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Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Taman Negara, Malaysia

Canopy Walk

address: Taman Negara National Park, Pahang, Malaysia
Canopy-Taman-Negara.jpg, Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground
the canopy walk high up in the tress
Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground
PLEASE NOTE: the Canopy walk is currently closed for maintenance!!!

getting there
trekking
the path starts at Mutiara Resort on the opposite side of the river from Kuala Tahan (RM1 for the ferry to cross the river), from there it is 45min jungle trek
by boat
part of the tour packages, 5 - 10min boat ride from the HQ in Kuala Tahan, then hike up the steps of the wooden boardwalk trail to the entrance of the walkway

  • one of the world's longest canopy walks
  • 530 meters long and up to 40 meter above ground level
  • located about 1.7 km upriver form the HQ
  • open daily from 10am to 4pm, might be closed on a rainy day
  • entrance fee RM 5 (included when you book a tour)
  • steep climb to the canopy walk platform, decent physical fitness required
  • people are asked to enter each canopy walk bridge at a gap of about 10m for safety reasons, one person at a time
  • beware of leeches
  • bring enough water, you will sweat profusely
  • wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing, advisable to wear a cap
  • after the canopy the trail will continue up to the lookout points of Bukit Teresek

 

canopy walk
the canopy walk amidst the tree tops

 


interactive walk along the canopy walk image: Google Street View

 

ladder
ladder going up to the canopy

 

looking down
looking down (this is not the highest part of the canopy yet)



Hotels in in Taman Negara
HOSTELS
in Taman Negara
Danz Eco Resort

Located outside of the village in a secluded area by the river offering acccommodation in 10 capsules

Tahan Guesthouse

basic guest house in a green and colorful setting near the mosque, 10min from the jetty

Attractions
Attractions

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach