Fancy exploring Gunung Raya on foot? From the bottom of ‘Mount Raya’, there’s a good 4000 odd steps leading to the top. Fantastic views, birds, plants, insects and other jungle creatures along the way to keep you company. Our Langkawi resident nature guide Wendy Chin recently paid this well known attraction another visit, challenging herself physically while feasting on the majestic flora and fauna nature has to offer.
Read all about Wendy Chin’s adventure to the top of Gunung Raya on foot on her blog here.
A gem of a bird in a strangling fig- Picture by Wendy Chin
Spotting hornbills in Langkawi can be tricky business if you do not know where to find them. With quite a number of hornbill species on the island, you can always rely on local licensed nature guide Wendy Chin to show you around. Always an avid birdy, kayaker and adventurer, Wendy Chin brought her Swedish guests to a location with a fruiting fig tree. How many hornbills did they see? Check out her blog here and see for yourself!
So, the next time you are in Langkawi spotting hornbills, pigeons or wanting a guided trek through the jungle, make sure you look up Wendy Chin!
Photo by Wendy Chin- Langkawi
Our resident Langkawi nature guide Wendy posted this picture of Plain-Backed Sparrow on her blog recently. Find out more why this sparrow is worth watching out for in your next bird watching excursion by reading her blog here.
Yup…its official, Langkawi based nature guide Wendy has launched her own blogsite. Offdcouch is extremely happy for her on this development. Being the dedicated and passionate nature guide she is, we can expect nothing other than the best from Wendy. We will continue to share updates of her posts from her blog www.wendynatureguide.com on our Facebook page as well as on our blog roll here.
If you are heading to Langkawi island and is in need of a local licensed nature guide, we would higher recommend that you get in touch with Wendy!
Offdcouch is now a community page on Facebook!
We have decided that it is timely we created an Offdcouch page on Facebook. With social media playing a bigger part in today’s lifestyle, we can now have you from our website connected instantly to our nature guides on Facebook. This will save us time forwarding emails to each other and waiting for replies. So wait no further, hit the Offdcouch Facebook page link and see what we have been up to!
By Wendy Chin…Langkawi
Freelance nature guide Wendy Chin from Langkawi sent us this 2015 greetings.
Have a good one everyone!
Nature Guide Eddie Yap at Chiling waterfall with Algerian tourist
Story & pictures by Mr Eddie Yap
Abdel Aziz from Algeria,works as a chemical engineer in the petroleum/naturalgas industry which is situated in the desert.
So, it was my pleasure to take him into the rainforest for a jungle trek which ended at the Chiling waterfall. He was shown different aspects of the fauna & flora and he had a great time at the waterfall.
Some of the Halal food we got for the trip
I, also took him to the local farmer’s market ,showing him all the different types of vegetables & fruits. Visiting an Orang Asal (indigenous) village, he interacted with a few of the natives and was able to have a pet gibbon sit beside him giving it Cepedak (local fruit).
It’s nature, culture & food
As he is a Muslim,I made sure that his drinks & food must be Halal.
It was a fun & rewarding guide assignment for me.
Abdel Aziz at Chiling before jumping into the water
NOTE: Mr Eddie Yap is a certified nature guide by the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia. He is available for trips and tours around Kuala Lumpur and is considered an expert guide for Chiling Waterfall at Kuala Kubu Baru. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, friendly and local tourist guide like Mr Eddie Yap, please write to him via the Contact Us page.
Nature Guide Eddie Yap with his British guest
British friends John & Tom requested reasonably strenuous trek to a jungle location not too far from Kuala Lumpur. Licensed nature guide Mr Eddie Yap took them to the Ampang jungle trail (Feb 2014)
Great walking trail with uphill & downhill slopes,shaded by canopy of therainforest trees,rich in shrubs,climbing vines,rattan as well as doing part of the route by river trekking.John also liked photographing the fauna & flora.
The Jungles of Ampang for dua John and Tom
The trek is interesting and lasted a good 3 hours.
Thank you John & Tom for being such great guests to Eddie Yap.