At the moment, the Klang Valley is under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), so it’s not a good idea to pack your hiking gear and head out to the woods just yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t piece together your eco adventure itinerary now for when the coast is clear! With this in mind, Tourism Selangor has rounded up nine nature locations around the state for your #PlanNowTravelLater perusal.
Forest Research Intititute Malaysia (FRIM); Kepong
Occupying an area of 600 hectares, and nestled within the Lagong Hill Forest Reserve, FRIM is a popular spot for nature lovers. Its latest attractions is the Forest SkyWalk, which at 50m is at canopy level. Visitors can have picnics, jog, camp, hike, and cycle among other activities. The entrance is RM5 and an additional RM5 will be charged if you bring a camera for photos.
For more information, contact FRIM at 03 6279 7000 / 03 6279 7575.
Kanching Eco Forest Park; Rawang
This eco forest park has a seven-tier, 208-metre-high set of waterfalls as well as a moderately challenging hiking trail that appeals to varying levels of fitness. Picnics by the cascades are a normal sight. The entrance fee is RM1 (with MyCard) on weekdays, RM2 (with MyKad) on weekends and RM5 for non-citizens.
For more information, visit selangor.travel or contact 03 5513 2000.
Skytrex Sungai Chongkak; Hulu Langat
Skytrex has been dubbed “Malaysia’s First Flying Fox Park” and continues to attract many thrill seekers after moving to Sungai Chongkak from Shah Alam. Located deep in the forest, this place has a gamut of tricky obstacles that test wit and endurance. Three levels of difficulty are available, so pick wisely. The entrance fee range between RM50 to RM130 according to package.
For more information, visit skytrex-adventure.org or contact 013 276 9841.
Broga Hill; Hulu Langat
Considered by many as a climb that is great for the casual hiker, Broga Hill peaks at 400 metres above sea level and the journey to the top usually takes an hour or so. There are actually a few hills to traverse, and the tall verdant grass, coupled with a scenic backdrop, give this place an undeniable photogenic quality. A fee of RM1 will be charged for hiking.
For more information, visit mpkj.gov.my or contact 03 8737 7899 / 03 8737 1789.
White Water Rafting; Hulu Selangor
With a stretch of river that spans 8km long, the call of white water rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu has been answered by many an adventurous individual. This adrenaline-pumping activity is best performed in pairs or in groups, with an age range of 8 to 88 years old. Payment rates are estimated at RM199 to RM800 with a minimum of two persons.
For more information, visit malaysia-whitewater-rafting.com or contact 012 465 3307.
Water Tubing; Hulu Selangor
Sometimes simply called tubing, water tubing is another water sport offered at Kuala Kubu Bharu. This activity relies on the river currents, which determines the speed and movement of the tube. In calmer waters, participants may need to use their hands as paddles to move the tube in the desired direction. The estimated price is RM30.
For more information, visit email@example.com or contact 011 1141 4674.
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor; Kuala Selangor
Famed for its mangrove swamps, Taman Alam Kuala Selangor grants visitors a 4km route in which to take in the majesty of the vibrant ecosystem therein. The place is also great for bird lovers, who can use an observation tower to observe and photograph about 150 species of birds from Malaysia and beyond, including migrating birds from Siberia and Russia. The entrance fee is RM4 for adults and RM1 for those under 16.
For more information, log on to kuala-selangor.com or contact 03 3289 2294.
4×4 Adventure Teratak Riverview; Hulu Selangor
If off-roading is your bag, this is something to consider. The 4×4 car provided will meander through forest routes that skirt traditional villages, fruit plantations, swamps, and waterfalls, with a river crossing or two along the way. Participants can also have a picnic and a swim in the river. The price range depends on the itinerary and participant requests, with with a minimum of six persons required.
For more information, visit teratakriverview.blogspot.com or contact 012 565 3397.
Paragliding; Jugra Hill, Kuala Langat and Batu Pahat Hill, Hulu Selangor
Take to the skies and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the areas surrounding Jugra Hill in Kuala Langat and Batu Pahat Hill in Hulu Selangor with this paragliding adventure. Nerves of steel may come in handy as you soar some 400 feet up in the air. The best window to experience this activity is between the months of March and September, and the fee is estimated at RM320 per head.
(Images courtesy of Tourism Selangor)