Outdoor Activities in Kuala Lumpur: Family Friendly Fishing

Nowadays, more and more people like to spend the quality time with family by doing some outdoor activities. And fishing is a good way to train the patience and relief the stress. Breathing the fresh air by side of the lake, maybe also having a picnic there, isn’t it a joy?

However, traditional fishing with sharp hook is actually very cruel to fishes. So Sport fishing, also known as recreational fishing, is an ideal alternative choice for fishing lovers. It is fishing for survival, pleasure or competition, which is contrasted with commercial fishing. When you use special designed hook to catch the fish without causing any harm , and then release them in the end. It is also an opportunity to teach the kids about respecting life.

Location of this fishing experience is one hour away from KL. Our host Shamin is known as “Milkfish Lady” in Malaysia. And she is also a sport fishing instructor. She can lead you to explore the different aspect of Malaysia despite from busy streets and shopping centers.

What makes this trip so special? Because it is fun, safe and also meaningful. The main purpose of this outdoor fishing is to introduce people ethical angling. And spread the awareness of protecting the ocean. So before the fishing experience really started, our host will deliver an introduction for the tips that you need to be careful of.

As most of us are living in cities, we can’t imagine how much of happiness and the joy that mother nature and rural life can bring us. After the introduction by host, you will have a basic knowledge on what is ethical angling. During the fishing, you will finally experience and understand what you heard just now. And hopefully, at the end of the trip, you will be aware of how can you become a part of the action to save the ocean. So it is a very educational trip that worth to bring the family to experience.

No matter how old are you, you are welcome to join this trip. Hosts are very friendly and informative. They will teach you hand by hand how to do recreational fishing.

Fishing also requires teamwork

Here are some tips on How to Become an Ethical Angler? We can focus on three stages of fishing: Before fishing, during fishing and releasing the fish.

1. Before Fishing

It is very important to choose the location of fishing. You have to follow the local rules and regulations. At the same time you need to respect the private property. On the other hand, ethical angling requires different type of hooks. You will need to use circle and barbless hooks to help reduce injury to fish. in order to release them later.

2. During Fishing

During fishing, being lousy is forbidden. Because the fishes will be scared away. And if you caught a fish, try to be quick, so you won’t exhaust the fish. When you are holding a fish, you need to wear rubberized gloves or use wet hands, otherwise you will remove the slime coat on the fish. So they will be more likely to get skin infection.

Photo is taken by Mikfish Lady

3. Releasing The Fish

Hold the fish horizontally whenever possible since this is the way fish naturally swim through the water. Do not drop the fish onto hard surfaces! Keep your fingers away from the gills and eyes of the fish. If needed, use a release tool (dehookers, recompression tools) to minimize handling.

Happiness of catching a fish

Our host stated, actually the purpose of this trip is not attracting people to fish, but using this opportunity to make people join the team of protecting ocean and marine animals.

So if you are interested, feel free to click this link for more information: https://byloka.com/trip/familyfriendly-fishing/270

Best Things to Do and Must Visit in Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is one of the most famous tourists destination and a scenic hill station in Pahang, Malaysia. It is also the capital of tea, flowers and strawberries in Malaysia. It is located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point. Cameron offers visitors a moderate climate with daytime temperatures averaging around 25°C and 18°C at night.

Breathing its fresh and cool air brushed over the tea leaves. Getting cooled off in this tropical country with endless summer. And in this blog, Byloka is going to introduce you the places you must visit, and the activities you can’t miss there.

Cameron Boh Tea Estate (Cameron Valley)

BOH Tea Plantation is a must-visit place when you are in Cameron Highlands. The road journey to the BOH Tea Plantation is quite an adventure itself. Boh Tea Plantation has a total of 8000 acres planted with tea. The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia. But the road is narrow and winding, you need to be more careful while driving.

Best Strawberry Farms

Cameron Highlands is the center of strawberry production in Malaysia.  Along with tea plantations and vegetable markets, strawberries are an iconic part of the landscape comprising this resort destination. Picking up sweet and juicy strawberries in the farm is definitely a must-to-do in Cameron Highlands.

Fresh strawberry handpicked from a strawberry farm

The Giant Rafflesia

The Rafflesia is a unique and mysteriously alluring plant. No roots or leaves can be spotted as it is a parasitic plant and may even give off a pungent odour of rotting flesh when in bloom, and hence was nicknamed the ‘corpse flower’. The Rafflesia can weigh up to 10kg and grow to over a meter in diameter. Contrary to popular belief, the world’s largest flower is not only found in Borneo and Sumatra but can also be found in Cameron Highlands.

