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National Park Pahang Canopy Walk

The World’s Longest Canopy Bridge

Pahang National Park is another familiar place for Malaysians. As Gunung Tahan the highest point of the Malay Peninsula, this national park has become a place of attractions for thousands of tourists ranged from climbers, environmental biologists and researchers as well as the public. One thing that famous in here is the Canopy Walk.

The canopy bridge is about 550 meters long. The height is about 45 meters from the forest floor. It’s approximately similar to 15 storey height. The travel journey is about 20-30 minutes walking makes it the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Do not forget this!

These are the checklists you need to know before starting your walking journey on the longest canopy walk in the world.

  1. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the canopy bridge by walking from the National Park HQ office.
  2. The journey to climb the canopy bridge takes about 20 minutes walking.
  3. The requirement enforces for a distance of 10 meters between individual to another for safety measures. 
  4. This canopy also limited to 600 visitors per day for safety reasons.
  5. The Canopy hours are from 9 am (every day except Thursday), until 3 pm (except Friday closes at 12pm).
  6. Tickets are available at RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.
  7. Get weather checks and updated. If the weather gets windy or rainy, the canopy walk will be closed for safety reasons.
The entrance to the canopy walk in Taman Negara Pahang National Park

As this national park is a home to 1001 natural flora and fauna, experience spend on the canopy walk will be a lifetime moment. Therefore, the best time to go for the canopy walk is advisable during the morning hours. There is a greater opportunity for you to see grey-haired monkeys and white-eyed leaf monkeys roaming from tree to tree.

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Indigenous Culture & Lifestyle | Taman Negara Pahang

Origin of Batek People

“Batek” or Bateq are indigenous people who belonged and lived in the rainforest of Peninsular Malaysia. They also have known as the Ngok of the Forest People. These Bateq people have long bloodlines to the indigenous tribe of Semoq (in Johor), Mintil (in Ulu Gombak, Selangor) and Jahai (mostly located in the northern Perak). In the past decade, only 1,359 of the Batek population left been recorded. Due to the intrusion into their earlier habitat, nowadays they only can be found in Taman Negara Pahang National Park.

The outlook and characteristics

According to the records, these indigenous people of Batek have a wider root of the Mon-Khmer language family. Their migration to Malaysia dates back in thousands of years from Indo-China on foot across the mountains. Besides, they are also believed to have access to the interior of Malaysia through Thailand. Thus, this explained the similarity of their relatives with the indigenous people of Semoq, Negrito and Jahai. Overall, their physical features described with fine curly hair, sweet black skin, as well as round face shape.

The Batek indigenous tribe in Taman Negara Pahang National Park

The Batek’s Way of Life

  • They still practice their traditions and customs. In terms of living, their huts were made from bamboo leaves and the shape look like barns. There are roughly about 15 to 20 cottages in their village in Kampung Dedari, Pahang.
  • Survival depends on hunting wild animals and collecting forest products. This lifestyle is in line with their choice of living next to the forest as easier in restocking the household needs.
  • Previously, the practice of the indigenous people of Batek was nomadic. However, nowadays with the help of the authorities, they have begun to live in specific locations and building permanent homes. At times, they also build the habit of moving into the woods or along the riverbank and setting up temporary shelters for the purpose of collecting forest products.
  • The forest products are mostly their source of income for sale in the outdoor markets as well as for their daily use.
Visiting the Batek settlements is one of the programs in Taman Negara Pahang

Religious Practice in Life

In the past, the Batek indigenous people had an animistic belief. They believed in the spirit of nature, the forest, and the animals. Throughout the consistent care of the authorities in the survival of these Batek people, many of them now have been exposed to religious life and more converts to Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity.

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What to Wear for Taman Negara Pahang?

Looking for tips on what to wear and the best packing for Taman Negara Pahang? Well, at first, you need to plan for your trip on the specific month of visiting the Taman Negara, getting to know the country weather and its rainfall season, as well as planning for the specific topography of Taman Negara, you aim to explore. In this post, we like to share the experience-based tips that might be useful to you on what to wear for Taman Negara Malaysia in the best weather.

