5 Places To Visit in Selangor Post-CMCO
Early planning avoids hassles!
Another CMCO means another prolonged period of time when we have to stay inside our homes as much as possible. While it may be refreshing to get to stay at home more than ever, it can take a toll on our mental health too and what better way to replenish our mental wellbeing than being in nature?
Hence, the concept of agro tourism has grown rapidly amongst the tourism industry. And frankly, there are many agro parks offering various activities in the state of Selangor. Yes, you can get a dose of nature in big cities too!
So, here are the 5 agro tourism destinations in Selangor we have listed out for you to #PlanNowTravelLater!
For agricultural enthusiasts who plan to come here, invite your friends and family along as they can learn about your agricultural interests such as herbs, paddy, pineapple and fishes, as well as a G2G Animal Garden where animal feeding is allowed! MAEPS Park provides many activities for those who want to experience the plantation and agriculture areas. Oh, if you get hungry while exploring nature, you can visit House of Kambing, where you can enjoy a set meal of grilled mutton steamed rice (Nasi Kukus Kambing Bakar). House of Kambing is also home to goats and camels, but don’t worry, you won’t be dining in their sheds. If you’re tired and plan to spend the night somewhere nearby, you can also do so at Nafas Cube with their unique cabin and tube concept.
Entrances fee: RM65 without MyKad, RM45 with Mykad, RM35 student
Operation hour: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
MAEPS Lookout Tower
2. The National Botanical Garden
Located in Shah Alam, you can enjoy a park that is designed for leisure as well as for research purposes. The National Botanical Garden is an agro tourism park that features a green, serene and refreshing environment. You can also experience the four seasons; spring, summer, fall and winter in its famous special attraction, the four-season house. However, the four-season house will only be reopened in early 2021. Well, better safe than sorry! For flora and fauna lovers, there are also cactus, orchid and spice gardens as well as an animal park and fruit gardens among others.
Entrance fee: RM3 (12-54 y/o), RM1 (6-11 y/o), RM1 (55 y/o and above), free for OKU
Operation hour: Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm)
Botanical Lake Garden
3. Selangor Fruit Valley
Who doesn’t love some refreshing goodness only fruits can provide? Well, if you are looking for that post-CMCO, you can visit the fruit garden located in Kuala Selangor, Selangor Fruit Valley. Not only are there many types of local fruit farms, you can also enjoy the fruits for free! There are a variety of fruit plants that can be found here such as the starfruit, guava, papaya, rambutan and many more! Aside from fruits, there are also other attractions and activities set in store for you such as the mini petting zoo and deer farm for animal lovers, kayaking for the more extreme, wild-at-heart souls and kelulut honey farm and traditional houses fit for those who enjoy a much chiller trip. If you get tired of walking, well, there is a tram service where you can take a stroll around the park while getting to enjoy fresh air. Best of all, there is also a coconut stall where you can quench your thirst with fresh coconut water after your eye-opening yet tiring stroll.
Entrance fee: RM8 (Adult), RM4 (OKU and Kids 5-12 y/o), FREE (Below 5 y/o)
Operation hour: Every day except Friday (9.00am to 4.00pm)
Herbal Garden / Image via Selangor Fruit Valley
4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
For those who prefer to indulge in more extreme physical activities during their travels, well FRIM is the perfect destination for you! Initially a mining site before turning into a forest destination area with an area of 600 hectares, there are a lot of activities you can experience while being surrounded by the beauty of Lagong Hill Forest Reserve. One of its latest attractions is the Sky Walk. There is also a Rover Track and hiking and cycling activities available for those who want to break a sweat. However, for those who prefer a quiet and relaxed trip, fret not! FRIM can offer that to you as well; have a picnic with your family and experience camping surrounded by the lushness of Mother Nature. Additionally, you will be charged an extra RM5 if you bring in a camera for pictures.
Entrance fee: Without Mykad (RM5 adult), RM1 (kids without uniform), With Mykad (RM1 adult), (Free, OKU and kids with uniform)
Operation hour: Monday to Friday (8.00am to 5.00pm)
5. Kuan Wellness Eco Park
Visitors will enjoy the refreshing environment of the gardens with a natural ecological health tourism theme which also offers several exciting activities in this eco-park. Among the attractions at this park is the mini zoo where visitors can feed the friendly animals such as rabbits, ducks and birds. Other than that, visitors can also visit the tropical fruit farms, watch the process of bird’s nest production which will later be used as health products and enjoy beautiful landscapes for pictures.
Entrance fee: RM3 for bird nest showroom, RM5 for mini zoo
Operation hour: 9.00 pagi - 5.00 petang (Everyday)
Pack your bags!
Who knew Selangor had many agro tourism destinations that allow us to refresh our minds and enjoy the vibe surrounded by nature? While we are all antsy to be able to travel again, don’t forget to adhere to the SOPs set by the government and maintain a 1-metre social distance from others to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
For more information, visit the official website of Tourism Selangor at selangor.travel!
Cover image via FRIM Skywalk