ULU MUDA & PEDU
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Place of interest
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
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
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
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.
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
Take the KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth - Hat Yai line to
Sg.Petani operated by KTM.
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,
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