National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna

Knowing the National Park Malaysia | Your Ultimate Recreational Destination

There are top five national parks in Malaysia. Four of these national parks are located in Sabah and Sarawak. Therefore, Taman Negara Pahang becomes the sole national park in Peninsula Malaysia. This national park was established around 1938-1939 and previously known as King George V National Park.

Later, it was renamed as the National Park Malaysia after the country achieved its independence in 1957. The national park covered an approximate area of 4,343 sq km. It caters to three neighboring states of Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu.

National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna
National Park Malaysia offered 1001 diversities of flora and fauna

Diversities of elements and recreational activities

With an estimated age of 130 million years old, is reputed as the top three of the oldest tropical forest in the world. This record has beats the Amazon rainforest in South America aged approximately 55 million years old.

Pertaining to this, this Taman Negara attracted thousands of environmental scientists, namely, nemophilists, ornithologists, zoologists as well as botanists and the public. As the hiking treks to Mount Tahan are within the national park, it also becomes an attraction for the local hikers as well as international climbers.  

The age of trees in National Park Malaysia is determined by its size structure and height

Indeed, the National Park Malaysia offered diversities of flora and fauna, 1001 natural elements and recreational activities. Based on the record in 2019, it’s home to 15,000 species of plants, 150,000 species of insects, more than 675 species of birds, 250 species of freshwater fish, and 200 species of mammals. Forthwith, it’s known as the one package and all in place for outdoor and recreational activities.

How to get to National Park Malaysia?

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to the National Park takes about 3 hours through highways. There are 4 entrances you can use to enter the National Park: –

1. Through Kuala Tahan as the most popular entrance.

2. Through Relau River, near Merapoh, Pahang – which is also close to the highest mountain in the Peninsula, Mount Tahan.

3. Through Kuala Koh in Kelantan, which opened in 1995.

4. Through Tanjung Mentong which located in the south of Lake Kenyir in Terengganu.

Before you enter the National Park, you must obtain a permit to access the National Park Headquarters. You also need to declare your belongings as well as purposes to ensure the safety of the forest from damage.

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Lata Berkoh

Visiting Lata Berkoh | The Jewel of Taman Negara Malaysia

Your trip to Taman Negara Pahang National Park is not complete without visiting Lata Berkoh. Lata Berkoh is a popular spot among tourists to venture into the beauty of Taman Negara. It has a blended element of river navigation, rapid streams and rocky area, fishing areas and scenic waterfall as well as beautiful archway of trees façade. Many of the tourists take the opportunity to picnic as well as swimming in the cold water of Lata Berkoh.

How to get here?

To get here, the popular choice of transportation is using the wooden boat ride. Even though it is accessible with jungle trekking, yet, the trails are too rough for the public to endure. Mostly it took approximately 8.5km walking to reach Lata Berkoh. Therefore, riding the boat to Lata Berkoh has become the main option, as it shortens the travel journey. As much, the journey on the Sungai Tahan takes about one hour to reach Lata Berkoh, depending on the river level.

The rate cost for RM240 per boat for 4 people. Advanced booking needs to be placed or else your boat will fully be booked.

Why it’s cool to visit Lata Berkoh?

By visiting Lata Berkoh it offered you tranquility and scenic panorama of Mother Nature. As mentioned earlier, it’s a combination of elements of water, earth and greenery view that form a strong identity and a landmark of Lata Berkoh.

Beautiful river flow and rocky area
Among the popular spot to swim and get wet
Lata Berkoh
Spot for visiting the tualang tree

Indeed, it’s arousing experience for visiting Lata Berkoh.  

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5 Coolest Activities for Kids at Taman Negara Malaysia

Bring along your little ones to the national park can be a very challenging task. Parenting while monitoring their safety in the national park will be very hectic and exhausting. But, hey wait! We guarantee you, with our safety policy and commitments, you can rest assured to have fun with your kids while exploring the mother nature in our national park. Take a look at these 5 coolest activities your kids can explore at our Taman Negara Pahang National Park today.

