Experience the Great Malaysian Outdoor
For Adventure Traveller
For some, a holiday is a relaxing day by the pool, passing the day with a nice book. For some it may mean carrying around shopping bags bagging the best deals. And then there are some, whose holidays are spent taking themselves to the environment and its elements, challenging themselves to the limits, exploring off the beaten tracks, and through the sweat comes an immense satisfaction for a passion of the great outdoors. Whether your joy comes from exploring ocean depths and caves, or conquering the mountain peaks, Malaysia’s got it all. Have you got what it takes?
At 4,094 meters, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia and the Borneo region. Conquering it would reward you with the best sunrise view of the region. Mount Tahan at 2,187 meters is Peninsular Malaysia’s highest peak and its classic Kuala Tahan route is as scenic as it is challenging taking up to 7 days for a return trip through jungle, ridges and rivers.
Sipadan Island is widely known as one of the top 5 diving spots in the world. Abundant in coral life, explore the turtle tomb cave and the 600 meter deep reef wall. Swim with the famed “tornado of barracudas”, many turtles and white tip sharks. Sipadan Island promises you exciting dive stories for you to tell. Just off Redang Island is Chebeh Island which is the site of several giant manta sightings and the Soyak Wreck with many colourful soft and hard corals.
Explore the longest network of caves and home to the world’s known largest underground chamber at Mount Mulu National Park. The Sarawak Chamber is said to be big enough to accommodate 40 Boeing 747 airplanes and the Clear Water Cave is the longest cave network in South East Asia.
Take on white water rafting at Kuala Kubu Baru’s grade 3 (intermediate-international white water rafting grading system) rapids just an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. For those who in want of greater challenges can take on Pahang’s grade 5 Telom River. For those who might want to test the waters first can try Kampar River’s grade 2 rapids.
Rock climbers can check out Batu Caves and Takun Hill with a variety of walls and routes for all climbers of different levels of experience to choose from at each location. Both Batu Caves and Takun Hill are about 30minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Abseiling down the canyon of Lepuk River or down the waterfall of Pisang River will thrill any adrenaline junkies. Jungle trekking and swimming at waterfalls at both these locations will bring you closer to nature as you immerse yourself in Malaysia’s lush rainforest.
Malaysia offers a great variety of trails and routes for different bicycle disciplines. Cycle friendly road routes that take you through trunk roads and small towns can be found at old Gombak Road, Lembing River on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Most rural road areas in Sabah and Sarawak are scenic providing ideal adventure biking routes.
For mountain and trail seekers there are numerous jungle and mountain trails all within an hour’s drive in Kuala Lumpur.
For freestylers check out the new Putrajaya Challenge Park with skate parks, downhill trails, dirt jumps and pump-tracks along with other facilities for other extreme sports.
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