Things To Do
Try white-water rafting on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur
Just 90 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur is the might river Sungai Selangor, which is visited by aspiring and professional rafters for a taste of adventure. The rapids here can go upto level 4, which is quite challenging. As for the journey, the river will take you through beautiful landscapes, such as rainforest sceneries and natural waterfalls. Jeram Besu near Benta or Sungai Telom in the Cameron Highlands are a favourite amongst travellers and thrill-seekers.
Go hiking at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
Just 16km from Kuala Lumpur lies the FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia), which was established in 1929 to protect, conserve and study the rainforests of the country. The forest is also home to the Orang Asli people, who are indigenous to Malaysia. The FRIM is mainly popular for its canopy walkway, which remains open from 9.30am to 2.30pm, is closed on Monday and Friday, and requires an entry fee of RM 20 (approx. Rs 300). There are also several trails you can choose from to explore the forest on foot or take a guided tour from the department office at the entrance. The trails are not strenuous and perfectly suitable for children.