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Food Hunt along MRT Line

Many people might find it a bit tiresome of driving and waiting for a carpark in order to get a good place to fill up empty tummy.

With the Sungai Buloh – Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in operation, both locals and tourists alike can have opportunity to spend less time for going on a food adventure.

Here’s a list of food gems that you can find along the MRT line; think Nasi Kandar, Dim Sum, Satay and more.

Along the 51km journey with a total of 31 stations, selected special dishes will be covered for this food hunting trip! Just take it as exercise if you need to walk to reach your desired locations.

Apart from food hunting, some of the routes covered include tourist spots, historical and cultural hubs, shopping paradise. It is time for you to plan ahead and spend your free time with like-minded friends or family members.

Surian Station

Hameediyah

After serving nasi kandar in Penang for more than a century, the legendary Hameediyah has now set its foot in Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, which is just a short walk away from the Surian MRT Station.

Operating since 1907, this famous nasi kandar is run by its 6th and 7th generation now, with all the recipes coming from their ancestors, bringing the herbs and spices over from Penang.

Highly recommended dishes include chicken kapitan, chicken curry, mutton curries, beef rendang, fish and sotong curry, all guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Top them with some vegetables and eggs as well.

Unit A-GF-01, Sunway Nexis
Jalan PJU 5/8, Kota Damansara
Tel: 03-6151 7766
Business hours: Mon (10am – 10pm), Tue – Sun (11am – 10pm)

Tips: Surian MRT Station is located in Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara. Dataran Sunway is developing township located in Kota Damansara, Selangor. Notable landmarks located within the area are Sunway Giza Shopping Mall.

Phileo Damansara Station

Skippy Pizza (Non-halal)

Chicken or beef pizza is easily found anywhere. However, “Skippy Pizza” offers pork dishes where it serves a wide variety of pork pizzas and more.

“Skipping Kangaroo” is the theme for the restaurant, with Australian influence on its pizza recipes.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified

Phileo Damansara I, 107 Block D, Jalan 16/11, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Contact: 0192509347
http://www.skippyspizza.com/

Tips: Phileo Damansara MRT Station, located at Section 16 near to Eastin Hotel Phileo Damansara, a modern township nestled within PJ and Kuala Lumpur.

Muzium Negara Station

Commuters can get access to NU Sentral shopping centre via the linkway connecting to the MRT station and dine at one of the most famous halal Chinese restaurants called Dolly Dim Sum.

Dolly Dim Sum is a modern interpretation of a classic Chinese tea house, specialising in modern authentic dim sum. Top picks include Siew Mai Dumpling, Roasted BBQ Bun, Glutinous Rice Parcel “Loh Mai Gai”, Spicy Szechuan Dumpling, Egg Custard Bun, BBQ Chicken Cheong Fun, Chewy Meat Croquette, to name a few.

You will be surprised by the unique dining experience encompassing quality of ingredients, heartfelt service and an impeccable dining ambiance.

Address: LG.43, NU Sentral, No. 201 Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Contact: 012-301 8161
http://dollydimsum.com/

Tips: Muzium Negara MRT Station, underground station located near to National Museum and connected to KL Sentral Main Terminal by a covered pedestrian walkway. KL Sentral is a main public transport hub for Kuala Lumpur. NU Sentral is linked with KL Sentral Main Terminal.

Pasar Seni Station

Cafe Old Market Square

Formerly known as Sin Seng Nam Kopitiam, it takes about a 10-minute walk from Pasar Seni Station to dine in this newly restored cafe, which has transformed to what it is today since it was taken over by its new owner in 2014.

Located at an incredibly well-preserved heritage building, Cafe Old Market Square will definitely bring old memories back to life as it did 80 years ago. Artwork and old photos of Kuala Lumpur adorn the walls of the cafe with the top floor of the building being turned into a gallery space that showcases old Kuala Lumpur.

Among the signature dishes are Hainanese coffee, half-boiled eggs, toasted bread with kaya and margarine. You still can see the dishes are served in old fashioned kopitiam cups and saucers.

