Agro tourism is growing rapidly in Malaysia. This kind of tourism in Selangor offers people a chance to experience activities in the agriculture sector. There are many agro parks offering various activities in the State of Selangor. Let’s have a look at the top 5!
1) MAEPS Agro Tourism Park
Maeps Agro Tourism Park is an ideal agro park to spend time with your family, surrounded by the beauty of nature. MAEPS park provides many activities for those who want to experience the plantation and agriculture areas. One of the attractions is the ‘House of Kambing’ which is home to goats and camels. You may also enjoy there a set of ‘Nasi Kukus Kambing Bakar’ meal. Other than that, there are also agricultural sites where you can learn about herbs, paddies, pineapples and fishes, as well as a G2G Animal Garden where you can feed animals. You can also spend the night at Nafas Cube with a unique cabin and tube concept.
Entrance fee: RM65 without MyKad, RM45 with Mykad, RM35 for students
Open from Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
2) The National Botanical Garden, Shah Alam
The National Botanical Garden is a park which is great for leisure purposes, as well as for research. The Garden offers a green, serene and refreshing environment. You can visit the famous four-seasons house, where you can experience all 4 types of seasons. It will re-open to the public early 2021. Furthermore, there are also cactus, orchid and spice gardens as well as an animal park and fruit gardens.
Entrance fee: RM3 for adults, RM1 for children and RM1 for seniors
Open from Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm)
3) Selangor Fruit Valley, Kuala Selangor
If you are planning to make a trip to a fruit garden, Selangor Fruit Valley is a perfect place. It has got many types of local fruit farms where you can also enjoy free fruits. There are other attractions and activities such as a mini petting zoo, kayaking, a deer farm, traditional houses, a kelulut honey farm and much more. Furthermore, there are also a variety of plants such as starfruit, guava, papaya, rambutan and so on. Other than that, there is a tram service which takes you around the park.
Entrance fee: RM8 for adults Adult, RM4 for seniors and RM4 for kids. Those younger than 5 years can enter for free.
Open every day from 9am – 4pm, except Fridays.
4) Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong (FRIM)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong occupies an area of 600 hectares, and is surrounded by the Lagong Hill Forest Reserve. One of its latest attractions is the Sky Walk. You can also have a picnic with your family, or go jogging on the Rover Track, walking under the canopy, camping, hiking or cycling. If you bring a camera to take pictures, you have to pay an additional RM5. One interesting fact – FRIM, Kepong was initially a mining site before turning into a vegetable garden site. It is now a forest destination area with a cozy and quiet atmosphere.
You pay a small fee at the entrance point. Open from Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.
5) Kuan Wellness Eco Park, Kuala Langat
Kuan Wellness Eco Park is another interesting destination that you can visit in Selangor. Visitors will enjoy the refreshing environment of the gardens. It also offers several exciting activities. Among the attractions at this park is the mini zoo where visitors can feed animals such as rabbits, ducks and birds. Other than that, visitors can also visit the tropical fruit farms, watch the process of bird’s nest production which will later be used as ingredients for health products.
Entrance fee: RM3 for the bird nest showroom, RM5 for the mini zoo
Open every day from 9am – 5pm
When you visit these places, do not forget to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and always maintain the 1-meter social distance to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 virus. Please be safe.
Before you’re headed toward the agro parks, please do inquire with the venue if they’re operating during the current MCO.
Written by Mr Muhammad Nabel Asyhar, Corporate Communications Department at Tourism Selangor