One of the world’s largest flower

Mossy Forest

The mossy forest is a natural environment that grows only at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands and other mountain ranges across Malaysia. At such heights, low-level clouds in the sky driven by winds, blanket the forests with constant mist and moisture – creating an ideal biotope for moss to grow.

Time Tunnel Museum

Time Tunnel Museum is the only museum in Cameron Highlands. It describes itself as a journey back in time and if you are middle aged or above you will definitely recognise familiar items from those good old days.  Some of the collections are even from 18th century.

Sampoh Temple

Sam Poh Buddhist Temple is located in Brinchang. Sam Poh Temple built in 1972, is is the 4th largest Buddhist temple in the country. Amongst others, it houses a large statue of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Food court opens on buddhist pray day (free Vegetarian Food).

Rose Valley Farm

It is a good place for photography lovers. You can take lovely photos as many as you want surrounded by ocean of flowers. There are over 400 species of roses along with cacti and other flowers like camellia, gerbera and honeysuckle!

Lata Iskandar Waterfall

Lata Iskandar is a spectacular and easy to access waterfall which you cannot miss if you are driving to Cameron Highlands via the old Tapah road. There are a few picnic gazebos and concrete bridges at the foot of the waterfall where you can enjoy a good view and appreciate the cooling humid air created by the cascade. 

Brinchang Night Market

Cameron Night market (Pasar Malam) is always one of the most popular attractions among tourists. Despite from the amazing culinary adventure, it is also the best place for last shopping, you will find various types of souvenirs there.  The night market is held everyday during public holidays(holiday eve) and weekends(Friday & Saturday) due to the growing number of visitors.

Steamboat in Cameron Highlands

It will definitely become a waste if you will miss the chance to enjoy a pot of delicious steamed broth with a bunch of close frineds in a cool weather. There are many choices for you, you can choose depends on your very own preference to choose which restaurant to go: Restaurant Taman Apple Cameron Steamboat & Grill, Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant.

For more information of your very special experience, check it out: https://byloka.com/trip/private-day-tour-to-cameron-highlands/191

Where to go in Kuala Lumpur (Garden in KL): Scootering in Lake Garden

Sometimes you don’t know what to do in Kuala Lumpur, and you need to tune out from the noises in a busy city life. The veins of green space that run through the city, the elements of the natural world that persist amid the concrete, and the sights and sounds of living things that are often drowned out by city life. 

KL Lake Garden is located at the heart of the city. There are not only the greenery of the lush botanical park , but also there are KL Bird Park (the World’s largest walk in aviary), butterfly park, deer park orchid and hibiscus Gardens with thousands of species blooming in almost every colour and size. 

Peaceful Woods in Middle of the City

In a Lake Park, the main activities were concentrated on the jogging paths and exercise facilities along the way. If you want the trip to be more interesting, you can definitely meet up with our hosts from Byloka, he/she will definitely design a personalized trip for you. And today, two travelers from our Singapore have explored the Botanic Garden on scooters with host Nick.

In the morning, host came and picked up the travelers. When they arrived the park, Nick was patiently demonstrating and teaching everyone to get used to their scooters. Safety is always the first thing to concern during travelling. And with the host, you don’t worry about that!

Travelers Enjoying the Breeze and the View on Scooter

Host Nick will always go in front of all and introduce the plants and places, and there is another assistant host will be at the back of the group to make sure no one is left out. One of the advantages of travelling with hosts is that they will show the different sides of this city or place through the eye and experience of a local resident.

Travelers Feeding the Fishes,Turtles and Swans

Actually, feeding the fishes or swans is prohibited for general tourists, but when you come with a local host, impossible will become possible.

The Hibiscus Garden

The Hibiscus Garden showcases the various species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis). Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-metre high waterfall, pools and fountains. A lovely colonial style building has been converted into an exhibition hall with a tearoom and a gallery.

Host is Explaining the Travelers the History of Hibiscus Garden

 The KL Deer Park is an enclosed space containing a groomed lake and a few species of deer including mouse deer. The mouse deer is the smallest hoofed animal in the world.   

Travelling with hosts makes everything easier, you don’t even need to be bothered asking strangers to take a photo for you.

Making New Friends Might also be the Reason of Traveling

Experience is available in Byloka now: https://byloka.com/trip/2-hour-small-group-segway-tour-of-perdana-botanical-gardens/83