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With its glorious vistas, verdant undulating

terrain and varied tropical landscapes, Malaysia’s

beautiful rainforests offer vast possibilities for

trekking and camping. The country’s extensive

array of national parks and wildlife reserves are

ideal for communing with nature and discovering

her secrets.

From the primordial rainforest of Taman Negara

to the wildlife sanctuaries at Danum Valley and

the Kinabatangan floodplains, some of Asia’s

well-preserved environments offer nature lovers

a wealth of experience.

While amateurs may try Malaysia’s many easily

accessible recreational forests near urban centres,

seasoned explorers can go for challenging week-

long treks up mountains such as Gunung Tahan,

the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.

For the uninitiated, having a trained local guide

is necessary to ensure safety and to learn about

the amazing and precious diversity of flora and

fauna in the ecosystem. Tropical rainforests

are dense, and the thick vegetation provides

camouflage for the jungle denizens. It takes

patience and a trained eye to see them.


Swampy mangroves, extensive river floodplains,

dipterocarp rainforests and montane hillscapes

are among the varied environments that can

exist even within trekking distance of each other.

Each possesses its own ecosystem and wildlife.