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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Boat Ride to Taman Negara

address: Kuala Tembeling to / from Kuala Tahan
boat-kuala-tembeling-kuala-tahan-taman-negara.jpg, The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.
view from the comfortable seat on the longboat
The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.

departure from Taman Negara (Kuala Tahan): 9am
departure from Kuala Tembeling: 2pm
duration of boat ride: 2.5h - 3h
 

long-tail boat
the longtail boat

 

seats
the cushioned floor seats for the 2.5h long journey

 


view from Tembeling River of the jetty and the long-tail boats, turn around you can on a virtual ride along the river image: Google Street View

 


Virtual Boat Ride: Halfway between Taman Negara HQ / Kuala Tahan and Kuala Tembeling, boat is moving down-river towards Kuala Tembeling image: Google Street View
 

 


virtual boat ride: leaving from the Taman Negara Headquarters in Kuala Tahan image: Google Street View

 



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Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Liana Hostel

Hostel in Kampung Kuala Tahan near the jetty in a scenic location overlooking the river.

Delimah Guest House

Homestay-type accommodation in Kuala Tahan village, named after owner Delimah

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Orang Asli Village
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Canopy Walk
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