Friday, March 2, 2012

Exploring Belum Rainforest Resort @ Pulau Banding, Perak

Ahhh... been doing the past posts on my recent visit to Perak in BM. But when it comes to Belum Rainforest Resort, I felt I could be more expressive on my time spent there in English. =p

After a night long listening to the ten international groups of the Royal Belum World Drums Festival, we all got up and not so early to gear up for a brief Island Nature retreat at Belum Rainforest Resort.

Pic credit to https://www.facebook.com/belumresort

This resort is located on scenic Pulau Banding (pic above), surrounded by the majestic Temengor Lake. Situated at Belum-Temengor Rainforest, it has about 3,000 species of flora and a variety of fauna including 14 of the world’s most threatened mammals.

Entrance to Hornbill Restaurant.
When our bus touchdowned at the resort, we walked our way up to Hornbill Restaurant where we'd be taking our lunch. Just at the entrance we were greeted with a wet towel and cold drinks.

Hai miss! Your smile is infectious!
The restaurant on the other hand had a rustic feeling to it. Charmingly simple. =)

Let's dine babeh!
And the food was simply delicious.

Kek batik pun ada!
I couldn't help being slightly annoyed by noises made by a certain insect that were found near the sides. Riang-riang is what they are called but I soon got used to their sounds.

Krokkk... krokkk.. *OK fine. I failed to mimic their actual sounds. LOL.
After lunch my media friends and I were treated with a guided trek into the forest to spot some Rafflesia (which unfortunately didn't) and possibly some wild-life. We were also treated with an awesome island cruise! Or is it speed boat cruise?
We're not bloggers without cameras. =p
We were brought to various spots around the island and among them are captured in pictures below.

Over the bridge and into the forest we go!

What's that in the water?

Ms Zara Aluwi doing her best to keep up! Kudos to her young spirit within!
Nothing can stop her!

Beautiful wild-life. Sorry.. no sightings of lions or tigers. Sigh.

What are they looking at?

Ikan Kelah!!!
After climbing over tree limbs, rocks and muddy areas, I could proudly say that it was one AWESOME adventure!

Pic credit to terbangtinggitinggi.com
We didn't take a lot of group pictures and I believe this is the only picture of us altogether. =)

Thanks to Kilatan Unggul EZ Events Sdn Bhd for organizing such an amazing trip. More great excursions packages can be read here. We definitely enjoyed this one and would definitely come back for more.

We ended our trip with light refreshments before heading to Gerik Airport to attend the last concert of Royal Belum World Drums Festival 2012. Till my next post... tata!
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10 comments:

Nath said... [Reply]

hornbill, I'm like not @ Sarawak meh? LOL reflex thought =.=

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

hehehe... the rainforests must be the same in both states

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CikLilyPutih said... [Reply]

aku baru je plan nak pegi ko dah pegi ek.. ishkk jelssss sesangat wokeh

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@cik lily... boleh gi berdua nanti. sesuai sangat sbg honeymoon. =)

hcvvorld of Travels and Photography said... [Reply]

tahun lalu patut pergi tapi pasal takde masa..harap2 tahun nih dpt pergi..nampak best!

hazman aka species1980 said... [Reply]

gambar rama-rama tu memang menarik laaa

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@hcworld.. hope u got ur chance! it's a really beautiful place! ^^

@hazman... hehehe.. kamu puji, aku terus jadikan header.

eencyweency said... [Reply]

Hi jard, this is the 1st time i heard abt the island. Good review :)

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@eencyweency... hehehe.. thankyou