Last Monday, which was a Public Holiday we decided to have a short family getaway. My brother-in-law suggested a place we had never heard of. In the spirit of family union, we took the plunge and travelled all the way to The Nahara, Kalumpang.
We totally LOVE The Nahara. See our extra smiley faces below even at 8 am in the morning?
Here are the reasons why would definitely visit again soon.
- Not too far but not too near. We didn’t particularly want to travel for hours. It was just over an hour to get there from our place in Kota Damansara
- The 73 Kilometres was just enough to provide us with an exciting road trip feel. A perfect short family getaway
- Due to the distance, fuel consumption wise it was still a pocket-friendly destination. And who doesn’t love that?
- Clear, cool water with no trash floating in sight. This was the main reason I had no apprehension of diving into the very, very, very cold water to freeze to death.
- Garbage bins were also widely available. Despite that, there were still uncivilised morons throwing trash on the ground!
- The Nahara has separate ladies and gents toilets and changing room
- And they have several of ’em so you don’t have to queue in your drench-ness
- Don’t expect 5 stars facilities, but they are clean enough considering the number of people and in comparison to various other outdoor locations
- They have Surau for prayers
- Several Huts are available for family to pile their stuff
- There are also BBQ areas provided by the huts. Some people bring their own grill. This is important if you don’t get there early enough to book the huts for your other late-coming family members
- They also provide water taps by the hut. Ideal for cleaning your wares, food and even your messy kids
- Surprisingly for us, there’s an electricity power point! So you can bring your rice cooker, fan, blender, or even a TV!
- If you’re not a fan of a picnic and potluck, there is also small shop that you can get some snacks and beverages
- They even provide you with that sticky paper for flies. Very important since most of us bring food. Lots of food.
- If you don’t want to spend RM300 for their cute little cabins, there are camping grounds for you to stick up that tent that’s been in the storage for ages
- To add some fun to the ice cool water, you can also board jump into the river
- I was told there was Flying Fox somewhere to cross the river (definitely need to go there again because we missed out on this due to rain)
- And also a water slide
The Price for The Nahara Family Getaway
- Rm8 for adult, RM2 for kids aged above 5. Consider this as the parking fee, or a cleaning fee. The Nahara is still way cheaper than a commercial water park, right?
All in all, it was still better than being stuck at home or hanging out at our condo’s swimming pool which by the way does not allow BBQing!
We went back tired, but happy. Thanking our lucky stars for the short travel back (after a round of Yik Mun Pau). And with a quiet resolution “Gonna def visit The Nahara again!”
Totally gonna grill some corns too!
Have you been here? Is there something else you’d like to add? Are there anything else interesting surrounding this area that we didn’t find out? Would be great to have more input for our next visit to The Nahara.