Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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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
 



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