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  • A land rich in exquisite beauty and picturesque sceneries, Langkawi is a heaven for beach strollers. Considered as a paradise on Earth, Langkawi is the exquisitely wonderful place to explore the stunning beauty of beaches and blue lagoons. Besides the breath-taking views of the ocean and surrounding emerald greenery, it is a perfect place to enjoy some water sports. This may allow visitors to indulge in parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and even Jet Ski. Langkawi water sports allow tourists to explore the beauty of sea with much authenticity. Certainly, it is an ideal way to relax. Some of the prominent ones to be enjoyed at Langkawi are:

    Parasailing: An ideal destination for parasailing, Langkawi beaches offers exotic water sports facilities. Go for a tour operator to organize a wonderful parasailing trip.

    Scuba Diving: Exploring the majestic lifestyle of underwater animals in Langkawi, Scuba Diving offers extensive option for swimmers to enjoy an unusual experience.

    Here are the Best Langkawi Water Sports:


  • 01Parasailing, Langkawi

    Parasailing, Langkawi
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    Malaysia is one of the most-sought after destinations of adventure water sports activities. Though almost all beach resorts provide parasailing tours for their guests, this is best enjoyed in Langkawi Island.

    Highlights – It is better to choose authorised tour operators for parasailing, because one may have to go through lots of risks when choosing illegal operators. Two to three people can travel in one ride and the ride usually takes ten minutes. The thrill that you get when you are lifted close to 500feet above sea level and when you land back safely on to the boat cannot be described in words.

    Location– Langkawi Island.

    Timing – One parasailing trip takes around 30 minutes to complete. 2 to 3 people are lifted at a time.

    Price – RM80 per person on the beach for 3km; RM180 per person on the boat for 8km.
    Parasailling Adventure in Langkawi

    Parasailling Adventure in Langkawi

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  • 02Scuba Diving

    Scuba Diving
    Image Credit :  Tim Proffitt-White
    Andaman Sea comprises of crystal clear green water with the warmth of right temperature thus making it a worthy locale for scuba diving. Langkawi scuba diving can be a breathtaking experience for life. Non swimmers can also relish this sport as there are plenty of introductory diving options for them conducted by experienced scuba instructors. Each new comer in scuba diving is under the guidance of expert supervision and furthermore is given one to one classes underwater for better security.

     

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    Highlights: Best visibility of coral reefs, rock formations and incredible marine lives upto 150 feet (45 meters). Temperate water throughout the year; large number of marine animals, white shark, larger reef fishes and Manta string rays being a common acquaintance under water.
    Best Season: November to April for better visibility.
    Best Location: Palau Payar Marine Park, 30 km from Langkawi
    Courses offered: PADI certification from beginner to master level, classes conducted in several languages including Japanese and Russian.
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    Leisure Scuba Diving Trip in Malaysia

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  • 03Snorkeling

    Snorkeling
    The right water temperature and stunning beaches with crystal clear Andaman Sea as beach water, imagine how exhilarating snorkeling can be? Snorkeling in Langkawi Island is a family sport and can be enjoyed by any person of any age limit. Langkawi has many shallow coral making it an ideal place for snorkeling. Getting to the main island won’t be a problem as many speed boats and catamaran facilities are available for transportation.

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    Highlights: Shark feeding; sun bathing; perfect temperature (29 degree to 35 degree). Finish a snorkeling session and engulf into an amazing view of the surrounding landscape; picnic, BBQ and camping allowed, lots of eateries stalls, BBQs and Gazebos for the tourists.

    Best season: November to MarchBest snorkeling.

    Location: Palau Payar Marine park; it has 4 exotic islands – Payar, Kaca, Segantang and Lembu, away from the habitation that shelters best of marine lives such as rabbitfish, butterflyfish, Moorish idols and lot more.
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    Sepanggar Island Day Tour, Sabah @ Flat 19% off

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    O3,637

  • 04Jet Ski

    Jet Ski
    Jet skiing can really be an adrenalin rush game and water babies can genuinely enjoy this outrageously fun water sport in Langkawi. You can opt for different types of Jet Ski option, packages ranging from 1 hour ride to 4 hours ride. Langkawi jet skiing rides takes you through more than 20 islands in the Andaman Sea through the green emerald crystal clear water.

