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Trekking in the humid tropical rainforest is a must for every visitor to the Reserve. Local guides are experts of the jungle trail system and know the plant and animal and will not hesitate to point them out.




There are about 10 hot springs in Ulu Muda forest reserve. Sira Hangat hot spring are regularly visit by tourist. Visitors will be able to feast their eyes on different species of animals from the mighty elephant to the shy and elusive tapirs. Some of the largest salt licks in Malaysia can be found in Ulu Muda Nature Forest Reserve. Large mammals come from afar to these salt licks therefore making them very strategic places for animal-spotting. Besides trekking, you can fish in the rivers too.




Another major activity not to be missed is bird-watching. During a scientific survey which ran for 5 days, 132 species of birds were found in the Reserve. Among the birds found were the Hornbills, Straw-headed Bulbul and Hooded Pita.



Getting there and away


By Car

Go overland via PLUS North-South Highway, towards Thailand. Take the exit at Gurun and go along the trunk road to Gulau (TRK10). Keep going north to Gulau and then head towards Pengkalan Kampung Gubir at the Muda lake jetty. It’s approximately 2 hours drive from Alor Star, Kedah. From jetty, there was three hours boat ride to the Labuh campsite at the Forest reserve.


Alternative, lots of people choose to stay at the nearest luxury accommodation in Pedu Lake which is nearby, then make a day trip to Ulu Muda or you can arrange to stay at the Pedu lake resort after the camping trip in Ulu Muda forest reserve. For Pedu Lake, continue north for another 30 km.


By air

Take flight to Alor Star (Kepala Batas). From airport you can hire taxis take you to Pedu Lake. Check flight schedule on Malaysia Airlines on


By train

Take the KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth - Hat Yai line to Sg.Petani operated by KTM.


By bus

There are numbers of bus company have transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Sg Petani


Updated: By road, The main staging point for boat trips into the Ulu Muda forest is the jetty located near the village of Gubir. There is no direct public transport between Gubir and major towns so the only option is to drive there. From the North-South Expressway, exit at Gurun and follow the trunk road to Sik along route K10 before taking route K8 to Gulau. From there, follow route K13 to Gubir. Along the way there will be signs pointing in the direction of the resorts at Pedu Lake. The government-run MADA Resort at Gubir is a well-run establishment with a range of clean, comfortable and reasonably-priced accommodation. Boats and guides can be chartered from the KOPAM jetty.





 **Limited facilities for tourists. Several large resorts have established around Pedu lake. If you want to explore Muda, your best bet is to try for accommodation at the MADA rest house cum resort at Gubir. It is both cheap and convenient. Advance bookings are necessary; they can be quite busy. Several local restaurant are located at Gubir and closer to Pedu lake. Boats and guides can be organized from your accommodation or alternatively, try the village coop jetty (on Muda lake) where you can hire small boats, guides, life-jackets, etc.


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