Mutiara Taman Negara have confirmed that their Canopy Walkway has officially reopened to the public, following a period of closure in order to repair structural damage. The Canopy Walkway had been closed since 8th November 2018.
Taman Negara – also known as PERHILITAN – began work on the repairs to their walkway in May 2019, which were subsequently completed earlier this month. The project and all the requisite safety inspections were finalised, and the Canopy Walkway officially reopened to the public on Saturday, 12th October 2019.
Henceforth, the walkway will be open for business as usual, operating daily between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm from Saturday through Thursday. The walkway will be closed on Fridays during an as-yet-undefined interim period, to allow access for regular and thorough maintenance and inspections of structural integrity.
The organisation wishes to apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused during the extended closure of their canopy operations, and look forward to welcoming visitors back now that the facility has reopened. PERHILITAN reserves the right to cease operations of the canopy walkway at short notice, particularly in the event of extreme weather.
Canopy Walkway is an iconic feature of Taman Negara, and is regarded as the world’s longest canopy walkway. Comprising a 530-metre-long suspension bridge, built 40 metres above ground level, the walkway is one of the main attractions for local and international tourists to Taman Negara. From the top of the platform, visitors can enjoy scenic views of Taman Negara, encompassing a diverse array of flora and fauna endemic to Malaysia’s rainforests.
The Canopy Walkway operates under full supervision of Malaysia’s wildlife department. In addition to regular inspections, safety procedures and closures in the event of dangerous weather conditions, strict rules and regulations are imposed at the site to ensure the safety of visitors.