Address: 2, Medan Pasar, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 7am – 6pm (Monday to Saturday), Closed on Sunday
Contact: +60 16-964 9509
https://www.cafeoldmarketsquare.com/

Merchant’s Lane

When it comes to Instagrammable cafes in KL, no doubt Merchant’s Lane is on top of our list. What’s the best way to explain East Meets West? Merchant’s Lane. Tucked in off Chinatown, Merchant’s Lane has a strong Asian vibe with rattan chairs and rustic walls. Every corner screams picture-perfect. The entrance is a bit discreet so have fun hunting down Merchant’s Lane.

Address: No, 150 Jalan Petaling. Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm, Closed on Wednesday
Contact: +603-2022 1736
https://www.facebook.com/merchantslane

Tips: Pasar Seni MRT Station situated in Pasar Seni (Central Market), a few minutes away from Petaling Street (Chinatown). Central Market is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.

Merdeka Station

VCR Cafe

It takes about a 11-minute walk from Merdeka station to VCR cafe, which is located just next to Swiss Garden Residence along Jalan Galloway. VCR cafe is easily recognised for its all-black exterior, where old architecture meets the modern twist.

It is well-frequented by coffee drinkers and brunch lovers for its perfectly brewed coffee. VCR is an ideal place for breakfast, lunch, brunch or even dinner! Guests can also complement their choice of caffeine with delicious homemade cakes and pastries.

Some of the other must-try food include French toash, consisting of berries compote, mocha sauce, chocolate biscuit crumble, pumpkin seed, and a scoop of espresso ice cream while the fluffy potato waffle is a savoury delight of mushrooms, chervil, and perfectly poached eggs. Other favourate menu include soft shell crab burger and Scandinavian breakfast.

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 11pm (Monday – Sunday)
Contact: +603-2110 2330
https://vcr.my/

Tips: Merdeka MRT Station situated in proposed Merdeka PNB 118, the tallest building in Malaysia, to build next to Stadium Merdeka in Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintang Station

Feeka Coffee Roasters

It is housed in an old heritage shop lot in Changkat Bukit Bintang while bearing some contemporary elements. Feeka is inspired by the Swedish social philosophy, “fika”, which means to take a break.

Apart from serving specialty coffee, Feeka is a charming little café that offers a wide range of food choices such as Sweedish Meatballs, Spicy Ragu Pasta, Roasted Vege Burger, Chinken Banh Mi and etc. It is the perfect spot for you to spend your time with your loved ones or close friends.

Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Monday – Sunday)
Contact: +603-2110 4599
www.facebook.com/feekacoffeeroasters

Restaurant Wong Ah Wah, Jalan Alor

One of the most famous spots for food is Jalan Alor, just a 15-minute walk from the station.

Jalan Alor is famous for its wide variety of street food and many foreigners or travelers will flock into this area for food hunting, especially dining night time.

The street is packed with different types of stir fried dishes ranging from seafood, Thai food, Vietnamese food and Chinese variety. One of the highly recommended restaurants is Restaurant Wong Ah Wah. Some of the popular dishes include fried oyster egg, chicken wings and roast pork dark noodles.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

Address: 16, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 5.30pm to 12am
Contact: +603-2144 2463

Tips: The station is named after Bukit Bintang district, a shopping hub in Kuala Lumpur. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. Some of the famous shopping malls include Pavillion shopping mall, Berjaya Times Squares, Fahrenheit 88 and Lot 10 shopping mall.

Cochrane Station

Peel Road Nasi Lemak

Have you ever tried mixed-rice style nasi lemak? With choices like sotong, lucheon meat, chicken rendang and a number of stir fried vegetables, it allows you to scoop your own dishes and be as creative as you wish.

This stall is located right at Peel Road and it is within walking distance from Cochrane station. With the development of the MyTown Shopping Mall and IKEA, this area has gone through massive transformation in recent years. The stall is open for dinner daily and you can see huge crowd from 6pm onwards.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified

Address: 96, Jalan Peel, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 4pm – 8pm daily

Tips: The IKEA furniture store and MyTown Shopping Mall are in its vicinity. Sunway Velocity is connected with this station as well.

Taman Connaught Station

Night Market Taman Connaught

With the construction of new Taman Connaught MRT, you can now get to your favourite Taman Connaught night market easily. The night market is around 2km long, and opens every Wednesday. with over 700 stalls selling everything from street food and flowers to cuddly toys, books and clothes. Some of the famous snacks here are fried chicken, smelly tofu, pancakes, dim sum, sausage, to name a few. Just remember to bring some tissue!

Tips: Taman Connaught MRT Station located right in front of Cheras Sentral, a retail outlet that offers a huge variety of products and services.

Stadium Kajang Station

Medan Satay Kajang

Kajang is known as the ‘Satay Town’ since the 1960s and is famous among tourists and locals alike. Medan Satay Kajang is located within close distance to the Stadium Kajang MRT.

Sate Kajang Haji Samurai said to be one of the best. You can spend your time eating a variety of satay as supper while chatting with friends. Some of the favourite satay meat including rabbit, tripe, fish apart from classic choices like beef and chicken. Don’t forget to combine it with heavenly thick peanut sauce (kuah kacang) and nasi impit! This is one satay-eating experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

Address: Medan Sate Kajang, Gerai No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 7 Jalan Kelab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 12:30am (Monday to Thursday), 4pm – 1am (Friday), 10.30am – 1am (Saturday Sunday)
Contact: +6013-330 3269
https://satekajang.com.my/

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7 THEME PARKS IN JOHOR BAHRU

Stow the kids in the back of the car and head south to Johor this school holidays for a rolling, good time! Ever since Legoland first opened its doors there in 2012, Johor has seen even more theme park openings to fulfil every child’s dream. Here, we list out seven theme parks worth visiting during the upcoming school break.

Childhood inventions with LEGO

The Johor Legoland theme park lays claim to being the first Legoland in Asia and was recently named one of the top 10 amusement parks in Asia by TripAdvisor. Whether yourfavourite was Ninjago, Star Wars or Lego Mindstorms, you can find it all here for kids and adults alike to unleash their hands-on creativity or simply to re-live childhood dreams of inventing! Combination tickets allow visitors to explore the theme park along with the waterpark and book a room at the Legoland Hotel for triple the fun!

Awesome tip:

Legoland never fails to introduce new additions to its offerings each year. The latest addition to the already fun destination is Sea Life Malaysia, a unique and interactive sea aquarium for an educational underwater experience throughout its 11 different habitat zones.

Ticketing Price: Starting at RM150 (1-day Combo Ticket – Theme Park Water Park)
Phone No.: +607 597 8888
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm
Address: Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia.

Splash away at Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark!

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is the latest theme park to open in Malaysia. Set against a backdrop of kampung-themed surroundings, it features a unique mix of over 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions. Its signature and unique water features are the biggest man-made wave pools (Tidal Wave Beach) and the first water roller coaster (Kraken’s Revenge) in the region! Glide lazily along the Penawar River, enjoy splashing good fun at the Penawar Falls, or plummet down a giant funnel slide into a 24-foot drop!

Awesome tip:

Make Desaru Coast a family retreat as this integrated city resort has everything for the entire family. Besides the Adventure Waterpark, there are luxury hotel stays to pamper loved ones and international-standard golf courses facing the sea to practice your swing. Future openings include shopping malls, food and beverage outlets along with a host of entertainment and lifestyle outfits to suit the whole family.

Ticket Price: RM124 for adults, RM90 for children (MyKad holders); RM151 for adults, RM113 for children
Phone No.: +603-2203-9696
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm Thursday to Sunday; Closed from Monday to Wednesday
Address: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia.

