Top 6 Best Jogging Spots with a Spectacular View in Selangor
Being as fit as a fiddle is everyone’s major priority and to achieve that, it is obvious that we need to exercise. The simplest way of exercising is jogging, as it can improve cardiovascular fitness and also maintain a healthy body weight. However, not everyone is diligent enough to stay committed to jogging. Perhaps, a jogging spot with a spectacular view can motivate you to jog regularly. Listed are the top 6 best jogging spots with a breathtaking view in Selangor.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
This tin-mined-turned-to-forest-reserve is a suitable spot for jogging. Instead of jogging in parks, jog along the 6 jogging tracks provided by FRIM and enjoy the scenic view of nature! The tracks are run-able and have gentle uphill slopes that suit all types of runners. This is definitely a peaceful jogging spot as the surrounding area is very quiet and calming. The only sound you will ever hear is the sound of nature. After you are done with your jog, you can do other activities here such as bird watching, swimming at the river, jungle-trekking and other nature activities. There is an entrance fee of RM 1 per person and RM 5 per car.
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park is indeed a wonderful park that has yet to be discovered by joggers. This park comprises mainly of mangrove swamps as it was built on a 200-hectares of coastal land. There are many types of jogging tracks that you can choose from depending on the view that you would want to enjoy, of which would be a lake, a secondary forest or a mangrove forest. Besides, you can also watch the beautiful lush greenery while you jog at this park as there many types of floras and fauna present in the park. Other activities you can do at the park besides jogging is birdwatching as there are approximately 156 species of birds in the park and there are several observation towers for visitors to watch the birds from. However, be reminded that you are at one with nature, therefore, do bring along a mosquitoes repellent with you.
Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam
Built on an 817-hectares of land in Shah Alam, Taman Botani Negara is the biggest agriculture park in the world. To jog in a place that is surrounded with Mother Nature especially the killer hills is such a bliss for joggers and runners! In case if do not want to jog, you can do other fitness activities here such as cycling. Besides, you can also visit the ‘Four Seasons House’ where you can feel and experience the change in weather and seasons that are not present here in Malaysia. The best time to jog here is in the morning as it can get quite crowded later in the day apart from the scorching hot sun. Taman Botani Negara is such an exciting place to jog!
Jogging on a flat jogging track may be awfully easy for extreme workout junkies. Fret not, we have the perfect place for you adventurers to take your jogging to the next level! Jog uphill at Jugra Hill, a well-known hiking trail. Jogging uphill will enhance and build muscles at other parts of your body aside from having it toned. There is no exact jogging track on ground but there is a pave way where people commonly used for jogging. Breathe in the cool and fresh air as you jog your way up to the peak. As a reward, you get to enjoy the eye-catching view of the Langat River and the surrounding areas.
Cyberjaya Lake Garden
The Cyberjaya Lake Garden is a very attractive jogging spot where you can jog along while enjoying the beautiful view of Cyberjaya. This lake garden also has the biggest playground in Selangor so you can bring your children along when you jog during the evening. Jogging is said to help improve one’s mood, so if you cannot find the time after a stressful day at work, this park is very much suitable for night jogs. This is because there are bright and colourful lights that lit up the surrounding buildings and bridge. The view is indeed spectacular during sunset and at night. You will definitely feel much better at work the next day!
Taman Tasik Shah Alam
Located at the centre of Shah Alam city, this lake garden is designed beautifully by a landscape architect named Fumiaki Takano in 1985. Back then, it was the first public park to open in Selangor. The jogging track is a common flat jogging track, but the view of the lake is just so mesmerizing to look at. With just one look at the lake, you will feel as at ease, motivating you to continue your jog. Explore the interconnected lake by renting paddle boats or kayak at a reasonable price. Moreover, be sure to check out the animals such as geese, storks, peacocks and forest chickens that are being reared at the park. Do not sweat, there are no entrance fee charged, so feel free to enjoy the view and the jog!
There are many other interesting places that you can jog and watch spectacular views at, but these are definitely our top picks! If you have never started, this should motivate you and you can even start with breeze walking. Remember readers, it is important to stay fit and healthy! Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.