Monday, 28 June 2010

Canopy Walk in the Ulu Temburong National Park

We took a boat to the Ulu Temburong National Park ( has a nice webpage on the park) where we registered our names before the hike to the canopy walk towers. This record allows the park to know the visitors who are in the park as visitors who have left the park are required to confirm a log-out.

The chilly morning air was fresh and rejuvenating to the body. The jungle seemed to be teeming with animal activities from the many different sounds coming from it.

This is probably my third time going on the canopy walk and the view of the forest like bunches of brocolli plucked neatly into earth still blows me away. Nature is amazing. I was constantly reminded of the fractals in nature when I recognise different things that are similar but in different scales.

River and jungle with rapids blurred

A view of another bit of jungle and river

Ulu Temburong National Park in the distant

I was reading this signboard at the park and was looking for the taro plant the board is talking about.

When I found the plant, I thought, "Is this not yam?" It turns out that taro is NOT yam. Check out "When is a yam not a yam?" and Wikipedia's yam and taro pages.

Wooden stairs leading to the canopy walk steel towers

Wild orchids, which Ibans extract from the trees to beautify their homes.

BT on a steel tower

A steel tower that outgrew the tallest tree in the rainforest

Hairy, tiny green fruits

Ferns growing on a tree bark

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