Say Hello to Kitty

Fans of Hello Kitty will love spending an entire day at both Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town indoor theme parks that are centred on these very characters.  The Hello Kitty Town at Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park allows visitors to experience Hello Kitty’s life, from dining at Cinnamoroll Cafe and parties hosted by the Strawberry King to rides and shows. The highlight of any visit is the live performances on-stage where you can take photos and interact with the larger-than-life feline and her friends, Dear Daniel, My Melody and more!

Awesome tip:

Get an extra dose of Hello Kitty by booking a Hello Kitty-themed suite at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La, Johor. Surround yourself with Hello Kitty in these hotel rooms where the wallpaper, bedding and amenities bear details of the iconic cat.

Ticket Price: Sanrio Hello Kitty Town (RM81); Thomas Town (RM81); Two-Park Pass (RM118)
Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (Wednesday – Monday)
Phone No.: 1 300 88 FAMILY (326459) Malaysia; +603 2203 9668 Outside Malaysia
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

Flights of Fancy with Angry Birds

Dubbed the first indoor Angry Birds Activity Park in Asia, the park covers a humongous 26,000 sq. ft. and is strategically located in KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre’s newest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. This huge indoor playground has balancing bikes, trampolines, scooters, a mini cinema, obstacle courses and more to keep any kid happy.

Awesome tip: 

If you are an Angry Birds fans, then visit the gift shop for a large collection of Angry Birds toys, stationery, yummy snacks, apparels and other merchandise are available for you to take it home.

Ticketing Price: Mycard/Mykid Holders – RM60 (Single Ticket); RM218 (Family Pass – 4 Person)
Phone No.: +607 300 5090/5091
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hour: 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Level 3, Komtar JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru.


Exit Reality at Future Land Fun Zone

At Future Land Fun Zone, it is difficult for visitors to differentiate between virtual and reality…but that’s where the fun is! This indoor virtual reality theme park – the first in Johor –has all the latest technology and equipment to offer a smooth and exciting gaming experience for young and old. You can fly at the speed of fear with 360˚ flight simulators; test-drive the world’s fastest cars on a racing car simulator, lean back to enjoy a 7D cinema, test your balance on the rodeo bull simulator, get on board a virtual reality team game, and more.

Awesome tip:
Get their Loyalty Card for free and collect points with every ride you take at any of their Future Land Fun Zone outlets in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur; The Mines Shopping Mall, Selangor; Gurney Plaza, Penang; and Sunway Pyramid (coming soon). Points are redeemable for free rides.

Ticket Price: RM60 (5 VR Games)
Phone No,: +6 019-779 5576 / +6 012-606 7550
Opening Hour: 10 am – 10 pm (open daily)
Address: Level 3, 3F-55, Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
Website: www.senoptium.my

Cartoons galore at MCM Studio

The world’s fifth largest and Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor theme park has just opened its doors in Johor! MCM Studio, located within Johor Bahru’s largest mall, Capital 21, occupies the entire fourth floor with three thematic parks, i.e. Cartoon Planet, Music Planet and Movie Planet. The Cartoon Planet has officially opened and it looks like a treat for children especially with cartoon characters such as Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and Garfield and Odie to keep them company. Kids will love the “augmented reality and virtual reality” technology here along with indoor activities such as trampolines, bumper car rides, arts and crafts, magic shows and more.

Awesome tip:
MCM Studio is just part of the integrated development for Capital 21 shopping mall. Apart from the shopping experiences, Hilton Garden Inn and Planet Hotels, a themed concept hotel will be linked to this mall, offering more convenience for visitors wanting to stay and play here!

