Interesting Places In Malaysia
Malaysia's 130 million-year-old Belum-Temengor rainforest complex in northern Perak, located 330km north of Kuala Lumpur, is one of the world's oldest tropical rainforests that needs protection as it is rich with biodiversity.
Situated on the main range and has stayed essentially the same for the last 130 million years. It is 4 times the size of Singapore and one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests,comprises Royal Belum State Park, Gerik Forest Reserve, Temengor forest reserve and 45000ha of water bodies, managed by Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
The Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna.Temengor Lake is the second largest manmade reservoir in Peninsular Malaysia built along the East-West Highway. Banding Island now owned by Emkay Berhad is a mountainous island surrounded by Temengor Lake. The deepest part of the lake is about the height of a 75-storey building. Banding Island is linked to the mainland by the bridge over Temengor Lake. Banding Island is the entry point to the natural heritage Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex.