FRIM Ecotourism and Urban Forestry Head Dr Noor Azlin Yahya said the condition of the walkway supporting trees affected by the damage caused by an uprooted huge tree during a heavy downpour last October seemed to have improved, making it possible for repair work to be undertaken by March or April.
“Assessment and discussions are still on-going. Foremost in our consideration is public safety. The Canopy Walkway length may be shortened slightly and the number of visitors allowed on the walkway may also be limited to 60 per day. Those interested must make prior booking of at least one day before coming to FRIM,” she said.
She added, however, that the Rover Track leading up to the Canopy Walkway will still be closed to joggers and other visitors. Only visitors with tickets for the Canopy Walkway will be allowed to use the Rover Track.
Both the Canopy Walkway and Rover Track have been closed since 13 October 2015 due to the extensive damage to the bridge as well as the trail caused by heavy downpours which wreaked havoc on the FRIM Campus.
The decision though unpopular had to be made for public safety; and FRIM has been receiving many queries from visitors, particularly on the status of the Canopy Walkway.
FRIM Corporate Communication Head, Norhayati Nordin said: “Please check FRIM website and Facebook as we will provide latest updates online. Do not come all the way here and be disappointed.”
Visitors may also contact the FRIM One Stop Centre at +603-62797592 / 7649 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.