Malaysia

Description

Malaysia, Cameron Highlands

Malaysia is a tropical country in Southeast Asia. Geographically Malaysia consists of two distinct parts: Peninsular Malaysia in the west, and Malaysian Borneo in the east. In between lies the South China Sea. Trekking and climbing in Malaysia is most popular inside the many National Parks. In most cases a special permit is needed to enter a National Park.

Peninsular Malaysia covers less than half of the country's total land area. From it's border with Thailand in the north, several mountain ranges run in north-south direction to form a backbone and natural division between the plains of the East Coast and West Coast regions. The main mountain range is formed by the Titiwangsa Mountains, known locally as Banjaran Titiwangsa or Banjaran Besar. Highest mountain is Mount Tahan (2187 m) inside the enormous Taman Negara National Park, which is famous for its ancient and dense tropical rainforests. Starting point for the tough 5- to 9-day climb up Mount Tahan, and also for other less demanding jungle treks in Taman Negara, is the village and park headquarters of Kuala Tahan in the state of Pahang. The second large National Park, offering multi-day lowland jungle treks, is that of Endau-Rompin in the southern state of Johor. Other easier and quite popular hiking trails can be found in the Cameron Highlands, up mountains like Gunung Korbu and the legendary Gunung Ledang (Mt.Ophir), and inside the many more park-like recreational forests such as Ulu Bendul. Best time of year for hiking is during the (relatively) dry season, from March to October.

Malaysian Borneo consists of two states: Sabah and Sarawak. Together they cover more than half of Malaysia's land area, but are relatively unpopulated. Sabah is home to Mount Kinabalu (4095 m), highest mountain of Malaysia and part of the Crocker Range. It is surrounded by the Kinabalu National Park. To climb up Low's Peak, the summit of Mount Kinabalu, is quite popular and normally takes 1 or 2 days. Other jungle areas of Sabah worth exploring on foot are the Crocker Range National Park, Danum Valley and Maliau Basin. In Sarawak there are jungle trekking opportunities among the limestone hills and caves in the Niah and Gunung Mulu National Parks, and along the coast in Bako National Park. Best time of year for hiking is during the (relatively) dry season, January to April in Sabah, and April to October in Sarawak.

Regions

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur Pocket Guide
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL`s urban grind to the Forestry Research of Malaysia (FRIM) for a canopy walk, or soak up KL`s British... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
» Click to close
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Malaysia
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Malaysia von der modernen Metropole Kuala Lumpur bis zu den Urwäldern auf Borneo - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Malaysia an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der Aussichtsbrücke zwischen den Petronas Twin... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • eBooks.de, Germany
» Click to open
eBooks.de
Germany
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Penang
  • Penang is a world-renowned holiday destination, famous for its soft sandy beaches and regarded by many as the food capital of Malaysia. Many visitors check into one of the first-class hotels and spend a wonderfully relaxing holiday chilling out on the beaches. But as Enchanting Penang reveals, there are many other attractions to explore. Parts... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Enchanting Penang
  • Penang is a world-renowned holiday destination, famous for its soft sandy beaches and regarded by many as the food capital of Malaysia. Many visitors check into one of the first-class hotels and spend a wonderfully relaxing holiday chilling out on the beaches. But as Enchanting Penang reveals, there are many other attractions to explore. Parts... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
2016
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - Maleisië | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Southeast Asia’s terrific trio offers steamy jungles... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Reisgids Cultuur Bewust Maleisië | Elmar
  • Cultuur bewust!-gidsjes zijn altijd handig. Voor mensen die voor hun plezier op reis gaan en voor mensen die beroepshalve voor korte of langere duur in een land verblijven. De taal spreken levert voordelen op, maar de lokale cultuur begrijpen is van onschatbare waarde en wordt in het land van verblijf zeer gewaardeerd. De Cultuur Bewust!-gids... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Learning Curve
  • Do you enjoy reading about myths and legends, ancient cities, Asian culture and cuisine? A Learning Curve takes readers on an interesting series of adventures through Southeast Asia. With a carefully selected amalgam of different stories from the author's own amusing expeditions to tales of ancient history, famous travellers, and legends that... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Learning Curve
  • Do you enjoy reading about myths and legends, ancient cities, Asian culture and cuisine? A Learning Curve takes readers on an interesting series of adventures through Southeast Asia. With a carefully selected amalgam of different stories from the author's own amusing expeditions to tales of ancient history, famous travellers, and legends that... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
2015
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - Maleisië | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Malaysia | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Enchanting Langkawi
  • Langkawi is the premier island destination in Malaysia. This beautiful tropical archipelago surrounded by an azure sea has an unbeatable combination of sun, surf and sand as well as international beachfront resorts, iconic restaurants and easy access by flight from Kuala Lumpur and Penang. There are also hidden charms to be explored by taking a... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Enchanting Langkawi
  • Langkawi is the premier island destination in Malaysia. This beautiful tropical archipelago surrounded by an azure sea has an unbeatable combination of sun, surf and sand as well as international beachfront resorts, iconic restaurants and easy access by flight from Kuala Lumpur and Penang. There are also hidden charms to be explored by taking a... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
2016
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Best of Malaysia & Singapore - Maleisië | Lonely Planet
  • De nieuwste reisgidsen-serie van Lonely Planet: een luxe uitgave met als titel 'the Best of ... ' waarin aandacht voor de belangrijkste niet te missen hoogtepunten van het land. Ook hier wordt het kort en bondig geschreven met veel praktische informatie erbj als eten-drinken en vervoer. De lijst met accommodaties - zoals bij de gewone Planets -... Read more
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
More books…

