Travel Blogs from Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

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Taman Negara National Park - The jungle!, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Taman Negara National Park - The jungle!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... the jungle canopy walkway. The jungle istelf is mighty impressive, everything about it is huge, the trees, the ants, the whole national park spans 4343 sqkm, it's 130 million years old and was completely unaffected by any of the ice ages. When we ...

Huffing and puffing through the oldest rainforest, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Huffing and puffing through the oldest rainforest

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... Malay Railway Station at 10.30am on Saturday 13 August. Our chosen destination, Jerantut, is the gateway to the national park of Taman Negara, apparently the most ancient stretch of rainforest on the planet. After a long, bumpy train ride we arrived ...

Rainforest Experience, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Rainforest Experience

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Taman Negara is an enormous tract of virgin rainforest located in the middle of the Malaysian peninsula. To get there we take a huge Mercedes Benz bus from KL to the boat jetty in Tembeling village. From here its a 2hr journey by sampan, a long narrow ...

The Jungle Train and a trek, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

The Jungle Train and a trek

A travel blog entry by hils

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... and went to watch the Malaysian Grand Prix. The following morning we jumped onto a boat and headed up river into the Taman Negara National Park, one of the oldest rainforest jungles in the world, 130 million years old. We were told that there had been ...

Taman Negara - Ancient Rainforest., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Taman Negara - Ancient Rainforest.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Where can you find a rain forest over 130 million years old that is accessible? Taman Negara in Malaysia is where, and this is to be our final very exciting part of our 2008 travels. To get there involved a journey by bus from KL then travelling in a ...

Into the jungle!!!, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Into the jungle!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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On the road again bright and early, we started the long trek across central Malaysia to the Taman Negara National Park made even longer as we hit the school run which meant we stopped every 100m or so! Excellent! Our tummies had been nicely gratified ...

Last of the Malaysian Jungles, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Last of the Malaysian Jungles

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... the destruction we saw on our way to Jerantut, Taman Negara has been set aside by the Malaysian Government to be preserved as national park. The boat ride was absolutely lovely.  The boat was a wooden long boat, very basic, with passengers divided by ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... are gonna make you bleed!   Ok, so I won't take up the parody business just yet, but with this one I just couldn't resist. Taman Negara really is the jungle of jungles. Covering 4343 Sq Km it is not only the largest jungle in Malaysia but also at 130 ...

One of the oldest jungles in the world, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

One of the oldest jungles in the world

A travel blog entry by globalfootprint

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From Kuala Lumpur we headed to Taman Negara. The journey there was a little disappointing because for the majority of the way all the natural landscape had been destroyed and replaced with palm and rubber plantations, which continue as ...

Breaking news!, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Breaking news!

A travel blog entry by icarver

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... & wild animals. The four, all male, thought to be in their mid to late twenties were last seen wandering into Taman Negara national park with in-adequate supplies, inappropriately dressed & clutching a map which appeared to have been drawn by a ...

Spiders, and civets, and snakes! Oh, my!, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Spiders, and civets, and snakes! Oh, my!

A travel blog entry by tamsinandmatt

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After the good food and relaxation in Melaka, we headed for Malaysia's central state of Pahang, home to Taman Negara, the world's oldest rain forest (coming in at an impressive 130 million years old). Our minbus dropped us off in the small town of ...

Day seven pt one: The filthy little blood-suckers, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Day seven pt one: The filthy little blood-suckers

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

And pour it shall. It started raining at 4 am and it went on for more than 3 hours. My tent got obviously flooded and the water soon forced me out of it to look for shelter and wait for the biblical rain to pass. I forgot about Wilson and will never be ...

Nice enough, but just more jungle., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Nice enough, but just more jungle.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... the bus transfer at 1:30pm to Kuala Tambling jetty from which motorised wooden boats whisk you up the river to Kuala Tahan & Taman Negara National Park. By the time all the permits etc had been issued we didn't set off until 2:30pm and the boat ride ...

One night at Bumbun Kumbang, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

One night at Bumbun Kumbang

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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For some reasons, I just like the word 'bumbun'. Many times while I was typing this entry, I misspelled it as 'bumbum'. We were going to sleep in the jungle tonight and Saturday night. We checked out of Mat Leon Village and made our way to Bumbun ...

Day six: It's not easy for us, 40year old lesbians, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Day six: It's not easy for us, 40year old lesbians

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Back to Kuala Terenggan after an easy 3 hour trek, to be welcomed with funny conversations full of ideological cracks with the park rangers. Nick, the nicest one of them, talked to me for hours about his soon-to-be-wife and his upcoming trip to Borneo. ...

3 capital cities and a jungle in a week, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

3 capital cities and a jungle in a week

A travel blog entry by heledd

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... sounds all night! We didn't see any wildlife at sunrise either... as we slept in til about 10am! 3 hour walk back to the national park entrance... we passed some local, tribal hunters on the way back which saved us walking to see them at their village! ...

Day three: Awimbawep, awimbawep., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Day three: Awimbawep, awimbawep.

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Again, the bees got out of bed before I did, which made taking down my tent quite the feat. They don't normally sting, I guess, it seems like they just lick sweat and humidity from wherever they can find it. My tent is their number one, I come in close ...

The Boat That Rocked!, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

The Boat That Rocked!

A travel blog entry by jenanddanrtw

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... road like a kid playing with a toy car. Madness! Anyway, he got us to the jetty in time and we bought our tickets for the national park, you have to have a camera license. We saved some money by telling them we only had one camera (not three), lets hope ...

Taman Negara, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by leprefrog

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... in his soup..That quite put him right off!!. It was good to have a shower... In the evening, we watched a video about the National Park before packing our stuff. We noticed on TV that they are loads of ads to get your skin whiter. You even have a piece ...

Day four: Wilson, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Day four: Wilson

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Resisted temptation to stay in Kuala Terenggan for a longer period of time and set off early in direction to the caves. Even though I'm almost out of food, La Gorda is even heavier than it was at first, because everything I own is now wet. 4 hour walk to ...

Living like Cavemen in Taman Negara, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Living like Cavemen in Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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Good morning all! We left the town of Jerantut early to get our boat into Taman Negara rain forest. The boat ride was a lovely 3 hour jaunt up river. The scenery was amazing once again but I must admit that I drifted off to sleep for most of the journey ...

More boat ride, fishing and camping, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

More boat ride, fishing and camping

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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Our night at the bumbun was rough. There were rats terrorizing the place and sleeping on hard wooden bed was not easy but we knew what we were in for. Woke up early, had quick brekkie of bread with peanut butter and jam (luxurious!), then pack up. We had ...

in the jungle I, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

in the jungle I

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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Desde Terengannu, me costó otra noche más llegar a este parque en mitad de la península.  El parque mas grande de Malasia, es tambien uno de los bosques más antiguos del planeta, pero apenas puedes ver animales. se sabe que hay tigres, tapies, ...

Welcome to the jungle..., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to the jungle...

A travel blog entry by getyourdongout

I am now in the jungle.  It is very rainy!  That means there will be lots of leeches tomorrow for our trek.  Nice!  We are staying in a pretty horrendous hostel - several interesting species of insect live in our room ...

About the Batek aborigines and boat rides, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

About the Batek aborigines and boat rides

A travel blog entry by andreasjahn

... , that was close. Typical breakfast in Chinatown (noodles, soup, and other things). 3hrs bus ride to Jerantut the getaway town to Taman Negara. Steffi slept again, me not so much. This is were size can be a clear disadvantage. Lunch (Nasi Goreng). 20 min ...

In the Jungle with a tent., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

In the Jungle with a tent.

A travel blog entry by carsonsontour2

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... than advertised on our tickets which was good going.  Jerantut is a nothing town that houses the jetty for the boat to Taman Negara national park (the Jungle) or you can also get the bus from here too.  We stayed here for one night (with ...

Mmmm, leeches, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Mmmm, leeches

A travel blog entry by richard.zito

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... been at least a metre higher.. hopefully there'd be no more rain for the next couple of days. To get to the gateway to Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan, it was a 3 hour boat ride upstream (it only takes 2 hours downstream..). Sitting in the bow with nothing but ...

Trek to Lata Berkoh, Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Trek to Lata Berkoh

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... boat back, or vice versa. If you’re lazy, of course you can just take the boat both ways. Back at the chalet, we swam some more and at night we had a scrumpdelicious shakes at Mat Leon’s restaurant. It was another awesome day at Taman ...

Day 7 pt two: Bukit Indah (Beautiful Hill), Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Day 7 pt two: Bukit Indah (Beautiful Hill)

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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I walked for hours, it took me a while to find my way back to the trail and all of my will power not to freak out. Apparently, I'm not destined to die of starvation nor crushed to death by an enormous elephant in the malaysian jungle. Good to know. ...

Welcome to the Jungle., Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle.

A travel blog entry by arikandcharis

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First trek in months - we were excited.  Even more so for the chance to see some wild life in the Malaysian Jungles.  And then even more so to do a trek with good friends.  After landing in the half horse town of Kuala Tahan we started to ...

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