2020 has been a year of lockdowns and indoors and many of us has gone a little crazy especially when our travel bug is just ragging to get out. The best and most popular way to burn off this excessive energy is to do something exciting and adrenaline pumping and that’s where eco-adventure comes in. The bustling state of Selangor, for all its colour activities and business, in particular has plenty to offer when it comes to exciting eco-adventures for everyone.
Here’s our top 9 spots to check out for that eco-adventure weekend:
1) FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA (FRIM), KEPONG
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong occupies an area of 600 hectares, and surrounded by the Lagong Hill Forest Reserve. One of its latest attractions is the Sky Walk. Among the activities that can be carried out here are having a picnic with your family, jogging on the Rover Track, walking under the canopy, camping, hiking, cycling and studying the beauty of nature. The entrance is RM5 and an additional RM5 will be charged if you bring a camera to take pictures. One interesting fact – FRIM, Kepong was initially a mining site before turning into a vegetable garden site and now is a free forest destination area with a cozy and quiet atmosphere.
For more information, contact: FRIM (03-62797000 or 03-62797575)
2) KANCHING ECO FOREST PARK
Kanching Eco Forest Park is a must-visit eco-tourism destination in Rawang. This eco forest park has 7 layers of 208-meter high beautiful waterfalls and challenging hiking trail with different level of difficulties. Not only that, visitors can also spend time with family by having a picnic 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 resistance path. There are 3 packages available for visitors where 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 according to the package.
For more information, log on to www.skytrex-adventure.org or contact +6013-276 9841
4) BROGA HILL, HULU LANGAT
Broga Hill is the most suitable hill to climb for all ages due to the less challenging and easy-climbing journey. The hill, which is only 400-meters high above sea level, takes an hour to reach the top. What is interesting about Broga Hill is that at the top of this hill is filled with green grass. With a combination of lalang and 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 to www.mpkj.gov.my or contact 0387377899 / 0387371789.
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 making this rafting activity ideal in Malaysia. Payment rates are estimated at RM199 to RM800 with a minimum requirement of 2 persons.
For more information, log on to www.malaysia-whitewater-rafting.com or contact +6012 -4653307.
6) WATER TUBING, HULU SELANGOR
Water tubing or tubing is also one of the water activities offered in Kuala Kubu Bharu besides white water rafting. This tubing activity is fun especially with friends and family because it does not require a paddle but only following the river currents. If the currents are strong, then the speed of the tube will be faster. If otherwise, participants need to temper with the currents using their hands to move forward. The estimated price for tubing activities is RM30.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 011-11414674.
7) TAMAN ALAM KUALA SELANGOR
Taman Alam, Kuala Selangor is a park surrounded by mangrove swamps with an almost 4-km route provided for visitors to explore the natural environment. For bird lovers, you 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, log on to www.kuala-selangor.com or contact 03-3289-2294.
8) 4X4 ADVENTURE TERATAK RIVERVIEW, HULU SELANGOR
Why not take a trip into the jungle by taking a fun and challenging 4×4 car ride rather than a regular city tour? 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 waterfalls. In addition, participants can have a picnic and swim in the river while enjoying the beauty of nature. The price range to experience this 4×4 adventure depends on the itinerary and demands by the participants with a minimum of 6 persons.
For more information, log on to www.teratakriverview.blogspot.com or contact +6012- 5653397.
9) PARAGLIDING (JUGRA HILL, KUALA LANGAT & 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 at Jugra Hill, Kuala Langat and Batu Pahat Hill, Hulu Selangor with approximate heights of 400-feet in the air. These two places are must-visits for anyone who enjoys challenging activities and want to try the experience of flying in the air. The suitable time to experience this paragliding activity is from the month of March to September and the fee is estimated at RM320 per person.
For more information, log on to www.mdkl.gov.my or contact 03-31803694) / www.mdhs.gov.com or contact 03-60641235.
The State of Selangor has many eco-adventure places for people to enjoy nature and extreme sports activities. The suggestions that have been given strongly encourage visitors to experience the memorable activities in the State of Selangor. In addition, Tourism Selangor recommends everyone to always be vigilant and comply with the standard operating procedure (SOPs) set by the Government to break the Covid-19 infection chain.
For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel.