Templer Park is a forest reserve in Rawang, Selangor. It was named after Sir Gerald Templer, a British High Commissioner in Malaya.
This forest reserve consists of multi-tiered waterfalls, jungle streams and trails. Several amenities such as picnic grounds, fishing spots, parking lots, public toilets and stalls are available here.
Wildlife such as monkeys, various type of birds, lizards, various kinds of toads and snakes and serow can be found here. The studies done by Malaysian Nature Society have confirmed that there is still a population of serow living in the in the area.
Templar Park is also the habitat of a spine-jawed snake Xenophidion schaeferi. To date this is the only known specimen of this rare snake discovered. These snakes are harmless, non venomous, and feed on earthworms or insect larvae.
The park is accessible by public transportation. The nearest bus stop is Taman Templer Saujana. The bus line is 150. However it is advisable to use a car as a mode of transportation.
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Daily: 7.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m
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It is a relatively easy hike with the majority of it being flat. The only hill is the first 500m as you come out of the car park and head up to the pool area. Then it is about 1.5km along the river to the falls. Both Molly and I are keen to go back with inner tubes and float down the river.
Once you cross the stream, and take plenty of photos on the log, continue going a bit further through the jungle, don’t stop now, the best part is coming up. In about 3 minutes you’ll reach the next waterfall that’s even better, more secluded and very loud.
Overall, I was surprised to encounter loads of exotic animals and plants in the jungle. The jungle trek is well-marked and the waterfall is AWESOME! Happy to say that I was not bitten by any leeches despite wearing a pair of cheap rubber slipper with all my toes exposed. Waterfall trekking is a MUST DO EVENT in Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall.
The research center provides opportunity for the visitors to learn about nature in a fun way. It promotes sustainable management and optimal use of the forest.