Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Accommodations for Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) AGM 2010

MNS Johor (MNSJ) would be hosting 2010 AGM at Taman Rimba Lagenda, Gunung Ledang National Park from 24 - 26 September 2010. Unlike MNS most recent AGMs, this year's venue would not be at a nice 3 to 5-Stars resorts but would be in a more rustic, back to nature surroundings.

There are nine units of chalet (RM 200/night). Each can accommodate up to 4 persons. The two bedrooms chalets has one double beds bedroom with air-conditioning and one bedroom with sliding bed (fan only) - there is also a small kitchenette with the usual electric kettle but no refrigerator. The living room is relatively large but no TV.

There are also 23 units of A-huts at RM 60/night and the huts can accommodate up to 3 people/unit. Each unit is equipped with a ceiling fan and plug points. Mattresses and pillows are provided.

The dormitories can fit up to 100 people at RM 20/pax/night.


You might opt for camping under the stars and you would be charged RM 5 per day.

Please book your accommodation at Taman Rimba Lagenda and Gunung Ledang Resort through Wee Chin ( or Maye Yap (

Gunung Ledang Resort

Gunung Ledang Resort is the oldest resort near Gunung Ledang. It is located at the head of the Air Panas Trail, which leads to the Kolam Puteri and Kolam Gajah and Ledang Peak but the trail is closed now, any climb to the peak or even Kolam Gajah must be through Taman Rimba Lagenda. The resort also controls the entrance to the Air Panas waterfalls picnic area.

It is about 15 minutes away from the Taman Rimba Lagenda, the venue for the MNS AGM 2010.




A standard room (as in the photo above) costs RM 150 per night while a De Luxe room costs RM 200 per night.


Gunung Ledang Resort
Jalan Segamat,
84020 Tangkak

Tel. : +606-977-2888
Fax : +606-977-3555
E-mail   :
Website :

Hotels in Tangkak

Some participants might want to stay in Tangkak, which is about 30 minutes from Taman Rimba Lagenda, the venue for the MNS AGM 2010. Tangkak is now the district administrative center for the newly created district of Ledang. It is now well known as the Textile Town for Johor.

Try the local food at the bus/taxi station i.e. mee rebus and mee bandung etc.

Ophir Hotel

Ophir Hotel is located next to the Petronas gas station on the main road. The hotel has 41 guest rooms, which include two Superior rooms, six  De Luxe rooms, three Triple bedrooms and 18 Twin-sharing rooms and 12 Queen bedrooms.

Tel. : +606-979-1611
Fax : +606-978-1191
E-mail :

D'Anjung Inn

Located about 200 meters before the Petronas Gas Station (if you are entering the town from the Tangkak Exit of the North-South Highway).

Rooms with a Queen-sized bed (8 units; RM 60 per night), Rooms with two twin-sized beds (5 units; RM 60 per night). There are also many other mix of rooms and rates - contact the inn for details.


Batu 16, Jalan Muar, Kampung Anjung Batu
84900 Tangkak, Johor Darul Ta'zim

Tel. : +606-978-4570
Fax : +606-978-4070
HP  : +6019-693-4230
Website :


幸運之神 said...
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VersedAnggerik said...

Taman Rimba Lagenda looks like a nice place to stay at! Hope I'm goin this year!

maketab58 said...

I hope you can come to the MNS AGM 2010 in Johor this year, Jehan!

Azrina said...

Hi! How can I join this society coz I'm currently in JB.

maketab58 said...

Salam Azrina,

You can go to and join as an ordinary member. Contact me at if you have more questions.


Mohd Radhi said...

can fix my hammock there... hope can join.. this is the first MNS AGM for me...

maketab58 said...

No need for hammocks, Radhi. We have enough accommodations - even hostels too.


Jaz said...

Students and long-term travelers often stay in hostels, where beds are shared and prices are cheap.

Pousadas Em Fortaleza

Gunung Ledang, 21 February 2010

Gunung Ledang, 21 February 2010
On the Peak of Gunung Ledang after the MNSJ Strategic Planning

Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch


I am the present Chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society, Johor Branch (MNSJ) (2010-11) and was duly elected as the President of the Malaysian Nature Society at the 63rd AGM at Taman Rimba Lagenda Ledang, Tangkak on 25th Sept. 2010. It is MNSJ's standing policy to engage directly with the relevant Federal and State agencies/departments on issues related to Nature and the Environment. This non-hostile approach is more effective than the hostile "in your face" attitude but we would have our say if necessary.


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I am an academician in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia situated in the southern state of Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. My fields of expertise are watershed management, water quality and water quality modeling. I did my B. Sc. and M. Sc. at the University of Iowa (1978 - 83) and worked for the Department of Environment (DOE) until 1990, when I joined UTM and later did my PhD in Watershed Science at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. I was the Chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Johor from 2006 - 2011. I was the President of the MNS from 2010 to 2014.