This small and vibrant yet hilly district of Gombak is essentially a border to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, along with the other remaining areas under it such as Rawang and Batu Arang. In this amazing district, you surely will be captivated by the eye-popping and buzzworthy spots where you can find yourself roaming around and filling up your time with awesome activities!
Here’s a suggested itinerary for a day in Gombak
8.00 a.m. : Have a delightful breakfast at Teratak Nogori Restaurant
9.00 a.m. : Explore the astounding Kanching Falls
10.00 a.m. : Hop on a safari tour at Zoo Negara
12.00 p.m. : Treat yourself for lunch at Coca Seafood Restaurant
1.00 p.m. : Stroll around the extravagant Batu Caves
2.30 p.m. : Get your dose of adrenaline at Gua Damai Extreme Park
3.45 p.m. : Wander around the Orang Asli Museum
4.45 p.m. : Stop by Durian Cendol @ Mel’s Corner Batu Caves
5.45 p.m. : Shop at Melawati Mall
7.00 p.m. : Have dinner at Wira Seafood Ikan Bakar
Have a delightful breakfast at Teratak Nogori Restaurant
A joyful voyage to Gombak involves popping into the most cherry-picked breakfast spot in town! Noshing on their mouth-watering Malaysian dish like Nasi Lemak and Lontong is definitely a great way to get on the ground in the morning. Amazing breakfast like this is one of the reasons why Gombak is consistently-visited by the locals and tourists. You do not want to miss this one, for sure.
Explore the astounding Kanching Falls
Situated exactly in between Rawang and Kuala Lumpur, the waterfalls at Kanching Eco Forest Park are by all odds the best nature-crowd-pleaser whereabout in Gombak. Inside, you will be taken to seven levels of waterfall, surrounded by an absolute eye-catching view of the natural terrain. Rumour has it, the most famous ones are the second and third levels- so be sure to check those two spots out! If you are seeking for a relaxing moment on the early bright, then this is clearly the right place for you!
Hop on a safari tour at Zoo Negara
When it comes to an amusing safari tour, Zoo Negara in Gombak is utterly the most prominent one that you must include in your itinerary! There are over 5173 animals which primarily consist of 476 species that you can set your eyes on once you are there. Besides being a place of edutainment, you can also carry out events here. Be it a birthday party for your children or even a family day, Zoo Negara offers a wide range of package selections for you to choose from!
Treat yourself for lunch at Coca Seafood Restaurant
You are seriously missing out if you do not stop by Coca Seafood Restaurant during the course of your visit to Gombak. This Restaurant is known big-time for their bizarre bowl of Curry Mee that is said to have certainly captured both locals and tourists’ attention! Their heavenly signature dish with sides such as Curry Chicken is definitely going to leave you wanting more! So do not and waste your time looking at other eateries; this is the place where you want to be.
Stroll around the extravagant Batu Caves
Your trip to Gombak would not be complete without visiting the most-talked-about place of worship; the Batu Caves. We all know how distinguished this temple is in Gombak where crowds of worshippers and tourists fill on a daily basis. The spectacular architecture that best describes Hinduism is the highlight that draws the public’s attention! Every year, the largest Hindu celebration, Thaipusam is also held here and practically involves thousands and thousands of people pre Covid-19 pandemic.
Get your dose of adrenaline at Gua Damai Extreme Park
If you are looking for a quick yet thrilling sporting activity, then Gua Damai Extreme Park is here for you. Take in a session of a rock climbing at the iconic Gua Damai Extreme Park situated very near to Batu Caves, providing you with an eco-recreational outdoor activity. This site will bring you to a wide range of climbing grades to suit every sports enthusiast – beginner and professional!
Wander around Orang Asli Museum
Want a relaxing and laid-back spot to go to? Orang Asli Museum surely makes the cut! You can wander around this Museum to get information on Selangor’s indigenous folks’ histories and ancient artifacts. Not to mention, they also have this amazing exhibition gallery as well as an incredible mini theatre hall that you would not want to miss!
Stop by Durian Cendol @ Mel’s Corner Batu Caves
After a long day in Gombak, don’t you just want to take five and regain your energy? Therefore, be sure to swing by Mel’s Corner for the most tempting and mouth-watering Durian Cendol ever. You can get a big sized bowl of Durian Cendol that comes with a luscious local durian tembaga and ice cream as low as RM 20! Prices differ according to season; be sure to check online from time to time. So, if you drop by Mel’s Corner during a durian season, then you are in luck!
Shopping at Melawati Mall
It is not called retail therapy for nothing. Just by window shopping, one can easily lower his or her stress level from a lengthy and tiring day of travelling. Melawati Mall in Gombak is basically a suburban Shopping Mall with more than 200 retail outlets that is ready to gratify all your needs and desires! It without a doubt offers one of the best shopping experiences in Gombak.
Dinner at Wira Seafood Ikan Bakar
For a scrumptious dinner in Gombak, be sure to dine in at the famous Seafood Ikan Bakar Restaurant located at Taman Sri Gombak! The restaurant offers a variety of tantalizing seafood options that will leave you wanting to try them all. One that should not be missed is their Ikan Bakar, Nasi Lemak and Kerabu which are also known to be the highlights or signature dish at the restaurant!
Here you have it; the prominent and incredible district of Gombak. Everything that you seek for in your travel plans are here, just name it! From breath-taking natural environment attractions to various extravagant cultural experiences – everything is just within your grasp.
For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel.