We’re pretty lucky to have fantastic weather all year round that allows us to enjoy watersports almost whenever it pleases us. And yet, most of us hardly take the time to go out and discover them, especially if we live in the city.
In an age where screens take up so much of our time and consume a lot of our lives – a couple of hours on a lake or by the river can do wonders for the mind, body, and soul.
If you’re looking to do something outdoorsy, here are some splashy suggestions on what you can do around the Klang Valley.
Shah Alam Lake Garden, Shah Alam
Situated in Permai Recreational Park, Shah Alam Lake Garden is one of the more popular parks in Selangor. An ideal place for locals to go for a jog and take the kids out for bike rides. Rent kayaks and canoes, and take them out for a few laps on the lake. Water activities here are unsupervised, so be sure to take precautions.
Address: Persiaran Tasek, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: +603 5522 2834
Stand Up Paddle Club Malaysia, Rawang
Learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with the SUP Club at Tasik Biru, a recreational lake in Rawang. Apart from being a good sport for core strengthening and muscle building, paddleboarding is immensely relaxing and helps relieve stress.
The SUP Club offers beginner lessons, SUP pilates classes, and board rentals, amongst other things. Contact them via WhatsApp for more details.
Address: Taman Tasik Biru Kundang, 48050 Rawang, Selangor
Contact: +6012 392 6238 / +6011 3666 3771 (WhatsApp)
Putrajaya Lake Club, Putrajaya
The Putrajaya Lake Club was built to accommodate boating sports. You can rent kayaks, canoes, other small powered boats, and safety jackets here. A rowing simulator is available for practice before taking your boats out on the lake. The club also offers an introductory sailing course for beginners to intermediate sailors.
Address: Kelab Tasik Putrajaya, Jalan P8, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya
Contact: 03-8889 5008
Flyboard at Marina Putrajaya, Putrajaya
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, this is the perfect water sport for you. Flyboarding involves a water jet attached to your feet that launches you in the air over a bed of water, in this case, a lake.
An instructor will guide you in navigating the jetpack, but paddleboards are available for rent on-site if you prefer something less extreme.
Address: Marina Putrajaya. No.1, Jalan 5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.
Contact: 03-8881 0648
Flowrider 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
This is not your run-of-the-mill trip to the mall, and if access to some extreme outdoor sport is not within your reach, why not have a go at flowriding?
Flowrider is a hybrid boardsport that combines surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, skimboarding, and wakeboarding in one indoor stationary perpetual wave machine. Flowriding is great for kids and adults alike, with lessons provided for individuals of all levels.
Address: LG601, 1 Utama Shoppiong Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 287 1120
Mangrove River Kayaking, Sepang
Book a mangrove river kayaking tour with Project Vacation – a 6-kilometre route along the verdant mangroves of Bagan Lalang. Enjoy the peace and stillness of the river and spot some of its local wildlife as you navigate your kayak through the slow-moving waters.
The session starts with a safety orientation followed by a guided tour of the mangrove. You can book a tour here.
Address: No 12-1, Block K, Jalan GC 14, Glomac Cyberjaya, Cyber 4 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 987 0667