1. ADVENTURE WITH NATURE
4. MAP OF MALAYSIA
6. INTRODUCTION
9. JUNGLE TREKKING
15. MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
19. ROCK CLIMBING
23. CAVE EXPLORATION
29. RIVER CRUISING
33. WHITE-WATER RAFTING
37. MOUNTAIN BIKING
41. BIRDWATCHING
45. USEFUL CONTACTS

45 – Adventure with Nature – Useful Contacts

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Useful Contacts

STATE AUTHORITIES

Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
Tel: +603 9086 6800
Careline 1 300 80 1010
www.wildlife.gov.my

Department of Marine Park
Tel: +603 8886 1379
www.dmpm.nre.gov.my

Perlis Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia
Tel: +604 977 6626 / 604 976 5966
www.forestry.gov.my

Perak State Parks Corporation
Tel: +605 791 4543
www.royalbelum.my

Negeri Sembilan Forestry Department
Tel: +606 765 9849
www.forestry.ns.gov.my

Johor National Parks Corporation
Tel: +607 266 1301
www.johornationalparks.com.my

Pahang State Forestry Department
Tel: 09-573 2911 / 09-573 2912
www.forestry.pahang.gov.my

Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah (KETENGAH)
Unit Pelancongan & Pembangunan Tasik Kenyir
Tel: +609 823 1000
www.ketengah.gov.my

Sabah Parks
Tel: +6088 523 500
www.sabahparks.org.my

Sarawak Tourism Board
Tel: +6082 423 600
www.sarawaktourism.com

Forest Department Sarawak
Tel: +6082 442 180 / 319 102 / 319 103
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my

Sarawak Forestry Corporation
Tel: +6082 610 088
www.sarawakforestry.com

Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan
Tel: +609-7482140
www.jpnk.kelantan.gov.my

Kesedar Hotel Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: +609-9121229/+609-9121491
www.kesedar.gov.my

Sabah Forestry Department
Tel: 089 – 242 500
www.forest.sabah.gov.my

ASSOCIATIONS

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Tel: +603 2287 9422
www.mns.my

Malaysian Ecotourism Association (MEA)
Tel: +603 4257 4688
www.mea.memberlodge.org

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Tel: +603 7450 3773
www.wwf.org.my

Malaysia Nature Guides Association
Tel: 603 2240 3551

Persatuan Pemandu Pelancong Alam Semulajadi Terengganu
H/P: +6019 917 8000 (Azhari Jannah)

TOUR OPERATORS

ATV Fun Adventure Marketing
Tel: +6012 377 5005 / 6019 340 7895 / 6019 244 8544
www.atvadventurepark.com

Borneo Eco Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6088 438 300
www.borneoecotours.com

Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6088 267 637
www.borneonaturetours.com

Borneo Adventure Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6082 245 175
borneoadventure.com

Catcity Holiday Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6082 414 200
www.catcityholidays.com

FIM CRK
Tel: +6012-6663770 / 6012 6605228 / 6012 3087205
www.firstinmalaysia.com.my

Tropical Adventure Tours & Travel Services Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6085 419 337
www.borneotropicaladventures.com

Ping Anchorage Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +609 626 2020
www.pinganchorage.com.my

NKS Hotel & Travel
Tel: +609 266 4488 / 4499
www.taman-negara-nks.com

Asian Overland Services
Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 4252 9100
www.asianoverland.com.my

Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 267 266
www.tabinwildlife.com.my

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
Tel: +6088 308 914 / 308 915 / 308 916
www.suteraharbour.com
suterasanctuarylodges.com

Kingfisher Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 2142 1454

Natural History Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6012 584 6184 / +604 959 4772
www.junglewalla.com

Asian Safari Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 2273 0097
www.asian.safari.com

Hedaco Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +609 623 4744
www.hedacotravel.net

My Gopeng Resort
Tel: +605 242 3777
www.mygopengresort.com

DCL Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 977 3966 / 6966
www.facebook.com/pages/DL-Travel-Tours/222971077761162

Bird Malaysia Natural History Tours
Tel: +6019 225 2300 / +6012 584 6184
bird-malaysia.com

Cemerung Outdoor Adventure
H/P: +6012 202 9057 / +6012 429 9057
www.cemeroa.com / www.cemerungatvadventure.com

TTI Management
Tel: +609 627 8888/8886/8876
www.tti.com.my

Pulau Warisan Rivercruise
H/P: +6019 983 7950

Dev’s Adventure Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +60 (0)19 4949193
www.langkawi-nature.com
E-mail: info@langkawi-nature.com

Natural History Tours Sdn. Bhd.
(formerly known as Junglewalla Tours)
Tel: +6012 584 6184 / +604 959 4772
www.junglewall.com

Naam Sdn Bhd
Tel: +604 963 9200
E-mail: sales@naam.bz

SMZ Keriang
Tel: +6012 493 0867
Email: asnizah1967@gmail.com

Sedim Rainforest Resort
Tel: +604 787 0226
sedimrainforestresort@yahoo.com /
sedimrainforestresort2@gmail.com

Unic Astana Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 978 1133
www.unicastana.com.my

Bintong Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 978 2416
www.bintongtravel.com

Warnaceria Holidays & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6019 479 4964

Sgi Outdoor Merapoh Travel & Tours (Merapoh)
Tel: +609 912 1143
www.natureguidemerapoh.webs.com

Merapoh Adventure Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd (Merapoh)
Tel: +609 912 2321
merapohadventure@gmail.com

NKS Hotel & Travel Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 4499 / 09 260 1770
www.taman-negara-nks.com