Ticket Price: RM128 Day Pass (Opening Promo), RM30 Gate Pass

Phone No.:  +603-2203 9696
Email:  [email protected]
Opening hour:  10 am to 10 pm daily
Address: Capital City Mall, Jalan Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim

The Great Outdoors at RAF Point Kampung Lukut

Thinking of having an adventure in the great outdoors in the Johor state? Relax Fun (RAF) Point located in Kampung Lukut Kota Tinggi could be the perfect destination for you. It’s far enough away from the bright lights of the city so you can be one with nature. The park, surrounded by rainforests and Mount Panti, makes a great venue for camping, survival training, extreme sports activities and paintball. Various types of activities are available here such as flying fox, tree climbing, abseiling, jungle trekking, mount climbing, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), night walks, blind trails, archery, camping and more. RAF Point received The Malaysia Book of Records award as ‘The first Single Zipline (Flying Fox) Archery in Malaysia’ and ‘The Longest Single Zipline Archery (260 meter) in Malaysia’.

Awesome tip:
Make this a trip with your school friends or corporate colleagues! Yes, RAF is the perfect destination for team building activities to build up a strong stamina and nurture individual as well as team spirit.

Phone No.: +60177447089 (Azman)/+60193328170(Raha)
Email: [email protected]
Address: Lot 9662, Rancangan Sg. Sendayan, Mukim Lukut, Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia.

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MAGIC OF SHADOW AND LIGHT

One of the age-old performances that is still being practiced today but becoming increasingly rare is the Wayang Kulit. Imagine a show where music, light, shadow and masterful storytelling come alive under one roof, transporting you back to ancient times, and leaving you, the audience, breathless and delighted in the fact that you may have just witnessed a centuries-old living heritage unfold right before your eyes.

This specialty theatre, a must-watch whenever you are in Malaysia, can be found in Kedah and Kelantan. The Wayang Kulit is a live theatre performance orchestrated by the main puppeteer, Tok Dalang, who controls and breathes life into various puppets as he narrates epic dramas to the accompaniment of live music.

The Wayang Kulit traditionally begins with a loud shrill call made by the instruments – traditionally, this was to call the village people from around to gather for a night of storytelling. The Wayang Kulit stage is a basic setup consisting of an area for the spectators who usually sit on the ground. Another area, separated by a linen cloth which is essentially the screen, is where all the puppets, musicians and Tok Dalang are seated. Normally, this space is small and dark, with everyone cramped together with bulky instruments, but here is where all the action takes place.

Here’s a secret: watching the behind-the-scenes show as the theatre progresses is just as great as being an audience! You will see exactly how everything – the music, the storytelling, the light, the puppets, the narration – falls into place under the genius orchestration of one Tok Dalang. Indeed, it is quite the performance to see the Tok Dalang and the musicians create a perfect symphony of music and storytelling.

To create the shadow play, light from an electrical or oil lamp is projected towards the puppets thus casting shadows on a fabric screen separating the performers and the audience. The Tok Dalang sits behind this screen, ready to conduct the show. It is certainly not an easy task to be a Tok Dalang because he has to manipulate more than 10 puppets during a typical performance that can last several few hours, remember all their characters – some are evil, some are heroic, etc., modulate his voice to suit the characters, and also conduct the orchestra at the same time with 10 to 30 musicians.

The language in Wayang Kulit performances can somehow confuse the audience due to the dialect used, for example the northern Kedahan and the eastern Kelantanese dialect. But rest assure, it is not really hard for you to understand the main storyline guided by the Tok Dalang’s voice tones and simply enjoy the music.

Puppets used in Wayang Kulit originally are made out of water buffalo hide and goat hide, and mounted on bamboo sticks. However, the best puppets are typically made from young female buffalo parchment, cured for up to ten years. Each puppet, a stylized exaggeration of the human shape, is given a distinctive appearance and not unlike its string puppet cousins, has jointed ‘arms’.

Historically, the stories narrated in Wayang Kulit are strongly influenced by Hindu and Javanese cultures. Maharaja Wana (Rawana), Sri Rama (Rama), Siti Dewa (Sita), the Laksamana, and the court clowns, Pak Dogol and Wak Long are some of the main characters in most performances. Hindu Epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata were performed through Wayang Kulit as a means to spread the religion. The Mahabharata is an epic narrative of the Kuruksetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, while Ramayana is an ancient Indian poem which narrates the struggle of the divine Prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the Demon King Rawana.

