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Gunung Keriang Recreational Park, Kedah

Gunung Keriang Recreational Park, Kedah

Gunung Keriang Recreational Park is located at about 12 km from Alor Setar. Gunung Keriang Recreational Park is popular for jungle trekking and camping.

Thus, there is another mountain, which is located adjacent to Gunung Keriang Recreational Park, is the Gua Gunung Keriang. Gua Gunung Keriang is also a place that is worth for exploring.

Location

About 12 km from Alor Setar, Kedah

How To Get There

By Car - From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (NSE), heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) into Alor Setar which is about 4km from this NSE exit.

By Bus/Taxi - Gunung Keriang Park is located about 10km from Alor Setar and is accessible by bus or taxi.

Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest, Kedah

Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest, Kedah

Lush with flora and fauna, Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest is located in Baling and is at 120 km southeast of Alor Setar. Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest is a haven for nature - lovers who seek retreat and tranquility. Picnicking at its seven - tier crystal clear waterfall is a major attraction in Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest.

Location

Baling, 120 km southeast of Alor Setar, Kedah

How To Get There

By Car - From KL, take the North South Expressway heading to Kulim. Located 42km from Kulim, you can drive to Bukit Hijau Park using the link road, looking out for signs directing you towards Taman Rekreasi Bukit Hijau.

By Taxi - Taxi service available from Kuala Ketil town.

Ulu Muda Eco Park, Kedah

Ulu Muda Eco Park, Kedah

Ulu Muda Eco Park is located in the eastern part of Kedah. Ulu Muda Eco Park consists of an area of 105,000 hectare. The Ulu Muda region is Kedah’s largest forest landscape.

Thus, a remote and unspoiled natural heritage wilderness, cited as one of the 10 best eco - tourism destinations under the National Eco - Tourism Plan. Ulu Muda Eco Park has extends into Thailand, allowing the free movement of wildlife across the border.

The scattered areas of intrusive granite rocks acts as a source of hot mineral springs and the nine salt licks, including Sira Hangat, which is the country’s largest mineral spring. Endowed with the best of nature’s beauty, the ecological park serves as a reserve for a variety of wild Malayan mammals, big and small.

Location

Eastern part of Kedah, bordering Thailand

How To Get There

By Road - It's a 1.5 hours drive from Alor Setar. You can get there via the North-South Expressway, taking the exit at Gurun (Interchange 173). Follow the trunk road to Sik (TR K10), then north towards Gulau (TR K8) followed by Gubir (TR K13).

Gua Kelam Recreation Park, Perlis

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Gua Kelam Recreation Park, Perlis

One kilometer from the peaceful town of Kaki Bukit, northwest of Perlis, is Gua Kelam. Kaki Bukit was once a small township engaged in underground tin mining. It is believed to have been hollowed out from a limestone massif by an underground stream over a long period of time.

Gua Kelam is literally translated as the “Dark Caves”. Gua Kelam has a 370 metres long cave passage. A wooden walkway suspended along the entire length of the well - lit passage allows visitors to view the magnificently formed stalactites and stalagmites.

Near the entrance of the cave is a recreational park. Besides having ample parking space, the park has a tourist information centre, food stalls and water sports facilities.

Location

1 km from the peaceful town of Kaki Bukit, northwest of Perlis

How To Get There

By Road - From the North-South (PLUS) Highway, take the exit via Changlun and take the Changlun-Kuala Perlis highway to Kangar. From Kangar, continue on route heading towards Padang Besar and you follow the signboard to Kaki Bukit or Wang Kelian.

By Bus - Take a bus going to Kaki Bukit at the Kangar's main bus station. Then, take a walk of 10 minutes.

Note

It is best to get a guide to venture into the cave

Perlis State Park, Perlis

Perlis State Park, Perlis

Another memorable experience of Perlis wonders is the State Park, which stretches along the longest continuous range of limestone hills in the country. Perlis State Park is located in the north - western part of the Malaysian - Thai border.

Comprising a total area of 5,000 hectares, the Park Forest reserve offers a wide range of finest natural scenery. The Nakawan Range has rich, heavily forested slopes, extensive cave systems, sheer cliff faces and numerous jungle streams.

