Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gunung Ledang off-limits to all visitors

Gunung Ledang is now off-limits to the public, at least for a while. The place is popular as a picnic and camping area where there is a nice waterfall.

The move follows separate incidents where two Singaporeans were killed by falling trees at a campsite in the popular tourist attraction.

The decision to make the mountain off-limits was made by the state executive council.
Johor Tourism and Environment committee chairman Freddie Long said visitors could still go to Puteri Waterfalls, a 20-minute walk from the Ranger's Office however, no camping and hiking activities would be allowed in the park for the time being.

The Johor National Park Corporation, Forestry Department and Geo-science Department were conducting soil tests and checking the condition of the trees.

Source: The Star

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