There’s a trail for everyone at KL’s Bukit Dinding in Taman Setiawangsa: a tarmac and cemented road for joggers, a wide forest trail for downhill bikers and a leafy narrow trail for hikers.
Fresh seafood, sunset selfies, sky mirror photo opportunities and a rare Blue Tears phenomenon make Kampung Bagan Sungai Burung in Perak an interesting destination for nature lovers; the challenge is maintaining this tourism sustainably.
Can you go to Gopeng and not get wet? With its #1 attraction being whitewater rafting I didn’t think so. But I was wrong.
Located 20 kilometres north of Ipoh, Bukit Bangkong in Chemor is a short and relatively easy climb suitable for n00bs. It’s also got some fantastic views, including that of Gunung Korbu and Yong Yap, because, hey, even beginner hikers have big dreams.
Another Jelebu gem, Bukit Batu Beras is a short and not too difficult hike near the Pahang border, with a panoramic viewpoint that deserves to be splashed across a postcard.
It’s only 2 weeks into 2019, but this could be my favourite hike of the year. Short and easy, it’s Negeri Sembilan’s answer to Bukit Tabur, with none of the dangerous climbing and all of the views.
Just 45 minutes drive from KL city centre, Selesa Hills could rival Cameron Highlands as a hilltop escape. A valley of lush vegetable farms surrounded by forested hills, it is dotted with attractive holiday homes, and for the roving gourmand there are seafood restaurants to dine at and stalls selling fresh produce for cheap. Sure, Selesa Hills’ climate is not as temperate and it lacks the tea plantations, but its bucolic setting is just as soothing, and its accessibliliy and absence of crowds are hard to beat. Besides, if the heat does get to you, there’s always Tanglir Waterfall.