Cuti-Cuti Selangor: 5 Nature Retreats You Won’t Have To Rentas Negeri For

These five nature retreats in Selangor are the best of them all, and you don’t even have to rentas negeri (cross state borders) to marvel at their beauty. (Left: Image by @xiao_yu97. Right: Image by @udeyismail.)

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Let’s face it, having been through multiple lockdowns has had some adverse effects on our mental and emotional wellbeing. So, it was no surprise that once the government lifted restrictions, we immediately wanted a piece of nature by visiting some of Malaysia’s beautiful flora and fauna. Being cooped up within the walls of your home, added with the sights and sounds of our concrete jungle, have probably got you feeling worn out, so why not give yourself a break by revelling in the tranquillity of nature?

Commonwealth Forest Park Resort

Here, at this one-of-a-kind resort, you get to spend time with nature in a room or (rough it out) in a tent. Situated in Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve in Rawang, you will be surrounded by nature as this park. Visitors can enjoy the lakes, landscaped gardens, jogging tracks, hiking trails, and many other amenities at this getaway, which is perfect if you’re looking to escape the busy city life. Contact them on WhatsApp for bookings.

Address: Kilometer 23, Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

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The Nahara Kalumpang

Approximately 45 minutes from Rawang sits a little getaway called The Nahara Kalumpang. Comfortable chalets and villas by the river are available at this fantastic spot that will have you appreciate nature from the moment you arrive. Take some time off from skyscrapers and Netflix, and take a dip in one of the many refreshing rivers, which is just one of the numerous activities you can keep yourself busy with when you’re there.

Address: Kampung Pasir Putih, 44100, Selangor
Telephone: +6019 431 2193

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Nur Laman Eco Bestari Resort

A destination away from home that isn’t too far from home, Nur Laman Eco Bestari Resort is perfect for those who don’t want to invest too much time in a car ride. With many accommodations like riverside cottages and chalets available, this retreat is the perfect destination for a trip with the family or your closest girlfriends! Here, you’re able to switch off from your devices and immerse yourself in all the activities available, like kayaking, archery, jungle trekking, and even survival cooking!

Address: Nur Laman Bestari Eco Resorts, Astana Era Mewah, Hq Nur Eco Resort, 40160 Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Telephone: +603 2302 2977

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Dusun Bonda

If you want to connect with nature with family or friends, make your way to Dusun Bonda, that directly translates to ‘mother’s orchard’. Located at a fruit orchard in Ulu Tamu in Batang Kali, we highly recommend this destination that even kids will love. Besides all the family-friendly amenities, guests will also have a great time splashing around in the artificial pool and waterfall. Get in touch with them on WhatsApp for more information!

Address: Lot 2121 Hulu Tamu Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia

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Sungai Tua Eco Forest Park

Last, but not least, is one of the most-visited spots in Selangor State Park amongst all its recreational forests. Sungai Tua Eco Forest Park is located in Hulu Gombak Forest and only 10 kilometres away from Bandar Baru Selayang. A perfect place for you and your loved ones to go camping or just enjoy a simple picnic, this destination is worth visiting for its lush greenery and river.

Address: B23 Jalan Hulu Yam Bharu, Batu Caves, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

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So, dendrophiles, or anyone seeking serenity and a paradisiacal experience, what are you waiting for? It’s time to be one with nature!

Editor’s note: The government recently announced the closure of over 70 forest reserves from 1 December 2021 till 31 January 2022. So keep that in mind when planning your strip.

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Leia is neither a princess nor a fan of Star Wars (which she hopes isn’t a deal breaker). Besides her consuming passion for writing and travelling, humanitarian works have always interested her. Standing true to her life motto “To give is to receive”, Leia believes true happiness is gained when it is shared. She dreams to retire in a cottage at the foothills of the Swiss mountains with her mother and become a florist.