Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam Activities and Information

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I wrote a post in 2008 about visiting Taman Bukit Cerakah Shah Alam, and that post brought a lot of new visitors to my blog.

I have compiled the latest details and information about Bukit Cahaya in this new blog post, especially for my visitors who are looking for more information on Taman Pertanian.

Park Details

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed except for public holidays and school holidays

Tuesday to Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Entrance fees and charges:

RM3 per adult, RM1 per child (under 12 years), RM1 for senior citizens (above 55 years)

Four Seasons House: RM3 per adult, RM1 per child (under 12 years)

RM10 for video camera license

RM3-5 for first hour for bicycle rental (depend on bike model), RM1 for every subsequent hour.

RM2 for 3 hours in swimming pool

Car park RM1 per entry

Contact:

Taman Pertanian Malaysia
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : (603) – 5510 6922 / 6923
Fax: (603) – 5510 0922

Getting There

I’ve written some simple directions to get to Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam in my previous post, but nowadays we all have GPS and Google Maps so it’s time to upgrade a bit hehe.

Map from Federal Highway Batu Tiga toll plaza:

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Public Transportation:

RapidKL Bus 63 or 338 from KL, stop at the bus station near a Maybank building in Shah Alam town centre and transit to a taxi.

KTM commuter to Shah Alam station and transit to a taxi.

Activities at Bukit Cahaya

Here are some activities at the park:

  1. Camping
  2. Swimming
  3. Cycling (you must rent park bicycles, own bikes not allowed)
  4. Walking / jogging
  5. Stay at chalets
  6. Picnic
  7. Barbeque
  8. Cactus Garden
  9. Four Seasons Climate House (Rumah Iklim)
  10. Animal park
  11. Mushroom Garden
  12. Bamboo Garden
  13. Spice Garden
  14. Orchid Garden
  15. Looking at plants and animals
  16. Feeding mosquitoes (hehe)
  17. Fishing (RM2 charged per rod)
  18. Visit paddy field and traditional rice harvesting method
  19. Climb lake observation tower
  20. Hiking to observation tower
  21. Hanging bridges
  22. Skytrex Flying Fox
  23. Paintball
  24. Visit and walk on top of a dam

Rumah Iklim

The Four Seasons House will change in the following months:

December to February – Winter

March to May – Spring

June to August – Summer

September to November – Autumn

The display will be closed for a couple of weeks at the end of each season.

Personally I think they should just build three more buildings, and have all four seasons on display all year round.

You need to pay RM3 per adult, RM1 per child (under 12 years)

Skytrex Flying Fox Adventure

This new addition to the park allows you to fly up to 22 metres above the ground if you’re not afraid of heights.

There are 3 courses available:

  1. Little Adventure for beginners and kids
  2. Extreme Challenge
  3. Big Thrill, the feature attraction

You need to book weeks in advance because it is very popular.

Visit Whoa Adventures for bookings, course descriptions, safety information and discounts.

Tips

Here are some tips to make your visit more enjoyable:

  1. Set expectations. The park is huge, and there will be a lot of walking.
  2. Bring mosquito repellant, wear long pants and long sleeves
  3. You can always purchase drinks at the shops in the park, but you may want to bring your own food if you are not flexible with what you can eat
  4. The ground can be slippery with mud or moss, so wear shoes with good grip

Sharing

If there are any mistakes, please let me know so I can update with the correct information.

Feel free to share your experience and reviews in the comments section. I haven’t been there for a while, things may have changed.

Do share photos of your trip, I will put a link to your Flickr album if it is good!

Hope you have a safe, pleasant and enjoyable trip with your friends and family (sounds like flight attendant haha)

Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam


Last week my CG had an outing to Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam. Now, this place is known by many names. It’s also called Bukit Cerakah, and Taman Pertanian Shah Alam. So many names for one place.

Anyway, to get in we had to pay an entry fee of RM3 for adults and RM1 for kids. Car park costs RM1 per entry. If you want to know how to get to Bukit Cahaya stay tuned for the next paragraph. I will give detailed driving directions to Bukit Cerakah. (No I’m not long winded nor am I forgetful that I am repeating myself. Just some SEO)

If you want to get there, just follow these simple directions:

  1. From Subang, take the Federal Highway toward Shah Alam. Go past the Batu Tiga toll.
  2. At the Bulatan Melawati (where Tesco is), turn right into Shah Alam. This is the third turning after the toll. You should see a signboard for Taman Pertanian Shah Alam.
  3. You will come to a large roundabout with traffic lights. Go straight (12 o’clock).
  4. Keep on going straight until you come to traffic lights, then keep on going straight. At the traffic lights you will see Concorde hotel and Plaza Masalam (IC department / Giant) on your right.
  5. Keep on going on the long road and look out for signboards.
  6. The entrance will be on your right. When you see a block of flats start keeping right and turn right at the traffic light.

Update June 2010: Check out my updated, comprehensive post on Bukit Cahaya information, details and activities!

When we got in, we waited for the bus that would take us to the end of the road, which is a dam.

I call it the Teh Tarik Dam (Pulled Tea Dam) because of the colour of the water. At the dam we stopped to have a mini picnic / sharing session / games session in the little verandah they provided that overhangs a lake.


Teh Tarik Dam. Me and my two babies. Toward the right is the dam. You can walk above it.

After eating half of the food we brought and spending an hour there, we took another bus back out and stopped at the mushroom garden. I didn’t see any mushrooms there, but we climbed the observation tower.

Next, we walked towards the Rumah Iklim (seasons house) which was the highlight of our trip. If you’ve never heard of this, they simulate the four seasons in this controlled chamber. It costs RM3 for adults to enter, I’m not sure about children prices.

It was winter and we enjoyed ourselves feeling all cold and taking photographs.


Penguins!

Ice! Snow! Wow! The only other time I’ve seen snow was at Mt Buller…

After that we started to walk back out towards the entrance of the park. We stopped at the Animal Park which had monkeys, birds and buffaloes.

Finally we took the bus back to the entrance.

Before leaving we had some wonderful refreshing drinks prepared by one of our CG members. We sang a song in the car park (softly) and left for home.

Bukit Cahaya is a fun place to bring your family if you love outdoor activities. You can rent a bicycle to cycle around, you can stay in some chalets, you can go swimming, and you can even rent camp grounds to go camping.

Bring lots and lots of mosquito repellent. Wear long pants and long sleeves if possible.