Saturday, February 20, 2010

Kenong Park

Kenong Jungle Park
Taman Rimba Kenong

Kenong Jungle park is one of the attraction of Kuala Lipis. The park covers a large area of 121 sq km at the basin of Kenong river situated on the south east of the Malaysia National Park.

One of the attraction of the park is the millions years old lime stone caves, inviting further exploration by the visitors. The area is surrounded by waterfall, and if you were there, you can hear the humming natural sound and that will bring upon the tranquility into the surroundings.

The best cave to explore is Gua Batu Tinggi. The cave is about 150 meters above sea level and from distance, it appears like an overturned boat. The local relate the stories that the cave was originally a boat carrying the messenger of the sultan from pekan, that was cursed into stone. That was the regent from the days where magic and charm were still thick in the blood of the people.

Getting There
By Car
You can drive to the railway station at Kuala Lipis, a journey about three hours from Kuala Lumpur. From there you can take the route to Jerantut and stop at Batu 9, about 15 km from Kuala Lipis. From Batu 9, it is only about 5 minutes walk to the jetty Tanjung Kiara at Sungai Kesong. The boat ride will take further 20 minutesto Kenong Jungle Park.

By Train
The park is accessible from Kuala Lipis. You can take the train to Kuala Liis from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. You may stop at Batu 9 station.

Taman Rimba Kenong, the Jungle Part is completed with chalet, hostel, camping sites and resort. Visitors are not allowed to stay in the caves.

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Majlis Daerah Lipis‎- more info »

Aras 4 Bangunan Lipis Centrepoint, Kuala Lipis, Pahang 27200‎ - 09-312-1253‎
"Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Daerah Lipis - Taman Rimba Kenong ..."‎‎

For further information please contact: Forestry Office (Pejabat Perhutanan Daerah Kuala Lipis)) at Office Complex, 27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang. Tel: 09-3121273, 09-3124106 (direct). Fax: 09-3123745


NEWSPAPER - Center For Eco- Tourism

Tuesday February 2, 2010

The star is suggesting that kuala lipis to be promoted as the centre for eco - tourism. How appropriate the suggestion is. A few years ago, there were attempts to do this. Remember the attempt to expand the 'rumah rakit' to be a special 'hotel' for the tourist. However, for reasons known only to the relevant authorities, the attempts failed.

I could imagine of the possible reasons, similar to the case of KL mass transport. The misalignment of the focus and miscalculation of cost benefit.

1. misalignment of focus- when I happen to to be in Kuala Lipis, I cannot help to notice a group of foreign tourist, young and adventurous, travelling on shoe string budget. Probably this the groups that are attracted to visit Lipis.
What will happen if you designed and built accommodation for middle class or high class customers, this is where the misalignment is. The expensive accommodation is more suited to and will be filled up when there were convention or party's meetings.

2. There was the annual events of rafting, in Jelai river, but it also appears to have been abandoned. My comment is, this sort of event seem to be for self satisfaction rather than for the attraction of the tourist. The participants are exclusively local, representation various groups and entities. This is the time show and exhibit each strength and point.

I remember that there are a number of limestone caves scattered in Lipis. The one that I know is Gua Bama, in Bapong. It does not take too long to reach it as it is near the road from Kuala Lipis to Padang Tengku.

All this effort will fail if the preservation of the environment is not taken seriously. I wonder what is happening to the Gold Mine in Penjom, very near to the quoted Empang Jaleh. I hope the person in power will be not selling the future of the young generation for a cheap value of one cyanide processesing mine .

I enclosed the articles from the star,

Promote Kuala Lipis as centre for eco-tourism

TOURISM Malaysia should aggressively promote Kuala Lipis as a centre for eco-tourism in the light of its potential. Foreign and local tourists will look forward to a sojourn in a town like Kuala Lipis which was the capital of Pahang for 57 years from 1898 until Aug 27, 1955, when Kuantan was picked as the new capital.
Not known to many is the richness of the town’s history and its attractions such as the 14 heritage buildings, including the administrative buildings, Clifford Secondary School and the post office.
The town was at one time also famous for the rumah rakit, or raft houses, built on the river by people living next to the river banks. Each house consisted of a bedroom, a living room and kitchen. Their number was said to have increased after the big flood of 1926.
Notwithstanding its old-fashioned appeal, Kuala Lipis has many congenial activities for visitors. The town presents a very comforting atmosphere for rest and recreation.
The clean and unpolluted recreational lake, Empang Jaleh, is not too far away from the town. This place is popularly known for picnics and excursions for both tourists and locals. The lake is a hive of activity especially during weekends and school holidays.
Perhaps, Kuala Lipis is conspicuously noted as an alternative entry point into Taman Negara and one of the three embarkation points to Gunung Tahan.
Kuala Lumpu

1 comment:

  1. Salam..erm...should i takes this issue to build my research proposal?