Taman Negara

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Subject: Taman Negara
From: "Michael Hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 18:18:30 +1000
      Hi All,
   There is inexpensive backpacker accommodation on the opposite side of the
river from the main Mutiara resort which backs onto the Taman Negara
National Park. The short tinny trip across the river costs the equivalent of
20cents Aus.,and if, when you leave, you don't fancy the almost birdless two
or three hour return longboat trip back to the official tourist  entry point
to the NP, a more interesting taxi ride back from the backpackers costs
about the same and is more flexible re timing.
      We stayed in a bungalow at the resort, the air-conditioning was worth
the extra money, and the early morning birds in the resort gardens and
around the bungalows were worth a day's birding in itself. Taman Negara NP
has some of the most colourful birds you are ever likely to see in the wild,
we saw an amazing array including Pheasants (dipped on Great Argus but heard
it constantly on one track), Pittas, Broadbills, Hornbills and Finfoot. Go
if you get the chance. Shopping was extaordinarily cheap in Kuala Lumpur.

Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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