Saturday, September 25, 2010

Taman Negara Trip 16-18 September 2010

This is the first year we celebrate National Day twice. Apart from the usual 31st August, this year the government decided to give another day off on the 16th September to commemorate Sabah and Sarawak joining Malaysia.

So that long weekend (we had to take anual leave on Friday), we went to Taman Negara. We actually tag along Mastura, Idot and Hawa. They went to this place before and liked it so much. We drove all the way to Kuala Tahan so that the boat ride to the Nusa Holiday Village is not that long. If we were to take the boat from Ulu Tembeling, the boat ride would be 3 hours long.

We arrived at the "village" at around 3pm after lunch at Jerantut. The place is divided into 2 by a small river which is a great place to chill. One part is where the admin office, restaurant and the "rumah batu". The other part of the village which is located on a uphill, is where we stayed. It's a wooden chalet with one queen bed, attached toilet with hot shower and the room has air-cond. No TV! For RM100 per night I think it is a good bargain.

The place is kids friendly. However we did not go for the "extreme" outdoor activities such as Canopy Walk, night jungle trekking and etc. We decided to go to the Kelah Sanctuary and the Lata Berkoh Waterfall. We are a bit unlucky because on the day we arrived, it rained that night. So the river is murky and we were advised not to go for the Kelah Sanctuary because we would not be able to see anything. We went to Lata Berkoh but the stream was too fast for us to swim.

Since we opted for the relax and easy activity, we did not see any "big" animals. There were only insects and one skunk at our hotel.

All four of us spent RM700 in Taman Negara inclusive of accommodation, food, transfer boat ride, boat ride to Lata Berkoh and the tour guide. Surprisingly the trip was not as tiring as compared to a trip to a hotel in a city. It is very relaxing indeed.

This trip is considered my birthday gift trip :) More pictures are in my Smugmug page.

1 comment:

k3na said...

Sorry, I just have to correct this misconception. It's not Sabah and Sarawak joining Malaysia, it's Sabah, Sarawak and Semenanjung joining together to form Malaysia :)

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