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.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

address: Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, Pahang, 28500, Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia - Tel: +60 9-279 0391
Kuala-Gandah-Elephant-Sanctuary.jpg, Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.
Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.

Opening hours
9am - 4.45pm




No more elephant rides and bathing with elephants

The main attraction used to be riding on the elephant and bathing with the elephants on the river. As of October 2012, these activities have been put on hold as the Wildlife Protaction Act 2010 is enforced. Read more:
Elephant conservation centre suffering after new wildlife Act enforced

Links:

official website


swimming with elephants
swimming with the elephants in the river

 

How to get to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
There is no public transport to the sanctuary so you depend on your own car or book a tour.


busy on weekends & holiday
the Elephant Sanctuary can get very busy on weekends or public holidays (like on this picture)


feeding the elephant
feeding the elephant


Elephant show

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tours:

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3 days 2 nights tour to Taman Negara (from Kuala Lumpur) with a stop at the Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah

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price from:
RM970
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day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, includes visit to Batu Caves

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price:
RM230
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This daytrip includes a visit to Batu Caves, the Elephant Conservation Centre and the Fireflies Tour

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price from:
RM430


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