Johor isn’t only about shopping malls – there are excellent outdoors activities and National Parks – if you know where to look.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Sinagpore has hikes ranging from 2.5km to 13km, through jungle and around a reservoir, with a good chance of seeing wildlife.
Ala Archa National Park offers great day hiking with spectacular alpine views over rivers, meadows, and snow capped mountains – within an hour of Bishkek.
Pulau Kukup National Park is a small island off Malaysia’s west coast, with recently refurbished boardwalks through mangrove forests and observation towers with great views. Kukup is home to wildlife including long tailed macaques, monkeys, herons, and crabs.
Chestnut Drive Nature Park is a relatively new park in the Bukit Timah area of Singapore. The Northern section and Southern section have hiking loops totaling 5 kms of walking trails, plus a longer linear trail and separate mountain biking tracks.
The Green Corridor (officially called the Rail Corridor) is a relatively new hike in Singapore. The 24km walk follows the former railway line from Tanjong Pagar in the South to Woodlands in the North of…
Tangkoko National Park in Sulawesi is home to endemic and critically endangered wildlife including Black Macaques, hornbill, cuscus, and kingfishers.
Manembo Nembo Nature Reserve is a protected forest area in North Sulawesi. Unfortunately there are far better options for wildlife viewing.
Kali waterfall, like Mount Mahawu, is a very easy hike. Well signposted once you’re there (!), the start of the trail is down a narrow side road in Kali village. The hardest part will be…
Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) is a challenging day climb in a national park on the border of Malacca and Johor states, with expansive views from the summit.