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“Dense and green rainforest”

Endau-Rompin National Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Labis
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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“Dense and green rainforest”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great forest - green and dense. 4-5 hours from Johor bahru / Singapore, Very good nature break with quiet and scenic experience. We followed Singapore-Kluang-Kahag-Peta (park headquarters). Do swimming in blue lake; tube rafting in the river nearby; visit the waterfall nearby the basecamp. Walk to NERC - the library nearby.

Commonly spotted: few types of Monkeys,giant squirrels, flying squirrel, monitor lizard, snakes; Difficult to spot big animals (as expected); numerous flowers, butterflies and birds and colorful insects. One of the most amazing experience was to see a butterfly falling for flower-like praying mantis. Couple of types of woodpeckers, plenty of sunbirds, an eagle, bee-eaters, paraquets, few types of robins, bats, and others

If you are an experienced hiker / jungle trekker, this may be easy place for you. You may opt for hiking in the deep forest, They have a few options. Good for enthusiastic nature lovers, hikers etc. Leeches are plenty: Those who freak out by leeches, its hell. For others, some simple remedies like Dettol / Axe oil works. The staff / guides are very friendly but English is problem. They are mostly from Orang Asli village. Surely avoid rainy season - Dec, Jan etc.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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“Spectacular rainforest”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

We took a taxi from Singapore to the small town of Kahang (there are also buses). Park officials picked us up from there and took us to the park in a 4X4. Allow for plenty of time, as the last 50km of "road" to the park is slow going, through thick mud and over very rough terrain. A bit hair-raising but our driver never missed a beat.
Our traditional-style wooden house on stilts, set among jungle trees and gardens with local flowers at Peta, was comfortably furnished and clean. There were mosquito nets on the beds and fans throughout. We couldn't get the hot water to work but didn't bother about it as there was no need in the steamy weather.
Meals eaten at the outdoor dining area are solid local fare, as are the packed lunches, tasty but perhaps a bit strange to the Western palate, so take plenty of snacks if you are a fussy eater.
Staff are friendly and relaxed, and the atmosphere is generally casual. English was somewhat of a problem, as it was with our willing and capable guide. A variety of guided walks are available, through spectacular rain forest, to waterfalls, pools and mountains. I would have liked more in-depth information about the flora and fauna. There are also boat rides and kayaking. Some in our party were bitten by leeches but they are easily dealt with.
We didn't see much in the way of wildlife, beyond birds, monkeys, squirrels, bush pigs, a snake, monitor and other lizards and a tantalising glimpse of an elephant's backside. If seeing animals is your aim, arrange to spend a night at the education centre, where there are spotlights and a covered area where you can watch for animals in a cleared patch.
You can also tour the tiny settlement in the park, get a demonstration of crafts, indigenous trapping and blow-pipe techniques (which I was assured are no longer used since the advent of the fowl). Try not to be freaked out by the tethered monkey and the state of some of the dogs. T
he staff were happy to take us to Mersing, for a few extra ringgit.
A great place to go for a no-frills, back-to-nature break to see awesome rainforest scenery.

Visited August 2011
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