Soroptimist Sisters’ Recommendation - Pahang
Day trip out of Kuala Lumpur
Are you a travelholic like many Soroptimists? Here’s a suggestion for a day trip out of Kuala Lumpur, the focus of SI ConventionKL2019.
A 2-hour car drive eastwards towards the Lanchang district of Temerloh in the state of Pahang, will head you towards the Kuala Ganjah Elephant Conservation centre. Located in the Krau Wildlife Reserve, this visit will give animal lovers the opportunity to see elephants in their natural state.
As opening hours are from 10.30 am to 4 pm, would recommend that you get there by 10.30 am for a slew of activities that you can do.
Watch a National Geographic documentary on how these elephants were translocated to this conservation centre. You will appreciate the importance of the species and efforts made towards protecting their habitat.
You can also enjoy bathing elephants in the river. Don’t forget to bring a fresh change of clothes, if you plan to do so. Feed them with fruits you may. Interaction with these gentle giants is so surreal. Otherwise observe these wonderful creatures in all their glory. Watch out for herbs in a tropical herb garden near their surroundings. Savour their heady smells. Ahead of your visit, do check visitor times which are available online.
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Whilst in Lanchang, we recommend that you visit Deerland Park some 2 km away from the Kuala Ganjah Sanctuary. It’s a privately- owned animal shelter where you can pet some tame deers, parakeets, friendly rabbits and pose with strutting peacocks and Golden Pheasants. There is a Sunbear and Bengal Cat, and pythons too.
Across the Deer Sanctuary is a nature garden set on an elevated walkaway where varieties of herbs and plants thrive. This includes Malaysia’s famous Tongkat Ali (tropical Viagra), its feminine equivalent Kacip Fatimah, and 40 other herbs all found in the lush rainforest. See for yourself.
On your return journey to Kuala Lumpur, you could chill out at Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi.
This French-themed resort located in Berjaya Hills is 2,700 feet above sea level, nested in 80 acres of natural rainforest. You will be transported to a medieval French village, while you savour your drink and cool surroundings. Once energised, do visit the quaint Japanese garden. That ends your day trip out of Kuala Lumpur.
Contact your travel agent, your friendly Malaysian Soroptimist Club or the Convention Hospitality committee for more information.
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