Malaysia – the Tropical Climate Country

Getting to know Malaysia, is a tropical climate country. It has been categorized as equally, being hot and humid at year-round. We have a heavy rainy season in the states on the west coast mostly from April to October, while the rainy season in the eastern coastal states from November to February. Malaysia also exposed to the dry monsoon in the northern states and the El-Nino effect that caused a hot climate in the mid-year round.

Therefore, our best advice for Taman Negara Malaysia, especially for Taman Negara Pahang is from April to August and what to wear is best for summer clothing for outdoor activities. With its hot and humid climate, the best option wearing thin clothing or rain jacket will be a great help for you in case you get colder or caught in the rain.

Get the “forest” mood guys!

That’s right! In case you forget or overlook, the topography of Taman Negara Pahang is on the oldest rainforest climate. Not some sunny beach mood and diving season. Pretty much, you will need more sweaters and coats rather than sunbathing lotion and glasses.

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Other useful items are summaries as follow;

  • Hiking T-Shirt and pants
  • Sweater or thin rain jacket or rain cover
  • Comfortable hiking shoes (e.g. boots, water shoes, hiking sandals etc.)
  • Trekking socks
  • Sun hat and sun-glasses
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Quick-drying towels
  • Mosquito spray or insect repellant
  • Camera gadget
  • First aid kit and knives set of outdoor activities
  • Food travel container
  • Water tumbler and thermos

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Let’s Bird Watching at Taman Negara | Ways for Stress Management

“Birds without trees can never feel free”. Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters (2011).

The best quote to represent humans ourselves, who dealt with so many uncertainties in life. We need time to heal, and we demand freedom to be free. Many suggesting that picking up a hobby will help a lot for stress management. Well then, bird watching activity is one of it guys!

Through the bird watching activity, it’s a natural way to channel your energy into something else. As a result, you get more relaxed, have fun things to do and get a little privacy for yourself.

So, anyone into birding?

Birding activity only needs a simple set of equipment. A set of eyeballs, some free time and a beautiful day. Walla!! It’s so simple and thrill, isn’t it?

Oh yes, if you like to go up to the pro level, ok then you need binocular. Other than that, some basic clothing for outdoor activities such as good boots, hat, and water tumbler will do during the birding hours in the forest.

Let’s go hunting some birdies!

In Taman Negara Pahang, we offered you many ways for the bird lovers to do their birding activity. Roughly, it’s either through the canopy walk or jungle trekking. Apart from that, we also have the accessibility for bird watching through a river crossing. Likewise, birding from the canopy walk, we will guide and bring you up to the mountain areas as well as along the jungle to have a close up look at your favourite bird species.

The real situation of birding activities in Taman Negara Pahang
We also organized the event for group basis as well as individual
We also organized the event for group basis as well as individual
Fascinated visitor birding at his favourite bird
A fascinated visitor birding at his favourite bird
Bird watching activity from the perspective of canopy walk
Bird watching activity from the perspective of the canopy walk
Birding directly from river-boat crossing
Birding directly from river-boat crossing

As can be seen, this activity is a relaxing thing to do. Surely, it will help a lot with your stress management or just simply a pleasure activity for family bonding.

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Keistimewaan Aktiviti Memancing di Sungai Keniam

Memancing di Sungai Keniam

Bak kata kaki-kaki ptancing yang pernah memancing di Sungai Keniam ini, salah satu lokasi hangat!, jika anda dapat menangkap ikan Kelah, lagi-lagi spesies Kelah Merah, bererti anda seorang pemancing yang hebat!

Eh kenapa pula kan?

Ini kerana ikan Kelah adalah ikan yang sangat sensitif dengan kawasan persekitaran atau boleh dikatakan ikan yang bijak sehinggakan bayang anda pun dapat dikesan dan tidak akan dihampiri oleh ikan Kelah ini. Bukan mudah untuk anda menggoda ikan Kelah ini untuk dijerat oleh umpan anda kerana terdapat banyak pantang-larang yang  perlu anda patuhi.  Umpannya pula bukan sebarangan. Biasanya para pemancing menggunakan umpan dari sawit peram.

