Unplug your devices, turn off your cell-phones and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
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If you haven’t discovered Selangor and its night-time outdoor activities, then you should! Here are five (5) of Selangor’s attractions which will bring you closer to nature and bedazzle your night.
1) Explore Some of the Best Stargazing Spots
A 45-minute journey from Kuala Lumpur and easily accessible by KTM, Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) remains as one of the best spots preferred by avid stargazers.
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Stargazing in KKB is an ideal getaway from the city. The fewer the streetlights, the better!
You can enjoy the night-time vibe by stargazing, which also helps to reduce the emission of the Chlorofluorocarbon Refrigerant (CFC), if you were to stay at home switching on the air-conditioner.
You do not have to go very far to enjoy stargazing, as Selangor has the best spots for you.
The Semenyih Dam is another place to add to your list of stargazing sites. It does not require hiking but it does take a little bit of a drive... Bring along your comfort items like blankets, yoga mats or reclining chairs to improve viewing experience.
2) Mesmerising Fireflies
A trip to Kuala Selangor without stopping by at Kampung Kuantan to watch fireflies will not be complete.
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The village is situated about 56 km from Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the most well-known firefly-watching spots in Selangor. You can ride on the traditional sampan which can fit up to four people to see the lightning bugs!
Besides that, replanting Berembang trees would help support the efforts to conserve fireflies’ habitats so that our future generations stand a chance to admire these beauties.
Bukit Belimbing, which is also located in Kuala Selangor, is another firefly paradise along the Selangor River. It is an enchanting experience to ride a boat during the evening and witness the beauty of the fireflies. It is very important to create awareness on conserving Berembang trees for the fireflies to breed and to help maintain the cleanliness of the river.
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Having a picnic by Sungai Congkak is a must-do to those who love the vast greenery surroundings and swim-able rivers. It is situated in the Hulu Langat district and is a 50 minute-drive from Kuala Lumpur, and we can bet that it is worth the visit!
When you’re visiting, however, do not forget to pack and tidy everything up before you leave, okay?
If you’re looking for a great camping spot, the Commonwealth Eco Forest Park is perfect for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the great outdoors. It provides an idyllic green getaway by combining dense jungle with landscaped gardens, lakes, campgrounds, chalets, jogging tracks, hiking trails and many more! Also, “leave nothing but footprints”; the simplest and most fundamental rule of all time.
4) Love Heritage, Love Nature, Love Life! – Jungle School Gombak
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Jungle School Gombak is a hidden gem that welcomes you on an eye-opening outdoor and cultural adventure. It is situated in Batu Caves and you get to experience Indigenous People’s authentic lifestyle, life skills, cultures and day-to-day activities. The Interpretation Walk module at Jungle School Gombak allows you to learn about the history of the jungles of Gombak.
It is important to preserve nature and culture as they will become a valuable heritage to the new generations.
5) Staycation – Eco-friendly and Unique
With the tagline “Get Lost, Naturally”; The Sticks, KKB brings you to several jungle houses. It takes an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur and is an off-grid glamping retreat with 12 unique houses.
You will get to unwind and enjoy the moments spent swaying in hammocks under the stars, floating down the river or dining on hearty home-cooked meals while enjoying comfort during the stay.
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The retreat provides a back-to-nature experience that aims to connect visitors to nature; Sekeping Serendah Retreats is a private retreat that strives to be environmentally-conscious.
The sheds are transparent to celebrate the natural-beauty surroundings.
And the fact that there is no air-conditioning and you have to bring your own toiletries here also shows how eco-friendly the place is.
Activities range from jungle trekking, taking a dip in the waterfalls, visiting the Orang Asli’s villages, and many more!
Take your friends or family to some quality outdoor night activities in Selangor, and enjoy and appreciate the bedazzling night-time moments together with your loved-ones!
The campaign “Nak Bercuti? Pusing Selangor Dulu” by Tourism Selangor has been highlighting the State’s best attractions, however, it is to be reminded that tourists in Selangor must adhere to the SOPS set by the Malaysian National Security Council.
You should also remember to maintain social distancing, use hand sanitizers on a regular basis and wear your face masks at all times.
If you want to know more about Selangor’s unique and bedazzling night-time vibes, you can log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat