Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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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:
RM400


Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Teresek View Motel

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

Liana Hostel

Hostel in Kampung Kuala Tahan near the jetty in a scenic location overlooking the river.

Things to do & see
Boat Ride to Taman Negara
The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight. ... more
Kuala Tahan
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. ... more
Things to do & see
Old Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur
The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station. ... more

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu
The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming. ... more