Malaysia

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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.

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Books

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Netherlands
  • Backpacker Business
  • Written on chicken buses, trains, boats and in beach bars all across Southeast Asia, this is the story of how a 23-year old English backpacker set up the first print magazine for independent travellers in Southeast Asia.From inexperienced backpacker in Nepal to established publisher in Thailand, via business deals in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Backpacker Business
  • Written on chicken buses, trains, boats and in beach bars all across Southeast Asia, this is the story of how a 23-year old English backpacker set up the first print magazine for independent travellers in Southeast Asia.From inexperienced backpacker in Nepal to established publisher in Thailand, via business deals in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Reisgids Te gast in Maleisië | Informatie Verre Reizen
  • Maleisië bestaat uit twee opmerkelijk verschillende delen die, gescheiden door de Zuid-Chinese Zee, ruim zevenhonderd kilometer van elkaar verwijderd liggen. West-Maleisië is een potpourri van verschillende etnische groepen, bestaande uit Maleiers, Chinezen en Indiërs terwijl Oost-Maleisië een groot aantal inheemse bevolkingsgroepen herbergt.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Why Travel Solo ?
  • <b>WHY TRAVEL SOLO?</b></p><em><b>The twelve ways traveling solo changes your personality and transforms your life</b></em></p>Do you want to have new experiences, meet new friends, gain confidence? Do it safely, comfortably, uniquely? Then this is the book for you.</p><h2>UNLOCK YOUR... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Why Travel Solo ?
  • <b>WHY TRAVEL SOLO?</b></p><em><b>The twelve ways traveling solo changes your personality and transforms your life</b></em></p>Do you want to have new experiences, meet new friends, gain confidence? Do it safely, comfortably, uniquely? Then this is the book for you.</p><h2>UNLOCK YOUR... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Maleisië - Maleisie | Insight Guides
  • Dé gids als het gaat om achtergrondinformatie en prachtige foto’s. Ideaal om je reis goed te plannen. Uitstekend om thuis voor en na de reis uitgebreid te lezen. Kwalitatief van een hoog niveau! Nederlandstalig. Maleisië is een land dat beroemde schrijvers zoals Anthony Burgess en Somerset Maugham heeft geïnspireerd. De oerwouden, bergen en... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Trotter Maleisië en Singapore | Lannoo
  • Een uitgebreide reisgids over Maleisië en Singapore met veel praktische informatie en beschrijvingen van de bezienswaardigheden. Weinig tot geen foto's; maar juist daardoor veel tekst en dus veel informatie. Eigenzinnig van aard met een soms duidelijk oordeel wat je beter wel of niet kunt doen, doorspekt met droge humor. Prettig leesbaar en... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Make My Day Kuala Lumpur | Lonely Planet
  • Handige reisgids met uniek concept. Plan door middel van de ringband en de kleine flapjes jouw ideale dagje uit in de stad. Met aanduiding van reistijd tussen de verschillende activiteiten en eetgelegenheden in de buurt. De handige kaartjes laten zien waar de dichtsbijzijnde opstapmogelijkheden voor het openbaar vervoer zijn. Lonely Planet Make... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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Maps

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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Maleisië - 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
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Johor & Melaka | Periplus
  • 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
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