A trip to Batu caves may be optional, en route to Genting Highlands. The Batu Caves, in Selangor, contain Hindu temples, which still attract droves of worshippers from all over the country. Malaysian caves are also home to amazing wildlife such as fruitbars, swiftlets, and invertebrates as well as having other natural attractions like massive stalamites and stalactites.
The Chin Swee Caves Temple, a Taoist temple situated in the most scenic site of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, is made up of an imposing traditional structure, with an ornamental roof becoming a wonder in itself. The Genting Skyway located at the Kuala Kubu Bharu, at the Selangor side of Genting, is a monocable gondola lift serving the Resort. The dimly lit surreal First World Plaza is a shopping centre located below the First World Hotel, the biggest hotel comprising of a hotel lobby that consists of shops, restaurants, an indoor theme park, a cineplex, a Watersplash Pool (an indoor water theme park for children), Genting Sky Venture (a sky diving simulator), a Starworld casino, bowling center, Genting International Convention Center, the Pavilion (for daily night performance show), Haunted Adventure, and a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum.
With its diverse mixture of cultures and history, Penang features a wealth of landmarks and monuments that are a testament to its varied past. These include temples such as Kuan Yin, Kek Lok Si and Snake Temple.
Many of this island’s landmarks, such as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, provide insight into the notable characters that played a role in building its wealth. In particular, the Clock Tower provides a reminder of Britain’s place in the island’s history. For a look at modern Penang, KOMTAR is a well-known joint that houses government departments, commercial offices, shops, department stores and restaurants, including the Penang Peranakan Mansion, both features portraying a lovely example of what happen when colonial and Chinese architectural styles blend. The mansion is also a monument to the entrepreneurial skill and posturing that, to this day, animates the local `Baba Nonya’ community, who were descendants of those Chinese merchants who settled in the great Malay and Indonesian archipelagos.
To get here, you could wander through another slice of Penang: Little India, where the spice is shaped into mini mountains, the gold jewellery is sold on poker tables and Bollywood music is cranked. There may be no place on this island where you have a sense of being so palpably somewhere else, and the atmosphere is so redolent of adventure. Pick up some milky sweets or eat a nice, hot curry off a banana leaf, and see some stunning examples of Tamil temple architecture at the Sri Mariamman Temple, whose four walls enclose both the holy space of worship and to the faithful, the entire universe.
Discover the wonders of an ancient forest at Mutiara Taman Negara. Pitch a tent or check-into this forest reserve and bask in the natural surroundings. An eco-tourism Resort that offers a variety of accommodation promises guests this unique experience with basic amenities and sufficient modern comforts.
Guests at Mutiara Taman Negara will wake to the drone of cicadas, the chirping of bird species new to them, and a myriad of other unfamiliar sounds that form a consistent cacophony unique to rainforests. You will begin their adventure at your door step or veranda which makes a perfect perch especially for nocturnal sightings. Sighting wildlife outside the chalet is a norm and the fruit season attracts the most number of wildlife, from the mischievous long tailed macaques, the beautiful chestnut-breasted malkoha and the thorny porcupine to the gentle slow loris.
The world’s longest suspended canopy walk is the most popular activity in this rainforest and you have to be prepared to queue for a while. Securing the forest floor, visitors have a good vantage point from here and if lucky, could sight some curious animals. Take a Cruise along the Sungai Tahan to relish the riverside flora and fauna and dip into the refreshing cascades at Lata Berkoh, which form a natural jacuzzi. Along the way, stop by the Fish Sanctuary for a chance to snorkel amongst fresh water fishes.