Over May and June 2015, fieldwork was carried in connection with the production of new trail maps for Royal Belum State Park and Endau Rompin National Park. The new trail maps will be presented in a similar format as the one developed for Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara National Park and are intended to provide visitors the park a handy reference to plan their activities, and also rich information on the rich natural, cultural and historical heritage of the areas they will be visiting.
The preparation of the maps is being done hand in hand with rangers and park managers so that perspectives from PA frontliners go into the presentation and content of the maps. In both cases, visits to natural attractions were preceded by lively sessions in which park staff had the opportunity to present their views of what should go into the visitor maps.
In the case of Endau Rompin NP this involved a grueling journey of 56.6 km: the total distance trekked in Peta was 35.3km, and another 21.3km for Selai. Endau Rompin NP will have a trail map each for both its Selai and Peta entrances.
Both maps are currently in production, and once they are completed it is expected that they will provide excellent resources for prospective visitors to these protected areas. As with the Kuala Tahan Trail Map, these maps will be sold for a small fee which will be channeled into visitor interpretation materials.