna found only at Mount
old can be found here.
Kinabalu or wondrous geological
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Malaysia offers varied experiences to satisfy the adventure and nature loversâ€™ quest. There is an exciting choice of activities for all ages and groups - from amateurs and families to the serious enthusiasts and professionals.
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The country is becoming increasingly popular as a venue for international nature-based competitions. Even international adventure-themed reality shows or films have found their perfect locations in Malaysia. Adventure and nature are all here in the tropical kingdom of Malaysia. Come and enjoy it to the fullest.
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JUNGLE DISCOVERIES With its glorious vistas, verdant undulating terrain and varied tropical landscapes, Malaysia’s beautiful rainforests offer vast possibilities for trekking and camping. The country’s extensive array of national parks
For the uninitiated, having a trained local
and wildlife reserves are ideal for
guide is necessary to ensure safety and to
communing with nature and discovering
learn about the amazing and precious
diversity of flora and fauna in the ecosystem. Tropical rainforests are dense,
From the primordial rainforest of Taman
and the thick vegetation provides
Negara to the wildlife sanctuaries at
camouflage for the jungle denizens. It
Danum Valley and the Kinabatangan
takes patience and a trained eye to see
floodplains, some of Asia’s well-preserved
environments offer nature lovers a wealth
DIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENT
While amateurs may try Malaysia’s many
Swampy mangroves, extensive river
easily accessible recreational forests near
floodplains, dipterocarp rainforests and
urban centres, seasoned explorers can go
montane hillscapes are among the varied
for challenging week-long treks up
environments that can exist even within
mountains such as Gunung Tahan, the
trekking distance of each other. Each
tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.
possesses its own ecosystem and wildlife.
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The tidal mangrove forests act as vital
Further up the hills and mountain slopes,
buffers against coastal erosion as well as
montane forest environments take over
protective breeding and nursery zones for
with their cooler ambience and presenting
numerous fish and aquatic species.
spectacular views that are well worth the
There are mangrove belts along most of
Peninsular Malaysia’s west coast as well as in Sabah and Sarawak. Some, such as in
Jungle trekking can take an hour or more
Kuala Selangor Nature Park, have
and, with camping, as many days as
boardwalks for the safety and convenience
desired. Among the best periods to go
trekking in Peninsular Malaysia is in the ‘dry season’ from March to September
The most common type of rainforest is the
when the rainfall is less. In Sabah and
dipterocarp forest. It is one of nature’s
Sarawak the ‘wet season’ is from July to
most complex ecosystems, a habitat for
thousands of plant species ranging from tiny lichens to exotic palms, ferns and vines
In many areas, jungle trekking can be
and huge trees rising well over 50m to the
combined with other interesting activities
heavens. Each has its own role in the
such as river expeditions.
jungle’s cycle of life.
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SITES FOR NATURE AND RAINFOREST ADVENTURES • Royal Belum
Mixed dipterocarp forest
• Kuala Selangor Nature Park
• Templer Park
• Ulu Bendol
Negeri Sembilan Mountain forest
• Endau-Rompin National Park
• Gunung Ledang
• Cameron Highlands
Highland and mountain rainforest
• Taman Negara
Lowland and hill rainforest
• Tasik Chini
Freshwater swamp forest
• Tasik Bera
Freshwater swamp forest
• Genting Highlands
• Fraser’s Hill
• Tasik Kenyir
Freshwater swamp forest
• Danum Valley
Highland and mountain forest
• Kinabalu Park
Highland and mountain forest
• Kinabatangan Floodplain
Freshwater swamp forest
• Gunung Emas
• Bako National Park
Mangrove and mixed forest
• Lambir National Park
• Mulu National Park
Hill rainforest and limestone pinnacles
• Niah National Park
TREASURES AND SENSES OF THE RAINFOREST
Endau-Rompin in Johor is a rare milieu of lowland and mountain forests, which is home
Malaysia’s primeval and unexplored
to the largest population of endangered
rainforests offer intrepid trekkers great
animals in the country. The Sumatran
opportunities to observe tropical flora and fauna.
rhinoceros, tigers and elephants are among the
The wilds of Malaysia overflow with fantastic plant
protected species in Endau-Rompin.
and animal diversity that can be found in the competitive conditions of the ecosystem. Many
Generally, most rainforest animals are shy or
species are exotic, rare or even endemic to the
camouflage themselves to avoid
particular region and are protected.
predators or to hunt. ‘Bumbun’ or tower hides and canopy walks, such as at Taman Negara, aid those searching to spot the inhabitants.
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RAINFOREST ADVENTURE TIPS
Take the time to spot the many insects and butterflies flitting about in the forests of
1. Find out about the trail and surroundings, be sure that you have enough time to complete the entire route before darkness falls. Do not stray off the path to chase after animals. 2. Use good judgment regarding the fitness level required for the trek, and know your
Peninsula Malaysia. Marvel at the pendulous nose of the proboscis monkeys found at Sukau in Sabah and Bako in Sarawak. Listen to the swooshing wingbeats of colourful hornbills in the vales of Sarawak or the call of gibbons echoing at dawn in Danum Valley in Sabah.
physical limits. 3. Always inform the park officials or let someone know of your plans and destination for the day, especially if going alone. 4. Take plenty of water and pack a few easy to eat snacks to keep energy level up. Unless trekking with a local guide, it is not
Besides wildlife, the natural terrain features cool rivers to ford across and enchanting waterfalls to splash around amidst the natural surroundings. A visit to the rainforest requires the full use of oneâ€™s senses to discover all its features and creatures.
advisable to eat jungle fruit or drink from any water source. 5. In the highlands try to trek on the ridge
Part of the adventure is to discover how they all fit together.
tops to save energy traversing the steep slopes and to catch a cool breeze.
6. Be as quiet as possible to avoid scaring any wildlife. Getting an early start during the dawn provides the best chance to sight animals seeking food and the warmth of the early morning sun. 7. Wear thin, loose, preferably cotton clothing to remain comfortable. 8. Cover arms and legs with long trousers and long-sleeved shirts to ward off mosquitoes and to provide protection against thorny plants.
Most national parks in Malaysia provide camping sites. There are also many mountain and beach sites which are suitable for camping. In picking a camping site, always take note of the weather conditions. The rainy or monsoon season during December to February renders some camping sites along the river trails of Taman Negara inaccessible. Always check with relevant park authorities first.
9. Wear leech socks or long socks to prevent leeches from finding an entry way. 10. Choose sturdy footwear with proper ankle support and good traction. 11. Be prepared for sudden rain showers by carrying a poncho that wraps over both body and your carrying pack to keep everything dry. 12. A wide brimmed hat helps to shade a trekker from the heat of the tropical sun.
The lower altitudes of primary jungles like Taman Negara and Kenong Rimba Park in Pahang; Endau Rompin in Johor; Mulu and Lambir National Parks in Sarawak are humid, so your choice of tents should allow for good ventilation. All-enclosed nylon tents with sewn-in groundsheets are not recommended as they tend to condense air inside. Cotton tents get heavy after absorbing water.
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When camping on high altitude locations
Cherating in Pahang and Tunku Abdul
such as Gunung Jerai in Kedah; Gunung
Rahman Park in Sabah. A hammock or
Korbu in Perak; Gunung Tapis and Gunung
sleeping bag may do very well.
