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Explore Malaysia with our guide to amazing outdoor activities across states

Explore Malaysia with our guide to amazing outdoor activities across states

We are officially in the Recovery Movement Control Order phase for Malaysia, and things are slowly getting back on their track. While some of us are still getting used to the upheaval of the “new normal” has brought to our lives, one thing is sure, most of us are excited by the news of interstate travel.

For adventurers out there, we know you have been longing for a real adventure to satiate your thirst. That’s why we are doing this list of places with exciting outdoor activities for you in Malaysia.

From hiking and glamping to cycling and kayaking, all these places make a desirable retreat to recharge yourself.



Time Capsule Retreat, credit: @shewalkstheworld
Tanah Aina Fahad Resort, credit: @mawardiyunus
The Sticks

The Sticks in Selangor is where breathtaking nature meets resort luxury. Here you can treat your tummy with scrumptious home-cooked food and go on an adventurous trek, backdropped by beautiful greenery.

You can also opt for Time Capsule Retreat if you are looking for an unconventional stay to enjoy your personal space, or experience the world’s oldest rainforest at Tanah Aina Fahad Resort, Pahang.



Bukit Gasing, credit: KP Kwan
Bukit Kiara, credit: @eatmorevege
Bukit Besi, credit: @enydiamond

Hiking is a great workout with the perks of having the chance to explore the greenery and take in the magnificent city view. KL and Selangor both boast several hiking places with plenty of trails to choose from ranging from easy to difficult.

Some of the popular options are Bukit Kiara, Bukit Gasing and Bukit Besi. At Bukit Kiara and Bukit Gasing, you get to trek through the suspension bridges that add excitement to your productive day.



Perdana Botanical Garden
Shah Alam National Botanical Park, credit: Concorde Hotel Shah Alam
Desa Park City Central Park

If you are not into distant travel and strenuous workout, how about having a bicycle ride in the town? Shah Alam National Botanical Park is a nature sanctuary packed with sights and thrilling activities. You can simply drop by for a simple walk and indulge in the lush gardens. If you are up for recreational activities, options like cycling, hiking and horseback riding are also available.

Another green lung of the city, Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur, makes an ideal retreat for city dwellers to cycle, jog or stroll, with a beautiful landscape to rest your eyes on. For pet owners, you can walk your loved one at Desa Park City Central Park.

Just remember to keep practising the art of social distancing while you’re at it.



Putrajaya Wetlands Park, credit: Saiful Nizam Abdul Gani
Dev's Adventure Tours, credit: @waldspirit76

While extreme sports are not permitted at the moment, you still can go kayaking for an adventure. The first place that springs to mind when we talk about kayaking is none other than the tropical paradise Langkawi.

With Dev’s Adventure Tours, you can embark on an exhilarating journey by paddling through the calm waters of Kilim Geoforest Park. For a short trip, head to the Putrajaya Wetlands Park for kayaking, stargazing and night trekking.



Kepong Metropolitan Park, credit: Islamic Tourism Centre of Malaysia
Hulu Langat Fishing Resort & Restaurant
Fish Valley Semenyih Restaurant_credit: OneMachi

Located at the northern end of Jinjang, Kepong Metropolitan Park is the go-to hang-out spot for the family-oriented. Well-known among the kite enthusiasts spending their weekend here, the place is also a good spot for fishing where an extensive lake abound.

Angler will not disappoint with Hulu Langat Fishing Resort & Restaurant. The place boasts proper facilities with two types of fishing spaces to choose from: the Shared Jetty for 2 persons and Private Platform and Chalet, which comes with a toilet, sofa and a private platform. If you are looking for a venue for both fishing and dining, Fish Valley Semenyih Restaurant is a good spot too.


Featured image courtesy of @deepcovekayak.