Faces of
Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Kuching, Malaysia

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

address: Semenggoh, 32km soutf of Kuching
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.
Baby Orang Utan (photo: Alex&Conni)
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.

Watch Orang Utans

Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
centre for the study of orang utan biology and behaviour

Feeding takes place between 9.00-10.00am and between 3.00-3.30 pm.


From Kuching, take Sarawak Transport Company bus No. 6 which stops outside the main gate, from here it is a 20 minute walk to the Centre. The last return bus to Kuching is at 1700 hrs.

Links: Sarawak Forestry (detailed info)


Hotels in in Kuching
HOSTELS
in Kuching
Tracks B&B
Guesthouse located near the Kuching Waterfront.
Beds Guesthouse
Beds Guesthouse, located in the heart of Kuching's China Town, just a 15 minute walk from the City centre.
Things to do & see
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum. ... more
Sarawak Museum
Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. ... more
Things to do & see
Beserah Fishing Village, Kuantan
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times. ... more

Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area. ... more