One more from Selar. See previous post on Endau Rompin National Park. Sunrise at Endau Rompin. The Johor Parks management is doing all the right things such as operating an office at Bekok town to provide assistance to visitors. I wrote at the time.
It is opened seven days a week and a very helpful Ms Nurul there provided me with important support by furnishing updated info, maps, GPS coordinates and radio communications frequencies. Tell me. How many government servants would volunteer their personal mobile phone number so as to be reachable in case of an emergency, after office hours?
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The Selar part of the Endau Rompin National Park is beautiful and remote as few visitors approach it from the western entrance through Bekok town. This is where tigers and elephants roam. Many waterfalls too. You will also meet the Jakun tribe here.
You need to research in advance if a permit and fees are payable. It is a long way to turn back. A 4WD vehicle is mandatory. There is a guard post in which they hired a native orang asli as guard. That’s commendable. I stayed at the nearby town of Segamat or you can also stay at Labis too.
Hotels in Segamat: https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?cid=1775757&pcs=1&city=162117
There are chalets and rudimentary accommodation inside but you need to book through Johor National Park Corporation.
When I started the expedition, I stayed at Kluang and drove eastwards to Mersing,
Hotels in Kluang: https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?cid=1775757&pcs=1&city=106063
Between Kahang and Jemaluang, I saw an elephant crossing sign. If you are entering from the eastern side in Pahang, you may want to stay in Mersing. Wherever you plan to stay, I suggest you bring full camping gear, food and water. The park is huge and vast. Mobile phones may not always have coverage all the time.
Hotels in Mersing: https://www.agoda.com/partners/partnersearch.aspx?cid=1775757&pcs=1&city=106026
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Wen Dee was saying there should be drive-through ATMs. I remember seeing it in tiny Bekok town where motorcyclists withdrew money without dismounting. In searching for the pic, I found this pic from the 2009 Rainfoerst Challenge at the Selai National Park, part of the Endau Rompin National Park in Johor, it is a beautiful and rarely seen view of the park.
Bekok is the frontier town and western entrance. Participants from the various counties drive out of the rainforest during their “break days” to get supplies. The Chinese medicine shop was like a convenience shop. I wrote this:
The nearest town is sleepy Bekok, about 27 km from the entry to the park. It is the ‘frontier town’ and the only place nearby to look for the fabled Chi Kit pills when you have acute diarrhea. The popular local medicine is so effective than an overdose may lead to weeks of constipation. It must be a truly once-in-a lifetime and bizarre experience for the local grocers to have a Siberian./ Russian pulling up suddenly in a Russian-registered vehicle looking for Pil Chi Kit Teck Aun.
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