Become a junior ranger

We have programs specifically designed to help the kids to earn self-esteem and teamwork while completing various activities. Using the mother nature as the context settings, the kids are bringing forward to see the jungle creatures in a close distance. A proper shoe and thin outdoor clothing will help them move faster and comfortably in a hot tropical climate.

Peek-a-boo at jungle birds

At Taman Negara Pahang, there are several spots to observe and birding. With more than 500 species of birds, the kids will experience exciting sounds and colors in hunting for the bird count.

Cute kids with the river!

Feeding a pool of giant Masheer Fish

This is a must-try program for your kids. Feeding and swimming with the giant Masheer fish is indeed a super awesome and fun thing for the family trip. In Kelah Fish Sanctuary, you are allowed to feed, touch, swim or even catch these giant fish. Only if you can catch them. They are really fast runners and active fish!

Family bonding with Kelah fish

Try a canopy walk tour

This canopy tour takes place about 20 to 30 minutes walking. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world. Your kids will be thrilled at their height and the view it has to offer. Just beware of hairy monkeys and need to monitor the kids not to feed the monkeys. The best age to participate in the canopy tour are children aged 5/6 and above.

At the hanging bridge of Taman Negara Pahang

Go on bathing the Pygmy Elephants

Sure, the children will love the activity pretty much. Feeding, bathing and grooming the elephants are fun activities offered in Kuala Gandah Elephants Sanctuary. If you are lucky, you also get the opportunity to bath and care for the elephant’s baby. The elephant baby is so much naughty and loves playing a ball! Let’s them crawling and dirty themselves with these elephant babies.

A super awesome activity with the Pygmy Elephant

Don’t miss the chance to have fun with us and try these coolest activities at our Taman Negara Malaysia. We await for you to venture the mother nature with us!

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Hiking at Mount Tahan | Exploring the Forest Beauty of National Park Malaysia

Mount Tahan has a height of 2,187m from the sea level and the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within Taman Negara Pahang National Park Malaysia and popular among the local climbers.

With an estimated age of 130 million years old, is reputed as the oldest tropical forest in the world.  The title given to Mount Tahan has attracted thousands of environmental researchers, as well as climbers and nemophilists to the area. For the record, Mount Tahan is considered as one of the toughest hiking treks among the climbers, particularly in the Peninsula Malaysia.

In order to challenge yourself to climb up to the summit of Mount Tahan, it requires physically and mentally prepared. There are basically two routes or trails to Mount Tahan; either through Kuala Tahan or Merapoh.    

Trails to reach the mountain

Hiking the Mount Tahan, you need to climb and descend the hills, cross the river, cross the jungle, and stay overnight in tents for the highest summit of Peninsula Malaysia. As weather sometimes can reach up to 4 °C cold at night, it’s indeed testing the climber’s endurance physically and mentally.

However, everything will be a pay-off journey as you reaching the summit, you will be enchanted by the beauty of Standing Range. The view at dawn and sunset at the peak of Mount Tahan will become one of your precious moments in a lifetime.

As you walk down the trail, many rare species of flora and fauna await for you. Gigantic rafflesia flower and ticklish fungus and mushroom are line up along the trail especially the one close to wet ground and riverside. The journey also adorned with rows of bonsai trees as well as stunning sounds presented to your ears. It is indeed a tremendous adventure!

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National Park Pahang Canopy Walk

The World’s Longest Canopy Bridge

Pahang National Park is another familiar place for Malaysians. As Gunung Tahan the highest point of the Malay Peninsula, this national park has become a place of attractions for thousands of tourists ranged from climbers, environmental biologists and researchers as well as the public. One thing that famous in here is the Canopy Walk.

The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long. The height is about 45 meters from the forest floor. It’s approximately similar to 15 storey height. The travel journey is about 20-30 minutes walking makes it the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Do not forget this!

These are the checklists you need to know before starting your walking journey on the longest canopy walk in the world.

