Hiking At 72 Selangor Forest Reserves Temporarily Banned

Sudden announcement on entry ban into Selangor forest reserves by Selangor Forestry Department have left outdoor lovers bummed. (Left: Image by @evelynee5. Right: Image by @macxywong.)

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Attention outdoor lovers! Recently, a sudden announcement was made by the Selangor Forestry Department, stating that all of Selangor’s permanent forest reserves will be closed starting 1 December 2021 till 31 January 2022.

There was no reason given as to why the forests will be closed, although most speculate that it’s due to the monsoon season. Either way, the temporary closure has left many who frequent these hiking spots bummed. The notice also warns that anyone who disobeys this instruction will have legal actions taken against them under Sections 47 (1) and 81 (1) (g) of the National Forestry Act 1985 (Application) Enactment.

Image from Laman Rasmi Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor

Here is a list for those who are wondering which outdoor spots are listed as permanent forest reserves:

1. Hutan Simpan Ampang Pechah
2. Hutan Simpan Batang Kali
3. Hutan Simpan Bukit Belata
4. Hutan Simpan Bukit Belata Tambahan
5. Bukit Tunggal
6. Hutan Simpan Bukit Belata (Tambahan Ii)
7. Hutan Simpan Bukit Cherakah
8. Hutan Simpan Bukit Kutu
9. Hutan Simpan Bukit Lagong
10 .Hutan Simpan Bukit Tarek
11. Hutan Simpan Bukit Tarek Tambahan
12. Hutan Simpan Bukit Tarek (Tambahan Ii)
13. Hutan Simpan Gading
14. Hutan Simpan Hulu Selangor
15. Hutan Simpan Kanching
16. Hutan Simpan Rantau Panjang
17. Hutan Simpan Rantaupanjang Tambahan
18. Hutan Simpan Semangko
19. Hutan Simpan Semangko(Tambahan)
20. Hutan Simpan Serendah
21. Hutan Simpan Sungai Dusun
22. Hutan Simpan Raja Musa
23. Hutan Simpan Templer
24. Hutan Simpan Ampang
25. Hutan Simpan Bukit Cherakah Tambahan
26. Hutan Simpan Ayer Hitam
27. Hutan Simpan Ayer Hitam Tambahan
28. Hutan Simpan Bukit Sungai Puteh Utara
29. Hutan Simpan Bukit Lagong
30. Hutan Simpan Bukit Sungai Puteh Selatan
31. Hutan Simpan Sungai Buloh
32. Hutan Simpan Kota Damansara
33. Hutan Simpan Sungai Jeloh
34. Hutan Simpan Sungai Lalang
35. Hutan Simpan Sungai Lalang Tambahan
36. Hutan Simpan Hulu Gombak
37. Hutan Simpan Hulu Gombak Tambahan
38. Hutan Simpan Hulu Gombak Tambahan 1
39. Hutan Simpan Hulu Langat
40. Hutan Simpan Banjar Utara
41. Hutan Simpan Banjar Utara Tambahan
42. Hutan Simpan Bukit Jugra
43. Hutan Simpan Bukit Jugra Tambahan
44. Hutan Simpan Jugra Kompok 1
45. Hutan Simpan Jugra Kompok 2
46. Hutan Simpan Kapar
47. Hutan Simpan Kapar Tambahan
48. Hutan Simpan Kuala Bernam
49. Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Selatan
50. Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Selatan Tambahan
51. Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Selatan Tambahan
52. Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Utara
53. Hutan Simpan Kuala Sepang
54. Hutan Simpan Pualau Ketam
55. Hutan Simpan Pulau Che Mat
56. Hutan Simpan Pulau Che Mat Zin Tambahan
57. Hutan Simpan Pulau Kelang
58. Hutan Simpan Pulau Kelang Tambahan
59. Hutan Simpan Pulau Pintu Gedong
60. Hutan Simpan Pulau Rusa
61. Hutan Simpan Pulau Selat Kering
62. Hutan Simpan Pulau Selat Mahang
63. Hutan Simpan Pulau Selat Meriam
64. Hutan Simpan Pulau Tengah
65. Hutan Simpan Pulau Tengah Tambahan
66. Hutan Simpan Pulau Tonggok
67. Hutan Simpan Pulau Selat Kering Tambahan
68. Hutan Simpan Sungai Karang
69. Hutan Simpan Telok Gedong
70. Hutan Simpan Telok Gedong Tambahan
71. Hutan Simpan Sepang Kechil
72. Hutan Simpan Sepang Kechil Tambahan

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