Tahan in Pahang, choose a site sheltered from the wind and avoid the higher peaks
Although most of the national parks and
when thunderstorms occur. A self-contained
private tourist facilities furnish and rent
tent with aluminium poles and stakes is
out camping gear, it may be wiser to bring
best for mountain camping.
along basic camping necessities.
Only a basic set up is needed when
Remember to check on restrictions which
camping at the marine parks or beaches in
may apply due to ecological or other
the country, such as Pulau Payar in Kedah;
reasons. If unsure, contact the park
Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan; Pulau
Redang in Terengganu; Pulau Tioman and OTHER CAMPING SITES IN MALAYSIA
• Gunung Jerai - Kedah
Whether camping in the damp rainforests,
• Pulau Payar Marine Park - Kedah
on sunny beaches or atop mountain peaks,
• Gunung Korbu Park - Perak • Port Dickson beaches - Negeri Sembilan
there are a few easy environmental tips to keep in mind to protect and preserve Malaysia’s campsites.
• Mersing Marine Park - Johor • Redang Marine Park - Terengganu
• Never cut down vegetation in order to
• Kenong Rimba Park - Pahang
make way for a campsite
• Gunung Tahan - Pahang
• Always choose a clear campsite free of
• Gunung Tangga Lima Belas - Pahang
debris and away from rotting trees
• Tioman Marine Park - Pahang • Cherating beach - Pahang
• Nights in the rainforests may get cooler than expected so bring along a waterproof jacket to keep you warm as well as provide
• Gunung Tapis - Pahang
protection from the rain
• Gunung Alab - Sabah
• During rainy periods, do not camp too
• Tuanku Abdul Rahman Park, Sabah
near a river or at low areas
• National Parks around Kuching area
• Whenever possible, try to avoid
(lowland and hill forests) - Sarawak
overusing popular camping areas and select an alternative location in order to minimise soil disturbance • Bring along reusable plastic cups and plates • Rubbish is to be collected and carried away when you leave, not simply buried
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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING Climbing up mountains is a wonderful way
trips take several hours to a day to
to discover the diversity and uniqueness of
complete. These are easily accessible and
Malaysia’s natural landscape, starting from
guides are not compulsory. Gunung
the tropical rainforest in the lowlands to
Berembun and Gunung Brinchang in the
the mountain vegetation in the high
Cameron Highlands offer sweeping views of
elevations. River crossings and gushing
tea and vegetable plantations and are ideal
waterfalls along the way add to the
for those who prefer light trekking. The
latter at 2032m is the highest point that can be reached by road in Peninsular Malaysia.
From easier walks in the cool comfort of Peninsular Malaysia’s Main Range to the
Those who want more than a leisure
more challenging peaks of Malaysian
outing can choose a summit that requires a
Borneo, there are mountains to tempt
journey through the wilderness first.
every level of climber. Be it high or low,
Gunung Gagau in Taman Negara is a day’s
with each ascent you make, you will be
climb, but to reach the base you need to
rewarded with awe-inspiring sights and
traverse lake, river and jungle and throw in a
discoveries that will expand your mind.
cave or two along the way before the peak rewards you with a view of three states.
MOUNTAINS IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA For a bigger challenge, head to Gunung The peninsula has a range of scenic
Tahan, the highest point in the peninsula.
accessible heights as well as steep
The 130km return journey takes up to eight
days and traverses over rainforests, tricky rivers and mountain ridges in the unspoilt
For starters, there are less arduous climbs
heart of Taman Negara. It is compulsory to
with well-marked trails at popular sites
hire an experienced guide.
such as the legendary Gunung Ledang in Johor, historic Gunung Jerai in Kedah or Gunung Angsi in Negeri Sembilan where
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MOUNTAINS IN SABAH AND SARAWAK
Most other mountains can be reached in two days as long as you are fit enough to
Some of the worldâ€™s most unique mountain
tackle any steep terrain.
environments can be found in Malaysian Borneo.
In Sarawak, Gunung Santubong is one of the most popular mountains with its
Gunung Kinabalu, one of the highest
spectacular view of Kuching. Guides will be
peaks in Southeast Asia at 4095.2m is located
needed on the tough trek to Gunung
in the World Heritage Site of Kinabalu
Penrissen, but the 1329m vertical scramble
Park, Sabah. Accessible to all trekkers, the
to the top can be completed in a day or
Summit Trail leading to Lowâ€™s Peak has
clear paths and ropes at steep, rocky sections. Exotic plant life found only in the
The long uphill trek to the sandstone
area such as the Necklace Orchid can be
summit of famed Gunung Mulu takes four
seen on the climb.
days and passes through primary jungle, with swampy patches and huge clumps of
Nearby Gunung Trusmadi is a more
colourful rhododendrons before the white
adventurous week-long trail through
clouds disperse to reveal the massive
mossy forest, steep hills and rain-swollen
limestone outcropping of Gunung Api just
rivers. The summit will reward you with
across the valley.
one of the best views of Gunung Kinabalu and a chance to see the remarkably large and rare pitcher plants found only on the ridges of Trusmadi.
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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING TIPS While many mountains, especially those located in the national parks, have overnight camping facilities and provide some equipment for rental, it is always wise to plan ahead and make enquiries for bookings, weather conditions and other current information. Some remote or protected sites may even require special permits from the authorities It is best to hire a guide for the trip, unless the CLIMBING SITES IN MALAYSIA
trail is well marked. Besides guiding you to the best campsites and rest spots, local guides
• Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill)
• Gunung Jerai
• Gunung Korbu
• Gunung Bubu
• Gunung Angsi
The exertion of carrying a heavy pack is
• Gunung Ledang
compounded by the altitude, so it is always
• Gunung Belumut
best to choose to climb mountains within your
• Gunung Tahan
Taman Negara, Pahang
ability. Do not overload yourself with camping
• Gunung Gagau
Taman Negara, Pahang
equipment. As a rough guide, the weight of
• Gunung Brinchang
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
your pack should not be more than a quarter
• Gunung Berembun
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
of your body weight, the lighter the better for
• Gunung Jasar
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
• Gunung Perdah
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
• Gunung Stong
• Gunung Chamah
• Gunung Silam
Lahad Datu, Sabah
• Gunung Lotong
Maliau Basin, Sabah
• Gunung Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park, Sabah
• A hat with a wide brim against intense
• Gunung Tambuyukon
Kinabalu Park, Sabah
sunshine and light rain
• Gunung Trusmadi
• A poncho or rain cape
• Tama Abu
Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
• A pair of gloves and a balaclava will help
• Bukit Batu Buli
Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
protect you from cold summit winds
• Bukit Batu Lawi
Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
• Wear roomy lightweight jungle boots with
• Bukit Batu
good ankle supports and a deep-ridged sole,
• Gunung Penrissen
• Gunung Santubong
• Bukit Batu Iran
• Gunung Mulu
Mulu National Park, Sarawak
know the natural history and folklore of the area and are invaluable when plans change and alternative routes need to be taken.
longer journeys. CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT ADVISORY • Comfortable long-sleeved shirts and pants for protection from leech bites, abrasions and the
and wear two pairs of socks to prevent blisters • A comfortable rucksack with padded shoulder straps, hip belt and internal frame is a must • A map and compass for navigating jungle trails; under some dense jungle canopies the sun might not be clearly seen • A whistle is a useful tool for attracting attention and signaling others • A basic first aid kit for the treatment of abrasions, insect bites and wounds • Extra batteries for your torchlight; candles and matches
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ROCK CLIMBING Rock climbing enthusiasts will enjoy
enjoyed, potentially hundreds more are
conquering Malaysia’s rock faces and cliffs,
waiting to be found. Much of Malaysia is
of which there are many to choose from
still covered in dense rainforests, hiding
around the varied landscape. Limestone
many good rock climbing sites.
outcrops dot many areas of Peninsular Malaysia with limestone crags and
The most popular climbing sites are still
sandstone mountains in Sarawak and
near or around Kuala Lumpur and
some big alpine granite walls in Sabah.
