See All Your Adventure Dreams Come Alive At One Amazing Destination MALAYSIA


Wander wide-eyed through the world’s oldest Rainforest. Immerse yourself in the captivating depths, underwater, or deep inside mysterious caverns. Get a new high as you venture up the world’s highest Via Ferrata, or get drenched in the thrills of rafting down Jungle Rivers. If you crave extraordinary experiences, there’s only one destination for your wildest dreams – Malaysia.

Get set to have your breath taken away, as you go surfing, scuba diving, trekking, mountain climbing and caving among Malaysia’s diverse landscapes that include coral reefs and caves, mountains and rainforests, rivers and beaches.

DIVING

Malaysia’s clear water is perfect for Scuba diving, and the country is home to some of the best dive sites in the world. Venture into any of its 38 marine parks, which are home to numerous deep-sea wonders like whale sharks, dugongs, turtles and manta rays.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Sipadan, Makating, Sibu, Aur, Perhentian, Redang and Tioman.

JUNGLE TREKKING

Explore million year old Rainforest that refresh your senses with every shaped of green. Watch out for world’s largest flower – The Rafflesia, or carnivores pitcher plants. Then, take a Canopy Walk High above the forest to get a never before glimpse of rare plants and animals.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Royal Belum, Kinabalu Park, Taman Negara, Mulu National Park, Endau-Rompin and Cameron Highlands.

SURFING

Get out your board and paddle off for endless thrills and spills riding the waves. There’s plenty of wet and wild action for both, beginners and advanced surfers at a choice of destination along Malaysia’s Coastline.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Cherating, Tioman Island, Teluk Kalong, Kijal, Teluk Chempedak and Tanjong Jara.

CAVING

Go underground to Marvel at Malaysia’s subterranean showpieces. You’ll get a chance to survey some of the world’s largest and most ancient caverns, and get up-close with amazing cave life and geological formations.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Batu Caves, Niah Caves, The Giant Deer Cave at Mulu National Park, Batu Punggul, Madai Caves and Gua Tempurung.

HIKING

Pack your camera and get set to shoot tigers, orangutans, elephants, tapirs, proboscis monkeys, Sumatran Rhinos, as well as the Giant Rafflesia Flower, fan palms and more. Hit the jungle trial and ramble through extensive areas dedicated solely to preserving the best of nature.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Bako National Park and Taman Negara.

RAFTING

Soak up the excitement as you go rafting down the river rapids. Choose from high speed adrenaline rush or medium – pace voyages and have your breathe taken away, not only with the adventure, but with spectacular natural scenery too.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Padas, Kiulu, Liwagu, Gopeng, Jeram Besu, Kuala Kubu, and Sungai Kampar.

RIVER CRUISE

Lie back on the deck, relax and let your mind drift away Cruise around idyllic islands, spot rare pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys , sail through Malaysia’s vibrant history, and relax in remote villages for a taste of traditional Malaysia.

DREAM DESTINATION’S
Selangor, Penang and Langkawi, Kinabatangan River Cruise and Sunset Cruise on Sarawak River.

VIA FERRATA

The world’s highest Via Ferrata (as certified by the Guiness book of World Record) to the top of Mount Kinabalu, to marvel at the spectacular panorama all around. Designed for beginners too, this path is easy to climb, as it has rubs, rails and cables embedded into the rock face.

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Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, Canada


A must visit place in Vancouver, Canada is Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain is one of three ski and alpine resorts on Vancouver’s North Shore.  Open 12 months a year, visitors can enjoy a scenic cable car ride to the top of the mountain.  Fabulous panoramic views of Vancouver can be enjoyed from the mountain top.  Dining facilities are also available.

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver Canada

Grouse Mountain is 1,250 m (4,100 feet) above sea level.  A series of trails are available at the mountain top.  Many Vancouverites enjoy the “Grouse Grind” trail that is about 2.9 km (1.8 miles) long and entails a vertical climb of about 853 meters (2,800 feet).  The average completion time is about 1.5 hours.  Novice climbers should plan for a 2 hour hike and a cable car ride down the hill.

