Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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

Bukit Teresek

taman-negara-bukit-teresek.jpg, Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park
Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

getting there
trekking
the path starts at Mutiara Resort on the opposite side of the river from Kuala Tahan (RM1 for the ferry to cross the river), from there it is 45min walk
by boat
if you travel on a package or bookied a canopy walk tour, a boat will bring you upriver from where you start your walk uphill (about 15min)

  • part of the canopy walk tours
  • just a few min walk uphill from the Taman Negara Canopy Walk
  • 1.7km from from Taman Negara HQ in Kuala Tahan
  • bring enough water, it is a relattively short but sweaty uphill hike
  • wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing, advisable to wear a cap

first lookout
first lookout point
on the way up you are passing this first lookout point providing a scenic view towards Sungai Tembeling (the brown patch in the middle of the image)


lookout view from top
Bukit Teresek view
this is the view from the top over the interior of the Taman Negara National Park, on clear days you can see Gunung Tahan (highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia, 2187m)

 

Bukit Teresek Tours:

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3 days / 2 nights tour from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara including return transfer from Kuala Lumpur, park entry, accommodation, meals and guided trips and activities

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price from:
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Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Danz Eco Resort

Located outside of the village in a secluded area by the river offering acccommodation in 10 capsules

Xcape Resort Taman Negara

Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.

Attractions
Attractions

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more

Crystal Mosque (Islamic Civilisation Park), Kuala Terengganu

The RM250-million-theme-park was opened in February 2008. It house sreplicas of several world famous mosque and the spectactular Crystal Mosque.