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     Highlights: Packages includes swimming in the fresh water lake of pregnant maiden island and snorkeling, drop at beaches of your choice for rejuvenation and refreshments; visit up to 20 islands (4 hours ride); observe some breathtaking views of the Malay islands; ride to the coastal mangrove forests nearby, bird watching (eagles and seagulls) at Singa Besar island.

    Best Location for Jet Ski: Pantai Cenang Beach.
     
    Price: starts at RM 400

    Additional inclusion: A guide for instruction and supervision and Jet Ski gears and equipments. 

    Best Season: November to April
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    Jet Ski Experience in Langkawi, Malayasia

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  • 05Wakeboarding

    Wakeboarding
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    Wakeboarding is fun if you know the skill. The right amount of pressure, speed and balance is required for a smooth ride. It is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Langkawi island waters are perfect to carry out this sport. Children as young as 8 years can carry out wakeboarding. Additionally, Langkawi wakeboarding has gained recent popularity because of the island beaches and the water of the Andaman Sea.



    Highlights: Andaman Sea provides you the ultimate opportunity for this fun sport due its perfect surge of the water in the sea. Plus, crystal clear water surface is an added advantage to observe fishes and corals while you traverse the water surface. The surrounding landscapes and the temperature poses the right accompany simultaneously.

    Best Location: Pantai Tengah.

    Inclusions : Wakeboard, Guide for supervision and water gear

    Best Season: Dry Season November to April

    Difficulty level: Moderate.



    Wakeboarding on the Sea Vulture Boat

    Wakeboarding on the Sea Vulture Boat

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  • 06Banana Boat

    Banana Boat
    People who pick Langkawi as the destination for vacations are usually a fan of blue waters, beaches and the tropical climate that are the highlights of the place. Some of the islands here offer unparalleled experience of marine life and exceptionally great opportunities for boating in the fresh water lakes. Banana Boat is used for the exploring of the fresh water lakes that are surrounded by the beautiful mountains.

    Location: The boats depart from a couple of ferry jetties such as the Awana Porto Malai Terminal at the southern end of Pantai Tengah.

    Highlights: Banana boating can be done so as to reach the secluded islands on the beach or for having lunch or dinner in the floating restaurants. Definitely the most popular activity in Langkawi, Banana boating is the top favorite of all tourists.

    Price: Banana boating usually operates on sharing basis and the rates are applied on person basis.

    Banana Boat Ride at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

    Banana Boat Ride at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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    O3,403

  • 07Kayaking

    Kayaking
    Image Credit : Cam Switzer - flickr
    In Langkawi, there are a number of adventure tours organized and Kayaking is just one of them. Kayaks can be used to explore the mangroves and Kilim geopark.

    Location: The kayak will pass you through the narrow desolate channels of the Kilim river.

    Highlights: Kayaks will take you really close to the mangroves and you will be able to see the vipers on the mangroves and many other animals and bird life like herons, kingfishers, monkeys, crabs, walking fish and lot more. The Kayak adventure tours come in packages and include visits to the fossil islands, floating fish farm and the caves. Some will even combine a swimming and hiking by a jungle stream.

    Price: For adults the price is about 220 RM and for the children aged between 5-12 years, the price is about 140 RM.

    Best time: 9.30am; Mondays and Fridays: 10.30am. Duration of the trip is usually 5-5.5 hours

    Kayaking Adventure at Kubang Badak River in Malaysia

    Kayaking Adventure at Kubang Badak River in Malaysia

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  • 08Mangrove Safari

    Mangrove Safari

    The mangrove safari, also known as Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is nestled at the northeastern tip of Langkawi and is full of sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, lush green trees. It is just a 10 minutes drive from Tanjung Rhu beach and thus, is a good option for families; especially those with kids. During the months of September to March, which form the migratory season, tourists can spot different species of birds here.

    Some of them being - white-bellied fish eagles, kite eagles, and kingfishers. For the other months, the wildlife is not bad either and comprises of creatures like monitor lizards and tree climbing crabs. Most of the safari tours here introduce tourists to everything mentioned above; and much more.

    Location:
    3 kilometres from Tanjung Rhu Beach towards the northeast

    Timings:
    8 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fees:
    RM 200 to 500 for a tour guide plus a boat ride.

    Mangrove Cruise and Swimming Day Tour in Langkawi, Malyasia

    Mangrove Cruise and Swimming Day Tour in Langkawi, Malyasia

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    h4 HourslLangkawi

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  • 09Sailing

    Sailing
    Langkawi brings forth a number of options for sailing as well as the plenty of protected anchorages. In the last few years, the area has been recognized as the ideal sailing destination.

