Shah Alam National Botanical Garden | What To Expect?

Malaysia Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Malaysia Shah Alam) or National Botanical Garden Shah Alam (Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam), these are that names that you may have came across when searching for attractions in Shah Alam. Both refers to the once upon a time famed as ‘Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam’ or sometimes goes by the name of ‘Bukit Cerakah Forest Reserve’. I am very much confused as much as you do, however let’s leave that out for now as I am very excited to walk you through our recent wilderness adventure in Klang Valley!

Tickets RM3 each
Tickets RM3 each

What to expect at Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam?

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Bukit Gasing Forest Park @ PJ | Hiking Trail Map

For city dwellers in Petaling Jaya or fondly known as PJ folks, Bukit Gasing or Gasing Hill is certainly no strangers to many especially hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. Sitting near PJ Old Town, Bukit Gasing is a hidden gem in Seksyen 5 neighborhood off Jalan Gasing.

Bukit Gasing PJ entrance
Bukit Gasing PJ entrance

Even if you are not familiar with PJ neighborhood, don’t worry as technology is going to save you! Please turn on Google Map or Waze, one may search by the popular name as what it is addressed ‘Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing’. I have yet to research why it is called ‘Gasing Hill Educational Forest’ and not Bukit Gasing Forest Park like what most folks refer it to. Alternatively, you may just compute these GPS coordinates: 3.095138, 101.656131, it will bring one right to the official entrance of Bukit Gasing where the humble wooden gateway greets. In fact, this spot is the T-junction of Jalan Telok and Jalan Tanjong 5/4.

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