Embark on an ATV Adventure through Ulu Melaka’s bountiful greenery and visit a scenic waterfall, and a local traditional village!
On this ATV adventure, travel through the plantation of Ulu Melaka and make stops by a traditional village and waterfall! Before you start your adventure, try to familiarize yourself a little with the vehicle you’ll be using. Understand the controls and get a feel for how much to accelerate at a time that is safe. Once you’re confident enough in your ATV-driving abilities, hold onto your handlebars tight as you head to your first sightseeing spot.
In the middle of the expansive paddy fields, slow your vehicle down so you can fully immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the area. From the brilliant, healthy green of the growing paddy plants to the lush, deep green of the mountains that frame the background, the mood that the surroundings elicit is like nothing you can get in the hustle and bustle of the city. This is where you can take a breather and spend some much needed time outdoors from the tiring responsibilities of daily life. There is nothing more pleasant than the uniformity of the flat patches of paddy that stretch on past what the naked eye can see.
As you drive through the traditional village, say hi to passing locals and, if possible, maybe try spending some time with them to know a little more about their living culture. Their surroundings influence much of their way of life, and there is much to learn from how they treat nature, and, in return, how nature blesses them. It is a harmonious cycle of life wherein both man and nature respect each other and reap benefits from the mutual treatment. You will also drive past a water reservoir that is necessary for the livelihood of all living things in the area.
Wind your way through the rubber trees of the rubber plantation that drip their sap into the small buckets attached to their barks. Rubber plantations in history contributed to the diversity of ethnicities one can find in Malaysia. Indians and Chinese were brought into the country to work on rubber plantations around the 1890’s, and those who remained became familiar residents and ancestors of the Malaysian population now.
At the waterfall, feel the blessings of nature rain upon you as the mist from the waterfall shrouds you. Cleanse your heart, mind and soul as you watch the water cascading down the steep boulders, letting the roar of the water lull you into a relaxed state of being. The water pools in a natural formation at the base of the waterfall and makes for a site where one can rejuvenate themselves with a swim. Even if you don’t enter the water, the spray of the mist should be enough to provide relief from the hot summer of Malaysia.