    Highlights: Annual sailing events such as Langkawi Regatta are organized here that tend to attract boats from across the globe. Some clubs and operators offer services of private cruise for an entire day.

    Location: Currently the island has 4 key marinas supported by a number of bases. All the bases have a number of top notch facilities for yachts around the islands. Out of these some marinas are even a part of the resort developments and offer all the amenities of the first class resort hotels as well as the other yacht services.

    Price: The price for sailing usually varies from operator to operator. It also depends on whether you go sailing on shared or private basis.

  • 10Air Hangat Village

    Air Hangat Village

    Air Hangat village is a beautiful blend of modernity and culture of Langkawi. It is complex with hot water spring wells that stand to be one of the many other interesting Langkawi tourist places. These hot water spring wells are not like any other wells. They are natural saltwater spring wells that are rare and unique not just in Langkawi but across the globe and are found only in three other countries.

    Along with this attraction, the village complex also has ponds, jacuzzis where salt water are pumped up, fountains, culture shows, gardens and a number of markets that sell souvenirs, and locally made items.

    Location:
    16 Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat

    Timings:
    9 am to 5 pm on all days

    Entry Fees:
    RM 50 for adults and free for children below the age of 12 years.


Water sports in Langkawi

Attractions

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Tanjung Rhu beach

One of the beautiful island beaches in Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu is known for its crystal clear water and white sands. This is a delight for tourists who love to come here for a vacation with their friends and families.

Highlights – Wildlife lovers are in for a treat as this beach can be accessed only after passing through dense forests. The flora and fauna at this place are simply exotic and rare, giving you lots of busy moments with your camera. This beach is completely secluded; therefore it offers tourists a great deal of privacy. Limestone cliffs are found in most of the places in the borders of this island. Due to its unexplored character, this beach has pollution-free air and waters, a rarity in a hot island destination like Malaysia. Do not miss boat cruises to explore the mangrove forests here.

Location – Next to Patai Pasir Hitam, Langkawi.

Timings – Can be visited any time during the year.

Price – No permit fee to enter this beach.
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Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach is also known as the Pantai Pasir Hitam. In Malay, Pantai stands for beach, Pasir means the sand and Hitam stands for black, hence the name. There are several stories explaining the blackness of the sand. Swimming or sunbathing is not recommended here.

Highlights: The beach has small stalls and shops that are run by the local women. These women sell the local dress materials, clothes and accessories. Ideal for fishing, the beach was popular as a fishing village.

Location: Located on the Jalan Teluk Yu road the Black Sand Beach is present on the northern shoreline of Langkawi. About 20kms from Kuah Town it is situated in close proximity to the Shark Bay Beach.

Price: Entry is free

Best Time: Open 24 hours, Black Sand Beach can be visited at any hour of the day. Take note that the stalls and the shops here usually close by sunset.

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Gunung Lang Recreational Park

Gunung Lang Recreational Park is set amidst the breathtaking view of the limestone hills of Gunung Lang and Gunung Bilike. It is one of the most scenic spots in Ipoh. The park covers a long area of 30.35 hectares, almost half of which consists of lake. To reach the park you have to take a short boat-ride through the lake, amidst the natural beauty. The park consists of well manicured gardens, a tower which provides the landscape view of the park, gazebos, mini-zoo, campsites and children play grounds.

Highlights:
One of the main attractions of the Park is the artificial waterfall on top of a limestone hill.

Location: The Park is located only 5 KM away from Ipoh town and 3.6 KM from the Ipoh railway station.

Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm

Price: Boat ride fee is RM 3 for adults and RM 1.5 for children and senior citizens.

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Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

One of the most beautiful natural formations of Langkawi, Telaga Tujuh is an awe inspiring view to observe. According to the island’s myth, the waterfall had captivated the hearts of fairies and hence they transformed it their bathing place. Therefore, it is believed that the waterfall and its springs have several healing powers and medicinal value. You can either hike up to the Gunung Mat Cinang or use a cable car to reach the place.



Highlights: The water fall also has 7 absolutely gorgeous pools and hence the name Seven Wells Waterfalls is derived from this. There are few food jaunts for refreshments, namely ‘The loaf’, ‘Eagle Fruit juice and Snacks’ and ‘Dropstone café’. The waterfall is surrounded by frondescence of sintuk and local lime plants.

