All-action activities you may not have thought of doing
There are endless opportunities for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies in Malaysia. Indulge in your adventurous side at various spots around the country and discover a different side to Malaysia, as well as be treating yourself to some of the most stunning views, scenic spots, and sensational activities on offer in this great country.
1. Jungle Trekking in Taman Negara
Taman Negara is the country’s largest national park, and as such is simply brimming with wildlife, natural beauty and potential adventures. This luscious, verdant, and vividly fertile rainforest can best be explored by the canopy tours on offer throughout the park, which allow you a bird’s eye view of the rainforest.
Personal Note: I had the chance to hike a few kilometers deep into National Park. It was one of the best and most educational hiking trip for me. We did both day and night walk. During the night, we could see wild life such as boars, deers, cats, insects and many more. It’s like live Discovery Channel!
2. Hike to “The Pinnacles”
From Mulu, which stakes its reputation on being the ‘adventure capital’ of Malaysia, you can climb Mount Api, from which about half way up you are treated to the finest view of the infamous ‘Pinnacles‘. These are a series of razor sharp limestone pinnacles which jut out of Mount Api in an alarming yet mystical and mysterious fashion. A sight not to be missed, the only way to witness the Pinnacles first-hand is the 2.4km hike up the steep side of Mount Api.
Penang is the place to head to if you’re in need of the kind of adrenaline rush only paint-balling can provide. There are a variety of options available for the keen paint-baller in Penang, all of which will provide you with the opportunity to run around with a supply of paintballs in your hands and a moving target in your sights. Paint-balling can be enjoyed by beginners and aficionados alike, so get down to Penang to get in on the action.
Personal Note: I occasionally play paintball with my peers and customer. It’s one of the best ways to burn calories while pumping constant adrenaline. The take away from this activity is the pain being hit by the marker, painful but thrilling!
4. White-water Rafting along the Sungai Kampar River
White-water rafting is great for a shot of adrenaline, but it’s also a novel and inspired way to get in touch with nature and experience the lush jungle and beauty that surrounds you. When rafting along the Sungai Kampar River you can expect to encounter fourteen separate and equally exciting rapids, as well as more calming hot springs (you might need help calming down after all that excitement!). You will also come across original cave systems and beautiful temples as you rush down the river.
Personal Note: Malaysia is rich with these natural resources. Kuala Kubu Baru in Selangor and Kiulu River in Sabah.
5. Wreck Diving
Malaysia is famous for its diving opportunities. Enthusiasts travel from all over the world just to experience the crystal clear water and exquisite marine life which exists just beneath the surface of our oceans. But wreck diving is a little different, and can be a great way to once again inject a little adventure and excitement into your passion for diving. Amidst the lovely Labuan Islands lie four fascinating ship wrecks just waiting to be explored.
Whatever way you choose to explore, the many adventurous opportunities on hand in Malaysia mean you’re sure not to be disappointed. With all the options detailed above, and so much more available, there’s a new adventure waiting around every corner.
- Image of Jungle Trekking by Abe World!
- Image of “The Pinnacles” by Ben Beiske
- Image of Paint Balling by khawaja
- Image of White-Water Rafting by DreamCatcherMhay
- Image of Wreck Diving by tslane888
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