If there’s one thing worth praising about living in Malaysia, we are certainly blessed with lots of public holidays. So, why not make use of these holidays to explore some amazing outdoor activities? The good news is, we don’t have to travel overseas since our country itself has plenty to offer. Here are the 8 outdoor activities in Malaysia you should explore.
1) Whitewater Rafting In Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
If you love to seek some adrenaline rush on the water, then you’ll definitely enjoy the thrills of a whitewater rafting experience. One such place to do so is Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor, which only takes you about one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Do not worry if you are a newcomer to such extreme sport. There will be an experienced rafting coach to guide you throughout the rafting journey.
2) Explore Jungle Trekking In Taman Negara
As one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, Taman Negara is no doubt a majestic beauty worth exploring. For outdoor enthusiasts, jungle trekking is a must in Taman Negara. Best of all, there are plenty of trails you can choose to explore. One of them, of course, is Bukit Teresek where you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking view of Gunung Tahan!
3) Camping At Endau-Rompin National Park, Johor
From tube rafting to jungle trekking, there are plenty you can do at Endau-Rompin National Park in Johor. But if you love camping, this is definitely a great spot to do so. There are a few campsites you can pitch your tents such as Kuala Marong and Batu Hampar.
4) Hot Air Balloon Adventure In Putrajaya
Next time when you visit Putrajaya, why not take it to the next level? That said, you should give hot air balloon adventure a try. The ride, which lasted around 45 minutes, enables you to experience Putrajaya from the bird’s-eye view like never before. If you have a budget to spare, you can opt the RM1,000 ultimate tour which includes a hot air balloon flight as well as complimentary refreshments and buffet breakfast at a five-star hotel.
5) Go For A Cave Adventure In Gua Niah, Sarawak
Our country is blessed with lots of caves waiting to be explored. One of them is Gua Niah, located around 1 1/2 hours drive from Miri, Sarawak. From there, you can explore the 10.5-hectare Great Cave which used to be a home for human settlement dated as early as 40,000 years ago! Then, there’s the Painted Cave where you will find ancient wall paintings and remnants of boat-shaped coffins.
6) Experience The Sungai Sedim Canopy Walk In Kulim, Kedah
Measuring at 925 metres long, the Sungai Sedim Canopy Walk is reputed as one of the longest canopy walks in the world. Located around 30 minutes drive from Kulim town in Kedah, you can take photos while enjoying the wonderful sight of rainforest scenery from 26 metres above the forest floor.
7) Scaling The Heights Of Mount Kinabalu In Sabah
No mountain hiking would be complete without scaling the heights of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. After all, we are talking about the tallest mountain in Malaysia. And even if you can’t manage to reach the mountaintop, at least you have the bragging rights for doing the hiking trip.
8) Cycling At Forest Research Institute Of Malaysia (FRIM) In Kepong
Located 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur near Kepong, the 545-hectare Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is more than just a forestry research centre. You can rent a bicycle and cycle around the designated trails while enjoying the view of the natural surroundings. Since the trails are mostly comprised of hilly terrains, this is particularly a fun experience for mountain-biking lovers.