A recreational park close to nature...
We departed in the morning to reach Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam around 9am. Entrance fees for an adult is RM3, a child (6-11 years old) is RM1 and visitors above 55 years old is RM1. When we reached there, we went to the bicycle rental shop to rent bicycles to cycle around the park that covers a huge area with lots of things to see and places to visit.
The bicylce rental was RM3 for the 1st hour and RM1 for subsequent hour. Newer bicycles cost a bit more with RM5 for 1st hour and RM1 for subsequent hour. There are charges involved if bicycle parts are broken when you return them, so be sure to check that your bicycle is in good condition before you head out the shop with your bike. In this park, there are a lot for visitors to do and see. Some just come here for a walk in the park or picnic there. For the more active, there are flying fox, camping grounds with barbeque facilities, cycling, paintball and small motor car racings involved. There is even a swimming pool in the park.
The first place we cycled to was the paddy fields, located not far from the entrance. Then, we cycled to the rabbit park, bird park and animal park. There were many deers to be seen there.
All along the way during our cycling from place to place, there were some monkeys watching us from above the trees in the park. Later, we proceeded to the 'Four Season House'. The season during the that day was late spring. So, when we went inside the house, there were lots of flowers and spring like environment with cold temperature to greet us. It was very cooling and we were glad to have came in here due to the hot weather outside the house. Entrance fees to this house was RM3. However, there's not so much to see inside this house besides sculptures, artificial flowers and bridges the resembles a spring environment inside an airconditioned partition. But we still lingered a long time inside this house for the cool temperature there and to escape the heat outside. :p
Not far from the 'Four Season House' is the 'Mushroom park, the look out tower, Herbs Park, Orkid Park and the Cultural Village.
Further up from the route of all these park is the Sungai Baru Dam which we didn't went to as the route was quite far and we were quite exhausted from cycling. I wondered how some people managed to walk through these routes. It was good exercise though. So, we were off cycling back to the entrance to return our bikes. We passed by a 'paintball valley' where there were a group of people dressed in army like uniforms resting from their paintball activities. It is quite an exciting game as all participants armed with weapon on their hands will shoot their enemy with paintballs and rush to get the flag to win. Those been shot with paintballs are considered out of the game.
We had cycled for 3 hours around the park and we still haven't covered all of the attractions there...so imagined how big is the area itself. Among the places that we haven't covered are the 'Yellow Water Dam (Empangan Air Kuning), Baru River Dam (Empangan Sungai Baru), Cerakah Tower, Skytreax Adventure Park, (Menara Sapu Tangan) Handkerchief Tower?? and the many fruits parks on the other side of the route that we took. After we returned our bicycles, we decided to try the bus ride around the park. The bus ride is free of charge and you can get to view most of the attractions there.
There is a place in the park called 'Skytrex Adventure Park' where there are over 20 high elements challenges awaiting you that will get you to stand, climb, walk and swing as high as 22 meters off the ground. The rates are RM35 for adults (aged 16 and above) and you need to book in advance as the acitivities are quite popular which caused it to be fully book almost all weekends.
A good place to enjoy outdoor activities with your family and friends.