Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Road Trip to Million Years History of Malaysia - Taman Negara, Pahang

Wake up early in the morning and well prepared for our road trip to


Behold below with so much photographs to share!

The place, the food, the people and million years rainforest.

Passes by Batu Caves and other places which I don't know what they called and we headed to one of the resting station for washroom and bought some snacks.

Rested for a while and took pictures of me, my younger sister and cousin and off we go again.

Snap snap snap, eat eat eat and sleep sleep sleep.

It took us 2 and a half hour till 3 hours to reach Jerantut, Pahang.

Great hospitality by friends and having the nicest lunch there. The restaurant we went served quite different taste of food compared to other towns and even K. K..

- Squeezed Orange Juice -

So refreshing and cooling.

Bought a special stone from Jerantut - Labodoride. I love it so much and it's really bring some luck to me!

Lunch and rest done!

And we continued with another 1 hour to 1 and a half hour (depends on driving speed) to reach our destination.

Taman Negara Pahang covers 2,477 km square and I think it includes the area which we could see along the journey.

While we were on our way, we saw tall red men made stones or boards that have figures on it.

Do you know what was it?

Those figures represent the water level that may drown the area. So, imagine it could cover all of us here!!

It's real and no false statement, you will know how high did the whole area been drowned before when you read further!

Dropped by Rainforest Resort for a short survey while heading to our main destination of the trip.


we reached the village opposite Mutiara Taman Negara, National Park Resort and we were prepared to go for river cruise around there before we had our drink and surveying the resort.

The preserved area to protect all the creatures, the flora and fauna!

It's amazing and I'm felt grateful that I'm experiencing the environment of the oldest rainforest, which older than the well known Amazon!

- Hanging Bridge -
(By looking at the middle of the photograph above, the hanging bridge is tied among the trees.)

Enjoying the marvelous scenery of Taman Negara while sitting in a boat and friends to entertain us with laughter.

I have been understood that there are 4 villages of Orang Asli people in Taman Negara and one of it is Batek Tribe (the only tribe that I could find through internet), Orang Asli community who still living in Taman Negara with semi-traditional lifestyle.

We only saw one of the village along the river.

I heard our guide told me that the tribe was pronounced with a word started with the letter "N", but I only found Batek Tribe (correct me if I'm wrong).

As told, the Orang Asli that we saw were similar to African with curly hair and smaller in size. The village we seen were twenty (20) plus or minus in person.

- River Cruise -

River cruising along Tembeling River of Kuala Tahan with rough water at some part of the river.

And I don't know whether our guide (our friend) told us the truth or not that we can either choose to get wet or not to get wet.

- Jetty to the Resort -

Brief introduction about the river cruise and it's kind of rush that we needed to visit in details about Mutiara Taman Negara later.

- Water Level of 74 meters marked on 4th January, 1971 -

74 meters above the water level and jetty.

Oh my~ When I look down and look forward to the opposite Jetty, 74 meters covered the whole area of the river and jetty.

I reached Mutiara Taman Negara, National Park Resort of Pahang.

A cup of tea with parents, sisters and friends before continuing our further purposes.

Introducing Pahang and Taman Negara on the laminated cardboard at the cafe.

The resort offers various guestrooms to suit guests needs - Standard guesthouses, few types of chalet for family, couples and even guests who travel alone, Bungalow, Dormitory and even camping for guests in group.

Felt curious about the uneven field and garden?

It was "beautified" by the wild boars! Animals such as deers, monkeys, squirrels (I saw five of it grouped together at the field) and more can be seen walking freely at the resort, especially at night while guests are sitting at the balcony.

Few of us walked further through a gate and feeling the nature of National Park. Stopped by a hut with staircases to see the animals in action, we need to be patient for that.

- Ghost Palm Leaf -

It look similar like our hand, but the leaf is larger.

Saw plants and insects while walking. I even played with Stick Insect (Leave eater insect which looks like a thin stick)! And I heard my friend says that he been bitten by small LEECH!!!!! (Ewww~~ I dislike leech even it will only suck human with higher body heat like him.)

What they breath out, we breath in. Conserve it.

Hembusan Nafas Mereka adalah respirasi kita. Harulah kita memperkekalkan.

Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footsteps.

It refers to the nature that need to be conserved. Not only in Taman Negara, but also everywhere we are.

I love to protect the nature. However, without the support from majority of people, the aim can't be reach and the earth will be destroyed slowly. So, protect the earth before it's too late!

More than 10 monkeys, young and old climbing on the roofs and trees. I guess it's time for dinner! Hah!

Visiting to Taman Negara was fun and amazing. We didn't manage to stay overnight and what a waste that we have traveled more than 3 hours to reach Pahang and Taman Negara.

3 days 2 nights will be enough for the activities there - Experiencing the canopy walks, the river, the animals and be apart of the nature.

A short compacted clip mixed of my visiting in to the jungle - Feel free to watch!

A tiring and informative journey and it's time to go back Jerantut for dinner and back to K. L., another few hours we went with high speed driving skills and it's midnight to reach the hotel.

Would it be nice to have a short trip overnights at the million years history of Taman Negara in the future.

Till we meet again.

Tour with Tropical Holidays Paradise for Taman Negara, Pahang.


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