Tanjung Tuan. You’ve probably heard of it. And if you’ve travelled from the South by plane you’ve probably flown over it. But a lighthouse on a hill hardly sounds reason enough to get in your car, right? Then what about deserted beaches, forest trails and an annual spectacle that attracts nature lovers from across the region. Yes, that’s more like it. Here are 6 reasons why you should hit up Tanjung Tuan.
For me, hiking is about the journey rather than the destination, and the reward is in summiting or completing the journey. But that’s not true of every hiker. I’ve plenty of hiking buddies who won’t sweat it out for anything less than a peak with a view from the top. If that sounds like you, then set your Waze for PD and make towards Bukit Batu Putih.
At 825 meters, Gunung Angsi in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, is a hill rather than a mountain. But approach it from the Ulu Bendul side and you’ll understand why hikers have made a mountain out of this ‘molehill’.
I had taken my nephew Kimi and niece Lily to Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest for MNS’ annual Raptor Watch event with the promise of a day at the beach. After a short hike we arrived to find that the tide was out. That was the beginning of our discoveries….
After three days spent counting raptors at Tanjung Tuan, the MNS birders I volunteered with suggested I return for Raptor Watch. As it’s the kind of thing I thought my nephew and niece would enjoy, I roped them in for the ride.
Ice cream and a hot sunny day are a perfect combination. Which is why an invitation to try a scoop (or two, or three) of home-made gelato was not turned down when I was in Port Dickson recently.