Doing a bit of background reading before visiting a place is a little like reading a novel and then watching the movie of which the book is based on. Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised by the true renditions and sometimes a little disappointed with the misinterpretations or representations in the movie. But there would be expectations. This was how I felt as we turned out of the highway and headed towards Taiping. You know how it is. Taiping has a first for almost everything. The first full-fledged high walled, ... read more
Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary, Perak, a refuge for over two hundred species of birds, was set up in 1970 with the aim of protecting and preserving both the resident and the migratory birds. Thousands of migratory birds that flock to this place during the months of September to December have been distinguished as belonging to 48 different species. Some of these feathered friends come from the faraway lands of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Japan and China. The mudflat area has been used by the migratory birds since a lon... read more
Nipah Beach is a small beautiful beach in Pulau Pangor and is much quieter as compared to Pasir Bogak Beach. Nipah Beach is very long and thus can accommodate a large number of people.
There are two resorts in Nipah Beach i.e. the creek and the beach. The beach has a landlocked lagoon, which is surrounded by the beautiful yellow sand.
Facilities at Nipah Beach
There is no village or even a telephone booth around and thus is the ideal place for all those who want to enjoy their vacation in seclusion. Nipah Be... read more
Pasir bogak beach is located around 84km away from Ipoh city in the south western part of Pangkor Island in Malaysia.
About Pasir Bogak
It is also known as a biggest swimming pool that exists on the earth. Pasir bogak beach is crescent shaped and is 2kms in length. It has crystal clear, shallow water and thus offers a wide array of water sports activities like wind surfing, sailing, swimming, fishing etc. There are various small houses that are lining the beach. One can also find various food stalls t... read more
Another interesting trek would be the Bukit Chini trail. Bukit Chini lies in the 'reserve' and is protected from loggers and plantation owners. There is an area deep in the jungle where the ancient sacred burial grounds of the Orang Jakuns are kept safe and away from prying eyes. According to the locals, it may take a 1-2 days trek to the burial grounds; passing through some of the most unspoilt land in the region . The trek can be arranged through the park rangers who manage the area and together with the 'penghul... read more