Sunday, 16 June 2013

Of Taman Negara and....

Pengkalan Gawi
To enter Taman Negara Terengganu - One must drop by here to take the boat.

Taman Negara Terengganu situated within Hulu Terengganu district in the state of Terengganu, north-east Peninsular Malaysia. Boat ride from Pengkalan Gawi take about 45 minute to reach Taman Negara Terengganu. The Taman Negara area had been 'fotress' by lake that build in 1985 for the usage to generate electricity - the main electricity supply for Peninsular Malaysia.

Bewah and Taat - two main limestone hill within Taman Negara Terenggan, common view within Taman Negara Terengganu.

The office - this is the last form of human civilization, just outside the Taman Negara - however u don't expect to get any phone coverage here

Chitala sp., and other fish species such as Hampala macrolepidota, Channa micropeltes, Mystus sp., are still widespread to attract anglers from all over peninsular to come for their holiday trip. 

Fish eagle - can be seen anywhere in Tasik Kenyir area - especially within Taman Negara

In term of birdlife, Taman Negara is the places for hornbills - Great, Rhinoceros, Black, Oriental Pied, Bushy Crested, Helmeted, Wreathed, Wrinkled and White Crowned all within this Park, the foremost is the commoner whilst the later is rarer. In term of raptors, Itchyophaga eagles are common to the area close to the lake - whilst toward upstream, crested serpent eagle is the commoner raptor compare to other spizaetus eagles and crested goshawk. Black Eagle, Bat Hawk and Oriental Honey buzzard are extremely rare except for the later species, the migrating race can be seen in a group of less than 10. During migration season, Osprey can be seen in uncommon event.

I believe this bulbul is not so common nowaday...

To get here from Kuala Lumpur:
By Bus: Tasik Kenyir ekspres offer daily trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Berang (RM38) but I suggest visitor to take Sani Express or S.P Bumi Express (RM38) to Kuala Terengganu. Taxi service from Kuala Terengganu to Pengkalan Gawi available at RM50 - RM60.
By flight: Air Asia offer daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. Taxi service to Kuala Berang/Pengkalan Gawi available but no way cheaper than Kuala Terengganu bus station.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Hakim for the infor,
will try to visit there someday
and oneday. Is that a Straw Headed
Choo Eng.

ejoncb said...

thumb up! hehe..tak tahu ko aktif tulis.

mike birder said...

Welcome back

Birding on Bike said...

That is a straw headed bulbul indeed