  1. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the canopy bridge by walking from the National Park HQ office.
  2. The journey to climb the canopy bridge takes about 20 minutes walking.
  3. The requirement enforces for a distance of 10 meters between individual to another for safety measures. 
  4. This canopy also limited to 600 visitors per day for safety reasons.
  5. The Canopy hours are from 9 am (every day except Thursday), until 3 pm (except Friday closes at 12pm).
  6. Tickets are available at RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.
  7. Get weather checks and updated. If the weather gets windy or rainy, the canopy walk will be closed for safety reasons.
The entrance to the canopy walk in Taman Negara Pahang National Park

As this national park is a home to 1001 natural flora and fauna, experience spend on the canopy walk will be a lifetime moment. Therefore, the best time to go for the canopy walk is advisable during the morning hours. There is a greater opportunity for you to see grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree.

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Magnificent Bird Watching | Taman Negara Pahang National Park Malaysia

Taman Negara Pahang National Park indeed is the second paradise for bird watching activities. It is a home for more than 380 species of birds. Up to 2019, there are 479 species of birds that have been identified in this national park. Out of these numbers, there are 25 species of birds that are globally threatened.

Let’s discover new species in here!

Apart from that, the experts also identified another 6 new species found in the national park. These birds are from the cold climatic country. They are said to travel south and stop here from September to December before returning to their native state to lay eggs.

Amongst the globally threatened species that can be found in the national park are; Storm’s Stork, Masked Finfoot, Large Green-Pigeon, Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle, White-fronted Scops-Owl, and Wreathed Hornbill. These birds are listed as Near-threatened, Endangered or Vulnerable species in the World Bird Database system.

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Indeed, these birds are unique in color, size and body vary. Therefore, the bird watching activities created an opportunity for better understanding them. It is also a way of therapy for stress management and bad lifestyles. It is said that these wild birds are sensitive to the presence of humans. Therefore, simple noises from the footsteps and human voices can easily take them away. However, their whirlwinds and sounds will surely are soothing and refreshing throughout your stay.

Bird watching activities are a great way to understand the birds

Therefore, for those bird lovers out there, come and grab the opportunity to watch your favorite birds here in the Taman Negara Pahang National Park Malaysia. The months of May through August are the best time for you to visit and observe these birds as well as to find the specific species of birds that you yearned all this time.

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What to Wear for Taman Negara Pahang?

Looking for tips on what to wear and the best packing for Taman Negara Pahang? Well, at first, you need to plan for your trip on the specific month of visiting the Taman Negara, getting to know the country weather and its rainfall season, as well as planning for the specific topography of Taman Negara, you aim to explore. In this post, we like to share the experience-based tips that might be useful to you on what to wear for Taman Negara Malaysia in the best weather.

Malaysia – the Tropical Climate Country

Getting to know Malaysia, is a tropical climate country. It has been categorized as equally, being hot and humid at year-round. We have a heavy rainy season in the states on the west coast mostly from April to October, while the rainy season in the eastern coastal states from November to February. Malaysia also exposed to the dry monsoon in the northern states and the El-Nino effect that caused a hot climate in the mid-year round.

Therefore, our best advice for Taman Negara Malaysia, especially for Taman Negara Pahang is from April to August and what to wear is best for summer clothing for outdoor activities. With its hot and humid climate, the best option wearing thin clothing or rain jacket will be a great help for you in case you get colder or caught in the rain.

Get the “forest” mood guys!

That’s right! In case you forget or overlook, the topography of Taman Negara Pahang is on the oldest rainforest climate. Not some sunny beach mood and diving season. Pretty much, you will need more sweaters and coats rather than sunbathing lotion and glasses.

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Other useful items are summaries as follow;

  • Hiking T-Shirt and pants
  • Sweater or thin rain jacket or rain cover
  • Comfortable hiking shoes (e.g. boots, water shoes, hiking sandals etc.)
  • Trekking socks
  • Sun hat and sun-glasses
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Quick-drying towels
  • Mosquito spray or insect repellant
  • Camera gadget
  • First aid kit and knives set of outdoor activities
  • Food travel container
  • Water tumbler and thermos

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Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre normally performed in-group of 10 for the tourists and public to get in-hand experience with the mammals environment.

