I was cruising at 90km/h on highway for a weekend gateway from the big city. It was scorching afternoon in the month of November as I was on a road trip to Kuantan, East Coast town of Malaysian Peninsular. I helmed the steering wheel accompanied by 3 lovely friends, who chatted all the way, occasionally sang songs and cracked jokes. Their main duty was to keep me awake on a 3hr journey from Kuala Lumpur onto the dangerously winding road of Karak Highway (enroute to Genting Higlands) to almost deserted East Coast Highway.
It all started when one of my friend suggested of me becoming their tour guide on an outing to Kuantan Town. Surprisingly they had some level of confidence of me knowing local attractions. Coincidentally I was on a job posting in Kuantan at that time and happily agreed. Before we know it we were heading east enjoying the greenery and fresh air along the way.
Our first stop of the day was at Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Center. It’s a care center for the abandoned and injured jumbos and one of it’s kind in the country. The huge facility designed to resemble a park with elephant anatomy and awareness messages all over to educate those who visit. Large playing field with tall wooden structures provide opportunity for visitors to hop n ride on their favorite animal and see them in action in the nearby river on designated hours. Our 30minutes were well spent enjoying the cute little calves and its mommy and snapping memorable pictures of ourselves before leaving
More from this trip in upcoming posts….so stay tuned!