|Sepang International Kart Circuit||Asian Water Sports Village|
Whether in the day or at night, there are plenty of fantastic adventures you can go on in Selangor, this state surrounding KL that ranges from the mountains to the sea. Here are some suggestions for great outdoor experiences.
Sepang International Kart Circuit
If you’re in Sepang for the Malaysian MotoGP, the very next best thing to taking to the track proper is doing some hot and fast laps at the Sepang International Kart Circuit. Designed as a miniaturised version of the Sepang International Circuit, the 1.25km go-kart track’s 11 bends are just as challenging as its big sister’s, and you can enjoy the sensation of speed while being so close to the ground you feel as if you were sitting on the tarmac. So grab some friends and test your bravery in corners, and feel like a champ as you take the chequered flag. For rates and bookings, go to www.malaysiangp.com.my or call 03 8778 2283.
Selangor River White Water Rafting
Up in the hills in Hulu Selangor is Malaysia’s most popular spot for white-water rafting. About 90 minutes from KL just near Kuala Kubu Bharu, the 7km stretch offers a challenging experience to both beginners and pros, thanks to rapids graded 1 through 4. After a safety briefing, where you’ll pick up your paddle and helmet (as well as tips on what to do if you fall in), you take to the white water, steering the raft through canyons and waterfalls before heading to a campsite. For rates and bookings, go to www.thepaddlerz.com or call 03 7722 3511.
Asian Water Sports Village
For another wet pursuit, you can try some of the hottest water sports rides at the Asian Water Sports Village in Puchong. There’s something for everything on this massive 200-acre lake, and whether you’re into jet skiing, banana boating, inner tubing or kayaking, or prefer to simply kick back with your friends and relax with a spot of fishing, this place has it all. For some high-octane fun, get behind a speed boat and hop on the Evo Pro, GX4 or Aquafly to experience some aquatic-based adrenalin. Bring the kids for some kite-flying and sandcastle fun while you fire up the grill and serve up a lush barbecue. Special packages are available if you want to make a weekend out of it, as well as for big groups and annual dinners. The venue also makes the perfect location for team-building exercises and private parties of any kind. Visit www.asianwatersportsvillage.com and call 016 2291030 or 016 2621030 to find out more.
|Selangor River White-Water Rafting||Paragliding at Bukit Jugra.|
Paragliding at Bukit Jugra
If you’re looking for an airborne adventure, you can take to the skies in a paragliding excursion for a real bird’s-eye view of the earth. The hilly terrain and frequent updrafts in and around the 780ft-high Bukit Jugra make this an ideal spot for paragliding. And not to worry if you’ve never been in the air before, as guidance and training will be given and in no time, you’ll be soaring free. Bukit Jugra is one of Southeast Asia’s finest spots for paragliding, so take the opportunity and reach for the sky. Call the Kuala Langat District Council at 03 3187 2825/2732 for details.