After a hectic working week, a day trip would be a good choice to pampered yourselves to explore the unexplored in Malayisa. There is our pick for day trip destinations:
1) Sekinchan, Selangor
Sekinchan is the Chinese phrase for ‘village suitable for plantation’ such as paddy fields. If you’re not keen on driving up there yourself, there are various day trip packages that includes a tour of the paddy fields, a visit to the Silverleaf Monkeys and finally, dinner and a boat ride through a stream of fireflies.
This trip is definitely considered to be an educational one as visitors get to experience a sunrise and sunset against the paddy fields like no other, witness the farmers harvest crop on the paddy fields as their daily routine, understand the habitat and character of the Silverleaf monkeys and catch a glimpse of the hundreds and thousands of fireflies who come alive and light up the river every night.
2) Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
3) Janda Baik, Pahang
Janda Baik. Nestled in the thick, lush rainforests of Pahang, this tranquil village is a hidden gem of sorts for those in search of a quick getaway from the hectic life of the city. Just 20 minutes drive away from Genting and 5 minutes away from bukit tinggi.
The village is surrounded with a lot of greenery, definitely a good place for your own away day from the busy city life.
4) Fraser’s Hill, Pahang
Fraser’s Hill is a hill village in Pahang which still has colonial cottages crumbled in the jungles. You will feel the cooler air in Fraser’s Hill after a two-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. This is suitable for those who are hiking. Hike along the popular trails including Abu Suradi Trail, Bishop Trail, and Mager Trail while learning about the colonial history and wildlife of Fraser’s Hill. Have your lunch and afternoon tea at Ye Old Smokehouse that features a beautiful garden. Paddle boats at Allan’s Water and feed fishes and turtles, and enjoy a nice picnic with calming views at Jeriau Waterfall.
5) Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Kuala Selangor is just an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur where you can enjoy your time at the fishing village and watch the fireflies at night. Eat some local delicacies, especially the seafood, and learn the fisherman’s daily lives at Pasir Panembang, another fishing village. Trying the lala and siham (cockles and clams) dishes is a must. Watch the sunset by the Bukit Melawati Hill together with the silver leafed monkeys. Learn its history by visiting the Royal Mausoluem, Seven Wells, and Poisoned Well. Head down to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park and see the breathtaking views of the fireflies wandering around in the night sky through a 20-minute boat ride.