Rainforest Resort Taman Negara
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Clean room, a bit far from jetty
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... him! We arrived in Mentakab at around 4am - catching a lift for the final leg of the journey from Kuala Lumpar to Mentakab with a friend of Kah Peng.
We stayed at Kah Peng's new house next door to her mum and brother, her mum (my cousin) is the loveliest person in the world and fed us incessantly! It was a bit of a shame that we were feeling so ill and couldn't fully enjoy her cooking.
On Saturday we were invited to help Kah Peng's ...
... Kuala Tahan, where the Tahan and Tembling Rivers come together.
Kuala Tahan is located on the river bank, just across from the Taman Negara National Park. This little village is where the base camps for the park are located.
I am excited to get to the village and begin planning my activities, but the bus stops in Jerantut. From here I will need to take the 3 hour boat journey to the park. I decide to stay the night here in the small town of ...
... to us that we could have just caught a bus from the original airport straight into the city!!! This would have took half the time not to mention half the price!!! Not really sure what we were thinking there but we obviously had the blinkers on. Moving on to the next travel nightmare... we then had to take the short metro journey from the Central Station to the station near our hotel, just two stops away, easy. Another 2 hours later and no I'm not exaggerating, ...
... 2pm, and I met my instructor, Pablo from Argentina, and a Dutch couple who would be diving with me (but their names unfortunately escape me). Pablo took us on a discovery dive initially, to let us get to grips with the equipment. We dove around the corral off the shore, and found a fantastic array of fish. One in particular, the boxer fish, was incredibly entertaining and fun to watch. It's defensive nature made it charge at our masks, and then dart away within inches of our ...
... bombing around to different islands and rock formations in the water. That night we went to the only busy bar which was packed with locals and tourists alike, and had a live band with overpriced beer (£1 a beer!!). We arrived back at 5am after detouring on the way home via a mcdonalds. Sunday 24th August: We woke up with horrendous hangovers but soldiered on due to a busy day ahead of us. After fruit smoothies for breakfast we ...