Kerana itu, setiap kaki pancing pasti ingin mencabar diri sendiri untuk ke Sungai Keniam ini demi memenuhi hasrat untuk menangkap ikan Kelah Merah yang tinggi nilainya ini dan juga dilindungi oleh Taman Negara Pahang. Kerana itu, jika anda ingin memancing disini, anda perlu mendapatkan dua jenis lesen iaitu Lesen Memasuki Taman Negara dan juga Lesen Memancing.

Hari ini, penulis sempat menemuramah pemancing tegar di Taman Negara iaitu di Sungai Keniam. Beliau memaklumkan, untuk mendapatkan ikan disini ia bergantung kepada nasib dan juga teknik memancing kita.

Disini kebiasaannya pemancing memancing raja ikan iaitu ikan kelah. Ia adalah spesis ikan kelah merah. Untuk mendapatkannya bukan lah mudah. Ikannya sangat mahal di pasaran.

Tips memancingnya adalah:

  • Guna baju yang gelap. Tidak digalakkan guna baju gelap. Ada sesetangah pemancing tegar membuka baju ketika memancing dan menyorok di tempat yang tersorok.
  • Guna tali yang sesuai iaitu 8 paun hingga 15 paun. Lebih baik menggunakan tali hantu. Jika tali nya tebal sangat, ikan kelah sensitif dengan kehadiran tali pancing tebal.
  • Elakkan guna batu atau kili. Ikan yang sensitif ini akan mengesan kehadiran benda asing dengan pantas.
  • Buru ikan ini di lubuk-lubuk yang sesuai.
  • Apabila ada rezeki mendapat ikan kelah sekali di lubuk yang sempit, sebaik-baiknya pindahlah ke lubuk yang lain. Jika lubuk itu luas, tidak perlu pindah. Cuma perlu menunggu lama sedikit untuk mendapat ikan seterusnya.
  • Ikat pancing, untuk mengelakkan pancing terbang akibat umpan disambar ikan sungai yang ganas.

Sebelum tiba ke Sungai Keniam, pemancing akan bertolak dari Kuala Tahan ke Kuala Keniam melalui Sungai Tembeling. Jarak dari Jeti Kuala Tahan dari Kuala Sungai Keniam adalah 2 jam. Kemudian ke Lata Said melalui Sungai Keniam kira-kira 2 jam.

Seboleh-bolehnya, datang sehari awal dan tidur di AsiaCamp Resort, Taman Negara. Ini kerana pemancing akan bertolak ke Jeti Kuala Tahan di awal pagi. Pancing perlu mendaftar permit dan pancing di Taman Negara.  Lesen joran adalah sebanyak RM10 1 joran. Sebaik-baiknya bawa 3 joran sahaja untuk memudahkan pemerhatian terhadap pemancingan.

Pemancing akan bergerak ke Kuala Keniam anggaran pada pukul 9.00 pagi ke Kuala Keniam. Sampai di Kuala Keniam, pemancing akan mengambil pack lunch. Ini kerana perjalanan masuk ke Sungai Keniam agak mencabar.

Sewaktu ini, pemancing perlu menggunakan kasut getah untuk digunakan ketika berjalan di sungai. Ini kerana untuk mengelakkan sakit kaki ketika berjalan di sungai. ini kerana ada beberapa tempat berhenti untuk menolak bot di jeram yang cetak. Walaubagaimanapun, pemancing tidak perlu menolak bot, tekong akan menolak bot sendiri.Kebiasaannya pemancing juga akan turut membantu menolak bot.

Sebelum tiba di Lata Said, tempat pemancing akan berkhemah dan tidur, pemancing boleh singgah di beberapa lubuk. Di sepanjang Sungai Keniam terdapat banyak lubuk-lubuk yang popular iaitu Petai, Rawa, Panjang, Perkai, Rincing, Batu Terubung dan lubuk-lubuk kecil yang lain.

Apabila di Lata Said, tekong akan memasang khemah berbentuk V. Pemancing juga boleh membawa khemah sendiri untuk lebih privacy. Tekong juga akan memasak sepanjang aktiviti pemancingan.

Baiklah, selain ikan kelah, ikan Sebarau juga menjadi buruan. Tidak seperti ikan kelah, yang menggunakan teknik deep fishing, baling dan biar. Ikan sebarau dan ikan kelah biasanya menggunakan teknik casting. Teknik casting adalah teknik pemancingan baling dan tarik dengan kadar yang bersesuaian. Pemancing boleh mencuba pelbagai cara teknik casting iaitu menggunakan

  • umpan kilat, umpan yang bersisik dan berkilau menarik perhatian ikan.
  • Rapala jenis terapung di atas air.

