Articles for the Eco-tourism Category


Gunung Ledang

Gunung Ledang aims for more visitors

Gunung Ledang aims for more visitors

By JASSMINE SHADIQE TOURIST SPOT:The new attractions to the park include its Herbal Park GUNUNG Ledang National Parks Corporation is expecting to attract more than 50,000 visitors this year after numerous upgrading works to its facilities were completed recently. Its director Suhairi Hashim said up to May this year, the park had recorded 7,646 visitors. […]

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Prawn Fishing

Pangkalan Kota's 'udang galah' draw

Pangkalan Kota’s ‘udang galah’ draw

LITTLE-KNOWN: For anglers who are familiar with the area, cheap boat rental and tasty giant freshwater prawns here are enough reasons to return. PANGKALAN Kota near Kampung Durian Chondong in Ledang may be less well known by anglers in this country due to its remote location. But those who have come to the village to […]

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Eco-tourism

Pagoh Stone Hill

Pagoh Stone Hill

Pagoh stone hill is a private property owned by Bu Seng Chong, it was discovered incidentally in 1994 after Mr. Bu purchased these 55 acres land for his horticulture business expansion. A Singapore TV movie, “The Journey to the West” used to film its monkey king’s birth place here. All visitors are allowed to enter […]

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Eco-tourism

Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake

Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake

Muar and Ledang districts have vast expanse of landscape with its lush greenery countryside, Muar River basin and Ledang forest reserve are untapped jewels for eco-tourism. Sungai Mati Oxbow Lake is one of them. Sungai Mati oxbow lake is only one of its kind in West Malaysia. Ironically, the lake is situated right beside the […]

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Pantai Leka

Endangered birds of Pantai Leka

Endangered birds of Pantai Leka

By CHONG CHEE SEONG|MUAR REST AREA:The beach is one of the stopovers for migratory birds which fly thousands of kilometres from China, Russia, Australia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and other countries to avoid the winter cold THE Lesser Adjutant storks (leptoptilos javanicus), which are classified internationally as an endangered species, are breeding well in Johor. Locally […]

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Featured, Gunung Ledang

Gunung Ledang Recreational Forest @ Mount Ophir

Gunung Ledang Recreational Forest @ Mount Ophir

Address: Jalan Muar (located at between Sagil and Kebun Bunga), Ledang, Johor. Entrance Fees: Entrance fee for Ledang Waterfall is RM 2 per car and RM 1 per passenger after the park was privatized. To climb this mountain you need permission from the Park HQ, where you also can hire a guide, a compulsory requirement. […]

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Eco-tourism

Kampung Sawah Ring, Ledang.

Kampung Sawah Ring, Ledang.

Kampung Sawah Ring is a small Malay village, lies between Bukit Gambir and Gersik, mainly in rice cultivation. The village is famous for its magnificent view of Mount Ledang. Besides, the paddy field is attracting birders for bird watching activities. The acreage of paddy field is about 800 acres only. Like any other villages in […]

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Eco-tourism, Pantai Leka

Kuala Parit Jawa Jetty and Pantai Leka

Kuala Parit Jawa Jetty and Pantai Leka

Parit Jawa Jetty (Pantai Leka/Leka Beach) Parti Jawa Jetty (Pantai Leka) is one of two spots in Malaysia where lesser adjutants are still can be found due to a conservation effort by a local resident, ex-police inspector Poh Boon Chuan. The number of birds is increasing from only two in 1992 to more than 60 […]

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Prawn Fishing

Muar Eco-Tourism :: Prawning at Muar River

Muar Eco-Tourism :: Prawning at Muar River

There are several boat renting facilities along the Muar river’s middle and upper stream from Bukit Pasir to Bukit Kepong. The stretch of Muar River is abundant with fresh water prawns (udang galah) during the harvest season. This is one of the boat renting centers (not sure it’s legal registered with ROC and marine police) […]

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Eco-tourism

Monkey Habitat @ Tanjung Ketapang

Monkey Habitat @ Tanjung Ketapang

Tanjung Ketapang is next to Tanjung Emas facing The Malacca Straits. The upgrading of the Tanjung Ketapang recreational area three years ago included the construction of a 50m long concrete bridge to connect the coastal mangrove forest to the main road. The mangrove along the coastal line is home to wild monkeys or macaques. There […]

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