Selangor state, namely the famous Batu
Other mountainous areas have various
Caves and Bukit Takun to the city’s north.
rock faces waiting to be discovered.
Huge potential lies further north and east, in the states of Perak (around the scenic
Rock climbing as a publicly accessible sport
limestones of Ipoh and beyond), Perlis,
is relatively new in Malaysia, nevertheless,
Kelantan and Pahang where hundreds of
there is a small local community of
limestone crags await exploration. With a
aficionados. Thus, there are still many
few well known exceptions such as Gunung
potential climbing venues to be explored.
Kinabalu in Sabah and Gunung Mulu in
The same goes for rock climbing’s sister
Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo offers
sport activity, abseiling or rappelling.
enormous untapped opportunities for rock climbing.
ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN MALAYSIA Most of the known climbing routes in Malaysia has it all: from small limestone
Malaysia are bolted sport climbs on
hills and crags to mountains with
limestone crags, with some exceptions on
sandstone or granite walls, and with all
granite walls. The French grading system is
levels of difficulty. While an increasing
commonly used here.
number of sites are being discovered and
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Indoor climbing gyms are increasingly
As many sites involve some trekking
popular, either at government youth and
beforehand, wear light attire and good
sports complex facilities or private
hiking shoes. Bring a change of clothes in
case it rains. Some local tour operators organise rock climbing expeditions
WEATHER AND EQUIPMENT
throughout the country.
The tropical weather is hot and humid all year long, making climbing possible anytime of year. While the normal monsoon season especially on the peninsulaâ€™s East Coast is from December to February, rains elsewhere are less predictable and in any case usually fall later in the day. Rock faces, especially limestone, dry fairly quickly even after torrential storms. Climbers used to moderate climates should be prepared for the high heat and humidity here. In Malaysia, standard ascents use ropes, harnesses, belay devices (ATC) and karabiners for protection. For abseiling from the top of the face, individuals control their own rate of descent using the figure of eight and suspended by a controlled safety line. Other necessary items are sun block, insect repellent and plenty of water.
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LIST OF POPULAR ROCK SITES AND INDOOR CLIMBING GYMS JOHOR • Air Papan Beach, Mersing • Pulau Pemanggil, off Mersing coast KEDAH • Gunung Kerbau, Alor Setar • Gunung Keriang, Alor Setar KELANTAN • Cattle Ranch, Gua Musang • Ethnobotany Camp, Gua Musang KUALA LUMPUR AND SELANGOR • Batu Caves, Selangor • Bukit Takun, Templer Park, Selangor • Kramat Valley, Kuala Lumpur • Boulderwall SS3, Kuala Lumpur • Camp 5, Kuala Lumpur NEGERI SEMBILAN • Gemas Rock Face, Gemas • Kampung Keru, Tampin • Tebong Palm Oil Estate, Tampin
PAHANG • Teluk Cempedak Beach, Kuantan • Petronas Highway Stop, Bentong • Dragon, Kampung Mukut, Pulau Tioman • Genting Beach, Pulau Tioman • Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman • Nazri’s Place Beach, Pulau Tioman PENANG • In front of Beach Cafe, Batu Feringghi • Jesselton Heights, Penang • Penang Hill, Air Itam • Jerejak Spa Resort, Jerejak Island, Penang PERAK • Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh • Gua Cheroh, Ipoh • Various other limestone hills and cave sites around Ipoh PERLIS • Gua Kelam, Padang Besar SABAH • Gunung Kinabalu SARAWAK • Batman Wall, Bau, Kuching • Gunung Mulu / Mulu Caves, Miri
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CAVE EXPLORATION Caving or spelunking enjoys a good
Caves come in various levels of accessibility.
following in Malaysia. The country is
Some caves even have walkways to ease
endowed with vast numbers of limestone
your touring, while others require visitors
caves, including a World Heritage Site.
to rough it out and crawl on all fours.
They are home to amazing wildlife such as fruit bats, birds with edible nests or
CAVES OF MALAYSIA
attractive stalagmites and stalactites. In the Malay language, cave is ‘gua’, with Many are surrounded in mystery and
the majority being limestone and are
legends. Archaeological research has found
above ground level. In the peninsula, the
evidence of early man in many of these
list features Gua Kelam in Perlis, Gua
Tempurung and Kundu in Perak, scattered historic caves around Lake Kenyir in
Although major expeditions have been
Terengganu and Gua Ikan in Kuala Krai,
carried, many caves are still not fully
Kelantan. Famous caves in Sarawak include
explored and remain an alluring adventure
Niah and Mulu as well as Fairy Cave at Bau.
for the nature explorer. Repeat visitors
Gua Gomantong, where bird’s nests are
marvel at how a cave can change within
collected, is the most well known cave in
months as the naturally wet Malaysian
weather promotes faster stalagmite and stalactite formation.
Underwater or river caves can be found in the Kinta Valley, making up less than ten
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per cent of local caves - and are to be
LIST OF MALAYSIAN CAVES
avoided during rainy periods. There are also dolomite and sandstone caves
• Gua Kelam, Perlis
scattered around the country.
• Gua Tempurung, Kampar, Perak • Gua Kundu, Gopeng, Perak
Caves can be divided into two categories:
• Gua Harimau, Perak
adventure and show caves. Adventure
• Batu Caves, Selangor
caves such as Drunken Forest Cave and
• Gua Ikan, Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Legan’s Cave in Gunung Api, Sarawak
• Gua Taat and Gua Bewah at Tasik Kenyir,
remain close to their natural state. Show caves such as Deer, Lang and Clear Water Caves in Mulu National Park are those that
Terengganu • Gua Telinga, Gua Daun Menari and Gua Luas, Taman Negara, Pahang
are equiped for public visit, with lights as
• Gua Gomantong, Sandakan, Sabah
well as clearly marked paths and
• Fairy Cave, Wind Cave and Jambusan
Cave, Bau, Sarawak • Great Cave and Painted Cave, Niah
National Park, Sarawak • Sarawak Chamber, Deer Cave,
Malaysian caves are home to many exotic
Green Cave, Clear Water Cave,
creatures. Notable are the blind catfish of
Moon Cave and Turtle Cave, Mulu
Loagan’s Cave and the Trapdoor Spider of
National Park, Sarawak
• Gua Madai, Lahad Datu, Sabah
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Gua Gomantong near Sandakan, Sabah,
world’s largest cave passage and at 108km,
houses thousands of swifts in the two large
Clearwater Cave is the longest cave in Asia.
caverns, which produce birds’ nests, an
An estimated four million bats live in this
exotic Chinese delicacy.
