Am traveling through Malaysia starting at Melaka which is whare I am now. I've no real plans as to whare to go but have the vaige intention of heading northwards into Thailand. I'm on my own so any advice or recommendations as to whare to go and what to do next would not only be helpful but very much appreciated.
kuala lumpur can be fun for a few days, i especially enjoyed the chinatown district...it was festive and the food from the hawker stands were terrific! didn't get sick from the food, as i have a fairly sensitive stomach. very interesting city to walk around, a city full of diversity...islamic mosques, next to hindu temples, next to buddhist temples...
Thanks for the help but i'm really keen to see some nature here. I'm in Cherating on the east coast which is really lovely. Hope to be seeing some forest sometime soon. Thanks for the reply.
If you're going to be in KL, there's a bird park in the city centre, home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 different species. What's interesting about this park is that it's basically a big birdcage, covering a space of almost 21 acres where birds fly about freely.
The best place you could go to see a forest in KL is the Forest Research Insitute of Malaysia, located in a 600ha forest reserve north of KL. One of its most famous attractions is the canopy walkway in the forest, spanning about 200m and is suspended between trees at about 30m above ground.
And less than 10mins drive away from the forest is the famous Batu Caves, where a hindu temple is located in the limestone cave.
I think that should get you busy for a couple of days. Any other places you'd like to see?
BTW, if you really are into forests, you may want to consider going to Taman Negara (translation: National Park).