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Malaysia Part II continued...

Kuala Tahan, Malaysia

.....Taman Negara. Yes, we knew we would come here....its just not possible to do Malaysia without a trip to the rainforest and do the famed canaopy walkway, and take in the breathtaking sights of the surrounding area and villages. So it was decided: we got oursleves back from the un-inspiring Georgetown and made our way down to KL; sorted out a next day departure to go to the rainforest, and sorted ourselves a place to stay in the forest village of Kuala Tahan for two nights. We arrived to a beautiful and bright guesthouse, unpacked; had dinner on a floating restaurant; listened to our intro video of the forest (which was made in 1970's for sure!), and got oursleves in the back of a 4x4 to do the night safari! It was so much fun, and we did see some very interesting birdlife and insects. The leopard cat however stole the show, and we headed back to get a good nights rest before the canopy walk ahead of us.

The walkway is something neither of us will ever forget, it was the most unusual way to explore the rainforest but possibly the most effective way to see it in a totally different way. From the canopy you didnt get a good idea of wildlife, but that was to be expected considering there are hundreds of visitors everyday climbing the walkway. However, you did get a good idea of the variety in foilage and how certain trees and plants fit into the whole ecosystem. As interesting as that all sounds I'm sure....the most important thing, was that we had a lot of fun that day, and shaking the bridge is not allowed as I was promptly informed!

Back down the river the next day, and we headed back to Melaka to get a couple nights rest and do laundry before getting to Singapore. Last stop, before we get to official country number 7!

permalink written by  Priya&Tim on August 27, 2006 from Kuala Tahan, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Cheeky Round The World Trip
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Hey guys. Just a quick hello, just checking you're still having a great time. I thought it worth mentioning I just quit my job as you guys are just starting yours! No more stress for Jimmy! Take care, Jim x x

permalink written by  Jim Bowman on September 25, 2006

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