Ulu Yam Attractions
If you are on your way to Genting Highlands or Batang Kali, you can consider using the old trunk road and stop by Ulu Yam town to taste the "loh mee", take some pictures and have your picnic at Batu Dam. Finally, enjoy the tropical rainforest at Sungai Tua Recreational Forest.
The Batu Dam has excellent scenery that photographers will appreciate.
One of the gazebos as shelter from the rain and sun.
The Batu Dam or Empangan Batu is one of the dams that supplies water to the residents of Klang Valley. The treatment plant at Sungai Batu produces over 100 million litres of water a day. This dam is located a few kilometres away from Batu Caves and is on the left hand side of the Jalan Sungai Tua road as you drive towards Ulu Yam town. The Jalan Sungai Tua road is winding and surrounded by hills. Enjoy the scenery and greeneries as you drive here.
One of the activities you can do here is taking your family for a picnic. Gazebos and restrooms are available for your use but do not expect too much. Some stalls selling snacks and drinks operate here during the weekends and public holidays. Hence it is always a good idea to bring your own food and drinks when you come at odd hours.
There are many insects and plants pictures that you can take if you are into photography. The background of the dam together with the hills are a good location to get good pictures especially during sun set. Typically, the sun set happens from 6:30pm and arriving there with your gears way before that is advisable.
The tracks along the dam.
The restrooms with simple facilities. Can be overused when the place is crowded.
Sungai Tua Recreational Forest
The Sg. Tua Recreational Forest or Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua is located at the right hand side of Jalan Sungai Tua if you are going towards Ulu Yam town. Look out for the signage that is in brown colour with the "Hutan Lipur Sg. Tua" and follow its direction. You will not miss it.
This forest has camping ground and restrooms. The river that flows through it provides a natural ambient that is a relief from the pressure of living in the city. During the weekends and public holidays, RM1 is charged for parking. There is a small canopy bridge that enables you to walk towards the park with the river beneath you.
The entrance to Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua.
The river flowing on this recreational forest.
Most locals come here for picnic with their families during the weekends and public holidays. Dipping yourself in the cool water is an experience not to be forgotten especially during the hot day. As with any water-based activities, take care of yourself and your children when you are playing here.
A canopy walk deeper into the forest.
Chinese Food Nearby
Try the Loh Mee, Hokkien Mee and Fish Cake at the Chinese restaurant nearby.