Location

North - western part of the Malaysian - Thai border

How To Get There

By Road - From the North-South (PLUS) Highway, take the exit via Changlun and take the Changlun-Kuala Perlis highway to Kangar. From Kangar, continue on route heading towards Padang Besar - Wang Kelian. Continue your journey heading to Kaki Bukit Town and you will see Visitor Park Centre.

Bukit Air Recreational Park, Perlis

Bukit Air Recreational Park, Perlis

Bukit Air Recreational Park is located at a few kilometers north of the Golf Club. Visitors can experience the beautiful landscaped and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

Cool streams meander through tropical forest and waterfalls cascade into rocky pools. Bukit Air Recreational Park is an excellent location for picnics. Thus, Bukit Air Recreational Park has a camping ground and all the basic amenities.

Location

12km from the state capital, Kangar, Perlis

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, Penang

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, Penang

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is located at the foot of the Bukit Mertajam Hill. Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is a recreational park that is relatively unspoiled by man.

For the adventurous, to climb up the hill takes about 4 kilometers along a jungle track. At the top, one is rewarded with cool, flowing waters and a scenic view of Bukit Mertajam and its surrounding areas. At the peak, a sense of peace and tranquility prevails upon the visitor.

Location

8 km from the town centre of Bukit Mertajam, Penang

How To Get There

By Road - Take the main road, Jalan Kulim, through Bukit Mertajam. You will pass the old St Anne church on the right of the road, followed by the new St Anne church on the left, following by a small housing estate, Taman Bukit Indah. Thereafter, look for a road turning in on the left. Turn in and go straight until you reach the recreational forest at the end of the road.

Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, Negeri Sembilan

Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, Negeri Sembilan

Ulu Bendul Recreational Park is situated at 16 km from Seremban. Ulu Bendul Recreational Park is one of the six recreational parks identified for the development of eco - tourism.

The shady surroundings of Ulu Bendul Recreational Park and the refreshingly cool waters of the mountain streams make Ulu Bendul Recreational Park a favorite picnic haunts. Besides that, there is an 825 meter high Gunung Angsi or Angsi Mount that provides challenging tracks for mountain climbers and exciting jungle trails for nature lovers.

Location

15.5 miles along the Seremban-Kuala Pilah road, Negeri Sembilan

How To Get There

By Road - 35 minutes by taxi from Port Dickson and 5 minutes before the Royal Palace

Serting Ulu Recreational Forest, Negeri Sembilan

Serting Ulu Recreational Forest, Negeri Sembilan

Serting Ulu Recreational Forest is located in the Serting Forest Reserve. Serting Ulu Recreational Forest is about 15 minutes drive from Simpang Pertang in Jempol.

There are several facilities available in the Serting Ulu Recreational Forest. Among them are rest sheds, food stalls, restrooms and pavilions. Furthermore, the cool and refreshing waterfalls and man - made pool are the major attractions for visitors. The waterfall pool has a water lock used to control the water level, offers on opportunity to take o cool dip in refreshing water.

Location

15 minutes' drive from Simpang Pertang, Negeri Sembilan

Commonwealth Forest Park, Selangor

Commonwealth Forest Park, Selangor

Commonwealth Forest Park was launched in 1993 to commemorate the 14th Commonwealth Forest Meeting. Commonwealth Forest Park is situated on the left side of the main road just after the Templer’s Park.

In addition, Commonwealth Forest Park is shrouded by a forest, landscaped park, camping sites, chalet, water fountain, trekking paths and other facilities for the tourists to feel the natural beauty. Visitors who are passing Rawang from Kuala Lumpur should stop for a while at Commonwealth Forest Park.

Location

On the left side of the main road just after the Templer’s Park

How To Get There

By Car - The park is just 30 minutes drive through the old road from Kuala Lumpur to Rawang. Look out for signages along the way. Don't be put off by the narrow side road and the old looking bridge that leads to the park. Rest assured, you are on the right track.

Kanching Recreational Forest, Selangor

Kanching Recreational Forest, Selangor

The Kanching Recreational Forest offers a cool and soothing environment for tourists. Kanching Recreational Forest is an ideal place for picnics and visitors could take the opportunity to dip in the cool, refreshing water. The second and third levels are popular spots among picnickers where the waterfalls end up in spacious pools and boulder streams.

