The river itself is rough in some places, with a few small falls and pools. But there is also a large area where the river flattens out and makes for a very gentle, shallow swimming area - making it a perfect location for family outings.
The forests within Sg. Tekala Recreation Forest are beautiful, with some magnificent old growth trees including Jelutong, Chengal and other individuals, some that are well over 100 years old! In 2003 there was an exciting addition to science with the discovery of a new stream-side adapted dipterocarp tree species Vatica yeechongii found growing in the Sg. Tekala Recreation Forest area.
There is a small auditorium and forest species garden plot, available only for pre-arranged group visits, that makes the site an excellent place for school fieldtrips. Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES), together with the Forestry Department, has run over 20 fieldtrips at Sg. Tekala over the past few years, with the schools that participate in TrEES' Taman Negeri Selangor School Programme.
Selangor Forestry Department. For more information on the school programme, contact Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES).
So the next time you want a family outing, skip the shopping mall and take a drive to Sg. Tekala Recreation Forest, Taman Negeri Selangor, and experience your living heritage!
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