Location: Gunung Mat Cinang

Hours taken: 3 – 5 hours including transportation. (5 hours if you decide to take a dip)
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Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

Dataran Lang that is also popular as the Eagle Square is one of the most known manmade attraction in Langkawi. It is a huge sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. It is said to be the ideal place for those postcard-perfect holiday photos courtesy its fancy miniature fountains, terraces and bridges.

Location:
Dataran Lang is located besides the welcoming views of Kuah Bay in the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi.


 
Highlights: The sight of Eagle Square greets the visitors to the island by way of a ferry ride. It is a massive 12 meter tall statue situated on the most recognizable monument of the island. Certainly the best place to view the ferries ply across the harbor.

Best Time: Eagle Square is open 24 hours however the best time to visit the place is certainly early in the morning or late in the evening when sun is at its best.


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Batu Hampar Beach

Batu Hampar Beach is a public beach that is filled with rock formations at both the ends. You can find many trees, mangroves and coconut trees here.

Highlights: Batu Hampar Beach does not have any public facilities like shower or toilets however, since it is exclusively used by the Sheraton hotel guests, they enjoy the access to the hotel amenities including beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and even washrooms located adjacent to the beach. Chairs and umbrellas are also found here.

Location: Situated in the Pantai Kok area in a place known as the Teluk Nibong. Batu Hampar Beach on the western coastline of Langkawi, lies in front of the hotel Sherataon Langkawi Beach Resort.

Price: There is no entry fee to go to this beach.

Best Time: Batu Hampar Beach is a public beach hence you’ll find it open 24 hours of the day.

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Underwater World Langkawi

Langkawi’s underwater world is one of the beautiful aquariums in the whole of Asia and is the largest marine freshwater aquaria in South East Asia. It was incorporated in the year 1995 and since then, it has been growing popularity. Today, it is not only referred to as a marine world entertainment, but rather, people come here as a form of education and knowledge tour.



Highlights: There are 10 free attractions included in the aquarium for the tourists namely: The tropical forest, Freshwater, Marine life, Temperate, African penguins and more. You can also feed African Penguins, Rockopper Penguins, Furseals and Tunnel Tank in the Aquarium. The best way to get connected with nature, understand the underwater life and realize their importance in the eco system - That’s all about Langkawi Underwater World.

Location: Zon Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Price: Starts from $10

Best Season: Throughout the year

Timings: 10 am to 6pm
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Pantai Tengah Beach

The Pantai Tengah Beach is the longest stretch of the beach in the Langkawi. Popular amoungst the young families, the beach has a few basic chalets as well as a few big all-inclusive resorts.

Location: Pantai Tengah Beach is located just near the southern road bend of Pantai Cenang. It is believed to be the continuation of the much popular Pantai Cenang.

Highlights: If the truth be told, there is not much of sightseeing here but that of course is a case with most of the islands here in Langkawi. Despite that, it is a great place to unwind and relax. Spas are in abundance here and you can actually find a tour operator who’ll guide you across the island. Shopping outlets may be sparse but the nightlife scene is something that speaks of the vibrancy of the place.

Best Time: Open daily but definitely a must visit during the night hours.

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Gunung Jerai

Though there are many mountains in Malaysia, Gunung Jerai stands out purely because of its mystical and mythological charm even today. Located at a height of 3854feet, this peak is also known as Kedah’s Peak.

Highlights – At the base of the mountain, there are traces of ancient (century-old) Buddhist and Hindu temples, reverberating a sense of divinity that cannot be explained in words.

Facts – The trekking trails of this mountain are quite dangerous. There have been various cases of missing people reported in the past. Merbok to Yan trail is the most used route by people coming here. The complete trip may take anywhere between 9 and 10 hours for experienced hikers.

Timings – Any time during the year.

Fee – No need to get any permit.

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Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi, Air Hangat Village

Ayer Hanghat Village is a multifaceted set in the north of Kuah Town. But what makes it world famous is its three tier natural salt water hot spring wells (one of the three in the world). In the past, it was just a hot salt water spring for the tourists; now the management has actually converted it into a recreational center, with Jacuzzis, fountains and small ponds filled with pumped natural spring water. There is nothing more enriching than embracing the raw nature; hence this place is must for all tourists.



Highlights: Submerge yourself in a beautiful experience; relax and rejuvenate your mind and body in Air Hangat Village. The place also entertains the tourists with cultural shows, gift and souvenir shops, Malaysian dance and Batik painting.

