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A Close Shave in Endau Rompin National Park

Have you heard of elephant and tiger sightings in Singapore? Well, it ain't no urban myth, those Jumanji typed rumours are true and the creatures probably popped by from the neighbour state of Johor. Yes, as surprisingly as it may seemed, there are jungles in urban Johor. Not just any jungle but a National Park. The Endau Rompin National Park, in particular, is home to elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, sun bears and other fascinating creatures.

So by reading my title, you would have thought that my close shave with these creatures, yes? Sad to say, bpacker didn't get mauled by a crazed tiger. The closest I got was to a tiger leech. My close shave was with a 4x4 (jeep) that nearly overturned in the steep terrain. But thank God, we managed to get Jeep up and going.

Well, despite the hairy ride with the jeep, hubby and I did have some fun trekking to waterfalls and indulging in some nature photography. It was a good break in the wild and my ramblings has inspired at least one VTer to write a poem for all to enjoy:)

I think my wild jungle tales got robertgaz really inspired and he wrote 5 stanzas, no less, for all to enjoy. To the Bard of VT, THANK YOU!

Wild Gal Glen,
Went off again,
To the forests of Johor.

While driving there,
She got a scare,
Spinning round in a 4x4.

When told to flee,
Glen jumped with glee,
From the rebellious jeep's side door.

Upon lifting her breeches,
She found a party of leeches,
And under wet socks found some more.

But despite the frights,
She beheld the sights,
And took VT pic's galore!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wide Variety of Flora and Fauna in the Jungles of Johor
  • Cons:Leeches Unlimited!
  • In a nutshell:Wildlife that is a stone's throw from Civilization
  • Last visit to Negeri Johor: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 12, 2007
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  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 7:25 PM

    Flattered but the gizmo I brought along for this trip was an idoit camera! Panasonic LZ1 set on macro mode and Sony DSC7 with a Sony diving case.

  • shintarojon's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 2:25 AM

    wow! I love to take pictures and I want to learn the techniques, etc..did u use digi-cam? what type? brand? etc...great!!!

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 12:36 AM

    Imagine crossing your legs when you gotta pee ;~)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2006 at 9:57 PM

    what an interesting adventure ! You really have a lot for great shots of the local wildlife !

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 8:55 AM

    What an adventure!

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 9:11 AM

    This is a real off the beaten path trip man. I know 2 kiasus considered Batu Caves as most otbp destinations in M'sia. Funny that one.

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 4:05 AM

    Orang Asli Toys is the testament of tribal wisdom.Hope you enjoyed brain teasing exercises.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

    ahaha very nice words...wonder who will put in the melody and sing for us?

  • imstress's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2006 at 12:00 AM

    u r welcome. there are plenty of chances to stop by Keluang Train Station for kopi and toast ;p

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2006 at 1:21 AM

    Weldone lady - a real pleasure to read about, and to see the nature pics ! Excellent


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