Agro Tourism, a new tourism concept

Agro tourism is growing rapidly within the tourism industry. In Selnagor alone, there is a number of agro parks offering various activities.

Here are among the top five agro tourism destinations in Selangor you may want to visit after CMCO ends:

1) MAEPS Agro Tourism Park

MAEPS Agro Tourism Park is an ideal agro park where you can spend time with your family surrounded by the beauty of nature. MAEPS park provide many activities for those who want to experience the plantation and agriculture areas.

One of the attractions is the “House of Kambing” which is home to goats and camels, and you may also enjoy a set of “Nasi Kukus Kambing Bakar” meal.

Other than that, there are also agricultural sites where you can learn about herbs, paddy, pineapple and fishes, as well as a G2G Animal Garden where you can feed the animals and many more. You can also spend the night at Nafas Cube with their unique cabin and tube concept.

Entrances fees: RM65 without MyKad, RM45 with Mykad, RM35 for students

Operation hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)

 

2) The National Botanical Garden, Shah Alam

The National Botanical Garden is an agro tourism park designed for leisure purposes as well as for research. National Botanical Garden features luscious greenery as well as a serene and refreshing environment.

Its most famous attraction is the four-season house where you can experience all four of seasons of the year; winter, spring, autumn and summer.

However, the four season house will only re-open to the public in early 2021. Furthermore, there are also cacti plants, orchids and spice gardens as well as an animal park, fruit gardens and many others.

Entrance fees: RM3 (12-54 y/o), RM1 (6-11 y/o & 55 y/o and above), free for OKUs

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm)

 

3) Selangor Fruit Valley, Kuala Selangor

If you are planning to have a trip to a fruit garden, Selangor Fruit Valley is a perfect place for you because this place has many types of local fruit farms and you can also enjoy free fruits. Not only that, there are other attractions and available activities such as mini petting zoo, kayaking, deer farm, traditional houses, kelulut honey farm and many more. Furthermore, there are also a variety of plants such as starfruit, guava, papaya, rambutan and so on. Other than that, there is also a tram service where you can take a stroll around the park while enjoying fresh air. There is also a coconut stall where you can take a rest and quench your thirst with fresh coconut water.

Entrance fees: RM8 for adults, RM4 for 60 y/o and above, RM4 OKUs and kids (5-12 y/o), free for those below 5 y/o

Operation hours: Every day except Fridays (9.00am to 4.00pm)

 

4) Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong (FRIM)

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong occupies an area of 600 hectares, surrounded by the Lagong Hill Forest Reserve. It was was initially a mining site before it was turned into a vegetable garden site and is now a forest destination area with a cozy and quiet atmosphere.

Among the activities that can be carried out here picnics, jogs on the Rover Track, walks under the canopy, camping, hiking, cycling and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Furthermore, there are also plants and trees such as Rubiaceae (coffee family), Fabaceace (bean family), Euphorbiaceae (rubber family), 116 year-old Keladan tree, Melaka tree and many more.

Please note that an additional RM5 will be charged if you bring your own cameras to take pictures.

Entrances fees:

  • Without Mykad (RM5 adult), (RM1 kids without uniform), (Free for OKUs and kids with uniforms)
  • Mykad (RM1 adult), (RM1 13 y/o and above), (Free for OKUs and kids with uniform)
  • Operation hours: Monday to Friday (8.00am to 5.00pm)

 

5) Kuan Wellness Eco Park, Kuala Langat

Kuan Wellness Eco Park is one of the most interesting destinations that you can visit in Selangor. Visitors will enjoy the refreshing environment of the gardens with a natural ecological health tourism theme, offering several exciting activities.

Among the attractions at this park is the mini zoo where visitors can feed the friendly animals such as rabbits, ducks and birds. Other than that, visitors can also visit the tropical fruit farms, watch the process of bird’s nest production which will later be used as health products and enjoy beautiful landscape for pictures.

Entrance fees: RM3 for bird nest showroom, RM5 for mini zoo

Operation hours: 9am – 5pm (Every day)

 

However, just a friendly reminder, do not forget to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to keep yourself and your family safe . Always maintain the one-metre social distance to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. – Nov 14, 2020

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