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UNIQUE BIRDS IN MALAYSIA

According to the Lonely Planet alone, there are over 750 bird species in Malaysia, and some of which are amongst the “coolest” of species.

If you love nature, and are fond of travelling to the many nature parks and reserves of Malaysia, chances are, you would have come across at least one of these precious feathered creatures.

The popular birding sites in Peninsula Malaysia such as Taman Negara Pahang, Fraser’s Hill, Royal Belum Forest in Perak, Kinabatangan River and Kinabatangan Park, both located in Sabah, and Bako National Park in Sarawak are also home to some unique and endemic birds, specific to Malaysia.

Read on, and perhaps on your next trip, you can keep your eyes peeled for any one of the species listed here.

The Rhinocerous Hornbill

 

While any hornbill is worth watching out for, the rhinoceros hornbill is probably the most majestic-looking of them all, with its horn-like crown and mighty stature. Because hornbills generally require larger trees for building nests in, they are most commonly found in the forests of Temenggor Lake, Perak and Kenyir Lake, Terengganu.

Mountain Peacock Pheasant

This medium-sized, elusive, endemic bird to the Peninsula Malaysia can be found in the mountainous region of Pahang namely Fraser’s Hill and Cameron Highlands. The male and female have the same colour, and as the name would suggest, they do have a rather impressive tail plumage as well!

Malaysian Hill Partridge

Another bird endemic to Malaysia is the ground-dwelling Malaysian Hill Partridge, which can be spotted in the rain forest of Fraser’s Hill, Pahang as well as other highlands forests in Peninsula Malaysia.

Black Crimson Pitta

This brightly-coloured, ground-dweller is endemic to Borneo, and can be found in the Danum Valley in Sabah. The black crimson pitta prefers dark and damp places, which is prime condition to feast on its diet which includes spiders, ants, cockroaches, beetles and snails.

Malayan Laughingthrush

 

 And finally, the Malayan Laughingthrush which can be sighted in Taman Negara National Park and the forest of Fraser’s Hill, and is recognisable from its maroon-chestnut head. It prefers shrubs, and its diet of choice is mainly insectivorous.

 

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Malaysia 2nd After China on Tourist Arrival

Despite of some crisis at our neighboring countries, Malaysia still with it’s crisis free, calm environment, still govern by the same party since independence are luring the tourist to come and check out what’s Malaysia is all about.

In 2009, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) barometer showed that Malaysia made into the top 10 countries with highest International tourist arrival. Others recognition for Malaysia by International tourism members recently are like:

-world’s top ten countries for 2010 in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2010”
-“Best Value Destinations” for 2010, Lonely Planet’s
-good value-for-money destination – According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009 (ranks among the top 32 countries (out of 133))

I’d say In this ASEAN region, it’s kinda unique situation, in my 29 years of my life, I don’t know any fear of confrontation or massive force majeure in Malaysia. All my friends from different kind of races are happily with with what ever task they do. All major issues like politic and economy can be solved by the government.

The children have wide opportunity to choose their first education, affordable by the government or the dynamic and expensive one by the private. The education access for the people are continuous here and it is yours to choose. Free government hospital for the citizen and the police forces are guarding the nation safety in you can say…. at very good rate.

Bilateral relationship between other country? Malaysia are well known for it’s support for peace and no war. Malaysia also have been supporting UN troops since 1960s. Helping other nation in needs with hand and financially. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lubnan, Iran Earthquake, Pakistan flood, Black Hawk Down, the Great Indonesian Tsunami and Earthquake, Gaza are among Malaysia portfolio.

This peace no war country making it suitable to develop the Tourism Industry. So Malaysia also aims are to increase the tourism sector’s contribution by 2.1 times, contributing RM115 billion ($36 billion) in receipts and providing 2.7 million jobs in the tourism industry in 2015.

You can read the comprehensive article about Malaysia ranks among top 10 tourist destinations here.