Impian Rimba Resort
Want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? One option is to head to a place where nature is less disturbed. There are plenty to choose from and one of them is the Impian Rimba Resort in Hulu Langat, Selangor; a resort with basic modern amenities that is not too far off from the city of Kuala Lumpur.
A river to have fun in.
Nature Provides Fun
The Impian Rimba Resort is budget type resort built by the banks of a cool jungle river. It offers visitor a place to cool down and have some fun. Visitors can play in the river as well as “hunt” for wildlife such as shrimps. There is a spot that is said to be deeper allowing visitors to swim about (with caution). Trees by its banks provide lots of shade from the sun especially in the afternoon where it is at its hottest.
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Fruit trees and various other trees at the resort.
This river flows from the Semenyih Dam. Every now and then the dam authorities open the dam releasing water into the river. Along with the water are fishes from the dam. During my visit I saw some local boys casting nets at the river. Anglers too can have fun here. One can do some fun light tackle fishing here at the river for river fishes. Needless to say, we recommend catch, photograph, and release. This helps sustain fish stocks at the river.
A local boy casting his net at the river after a heavy down pour (rain).
The land of which the Impian Rimba Resort sits on is rich and fertile. There are various fruit trees in the area such as durian trees, mangosteen trees, rambutan trees, pulasan trees, coconut trees, etc. Should you come during the fruit seasons, you will be get to enjoy fruits off this fertile land.
A mangosteen tree and its fruit.
Should you decided to visit Impian Rimba Resort, do spend time observing nature. You will be. Able to see wildlife such as birds, squirrels, gliding lizards, butterflies, etc. Bring along a camera with a long zoom lens and you will be able to photograph some of them for your photo collection.
A squirrel spying on me as I roamed the grounds of the resort.
The Impian Rimba Resort has 42 chalets and 5 dormitories with a capacity of about 200 guests at any one time. Some rooms types have air-conditioning, hot shower, etc. while some that are more basic only have fans and cold water shower. There is a swimming pool and land that can be used for activities from telematches to team building which can be organized by the resort.
The Impian Rimba Resort is ideal for company outings, meetings (three meeting rooms with air-conditioning), etc. Weddings have also been done there.
Huts by the river.
Google Maps to Impian Rimba Resort
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