Location: Jalan Air Hanghat

Price: Free Best Season: All year long

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
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Taman Lagenda Langkawi

Taman Lagenda Langkawi is an artistically beautiful landscaped folklore-themed park. Commenced in 1996, this open-air ‘garden museum’ has the Kuah waterfront as well as several colourful statues. Spread all across the park, these statues have signboards in English that presents the details of myths that are associated with every specific sculpture.

Highlights: Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a 50-hectare compound with a total of about 17 colourful sculptures that bring forth legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses. It also has four manmade lakes and a narrow strip of beach with walking trails for the joggers.

Location: Taman Lagenda Langkawi is situated besides the Kuah jetty and is about 400m from the jetty. It is located within the walking distance of several of the island’s duty-free stores in Kuah. Here you can get chocolates and alcohol at good bargains.

Price Range: Free

Best Time: Daily, 9am to 7pm

Missing

Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market

Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market is a night market organized in the Ayer Hangat every Friday night. The market usually starts in the afternoon or early evening and is extremely local. This market has a little bit of everything. So, if you wish to browse the local side of Langkawi over the touristy side, this is the place to go.

Highlights: Food is the highlight of the place since it is exceptionally delicious. Nasi Kerabu is one of the most popular dishes here.

Location: Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market is located in close proximity to the Tanjung Rhu Beach, on Jalan Tanjung Rhu.

Food prices: Food is budget friendly and the street food prices prevail. The nasi kerabu will cost you about 5 MYR ($1.37)

Best Time: The market starts at about 5 pm on Friday and goes on till late in the night.

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Pantai Kok Beach

Pantai Kok Beach is a home to some of the most high end and upscale resorts such as the Sheraton and Tanjung Sanctuary. Beautiful with clear waters and clean sands it is definitely a great tourist attraction. It is peaceful and calm, making it a popular spot for young couples.

Highlights: Lined with an exquisite modern marina it is further surrounded by verdant jungle and the front of it is a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone hills. It is a home to a string of shops, restaurants and bars. Besides this, there is a post office, petrol station and a bank for your easy access. Besides this, there are several other recreational attractions such as the cable-car ride to the peak of Mat Cincang Mountain and the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

Location: Situated on the western part of the island it is about 12km north of Pantai Cenang.

Best Time: Those who enjoy quieter holiday destination, this is the place to be. Open Daily.

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Cenang Beach

Turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and a host of local and international tourists, Cenang Beach in the scenic Langkawi Island, is one of the busy beaches in Malaysia. There are lots of resorts here in various ranges to suit the travellers.

Highlights – This is one of the upmarket beaches in Malaysia as you will find tourists from Asia and abroad in large numbers, especially during weekends and school holidays. Apt for water sports activities like swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, para-motoring, banana rides etc. To cater to the tourists, many foods stalls are put up all over the shores. While swimming, watch out for jellyfishes.

 Location - Langkawi.

Timings – Beach can be visited all through the year.

Price – depends on the activity of your choice.
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Gunung Belumut

At a height of 1010m, Gunung Belumut or Mount Belumut is one of the famous hiking destinations in Malaysia. Strategically located at just few hours from Singapore, many tourists come here as part of day-picnic tours to enjoy the flora and beauty of this summit.

Highlights – The trekking trails are mostly sloping; hence people with ample mountain hiking experience should take up hiking here. Though it is not one of those easy trails, it is definitely far easier than Cameron Highlands.

Facts – It takes around 5 hours to go up and 3 hours to come down this trip. Permits need to be obtained from Jabatan Hutan Kluang in advance for this. There are lots of places where one can sit and relax.

Timings – December – January is the best, as the climate is cold, but pleasant.

Fee – Permit costs RM150 per group, however big or small the group is; Hiking guide costs around RM140 for a group of 25 people maximum.

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Gunung Lambak

If you love to go on a hiking experience, but don’t have enough time on your hands, all you have to do is to visit Gunung Lambak, situated in Kluang Town, Johar. This hill is just 510m in height, but provides you a fit & healthy ambience.

Highlights – This hill doesn’t look like a perfect hiking spot; it looks more like a picnic spot with people coming in huge crowds especially during the weekends. Kids play merrily in the playgrounds located at the base of this hill, while adults enjoy peaceful banter amidst the sounds of various local food stalls set up here.



Facts – It takes just around one hour to get to the peak of this hill. The place is located easily from Singapore within 2 hours.

Timings – Period between November and March is the best.

Fee – No admission charges and no permits are required to get to its peak.


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