The skeleton of a big cat fossilised in the
roof of Gua Harimau in Kinta Valley makes an intriguing sight. Perak is also famous
There are seasoned cavers who will be
for its cave temples, the most well known
willing to act as guides. They may be
are Perak Tong and Sam Poh Tong, which
contacted through the Malaysian Nature
contain many Buddha statues and religious
Society and adventure clubs or operators.
cave murals. The Hindu cave temple in Batu Caves have shrines to the Hindu
Most caving expeditions are day trips
deities and is the site for the colourful
although a visitor can choose to stay
religious festival of Thaipusam.
overnight. No overnight camping is allowed within most caves but room
The Painted Cave in Gua Niah in Sarawak
accommodation is usually available around
has walls displaying unique prehistoric
most cave districts.
paintings including boats that point to early man’s local civilisation. Its chambers have hundreds of fascinating formations. The Mulu Caves in Sarawak has some of the biggest and longest networks of caves in the world. Although 195 kilometres of cave passages have already been surveyed, these represent just 30% of the estimated total. Here the Sarawak Chamber, 600m by 415m and 80m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world. The Deer Cave measuring 120 to 150m in diameter is the
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Caving is normally done in the relatively dry season from March to October, but be prepared for rain anytime. Permits may be required when exploring some caves. These are available from the respective state forestry departments and cost from RM10 to RM40. Tropical caves are not as damp as those in Europe and the Americas but they are chilly at times especially during storms and heavy rain. A light jacket is recommended. As with all nature adventures, conservation of stalagmites, stalactites and all cave wildlife are of utmost importance. In caves with known inhabitants, avoid flash photography as the light frightens the cave-dwelling life forms. Note the possibility of encountering potentially dangerous creatures around caves such as snakes or scorpions.
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CAVING - PRACTICAL TIPS 1. Always take a reliable guide, who can be hired from the national parks or from caving clubs. Many of Malaysiaâ€™s caves are unmapped and not even an experienced caver should go exploring alone. Groups of four are optimum. 2. Although some operators offer cave diving, it is a highly specialised sport and should only be undertaken by professional divers and cavers. 3. Always check equipment before venturing into a cave especially when abseiling. 4. Experienced cavers recommend a maximum of eight hours in a cave at a stretch but most caves take less than three hours to explore. 5. Plan how much lighting you will need. One kilogramme of carbide will give enough illumination for approximately six to eight hours. 6. Cavers should always carry back-up torches and extra batteries. 7. Heart patients and those suffering from claustrophobia should limit themselves to show caves where guides take in groups of 20 to 40 people. Cavers should be free from allergies related to limestone and bat guano.
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day, mid-evening or night depending on the type of fauna targetted for viewing.
For nature lovers who wish to experience wildlife adventure as an alternative to
â€˜Sungaiâ€™ is the Malaysian word for river,
trekking, river cruising is the perfect
and one of the more established sites for
choice. In Malaysia, there are many rivers
cruising is Taman Negara in Pahang. The
and mangrove areas where wildlife
approximately 2-hour upriver cruise from
viewing is possible from the water. Riverine
the Tembeling Jetty to Kuala Tahan offers
and mangrove habitats are home to large
nature lovers the opportunity to observe
amounts of indigenous flora and fauna;
wildlife such as monkeys, monitor lizards,
and by nature many animals are drawn to
kingfishers as well as buffaloes along the
water sources for drinking and cooling.
banks. The park is home to more than 14,000 species of flora.
Whether for serious exploring or just a leisurely outing, a river cruise is an escape
Sungai Kilim on Langkawi Island is where
to another world. Glide beneath large
tree crabs, iguanas and macaques are seen
overhanging trees with the rustle of
among the trees and mangroves. A
animals, the call of birds and look out for
thrilling highlight is watching the eagles
creatures below the surface. Be rewarded
swoop down on the feed thrown into the
with scenic hill views or spectacular
limestone formations on the way, and end the cruise at a waterside stop for a meal
Sungai Selangor, just two hours from Kuala
amidst the splendour of nature.
Lumpur, is famous for its firefly colonies that flicker together like festival lights.
WILDLIFE CRUISING AROUND MALAYSIA
A similar fireflies cruise is found in the Santubong area in Sarawak and Kampung
There are navigable rivers in all parts of
Ibok in Terengganu.
Malaysia as well as swampy mangroves
along much of the coasts. The most
In Sarawak, there are also riverine or
suitable for wildlife exploration are those
coastal cruises outside Kuching where one
with calmer waters where the observer can
can watch crocodiles along the riverbanks
look out patiently with binoculars and
or venture a little further out of the
cameras ready. Cruises can be early in the
estuaries to see dolphins.
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Borneo, with its dense jungles and sparse
river cruise in this mangrove forest reserve
population, is home to an amazing variety
and watch out for feeding primates. As
of wildlife. River cruising on the
night falls, you might catch a glimpse of
Kinabatangan in Sabah, one of the longest
beautiful lights displays as fireflies
rivers in Borneo offers some of the best
converge at riverbank trees near the jetty.
opportunities to observe Bornean fauna. Of specific interest is the rich primate
The Sukau river village area is located on
family; this is one of only two areas in Asia
the boundary of an important
with 10 primate species. These include
protected area in Sabah, the
those endemic to Borneo such as the
proboscis monkey, maroon langur and the
Bornean gibbon. Klias Wetlands is home to the unique Proboscis Monkeys, Long-tailed Macaques, Silver Languor Monkeys as well as a host of birds and riverine creatures. Sign up for a
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As a protected wetland site in Sabah, Kinabatangan is a conservation area for species such as the orang utan, Borneo elephant and other wetlands animals including Stormâ€™s stork and the Flat-headed wild cat. RIVER CRUISING TIPS Some river cruise boats have canopies while some donâ€™t in order to afford unobstructed views, especially local boats. Bring along sun cream or a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection. Binoculars are most handy and zoom cameras will afford sharp photos. Insect repellant is useful for evening and night tours. Cruises at estuaries or coasts depend on the tides. For example, crocodiles are easier to spot at low tides when the mud banks are exposed. Check with the operator for exact departure times for your preferred cruise. Observing wildlife needs patience, a keen eye, common sense, good timing and luck. Monkeys, crocodiles, dolphins, fireflies and so on are wild creatures, therefore sightings are unpredictable. Hiring a knowledgeable guide will increase your chances of seeing what the lesser trained eye might miss, since tropical animals are masters at camouflage. Lastly, river cruises are rarely done midday, as it gets too hot for both human and other wildlife.
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WHITE-WATER RAFTING Rivers have long been the life blood of the
Sungai Sungkai in Perak and the Grade 3
indigenous people of Malaysia. They have
Sungai Selangor in Kuala Kubu Baru, which
served as a means of transport, a source of
flows from Fraserâ€™s Hill. Sungai Endau,
food and now, a resource for ecotourism.
Jeram Besu and Sungai Lipis in Pahang as well as Sungai Tembeling in Taman Negara
The native groups of the Malaysian interior
are also popular rafting sites.
have been using rafts for thousands of years, but white water rafting has only
As it is now a popular adventure sport,
been popularised since the 1980s.
there are rafting operators for all the popular sites, who provide the necessary
WHITE-WATER RAFTING SITES
Sabah has two main rivers for rafting, the
In Sabah, rafting operators will arrange
Padas and Kiulu rivers, which are certified
transport from Kota Kinabalu to Padas
as Grade 3 and Grade 2 respectively in the
Gorge through which the Padas River
international white-water rafting grading
flows. A novelty is to go by railway from
system. Under normal weather conditions,
Pangi Railway Station, where an antique
the two rivers are relatively constant in
train will take you on a scenic journey
depth and speed. However, heavy rains can
through the Padas Gorge. Then comes the
cause them to swell into Grade 4 rivers.
thrill of riding rapids with names like the
During this time rafting activities may be
Headhunter, Adrenaline Flow and Merry-
called off temporarily.
