Perhaps you are too bored of doing the same-old-same-old activities like shopping, watching movies or perhaps hanging out in the malls. The inner adventurous side of you is pushing you to do something more interesting and fun perhaps? And this time with nature? Well, the closest thing to that would be to go and visit a recreational park. Yes! It would be a good idea that to start your desire off, Tripfez will unveil to you 6 unknown recreational parks in Malaysia and after you have read through, you can go whichever is the nearest to you. Enjoy!
1) Bukit Air Recreational Park, Perlis
Situated only a few kilometers north of the Golf Club in Perlis, Bukit Air Recreational Park allows visitors to embrace the mesmerizing nature, landscaped and sounds of the green and lush tropical forest. This spot possesses cool streams that flow refreshingly through the forest and splashy waterfalls cascade into the inviting pools. Bukit Air Recreational Park is an awesome place for family and friends’ gatherings, therefore, it has a camping ground and all the basic facilities. From the capital of Perlis, Kangar, it is only around 12 km away.
2) Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, Negeri Sembilan
The Ulu Bendul Recreational Park is located around 16 km from Seremban and it is one of the 6 recreational parks which was identified for the eco-tourism development. The surroundings of this park are shady and possess cool waters streaming down from the mountain top making it a favorite picnic spot. For the nature lovers who love to explore and hike, there is an 825-meter high hill/mount called Angsi Mount. To get here by road, from Port Dickson you can get taxi and ride for about 35 minutes.
3) Setiu Peladang Recreational Park, Terengganu
What attracts people to come visit the Setiu Peladang Recreational Park in Terengganu are the tranquil and natural settings. It is rich with river, caves, waterfalls, tropical rainforest and of course diversified flora and fauna. Here, visitors would be educated while exploring too as all the plants and trees are labeled for extra knowledge. Other activities that can be engaged here are mountain climbing, bird watching, fishing, and jungle trekking. This place is located 10 minutes by car from Permaisuri Town Terengganu.
4) Perdana Park, Tanjung Aru, Sabah
Launched in 2011, the Perdana Park is built on the grounds of Hone’s Place where the government’s quarters used to be nestled back in the 1930s’. Here, visitors can enjoy modern and beautiful landscapes and provides running jogging track, reflexology footpaths, playgrounds for kids, restaurants, fitness club, free purified water, and relaxing ambiance. With all the said amenities, the main attraction at Perdana Park is its Musical Fountain. People will come and enjoy the musical fountain’s show which comes alive from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. During the weekends, the show runs an extra half hour. Each session runs for 20 minutes with 10 minutes intervals. From Kota Kinabalu City, it only takes around 5 minutes to reach Perdana Park by car.
5) Sama Jaya Nature Reserve, Sarawak
The Sama Jaya Nature Reserve is the first multi-purpose urban forest park in Sarawak and it covers a huge surrounding of around 38 hectares. Located in the suburb of Tabuan Jaya which is not very far from the main town, this park comprises mostly of Karangas forest that gives a valuable greeneries for the city, recreation amenities for the people, education, as well as a crucial sanctuary for the urban wildlife. It used to be known as the Stutong Protected Forest, which is one of the oldest secured areas in Sarawak and was founded in 1950. The park’s main goal is to promote multiple uses of forests through inspiring more outdoor activities, nature conservation education as well as nature-based tourism among the people. Sama Jaya Nature Reserve Sarawak aims to conserve a “Green Island” for Kuching city.
6) Teluk Bahang Recreational Park, Penang
Located 24 km away from Georgetown, Penang, Teluk Bahang Recreational Park is measuring a large area of 32 hectares. This park is popular with the locals and is very well-maintained too. It is a complete park that provides basic amenities like picnic and camping areas, park benches, a playground as well as mesmerizing waterfalls. Here, it also provides an enticing introduction to the Malaysia rainforest which allows visitors to have a remarkable network of hiking pathways with varieties of flora and fauna as well as a well-manned forestry museum. Showcasing a wide variety of flora and fauna, Teluk Bahang Recreational Park provides an interesting introduction to the Malaysian rainforest with a good network of hiking trails and a well-manned forestry museum.
Hopefully, after reading through this article, you will have the urge on exploring these unknown recreational parks and perhaps put it in your list to be among the places you often visit with your family and friends in the future. Until the next article, have a great day!