Discover Gombak District in Selangor, Malaysia
Gombak is the third smallest district in Selangor, Malaysia.
The small, vibrant yet hilly district of Gombak is essentially a border to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur.
The five sub-districts and villages in Gombak are Rawang Sub-District I, followed by Rawang Sub-District II and Batu’s sub-districts, Setapak, and Hulu Klang.
If you’re in Selangor, take the opportunity to head to Gombak for a day trip. It is roughly about 30-40mins drive out of the city Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Gombak is a fantastic district, where you will be captivated by some unexpected buzzworthy spots to check out.
If you want to plan an easy trip to discover a new and exciting place, I recommend that you visit Gombak.
The Day Trip hardly cost anything, just some money for petrol, meals, and snack along the way.
Nature Parks in Gombak
There are several parks in the Gombak area, where you can enjoy a refreshing cooling respite from the heat in the city Centre.
The parks are you can head to enjoy a picnic are
1. Templer Forest Eco Park
2. Kanching Eco Forest park
3. Sungai Tua Eco Forest park
Zoo Negara (National Zoo)
For the animal lover, you can head over to the National Zoo to catch a glimpse of the creatures from all over the world.
There are an impressive aquarium and aviary on the premises.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
For a more adventurous outing, visit the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) – a leading institution in tropical forestry research globally.
Over there, you can pick your next adventure either by hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or walking on the trails.
Gombak Golf Courses
Some of the most affordable golf courses with the best facilities are in Selangor.
You can get an unforgettable golfing experience without hurting your wallet. Check out our list and be ready to make your plans.
Gombak Day Trip Itinerary
For your day trip, here’s an easy itinerary for you to check out the district.
If you like, you can stay more than an hour in each of the places listed below:
8.00 AM: Have a delightful breakfast at Teratak Nogori Restaurant
9.00 AM: Explore the astounding Kanching Falls
10.00 AM: Hop on a safari tour at Zoo Negara
NOON: Treat yourself for lunch at Coca Seafood Restaurant
1.00 PM: Stroll around the extravagant Batu Caves
2.30 PM: Get your dose of adrenaline at Gua Damai Extreme Park
3.45 PM: Wander around the Orang Asli Museum
4.45 PM : Stop by Durian Cendol @ Mel’s Corner Batu Caves
5.45 PM: Shop at Melawati Mall
7.00PM : Have dinner at Wira Seafood Ikan Bakar
8.00 AM Teratak Nogori Restaurant
Enjoy a delightful breakfast with Teratak Nogori Restaurant’s mouth-watering Malaysian dish like Nasi Lemak and Lontong as a great way to hit the ground running.
Breakfast in Gombak is one of the great reasons that locals and tourists flock to Teratak Nogori Restaurant.
You do not want to miss this one, for sure.
9.00 AM Kanching Falls
Explore the astounding Kanching Falls that is located exactly in between Rawang and Kuala Lumpur.
Kanching Falls has seven falls and many beautiful nature spots.
Located off the trunk road nr 1 to Ipoh, Selayang and Rawang is the Hutan Lipur Kanching.
The first part is ideally suited for family trips but can be crowded during weekends with picnickers.
There are several pleasant spots along the small meandering stream.
To head to the waterfalls nearby, follow the cemented path.
The Kapor Fall could be appropriately called THE Kanching Fall.
You can find dressing rooms, toilets and shelters here.
The most famous falls are the second and third levels- so be sure to check those two spots out!
If you seek a relaxing moment in the forest, this is clearly the right place for you!
WARNING!! Beware of going trekking alone, especially to the higher tiers. Be careful where you leave your belongings if you’re going for a swim. There are many curious monkeys around!
10.00 AM Zoo Negara (National Zoo)
Hop on an amusing safari tour at Zoo Negara.
Over 5173 animals from 476 species can set your eyes on once you are there.
Zoo Negara offers a wide range of package selections for you to choose from a birthday party for your children or even a family day!
Noon Coca Seafood Restaurant
Treat yourself for lunch at Coca Seafood Restaurant, known big-time for their bizarre bowl of Curry Mee.
The super big bowl version is enormous!
The Curry Mee toppings include lard, char siew, roast pork, meatballs, fish balls, fried wanton, fresh (raw) cockles, chicken curry, long beans, and fried bean curd sheets.
The noodle dish is said to have captured both locals and tourists’ attention.
So do not waste your time looking at other eateries; this is where you want to be.
1.00 PM Batu Caves
No trip to Gombak is ever complete without a stroll around the extravagant Batu Caves.
The Indian architecture of the temple is spectacular to highlight Hinduism’s vibrant colours.
The most significant Hindu celebration, Thaipusam, is also held here and practically involves thousands of people pre Covid-19 pandemic every year.
2.30 PM Gua Damai Extreme Park
For thrill junkies, get your dose of adrenaline at Gua Damai Extreme Park.
You can take in a session of rock climbing or join in the eco-recreational outdoor activity.
This site will bring you to a wide range of climbing grades to suit every sports enthusiast – beginner and professional!
3.45 PM Orang Asli Museum
The Orang Asli are the indigenous people of Malaysia.
You can learn about the indigenous people’s culture and heritage at the Orang Asli Museum in Gombak.
You can see artefacts, including hunting equipment, traditional musical instruments, personal ornaments, and garments.
There are a fantastic exhibition gallery and a fabulous mini theatre hall that you would not want to miss!
4.45 PM Durian Cendol
Mel’s Corner has the most tempting and mouth-watering Durian Cendol in Gombak.
You can get a big-sized bowl of Durian Cendol that comes with a luscious local durian tembaga and ice cream as low as RM 20!
Prices differ according to season; be sure to check online from time to time.
So, if you drop by Mel’s Corner during a durian season, then you are in luck!
5.45 PM Shopping at Melawati Mall
Melawati Mall in Gombak is a suburban Shopping Mall with more than 200 retail outlets for you to indulge in some retail therapy.
You start window shopping, and if you’re like me, you will end up picking several items and snacks on the way to dinner.
7.00 pm Dinner at Wira Seafood Ikan Bakar
For a delicious dinner in Gombak, be sure to dine in at the famous Seafood Ikan Bakar Restaurant in Taman Sri Gombak.
The restaurant offers a variety of tempting seafood options not to be missed.
Try the Ikan Bakar, Nasi Lemak, and Kerabu, which are signature dishes you will see on many restaurant tables!
Here you have it – a Day Trip to Gombak perfectly planned for your travel.
If you decide to spend another day, why not stay overnight in Gombak?
From breath-taking natural environment attractions to various extravagant cultural experiences with delicious food in a Malaysian Kopitam – everything is just within your grasp.
For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel