The Royal Belum forest reserve...
...............Our most precious wildlife remains safe in Belum. There are an estimated 60-70 tigers roaming around in Belum, over 100 Seladangs survive here in groups of single males and their harems, the Sumatran Rhinos are estimated at 160 individuals and there are over 100 Tapirs. ..........>>more
Orangutans are only endemic to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. This animal have been recorded to be found to a high altitude of about 2400m (from Mt. Kinabalu). It is a large primate, the adult male (above 15 years) stands about 1.4 metre tall, weighing up to 50 - 100 kg. Females may weigh between 34 - 40 kg.
The largest flower on earth discovered in the year 1818, Sir Stamford Raffles was posted as Governor to Bencoolen in Sumatra which was then, the administrative centre for the British East India Company for Western Sumatra. Raffles’ interest in natural sciences was insatiable.
The Kinabalu Giant Earthworm is one of the awe-inspiring creatures. A full 70 cm long when stretched-out. .................... at some 3,000 m above sea level, Kinabalu Park.
During a "Dipterocarp year" in Southeast Asia, the canopy erupts in color as numerous emergent Dipterocarp trees flower almost simultaneously. These "mass flowerings" at irregular intervals (once or twice per decade) ......energy-rich seeds [individual trees may have 120,000 fruits].... seeds escape predation.
When a mass flowering is triggered [studies show a strong correlation between flowering and droughts/el Ni-o events]... massive number of flowers [about 4 million flowers per tree].
Sungai Chilling Waterfall Gua Batu Maloi Gua Kelawar 6 Mile Tunnel Lion Rock Tabur Hill Thaipusam Terengganu Beach 1 2 3 Tioman Island Sekayu Waterfall Bukit Keluang Kelantan Culture Tip of Borneo Bukit Kutu Khao Yai National Park 1 Angkor wat 1 2 Kuala Gula Birds Pictures 1 2
Tropical = Relax = Enjoy
The CD with the pictures on was
waiting for us when we got back home from visiting our son in Australia 3
wks later. This was a fantastic start to our holiday, we were only in KL for
2 nights but rest assured we will be returning both to KL and the Elephant
I highly reccommend this tour to all ages.
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