Malaysia Backpackers Destination and Homestay


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Festival of flowers at the Putrajaya-10-July 18, 2010

Themed Beautiful Tropical Flower & Garden Festival Putrajaya (Floria) 2010 on July 10 to July 18 is expected to be well received. Located in Coastal Lake, Precinct 2, Putrajaya, the festival saw the exhibition Heliconia collection (flower clip shrimp) are among the largest ever held in a park.
In fact, interest was also coloring the corners of Floria in 2010 as the zone Alley Floral, Floral avenue, arches of flowers, Meadow, children's playgrounds and parks, players and Heliconia flower growers in the zone or festival.
Perbadanan Putrajaya Floria 2010 organized with the support of the Ministry of Federal Territory and Wellness City.
Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Samsudin Osman, said the festival is a continuation of Floria in 2007 and 2009 are full of colorful.
He said, Floria 2010 reflect the natural beauty that illuminated the many unique flowers in a real garden.
Other attractions Floria 2010 is the latest design exhibition gardens landscape architects from inside and outside the country.
Meanwhile, air-conditioned pavilion interest is expected to attract the attention of visitors. Heliconia list includes exotic, international websites, websites Twilight, sculptures of flowers, table decorations, floral wallpaper, angular design and watercolor painting exhibition Heliconia. "For the first time, Twilight page using lighting effects," he said.
Bazar Park also offers a variety of garden equipment including furniture and ornamental plants of interest.
Do not miss a page of art a special angle to the arts and crafts lovers. International participation is expected to be the focus of visitors to the production of garden design and creative flowers.

The exhibition is open from 9 am to 10 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9 am to 12 midnight (Friday to Sunday).

Environment festival flower picture for this can be seen on Mbah Mento facebook's at the following URL:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video Games and Water Park for Kids at Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Perak

Among the exciting water activities highlights are the giant wave pool, games pool, adult and children's slow river rides, kid's water playground, giant bubble, three giant water flume rides, three raft tube rides and twin speed slides.
Equipment such as boogie boards, floating tubes and other water play equipment can be purchased or hired from the 'Surf Shack Shop'.

The Water Park is great if you enjoy swimming and cooling down by the pool side.
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is a gem of a haven, overlooking a great expanse of shimmering water broken only by islands sparsely dotted on the lake.

Marina village is a shopping village which has the popular 'Festival Market Place' concept which ranges from games and amusement centers to dining places by the lake.

Their Shopping Village consists of Surf Shack II (which offers exclusive water equipment like resort wear, swimming gear and also souvenirs, stationeries and toiletries), Treasures (souvenirs, arts & crafts and resort wear), Wonderland (amusement center with snooker, simulator video games and kiddy rides), Retail Kiosk (ice-cream, drinks, candy, snacks and photo shop), Bumper Car, Handy Craft, Ticketing Counter, Carousel Ride, and Haunted Valley.

They have meeting rooms like the Sebarau Ballroom, Kalui Hall and other Rooms that can house from 10 to 1000 persons.

Marina Village has food & beverage outlets, shopping arcade, family entertainment arena, and banquet facilities to cater to your business or pleasure needs.

This resort is surrounded by a 7,000-acre lake which let you experience the beauty of nature while exploring their tropical paradise and also the peace and tranquility of the area.


Google Map
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Jalan Bukit Merah
34400 Semanggol

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Underwater Corals From Tioman Island

The waters around the island are fairly clear divers can expect better visibility conditions in other waters, but one can generally expect between five and 10-metre visibility around Tioman. This, however, does not detract from the beauty of its coral reefs, which are a veritable underwater garden of colourful marine life.

When you scuba dive and snorkel on Pulau Tioman, be sure to bring along a camera. The neon hues of parrot fish, butterfly fish, Napoleon fish and silver snappers swimming amid a colourful sea garden are well worth capturing on film. Pulau Tioman's oasis of coral and tropical fish can also be viewed without ever getting wet. Round the island, tours are available on glass bottom boats operated by Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort. The waters around the island also offer plenty of adventure for sportsmen wishing to windsurf, canoe, sail or fish; your choice of catamarans, canoes, sailboats and fishing rods may be easily hired

SRI PAYA TIOMAN CHALETS is nestled at the entrance of Tioman island (Kampung Paya Jetty). A stretch of coral reefs lies in front of the Chalets in a beautiful natural environment. You will find blues skies, turquoise sea, white beaches and a virgin jungle.

For reservations or inquiries please contact us via email or fax and we will reply to you promptly.
Tel : 019-239 8801 / 017-381 1867

eShark Scuba Sdn Bhd:
Captain Ishak Mohamed (Dive Instructor)
Sri Paya Tioman Chalet
Kampong Paya, TIOMAN

By Air Berjaya Air (Tel: 603-78468228; flies several times daily from Subang Airport to Tioman and back, also on Dash 7 (48-seater) aircraft.