Ikan Sebarau di Keniam

Ikan Sebarau di Keniam

Elakkan casting menggunakan umpan jenis deep fishing kerana umpan akan sangkut di tunggul kayu dan batu.

Antara tip lain yang boleh dikongsikan dari kaki pancing yang pernah ke sini adalah mencari lubuk yang terdapat biawak. Kerana mengikut hukum alam, biawak sebagai pemangsa akan mencari mangsanya (ikan). Lebih besar saiz biawak, lebih cerah peluang untuk anda mendapat jumlah tangkapan yang anda harapkan. Mudah-mudahan.

Selain itu, boleh juga gunakan anak ikan keli untuk memancing ikan toman. Anak ikan keli tidak ada dijual di Taman negara. Boleh siap- siap beli sebelum masuk ke Taman Negara.

Di samping itu, Kuala Perkai pula adalah sebuah lokasi pilihan yang popular untuk pengunjung berkhemah dan boleh memalui jalan darat jika anda seorang yang kental untuk merentas hutan yang jauhnya kira-kira 28km dari Kuala Tahan. Anda mempunyai pilihan sama ada ingin mendirikan khemah sendiri atau bermalam di Kuala Perkai Fishing Lodge yang disediakan.

Hasil memancing di keniam

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 11

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 11


  • Jangan menunggang gajah. Dibahagian belakang meraka adalah rapuh dari kita sangkakan. | Don’t ride elephants. Their backs are much more fragile than they seem.
  • Jangan melawat “tempat perlindungan” yang wujud hanya untuk mendapatkan wang dari pelancong. | Don’t visit “shelters” that exist only to make money from tourists.
  • Jangan pergi ke menunjukkan tempat gajah digunakan sebagai hiburan atau dibuat untuk melakukan helah. | Don’t go to shows where elephants are used as entertainment or made to perform tricks.
  • Jangan membeli produk gading – atau produk gading yang disyaki. | Don’t buy ivory products – or suspected ivory
  • Jangan menyokong zoo yang membeli gajah dari pemburu atau mengambil gajah dari liar. | Don’t support zoos that buy elephants from poachers or take elephants from the wild.
  • Jangan melawat tempat-tempat di mana anda mungkin secara tidak sengaja menemui gajah dan menyebabkan konflik manusia-gajah. | Don’t visit places where you might inadvertently encounter elephants and cause human-elephant conflict.

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 10

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 10


Setiap gajah mempunyai belalai. Panjangnya boleh mencapai sehingga 1.8m. ia terbentuk dari bahagian hidung dan bibir atas gajah. Setiap belalai gajah dewasa boleh menyedut dan menyimpan sehingga 8 liter air. | Each elephant has a trunk. The length can reach up to 1.8m. it is formed from the nose and upper lip elephants. Every adult elephant trunk can inhale and store up to 8 liters of water.

Apa itu ‘belalai’? | What is ‘trunk’?

Gajah bernafas dan menghidu melalui belalainya, oleh itu ia sama seperti hidung.
| Elephants breathe and sniff through the trunk, so it’s just like the nose.

Gajah mengutip dan menggangkat bebanan menggunakannya, jadi ia sama seperti lengan. Sekecil kacang dan sehalus rumput boleh dikutip dengannya. Maka ia sama seperti tangan dan jari.
| The elephants quoted and loaded the burden using it, so it’s the same as the arm. Small pea and small as grass can be collected with it. So it’s just like hands and fingers.

Gajah membuat bunyi yang kuat menggunakannya, lantas ia sama seperti trompet.
| The elephants make a loud noise using it, and it’s just like the trumpet.

Air minuman disedut melaluinya dan gajah akan menggunakannya untuk mandi dan menyembur badannya seperti hos air.
| Drinking water is sucked through it and elephants and uses it to shower and spray his body like water hose.

Ketika berada di bawah air, gajah menggunakan belalainya sebagai snorkel untuk bernafas.
| When underwater, elephants use their trunk as a snorkel to breathe.

