Described as an ‘alliance of rainforests’, it comprises of three forest types which can further be divided into four groups, that is Fashion Forest at Awana Genting Highlands (upper Dipterocarp Forest which is 3,000 ft above sea level), Slay Forest at Chin Swee Temple (Montane Oak Forest located at 4,500 ft above sea level), Chocolate Forest (Montane Ericaceous Forest found at 6,000 ft above sea level) and Skyride Forest in Awana.
When you hear the phrase ‘Fashion Forest’, most will ponder on the question of how do you “fashion” a forest? As how Treks Nature Enterprise puts it, it simply means to highlight the “supermodels” of the forests – the flora and fauna found in the same forests of Genting Highlands. You may say that most forests are the same, so what is so special about this one? Well… have you seen a forest that has internet connectivity? Or a forest where live musical performances will one day be held?
Now you and your loved ones can enjoy the beauty of nature (and all of its “thrills”, like leeches and mosquitoes!) for as low as RM 75 per person. Depending on the type of activity that you are up for, there are many different packages offered by Treks that will definitely cater to your needs. If you don’t feel like facing the leeches and bugs just yet, you can also sign up for some of their one-of-a-kind programs like Discover the Elusive Helmeted Hornbill, where you learn more about the habitat of the four species of hornbills that actually made Genting Highlands their home! The other three species are the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Great Hornbill and the Bushy Crested Hornbill. Now I must say that I have never known that there are hornbills residing here in Genting Highlands, let alone 4 different types of species!!
So the next time you find yourself wondering what other exciting things you can do besides enjoying the fresh air in Genting Highlands, come check out the many programs that are offered by Treks Nature Enterprise. Just relax and let the “superstars” of the Fashion Forest blow your mind.
This post is written by Christine, my first guest write for the blog. She is former associate editor for www.malaysia.com :) I like what she wrote. Hope you guys enjoy what she written too :)