Agro tourism, a new concept to tourism destination.
Agro tourism is growing rapidly in this industry. There are many agro parks offering various activities in the State of Selangor. The following suggestions are the top 5 agro tourism destinations in Selangor you may want to visit post Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
1) MAEPS Agro Tourism Park
Maeps Agro Tourism Park is an ideal agro park where you can spend time with your family surrounded by the beauty of nature.
MAEPS park provides dozens of activities for those who want to explore the plantation and agriculture areas. One of the attractions is the “House of Kambing” which is home to goats and camels, and you may also enjoy a set of “Nasi Kukus Kambing Bakar” meal. Other than that, there are also agricultural sites where you can learn about herbs, paddy, pineapple and fishes, as well as a G2G Animal Garden where you can feed the animals and many more. In addition, you can stay the night at Nafas Cube with their unique cabin and tube concept.
Entrance fee: RM65 without MyKad, RM45 with Mykad, RM35 student
Operation hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
2) THE NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHAH ALAM
The National Botanical Garden is an agro tourism park designed for leisure purposes as well as for research.
The National Botanical Garden features a green, serene and refreshing environment. This park has its special attraction for visitors which is the famous four-season house where you can experience all 4 types of seasons; winter, spring, summer and autumn. However, the four-season house will only re-open to the public in early 2021. Furthermore, there are cactus, orchid and spice gardens, inclusive of animal park, fruit gardens, among others.
Entrance fee: RM1 (6-11 y/o), RM3 (12-54 y/o), RM1 (55 y/o and above), free for OKU
Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm)
3) SELANGOR FRUITS VALLEY, KUALA SELANGOR
If you are planning a trip to a fruit garden, Selangor Fruits Valley is the perfect place for you because this area has several types of local fruit farms and you can also enjoy fruits free-of-charge.
Additionally, there are other attractions and activities such as mini petting zoo, kayaking, deer farm, traditional houses, kelulut honey farm, etc. Meanwhile, there are a variety of plants such as starfruit, guava, papaya, rambutan and so on. Besides, a tram service is available for you to tour around the park while enjoying fresh air. There is also a coconut stall where you can take a rest and quench your thirst with fresh coconut water.
Entrance fee: RM8 Adult, RM4 60 y/o and above, RM4 Oku and Kids 5-12 y/o, free below 5 y/o
Operation hours: Every day except Friday (9.00am to 4.00pm)
4) FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA, KEPONG (FRIM)
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. Furthermore, there are plants and trees such as Rubiaceae (coffee family), Fabaceace (bean family), Euphorbiaceae (rubber family), 116 years old Keladan tree, Melaka tree and many more. 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, and is now forest destination area with cosy and quiet atmosphere.
Entrance fee: Without Mykad (RM5 adult), (RM1 kids without uniform), (Free, OKU and kids with uniform)
Mykad (RM1, adult), (RM1, 13 y/o and above), (Free, OKU and kids with uniform)
Operation hours: Monday to Friday (8.00am to 5.00pm)
5) KUAN WELLNESS ECO PARK, KUALA LANGAT
Kuan Wellness Eco Park is one of the interesting destinations that you can visit in Selangor.
Visitors will enjoy the refreshing environment of the gardens with a natural ecological health tourism theme, offering several exciting activities. Among the attractions at this park is the mini zoo where visitors can feed the friendly animals such as rabbits, ducks and birds. Apart from that, guests can also visit the tropical fruit farms, watch the process of bird’s nest production which will be sold as health products; plus enjoy the scenic landscape for pictures.
Entrance fee: RM3 for bird nest showroom, RM5 for mini zoo
Operation hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm (everyday)
Selangor has numerous exciting agro tourism destinations for visitors to explore. While enjoying your visit to these places as recommended by Tourism Selangor, do comply to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and always maintain one metre physical distancing to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.