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 9

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 9


Di dalam hutan, gajah boleh dianggap sebagai pekerja pelbagai tugas yang banyak memberi faedah kepada haiwan lain. | In forest, elephant could be perceived as employee various huge amount of duties benefiting to other animals.

  • Gajah adalah haiwan pemakan daun (herbivor). Oleh itu, banyak haiwan seperti pelanduk, rusa, seladang dan juga tapir telah dapat menikmati lebihan makanan gajah yang lazat! | Since elephants are herbivores, other similar animals like mousedeers, deers, gaur and tapir often benefit by consuming the leftoversof elephants delicious meal!
  • Apabila gajah memakan daun-daun pokok, mereka sebenarnya membantu tumbuhan bawah hutan untuk mendapatkan lebih banyak cahaya matahari. Gajah juga membantu dalam penyebaran biji benih pokok di dalam hutan. | By feeding on leaves of tree, the elephants indirectly help the undergrowth to receive more sunlight. The elephants also contribute in dispersing seeds in the forest.
  • Pergerakan gajah di dalam hutan sering menumbangkan pokok dan mewujudkan laluan atau denai semula jadi. | The elephant’s movements in the forest will cause trees to full along their way and often create natural trails or trails.

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 8


Di alam semula jadi, gajah menghabiskan harinya dengan makan. Gajah dewasa makan sebanyak 150 kg hingga 200 kg makanan. Anda mungkin tertanya-tanya kenapa selera gajah sangat besar? | In the wild, elephant devotes about threequarters of its day to feeding. An adult elephant eats between 150 kg to 200 kg of food. Why the big appetite, you might ask.

Gajah perlu sentiada makan kerana haiwan ini tidak dapat menghadamkan makanan dengan sempurna. Ini kerana gajah hanya mampu mencerna dan menyerap 44% daripada makanannya menjadi sumber nutrien. Selebihnya dibuang sebagai najis. | Elephant has to keep feeding because the animal does not digest food effectively. Only 44% of the food are digested and absorbed in nutrient in their body. The rest are excreted as droppings.

Pagi : Palet
Tengahari : Betik, tumbuhan, lobak merah dan tebu
Malam : Campuran rumput, batang pisang dan buahbuahan

Setiap hari, pusat ini menghidangkan RM100 untuk makanan seekor gajah.

Breakfast : Pallet
Lunch : Papaya, plants, carrot and sugarcane
Dinner : A mix of grass, banana stems and fruits

Everyday, the center serves RM100 for an elephant meal.

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 7

Konservasi Gajah| Elephant Conservation pt. 7


Walaupun ekor gajah merupakan anggota luar badan gajah yang terkecil tetapi peranannya juga penting untuk keselesaan gajah. | Although elephant tails are the smallest elephant members but their role is also important for elephant comfort.

Ekor gajah digunakan untuk menghalau serangga sepertimana kita menggunakan alat penghalau lalat. Lalat mampu untuk bertelur di bwah kulit gajah dan ini menyebabkan gajah berasa tidak selesa. Cubalah kita bayangkan bagaimana sukarnya hidup gajah tanpa ekor. Inilah masalah besar yang dihadapi oleh seekor gajah bernama Sanum, di pusat konservasi ini. Gajah malang ini kehilangan ekor selepas diserang oleh harimau di hutan. Gajah yang tercedera ini diselamatkan dan dibawa ke sini untuk menerima rawatan. Memandangkan ia tiada ekor, bolehkah kita memanggil sebgai “ segajah”. | The tails is perhaps the tiniest part of the elephant’s outer body but has important roles in making the elepthant’s life much easier. The elephants uses its tail to whisk away pesky insects just as like we use the fly swatter. Some flies are able to lay eggs beneath the elephant’s skin, thus irritating the big animal Now, imagine how hard life can be if an elephants had no tail. This is exactlythe hardship faced by an elephant nicknamed sanum at this conservation centre. That poor elephant lost its tail after being attacked by a tiger. The wounded elephantwas then rescued and treated at this centre.


Berat ekor gajah sahaja boleh mencecah 10 kg iaitu sama beratnya dengan sebuah basikal. | A typical elephant tail can weight 10 kg or about the sameweight os a bicycle.