These days, the modern Wayang Kulit emphasizes on stories that are relevant to current times, national or global issues, as well as comedy and entertainment. In fact, an adaptation of Star Wars called “Peperangan Bintang” with puppets made in the likeness of the original characters such as Sangkala Vedah (Darth Vader), Puteri Leia (Princess Leia) and Si P Long (C-3PO) has recently emerged as a variation of Wayang Kulit. These newer versions certainly appeal to a younger audience and those living in the cities and is a great way to reach out to them about a dying art.

There are four main versions of Wayang Kulit in Malaysia: Wayang Kulit Siam (Kelantan), Wayang Kulit Gedek (Kedah), Wayang Kulit Jawa (Selangor and Johor), and Wayang Kulit Melayu (Terengganu). Nowadays, only the first two Wayang Kulit are still being performed. If you are looking forward to watch the Wayang Kulit Gedek, there are various Wayang Kulit associations in Kedah and one of the notable one is Wayang Kulit Sri Asun. Meanwhile for the Wayang Kulit Siam in Kelantan, Wayang Pak Dain is recognized as the authentic Wayang Kulit performer there.

WHERE TO WATCH:

Gelanggang Seni (Culture Centre)
Jalan Mahmood, Bandar Kota Bharu,
15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Tel: +609 748 5534 / 3543

Opening Hours:
Saturday – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Monday Wednesday – (3.30 pm – 5.30 pm), (9.00 pm -11.00 pm)

Wayang Pak Dain
Simpang 3 Morak,
Kampung Paloh, Wakaf Bharu,
16040 Tumpat Kelantan
Phone : +60179778929
Email : [email protected]

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Travel: Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Pahang

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks established
Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is a base for the
Elephant Relocation Team, which began the elephant translocation programme in
1974.


The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated
to locating, subduing and then translocating problem elephants from areas where
their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations.

The centre also strives to educate the public about the
importance of habitat and environmental preservation. visitors are encouraged
to view a video on elephant translocation and special programme can be arranged
for school groups.

Getting There:

From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak Highway to Lanchang,
passing Karak along the way. At Lanchang, turn left into the road just before
the BP station, then follow the ample direction signage towards the Elephant
Sanctuary. You will pass by an Orang Asli settlement before  reaching the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.
The journey takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours (roughly 160km from Kuala Lumpur).

Opening Hours:

The centre is open from 8.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily but
activities mostly begin from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Entrance is free. Please be
reminded that despite some advise from certain quarters (websites
notwithstanding) that the centre needs donations from visitors, this is not
necessary as the centre has ample financial allocations for its upkeep. The
centre can get busy during the weekends, so it it would be better for you to
visit it on weekdays.

Note: Please come early because if the quota for elephant
ride is full (120 persons per day), you may be issued with a red pass instead
of the coveted yellow pass, which only allows for viewing, hence, no elephant
rides.

Facilities:

A visitor information centre provides information and video
presentation on the centre’s elephant conservation efforts. Visitors can
participate in daily activities, like feeding and grooming the elephants and
helping with the bathing of each animal in the nearby stream. There is no
accommodation at the centre but you may want to stay overnight at Temerloh or
Mentakab.

Activities:

In the morning, visitors can view the exhibition and a video
presentation on elephant translocation before proceeding to watch the elephants
in their enclosure. Elephant feeding, rides and bathing start after 2 p.m.
There is a small warung (cafe)  run by a
local where you can get drinks and local food. Public toilets and showers for
those who want to have a wash after bathing in the river with the elephants.

Contact:

Jabatan Perhilitan

Kuala Gandah

28500 Lanchang

Pahang Darul Makmur,

Malaysia.

Tel    : 09-279 0391

Office hours:

Monday – Sunday:

 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

 2.30 p.m.  – 4.30 p.m.

Friday:

 8.00 a.m. – 12.30
p.m.

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