Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Kuala Tembeling Jetty

address: Kuala Tembeling, Pahang, Malaysia
Kuala-Tembeling-Jetty.jpg, The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara
The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara

boat departure from Kuala Tembeling to Taman Negara: 2pm
duration of boat ride: 2.5h - 3h

The boats from Taman Negara arrive here in Kuala Tembeling at about noon time.

 


the building on the left is where HAN Travel is located and in the building on the right is the NKS office and also the counter to pay for the park fees image: Google Street View

 


view from Tembeling River of the jetty and the long-tail boats, turn around you can on a virtual ride along the river image: Google Street View

 

Links:

More information about the boat ride to Taman Negara




Hotels in Taman Negara

Julie’s Hostel

Hostel in Kuala Tahan

Durian Chalet

Family run, outside of the village with basic chalets, the place to stay if you want a quiet place to get away from it all.

Attractions

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, 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.

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Attractions

Boh Tea Garden, Cameron Highlands

Visitors center of the Boh tea estate south-east of Tanah Rata with impressive views over the tea estate, a cafe area and free tours of the tea factory every 30min until about 4pm.

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.