Gombak was founded on 1 February 1974, concurrently with the establishment of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Covering 65,008 hectares, Gombak is the third smallest district in Selangor with hilly terrains in the east, north and west, while the central region is mainly lowlands. The main rivers flowing through are Sungai Gombak, Sungai Klang, and Sungai Batu. Gombak is divided into five sub-districts and villages; the largest is Rawang Sub-District I, followed by Rawang Sub-District II and the sub-districts of Batu, Setapak, and Hulu Klang.
Head on to Templer Forest Eco Park, Kanching Eco Forest park or Sungai Tua Eco Forest park which are all in the Gombak area for an opportunity to dip in the cool, refreshing water. Go ahead make plans with your loved ones for a picnic session but remember to leave nothing but footprints as we love to keep our planet clean and green!
If you are an animal lover or just into visiting the wildlife, head over to the National Zoo to catch creatures from all over the world, with an impressive aquarium and aviary. Take a train ride around the zoo and don’t forget to say hi to the Panda.
Longing for a more adventurous outing? Visit Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. Surrounded by lush greenery and fresh air, take a pick for your adventure – hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or walking on the trails.
Selangor is also home to some of the most affordable golf courses with the best facilities. You can get an amazing golfing experience without hurting your wallet. Check out our list and be ready to make your plans.
Batu Caves is one of Malaysia’s most visited attractions. It is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and several smaller ones. This 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus.
The Orang Asli Museum in Gombak showcases the history and tradition of the indigenous people. Go on, take a stroll down memory lane and learn about their heritage through the artefacts which include hunting equipment, traditional musical instruments, personal ornaments and garments.