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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Taman Negara ( Malaysia National Park) Kuala Tahan

Introduction:
Last week we went to Malaysia National Park aka Taman Negara. Taman Negara covering 3 states; including Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu covering some 4,343 km² and is noted as one of the oldest tropical rain forest. We went there through Kuala Tahan, Pahang entrance which is more "developed" compare to others entrance because Kuala Tahan entrance is more convenience ( accessible by car)   compare to others that accessible only by boat. Beside that Kuala Tahan entrance is where "the world longest canopy walkway" located. The walkway is 510 meter in length and up to 45m height from ground. We spend 3 days 2 night there and it's lot of joy.

Tips:
Best time to visit Taman Negara is from February to September ( to avoid monsoon season )
bring insect repellent ( to keep insect away from you)
comfortable wear (i.e  t-shirt, high humidity )
sport shoe with sock ( leeches is common in rain forest )
drink plenty of water
bring some medication in case of falling sick
bring camera to capture amazing fauna and flora
go for the longest canopy walk in the world ( it's kind of fun, walking up to 45m above the trees where you can clearly see the layer of the rain forest canopy, full with flora and fauna)

Where:
Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan Entrance

Attractions:
Oldest tropical rain forest, hiking, relaxing, bird watching, varieties wildlife, canopy walkway, etc.

Direction: 
From KL you either can take train or by car. 
by train take train from KL Sentral toward Jerantut , at jerantut take taxi to Taman Negara.

Phone: +603 9086 6800



follow our story by photo-footprint below

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The canopy walkway
Partying in the jungle with our own banner (see, our faces are on it )
 on the way to taman negara..greenery plants with blue sky. I like the view there.
 quan, wendy and r.yi  ( 兜兜风 while waiting for some sesat friends)
 i'm driving
 The entrance to taman negara
 The view from the entrance
The floating restaurants along the river, one can enjoy the dinner while on the flowing river.
 we saw 7 wild boars at Mutiara resort, they just wondering around looking for foods. Besides wild boars there are others animal like tapir, deer,monkey, elephants , etc. But we just saw wild boars because others animal are nocturnal.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy birthday Mr Lai

Happy Birthday to my 12 years friend kuan shien aka herealai / ah nai..Hope you doing well in everything..Happy 23th birthday..Enjoy your big day..
happy happy nai






Friday, November 18, 2011

World Orchid Conference 2011

Went to World Orchid Conference ( WOC) 2011 at Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore last week. WOC is held every 3 years in different cities around the world. It's open to public from 13-20th Nov 2011.Displays at WOC consists of amateur orchid societies, commercial grower and   municipal that want to introduce their city. There is also some art, decoration, photography, drawing ,ect related to orchid being exhibited. Overall, the 2011 world orchid conference is good, but the arrangement make us difficult to compare the winning plants. They display all the plant in the landscape competition area according to country, so there is no way categories comparison. It's is easier for visitor to compare the winning plants if they are side by side. 

just upload some of the photos ( too much)

For your information, the favorite vanilla flavor  is from orchid and Paphiopedilum is called slipper orchid.

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 the entrance
 Papua New Guinea Landscape
Cattleya cherry bee
 Cymbidium 
 Cymbidium 
 Paphiopedilum concolor
 Paphiopedilum



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