Wednesday, May 6, 2009

20 April – Taman Negara, Malaysia

The rainforest in Taman Negara is said to be the oldest in the world. We took a walk through the dense jungle, admiring all the flowers, insects and trees. It was steaming hot, exactly as it should be in a rainforest!
The Canopy Walkway of Taman Negara is a real engineering feat. Ten narrow footbridges, each at least 50 meters long, are hanging between enormous trees. The resulting loop is nothing for people who dislike heights. The bridges are swinging and trembling. Flying insects realize that their prey can move only at a very slow pace, and start attacking your face. You are defenseless since your hands are busy clinging onto the ropes. The children loved the canopy walkway, perhaps because their parents attracted most of the bugs.

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