Peninsular Malaysia has its share of good
Kiulu River is closer to Kota Kinabalu but is
rafting sites. These include the Grade 2
less gut-wrenching. Successful rafters at
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Padas will be presented with a certificate
of accomplishment at the end of their adventures.
The best time to raft is after a downpour when the water level has risen and there
Peninsular Malaysiaâ€™s rafting sites are easily
are some good rapids. However, the dry
accessible by car or bus. The Selangor River
season is a good time for rafting novices to
is reached via Kuala Kubu Bharu town,
get acquainted with the sport without
about 90km from Kuala Lumpur. A single
having to fight the currents. Smaller rafts
rafting trip on the Selangor River will take
may be used in the dry season. In Sabah,
approximately half a day.
only the Padas River is recommended during dry months as the water level is too
The Telom River in Cameron Highlands and
low for rafting on the Kiulu River.
the Tembeling River in Taman Negara, Pahang, are approximately four hours from
The rafting expeditions usually take
Kuala Lumpur. More time is needed to raft
between 45 minutes to two hours
the Grade 5 Telom River in Pahang as it is a
depending on the water level.
much more challenging site. Operators will ensure that each group is Changing rooms, toilets, showers or camp
always accompanied by two professional,
sites are available in or near most rafting
certified rafters. A minimum of three
sites. Some operators also offer kayaking
persons is needed to stabilise a raft.
courses and a white-water rescue module.
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PRACTICAL RAFTING TIPS All rafters will be given a safety briefing before the ride and will be shown paddle-handling, basic backward and forward paddling techniques and other safety precautions. Paddles, life jackets, safety helmets, life-lines, first aid kits and rescue bags are provided by the operator. The rafter only needs comfortable clothing, which does not hinder movement. Always ensure that the helmets and life jackets provided fit you well and are not too tight or too loose. If you have over-turned close to the river bank, don’t use your raft paddle, as you may hit someone else. Never attempt to use the paddle as a lever against rocks as you risk getting hit by it. ADDITIONAL POINTERS: • Bring a change of clothes and a jacket • Wear secure, well-fitting shoes or diving booties • Jewellery which cannot be secured firmly should not be worn while rafting • Those wearing glasses should use an elastic sports holder to anchor their spectacles • Contact lens users are advised to wear spectacles instead, in order to cut down the risk of lenses getting contaminated
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MOUNTAIN BIKING The exhilaration of speed using solely
BIKING SITES IN MALAYSIA
human power on a machine, and on a raw trail amidst open nature, can only be
Malaysia has both road and off-road biking
achieved by mountain biking. With its
routes. There are many cycle-friendly road
innumerable jungle and rural trails all over
routes around Malaysia. Traffic is normally
the country, Malaysia is truly a mountain
less heavy along rural roads and the views
Mountain biking has long been a popular
Around Kuala Lumpur, these routes are the
sport in Malaysia, with its own legendary
old Gombak Road, Ulu Yam interior routes
trails and stories. It is said that ever since
and to the south, the Ulu Langat interior
bicycles were introduced into the land, the
via Cheras or Ampang. Beyond Kuala
inland villagers who embraced it were the
Lumpur there are the rolling hill roads
first mountain bikers - having to traverse
around Seri Menanti and Kuala Pilah in
the challenging trails to and from their
Negeri Sembilan as well as numerous East
remote settlements. Today, the challenge is
Coast routes with Sungai Lembing as an
still there, but it is one of adventure and
accessible site from Kuantan city.
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As for Sabah and Sarawak, most rural road
Dam, Kampung Pusu and the Hulu Gombak
areas are scenic and provide ideal routes
Forest Reserve with its water catchment
for adventure biking.
But for the hard core enthusiasts, it is the
Further afield, there is the popular Sungai
challenging off-road sites that count. In
Dua site near Karak in Pahang. This is a
Kuala Lumpur, the ‘urban legend’ route is
strenuous 40km trail that reaches into the
the Bukit Kiara jungle trail for its
Lentang Forest Reserve. As in many routes
accessibility and easy opportunity of
in Malaysia, this trail leads to a nice river
meeting friendly fellow aficionados.
or even waterfall – in this case the
Around Kuala Lumpur, there are the Batu
impressive 30m-high Kerau waterfall located at its end. As with this site, a notable feature of most of these rainforest sites is the numerous stream crossings. Many recreational forest reserves in Malaysia are suitable for off-road cycling. Check with the local authorities for conditions.
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MOUNTAIN BIKING TIPS 1. Find out about the trail and surroundings, be sure that you have enough time to complete the entire route before darkness falls. Do not stray off the path. A compass would be handy, just in case. 2. Use good judgment regarding the fitness level required for the trail, and know your physical limits. 3. Always let someone know of your plans and destination for the day, especially if going alone. 4. Bring enough water and pack some light snacks to keep your energy level up. Unless biking with a knowledgeable partner, it is not advisable to eat jungle fruit or drink from any water source. 5. Be prepared for sudden rain showers by carrying appropriate rain gear. 6. Always check your bike before starting out. Pay special attention to tyres, which can damage more easily due to the rough terrain. 7. If you wish to camp overnight as part of your biking expedition, read the ‘Camping’ section under ‘Jungle Discoveries’ for camping tips.
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BIRD WATCHING From muddy mangroves to misty mountain
ranges, Malaysia’s diverse tropical landscape teems with hundreds of resident
Many birds are common to both Peninsular
bird species. The country’s location on the
Malaysia as well as Sabah and Sarawak but
Australasian cross-migratory paths also
some species, known as endemics, are
makes it a host to 120 or so migratory
unique to a certain location, such as the
birds. All in all, with over 600 species to be
Malayan Whistling Thrush in the peninsula.
seen in the peninsula and about 580
On Borneo, there are over 30 endemics
species in Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia has
including the Borneo Blue Flycatcher and
emerged as a bird watching haven.
Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker in Sabah.
Well over half of Malaysia’s land mass is
The Malaysian rainforests can be generally
covered in rainforest environments or at
divided into three distinctive habitat types -
least plantations. With the diversity of
coastal mangroves, lowland rainforests and
habitats, there are many places having
montane or mountain forests.
abundant bird life to choose from. As the various bird watching and nature sites
Swampy mangrove forest ecosystems where
around the country are easily accessible, it
salt and freshwater environs meet on the
is easy to understand why bird lovers are
coastline fringe are home to birds such as
drawn to Malaysia.
the Common Kingfisher. Lowland rainforests, including freshwater swamp,
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peat and hill dipterocarp forests, remain the
Sarawak, Kinabalu Park and Danum Valley in
most extensive habitat for over 200 birds
and are crucial to Storm’s Stork and Green Imperial Pigeon.
For beginners or those who stay around Kuala Lumpur, there are several excellent
Mountain forests generally occur above an
bird watching sites within a few hours’ drive
elevation of 900m, where species such as the
from the city. A new area that has made a
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant and Mountain
name for itself in birding circles is Putrajaya
Blackeye thrive in the cool damp climates
Wetlands, a human-enhanced wetland
and stunted trees of these high altitude
environment. Less than an hour south of
Kuala Lumpur, it has begun to attract both birds and bird watchers.
While each habitat provides an excellent concentrated birding experience, in Malaysia
For a pleasant day trip, check out the Kuala
it is not difficult to visit several sites in
Selangor Nature Park, a mangrove swamp
different ecological zones to enjoy the
along the west coast that supports 130 bird
variation in birdlife.
species and some seasonal migrants including the rare Spoonbilled Sandpiper.
POPULAR BIRDING SITES
Fraser’s Hill and Cameron Highlands both offer lush green hill surroundings with
With the increase in nature and
panoramic views and hiking trails where
environmental awareness, more and more
bird life abounds.
sites have been identified where birds can be observed and there are also bird
Those with more time may want to travel
sanctuaries designated around the country.
further inland into Malaysia’s premier national park, Taman Negara, where dense
For the serious enthusiast, a comprehensive
ancient lowland forests are home to over
itinerary spanning the peninsula and Borneo
300 bird species. Another popular site is
could include: Kuala Selangor, Fraser’s Hill,
Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary on the Perak
Taman Negara, Bako National Park in
coast, where endangered Milky Storks congregate.
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Over in Borneo, the Kota Kinabalu City
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR BIRD WATCHERS
Bird Sanctuary, a feeding ground for many species of resident birds and several
1. Read or find out as much as you can
migratory species from Northern Asia is
about both the site and the bird species
easily accessible from the capital of Sabah.
likely to be found in it before hand.
Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site with
2. A pair of binoculars helps to locate and
its own endemics such as the Kinabalu
identify distant and high flying birds.
Warbler, is just a two hours’ drive away
3. Most birds are active in the morning and
from the city. Many good birding sites can
late afternoon when the temperature is
be found in Sarawak, such as Gunung Mulu
cooler. Consult your guide book as to
National Park. Sarawak endemics such as Hose’s Broadbill can also be found in the Kelabit Highlands.
the best times to spot a particular species. 4. Many birds have regular feeding habits and patterns. A good place to watch for shorebirds is at mudflats during low tide.
BIRD WATCHING SEASON AND ADVISORY
5. When photographing birds, use long range lenses and flash equipment as there may not be sufficient natural light.
Malaysia’s tropical climate allows bird watching to be a year-round activity. Take
BIRD WATCHING SITES
note of the rainy season when planning excursions and bring along rain gear or a poncho. In the West Coast of the peninsula, rain usually falls heaviest from September to December. There is a distinct monsoon in the East Coast from December to February, while the rainy season occurs
• Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)(Mountain forest), Perak • Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary (Mangrove forest), Perak • Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Mangrove forest), Selangor
a bit earlier in the year in Borneo.
• Cameron Highlands (Mountain forest),
Migratory birds use Malaysia’s West Coast
• Genting Highlands (Mountain forest),
Pahang flyway to travel to Sumatra and beyond
with peak movements in April and October.
• Taman Negara (Lowland rainforest),
As with all wildlife, all possible care and
• Fraser’s Hill (Mountain forest), Pahang
respect is to be given to the birds and their
• Kinabalu Park (Mountain forest), Sabah
habitats. It is illegal not only to shoot or
• Kota Belud Bird Sanctuary (Lowland
capture any bird in a gazetted bird
sanctuary, but even to harass or disturb
• Danum Valley (Lowland rainforest), Sabah
them. Trafficking in protected species is
• Bako National Park (Lowland rainforest),
also prohibited under the Protection of Wild Life Act 1972 in Peninsular Malaysia, with separate acts enforced in Sabah and
Sarawak • Gunung Mulu National Park (Mangrove forest), Sarawak
Sarawak. Entry permits from the Forestry Department of the various states may be
For more information, please view our
needed at some bird sanctuaries. Bird
‘Bird Watching in Malaysia’
watchers are advised to check with their
e-brochure at www.tourism.gov.my.
guides or tour agent.
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Useful Contacts STATE AUTHORITIES
Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (Department of Wildlife and National Parks) (PERHILITAN) Tel: 603 9086 6800 Careline 1 300 80 1010 www.wildlife.gov.my
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Tel: 603 2287 9422 www.mns.my
Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia (Department of Marine Parks) Tel: 603 8886 1379 www.dmpm.nre.gov.my
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tel: 603 7803 3772 www.wwf.org.my
Perbadanan Taman Negeri Perak (Perak State Parks Corporation) Tel: 605 791 4543 www.royalbelum.my
Malaysian Ecotourism Association (MEA) Tel: 603 4257 4688 mea.memberlodge.org
Malaysia Nature Guides Association Tel: 603 2240 3551 managa.com.my
Johor National Parks Corporation Tel: 607 266 1301 johorparks.blogspot.com
Borneo Eco Tours Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6088 438 300 www.borneoecotours.com
Sabah Parks Tel: 6088 523 500 www.sabahparks.org.my
Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6088 267 637 www.borneonaturetours.com
Sarawak Tourism Board Tel: 6082 423 600 www.sarawaktourism.com
Wildlife Expeditions Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 603 2711 9220 / 9221 www.wildlife-expeditions.com
Sarawak Forestry Department Tel: 6082 442 180 / 319 102 / 319 103 www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Borneo Adventure Tours Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6082 245 175 borneoadventure.com
Sarawak Forestry Corporation Tel: 6082 610 088 www.sarawakforestry.com
Catcity Holiday Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6082 414 200 www.catcityholidays.com
Ping Anchorage Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 609 626 2020 www.pinganchorage.com.my NKS Hotel & Travel Tel: 609 266 4488 / 4499 www.taman-negara-nks.com Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 603 4252 9100 www.asianoverland.com.my Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 603 267 266 www.tabinwildlife.com.my Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Tel: 6088 308 914 / 308 915 / 308 916 www.suteraharbour.com suterasanctuarylodges.com Mountain Torq Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6088 268 126 www.mountaintorq.com Kingfisher Tours Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 603 2142 1454 Junglewalla Tours Tel: 6019 590 2300 / 012 584 6184 www.junglewalla.com
Tropical Adventure Tours & Travel Services Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 6085 419 337 www.borneotropicaladventures.com
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H M 9 E
MALAYSIA AT A GLANCE
The federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, which is made up of 11 states, three Federal Territories as well as the states of Sabah and Sarawak situated in Borneo.
Banks in most states are open from Mondays to Fridays. The operating hours are generally from 9.15am to 4.30pm. Some branches operate on Saturdays or extend their working hours on weekdays. In Kelantan and Terengganu, banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the websites of the relevant banks for more details. Online banking services are provided by most banks.
Lying 2 to 7 degrees north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. The Peninsular shares a common border with Thailand in the north, while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak share a common border with Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei Darussalam.
Most post offices are open from 8.30am to 5.00pm daily except on Sundays and public holidays. In Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, they are closed on Fridays and public holidays.
AREA 329,758 sq km
WORKING DAYS Government offices in all states, with the exception of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, operate on a five-day week from Monday to Friday. Some private establishments are open for half a day on Saturday. Government offices in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu are open from Sunday and Thursday. They are closed on Friday and Saturday.
TIME PEOPLE Malays make up about 57% of the population, with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.
The standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
ELECTRICITY LANGUAGE Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects.
The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 - 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.
MEASUREMENT SYSTEM RELIGION
Malaysia uses the metric system.
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practised freely.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS GOVERNMENT Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The country has a bicameral legislative system.
CLIMATE Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperatures range from 21ºC to 32ºC and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
ECONOMIC PROFILE Manufacturing constitutes the largest component of Malaysia’s economy while tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to its economy.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.
CURRENCY The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers.
Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile and via the Internet. Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services and Wi-fi Internet connection.
GETTING TO MALAYSIA The main gateway to Malaysia is through the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang, which is located approximately 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. Other major international airports that serve as entry points are situated in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the island of Langkawi. Malaysia has two low cost carrier terminals (LCCT), which are situated in Sepang and Kota Kinabalu. Over 40 international airlines fly into the country while the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has a global network that spans six continents. The airline is a full-fledged member of oneworld, one of the world’s top three airline alliances. The national carrier is complemented by its subsidiary, Firefly, and the budget airline, AirAsia. The main entry point by sea is at Port Klang, about 50km away from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.
GETTING AROUND Malaysia has excellent domestic air links serviced by Malaysia Airlines as well as carriers such as AirAsia and Firefly. The country has a well-developed and efficient public transportation system served by buses, taxis as well as trains.
ACCOMMODATION Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation with competitive rates. International star-rated hotels, boutique hotels, beach resorts, chalets, youth hostels and timeshare apartments are among the types of accommodation available.
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TOURISM MALAYSIA OFFICES HEAD OFFICE Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia) 9th Floor, No. 2, Tower 1, Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, MalaysiaͻTel: 603 8891 8000ͻ Tourism Infoline 1 300 88 5050 (within Malaysia only)ͻFax: 603 8891 8999 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgͻWebsite: www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my
STATE OFFICES JOHOR L3-26, Aras 3, JOTIC Building 2, Jalan Ayer Molek 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor Tel: 607 222 3590 / 3591 t Fax: 607 223 5502 E-mail: email@example.com KEDAH Kompleks Pelancongan Negeri Kedah Seksyen 20, Jalan Raja, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah Tel: 604 731 2322 / 730 1322 t Fax: 604 734 0322 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org KELANTAN Ground Floor, Kampung Kraftangan, Jalan Hilir Balai 15300 Kota Bharu, Kelantan Tel: 609 747 7554 t Fax: 609 747 8010 E-mail: email@example.com MELAKA Lot 02, Ground Floor Bangunan Lembaga Tabung Haji Jalan Banda Kaba, 75000 Melaka Tel: 606 288 3304 / 3785 / 1549 t Fax: 606 286 9804 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NEGERI SEMBILAN 1st Floor, Seremban Plaza, Jalan Dato’ Muda Linggi 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Tel: 606 763 5388 / 762 2388 / 4488 Fax: 606 763 8428 E-mail: email@example.com PAHANG Lot G.01, Mahkota Square Jalan Mahkota, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang Tel: 609 517 7111 / 7112 / 7115 Fax: 609 517 7114 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PENANG No. 11, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang Tel: 604 261 0058 / 263 4941 t Fax: 604 262 3688 E-mail: email@example.com PERAK No. 12, Medan Istana 2 Bandar Ipoh Raya, 30000 Ipoh, Perak Tel: 605 255 9962 / 2772 / 1012 t Fax: 605 253 2194 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PERLIS No 19, Ground Floor, Jalan Pengkalan Indah Pengkalan Asam, 01000 Kangar, Perlis Tel: 604 978 1235 / 1213 t Fax: 604 978 1143 E-mail: email@example.com SABAH Lot 1-0-7, Ground Floor, Block 1 Lorong Api-Api 1, Api-Api Center 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tel: 6088 211 732 / 248 698 / 242 064 Fax: 6088 241 764 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SARAWAK Parcel 297-2-1, Level 2, Riverbank Suites Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman 93100 Kuching, Sarawak Tel: 6082 246 575 / 775 t Fax: 6082 246 442 E-mail: email@example.com SELANGOR/PUTRAJAYA 6th Floor, Wisma PKPS Persiaran Perbandaran Seksyen 14 40675 Shah Alam, Selangor Tel: 603 5510 9100 t Fax: 603 5510 9101 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TERENGGANU No. 11, Ground & First Floors Pusat Niaga Paya Keladi, Jalan Kampung Daik 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Tel: 609 630 9433 / 9093 t Fax: 609 630 9091 E-mail: email@example.com
OVERSEAS OFFICES AUSTRALIA Perth Ground Floor, 56 William Street Perth WA 6000, Australia Tel: 00 61 8 9481 0400 t Fax: 00 61 8 9321 1421 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.com.au Sydney Level 2, 171 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Tel: 00 61 2 9299 4441 t Fax: 00 61 2 9262 2026 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismmalaysia.com.au BRUNEI High Commission of Malaysia Unit No 1.14 - 1.15 First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel Gadong BE3519 Brunei Darussalam Tel: 00 673 238 1575 / 1576 t Fax: 00 673 238 1584 E-mail: email@example.com CANADA 1590-1111, West Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia, anada V6E 4M3 Tel: 00 1 60 4689 8899 t Fax: 00 1 60 4689 8804 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.ca
CHINA Beijing Tourism Section, Embassy of Malaysia Room 506 - 507, Air China Plaza No. 36, Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District Beijing 100027, People’s Republic of China Tel: 00 86 10 8447 5056 t Fax: 00 86 10 8447 5798 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismmalaysia.cn Guangzhou Consulate General of Malaysia (Tourism Section) Unit 3216, 32nd Floor CITIC Plaza Office Tower, No. 233, Tianhe Bei Road Guangzhou 510610, People’s Republic of China Tel : 00 86 20 3877 3691 t Fax : 00 86 20 3877 3692 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.cn Shanghai Consulate General of Malaysia (Tourism Section) Unit 1109, Level 11, CITIC Square 1168 Nanjing Road West, Jing An District Shanghai 200041, People’s Republic of China Tel: 00 86 21 5292 5252 ext 201 / 205 / 206 / 207 Fax: 00 86 21 5292 5948 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismmalaysia.cn FRANCE Paris 29 rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France Tel: 00 33 1 429 741 71 t Fax: 00 33 1 429 741 69 E-mail: email@example.com GERMANY Frankfurt Weissfrauenstrasse 12 - 16 D-60311, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel: 00 49 69 460 923 420 t Fax: 00 49 69 460 923 499 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.de HONG KONG Ground Floor, Malaysia Building 47-50 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong Tel: 00 85 2 2528 5810 / 5811 Fax: 00 85 2 2865 4610 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismmalaysia.com.hk INDIA Chennai 4th Floor, Vijaya Towers No. 4, Kodambakkam High Road