Grouse Mountain is an easy 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, located in the city of North Vancouver.  The public transit system offers regular service to the base of Grouse Mountain every half hour. Catch Bus 232 from Phibbs Exchange or Bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay.

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Avian Wonder: Birds Conduct Survey before nesing


It is not just human beings who usually undertake a survey before launching a new venture. Even birds are known to carry out survey before finding a nesting place for themselves.

A flock migratory Asian bird has already begun a survey in and around Kankaria lake. The survey is a part of their nesting activity at Kamala Nehru Zoo, popularly known as Kankaria Zoo.

Over 2000 Migratory birds, including Spoonbill, White Ibis, Little Cormorant, Night Heron and Cattle Egrets, have been coming to the zoo for nesting. “Over 2000 birds come to the zoo for nesting. This year, these birds have already begun their initial activities”, said R.K. Sahu, zoo superintendent.

“Before the birds finally come to the zoo for nesting, a group of 10-15 birds comes to the area and carries out the survey about the availability of food and water in the lake. Once this group is satisfies with the facilities, it goes back only to return with a larger group of suck birds”.

According to Sahu, the area is best suited for nesting because of the greenery and a lake with good fish. The water is also suitable for these birds.

The nesting season begins by June 15 and continues till October and November. Birds like Cattle Egret, Little Cormorant and Night Heron come to the zoo by June 15; others like Spoonbill and Ibis come in July. Officials said that two species of Cattle Egret come to the zoo for nesting.

Each bird gives birth to three to four baby birds and at the end of the season, the number of birds at Kankaria becomes around 10,000. These birds come to the zoo from nearby states as the water level in the lakes there goes down drastically. When they come, the birds also use the old nests which were left behind the previous season.

Brief Profile of some Winged guests


Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) a species from heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. These birds are originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. This species maintains a special relationship with cattle, which extends to other large grazing mammals. The cattle Egret removes ticks and fillies from cattle and consumes them. The breeding season various within South Asia. Nesting in Northern India begins with the onset of Monsoon. The breeding season in Australia is November to early January.


Spoonbill

Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family. Spoonbills generally prefer fresh water to salty but are found in both environments. They feed for many hours each day. The male gathers nesting material, mostly sticks and reeds, sometimes taken from an old nest, the female weaves it into a large, shallow bowl or platform which varies in its shape and structural integrity according to species. They female lays a clutch of about three smooth, oval, white eggs and both parents incubate.


Night Heron

Adult Night Heron are shot-necked, short-legged and stout herons with a primarily brown or grey plumage and in most, a black crown. Young birds are brown, flecked with white. Night Herons nest alone or in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees; or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reed-beds. About three to eight eggs are laid. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, and small mammals. During the day they rest in trees or bushes.


Little Cormorant

The Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Niger) is small as compared to other cormorants. The bird is 55 cm in length with an average mass of 442.5 grams. It is a resident species in most of tropical South Asia, commonly found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam; additionally, it is a vagrant species in Afghanistan. These birds nest in colonies, typically located in trees near a water body.

One of The most Beautiful Places – “Pokhara”



Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal. It is the starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna area. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the whole wide world.



Getting There

You can travel to Pokhara from the capital Kathmandu using the tourist buses that are readily available or the local microbuses or buses which leave Kathmandu for Pokhara almost every 15 minutes. It takes about 8 hours.
Daily Flights operates from Kathmandu to Pokhara and cost roughly $100 each way and take only 30 minutes from capital. They have the bonus of giving you a bird’s eye view of the countryside and of the panoramic mountains themselves.

Must See


Sarangkot


The perfect pre-trek warm-up. Head up Sarankot in the late afternoon (be prepared, it’s steep and hard work) find yourselves a warm guest house before sunset, go up the top for sunset and again for sunrise… you won’t be disappointed. The road is rough, but traversable. Great views, spectacular images and a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to be trekking.



World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa)


Built about 16 years ago atop a hill overlooking Phewa Tal, the Stupa offers a great place to see the mountains and the sunset over Pokhara. It can be accessed by hiring a boat across the lake and following a pretty good track upward, climbing up through the forest (but watch out for leeches during the monsoon)or by foot from the road that passes Devi’s Fall, turning right at the end of Chhorepatan. Taxis can now drive up to within 15 minutes’ walk of the Stupa – ask them to use the Chhorepatan road, which is shorter and therefore should be a little cheaper than the Kalimati road.

