Malacca, Malaysia

Recreational Forest and Botanical Gardens

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For those who would like to get some open air, green running in, we recommend heading to the Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh, which is a combination nature preserve and botanical garden. There’s a lot going on in this area: the Taman botanical garden, a zoo, a lake, water park, bird park, and a recreational area with trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. A private golf course is in this area as well.

For running, it’s a challenge to create a specific route, but several pleasant km can be put together incorporating the paths of the Recreational Forest (MAP), paths in the botanical garden/perimeter road (2.5 km), and some other paths in the area.

Essentials
  • Some modest hills
  • Recreational Forest entrance, off M29, just past the Orang Asli Museum
  • Public transport gets to nearby, but a car is recommended