Monday, June 28, 2010

The canopy walkway was built in 1992 on the hillside and spans for about 200 meters. The entire walkway consists of 4 bridges suspended from tree to tree by an elaborate array of ropes. The walkways are just planks hardly a foot wide placed on aluminium ladders supported by the ropes. These 4 bridges are connected by 3 platforms as high as 30 meters from the ground. A word of caution, be prepared! Mentally and physically. The hike up the canopy walk may be streneous to many; it is an uphill hike most of the way.Tip 1: Bring along water and dress appropriately; light cool clothing is recommended as it gets very hot and humid in the jungle, and good walking shoes or hiking boots is a definite must.Tip 2: Mosquito repellant. At FRIM, camping is available for those wanting to experience a night in the wilderness but prior permission is required. Remember to wear a good walking shoes, bring along your towel, ... Frim is situated along the Selayang-Kepong HighwaFRIM or Forest Research Institute of Malaysia was founded in the year 1929 and is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research both locally and abroad. Here is a must for all nature lovers who are in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the suburb city of Petaling Jaya, approximately 16km north west of the capital city. This 600 hectares tropical forest contains a wealth of flora and fauna with approximately 15,000 species of plants though for a layman in botanic, all of them look like greeneries.

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