- Watch the Fraser's Hill International Bird Race on a visit to Kuala Lumpur

May 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
People who love nothing more than finding unusual events in foreign countries that they can enjoy for a taste of a different culture should consider heading to Malaysia next month.

Anyone who is staying in accommodation in Kuala Lumpur will be able to travel to Pahang for the Fraser's Hill International Bird Race, which takes place between June 18th and 20th.

This annual event gives locals and visitors a chance to spot some of the native wildlife in a fun, competitive atmosphere.

Every year, birdwatchers gather at Fraser's Hill in Pahang to try and outdo one another by spotting the rarest birds.

Competitors have to sight, record and identify as many different bird species as possible within a specific timeframe.

The highland area around Pahang is ideal for the event, because of its abundance of both common Malaysian species and numerous rare birds.

Anyone is welcome to take part, with three categories of novice, advanced and local to make the competition fair.

For those who feel they need a bit of extra help, no-one is sent out into the area on their own. Everyone who enters is placed in a team of at least three people.

With more than 260 different species to be found in the area, it is likely to keep participants occupied for hours - the winner of the 2009 event identified 86 birds.

For more information on this event visit the Fraser's Hill Development Corporation website or contact the organisers on +60 5171623.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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