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Canopy Walkway, Taman Negara - Taman Negara

Canopy Walkway, Taman Negara

A Walk in the Clouds

If you're here then you have to try the world?s longest canopy walkway*, high above the trees of Taman Negara. As you can see, it's not for chickens as it's not vertigo-friendly at all. Read on to find out more..

*The Canopy Walkway is the longest in the world, spanning 460 meters long and 40 meters off the ground.

Where:4hour trek from Mutiara Hotel

Directions: Follow the Canopy Walkway Trail, just behind Mutiara Hotel

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2005
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Canopy Walkway, Taman Negara - Taman Negara

Canopy Walkway, Taman Negara

A Walk in the Clouds, Con'td

As I mentioned, this is definitely for chickens as you'll be suspended 40m* above the ground in a shaky, swaying bridge.Yessiree, the tree-top bridge is built around a whole network of Tualang trees, the tallest in the rain forest. Well, 40m or not, it seems that my pals were immune to the height as they had loads of fun outrunning each other from tree to tree.

*The Canopy Walkway is the longest in the world, spanning 460 meters long and 40 meters off the ground.

Where*
4hour trek from Mutiara Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2005
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Tembeling Jetty - Taman Negara

Tembeling Jetty

Sungai Tembeling Boat Journey

Your fun at Taman Negara will begin with a jungle cruise on a pod-shaped motor boat from Tembeling Jetty to the Park HQ, Kuala Tahan. The boat will cruise for approx 2-2.5 hrs up Pahang River, depending on tidal conditions. It's a really fun exprerience, even if you get off the boat with your butt totally numb and your back stiffer than a board. Plus, you can keep a lookout for monitor lizards doing the breastroke on the river!

Cost
About RM19-25, depending on the no of travellers and your bargaining power.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2005
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Table-topped profile Gunung Tahan - Taman Negara

Table-topped profile Gunung Tahan

2nd View from Bukit Teresek

It took quite a while. But heck, once the clouds cleared, the view of Gunung Tahan (2186M) was gorgeous. . As described in guide books, it was table-topped in profile, all right. Yeah, gaze at it while you can pal, it's less tiring than taking 8D7N to complete climbing this peak.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2005
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Adrian, Moi, Alice, Uncle Edmund - Taman Negara

Adrian, Moi, Alice, Uncle Edmund

Bukit Teresek

Now, if you are itching for some good ol' jungle adventure, try treking the Bukit Teresek track. This steep trail can be pretty torturous for unfit fellas but you'll be duly rewarded with two scenic look-out points.
As for myself, I didn't give two hoots about the scenary when I got to the peak initially. It was bloody cloudy and I had spent my time clowning with my friends.

Where
We started climbing after we finished the Canopy Walkway. 4 hour trek from Mutiara + 45 min for climbing

Height
344m above sea level

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2005
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Lata Berkoh - Taman Negara

Lata Berkoh

Lata Berkoh

On the last day, our guide took us on a scenic boat ride on the Sungai Tahan river to Lata Berkoh, a magical little place with hidden pools of clear water and cascading waterfalls. As mentioned, this is the only place other than Lubok Simpon for skinny-dipping. Erm, just kidding. This is Asia, so bring a bikini.

Photo Note: Here's a a little pool of water that seemed to glow with the sunlight. Look at my travelogue for more pictures.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2005
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Moi, Alice, Lubok Simpon - Taman Negara

Moi, Alice, Lubok Simpon

Lubok Simpon, the Swimming Hole

Other than Lata Berkoh, the only other swimming hole in Taman Negara is Lubok Simpon. The journey here is less ardous than Lata Berkoh as it required only a simple 25 min walk from Mutiara Hotel.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2005
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View of Sungai Tembiling River - Taman Negara

View of Sungai Tembiling River

Fab Views from the Canopy

Since you are suspended some 40m* above the ground, you get nothing but the best views of Taman Negara. Here's an excellent bird's eye view of Sungai Tembiling River

*The Canopy Walkway is the longest in the world, spanning 460 meters long and 40 meters off the ground.

Where
4hour trek from Mutiara Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2005
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Not a sticker but it glows in the dark - Taman Negara

Not a sticker but it glows in the dark

Jungle Treking, at Night

Walking around in the jungle at night is quite a sane activity in Taman Negara and it has it's fair share of surprises. Just like this luminous-looking moth.

Only one word of advice, go with a guide! It's bad enough you're blind in the dark, it's worse when you're fumbling about with a torchlight and guessing what to see. Try the Canopy Walk Trail.

Click here for more night shots.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2005
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Shooting the Rapids - Taman Negara
Shooting the Rapids

Honestly speaking, this has to be my highlight of the whole trip. Nothing shoots up my adrenaline faster than water sports so I loved it each time the boat careened dangerously close to the white water's edge at Tembeling River, upstream of Kuala Tahan. Yup, this is where there were seven distinct sections of white water rapids which got us all bloody wet . Haha, some of us freaked out big time during the ride and yelled out "tsunami" while clinging on for dear life.

Halfway while shooting the rapids, I saw people carrying fat plastic tyres, to my dismay. That is something I would have loved! But since time was limited, I didn't get a chance to try it.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2005
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