When it’s the weekends and you want to go get some fresh air but can’t think of a proper place to go? Tired of the congested traffic? Not up for another trip at the shopping mall? Cafes are just too overrated and costly?
Living in the city can be soul-draining and you just need an escape from the hectic demands of your day-to-day life.
You might want to consider these hidden gems as your next favourite chilling spots as they will definitely give you those “SubhanAllah” (glory to Allah) moments, remembrance of the beauty of His creations.
Sasaran Sky Mirror, Selangor
Situated in Jeram, Selangor, Sasaran has not been getting the recognition it very much deserves. Nicknamed as the Sky Mirror, the shallow waters of the beach create a huge mirror-like reflection of the sky which is totally Insta worthy!
If you’re wondering how the reflection occurs, it is caused by low tides which at some point would rise and completely flood the entire area. So it’s best to check the season first prior to visiting here.
Address: No. 15, 3, Jalan Yu 1, Taman Yu, 45800 Jeram, Selangor
Taiping Lake Garden, Perak
Historically, Taiping is known as a fascinating old tin-mining town in Perak, northern Malaysia. As an offbeat tourist spot, Taiping remains as an idyllic place for a leisurely layover vacation for travelers to northern Malaysia.
Despite its unassuming facade, the most recommended place to visit would be the oldest garden in Malaysia, Taiping Lake Garden. The serene ambience lives up to the town’s original name, “Tai Peng” which actually means peace in Chinese.
As you walk along the garden, you will notice the branches that stretch across the roads and dipping into the waters of the lake. The huge rain trees that grow by the lake and the placid waters of the lake give senses of serenity and rejuvenation to the soul.
Address: Jalan Pekeliling, Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak.
Bukit Jugra, Selangor
Bukit Jugra is a picturesque and tranquil area located in the Kuala Langat district of Selangor state which is just about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. The majestic view of the Langat River sunders the lowlands, curling as it meanders sinuously to merge with the river mouth.
Well if you’re keen for a more adventurous or thrilling kinda weekend, we can guarantee that you’ll love it here because aside form enjoying the bird’s eye view, you get to paraglide here too!
Paragliding in Jugra is conducted off the base of Bukit Jugra lighthouse, a towering structure built in 1976 which rises 146 above sea level.
This activity relies heavily on wind conditions and the recommended time to soar high in the azure blue skies of Malaysia starts from March to September.
Address: Bukit Jugra, 42700 Banting, Selangor, Malaysia.
Berkelah Falls, Pahang
Situated 55km away from Kuantan, Pahang, this spot is ideal for newbie trekkers to enjoy the beauty of nature for its relatively easy open terrain treks. To reach Berkelah from the trail head, you can take a 4WD or trek about 2 hours.
The magnificent 50m waterfall plunging into the deep pool is an ideal place for swimming or simply lounging around the rocks with your favorite music on loop as you’re enjoying the placidity of this sanctuary.
Address: Sungai Berkelah Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang
Tusan Beach, Sarawak
Have you heard of this magical beach? Have you ever wondered why it’s called ‘magical’? This phenomenon is called ‘blue tears’ or ‘bio-luminescence’ which occurs when micro-organisms in the water are interrupted by oxygen to produce a bright blue light on the beach. Looks like something out of a fairytale right?
Aside from the blue tears, Tusan’s attraction also includes the cliffs of Tanjung Layang-Layang, or better known as the ‘Horse Stone’ among its visitors. The rock formation resembles that of a horse drinking water.
There are still a number of hidden and off the beaten track destinations in Malaysia that you can drive to. Whether you’re going with your friends or family, we hope that this list will pump you up to drive to the many secluded destinations of Malaysia and appreciate the beautiful and amazing creations of Allah SWT.
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By: Suraya Sidek