Devi’s Falls


Devi’s Fall is a small waterfall that disappears underground at a depth of 100 feet for a distance of 500m and is named after a Swiss lady, Mrs Devis, who was washed away when strong water came from Phewa Lake in 1961. The falls are at their best in August and September but don’t get too close.





Barahi Temple


Located on an island in Nepal’s Phewa Lake, stands the Barahi Temple. A visit to the island near the center of Lake Phewa is often included on tour packages in the area, and is certainly a must for anyone touring Pokhara. Set in stunning surroundings, many find Barahi Temple a peaceful place to relax, especially after canoing across the glistening waters of Phewa Lake. Its i Must Visit in Pokhara



BindaBasini Temple




Gupteshwar Mahadev

There are two parts. First parts is about 40 meters long, there is a natural cave and temple of Load Shiva. In this first part you are not allowed to take photos. Next parts start after temple which way goes to the down side if Devis fall, the distance about 100 meters from second entrance, from there you can see the view of Davis Fall as well as natural rocks, Electric lights are managed for the convenience of the visitor. After the Lord Shiva temple on second parts of this Cave you are allowed to take photos. Second parts is closed during 4 month of Monsoon (June, July, August and September)





Must Do

Boating in Fewa Lake

Fewa is top destination for tourist as its in the center of the city and is surrounded with most of the city’s finest guest houses, pubs and restaurants. The lake itself is spread about little over 10 square kilometer. Most of the tourist go from the starting of the lake to the end of it. There are no electric boats available, you’ll have to hire wooden boats. You can take the boat yourself of hire the boatman for a little more money. There’s a hindu temple in the center of the lake which attract huge religious tourists every day that temple is Barahi Temple (as discussed earlier).

 



Paragliding

Paragliding in Pokhara is one of the things you should not miss. It is known world over for its convenience and the uniqueness. The tandem flights usually start from a small hill called Sarangkot 30 minutes from the city and lands in the bank of Fewa Lake. There are more than 10 companies that operate paragliding in the city. You can also go for solo flights if you have a license and insurance.



Cycling


There are a lot of bicycle and motorcycle rentals available in the city. You can rent motorbikes for 500 NRS i.e. 6 USD per hour and bicycles for less than half a dollar. The best route for cycling is west of the city along with the bank of the Fewa lake. The route leads you to one of the most beautiful villages of Nepal.

Skyzip

If you’re visiting Nepal after next month or so then you might just get a chance to do the fastest Skyline in the world. In their own words, you’ll be standing on the platform overlooking the majestic Himalayas and a mind-boggling 2000 feet vertical drop. As you jump it goes own in the speed of 160kmph. The zip line is 1.6 meter length and 56% inclined.As I said, its not open for public yet but the construction is complete and is expected to open by next month.


Trekking


You can do trekking in Pokhara itself but Pokhara is the main hub for the trekking in Annapurna region which is one of the most popular trekking destination in the world. The shortest trek from here can be completed within 4 days and the longest goes up to 2 months. A lot of tourist who come for trekking in Nepal start their trekking here and take rest in the city after completing their trekking. There are hundreds of trekking agencies in the city.


Where to Stay

Fish Tail Lodge


Fishtail Lodge is located on an island in Phewa Lake. A raft comes and goes between the island and the main land constantly. It is tied to both shores. A man pulls the rope and the raft moves between the piers. Also there are several boats to serve. When big groups with many luggage’s come, boats are used for recent customers. The reception and restaurant building can be reached by some steps from the pier on the island. The rooms are behind the plants covering whole area when reception is behind you. There is a pool and a souvenir shop here. Rooms are small cottages hidden in the garden, and the garden has hundreds of different flowers. All rooms have a small special garden in front. In short, a Luxury, Spa Resort.







Places Around

Lumbini


Lumbini was where the Buddha was Born & lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form.

It takes about 3~4 hours by bus.

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