FROM : PAK LET
TO : ALL STAFFS
Project Manager : Asri
Asst Project Manager : Fendie
Logistics : Cicha and Toyak
Itinerary and Activity : Zack and Kucai
Treasurer : Iha
Straddling the borders of Pahang, Terenggganu and Kelantan, Taman Negara is a totally protected area of 4,343 sq. km., and is home to one of the richest and most complex ecosystems in the world.
A must-try attraction here is the canopy walkway, 30m high and stretching a distance of 500 m. It gives visitors a rare opportunity to view the jungle from above. Throughout the park, there are wildlife observation hides near saltlicks, where animals come to supplement their mineral intake. The best way to see the animals is to stay overnight at the hides.
Anglers can check out Sungai Kenyam and Sungai Sepia. The park is also a premier birdwatching site with over 300 species of birds recorded. The long trek to the top of 2,187m Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, may not be for everyone, but can be a rewarding experience. A less strenuous trail is the one to Bukit Teresek (334m), just a few hours' walk from park headquarters.
Along the riverbanks just half an hour's walk from park headquarters, visitors may come across the huts of the indigenous Orang Asli of the Batek tribe. The Batek used to live a nomadic life, but today, many of them have joined the cash economy. Some have become jungle guides while others work as porters, labourers or boatmen (a few have their own motorised sampans).
How To Get To Taman Negara
Kuala Tembeling is also accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kota Bharu (via Tumpat) by rail. Trains from these stations stop at Tembeling Halt, about half an hour's drive to the jetty at Kuala Tembeling. Please contact Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd for details on train schedules and fares. The contact number are 03-2267 1200.