THE 7 BEST PLACES FOR SPORTS IN SELANGOR : NATIONAL SPORTS DAY EDITION
Malaysia is blessed with various sports activities from hard sports to soft sports, as well as accessibilities for all ages across the state. The country has soared high in sports tourism with approximately RM 5 Billion being contributed annually towards the tourism industry. Themed #FitMalaysia, the National Sports Day remarks the commitment of Malaysia to promote a healthy lifestyle in the country while highlighting the splendid tourist attractions for sports activities. In this article, we will explore 7 locations for sports activities in Selangor, from recreational parks to indoor theme parks!
SHAH ALAM EXTREME PARK (SAEP)
With its inline skate park, bike park, paintball arena, wall climbing and futsal court, the park provides an excellent mix of street, transition and vertical styles. Shah Alam Extreme Park (SAEP) is open everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and features excellent facilities for visitors, washroom and shower facilities. This little-known outdoor multi-purpose sports facility is located near Raja Tun Uda Library and Melawati Stadium. Available activities include paintballing, ice skating, cycling, climbing and abseiling. In addition to ample parking, there are also fast food outlets such as KFC and Pizza Hut on site. Watch out for giant boulders climbing along the side of the road. The park also includes a concrete bowling park with street features and a bike park with a BMX track and North Shore features.
PETALING JAYA PALM SPORTS CENTRE
Located next to the Taman Jaya LRT, Petaling Jaya Palm Sports Centre is definitely a hotspot for those seeking an indoor sports centre during a hot sunny day. With no membership required, this sports centre features a public swimming pool, squash court and cricket lane for everyone. Opens from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily, public can easily make a booking through their website http://www.pjpalms.com/ for more information.
TAMAN TASIK SHAH ALAM
Taman Tasik Shah Alam is a well known recreational park in Shah Alam, featuring a jogging track, scenic lake, kayak rentals, a zipline and children’s playground. Public can schedule for a zipline course at Taman Tasik Shah Alam as low as RM 10 for children. Opens everyday for 24 hours, public can take a stroll along the lake with no charges applied.
GUA DAMAI EXTREME PARK
Located just 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, Gua Damai Extreme Park offers adventurous sports activities including trekking, caving, obstacle rope course, hiking and even gliding through its zipline. Situated behind the Batu Caves hill, Gua Damai Extreme Park provides numerous safety precautions with guides provided, for the novice hikers and climbers.
KUALA KUBU BHARU
With its abundant ecotourism features, the Kuala Kubu Bharu town located in a tranquil Hulu Selangor district is must visit for nature seekers. Pump up your adrenaline by paragliding through Bukit Batu pahat with KKB Paragliding Park (CloudBase) or take a guided whitewater rafting along the Hulu Selangor river with Xtreme Adventure (XVENTURE). Kuala Kubu Bharu is also very popular among fans of cycling, marathons, and also mountaineers. Many international sports events are organized here. Don’t miss the chance to join it!
SPORTS N’ PLAY ONE UTAMA
Park and play at One Utama at their indoor theme parks, from indoor skydiving at Air Rider for their thrilling 12-foot flight chambers with guidance from a qualified instructor. For those who prefer a less scary flight, Flow Riders offer various activities from surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and wakeboarding to skimboarding. Pump up your adrenaline at their Morax One Utama Go Kart Track at their 420 metres track. From novice to expert, the indoor theme park in One Utama is a go-to place either for adults or kids!
SHAH ALAM NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX PANASONIC
Shah Alam National Sports Complex Panasonic is equipped with 8 lanes of 400 metres athletic tracks with an IAAF Class 2 Athletics Facility Certificate. This top-notch sports complex has its own football fields, tennis courts, sepak takraw courts and netball courts suitable for outdoorsgoers!
Sweat it up and let’s get fit today for a better tomorrow! Selangor encompasses sports attractions either for kids or adults, with various options laid out for the public across its 9 districts. For more travel inspiration to Selangor, visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, www.selangor.travel, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor’s YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu