Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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:
RM400


Hotels in Taman Negara

Teresek View Motel

Small multi-storey budget hotel near the jetty in Kuala Tahan

Agoh Chalet

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan near the jetty

Attractions

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.

Attractions

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.