After hearing so many families rave about this place, and waiting for the kids to be tall enough, we finally decided it was time to try out Skytrex in Shah Alam. We booked our slot online and hit the blissfully empty LDP right after breakfast. The park is located inside Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam. You catch a shuttle bus to the Skytrex from the entrance. Friendly Skytrex staff was at hand to guide people to the right bus. The park itself was busy with walkers and cyclists. You can rent bikes just after the entrance, and the park looks like it’s big enough for some serious biking.
Skytrex Little Adventure course
We chose the Little Adventure since the shortest participant in our team is just over the minimum height of 110 cm. We were geared up and given a thorough introduction on a small practice track that helped the kids grasp how to clip the safety clips and the pulley on and off.
The shorty could barely reach the cables and really struggled with the first rope crossings. She also found clipping the safety gear on a bit challenging and needed quite a bit of help. She almost gave up when faced with the first flying fox but overcame her fear and absolutely loved it in the end. The staff was always there to help and offer encouragement.
My tall 7-year-old could easily handle the buckles and mountain goated his way through the course before the rest of us were half way down. He didn’t need much help, but with the younger ones I’d definitely recommend to have two adults on the track: one on each end of a crossing. Some of the ropes require quite a bit of courage and without that adult support the kids may get cold feet.
While some parts were quite challenging, the reward was the flying foxes, that both kids loved.
We picked an early morning slot thinking it may get very hot, but actually found that the track is nicely shaded by the trees. You get 2 hours of playtime per admission (RM35 for the kids’ track) and we managed two rounds at a leisurely pace, three for the mountain goat.