Eco-Tourism Sector Has Gained Significant Attention in Tourism Market over the Years.
The rise of eco-adventure has attracted people around the world to start participating in outdoor and nature activities. Therefore, why not gain memorable experience in the state of Selangor as the state offers many attractive and exciting eco adventure activities. Listed below are some of the places for you to consider:
1) FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA (FRIM), KEPONG
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), 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.
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 transforming into a vegetable garden, and currently 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-metre high scenic waterfalls and challenging hiking trails with different levels 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 MyKad) on weekdays, RM2 (with MyKad) 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 metres high above sea level, takes an hour to reach the summit.
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 awesome scenery, taking pictures at the summit of Broga Hill is perfect for recollection. 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 Mount Kinabalu.
For more information, log on to www.mpkj.gov.my or contact 0387377899 / 0387371789.
5) WHITEWATER RAFTING, HULU SELANGOR
Located in Kuala Kubu Bharu, whitewater rafting is a lot of fun for those who want to experience the rugged water activity at the river which is 8km long.
Furthermore, various other activities can be carried out along the Selangor River. This activity is relevant 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 whitewater 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, the speed of the tube will be faster. Otherwise, participants need to temper with the currents using their hands to move forward. The estimated fee 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 approximate 4km route provided for visitors to explore the natural environment.
For bird lovers, they 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. Additionally, visitors can capture pictures in the mangrove areas as the scenery is breathtaking. The fee to enter this Nature Park is RM4 for adults and RM1 for entrants 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 go on a trip into the jungle by taking a fun and challenging 4×4 car ride rather than a regular city tour?
The 4×4 vehicle which is 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 requests by the participators 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 surrounding areas of Jugra as well as Batu Pahat Hill and witness the captivating natural scenery from the skies by participating in paragliding at Jugra Hill, Kuala Langat and Batu Pahat Hill, Hulu Selangor with approximate heights of 400 feet in the air.
These two places shouldn’t be dismissed by anyone who enjoys challenging activities, and want to try the experience of flying in the air. The best time to experience paragliding is between the months of March and September. The fee is estimated to be 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.
Selangor has numerous eco-adventure places for people to enjoy nature and extreme sports. The above-mentioned suggestions strongly encourage visitors to experience the special activities in the state. Moreover, Tourism Selangor recommends everyone to be vigilant always, and comply with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the Government to avoid the transmission of COVID-19 infection.