Belum, belum, beluuuummm! This is the sound made by a large grasshopper that makes its home in the 130-million-year-old Royal Belum State Park. This magical rainforest is located in Pulau Banding Gerik, Perak.


In the Malay language, “belum” means “before” as in “The Land Before Time”. Reported to be about 290,000 hectares in size, the Royal Belum State Park is one of the largest untouched forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. It is home to a lot of endangered animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, tapirs and tigers. Be prepared to be spellbound by the breathtaking view of the rainforest. See and listen to the sounds of nature - birds, fishes, insects, flowers and plants. Take in the view of the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia, and be amazed by it! Besides, the Royal Belum State Park is pegged with huge Meranti, Cengal, Keruing and Merbau species, hardwoods that are becoming increasingly rare.


In 2006, SMJK Poi Lam organised a 3-day-2-night Eco-Challenge trip to the Royal Belum State Park for our students and teachers. Fun-filled activities like trekking, night walk, camping, singing and dancing were planned and organised to help develop team-building and leadership skills amongst the students. The Eco-Challenge trip was most rewarding as all those who had participated in the challenge had learned a lot about nature. Indeed, travel teaches us to love our Mother Earth!


Seeing is believing! Come and see for yourself and experience the beauty of the rich heritage of our flora and fauna at the Royal Belum State Park! To find out more about the Royal Belum State Park for a great holiday stay, visit this link :