On a sunny day, this is a pleasant day trip. Pack a picnic lunch, or BBQ if you are ambitious, swimming costume, towels water, hats etc. You don’t need hiking boots, as flip flops will do – although shoes would be better. No liability accepted etc. etc.
The general idea is to visit the recreation area and take the canopy walk, then optionally swim (?) or splash around in the nearby river, and after picnic next to the river. Later, head back into Penang State and visit the Bird Park in Butterworth. It’s a short drive back across the bridge to the island, thereafter.
And check the site for current information: Tree Top walk. There are plenty of sites with information, so I won’t bother repeating it. And besides, I was there twice in 2010, so my information could be a little out of date. Another site about tree top walk. And check the route, too – I don’t entirely trust this map.
Another site gives the coordinates of Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest as 5°24′49″N 100°46′49″E
And check the latest on the bird park, while you are about it.
In light traffic it takes about an hour and a half to two hours to reach to the canopy walk. Park near the river where you’d like to picnic later. There are toilets, and you can change into or from a swimming costume when you wish. Then walk through the arch and up the road for a few minutes to the actual entrance, where you pay the admission fee.
You can see a map of the walk.
Just don’t get shot.
A few photos of the walk
If you are lucky you might spot hornbills
After doing the canopy walk you can return to the car park, and then swim in the river.
Well, soak, or play in the river would be more accurate.
After your swim, a picnic by the river is nice.
Then drive back to Butterworth for the Bird park. Check what time the shows are so you can see one if you are interested.
Bird Park (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel : 604-399 1899 Fax : 604-3991899