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Apr 11, 2011 - Taman Negara

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The jungle at Taman Negara is reputed to be the oldest on earth (130 million years old). There have been no volcanoes, no geological activity and even the Ice Age failed to leave its mark on this terrain. The Taman Negara covers 4343 sq km of the Malaysian peninsula with damp, shadowy, impregnable forests. The vegetation can be overwhelming, the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia grows here, but there are animals here too and chances are they will see and not be seen. Most visitors who stay long enough to do some...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Un petit tour dans la jungle

Enfin, nous voilà en dehors de la grande ville et nous voyageons en stop vers le parque national "Taman Negara", vers le centre du pays. Tout va bien, seulement la chaleure et l'humidité ne nous facilitent pas la chose et nous perdons des litres d'eau rien que par notre peau... Être prit en stop par quelqu'un qui ne parle (literalement) qu'un ou deux mots d'anglais est une expérience assez nouvelle pour nous et le petit carnet de vocabulaire malais que nous nous sommes fait devient une bonne aide pour une basique conversation...mais les...

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Oct 4, 2009 - Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Oct 4-6th, 2009 Taman Negara is a 130 million year old forest in the heart of Malaysia. It is leech infested and contains many critters. We stayed across the river from the entrance to the park in Kuala Tahan. Floating resturants line Tahan's bank, while water taxi zoom back and forth carrying passengers to and from the park. There is a resort in the park, but at RM400 per night, it was way out of our budget. We settled with RM10 per night (a little over $3 bucks a night. Getting to Kuala Tahan was quite the adventure. We took the morning...

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Feb 18, 2008 - Feb 15-18 - Teman Nagara National Park

From C.H. we were ready for an adventure so we took the jungle train to the jungle (how bout that!), although the train ride was not near as exciting as we had imagined. We arrived in Jerantut and had to take a bus to Kuala Tahan - a small town across the river from the park headquarters. The town was small but quite neat as most of the restaurants and stores were large vessels that floated along the banks of the Tembling River. We decided to do some trekking on our own as the tours were expensive, and there were plenty of trails and hides...

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