Chennai 600034, Republic of India Tel: 00 91 44 4506 8080 / 8181 / 8282 Fax: 00 91 44 4506 8383 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.malaysiajao.com Mumbai 123, Jolly Maker Chamber II 12th Floor, Nariman Point Mumbai 400021, Republic of India Tel: 00 91 22 6635 2085 t Fax: 00 91 22 6639 0702 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.malaysiajao.com New Delhi C 3/13, Vasant Vihar New Delhi 110057, Republic of India Tel: 00 91 11 4601 1677 (DL) / 1674 (GL) Fax: 00 91 11 4601 1676 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.malaysiajao.com INDONESIA Jakarta c/o Consulate General of Malaysia Jalan H.R Rasuna Said, Kav.x/6 No. 1-3, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950 Republic of Indonesia Tel: 00 62 21 522 0765 / 4947 Fax: 00 62 21 522 0766 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Medan c/o Consulate General of Malaysia 43, Jalan Diponegoro, 20152 Medan Sumatera Utara, Republic of Indonesia Tel: 00 62 61 452 3192 t Fax: 00 62 61 452 3179 E-mail: email@example.com ITALY Milan Via Privata della Passarella 4, 20122 Milan, Italy Tel: 00 39 02 796 702 t Fax: 00 39 02 796 806 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.turismomalesia.it JAPAN Osaka 10th Floor, Cotton Nissay Building 1-8-2 Otsubo-Honmachi, Nishi-ku Osaka 550-0004, Japan Tel: 00 81 66 444 1220 t Fax: 00 81 66 444 1380 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.tourismmalaysia.or.jp Tokyo 5F Chiyoda Building, 1-6-4 Yurakucho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan Tel: 00 81 33 501 8691 / 8694 t Fax: 00 81 33 501 8692 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.or.jp
KOREA Seoul (2nd Hansan Bldg., Seosomun-dong) 115, Seosomun-Ro, Chung-Gu Seoul 100-813, Republic of Korea Tel: 00 82 2779 4422 / 4251 t Fax: 00 82 2779 4254 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mtpb.co.kr NETHERLANDS The Hague c/o Embassy of Malaysia Rustenburgweg 2, 2517 KE The Hague, Netherlands Tel: 00 31 70 350 6506 t Fax: 00 31 70 350 6536 Visiting Office: Regus, The Hague Equinox 3rd Floor, Jan Pieterszoon Coenstraat 7 2595 WP Den Haag, Netherlands Tel: 00 31 70 799 9172 / 9173 Fax: 00 31 70 799 9370 E-mail: email@example.com NEW ZEALAND Auckland Level 10, DLA Phillips Fox Tower 205-209, Queen Street Auckland 1010, New Zealand Tel: 00 64 9 309 6290 t Fax: 00 64 9 309 6292 Website: www.tourismmalaysia.co.nz PHILIPPINES Manila Embassy of Malaysia Tourism Office (Tourism Malaysia) 16th Floor, Picadilly Star Building 4th Avenue, Corner 27th Street Bonifacio Global City (BGC) 1634 Taguig City, Philippines Tel: 00 632 846 2697 t Fax: 00 632 846 1213 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org RUSSIA Moscow c/o Embassy of Malaysia Mosfilmovskaya Ulitsa 50 Moscow 117192, Russian Federation Tel: 00 7 495 933 5748 / 5747 Fax: 00 7 495 933 5749 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysia.ru SAUDI ARABIA Jeddah 2nd Floor (upper parking), Mega Business Centre Serafi Megamall, Tahlia Street c/o Consulate General of Malaysia (Tourism Section) P O Box 593, Jeddah 21421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: 00 966 2 286 7333 Fax: 00 966 2 286 7444 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SINGAPORE #01-01B/C/D, No. 80, Robinson Road Singapore 068898 Tel: 00 69 6532 6321 / 6351 t Fax: 00 69 6535 6650 E-mail: email@example.com
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai Lot 3, Ground Floor (facing Zabeel Road) Al Safeena Building Oud Mehta, Near Lamcy Plaza P.O Box 124096, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: 00 971 4337 7578 / 7579 Fax: 00 971 4335 3318 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED KINGDOM London 57 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DU United Kingdom Tel: 00 44 2 079 307 932 t Fax: 00 44 2 079 309 015 E-mail: email@example.com UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Los Angeles 818 West 7th Street, Suite 970 Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States of America Tel: 00 1 213 689 9702 t Fax: 00 1 213 689 1530 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismmalaysiausa.com New York 120 East 56th Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 10022, United States of America Tel: 00 1 212 754 1113 t Fax: 00 1 212 754 1116 E-mail:email@example.com Website: www.tourismmalaysiany.com VIETNAM Hanoi Embassy of Malaysia (Tourism Malaysia Office) Unit 401, 4th Floor, HCO Building Melia Centre, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Social Republic of Vietnam Tel: 00 844 3734 3837 / 3938 8464 Fax: 00 844 3734 4679 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES BANGLADESH Dhaka d/a Malaysian High Commission in Bangladesh House No. 19, Road No. 6 Baridhara, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Tel: 00 880 2882 7759 / 7760 / 2885 8394 Fax: 00 880 2882 7761 / 3115 CAMBODIA Phnom Penh c/o Embassy of Malaysia 220-222, Preah Norodom Boulevard Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmorn Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: 00 855 2322 1593 t Fax: 00 855 2322 1594 E-mail: email@example.com CHINA Chengdu Level 18, The Office Tower Shangri-La Centre 9 Bingjiang Road (East), Chengdu 610021 People’s Republic of China Tel: 00 8628 6606 5230 t Fax: 00 8628 6606 5231
SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg 1st Floor, Building 5, Commerce Square 39, Rivonia Road, Sandhurst Johannesburg, South Africa Tel: 00 27 11 268 0292 / 0295 t Fax: 00 27 11 268 0296 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRAN Tehran Malaysia Embassy in Tehran No.6, Changizi St., Alef St. Mahmoodieh St., Tehran, Iran P.O.Box 1986673654 Tel: 0098 21 2621 9055 / 9056 Fax: 0098 21 2204 6628
SWEDEN Stockholm Klarabergsgatan 35, 2tr, Box 131 Stockholm 10122, Sweden Tel: 00 46 8 249 900 t Fax: 00 46 8 242 324 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.malaysia.se
IRELAND Dublin Level 3A Shelbourne House, Shelbourne Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland Tel: 00 353 1 237 6242 / 6243 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAIWAN Taipei Suite C, 8th Floor, Hung Tai Centre 170 Tun Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 00 88 62 2514 9704 / 9734 Fax: 00 88 62 2514 9973 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.promotemalaysia.com.tw THAILAND Bangkok Unit 1, 3rd Floor, Zuellig House 1-7, Silom Road, Bangrak Bangkok 10500, Thailand Tel: 00 662 636 3380 - 3 t Fax: 00 662 636 3384 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sawasdeemalaysia.com Phuket 98/2 Sino South Building, Krabi Road Amphur Muang, Phuket, 83000 Thailand Tel: 00 667 622 0192 / 0193 t Fax: 00 667 622 0196 E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org TURKEY Istanbul Harman Sokak Hamanci Giz Plaza, No.5, Floor:20 34393 Esentepe, Sisli Istanbul, Turkey Tel : 00 902 12 284 4436 Fax: 00 902 12 284 4437
KAZAKHSTAN Almaty c/o Embassy of Malaysia 9A Rubinshtein Str., 050051 Almaty Republic of Kazakhstan Tel: 00 7 727 333 4485 / 4487 t Fax: 00 7 727 837 0333 LAOS Vientiane c/o Embassy of Malaysia 23 Sing Ha Rd, Phonexay P.O.Box 789, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R Tel: 00 85 6 2141 4205 / 4206 t Fax: 00 85 6 2141 4201 E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City Consulate General of Malaysia (Tourism Malaysia Office) Mezzanine Floor, Pasteur Tower 139 Pasteur Street District 3, Ho Chi Minh City Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tel: 00 848 3825 8011 / 8036 Fax: 00 848 3825 8037 E-mail: email@example.com
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