Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park covers four thousand square kilometres of rainforests and is estimated to be more than 130 million years old! A real paradise for nature lovers and everybody else looking for some literally wild excitement.

There is so much to do in the park; anything from rafting to an overnight stay in the caves. I came here to walk the longest (530m) man-made suspension bridge in the world. Walking across the canopy 40m above the ground seemed very exciting so I booked the trip as soon as I got to the nature reserve.

The park was just as I imagined; hot and very humid. The oversized vegetation and unidentified sounds coming from the forest gave me goosebumps. I don’t mind monkeys and birds but just thinking about snakes makes me nervous. So with very mixed emotions, I entered the canopy bridge.

Even though the canopy bridge made of ropes and wood looked pretty stable, my first step onto it made my heart beat go up a little. But a few minutes on the tiny suspended structure between the canopies made me comfortable enough to enjoy the view of the park from above. I really liked that experience, it gave my a new perspective.

Unfortunately there were a few drawbacks about the canopy walk. One, was that there were so many tourists that sometimes the only thing we could hear were the screams of people entering the bridge.

And the second, was that I saw more animals on the streets of India than in the rainforest park. 🙂