Endau-Rompin, one of the world's oldest tropical rainforest, possess an undisturbed natural landscape that is bound to steal anyone's breath away.
The vast national park is home to wildlife such as Sumatran rhinoceros, white-handed gibbon, Malaysian tiger, Asian elephant, wild boar, tapir, deer, leopards, and long-tailed macques.
Although, with the park extending over 100 square kilometres, spotting wildlife roaming is very rare. You’re more likely to come across birds, snakes, fishes, frogs, insects and other creepy crawlies.
The park’s flora is just as exotic as its fauna, ranging from vivid orchids to medicinal plants and fan palm trees.
This tropical rainforest also houses some of the some picturesque waterfalls and tranquil lakes that look otherworldly.
The adventurous will find that there is much to do at Endau-Rompin Park, from going on guided tours, hikes, night safari, and visiting the Orang Asli Jakun, to white-water rafting, canoeing and camping.
As Endau-Rompin National Park is inaccessible via normal vehicles, you’ll need a four-wheel drive. In case you’re not driving one, you can either get a tour package that will have all your transportation, accommodation and food needs covered or arrange for a four-wheel drive at the park headquarters, which you have to do well in advance.
Before popping in for a nature escapade, make sure to get a special permit from the Johor National Park Corporation because you can’t enter the park without one.
Dress in light clothes and comfortable shoes, slather on insect repellent, and pack a water bottle and some trail mix to keep your energy up, and we say you’re ready for a foray into nature!
475 Bukit Timbalan, National Park (Johor), 80000 Labis, Johor, Malaysia
Apr – Oct (closed from Nov – Mar)
Photo credits Johor National Parks