Plan your trip: Pahang

Plan your trip: Pahang

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.

Plan your Trip – State of Perak

Plan your Trip – State of Perak

Food & Heritage trail in historical Ipoh

Did you know that you can hop on an electric train ride from KL Sentral and head straight to Ipoh town, north of Kuala Lumpur, the focal point of the SI Convention Kl2019? In 2 hours time, you and your aficionadoes can begin your food trail and heritage discovery.

Alternatively, rent a car to coordinate your trip. Or contact Soroptimists from Ipoh, Malaysia to help you coordinate your plans for a day affair or a stay over, which will allow you to explore more of Perak’s attractions including eco-resorts like the Banjaran Hot Springs, the Haven and many others.

Ipoh is the birthplace of the famed White Coffee (do check out what this is), and is touted to have the most authentic principally Cantonese, street-hawker and city food.

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