The canopy walkway at Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park has been temporarily closed since November 8 until further notice.
The 87-room Mutiara Taman Negara, the only resort located within the Taman Negara National Park, expects occupancy to drop over the coming weeks due to the closure, combined with the suspension of some activities during the year-end monsoon season.
Kingston Khoo, director of sales & marketing at Mutiara Taman Negara, said that more extreme adventure activities will be suspended from November 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. These include trekking Gunung Tahan (Tahan Mountain), visit to Kepayang Cave and hiking to Kumbang Hike where a wildlife viewing tower is located.
Explorer packages for the masses will continue to be available to guests. Among the examples of soft adventure activities are night jungle walks, trekking to Teresek Hill and fish feeding at Kelah Sanctuary.
In a circular notifying partners of the walkway closure, Asian Trails Malaysia said that its Jungle Trekking Excursion to Terisek Hill remain unchanged, “except guests will not be able to experience the canopy walkway for the time being”.
Manfred Kurz, managing director, Diethelm Travel Malaysia, said business from Europe is unaffected as tourists are mostly looking for soft adventure with a jungle experience.