Modern Malaysia is “always under construction”, aptly said by a local, and with new building gone mad and numerous cranes dotting the skyline everywhere, it’s hard to disagree. There are more massive shopping malls than I’ve ever seen in any country, so far… Continue reading →
What do mosquitoes, leeches, and salt have in common? Simple, experience all 3 after rain on any of Taman Negara’s jungle treks. Mosquitoes in a jungle are a given, as are leeches, but especially abundant after rain, which we had a deluge of the previous night before our trek. The salt is to sprinkle over a leech should one of these blood-sucking slimy slugs wish to use you as a free host until finally discarding you and dropping off!
The KTM train from Sentral Kuala Lumpur (RM35) leaves at 13:00hrs and arrives at 15:20hrs (our train was late). If you’re not staying in Ipoh and catching a connecting bus to the Cameron Highlands, then take the 11:00hrs train so you arrive in time for the 15:00hrs connecting bus to the Highlands. Continue reading →