Flight lasts about 55 minutes.

Return tickets are priced at RM448 for adults and RM234 for children.

By Road
(to Mersing point) Transnasional buses (Tel: 603-20311430 / 607-7993155) ply the Kuala Lumpur Mersing route several times a day. Buses leave from the Puduraya Bus Station next to the Chinatown area in Kuala Lumpur and you need to physically get your tickets from the ticket counter there.

Buses are normally at 9 am, 10 am, 10 pm and 11 pm and takes 6 hours to Mersing. The bus' LAST stop is the Plaza R & R which is right next to the Mersing Ferry Point.

By Road
(Driving - From KL to Mersing point) If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, a suggested route would be via Seremban and Kuala Pilah, passing Bandar Muadzam Shah onto Rompin and Endau and into Mersing. This drive takes about 5 hours.

Alternatively, take the North-South Expressway, turn off at Ayer Hitam (Toll charges about RM30), head for Kluang then onto Mersing. This drive is shorter and takes 4 hours.

Parking fee outside the ferry terminal in Mersing is RM8 a night.

By Road
(Driving - From Johor Bahru to Mersing) Taxi fare is approx. RM120/cab per way (charter).

One of the coach service operator is Causeway Llink Express. Depart at 8:00a.m,11:30a.m, 3:00p.m & 6:30pm . These are not frequent though. Alternatively, you can take any bus to Kuantan from Johor Bahru/Singapore but should not be surprised if you get charged the full Johor Bahru-Kuantan (RM25) fare even though you might only be going halfway.

By Ferry Many ferry operators operate boats and ferries between Mersing and Tioman several times a day.

Amongst the most reliable, Blue Water Speedboats (Tel: 607-7995696) operates its first speedboats from Mersing at 7.30 a.m. and its last ones at about 4.30 p.m. depending on tides.

Tickets cost RM35 one way. From Tioman, the first boat leaves at 8.00 a.m and the last at about 4.30 p.m. daily.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

FELDA Residence Hot Springs, Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia

Natural hot springs are a common occurrence in Peninsular Malaysia. This phenomenon occurs when water that seeps into the Earth is heated by magma; molten rock located beneath the surface of the Earth.The Earth’s pressure then causes the water to again rise above the surface, forming a natural hot spring.

Some of the hot springs sites in Malaysia have become tourist destinations with fringe attractions and facilities such as souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants to accommodate visitors fascinated by this natural wonder. The restaurants on site are equipped with changing rooms for traveling visitors.

A splashing and exciting getaway, the FELDA Residence Hot Springs is nestled in the serene and lush forest patches, surrounded by hills and clear cold mountain streams and rivers. All 6.5 hectares enjoy the scenic view of well-tended oil palm plantation and durian orchard amidst a haven of tranquility.


Its unique concept of a specially designed free flowing Hot Springs Swimming Pool and Therapeutic Park at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range 200 feet above sea level is indeed creatively engineered to attract visitors who appreciate the wonders of nature.

The water flowing from the hot springs has several therapeutic healing effects. Since ancient times hot springs have been claimed to have positive effects on ailments such as:
* Stiff joints and stress related ailments
* Rheumatism
* Arthritis
* Insomnia
* Derma related complaints
* Respiratory concerns
* Spinal injuries and fractures


FELDA Residence Hot Springs
35600 Sungkai,

Tel: +605 438 8801/03
Fax: +605 438 8805

No. 2, Jalan Maktab 6, Anjung Felda
54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2697 9772
Fax: +603 2694 5104

Ground Floor (CITI) Jalan Maktab 6
Off Jalan Perumahan Gurney
54200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2698 3833
Fax: +603 2698 7133

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Kg Sungai Tiram Sandakan To Become Tidung Tradition Village

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SANDAKAN, Jan 2(Bernama) -- The Tidung Welfare and Social Culture Organization of Sabah (Pertisa) is planning to make Kampung Sungai Tiram here as its traditional village in the state.

Its secretary-general Saapilin Yassin said at the moment the focus was to improve the infrastructure in the village including having an organised housing area.

These included setting up a multi-purpose hall, cultural center, police station, primary school and a MARA Activity Center.

"We want when we mention of Kampung Tiram, everyone will know it is a village of the Tidung tribe just like those of other ethnic group in Sabah such as river people of Bukit Garam, Kinabatangan and Sea Bajau people in Semporna," he told Bernama here.

He said the plan was one of the objectives of setting up Pertisa, which was registered on August 28 last year and is currently led by its president Datuk Juslie Ajirol, who is also Libaran Member of Parliament.

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