Malaysia’s 10 Outdoor Activities You Must Try!
People nowadays tend to stay in air conditioned rooms and maintain a sedentary lifestyle, rather than going outside and subjecting themselves to activities that make them sweaty. However, outdoor activity not only promotes mental and physical health, but also boosts the bonds among people. Let’s get outside and enjoy the outdoors!
1. Broga Hill
Broga Hill is very accessible and is not a difficult climb for even the most sedentary of people. It is quite suitable for everyone to climb and get a refreshing work out during the holidays. Taking just around thirty minutes (depending on one’s fitness level or how often one stops for photos), you can reach the highest peak from the foot of the mountain. If you go start your ascent at 5am, you can witness the fascinating sunrise view that awaits for you upon your arrival at the peak. After climbing the hill, you can go to the temple nearby to worship and then stop by the nearby village to eat roasted fish which looks and tastes delicious, making visitors mouths water.
2. Eagle Ranch Resort
Are you fond of the cowboy lifestyle? If the answer is yes, then Eagle Ranch Resort will definitely be your choice. Inspired by Western American design, it brings together a variety of entertainment options, such as go-karts, archery, paintball, boating, rope obstacle and climbing course, and much more.
Address: Lot 544, Batu 14, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 6-6610 495
Open hours: 9am – 6pm
3. Xtion Paintball Park
Come and join the shooting competition to the hilt! Troubles in your daily life will disappear at the moment when you and your friends starting shooting each other up. Paintball battles are capable of strengthening team spirit, strengthening your body and allowing you to feel the adrenaline through thrilling combat.
Address: National Xtreme Sports Park (formerly known as Family Park), National Sports Complex Bukit Jalil, 57700 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3-8027 0658
4. Bukit Tabur Hill, Melawati
Compared to Broga Hill, Bukit Tabur Hill is relatively steep, so we suggest you pack and prepare for the climb with climbing accessories like alpenstock. As a rocky hill located at Taman Melawati, Bukit Tabur is also called Crystal Hill / Bukut Hangus / Bukit Melawati. It is a natural landscape as a result of plate tectonic movements millions of years ago, and is also home to the longest quartz mine in the world, which is about 16 kilometers long and spans across more than 20 mountains. During your hike you will be able to see fragments of crystal which are absolutely breathtaking. Furthermore, the incredible beauty of the dam will overwhelm you and impress you as you hike through the forest on your way to the peak. Don’t hesitate to come to this utopia in the city!
5. Bukit Nanas
Not many people know about the urban green lung located at the heartland of the city called, Highland Tower. It is Bukit Nanas. Whenever you have some free time, it is really convenient for you to go there and take a walk, refreshing your mind and experiencing the marvelous journey walking through this magnificent forest in the city.
Address: Lot 240, Bukit NanasJalan Raja Chulan50250 Kuala Lumpur
Open hours: 7am – 6pm (including weekends and public holidays)
As a town at the north side Selangor, Sekinchan it is well known for its paddy fields. The fine views of the fields vary alternatively throughout the whole year, but they are always stunning. This variety allows you to experience the fields differently during the year. To be exact, the rice transplanting period is in March and September every year and a large field of rice has a vivid green color at the time. To see the billowing field of golden rice, the best time to come here is in June or December, its harvest time.
7. Templer Park
Named after Sir Gerald Templer, an English administrative staffer during the colonial period, Templer Park contains natural history that is over 130 million years old and is one of the six National Parks in Malaysia. Nothing is more relaxing and attractive than the pristine water fall cascading down on the rocks. You will feel joyous when you have a picnic beside the water fall surrounded by tall trees with all sorts of wild animals darting out unexpectedly. Let’s reconnect with nature at Templer Park!
Address: Jalan Templer Suasana 1 Templer Park, Rawang, Selangor
Open hours: All day
8. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon is an acclaimed theme park with five different themes and more than 80 kinds of recreation facilities and activities for you and the family to choose from. There are countless games to play, such as, the paintball game, mountain cycling, rock climbing, go-kart racing, bungee jumping, all-terrain vehicle driving, the Pontianak Theatre of Fear and laser wars of Terminator. The wide array of entertainment activities is too large to cover in this article! Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is undoubtedly a perfect place for the whole family to get away from the pressure of city life and is conveniently located within fifteen minute drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Address: 3, Jalan Lagoon Timur (9/1), Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-5639 8600
Open hours: 7:00am – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri)
9:00am – 9:30pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
9. Taman Pertanian Shah Alam
Taman Pertanian Malaysia is an agricultural park located at Shah Alam, famous for Sky Trek. Through the exciting outdoor activities with friends, you are able to recharge yourself and escape from reality. If you prefer something not so stimulating, don’t worry because it also provides activity on the ground. Cycling around the park is one of the happy moments you can have while visiting the park. It also covers a large area so there is free bus service for you to utilize for your traveling needs. Finding out both the attractive water fall and the thrilling outdoor activities at Taman Pertanian Malaysia, I’m sure you will love this spot which allows you to rejuvenate quickly.
Address: Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 Shah Alam
Tel: +60 3-5510 6922
Open hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
* Park is closed on Mondays except during school holidays or public holidays
10. Titiwangsa Lake Garden
Titiwangsa Lake Garden was once the location of the Eye of Malaysia and mere twenty minute drive from downtown. With the natural beauty of lakes and mountains and the famous twin Petronas Towers, it is well-suited for a family and friends to participate in the outdoor activities, especially the ones on the water. Visiting the garden offers you a chance to go horseback riding, take a pedal boat, take a row boat, go rollerblading and so on. You can also have fun going on a picnic here.
Address: Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2693 6661
Open hours: 7am — 9pm daily