Guide to Kayaking / Kayaking in Malaysia
Do you love adventures as much as I do? Have you been searching high and low for places for outdoor activities but to no avail?
It is actually much closer than you think ;)
Nature-based adventures, in my opinion, is one of the most exciting and engaging type of activities. This includes jungle trekking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, and cave exploration. I cannot decide which do I love the best, though kayaking is a much more probable and convenient choice in view of the fact that I am living in the city.
So where do you start and what do you need?
Before getting all charged to get into the kayak, you should definitely read up on it first. Familiarize yourself with the basic paddling strokes, namely:
1. Forward strokes;
2. Reverse strokes;
3. Sweep strokes (to turn), and if needed;
4. How to get back onto your kayak if your boat overturns (very important if you're kayaking in deep water alone)
Kayaking is not exactly the most appreciated water sport by the people in our country, and the prices of kayaks are normally above RM2k. This should not be a concern because most places do offer rental services, which include a kayak, a paddle and a life vest (pretty much everything needed).
Kayaking is a very pleasurable recreation because not only do you get to feast your eyes on the splendors of Mother Earth, it is also regarded as a form of exercise to keep you healthy and fit.
Nearby places for kayaking:
1. Kuala Selangor
2. Asian Water Sports Village, Puchong
3. Sunway Lagoon Extreme Park, Petaling Jaya
4. Cherating Mangrove River, Pahang
5. Tanjung Resang, Johor
Let's just hope no one ends up like Mr. Snow here.