If you’re new to hiking and would like to start easy within the Klang Valley, I’d definitely recommend Taman Tugu. It’s a forest park with well-maintained trails and minimal elevation, suitable for families with young kids! The trail is also the prettiest in my book so it’s a treat for your eyes too.Continue reading Hiking at Taman Tugu During RMCO June 2020
Not sure if the 10.1km at Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam or Shah Alam Botanical Park (also known as Taman Pertanian Malaysia) was a hike or a walk. Basically, we walked on hilly tar road to Empangan Sg. Baru, then hiked on forest trails to Empangan Air Kuning. We were checking out the attractions along the way too so it was rather leisure.
I thought there’d be the typical nature walk or hike at KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) because that’s the usual case when there’s canopy walk, plus the place’s called a park. But nope.
We learned online that KL Forest Eco Park is opened at 7am; the signage at the park stated 8am onward though. Anyway, we only arrived at 9am and learned from the information counter at KL Tower that we need to get the free tickets from the ticketing counter for a canopy walkway tour at 10am.
We got our tickets, went to the entrance of KL Forest Eco Park located within the compound of KL Tower and discovered that the management of the park is a total haywire.
Long before, RK told me about nature walk at Taman Bukit Kiara: shaded and tarred walkway with pretty steep ascent; not only good for casual walk but also great for cycling. There are hiking routes that look pretty challenging to me too. And I’ve learned that over the years the park has been improved with exercise amenities.
I was there over the last weekend with RK and 3 other friends — 2 adults and 1 6-month-old baby! We were there for the easiest course of course. It was the baby’s first stroll in the park (literally because she was in the stroller) and it was my steepest ascent since earning my 5-inch-long battle scar. Continue reading Nature Walk at Taman Bukit Kiara Feb 2016
I need to exercise 3 days a week they say. I need to go outdoor for oxygen and negative ions they say. But my surgeon says I can’t exercise yet so I took a nature walk at Taman Rakyat, Klang instead.
My first memories of Taman Rakyat were during my childhood when my mom would wake the siblings up on Sunday mornings for a hike. I remember the hike being tiring and pretty scary (due to the height) for a primary school kid. In recent years however, I don’t visit Taman Rakyat that much anymore. Regardless, the park remained as one of the most popular (if not the most popular) parks in Klang. Continue reading Nature Walk at Taman Rakyat, Klang Feb 2016