Selangor has its own unique tourist attractions. There are lots of local cultural elements, preserved forest, urban areas with a modern lifestyle, as well as a wide selection of dishes and menus; from stalls to fancy and leading restaurants. Each state in Selangor has their own attractions. So, do you live in Kepong? Or are you going to live here soon? Perhaps, you are buying a house here? Then, this is the perfect time I am telling you regarding interesting places here.
1. Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
FRIM is a well-known Kepong attraction that is home to a variety of local flora and fauna. It is a forest, yes. Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia can cater to people of all fitness levels. Here, there are waterfalls for hiking.
They have gardens, and nature activities. Since Covid-19 pandemic, some of the activities here are closed. Camping and picnicking for instance are off-limits right now. Take the route up to the canopy walk if you want an adrenaline rush. A picnic by the waterfalls, on the other hand, might be more your style if you want to unwind with the sounds of nature playing in the background.
2. Kepong Metropolitan Park or Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong
Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong or Kepong Metropolitan Park is the largest recreational park located in Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the north of Kuala Lumpur. The park is filled with green landscapes, leisure equipment, relaxation, open space and a large lake. The scenery is amazing.
Among the facilities provided in this park are Rumah Sampan and Jeti for water activities, especially for the involvement of uniformed bodies such as DBKL Enforcement, Fire, Associations related to training in water endurance skills such as ‘boating’, scuba, kayak etc. There are also changing rooms and public toilets at Rumah Sampan. The location also has a 3.5 kilometer (km) walking path for the convenience of visitors to do simple leisure activities such as jogging, brisk walking, cycling and using various wheeled games.
3. Desa Park City
Third list on this post is Desa Park City. Desa Park City, a healthy and growing area within Kepong, is known for their park, which is dog friendly. Along the Waterfront, as well as the eateries located along the lake. Many people visit the park in the evenings or on weekends with their pets for a fun day out. There are also bike lanes in place. One of the most important rules is that you clean up after your dog if they go potty. Plaza Arkadia, their most recent addition, features a variety of eateries, ranging from coffee shops to fancy wine and dine restaurants, as well as pubs with live musical band performances.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry faced the negative impact and losses. Selangor is strengthening its status as the tourism destination of choice for people. However, it should be noted, holiday activities in the Selangor state must follow SOPs issued by the National Security Council. Happy weekend!