Friday, August 05, 2005

Mulu National Park - Walkway in the Sky

The following is a newly added "Malaysia My Destination" article at our main site's Travel Articles section for your weekend reading pleasure:

MULU, (Miri) - THE Mulu National Park's 480-metre Canopy Skywalk, is the world's longest tree-based canopy walk.

It adds another features to the world heritage site, which also plays home to the world's biggest caves and network systems.

According to the Director of Forest and Controller of National Parks and Nature Reserves, Datuk Cheong Ek Choon, the completion of the project is a fine example of private and government sectors working closely together to promote eco-tourism and biodiversity conversation.

The Canopy Skywalk, suspended 20-metres above the forest floor, was built by local communities with advice from experts on design and structure.

It winds among the lush treetops with a tranquil river running below and the soaring heights of nearby limestone cliffs above.

The Skywalk follows a circular route suspended between 15 trees with a separate exit tower. There are also platforms at each of the 15 trees for visitors to stop and admire the lush surroundings.

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