Canopy walking @ FRIM

Long overdue post of our excursion to FRIM.

God knows what possessed me to agree to a trip to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia the day after a late night drinking session, with a mission to seek out and conquer the elusive Canopy Walk.

Upon arriving at FRIM, I was totally impressed by how massive and seemingly well run it was. Guess my childhood memories of a lousy park with no proper toilets served me wrong.

Even their office has adapted the 5S thing.
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Sisih, Susun, Sapu, Seragam and Sentiasa Amal. Phew, that’s hard to remember!

At our recent ISO 9001:2008 audit, we discovered the virtue of a 6th ‘S’: Sembunyi! Lolz.

So anyway, we paid the RM5 for the ticket, took a map of the place, and headed towards the direction of the canopy walk.

Aunty Yun and I.

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After scrutinizing the map for a couple of minutes, Yun figured out that we would be trekking for a distance of 4.5km in total. WTH! I did not sign up for a long morning walk! I though we were just going to drive right up to the canopy and enjoy the breeze boo.

Grumble grumble grumble. But at least it’s not as bad as Broga Hill.
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Yep. Gotta make a big detour cause the path was under renovation sobs so close yet so far.
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This is probably what I would look like if I died. Awesome.
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Disgustingly shiny centipede.
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The treacherous pathway of mossy stones and undergrowth.
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Path is sangat steep.
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I.cant.do.it. (Bugger, stop being such a whiner)
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After what seemed like infinity, we arrived at our destination – a tall wooden hut leading to the canopy bridge.

Taking an emo breather first.
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And it’s up the hut we go.
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Canopy carer lady giving us the low down on what we should and should not do.
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In case you’re wondering why they’re standing so far apart, we were instructed to space out to prevent over-straining the planks.
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The bridge was made out of super skinny lauyah planks, tied up with string. These are not a few of my favorite things =(
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Massive scary! So high up leh!
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Yep. We ended up ditching the spacing-out advice.
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Midway platform.
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Seeing the shoddy architecture did nothing to calm my nerves.
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You could leave a suggestion, provided you had the forethought of bringing along your own paper and pen wtf.
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Soon enough, we were back on the ground and my quivering knees came to a halt.

Although I think my head was still spinning a little on the way down, causing me to take a spill on the rocks.

Brain: Step on that stone!
Foot: Missed.

Damn, and I was wearing all white.

Sei lala had to pin up his fringe cause he couldn’t see where he was heading.
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Had a cooling splash in the waterfall, when a bee decided to get rather attached to the sei lala, forcing us to make a hasty retreat.
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After the trek back to the car, we made a pitstop at a stall selling drinks to replenish and rehydrate wtf. And then we realized we were starving, so we headed off for a nice lunch.

This is super yums after a hard 4.5km mountain trek!
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Did I enjoy the trip? I guess.

Would I do it again? Doubt so.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yun
    May 05, 2010 @ 02:39:27

    Yun : Would I do it again? Doubt so.

    Reply

  2. yun
    May 10, 2010 @ 22:12:34

    i auntie yun d…no more stamina…LOL

    Reply

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