21 Jan - 23 Jan 2010 Kuala Koh

Flawed-Democratic Federation of Malaysia
Kelantan Darul Naim
Kuala Koh National Park
National Park Chalet/Hostel +6013 9707 639
Basic and clean double room in a chalet for MYR 50.- or US$ 14.60 per night.
Basic and clean twin room in the hostel for MYR 24.- or US$ 7.- per night.

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Exploring together with our Malaysian friends Christina & Liau the (i) rickety “airways” (thus walking across the park's 300 m long canopy walkway [entry permit: MYR 5.- per person] with its profusion of tropical butterflies, hugging a majestic tualang tree at an altitude of 32 m above the ground and spotting distinctive rainforest birds such as greater racket-tailed drongo [Dicrurus paradiseus], long-tailed sibia [Heterophasia picaoides] and chestnut-breasted malkoha [Phaenicophaeus curvirostris]), the (ii) turbid “waterways” (thus hiring a wooden boat with outboarder for MYR 60.- and going on the Sungai Lebir river upstream over the Sinar rapids where we spotted a large crested fireback [Lophura ignita] as it crossed the river in front of the boat at a low altitude of only 2 m), and the (iii) slippery “landways” (thus hiking on the tiger-leech ridden jungle trails to the salt lick near the camp) of the Kelantan National Park (entry permit: MYR 1.- per person, camera license: MYR 5.- per device) which covers an area of 1,034 sqkm and forms the northern, less travelled and less touristed section of Malaysia’s Taman Negara.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

Click below for more blog entries about interesting boat trips
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