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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata December 16th 2011

Will man den Dschungel Malaysias bereisen und beschreiben, so muss man sich beeilen. Denn zwischen den gigantischen Palmöl- und Obstplantagen, neu entstandenen und schnell expandierenden Orten, Rodung und Straßenbau, bleibt nicht mehr viel Platz für den tiefen, undurchdringlichen, tropischen Regenwald. Die Entwicklung und der Fortschritt Malaysias beruht auf den Naturschätzen und der üppigen Vegetation, die den Motor des Landes bilden und schmieren, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes. Da bleibt nun einmal kein Platz für die Natur. Ein ganzes Land scheint hier im Umbruch zu sein, von einem dörflichen Entwicklungsland in dem die Bewohner in Holzhütten am Flussufer leben, im Einklang mit der Natur und nur so viel sich von dieser holen wie sie brauchen, scheint Malaysia weit entfernt. Es gibt einen Allgegenwärtigen Trend zur Modernisierung. Ganze Städte entstehen in den Planungsbüros wi... read more
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der Steinige Weg in die Highlands

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata December 14th 2011

After stuffing our faces with noodles for breakfast we hopped aboard a bus from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. We were welcomed by heavy rain, which was a nice change to the hot and sticky temperatures we had had elsewhere in South East Asia. Having arrived fairly late there was little we could do but eat and get to bed ready for the next day. The following day we had a lazy morning, then set out to find the tourist information centre to get a map of the many jungle trails that are around the Cameron Highlands. We had originally planned to walk to Sam Poh Temple (buddist), however the information on the map said it was a three hour walk and thinking we would not be able to get to there and back before ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands December 6th 2011

'Malaysia, Truly Asia'. This advertising slogan, its cheesy song and its associated imagery have been blasted at us repeatedly for months from hotel TV's all over Asia so it's got a lot to live up to. We were actually looking forward to our visit to Malaysia as although we've visited before we've not really visited peninsular Malaysia at all. For our honeymoon six years previously we spent a few days in Kuala Lumpur at the Mandarin Oriental and then spent the rest of of the time in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo hanging with Orangutans. On our previous long term travels in 2007 we spent a couple of days in KL (sadly not the Mandarin Oriental that time though) but only so we could catch our onward flight to the Philippines, again missing out on what else the ... read more
Kek Lok Si Temple - Penang
Kek Lok Si Temple - Penang
Kek Lok Si Temple - Penang

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata November 26th 2011

Malaysia – The Cameron Highlands – An extreme never ending jungle trek and a new addition to the family travelling group for a couple of days. I’m sure you’ve all been eager to read the next blog after I left you in suspense from the previous blog, yeah right! Well as you can see from the photos the bus was thankfully a VIP bus and Dad is still talking to me. I’m sure if he’s being honest I think it’s fair to say he actually found it quite comfortable and seemed to be able to sleep for most of the journey, result! After reassuring my parents that there would be no need to book accommodation in advance and that it would simply be a case of just turn up and find something, I was a little ... read more
Cameron Highlands - The family shot
Cameron Highlands - Mum and Dad on their first bus
Cameron Highlands - Dad Picking his nose, I mean strawberries

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 25th 2011

N.B. Sadly we’ve lost most of the pictures we had taken in the Highlands. They were rather good if we do say so ourselves. Hopefully we’ll be able to recover them from our hard drive later. In the meantime, please enjoy those that we were able to save... I can believe that upon arriving in the Cameron Highlands for the first time many people would experience the typical “we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto” feeling of surprise that comes with being geographically in the middle of mainland Malaysia, in a region whose name is depictive of Scottish hillsides and is in appearance reminiscent of Switzerland with regard to the Chalet style buildings. Furthermore, the Highlands are in no way lacking colonial charm, not surprising as they reached popularity many years ago with British expatriates escaping the ... read more
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An Intruder!
Working in the fields

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 22nd 2011

These were the first words we heard as we stepped off the coach at Taman Negara. We left you last dashing off to the "City Tour" of Kuala Lumpur, lead by one of the hostel receptionists (Elliott). What an interesting and entertaining experience this was. To give you an idea of what Elliott is like, his dream is to perform 'One Moment in Time' in front of Simon Cowell on X-Factor (his face was a picture of pure distress when we informed him Simon was no longer on the UK X-Factor). He also carried around a small spray water bottle (we assumed it was either alcohol or for keeping cool) which he used to spray the ground to feed the 'tiny tiny animals', including a lucky very flat and very dead rat. He took us to ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 22nd 2011

Here's just a few photos from the 400+ we've already taken.. ... read more
Crab Island Life
Batu Cave
Family of monkeys

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 19th 2011

So it seems I have some major catching up to do... and will probably be 2 weeks behind once I manage to get anywhere with decent internet speeds to update. I'll type in advanced and upload where possible next so apologies for the delay if anyone has been refreshing there inbox in great anticipation...doubt it! Since I last updated we were leaving KL via yet another coach and heading in-land to the Cameron Highlands which are roughly 5hrs North East. I'm currently however sat on another coach en-route to Teman Negara National Park after spending 2 nights in the Highlands and also a week in the Perhentians, but before I confuse you all I'll get you all up to speed first. I've not decided yet wheather I'll do one blog fits all or seprarate for each ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands June 28th 2011

Hi Everybody, Goodness me, Warany just pointed out that I have not done a blog for almost 2 weeks, completely didn't even realise! Sorry it might be a long one as I have been doing loads...But at the same time, we literally did nothing for a week on the Gili islands so not much to report there... So we spent 9 night on the Gili Islands in the end. It was so relaxing and the weather was so nice we basically couldn't be bothered to move for the whole week. We didn't go on a snorkeling trip that we were going to do either, which is a bit of a bummer, but apart from that it was amazing. I have put loads of pics on facebook, I will upload so more onto this blog at some ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Brinchang May 5th 2011

Wow what a hike, I trekked to the top of Berinchang today and if I thought it was going to be anything like walks I have ever done before I was so wrong! There was a path just, most of the time however it was scrambling over trees, loosing my feet in swamps and overall getting very dirty and wet feet! It really was a hike in the jungle, hard work especially in the humidity but the views from the top were amazing and very rewarding. Then I met an Australian couple at the top after checking their feet a few times trying to work out how they got up here clean and in jandels I realised there was a 10 km drive up, but that's cheating and even though the hike was hard work I'm ... read more
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