Sri Bintang epitomises the urban hike. Neither park with paved trail nor forest reserve, this tiny swatch of green doesn’t even appear on the map – unlike nearby Desa Park City.
A mere 1 hour flight from KL, Indonesia’s fourth largest city might not strike you as a destination for adventure lovers, but with some careful planning and travel, Medan makes an excellent base for these stunning natural attractions.
Set on the border of Pahang and Kelantan, the hike up Gunung Swettenham and back can easily completed in a day and should be included in the itinerary of any hiker or mountain bagger visiting Cameron Highlands.
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Set 20 kilometres outside of Tanah Rata in Kampung Raja, the spotlessly clean and simple rustic minimalism of Westwood Highland guesthouse is an adequate base for hiking Cameron Highland’s tougher hills, but an even better place to wind down and do nothing.
With an early Saturday start and a possible late finish to my Gunung Yong Belar hike, pulling a 6 to 8 hour return drive up and down the winding roads of Cameron Highlands was the last thing I wanted to do. I’d be tired, muddy and probably wrapped around a tree if I did. So in the interest of safety and sufficient rest, I booked a two night stay and Richard and I headed to the highlands for the weekend. Continue reading Cameron Highlands escape – a weekend of summit and scones
I love getting dirty. But not everyone does. So if keeping your shoes clean and dry is important … Stop. Right. Here.
When I think of Kemensah in Ampang I imagine Bukit Tabur. The Kemensah trail is different. Rather than hike up and along the country’s longest quartz ridge, it wanders its foothills through forests, small fruit orchards and an orang asli village, to provide a different vantage point of this landmark.