You can’t think of Kedah without thinking of Kulim. Kulim is located about 27 kilometres east of George Town, Penang. It is recognised for having Malaysia’s first high-tech industrial park, Kulim Hi-Tech Park; however, this area is where you should go if you want to see and do many things. Here are seven attractions in Kulim that will make you want to visit this town as soon as possible.
This bird park is a petting zoo that combines domesticated animals and docile wild species that are friendly enough to be touched and fed. The park is a shelter to over a hundred animals, including two Malayan porcupines, African hedgehogs, numerous kinds of parrots and pigeon species, peacocks, raccoons, and prairie dogs. The trainers will assist the young children in handling and feeding the various types of birds and domestic animals such as rabbits and fish.
Furthermore, the kids can catch tiny fish in a small pond and ride horses. For the adults, you will have the opportunity to take pictures with an albino python.
When you think about beautiful things in nature, a waterfall is probably near the top of your list. Junjong Waterfall, surrounded by greenery, is a sight to behold. The streams are mostly shallow and suitable for kids to wade and splash in while adults keep an eye on them. If you are an engineering student at Universiti Sains Malaysia, this would be the easiest way to soothe your tension.
Terap Pine Forest, located in Jalan Serdang, Kampung Batu Sepuluh, is another spectacular sight. The rows of evergreen pines make some of the finest backdrops for a photograph, and it’s not surprising to see couples hiring professional photographers for their wedding photoshoots during weekends. It’s ideal for a photoshoot with a handmade tree swing set in the woods. In contrast to the usual tropical rainforests in Malaysia, this pine forest will bring you to another country’s woodlands.
Taman Rekreasi Sungai Parit Bunian has recreational facilities like jogging and cycling tracks. The park’s playground is also a fantastic location for kids to burn off some energy while having a good time. Other than that, couples always come to take their pre-wedding photos because of the vast and ample photogenic spots. Overall, it is a relaxing place where you’ll see family picnics, small gatherings, and couple retreats.
Kulim Golf and Country Resort is one of Kedah’s best golf courses. It’s a well-kept course with blind corners and a long Crossroads Par 3 that will surely test our patience in your short game. The elevated teeing ground provides a great view of the clubhouse, and the greenery surrounding the resort adds to the beauty and tranquillity of the setting.
The Tree Top Walk is located in the Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest, about a 30-minute drive from Kulim, Kedah. With a length of 925 metres and a height of 26.05 metres above the forest floor at its highest point, Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim is the world’s longest rainforest canopy walk. The river is crossed twice by the walkway, which is roughly rectangular. The canopy walk is constructed of steel and trusses and has a total weight of 422,214kg.
The Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim is the aerial view of various flora in the forest and the flowing stream. You can learn about trees and plants like cengal, meranti, and petai by reading their descriptions on the information boards. You should also bring your binoculars to see the great variety of birds that live there.
It is suggested that you stay at one of the neighbouring chalets or motels for a day or two or go camping there. On top of that, night walks, educational jungle walks, and flying fox are among the most popular activities here. It is a plus if you can visit this location during the local fruit season as durians harvested are offered at a low price on the same day.
Taman MBI Desaku Cactus Garden is a lovely park located on the outskirts of Kulim. This park is well landscaped and spread across a residential neighbourhood’s gardens. In this park, you will find three separate themed gardens: the Cactus, Japanese, and the Fairy Tale Garden.
In the Cactus Garden, some of the flora you will find are Tall ficus trees with interwoven aerial roots, bougainvillaea, and cacti. The best time to visit this place is at dusk, for a brief evening stroll, after which you can watch a beautifully lit spectacle against the black sky as the night sets.
Apart from these seven attractions, Kulim still has a lot of exciting places and ecotourism features to discover. For example, Tree Top Walk and Eco Park Sg Parit Bunian might appeal to thrill-seekers and suit the entire family and a group of families. On the other hand, Kulim Bird Park, Terap Pine Forest, and Kulim Golf and Country Resort can provide a brief relief from the monotony of daily life.