Batu Caves – First discovered over 100 years ago, the Batu Caves have never ceased to attract visitors. Only 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, they consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones.The best known of these caves is the Temple Cave, a large cavern with a vaulted ceiling about 100 metres above the floor. To reach it one has to climb 272 steps, a feat performed by many Hindus on the way to the caves to offer prayers to their revered deities. Every year, on Thaipusam, as many as 800,000 devotees and other visitors may throng the caves. As a form of penance or sacrifice, many of them carry kavadis. These are large, brightly decorated frameworks, usually combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue. A little below the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave, a two-kilometre long network of relatively untouched caverns containing a large number of cave animals, including several found nowhere else in the world!
Genting Highlands – amidst the freshness of cool, crisp mountain air about 6,000 feet above sea level, lies Malaysia’s only casino resort. Stop at the cable car station and take a skyway cable car ride, with the sky above you and a tropical rainforest below, ride up to the hilltop on the longest and fastest cable car in southeast Asia. You can also take time off to enjoy the numerous recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park.
A popular day excursion to the historical state of Melaka, where the history of Malaysia began. It is said that its greatest sea port was once captured by the Portuguese, Dutch and English as their trading port. Visit St Peter’s Church (1710) – the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia. Drive past the largest 17th century Chinese hill. Stop at the foothill to view the Sultan’s Well before driving through the Portuguese settlement.
FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) is a well managed forest science park covering almost 600 hectares of experimental plants and reforested areas. Expose yourself to the real feeling of being in the tropical rain forest of Malaysia without the hassle of travelling to National Parks. The journey to the rainforest will take about 1 hour, passing by typical Malay Villages. Upon arrival, there is a guided tour by an expert on Malaysian jungle.
There are jungle trails, a walkway canopy, a herb garden, a library and a musuem exhibiting different species of tropical wood and theie uses. Come on down and enjoy the wonders and beauty of a primary tropical rainforest in a day!
KL City Tour – A must for the first time visitor to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and the new Kuala Lumpur – Garden City of Lights. See the contrast between the magnificent skyscrapers and the buildings of the colonial days.
Itinerary: Petronas Twin Towers (photo stop), King’s Palace (photo stop), National Monument, National Museum (pass by), National Mosque (photo stop), Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Beryl’s Chocolate Boutique
Putrajaya – Set at the end of a sheltered wooden path, right beside the Putrajaya Lake, dine in a restaurant that embraces resort-style dining in Polynesian architecture amidst the lush greenery of Taman Botani.
Kampar River – Where white waters flow, enthusiasts and adventurers are sure to go! Test out your river skills and get an adrenaline rush as you ride through 14 rapids and the cooling waters of Kampar River in Perak.On the river, you’ll have the thrill of tackling exciting rapids and floating down the clear water river amidst a lush rainforest. You will ride the continuous rapids graded from class I – III, and continue downriver, passing old tin mining plains. Get wet and get in touch with nature once more!
As a standard procedure, a safety briefing will be done which covers the paddling commands, paddling skills, capsize drills, actions when overboard or river rescue. After 10-15 minutes of briefing by the professional river guide, you are now ready for a river rafting adventure.Come join this one day adventure tour – paddling along Sungai Kampar through raging white waters amidst serene surrounding, clear waters, fresh air, and if the sun’s up… you’ll get a good tan to boot!