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Great Outdoors
Ecotourism-Nature Lover's Paradise
Malaysia is an amazing country with countless abundance of biodiversity. It is not surprising to find that 75 percent of Malaysia’s land area remains forested, with 60 percent virgin rain-forest, unchanged for millions of years. The country is bestowed with numerous natural attractions such as amazing and diverse flora and fauna, white, sandy beaches, exotic marine aqua life, dense rainforests and the oldest and largest caves in the world. Experience a huge range of outdoor activities, such as caving, hiking, jungle trekking, white water rafting, rock climbing, bird watching, river cruising and much more. Three of this nation’s most treasured ecological attractions are Tanjung Piai National Park, an environmental sanctuary, made up of coastal mangroves and home to unique mangrove dwellers; Kenong Rimba Park, a sprawling 120-sq. km. park area of lowland forest rising to the limestone hills bordering Taman Negara; and Pulau Payar Marine Park, a beautiful marine park that features underwater wonders coupled with great facilities to get you closer to nature. Tropical waters support a marine ecosystem from schooling hammerhead sharks, to huge schools of barracudas and various species of turtles, to the bizarre frogfish and ghost pipefish, there is always something fascinating awaiting you. It's no exaggeration to say that almost every time a marine bio-diversity survey is conducted in Malaysia’s tropical seas, the species list increases!

Dive centres in Malaysia are numerous, well equipped and certified by all the internationally recognized dive agencies like PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors, SSI -Scuba Schools international and SSAC for maintaining their standards of safety and professionalism. Naturally, all scuba diving courses in Malaysian waters are also endorsed by these certifying agencies.
After completing your scuba course, get outfitted with the latest scuba equipment as all international brands are available from dive centres in Malaysia. Almost all the islands in Malaysia cater to divers of all levels of experience – be it easy, shallow drift dive, to advanced wreck dives or technical dive. Malaysia is fast becoming one of the leading dive destinations of the world with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin. The incredible bio-diversity of marine life, coupled with warm clear waters, beautiful islands, breathtaking beaches of powdery soft sand, stunning sheer walls and large graceful pelagics keeps divers coming back time and time again.

In Malaysia avid divers will find a fascinating variety underwater geographical attractions such as sloping reefs, coral block, wall diving, deep dives, drift diving and wreck dives. A dip below the warm sea’s surface guarantees you an astounding experience, with a concentration of vibrant and exotic marine life rarely rivaled anywhere else in the world. Much thought and care has been taken in providing world-class conveniences, great scenery and surrounding holiday attractions for a well-rounded holiday. Malaysia has an incredible number of almost 200 golf courses for a country with a total land area of only 330,000 sq. km. Spread over undulating terrain and tropical greenery, the country’s gold courses are a sight to behold. Blessed with a diverse physical landscape, there is the opportunity to build golf courses in the cool highlands, by the beach, nestled in the lush jungle or surrounded by gleaming skyscrapers.

Most of these courses are built as part of 5-star resort hotels and luxury clubs for the pleasure of the discerning golfers. These beautiful courses are designed by pros and offer the latest in luxury amenities. Many of these international-class courses have been designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent-Jones, Ross Watson, Ronald Fream and other golfing greats. With a huge community of golf enthusiasts, there are International golf tournaments of all levels held in the country. Malaysia boasts of having hosted events such as “The Malaysian Open” and the “Volvo Masters of Asia.” Equipment is never a problem as there is a plethora of sports shops in the cities, all of which provide the best of golfing equipment and accessories, and all at reasonable prices.
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