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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Malaysia Agricultural Park, Shah Alam, Selangor

The Malaysia Agriculture Park is the first and so far the only agro-forestry park in the world. Initiated by the Agriculture Ministry in 1986, the Park displays the various agricultural forms and modes used in the country againts a splendid backdrop of virgin jungle.

The main objective of the 1,295 hectare park is to serve as a permanent exhibition centre for the development and progress of agriculture in the country. It also aims to act as a referral and research centre for the various fields of agriculture such as farming, animal husbandry and fish rearing. Ultimately, it is hoped that the Park would provide the inspiration and the impetus for the growth and development of the country's agricultural sector.

Its beauty and uniqueness have prompted the Ministry to open up the Park to the general public so that they too may savor the splendor and the wealth of the nation's agricultural heritage. The response to the move has been so encouraging that the Park no longer confines itself to just serving the local populace but caters for a fast growing number of foreign tourists as well. The development of the Agriculture Park along its agro- forestry concept is an ongoing process. In due course, more attractions will be developed in accordance with the master plan for the Park. At present the following attractions and facilities are found in the Park.

Facilities : Bus Services, Bicycle Rental, Pony Ride, Horse Cart Ride, Jungle TrekkingFood Stalls, Accommodation, Lamping

People come here to either explore, or for recreation. One of the many reasons to why the park is visited by many is because of the many activities that is in store for the visitors. Services provided are live demonstrations, cultural exhibits, accomodation, permanent displays and descriptions, and activities for educational purposes.Families and friends come her to relax, or to enjoy a picnic.

How to get thereOwn Transport : From Kuala Lumpur or Klang, take the exit on the Federal Highway to Shah Alam town and follow the road signs to the park.

Operating hours : Tues thru Sun : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
( Closed on Mondays, except on public and school holidays)

Taman Pertanian Malaysia
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam,
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : (603) - 5510 6922 / 5510 6923
Fax: (603) - 5510 0922


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