I had an off day yesterday with FRIM so my supervisor, Mr. Sadali, took me to the beautiful Taman Negara national park. It was a relatively short drive of about an hour from the forests we were working in in the state of Pahang, and one of the things that made this park so interesting was that you can’t drive into it like you can in many national parks in America. The Tembeling River borders the park entrance on the south, and the only way across is by hiring a boatman to take you to the other side. Additionally, the docks and all the restaurants on the river are completely floating and anchored in place by cables going back to the edge of the town, Kuala Tahan. I was told by one of the restaurant workers that this is because the water level can rise 20 meters or more during the monsoon season.