Initially, the plan was for me to take photos with the elephants, so that I could appear slim. Ya lor, ambil gambar dengan gajah, kan. But they only keep young elephants in the sanctuary, once they turn adult, they would be let loose in Taman Negara. So me and anak gajah, size-wise, kita serupaaa...hahahaha. But they are oh so cute!
And check these out!
Entrance to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is free, (you will have to pay if you want to bathe the elephants or ride it) while Deerland charges RM5 for adults and RM3 for kids. It's so worth it! You get to not only feed them (no extra charges for that) but touch them too! Imagine, petting a bear larger than you! It is surreal, I tell you.
Kuala Gandah is only 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Take the Lanchang toll exit, and look for the signs to the place which is situated only 14km away from the exit. So the very senang one!
For more info, visit www.myelephants.org and www.tourism.gov.my