What I initially thought to be a dicky belly on a trip to Indonesia turned out to be something more sinister. Here’s what happened and why cutting my fully paid up dream trip to Flores was the best decision for my health.
Just outside of Tanjung Malim, Perak is the impressive Lubuk Kawah waterfalls, a series of vertical drops and tumbling cascades where the tributaries of Sungai Bernam, Sungai Kawah and Sungai Perah meet in spectacular fashion.
My first hike up Gunung Angsi from the Bukit Putus side was completed in a fug of flu and fever. After revisiting this Negeri Sembilan favourite, I can confirm it’s no push over….
Kuala Sepetang, a picturesque fishing village just outside of historical Taiping in Perak, isn’t merely a convenient detour for visitors to Ipoh. Formerly known as Port Weld and the location of the country’s first railway line, it’s an eco-destination that will beguile seafood lovers, nature buffs and appreciators of heritage trades in equal measure.
A powerful rush of water into a large emerald pool is the culmination of a 2 to 3 hour hike, that begins at Kampung Pertak outside of Kuala Kubu Bharu and passes forests of bamboo groves and pretty butterflies.
Hugely underrated and with the potential to be one of KL’s must visit natural attractions, Taman Eko Rimba Kanching is a mere 35 minutes drive from the city centre, and boasts an impressive multi-tiered waterfall and forest trees found nowhere else in the world.
Bentong, Pahang has a lot to offer weekend wanderers. For the outdoor lover, there are hot springs, Chamah Waterfall and if you have a steely resolve, the mighty Gunung Rajah. However if a half day hike is more your speed, Bukit Raka, overlooking the town can be an exciting adventure with rock climbing challenges to overcome.