We’re all eagerly waiting until it’s safe to venture out again. But why not start planning ahead for your next eco-adventure with the family? The state of Selangor has got so much to offer. So much excitement and fun to look forward to! Have a look at this article from Tourism Selangor.
1) Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong occupies an area of 600 hectares. One of its latest attractions is the Sky Walk. You can also have a picnic here with your family, jog on the Rover Track or walk under the canopy. Or what about camping, hiking, cycling and studying the beauty of nature? The entrance is RM5 and for additional RM5 you can bring a camera to take pictures. FRIM, Kepong was initially a mining site before turning into a vegetable garden site. Nowadays it is a free forest destination area with a cozy and quiet atmosphere.
For more information, contact FRIM at 03-62797000 / 03-62797575 or look for information on their FaceBook page.
2) Kanching Eco Forest Park
Kanching Eco Forest Park is a must-visit eco-tourism destination in Rawang. This eco forest park has seven layers of beautiful 208-meter high waterfalls and challenging hiking trail. Visitors can also have a picnic here, surrounded by nature. The entrance fee is RM1 (with MyCard) on weekdays, RM2 (with MyCard) on weekends and RM5 for non-citizens.
For more information, log on to www.selangor.travel or contact 03-55132000
3) Skytrex Sungai Chongkak, Hulu Langat
Known as the ‘Malaysia First Flying Fox Park’, this place has more flying fox elements that are longer than its branches in Langkawi and Melaka. In addition, Skytrex Sg Chongkak is surrounded by the greenery of the forest as well as the flow of the river under the obstacle path. There are three packages available for visitors. Each package has 25 different obstacles and it takes an hour to complete. Entrance fees for Skytrex Sungai Congkak are in the range of RM50 to RM130, depending on the package. Read more information here or contact 013 276 9841.
4) Broga Hill, Hulu Langat
Broga Hill is the most suitable hill to climb for all ages. It takes an hour to reach the top, which is only 400-meters high above sea level. With a combination of long lalang grass and the beautiful scenery, taking pictures at the top of Broga Hill is perfect for memories. Also, there is a coconut stall at the top of the hill for climbers to enjoy the scenery while drinking coconut water. A fee of RM1 will be charged for hiking. One interesting fact – if you climb Broga Hill 10 times, it is equivalent to climbing the Mount Kinabalu.
For more information, log on here or contact 03 8737 7899 / 03 8737 1789.
5) White water rafting, Hulu Selangor
Located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, white water rafting is a lot of fun for those who want to try out the rugged water activity at the river, which is 8km long. Not only that, many other activities can be carried out at the Selangor River. This activity is very suitable for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages from 8 to 88 years old.
You can find more info here or contact 012 465 3307.
6) Taman Alam Kuala Selangor
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is a park surrounded by mangrove swamps. Bird lovers can go to the observation tower to view and take pictures of about 150 species of birds from around the world, including migrating birds from Siberia and Russia. Visitors can also take pictures in the mangroves area, as the trees are breathtaking. The fee to enter this nature park is RM4 for adults and RM1 for under 16 years old.
For more information, have a look here or contact 03 3289 2294.
7) 4×4 Adventure Teratak Riverview, Hulu Selangor
Why not take a trip into the jungle by taking a fun and challenging 4×4 car ride? The 4×4 car provided will travel through the green forest roads directly to the traditional village areas, fruit plantations, across the river, swamps, brick areas and even through waterfalls. In addition, participants can have a picnic and swim in the river while enjoying the beauty of nature. The price to experience this 4×4 adventure depends on the itinerary and demands by the participants with a minimum of 6 persons.
Find more information here or contact 012 565 3397.
8) Paragliding at Jugra Hill, Kuala Langat and Batu Pahat Hill, Hulu Selangor
You can explore the city of Jugra and Batu Pahat and witness the beautiful natural scenery from the skies by participating in paragliding activity. These two places are must-visits for anyone who enjoys challenging activities and want to try the experience of flying in the air. The most suitable time to experience paragliding is from March to September. The fee is estimated at RM320 per person.
For more information, log on here or contact 03 3180 3694.
Please check with the venues for current SOPs.
This article is written by Mr Muhammad Nabel Asyhar from Tourism Selangor