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May 10, 2005 - Taman Negara

Got up early doors, to catch my minibus to Kuala Tembeling, this tiny town on the Tembeling river where you catch a long boat up the river. I was gutted leaving KL as it was the first time I had not been on my own, what with Gaby, Mary and Ron, but I suppose that is what this is going to be like making friends then moving on to the next place. Well on the minibus up to Tembeling I got chatting to this dutch fella called Olof, good lad but did not like football at all, so was unsure about him at first. Turns out he was heading out on a...

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May 4, 2005 - Taman Negara

The oldest, 130 million year old rainforest in the world. Sound familiar? That's exactly what they claimed at Khao Sok, but we had to check this place out anyway. Taman Negara inspiringly translates as "National Park". Unfortunately, our schedule in Malaysia didn't allow for an overnight stop in the park but we got to do the main things anyway and as it turned out we saw more wildlife than people who had done so. The highlight there was a canopy walkway - a labyrinth of rope bridges suspended from trees, 45m above the ground! Fantastic...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Arrived in Tanah Rata yesterday late afternoon. We checked into the Cameronian (Holiday) Inn and after reports that lots of the hostels here were full of bed bugs we were pleased to find a clean and tidy room with friendly staff (when you can find them) and no evidence of any bed bugs! The Cameron Highlands is a hill station and reknowned for the trekking available, the local tea plantations and strawberry fields. We got up early to take a guided trek through the jungle to the highest peak (2031m) with the guy from the Inn who works only...

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Mar 25, 2005 - Malaysia, travelling - Ipoh and Kota Bahru

Saturday 25th Mar On Sat. night decided to move on to get to the Perhentian islands, off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. We caught a bus to Ipoh, which is a city a couple of hours west of Cameron Highlands. We went to the place that Lonely Planet recommended as the best budget accommodation, and booked in. The room was (VERY) basic, but clean and okay. At about 9pm, just as we were getting settled, there came an almighty pong. We had a room next to a communal toilet, but the smell wasn't coming from there. We opened the door and...

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Feb 11, 2005 - Cameron Highlands

Once we'd been told that you could get a Devonshire Cream Tea in the Cameron Highlands the decision was made that we were going there!! The one thing we didn't realise though was that we were heading there during the Malaysian's equivalent of going to Brighton or the Lake District during the August Bank Holiday weekend - the place was mobbed!!! The coach dropped us off in one of the main towns in the Highlands - Thana Rata. We'd had visions of the whole area being quintessentially English, with lots of Mock-Tudor buildings, cricket greens...

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Feb 1, 2005 - Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

Written by Ted: On Jan. 31, we boarded the mail train from Singapore to Jerantut, Malaysia, from where we would explore Taman Negara National Park. The mail train was slow (stopping at every town along the way) and hot (no A/C or fans), but our only means of transportation unless (like most people do) we went to Kuala Lumpur first. At one point a drunk Indian man tried to converse with us, but the cleaning lady discouraged us from continuing to talk to him. Taman Negara is the largest park in peninsular Malaysia, covering 4343 km2, mostly...

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Nov 20, 2004 - Cameron Highlands

(Updated by: Susie) From K.L. we headed up to the Cameron Highlands - colonial towns and rainforests in the mountains/hills. Very beautiful, peaceful and much cooler than the plains. Also famous for tea plantations so heaven for me. Stayed in a really basic backpackers lodge which was great - so nice when you find really cheap accommodation with great staff and CLEAN! Met some lovely people there including a Slovakian couple who are also travelling around the world but by crewing yachts to save money! Such places are a great way to...

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Nov 13, 2004 - Cameron Highlands

We arrived at the Cameron Highlands by bus on the 11th from KL. The climate as you can guess by the name meant it was a little cooler then we have had recently, it's about five degrees cooler and in the evenings drops a bit more - this was a welcome change. After checking in and before it got dark we decided to explore a little, there is a waterfall not so far away so we thought we would take a peek. We met the rest of the group for dinner and went to a nearby restaurant which specialises in 'Steamboat'. This was a bit like a fondue. They...

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