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“A Great Place for Nature Lovers and Adventure Seekers”

Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Kulim
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

This recreational park is located about 30km from Kulim, Kedah. My better half and I were pleasantly surprised when we arrived there. We were greeted by lush greenery, cool fresh air and harmonious sound of water rushing down the rivers.
The main attraction must be the 925 metre long Tree Top Walk. We were told it is the longest canopy walk in the world that is built with galvanised steel. We paid RM10 for the entrance ticket and it was worth the money, to be able to walk above the tall trees instead of below them. We felt safe and secure on the solid walkway which was of various height above the ground level. The view of the rapids below was spectacular too. Along the walkway, there were small information board describing the different types of trees and plants but unfortunately many of them were faded and blurred. The canopy walk is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm daily.
Many visitors came to this park to enjoy white-water rafting, kayaking and canoeing. The 15km long rapids here are reputed to be one of the best in this region. There were various camp sites, chalets, hostels and picnic spots for visitors along the Sedim River. Sadly, food wrappers, plastic bags and bottles as well as newspapers were left behind by some inconsiderate visitors.
Among the other activities available here are paintball shooting, flying fox, abseiling, river-crossing, tubing and jungle trekking. There are various trails leading to Gunung Bintang and Gunung Inas, requiring at least a 2 day 1 night trip. We came across a few groups of people attending motivational and team building courses there. Also catching our attention was a group of 'daredevils' having fun jumping off a high bridge into the river below, landing on a narrow spot between huge boulders. We were undecided whether they were brave or rash.
Overall, this is a nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities or for a change of our daily life scenery.

4  Thank csChai
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were working in Malaysia in 2010-11,and a colleague told us about Sedim-he had been in the area for a long time and was a keen explorer.Not much information actually exists about this place on the internet.So we got a rough idea and the rest depended on our taxi driver,who was a retired policeman and had by now become a good friend.The twinkle in his eye told us that he would not disappoint us..........
We drove for more than an hour,across wide highways,lush plantations of rubber and palm,all the while receiving a running commentary on Malaysian politics,economy and culture from our driver and guide.It took him a while to figure out how to make it to the destination,and then suddenly we were in the middle of a huge rainforest.
We bought our tickets and sauntered across the metal walkway through the rainforest canopy,said to be the longest in Malaysia,and very child-friendly,being strong and wide with protective railings which do not obstruct the view,unlike the one in Taman Negara,which is not for the faint-hearted and hence given a miss by us.
Sungai(river)Sedim rushes and gushes far below,making for the loveliest of vistas.Monkeys play in the trees and birds can be spotted.The trees are labelled,though not in great detail,sparing us a scientific discourse,but to someone interested in nature and botany,it could be a dampener.
After the walk,one can relax on the banks of the river or on huge boulders that sit in the middle of the stream.We saw some boys tubing but were not keen to try it ourselves.Adventure junkies could tube down towards the depths of the rainforest,which I'm sure would be an experience of a lifetime...(I did see some photos put up by earlier visitors)!
All this took us some 1-2 hours after which our guide took us to another nature park nearby-Bukit Hijau:pristine and lovely.
Conclusion:explore Malaysia with a local-the best places are the unknown ones!!!

2  Thank ITravel749
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not too much of a great view, but just enjoying the tree top walk. It is a serene place with lots of greenery. My children enjoyed the walk for just one round as nothing much to excite them. The is a small stream at the entrance of the park where you can go for a picnic. It is worth a visit, once but not twice perhaps...

Thank KhaiPg
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

The walk on the tree-top steel bridge was fantastic. Our guests were amazed. Something that more people should try.

The damper was the drive into the recreational forest. The road was very narrow and dangerous when village youths would zoom up and by on their little motorbikes. And when there were two cars passing each other in the opposite direction, it was ok when both drivers were considerate, but some were not so civic conscious.

There was also not enough literature/information on the trees that we walked passed. Only their names. It was a little embarrassing when our guests noted this. Would be good if the authorities made a greater effort to me more visitor friendly.

6  Thank pemsel
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Reviewed April 6, 2017
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