Adventure Travel in Malaysia

Trekking & Camping in Rainforest, Visiting Aboriginal People, Mountain Climbing, Caving (Leisure & Adventure), Abseiling\Rappelling, Pot Holing, Canyoning, National Parks, Wildlife & much more...

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Malaysia On A Shoestring

Backpacking in Malaysia, the best way to see Malaysia and it's People

Welcome to Malaysia. If you don't have the time to arrange your activities yourself, do let us know and we will tailor make a programme to suite your taste & requirements, tell us what you want to see or do & the number of days you want to spend in Malaysia. We can customize your Jungle Trekking, Camping, Mt. Climbing, Bird Watching, Island Hopping, Visiting of Historical Sites, National Parks, Caving, Sight Seeing & Etc around Malaysia.

Write to us, tell us what you want & we will customize it for you. Or you can hire our van with driver cum guide for your entire stay in Peninsula Malaysia.

Cost - The cost will be in Ringgit Malaysia

Including - Accommodation (Guesthouse/Rest House or Budget Hotel), All Fees, Torchlight, Daypack, All Transfers, Nature Guide/s, Rain Coats, Most Meals (local food). Tents, Ground Mat & Sleeping Bags to be used in the bush if you are going trekking.

Activities - As to your requirements.

Excluding - Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Personal Expenditure, Insurance & Misc..

Accommodation - Guesthouse/Rest House or Budget Hotel with basic room with twin sharing or to your requirements.

Participants - 1 to 6 persons

Confirmation & Booking - Participants must confirm at least 60 days before departure date.

About Malaysia - Introduction, the population of Malaysia is about 22 million. They are a uniquely diverse group of people. The earliest inhabitants are the "orange Azalea" in the Peninsula. There are similar tribes in Sarawak and Sabah who still pursue a nomadic way of life. The next immigrants were the Proto-Malays and the Deutero-Malays. Other indigenous peoples of Malaysia are collectively called "Bumiputra", or "sons of the soil". They make up 59% of the population. Later, the Chinese and Indians migrated from India and China respectively. Today, the population of the Chinese is 32% while the Indians make up 9% of the population of Malaysia.

History, Malaysia's history has been one of continual interaction with foreign powers and influences because of its strategic position between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Its location has made it the meeting place for both traders and travelers alike. Hindu-Buddhist influence was strong in the northwest before the coming of Islam. Archaeological findings in Kedah provide evidence of a Hindu-Buddhist civilization that dated back to 300AD. It flourished as an important center of trade and commerce until the 13th Century when Malacca, abundant in spices, attracted colonial powers. By 1511, Malacca fell to the Portuguese, then in 1641 the Dutch took over, and finally the British in 1815. The British consolidated their hold on the Malay states following Francis Light's arrival in Penang in 1786. Across the seas, on the island of Borneo, Sarawak was ruled by a British adventurer, James Brooke, and his descendants since 1841 to 1888. Sarawak and North Borneo (Sabah) thus became British protectorates. In the 1930's, the first stirring of Malayan nationalism were felt. Following the end of World War II, there was a resurface of the nationalism movement culminating in the independence for the Federation of Malaya on August 31, 1957. In 1963, Malaysia was formed. Today, Malaysia is a prominent member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Economy, Malaysia's economy was once exclusively based on agricultural commodities. It is still one of the world's largest producers of rubber, tin, palm oil, timber, and pepper. However, the current government has aspired to shift the economy to manufacturing and service based. Today, manufacturing forms the largest single component of Malaysia's economy. Revenue from oil and natural gas reserves together with increasing foreign investments have helped the economy diversify into car production and the manufacturing of computers. Tourism is also emerging as a major source of revenue. Malaysia has become one of the greatest economic success stories of Asia.

Independence, Malaysia declared independence on the August 31, 1957 from the United Kingdom. The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia comprises 13 states and two federal territories - Kuala Lumpur and Labuan (an island off the coast of Sabah). Nine of the states have a hereditary ruler from which the Supreme Head of State, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King), is elected every five years. The government is based on parliamentary democracy. The head of the government, the Prime Minister, current prime minister Datuk Dr. Mahathir Mohd., heads the cabinet of Ministers.

Located, Malaysia is a tropical country situated 7 degrees north of the Equator in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is divided into West Malaysia and East Malaysia. West Malaysia is the Peninsular, which comprises of 11 states. East Malaysia comprises the two states of Sabah and Sarawak, which are situated on the Island of Borneo. The capital and the largest city, Kuala Lumpur, is on the Peninsula. Malaysia has a tropical climate, which is warm and humid throughout the year with cooler temperatures in the hill stations. Temperatures range from 20 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius but some time can be higher. It is a beautiful country with coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

Below you will find some pre-fixed itineraries

Day Trips

Firefly & Bird Watching

Tempurung Cave & Kellie's Castle

Historical City

Camping, Trekking in Rainforest & much more...
Belum Forest
Introduction to Rainforest
Kenong Rimba Park
Taman Negara N/P - Scaling Mt. Tahan
Introduction to Rainforest

National Parks, Caving & Etc
Mt. Climbing, Island Hopping & White Water Rafting
Gunung Mulu National Parks
Mt. Kinabalu National Park
Endau Rompin National Park
Mt Stong Treks
Tempurung, Kandu Caves & Kellie's Castle
Bird Watching in Kuala Selangor Nature Park

Wildlife Watch

Customize your trip to Malaysia

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