Malaysia

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Malaysia, Cameron Highlands

Malaysia is a tropical country in Southeast Asia. Geographically Malaysia consists of two distinct parts: Peninsular Malaysia in the west, and Malaysian Borneo in the east. In between lies the South China Sea. Trekking and climbing in Malaysia is most popular inside the many National Parks. In most cases a special permit is needed to enter a National Park.

Peninsular Malaysia covers less than half of the country's total land area. From it's border with Thailand in the north, several mountain ranges run in north-south direction to form a backbone and natural division between the plains of the East Coast and West Coast regions. The main mountain range is formed by the Titiwangsa Mountains, known locally as Banjaran Titiwangsa or Banjaran Besar. Highest mountain is Mount Tahan (2187 m) inside the enormous Taman Negara National Park, which is famous for its ancient and dense tropical rainforests. Starting point for the tough 5- to 9-day climb up Mount Tahan, and also for other less demanding jungle treks in Taman Negara, is the village and park headquarters of Kuala Tahan in the state of Pahang. The second large National Park, offering multi-day lowland jungle treks, is that of Endau-Rompin in the southern state of Johor. Other easier and quite popular hiking trails can be found in the Cameron Highlands, up mountains like Gunung Korbu and the legendary Gunung Ledang (Mt.Ophir), and inside the many more park-like recreational forests such as Ulu Bendul. Best time of year for hiking is during the (relatively) dry season, from March to October.

Malaysian Borneo consists of two states: Sabah and Sarawak. Together they cover more than half of Malaysia's land area, but are relatively unpopulated. Sabah is home to Mount Kinabalu (4095 m), highest mountain of Malaysia and part of the Crocker Range. It is surrounded by the Kinabalu National Park. To climb up Low's Peak, the summit of Mount Kinabalu, is quite popular and normally takes 1 or 2 days. Other jungle areas of Sabah worth exploring on foot are the Crocker Range National Park, Danum Valley and Maliau Basin. In Sarawak there are jungle trekking opportunities among the limestone hills and caves in the Niah and Gunung Mulu National Parks, and along the coast in Bako National Park. Best time of year for hiking is during the (relatively) dry season, January to April in Sabah, and April to October in Sarawak.

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Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Kuala Lumpur | Berlitz
  • Handzaam gidsje over Kuala Lumpur. Berlitz Pocket Guides: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Kuala Lumpur, and now comes with a bi-lingual dictionary Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide [with new bi-lingual dictionary] is a convenient,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Trotter Maleisië en Singapore | Lannoo
  • Een uitgebreide reisgids over Maleisië en Singapore met veel praktische informatie en beschrijvingen van de bezienswaardigheden. Weinig tot geen foto's; maar juist daardoor veel tekst en dus veel informatie. Eigenzinnig van aard met een soms duidelijk oordeel wat je beter wel of niet kunt doen, doorspekt met droge humor. Prettig leesbaar en... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Why Travel Solo ?
  • <b>WHY TRAVEL SOLO?</b></p><em><b>The twelve ways traveling solo changes your personality and transforms your life</b></em></p>Do you want to have new experiences, meet new friends, gain confidence? Do it safely, comfortably, uniquely? Then this is the book for you.</p><h2>UNLOCK YOUR... Read more
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  • Why Travel Solo ?
  • <b>WHY TRAVEL SOLO?</b></p><em><b>The twelve ways traveling solo changes your personality and transforms your life</b></em></p>Do you want to have new experiences, meet new friends, gain confidence? Do it safely, comfortably, uniquely? Then this is the book for you.</p><h2>UNLOCK YOUR... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lonely Planet Reiseführer Südostasien für wenig Geld
  • Mit dem Lonely Planet Südostasien auf eigene Faust durch Indonesien, Kambodscha, Vietnam & Co. Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Tipps und Infos für kleine Budgets, plus alles, was man wissen muss über die Länder zwischen Pazifik und Indischem Ozean: brodelnde Metropolen und Traumstrände, Tempel und... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Pocket Kuala Lumpur | Lonely Planet
  • Pocket reisgidsen van Lonely Planet zijn een kleinere versie dan de 'echte' Planets. Vaak echter van bijzondere bestemmingen binnen een bepaald land waardoor er meer aandacht is en uitgebreidere tips zijn voor die bepaalde streek i.v.m. de grote Planets. Handzaam formaat, makkelijk in de binnenzak! Toch ook deze vol met praktische informatie.... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Malaysia
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Malaysia von der modernen Metropole Kuala Lumpur bis zu den Urwäldern auf Borneo - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Malaysia an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der Aussichtsbrücke zwischen den Petronas Twin... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Make My Day Kuala Lumpur | Lonely Planet
  • Handige reisgids met uniek concept. Plan door middel van de ringband en de kleine flapjes jouw ideale dagje uit in de stad. Met aanduiding van reistijd tussen de verschillende activiteiten en eetgelegenheden in de buurt. De handige kaartjes laten zien waar de dichtsbijzijnde opstapmogelijkheden voor het openbaar vervoer zijn. Lonely Planet Make... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Handbuch Reiseführer Malaysia, Singapur
  • Für die 3. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war die Autorin Renate Loose wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. So fehlen weder Ausflüge auf die kleine Pulau Kapas, wo sich Suppenschildkröten in den tiefblauen Meeresfluten tummeln, noch interessante Touren durch ein ansonsten unzugängliches Mangrovengebiet nahe Taiping – und nicht zuletzt werden... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gape at the dizzying views from the top of the Petronas Towers, escape from KL's urban grind to the Forestry Research of... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Periplus Travel Map
  • Singapore on a double-sided map by Periplus, providing road mapping of the Singapore Island and Sentosa Island, a street plan of Singapore City with a more detailed enlargement of its Central District, and a diagram of the MRT and LRT transport system.On one side is the whole of the Singapore Island, presented at 1:55,000. Road network... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peninsular Malaysia Periplus Travel Map
  • Peninsular Malaysia at 1:1,000,000 on a double-sided map from Periplus, with large street plans central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Johor Bahru, plus enlargements of the Greater KL and the Singapore/Johor Bahru areas, Penang and Langkawi.Peninsular Malaysia is shown on one side of the map at 1:1,000,000. The network of main and selected local... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Malaysia ITMB
  • Malaysia on a double-sided, indexed map from ITMB showing the western, peninsular part at 1:750,000, with Sarawak and Sabah at 1:1,100,000, plus large clear, street plans of central Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Bandar Seri Bengawan and Kota Kinabalu, and an enlargement of the Mount Kinabalu Trail.Altitude colouring with elevation in feet shows the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Maleisië - Malaysia | ITMB
  • Malaysia on a double-sided, indexed map from ITMB showing the western, peninsular part at 1:750,000, with Sarawak and Sabah at 1:1,100,000, plus large clear, street plans of central Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Bandar Seri Bengawan and Kota Kinabalu, and an enlargement of the Mount Kinabalu Trail.Altitude colouring with elevation in feet shows the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Indonesien, Malaysia 1:2 000 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land der Vulkane . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit ´´Marco-Polo-Highlight- Sternen´´... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malaysia Periplus Travel Map
  • Malaysia on a double-sided map by Periplus, with enlargements for its most visited regions plus street plans for central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.Peninsular Malaysia is shown at 1:1,500,000, with Sabah and Sarawak at 1:2,000,000, accompanied by a map showing these two parts of the country in... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Maleisië - Malaysia | Periplus
  • Malaysia on a double-sided map by Periplus, with enlargements for its most visited regions plus street plans for central Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.Peninsular Malaysia is shown at 1:1,500,000, with Sabah and Sarawak at 1:2,000,000, accompanied by a map showing these two parts of the country in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Johor & Melaka Periplus Travel Map
  • The southern part of Peninsular Malaysia on a double-sided map from the Singapore based Periplus, combining detailed road maps with of the region with street plans of central Johor Bahru and Melaka.On one side is a more general map of the whole region at 1:500,000 extending from north of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The map shows the region’s... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Johor & Melaka | Periplus
  • The southern part of Peninsular Malaysia on a double-sided map from the Singapore based Periplus, combining detailed road maps with of the region with street plans of central Johor Bahru and Melaka.On one side is a more general map of the whole region at 1:500,000 extending from north of Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The map shows the region’s... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Rondreis West-Maleisië per huurauto
  • Reis op je eigen tempo per huurauto door de boeiende natuur en intrigerende cultuur van West Maleisië. Het enige Aziatische land waar je, dankzij het moderne en overzichtelijke wegennetwerk, zelf gemakkelijk kunt rijden. De typsich Aziatische chaos op de wegen ontbreekt veelal in Maleisië! Zo kun je onderweg gaan en staan waar je wilt en creëer... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Peninsular Malaysia
  • Maleisië, kruispunt van culturen. Waar Chinezen, Maleiers en Indiërs samenleven in een culturele smeltpot, samen met de originele Dayak en Orang Asli bewoners. Allen met hun eigen gebruiken, geloof en keuken. Bezoek de highlights van het vasteland van West-Maleisië. De mooie steden Melaka en Kuala Lumpur, de theeplantages in de Cameron... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Oostkust en Kelantan
  • Avontuurlijke vakantie voor stoere gezinnen die het fascinerende dagelijkse leven van Azië op een actieve manier willen ontdekken. Anders dan anders...Deels per fiets voert de tocht vanaf de kust langs Kampongs over rustige weggetjes het binnenland in. Onderweg is van alles te beleven: lokale marktjes, een batik-workshop, de hoogste waterval... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Maleisië - Oostkust per fiets
  • Tijdens deze fietsvakantie kun je ontspannen fietsen vanuit Kota Bharu, de culturele hoofdstad van de oostkust, en eindig je aan de monding van de Terengganu rivier. Je fietst een vlakke route langs kleine kampongs, tropische zandstranden, door oerwouden en langs onvergetelijke eilanden in de Zuid-Chinese zee. Je bagage wordt vervoerd. Fietsen... Read more
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