Selangor shuts down all hiking activities at permanent forest reserves until Jan 31

PETALING JAYA: All hiking activities at permanent forest reserves (HSK) in Selangor will not be allowed starting Wednesday (Dec 1) due to the monsoon season.

The Selangor Forestry Department, in a statement, said the forest reserves would be closed from Dec 1 to Jan 31.

The department said the closure was done for the safety of the hikers as it was the monsoon season.

"Action will be taken on those who ignore the notice under the National Forestry Act (Adoption) (Amendment) Enactment 1985.

"For details, call 03-5544 7000, 03-5544 7507 or email," said the statement.

Some of the forest reserves in Selangor include the Kanching and Templers Park in Rawang as well as the Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve in Shah Alam.

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