Nurturing Biggest Mammal in Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Aiming at new experience while exploring the nature in Pahang? Seeking for lifetime experience, yet a fun activity?

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is one of your must stop centre while exploring our Pahang National Park. The centre at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary serves the purpose as a conservation centre. Thus, the main role focuses on protecting and preserving the Malaysian elephants.  

The root of Borneo Pygmy family

As a matter of fact, the elephants in Kuala Gandah have belonged to the Borneo Pygmy Elephant family. These Borneo elephants are much smaller in size and its population numbers. Therefore, the WWF has classified the Borneo elephants as an endangered elephant species in the Asian region. Namely, in Malaysia, it can only be found in the Kinabatangan National Park as well as one in Pahang National Park.

How you can help in nurturing nature and having fun at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary?

Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre normally performed in-group of 10 for the tourists and public to get in-hand experience with the mammals environment.
Volunteering activity in Kuala Gandah elephant’s centre are performed in-group of 10 to get in-hand experience with the mammals’ environment.

Above all, the services offered in the centre also catered for the volunteering activities centre. As a result, it offered an opportunity for the first-hand experience in nurturing and taking care of the Borneo elephants. Namely, involves feeding, bathing, and cleaning the elephant breeding habitats. As much, it also assists the mahouts in other areas pertaining the elephants cares. In other words, this community social responsibility (CSR) towards the elephant sanctuary centre become a tremendous experience for you to cherish and must try once in a lifetime.

What do you need to know about the volunteering activity?

  • Cleaning baby elephant paddocks, grand areas and fences
  • Bathing the elephants in turn
  • Feeding both babies and adult elephants
  • Taking turns to walk the elephants
  • Grand ‘meeting’ and training with mahouts
Our previous groups encountered with volunteering program at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Our previous groups encountered with volunteering program at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss

At glance, we in AsiaCamp believe that an active encountered with nature offered an excellent chance to learn, to play and to eventually inspire others through experiential learning. Contact us now today! Let’s us brought you a step closer to these largest living land mammals.

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Let’s Bird Watching at Taman Negara | Ways for Stress Management

“Birds without trees can never feel free”. Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters (2011).

The best quote to represent humans ourselves, who dealt with so many uncertainties in life. We need time to heal, and we demand freedom to be free. Many suggesting that picking up a hobby will help a lot for stress management. Well then, bird watching activity is one of it guys!

Through the bird watching activity, it’s a natural way to channel your energy into something else. As a result, you get more relaxed, have fun things to do and get a little privacy for yourself.

So, anyone into birding?

Birding activity only needs a simple set of equipment. A set of eyeballs, some free time and a beautiful day. Walla!! It’s so simple and thrill, isn’t it?

Oh yes, if you like to go up to the pro level, ok then you need binocular. Other than that, some basic clothing for outdoor activities such as good boots, hat, and water tumbler will do during the birding hours in the forest.

Let’s go hunting some birdies!

In Taman Negara Pahang, we offered you many ways for the bird lovers to do their birding activity. Roughly, it’s either through the canopy walk or jungle trekking. Apart from that, we also have the accessibility for bird watching through a river crossing. Likewise, birding from the canopy walk, we will guide and bring you up to the mountain areas as well as along the jungle to have a close up look at your favourite bird species.

The real situation of birding activities in Taman Negara Pahang
We also organized the event for group basis as well as individual
We also organized the event for group basis as well as individual
Fascinated visitor birding at his favourite bird
A fascinated visitor birding at his favourite bird
Bird watching activity from the perspective of canopy walk
Bird watching activity from the perspective of the canopy walk
Birding directly from river-boat crossing
Birding directly from river-boat crossing

As can be seen, this activity is a relaxing thing to do. Surely, it will help a lot with your stress management or just simply a pleasure activity for family bonding.

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