Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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Bukit Gasing

address: Bukit Gasing Forest Park, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
suspension-bridge-Bukit-Gasing-PJ-KL2.jpg, Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends
the suspension bridge the highlight of the park
Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

How to get to Bukit Gasing
Public Transport
The closest LRT station is "Universiti" (Kelana Jaya line). From there it is a 5min Taxi ride to the park entrance at Jalan Tanjong (close to Jalan Gasing)
By Car
From Federal Highway (Lebuhraya Persekutuan) take the exit at EPF building and turn left on Jalan Gasing (coming from KL), turn left again on Jalan Lembah 5/2 (after the Poh Lum Fatt Yuen Temple) and turn right again on Jalan Tanjong. Follow until you get to the park entrance

 

Links:

website of Bukit Gasing community


entrance arch, Bukit Gasing
the entrance arch to Bukit Gasing Forest Park (Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing) off Jalan Tanjong 5/4 (near Jalan Gasing)

 

Jalan Tanjong
park along Jalan Tanjong 5/4


rope, Bukit Gasing
volunteers help to maintain the park, trails and things like ropes for the safety of the trekkers


park map, Bukit Gasing
map of Bukit Gasing, it takes about 1 hour to get from the entrance arch to the suspension bridge in the northern part of the park
 



Related Places

FRIM

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Irsia B&B
Hostel located near Bukit Bintang area, just behind Times Square shopping mall
Step Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown
Attractions
Attractions

Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands

The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".