Category Archives: Malaysia

Flying to Thailand

Leaving KL

Last day in Malaysia…Next stop Thailand..

I just picked up some friends and went to the Sky Bar again…

The bar itself has a pool insinde and is in the Traders Hotel..The view on the Petronas Towers are truly amazing..

The Bar…! Fun fact…someone fell into the pool as we were sitting in the bar…He just arrived and thought we can basically walk over the water…did not work for him…They had to fish is smartphone afterwards..

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The View…

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next morning I headed for the Airport..and flew to Thailand

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Check…Landing Successful…still tired though

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Phuket is next..I went straight to the beach..

Such a hard life..

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next up the craziness of phuket…

The Track

The KL Track

Finally back in KL…Still so sick..

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So only a short tour through the city today..

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Show you guys my running track near the Petronas Towers..
So as you can see the weather is still shitty…

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But the track is just great…loved it.

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next up…KL at night or the flight…

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands – Hiking & Tea

Soooo…unfortunately I am sick again.
I have a fucking cold and it is raining as hell outside…
So what to do? Quick decision: I am going to do the toughest hiking track in the Cameron Highlands (of course no guide) and then go to the tea fields…
Go go go…

On the way to the actual mountain I went by one of the popular strawberry farms in this area…

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It was a good destination to hide from the severe rain outside..
I was still wondering whether I should do the hiking track, as I already have a cold :/

No matter what…I just went on.

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Entering the forest at foot of the mountain the track seemed to disappear sometimes..

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Two guys joined (Tom from England and Florian form Germany) on my hiking tour, so there was no way back anymore. The track itself was sometimes combined with climbing since it was so steep.

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Nevertheless, we made it to the top in 2-3 hours. At the top there is a TV tower and an actual street that goes down from that point.
As we went down, we came by the Mossy Forest..another highlight in the Cameron Highlands…

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However, the best part were the tea fields all the way down back to the civilization..but  first we stopped by the mossy forest..

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The “Camerons” is one of the few places in Malaysia that serves as a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are more than 700 species of plants that grow here. The vegetation changes as one ascends the mountain. The ward is known for its tea growing, vegetable farms and flower nurseries. Its woodlands form the prevailing natural ecosystem within and around the prefecture.

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We made it….and guess what, I am even more sick right now :/

next up on the road…back in KL

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Cameron Highlands

Going to the Cameron Highlands…

Leaving the National Park and heading for the Cameron Highlands…

The Cameron Highlands (Malay: ”Tanah Tinggi Cameron”) is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. The size of Singapore, it occupies an area of 712 square km. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak.

bye bye good old crappy hotel…

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Arriving in the highlands…was already pretty late..So we just went on to find the Robinson  Falls..

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next up…the Tea fields & hiking

Canopy Walk

Exploring the National Park – Taman Negara

To explore the National Park…especially the jungle, I had to cross the river. And since there are no bridges one is totally dependent on the locals for transportation. For about 50 Cents they offer you a ride to cross the river on their oldschool boats..

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When you are on the other side…the jungle starts already..

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There is some kind of a board walk to the Canopy Walk.

Walk across the longest Malaysian suspension bridge in the world, at 530 m. Walk across the canopy 25 m-40 m high, and view the rich and diverse flora and fauna at the summit of the forest.

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After the Canopy Walk I decided to explore the jungle on my own..Guide needed pfffffffffffffff……

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However, it was so hot…and the jungle was so dense..but was fun..

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After 2 hours I reached a view point…was not the best view ever, but at least a little bit rewarding..

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for god sake I had a map with me :P

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After arriving back in the civilization..I saw some more crazy animals…

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Never heard of a Tapir before…and never seen such a huge ass frog..

A tapir is a large herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The five extant species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, the Baird’s tapir, the kabomani tapir, and the mountain tapir. The four species that have been evaluated (the Brazilian, Malayan, Baird’s and mountain tapir) have all been classified as endangered or vulnerable. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, including horses and rhinoceroses.

so glad to be back at home…it started raining a couple of minutes later and did not stop until the next morning..

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next up…something else…

National Park

Taman Negara National Park

The journey begins in the early morning..with a bus ride from KL. A couple of hours spending in a bus we reached our first transit point..a small city called Jerantut…

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We had to wait for another bus that brought us 15km up north to the place where the boat left in direction to the national park.

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The boat ride was about 3 hours and whenever I woke up in the boat..I took some pictures..

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the water seemed not to be clear at all, but the nature was ridiculous…this is indeed jungle all over the place…

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next on the list…exploring the park…

KL Tower

KL Tower, Central Market & Petronas Towers

sooo the next day was arrived…

Planned for the day is the Menara  KL Tower…

The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 metres. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.

Obviously it is not hard to find…

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however, the sign has seen better days sometime..

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Going up the KL tower is sooo expensive..Level 1 is almost 25 Euro! Crazy people..crazy tower! View was great..weather could be better!

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25 Euro entrance fee…and then making fun of our FernsehTUM

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next planned stop is Central Market…To find it I have to walk through some suspicious looking neighborhoods

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But I found it…

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of course of products HighQualityOriginals…

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As it got dark..I went to the Petronas Towers again..

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went back home with my SLS..

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next something else..

KL

Arrival in KL & Batu Caves – Malaysia

First day…KL.

Weather was not the best…but the city is great. So I went straight to the KL Petronas Towers..

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas) are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world replacing World Trade Center in New York. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

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The next day was way more beautiful…So I went back to the KL Towers…to take some better shots :) Of course with some jumping action..

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The KL Tower…in the back! I will go there tomorrow..

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Plan for today…walking to the Batu Caves, which are 12km away from the Petronas Towers….so lets go!!

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There were some poor areas on my way..

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Finally I made it to the Caves..

Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை) is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

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The next part…climbing up the stairs to the actual cave

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made it…fun fact inside the cave were even more monkeys than tourists..

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Monkeys…one of the stole my plastic bag

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The huge cave!!!!

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that’s basically it…

on my way home some more monkeys and the pigeon man..

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next up…The KL Tower