Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sites of Interest in the Park of Beauty

Continuing our list of fun recreation spots in Selangor State Park (Taman Negeri Selangor). Let's call it TNS for short!

Here are some other favorite spots:

1. Kuala Kubu Baru
This quaint town is just outside TNS boundary. It has some lovely old buildings and is a spot for culture and heritage for Selangor.

2. Sg. Sendat
Sg. Sendat is a fun recreation spot for the family, located in Hulu Selangor, and is part of TNS. It is a great place to spend a afternoon swimming and picnicking. Just please don't forget to clean up your own rubbish!

3. Commonwealth Park
6 km from Rawang along the Rawang-KL road.
This is a quaint picnic site with a small river running through it. The base area is run by the Selangor Forestry Department. The site above is run by Selangor Tourism. There is camping and a bit of hiking as well.

4. Sungai Chongkak
13 km from Cheras town, along the Hulu Langat to Pangson road.
Another popular recreation site of TNS. Along the river here is a waterfall and nice swimming pools... Ahhh refreshing! For the fit and brave, there is also hiking up to Bukit Chenuang, which is about 850 meters above sea level. Just always be sure to tell a ranger before you set off. Always go with a friend, stay on the trail, and bring plenty of water.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sites of Interest in the Park of Beauty

Below are some sites in this magnificent Selangor State Park. We hope you can give us some feedback on your favorite sites :

1. Fraser's Hill-the Gap
A popular, hill top retreat. The Gap and Fraser's Hill itself are very popular birding sites. There are many places to stay in Fraser's Hill and it make
s a wonderful weekend retreat. This is one of the areas still remaining to be gazetted as part of the Selangor State Park.

2. Sungai Tua Recreation Site
Located 10KM from Selayang Town along the Ulu Yam- Gombak Road, past Batu Dam.
A location a family will love with several picnic sites. While the river is generally shallow, at times it flows with full enthusiasm of the rain forest. (aaaaaaaahhhhh)

3. Commonwealth Park
Located 6km from Rawang, along the Rawang to K.L road. (Malaysia not Singapore) A nice small picnic site for families and friends.

4. Klang Gates Quartz Ridge
Located at the back of Taman Melawati, off Jalan Ulu Klang.
Several exciting but well hidden trails run top this awesome Ridge. But take note - while it is beautiful, it is also very dangerous as the trails are very steep and narrow at places. Not recommended for younglings. There is a small swimming spot at the base of the Ridge but unfortunately it is not always clean. The Klang Gates is another area that has not yet been gazetted as part of the Selangor State Park. We hope it will be gazetted soon!

5. Ampang Recreation Site
Located at the very end ( or at the very start) of Jalan Ampang.
With a river, picnic spots and lovely trees. It is another fun spot for a weekend or weekstart or week-middle swim.

6. Sungai Tekala Recreation Site
Located 13 km from Semenyih Town along the Semenyih-Ulu Langat Road. With water as clear as the morning dew and few nice gentle pools along the river's way, it is better than Disney World. (Yes, you can sell your plain ticket to Orlando, you don't need it any more!)

7. Gunung Nuang
Located 17 km from Cheras along the Ulu Langat to Pangson road. A very beautiful but very challenging mountain hike. For the fit and not for the faint of hearts.