Upgraded Rompin state park to reopen next month

The Rompin state park, established on Dec 7, 2000, is classified as a tropical lowland evergreen rainforest. — Filepic

ROMPIN: The Rompin state park here that is among the oldest tropical rainforest in the world will start receiving tourists from Oct 1, Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said. It was closed for upgrading four years ago.

Wan Rosdy said the park, formerly known as Endau Rompin state park, was established on Dec 7, 2000 and was estimated to be more than 130 million years old.

The forest is classified as a tropical lowland evergreen rainforest.

“The state park is not only renowned as an ecotourism destination among Malaysians but it is also popular with foreign visitors for its flora, fauna, geology and history.

“It has natural beauty with pristine forest not found in other places.

“The Seri Mahkota Waterfall here is also a major attraction,” he said at the reopening of the park here.

Wan Rosdy said to protect the sustainability of the state park, Pahang Forestry Department and the appointed park operator, Endau Rompin Park Resort Sdn Bhd, had agreed to implement a “No Plastic Bag” policy at the site.

Apart from that, the state government has set the entrance fee at between RM10 and RM30 for Malaysians depending on the categories and from RM30 to RM50 for foreigners. Persons with disabilities in both groups are allowed to enter for free.

The Mentri Besar said the new name Taman Negeri Rompin was approved to avoid confusion with the Endau-Rompin National Park in Johor. –Bernama

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