Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, this time around why not explore the great outdoors that can be found within Semenyih?
By Nurul Rustam
Semenyih is a haven for nature and outdoor lovers. Be it a retreat with your family and friends or a corporate retreat, Semenyih offers varied options for the different walks of life to enjoy. Here’s our top four definitive picks.
Waze Tekala Waterfalls Semenyih (Coordinates and Map : N03 03.62’ E101 52.13’
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm daily
Entry fee: RM1 (adults) and RM0.50 (kids)
If you are a fan of nature, then look no further than Tekala Falls. Tekala Falls is the ideal place for your family to have a picnic, especially after a hectic day in the office. Imagine being serenaded by the sounds of nature as you walk along the trails. From the soothing sound of the rivers flowing to birds chirping, this is where you get to be at one with nature while enjoying the fun in the sun at the waterfalls. Be prepared though to be greeted by a group of monkeys upon entering. While the guards claim they are harmless, you might want to carry bananas just to err on the side of caution.
Lot 485, Sg Lalang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Tel: +60 3-8724 2680
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Entrance fee: RM15 (adult) and RM10 (kids)
This is the famous ostrich farm that you might have heard about last year when one of its ostriches, Chikaboo, broke loose on the Federal Highway after jumping out from its owner’s car. Since then, many Malaysians have called to ask about Chikaboo’s well-being. Well, fret not, she is doing well!
Ostrich Wonderland was opened in 2000 and is a place for various types of poultry. This animal farm is used as an educational programme for schools as well as for local events in and around the Klang Valley area. Here, you can learn not only about ostriches, but also the different types of poultries such as geese, turkey, guineafowl and various types of chickens! Apart from that, you will get to enjoy pony rides with a fee of RM5 only! This place comes alive especially during Christmas where you can buy turkeys for your Christmas Eve feast.
Semenyih Eco Resort & Recreation
1351, Jalan Sungai Lalang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-7987 9600
Opening hours: 8am to 11pm
Semenyih Eco Resort & Recreation is located 43 km away from Kuala Lumpur and 11 km away from Semenyih. With its back-to-nature ambience, it is definitely a great place for a quick getaway from the bustling city life and the heavy traffic Here at Semenyih Eco Resort & Recreation, you can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities as well as the facilities while at the same time enjoying mother nature. They have various outdoor activities such as ATV Ride, flying fox, biking and even paintballs too! Outdoor activities aside, you can have a stay or two at their resort and try their container hotel. Apparently, it is the biggest in Malaysia! Semenyih Eco Resort & Recreation is suitable for outdoor lovers and those who are looking for a constant adrenaline-pumping staycation.
Lot 1742 & 1369, Jalan Tarun Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6011-1668 6188 / +6011-1668 6186
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily
Located just around 30 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur, Paradise Valley is surrounded by the green hills of the most popular hills in Malaysia, Broga Hills. Broga Hills is noted for its tranquillity and a calm retreat away from the city’s heat. As its name suggests, Paradise Valley combines both a relaxing retreat and exciting fun days for you and the entire family.
There are plenty of activities with tons of fun outdoor activities such as kayaking, flying fox, obstacle courses, wall climbing, horse riding and many more. This makes Paradise Valley ideal for your friends and family as well as company retreat and team building activities. Accommodation here ranges from VVIP rooms to camps to suit different needs.