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Johor & Melaka
  • The southern part of Peninsular Malaysia on a double-sided map from the Singapore based Periplus, combining detailed road maps with of the region with street plans of central Johor Bahru and Melaka.On one side is a more general map of the whole region at 1:500,000 extending from north of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The map shows the region’s... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malaysia ITMB
  • Malaysia on a double-sided, indexed map from ITMB showing the western, peninsular part at 1:750,000, with Sarawak and Sabah at 1:1,100,000, plus large clear, street plans of central Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Bandar Seri Bengawan and Kota Kinabalu, and an enlargement of the Mount Kinabalu Trail.Altitude colouring with elevation in feet shows the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • eBooks.de, Germany
» Click to open
eBooks.de
Germany
» Click to close
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Travel Map
  • Singapore on a double-sided map by Periplus, providing road mapping of the Singapore Island and Sentosa Island, a street plan of Singapore City with a more detailed enlargement of its Central District, and a diagram of the MRT and LRT transport system.On one side is the whole of the Singapore Island, presented at 1:55,000. Road network... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malaysia Peninsula
  • Peninsular Malaysia at 1:1,000,000 on a double-sided map from Periplus, with large street plans central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru, plus enlargements of the Greater KL and the Singapore/Johor Bahru areas, Penang and Langkawi.Peninsular Malaysia is shown on one side of the map at 1:1,000,000. The network of main and selected local... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Indonesien, Malaysia 1:2 000 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land der Vulkane . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit ´´Marco-Polo-Highlight- Sternen´´... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • eBooks.de, Germany
» Click to open
eBooks.de
Germany
» Click to close
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
More maps…

Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Oostkust en Kelantan
  • Avontuurlijke vakantie voor stoere gezinnen die het fascinerende dagelijkse leven van Azië op een actieve manier willen ontdekken. Anders dan anders...Deels per fiets voert de tocht vanaf de kust langs Kampongs over rustige weggetjes het binnenland in. Onderweg is van alles te beleven: lokale marktjes, een batik-workshop, de hoogste waterval... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Oostkust per fiets
  • Tijdens deze fietsvakantie kun je ontspannen fietsen vanuit Kota Bharu, de culturele hoofdstad van de oostkust, en eindig je aan de monding van de Terengganu rivier. Je fietst een vlakke route langs kleine kampongs, tropische zandstranden, door oerwouden en langs onvergetelijke eilanden in de Zuid-Chinese zee. Je bagage wordt vervoerd. Fietsen... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Rondreis West-Maleisië per huurauto
  • Freewheelen in Azië! Reizen op je eigen tempo per huurauto door de boeiende natuur en intrigerende cultuur van West Maleisië. Het enige Aziatische land waar je, dankzij het moderne en overzichtelijke wegennetwerk, zelf gemakkelijk kunt rijden. De typsich Aziatische chaos op de wegen ontbreekt veelal in Maleisië! Zo kun je onderweg gaan en staan... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Peninsular Malaysia
  • Maleisië, kruispunt van culturen. Waar Chinezen, Maleiers en Indiërs samenleven in een culturele smeltpot, samen met de originele Dayak en Orang Asli bewoners. Allen met hun eigen gebruiken, geloof en keuken. Bezoek de highlights van het vasteland van West-Maleisië. De mooie steden Melaka en Kuala Lumpur, de theeplantages in de Cameron... Read more
More walking holidays…

Forum

  1. Cancel