Location

Selangor

How To Get There

30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur

Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest, Selangor

Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest, Selangor

Cool, clear water river and rapids are the main attraction of the Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest. Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest is located at Lang river forest reserve area with colorful tropical rain forests and wide range species of flora and fauna. Besides that, there are also fruit orchards that are close to the tropical rain forest and facilities for camping, picnicking and swimming. There are also chalets for visitors to overnight in Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest.

Location

Hulu Langat, Selangor

How To Get There

By Car - Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest is located in the district of Hulu Langat, Selangor. From Cheras, head north on the Hulu Langat road (B52) towards Pangsun and Dusun Tua. The Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest is about 13km down this road. Alternatively, you can also take the Ampang road towards Ampang Tasik and go uphill towards Hulu Langat.

By Bus/Taxi - From Kuala Lumpur, take a City Liner bus No 572 in front of Metro Jaya to Kajang town. Then, catch a taxi either in front of Billion Shopping Centre or infront of Plaza Metro Kajang to take you to Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest.

Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, Johor

Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, Johor

Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest is located approximately 45 km from Johor Bahru. Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest is a forest that is reserved and is an animal sanctuary.

There are several waterfalls and pools at the foot of the mountain and they have become favorite picnic spots among locals and tourists. One can find a rope bridge that provides adventurous visitors the thrill of a “canopy walk” that is 40 meters high above the forest floor.

Location

45km to the north of Johor Bahru, Johor

Sekayu Recreational Forest, Terengganu

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Sekayu Recreational Forest, Terengganu

Sekayu Recreational Forest is located at Kuala Berang, about 60 km southwest of Kuala Terengganu. Sekayu Recreational Forest’s main attraction is the Sekayu Waterfall.

There are lush jungle - clad hills, a fruit orchard, a mini zoo, a bird park, a flower garden and a rest house at the base of Sekayu Recreational Forest. There are also public facilities for bathing and changing, as well as gazebos provided for the visitors.

Location

Kuala Berang, about 60 km southwest of Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

How To Get There

Visitors can use their own transportation or public transportation like airplane, bus or taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Berang before departing to The Recreational Forest of Sekayu.

Pelagat Forest Reserve, Terengganu

Pelagat Forest Reserve, Terengganu

Pelagat Forest Reserve is located at Besut, about 70 km northwest of Kuala Terengganu. There are facilities for jungle trekking, swimming and camping in the Pelagat Forest Reserve.

Visitors can indulge in camping and swimming at the Lata Tembakan Waterfalls area. Not far off from the Pelagat Forest Reserve is the LA Hot Spring.

Location

Besut, about 70 km northwest of Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Setiu Peladang Recreational Park, Terengganu

Setiu Peladang Recreational Park, Terengganu

The attractions of Setiu Peladang Recreational Park are the natural and serene surroundings such as tropical rain forest, river, caves, waterfalls and its flora and fauna.

Setiu Peladang Recreational Park is an ideal place to explore the nature as the trees and plants are labeled. Tropical fruit such as duku, cempedak, durian, rambai and rambutan can be found in Setiu Peladang Recreational Park.

Thus, seeds of flowers and tropical fruit can be purchased in Setiu Peladang Recreational Park. Other attractions of Setiu Peladang Recreational Park are such as jungle trekking, mountain climbing, bird watching and fishing. There are also accommodation provided in Setiu Peladang Recreational Park.

Location

10 minutes drive by car from Bandar Permaisuri, Terengganu

How To Get There

By Bus - Bus services are available from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. From Kuala Terengganu, visitors can proceed the journey to Bandar Permaisuri where The Setiu Peladang Recreational Park is situated about 1Okm from the town.

Ulu Geroh Recreational Forest, Perak

Ulu Geroh Recreational Forest, Perak

Be an ecotourist and experience the rainforest by going to Ulu Geroh Recreational Forest. Ulu Geroh Recreational Forest is an Orang Asli Kampung. For about one hour drive into hills east of Gopeng and about 25 km south of lpoh, is the Ulu Geroh Recreational Forest.

The last half of the ride is along a rough road through rubber, durian and oil palm plantation to the village on the edge of the rainforest. Visitors are advised to come in groups of a maximum of 20 people only.

The guides will normally take visitors to see the parasitic Rafflesia flower, which is the largest flower in the world and the Raja Brooke’s Birdwing butterfly as well as other forest bugs, plants and a small but beautiful waterfall.

Location

About 1 hour drive into hills east of Gopeng and about 25 km south of lpoh, Perak

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