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Gunung Stong, Kelantan Malaysia

Introduction The Gunung Stong State Park (GSSP) also known as Jelawang Jungle lies in central Kelantan.  There are several peaks in the area, the most popular among climbers and hikers are Gunung Stong, Gunung Ayam and Gunung Baha. The other popular attraction … Continue reading

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Mount Rinjani

Introduction Mount Rinjani is an active volcano on the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia.  At 3,726 metres, it is the second highest mountain in Indonesia (excluding West Papua). On top of the volcano is a crater … Continue reading

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Goechala Trek – (India, Sikkim)

Day 1 (Singapore – Kolkata) Our trip began with a Silkair night flight from Singapore to Kolkata. We felt our minority presence even before actually reaching India as almost all the passengers on board were Indians. The in-flight dinner served was also typical … Continue reading

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Gunung Panti

Introduction Gunung Panti is located just a few kilometers north of Kota Tinggi in Johor. The mountain is part of the Gunung Panti Recreational Forest – a protected secondary forest (from other online sources, it seems that the forest is not … Continue reading

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Istana

Introduction The Istana (“Palace in Malay”) is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. It is also where the president receives and entertains state guests and as well as the working office of the Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Mount Belumut and Mount Lambak

Introduction Mount Belumut, standing at 1010m,  is the second tallest mountain (after Mount Ophir at 1276 m) in the state of Johor. It is located about 30 Km east of Kluang town. Mount Lambak, standing at 510 m, is a favourite nature … Continue reading

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Tan Moh Hong Crocodile Farm

Introduction “Six decades ago, not long after the end of Second World War, an enterprising Chinese man by the name of Mr. Tan Gua Chua decided that he wanted to share his home with these unloved reptiles. Thus, he set … Continue reading

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Mount Ophir

Introduction Mount Ophir also known as Gunung Ledang is located in Gunung Ledang National Park. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Melaka. Standing at 1276 m, it is the highest peak in Johor and 64th tallest … Continue reading

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