Mayalsia's Taman Negara: the oldest rainforest in the world (although who and how this was decided this I don't know)! The journey there was... long, as most seem to be. A cramped minivan stuffed with 12 of us plus bags was on the road for three hours from KL to Jerantut, where we hung around for another two hours in a hostel's tour office. Luckily I didn't end up getting bored as Irish and co turned up, as they had time to kill there too before their onward journey in the opposite direction.
Had some lunch then took a 30 min bus ride to the jetty... nearly running down a komodo dragon who was crossing the road, to which the bus driver turned fully in his seat, took his hands off the wheel and announced to the whole bus not to worry, 'I am a safe driver, very safe!!' From there it was a three hour long-tail boat journey through the jungle, which had breathtaking scenery and was very relaxing.
Upon arrival I checked into a hostel on a hill where a lovely English girl worked (came for two days.. still there two months later kinda thing!) and then booked onto a night jungle walk, which I went on after enjoying dinner at one of the little floating restaurants. To be honest, I could have done the walk minus the guide (and thus the fee) and it hadn't occurred to me beforehand that most of what we'd see would be creepy crawlies!! Met a british guy whilst on it and helped him finish off his bottle of duty free Baileys before hitting the hay, slept well that night in spite of the sounds of the jungle.
The next day I did more exploring in the Taman Negara, the highlight being going on the canopy walkway, which is a series of rope bridges suspended 45m above the rainforest floor. It was worth forgetting my fear of bridges as it was an unbelievable experience. After that we trekked up a hill, learning how to survive if we were ever stranded in the wilderness, all useful stuff, and admired the views from the top. In the afternoon I got very, very wet doing the rapids, which was great fun, and then just to drench myself further then went for a swim in the river.
Went out for dinner that night with some lovely Argentinian girls who were off to the Perhentian Islands the next day, just like me. The floating restaurant was playing a short video documentary on all the wildlife the TN has... elephants, tigers, rare birds... none of which I saw, just to rub it in! Still, it was a fantastic experience and one of top experiences of my travels to date :)