Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-tiger-792381/
Malaysia is a tourist’s paradise and one of the great countries to visit for its biodiversity. There are great beaches, wonderfully preserved colonial towns, and great opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports. There are hills and mountains, and they make great trek routes. The cities have a wide range of shopping, from the most modern shopping malls to ethnic markets and street shopping at incredibly low prices. Almost the entire country can be toured by bus, and there is an excellent network of buses right from the Kuala Lumpur international airport to all places of tourist interest. Redbus is one of the most popular sites and is connected to several of its affiliates and partners with bus services. All passengers and tourists need to do are buy a bus ticket online and receive a plethora of benefits, including discounts on the already cheap fares. The bus ticket provides all details, including the route, details of the bus, the number, the preferred pickup point, and the selected drop off point.
Malaysia has a lot of forest cover and is one of the world’s preferred wildlife destinations, and there are as many as 11 major wildlife parks, sanctuaries and rain forests. Over 40 per cent of the peninsular region of Malaysia and 66 per cent of the Sarawak and Sabah region is covered by pristine virgin and tropical rain forests. A lot of rare and endangered wildlife can be found in these forests, and many of the wildlife parks in Malaysia have animals as rare as the Malaysian Tiger, the Sumatran rhinoceros, the ourangOuting, the sun bear, the Borneo elephant and the clouded leopard.
The Danum Valley Conservation area is one of the best wildlife parks in Malaysia and is a virgin forest area that has had very little human settlement over the years. It is thought to be one of the oldest forests in the world. This is one of the great rainforests to visit, and the tree canopies are as high as 60 metres in this dense paradise. Some rare animals such as the clouded leopard, the rare pygmy elephant, the Borneo Rhinoceros, Gibbons, the probosci’s monkey and over 300 species of birds can be seen here. This wildlife park is a treat to explore, and it is close to Borneo. The best time to visit this jungle paradise is during the winter months of December to February, when the climate is pleasant. The Danum valley conservation area can be reached by a hired car from Kota Kinabalu, which has an international airport.
The Teman Negara national park is a wonderfully vibrant national park with high mountains and a vibrant rainforest. This is also one of the oldest rainforests in the world and has very diverse wildlife. One of the rarest treats to be experienced in the Teman Negara Park is the rafflesia and several rare species of monkeys and birds. This national park is on the mainland, close to Kuala Lumpur, and can be reached by bus. Like the rest of Malaysia, this park also has an equatorial climate and can best be visited during the winter months.
The Sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation is one of the best unique wildlife parks to be in. It is one of the very few in the world dedicated to providing the best habitat for these beautiful animals. This park covers a large portion of the rainforest in the area and is close to the town of Sandakan in the northern Sabah region. The best time to visit this very unique park is the period from October to march.
The Mossy Forest is found in the Cameroon highlands region and is a comfortable place to visit because of its very salubrious climate. The area is mostly covered in mist and clouds. There is a very different ecosystem here, and there are ferns, mosses, rare orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants. This forest is on the mainland and can be reached from Kuala Lumpur by bus or by car. This forest is one of the rare ones in Malaysia that is good for visiting any time of the year.
Some of the great rainforests in Malaysia make for a very different kind of holiday with loved ones.