Established in 1993, the 48,905-ha Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park is the largest protected area in the southern half of Peninsular Malaysia. This ancient rainforest realm in north-eastern Johor is a treasure trove of biodiversity, and a critical habitat so important for the survival of the country’s globally-threatened megafauna, including the Malayan Tiger, Malayan Tapir and Asian Elephant.
There are two official entry points to the park: the Peta entrance located along the eastern boundary in the district of Mersing, and the Selai entrance at the southwestern boundary in the district of Segamat.
The Peta entrance provides a gateway to the rugged wilderness of the upper Endau valley, where pristine rivers and raging waterfalls are the star attractions. A visit to Peta is also a cultural experience, as the Endau valley lies within the customary lands of the indigenous people of Kampung Peta, whose lives are intertwined with the forest in profound and inexplicable ways. Through the eyes and hearts of the Jakun, this timeless land is filled with oral history; populated by unseen beings; and alive with the hidden messages of benevolent animals.