Danz Travel & Adventures Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 4269
www.tamannegara-danz.com

TN Nature Outdoor Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 7766
tn.natureoutdoor@gmail.com

Tuah Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd (Kenong Rimba Park)
Tel: +609 312 2292
www.tuahtravel.com

Al Hijjrah Vacation Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6016 6613424 / +606 6771330
www.alhijjrahvacations.com

Trek Finder Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 319 480
www.trekfindertours.com

North Borneo Safari
Tel: +6089-666 196
www.northborneosafari.com

Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 261 501 / 2
www.traversetours.com

Wild Travellers Sdn Bhd
Tel: +6016 989 3588 / +6016 665 7844 / +6011 206 58778 / + 6011 206 57878
info@pahangoutdoor.com

Greenleaf Holidays & Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: +609-267 2131 +6019-313 1240 / +6019-981 1241
www.greenleaf-tamannegara.com

SPKG Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: +609-2662369
http://www.tamannegara-nusaholiday.com.my

Sticky Rice Travel
Tel: 088 – 203 026 / 019 – 982 9005
www.stickyricetravel.com

Rustic Borneo Travel Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 385 622
https://rustic-borneo.com

Fieldskills Adventures Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 484 734
www.fieldskills.com.my

TYK Adventure Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 232 821
www.tykadventuretours.com

MALAYSIA AT A GLANCE

COUNTRY
The federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, which is made up of 11 states, three Federal Territories as well as the states of Sabah and Sarawak situated in Borneo.

CAPITAL CITY
Kuala Lumpur

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Lying 2º to 7º north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. The Peninsular shares a common border with Thailand in the north, while its southern neighbor is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak share a common border with Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei Darussalam.

AREA
329,758 sq km

POPULATION
32.4 million

PEOPLE
Malays make up about 57% of the population, with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.

LANGUAGE
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects.

RELIGION
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practiced freely.

GOVERNMENT
Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The country has a bicameral legislative system.

CLIMATE
Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperatures range from 21ºC to 32ºC and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000 mm to 2,500 mm.

ECONOMIC PROFILE
Manufacturing constitutes the largest component of Malaysia’s economy while tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to its economy.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for social or business visits.

For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.

CURRENCY
The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM.

Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers.

WORKING DAYS
Most states observe Monday to Friday as working days while Saturday and Sunday are rest days. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, working days are from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are observed as rest days. This applies to government offices and many private establishments.

BANKING HOURS
In most states, banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm. In Kelantan and Terengganu, banks are closed on Friday and Saturday.

Check the websites of the relevant banks for details on operating hours and rest days. Online banking services are available.

POST OFFICES
Post offices are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily except on Sunday and public holidays. They are open for half–a-day on Saturday (until 1.00 pm).

Post offices that are located in shopping malls have extended operating hours. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, post offices are closed on Friday and Saturday.

TIME
The standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

ELECTRICITY
The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 – 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Malaysia uses the metric system.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile and via the Internet. Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services and Wi-Fi Internet connection.

GETTING TO MALAYSIA
The main gateway to Malaysia is through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. It is located about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur.

Over 40 international airlines fly into the country while the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has a global network that spans six continents. The airline is a full-fledged member of oneworld, one of the world’s top three airline alliances. The national carrier is complemented by Firefly, AirAsia and Malindo Air. The new KLIA 2, situated about 1.5 km away from the main terminal of KLIA, is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers. Airlines that operate from KLIA2 include AirAsia and AirAsia X. Other major international airports that serve as entry points are situated in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the island of Langkawi.
The main entry point to Malaysia by sea is Port Klang, about 50 km away from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.

GETTING AROUND
Malaysia has excellent domestic air links serviced by Malaysia Airlines as well as carriers such as AirAsia and Firefly. The country has a well-developed and efficient public transportation system served by buses, taxis as well as trains. GrabCar and Uber services are available in Malaysia.

ACCOMMODATION
Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation with competitive rates.

International star-rated hotels, boutique hotels, beach resorts, chalets, youth hostels and timeshare apartments are among the types of accommodation available.

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.

Perlis

Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.

Kedah

Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.

Penang

The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Perak

A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.

Kelantan

Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.

TERENGGANU

Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.

Pahang

The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Selangor

Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.

Best Sabah
Holiday Packages

Find the best attractions in this vast eco-paradise.

Sarawak

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.

Labuan

Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.

Melaka

The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.

Johor

Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Dining & Entertainment

Find the coolest, trendy spaces to hang out while you tickle your tastebuds with the best delights.

Fun & Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!

Great Fishing Great Country

Get your rod ready to reel in the best catch in Malaysian waters.

Malaysia - A World of Luxury

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Malaysia is the place to indulge in sheer comfort and sophistication. Luxe Malaysia takes you beyond your expectations.

Dive in Paradise

Enjoy exploring the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, Celebes and Sulu seas for incredible sights from pelagic species, sea turtles to reefs, wrecks and more.

Homestay Experience

The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.

Culinary Delights

What better way to explore Malaysia than  through its food! Follow the aroma to track down lip-smacking delights found around the country, together with interesting snippets on its culture and origins.

Malaysia a Preferred Cruise Destination

Get your complete info on cruising, yachting, anchorage facilities and land excursions around the country.

National and Marine Parks

Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia has a wealth of tropical flora and fauna. Visit its national and marine parks to enjoy the captivating sights both on land and underwater!

Malaysia Exotic Ethnic Heritage

Get a glimpse into Malaysia’s rich mosaic of ethnic communities and indigenous people.