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Taman Negara

Peninsular Malaysia's largest national park covers 4343 sq km. This magnificent wilderness area is a haven for endangered species such as elephants, tigers, leopards and rhinos. Numbers are low and sightings rare.  The real experience here was the chance to get into  one of the most pristine primary rainforests still standing.

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Our journey started at Kuala Tembeling Jetty where we boarded our longboats for the 4 hour, 56km journey upstream on the Jelai and Tembeling Rivers.  The water level was very low and a lot of pushing of the boat was required, with us wading waist-deep in the water.

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Sarah & Nick

 

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Paul our guide

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David, Ann, Mark, Julie, Deirdre, Carmen & Jim

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there was a lot of getting out and pushing....

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Kuala Tehan Resort

Our resting place for the next 2 nights was the Mutiara Taman Negara.

 

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Early next morning we walked to the Bukit Teresek viewpoint.  Although early in the day the temperature was rising and the humidity very high.

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Sarah & Nick

 

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Sarah, Deirdre, Nick, Julie, Ann, Laurie & Jack

 

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Our intrepid early morning group. 

Laurie, Ann, Nick, Jack, Julie, Sarah, Kairen & Deirdre

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This was what Kairen had come to Malaysia to do. 

The canopy walkway suspended 30m above the forest floor between massive trees allows very close inspection of the higher reaches of the forest.  It's also really scary!

 

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All good things must come to an end...

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The chalets at Kuala Tahan

 

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no comment!

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Monkeys and lizards were the main wildlife in the resort

 

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...did someone mention a beer?

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the low level of the river

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Swimming expedition

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Boarding even smaller boats we set off to find a swimming hole in an adjacent river (Tahan River)



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