Most of the tall
trees in the jungle grow huge buttress roots to support themsleves in the
shallow, rain leached soil. The buttress roots also help the tree gather
nutrients from a wider area.
Even the fairly level
trails in Taman Negara are quite muddy and slippery. The steep trails are
very difficult, particularly in the 99 degree heat with 99% humidity. At
night it cools down to about 70 degrees, but the humidity remains.