In Taman Negara there are basically 2 things you can do: hikes and boat trips. Everything else is just a variation on these themes. That’s why most package tours might be disappointing. Not because agencies are mean or greedy (they’re actually very friendly and helpful), but simply because most activities are not up to standard. I mean: watching a video or a doing a night safari in a palm oil plantation is not very Stanley ‘n Livingstone. Hike ‘n Seek Unlike Bako National Par
Welcome to Taman Negara (literally: ‘The National Park’) – home of our mascot: the Malayan Tapir. The chances of seeing one in the wild are pretty slim. So don’t be bluffed by fancy leaflets of tour operators in KL and do not book a tour or package. Most activities are fillers, not killers. You’re better off doing everything yourself. Just follow da Tapir. Apart from the NSK and Han shutlle services (RM 75 to 95), there are no direct busses to Taman Negara. The trip happens i
The jungle is covered in clouds and gibbons are singing as our small boat crosses the murky waters of the Tembeling river. The boatman skillfully negotiates the fast currents before dropping us off at the Mutiara hotel jetty. From here, a long series of steps lead to the Taman Negara park headquarters. At the very top, a red line reminds us of the 1971 water level. Last year’s flood crossed that line. All along the riverbanks torn tree trunks and leaning houses bare witness t
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