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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park

address: Telok Blangah Hill Park, Southern Ridges, near Alexandra Road
elevated-walkway-Forest-Walk-Telok-Blangah-Hill-Park-Singapore3.jpg, An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges
An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges

How to get to the Forest Walk
The elevated Forest Walk starts at the bridge over Alexandra Raod that connects Hort Park and Telok Blangah.
There is a bus stop right next to the bridge - "SP Jain" with these buses: 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963


The elevated walkway has a length of about 1km and there is no admission charge. Alternatively, there is a second trail on ground level - the Earth Trail. From the Forest Walk it is another 20min walk to the Henderson Waves which connects Telok Blangah Hill Park with Mount Faber.
There are toilet facilities at the parking area close to Henderson Wave.


map, Forest Walk
map of Forest Walk and Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber (click on the map to open the PDF with more info, provided by Singapore National Parks Board)

 
 

bridge over Alexandra Road
bridge over Alexandra Road (connecting Telok Blangah Hill Park with Hort Park) - starting point for the Forest Walk


elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
elevated walkway, Forest Walk


elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park

 

information board about monkeys, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
information board about what not to do when encountering monkeys - on our visit here we didn't see any monkeys however


bird information board, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
information board about birds, the Forest Walk is a good spot for bird watching


view, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
view towards apartment blocks next to the park


view towards sea, elevated walkway, Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park
view towards the sea and container ships in the distance



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