February 22, 2010

Travel Green - The last one's the shooting locations for the film Anna & The King in 1998. It still showcases a replica of a Siamese Court feature

This is Sundays in My City hosted by the ever so lovely Unknown Mami.

Kuala Gandah Elephants Sanctuary

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a base for the elephant relocation team, which began the translocation program in 1974. Being the only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team's duty is to track down, sedate and relocate problem elephants from areas whose natural habitats are constantly encroached by human developments, namely plantations. Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, or popularly referred to as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary, is located within the bio diversified-rich and protected Krau Game Reserve & was set up in 1989 under the DWNP (Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Malaysia), manned by the Elephant Capture & Translocation Unit.

Deerland - World of the Nature Park

The Deerland Park is a privately owned and managed deer park in Lanchang, Pahang. The park has some 30 Indonesian deer (Cervus timorensis). Visitors to the park has a chance to hand feed these gentle creatures and observe their behaviour at close hand. Other attractions in the 4-hectare park located at the edge of the Krau Forest Reserve, include ostriches and a sun-bear (Helarctos malayanus) named Muda. There is also a section dedicated to the cultivation of traditional herbal plants, which has over 40 species of traditional herbs. A 200-metre wooden walkway runs through this area, leading up to an observation tower in the middle of Bukit Rengit.

Our first encounter inside was with two honey bears which had been given to Deerland by the Malaysia Wildlife Council; both bears had been living with the Orang Asli and it was felt
that they would be better cared for at Deerland

Kuala Kangsar, The Royal City

Kuala Kangsar (population 39,300) is the royal town of Perak, Malaysia, located at the downstream of Kangsar River, where it flows into the Perak River. It is the main town in the administrative district of Kuala Kangsar
One flooding was so severe, it almost swept the palace away. Finally, after the Big Flood or Air Bah in 1926, it was decided to move the place further up onto the knoll where stands the current Royal Palace named
Istana Iskandariah with its Art-Deco architecture, a rare but significant piece of architectural milestone in Malaysia.
The town is also the site of the first rubber tree planted in Malaysia. The person responsible was the English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley. He was the one who helped Malaya and eventually Malaysia become the largest rubber producer in the world. The tree still stands today.
Clearwater Sanctuary Batu Gajah - the shooting locations for the film Anna & The King in 1998. It still showcases a replica of a Siamese Court featured in the film.

It's surrounded by pristine fairways. Majestic raintrees, shimmering lakes and an inviting swimming pool set amidst nature make perfect backdrop for quiet holidays. This is Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort in Batu Gajah, near Ipoh in Perak.It’s long been a popular place for golfing and a fantastic one too judging from the numerous awards it has received. Its 27-hole golf course is ranked among the top 10 by Golf Malaysia and has also been voted the best golf resort by Expatriate Lifestyle magazine for the year 2006/2007 and Golf Course of the Year 2007/2008 in the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award 2007.The Raintree Nine is especially lovely with mature trees with branches drooping to the ground.

The resort was one of the shooting locations for the film Anna & The King in 1998. It still showcases a replica of a Siamese Court featured in the film.


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