Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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 Taman Negara

A-G-H Abot Guest House

Budget Accommodation in Kuala Tahan with a total of 13 rooms

Durian Chalet

Family run, outside of the village with basic chalets, the place to stay if you want a quiet place to get away from it all.

Attractions

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Canopy Walk, Taman Negara

Taman Negara's spectacular canopy walk is 530m long and up to 40m above the ground

Attractions

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

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

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.