primeval and largely unexplored rainforests offer intrepid trekkers endless
opportunities to observe exotic and rare tropical flora and fauna.
through the forest, the lush vegetation parts before you offers glimpses of
tapirs grazing in the undergrowth. In the background, a massive Rafflesia rises
from the forest floor, radiant in its glory at being the world's largest flower.
Crossing swaying hanging bridges will be a feat of balance, and there is nothing
an energizing dip in a crystal clear rockpool next to a cascading waterfall
cannot fix. Refreshed and re-inspired, push onward through the steaming vibrant
ecosystem that stretches out before you, welcoming, embracing, and teaching you
about nature at its most natural.
Trekking excursions are
centered in the country's National
Parks and Forest Reserves. A fine example would be the Endau
Rompin National Park, which encompasses the watershed of the rivers, Endau
in Johor and Rompin in Pahang, and comprises some 488 sq. km. Lush and
relatively untouched, it is one of the few remaining lowland forest in the
Here, there are some 26km of jungle trails within the park, the most
well trodden path being the grueling 16km trail from the base camp at Kuala
Jasin to Batu Hampar and Buaya Sangkut with numerous crossings of fast flowing
rivers. At Buaya Sangkut, a waterfall cascading down through five levels
presents a spectacular visual sight. Also take this opportunity to study nature
in its own backyard. Given the diverse variety of species and habitat in the
area, this can be a very absorbing activity indeed. Inhale the heady perfume of
the "Mussaendra Mutabilis", a woody climbing plant with fragrant
flowers, used in traditional scents for the hair and clothes. Observe how the
famous pitcher plant traps the unwary insect within its enticing water-filled
sacs and see how millions of ants make their homes in tiny chambers within the
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