3 Hidden Gem Experiences You Can Try In Malaysia To Reconnect With Nature

Some of these are just a short drive away!

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Enjoy travelling and going on uncharted adventures?

Some of us enjoy the thrill of globetrotting to glitzy cities. Others enjoy escaping to nature, be it to sandy beaches or snow-capped mountains.

If you're on the latter team, one such natural beauty you'd definitely love to see is the magnificent alps region in Austria. 

Picture this — a chilly blast of alpine air hitting your face, as you twirl around in joy while taking in the glorious peaks and meadows around you. Like a scene right out of a movie, amirite? ;)

While you may not be whisked away to the breathtaking Austrian Alps just yet, you can have a taste of Edelweiss, a delicate wheat beer, hailing directly from the same mountains

Image via Edelweiss

Featuring an all-natural recipe, which includes pure alpine water and a hint of mountain herbs, Edelweiss' traditional heritage dates back to 1646.

What's cool is that this golden hued brew still uses the same original recipe in its brewery near Salzburg. As a result, you can look forward to a smooth finish, with a subtle fruity aftertaste when you sip on some Edelweiss.

Whether you pair it with food like dainty salads and fresh white fish, or kick back with Edelweiss surrounded by close friends during a chill session, you'll love how refreshing and easy-to-drink this beer can be.

Plus, its European origins and unique taste will certainly conjure an image of the invigorating alpine atmosphere. As you enjoy the freshness of the Alps in every sip, don't be surprised if the conversation turns to you planning your next getaway with friends, heheh.

In the spirit of discovery and finding new experiences, Edelweiss wants you to explore the hidden gems right in your backyard.

Here are a few of our top picks:

1. Appreciate breathtaking views and go hiking in Gunung Datuk Recreational Park, Negeri Sembilan

For an awe-inspiring adventure in nature, consider planning a trip to this tropical forest park, with a trail that leads to Gunung Datuk in Kota, Negeri Sembilan.

With a height of 884m, it takes about two hours to make your way up this mountain. It'll definitely be worth the workout, cause' once you reach the summit, you'll be greeted by panoramic views of lush greenery, besides breathing in fresh, crisp air. 

2. Discover one of Malaysia's oldest rainforests in Genting Highlands, Pahang

Did you know that you can go jungle trekking and wildlife spotting at Genting Highlands? Mhmm, there's more to the hilltop destination than just theme parks and concerts. 

Just make a pit stop at Resorts World Awana. From an easy 30-minute trek to a three-hour long trail that takes you deep into the jungle for encountering local wildlife and exotic plants, there are programmes for everyone, old and young, to enjoy.

3. Escape everyday life and go for a thrilling rock climbing experience at Bukit Takun, Selangor

Adrenaline junkies, this one's for you. Nestled in the outskirts of the city, lies Bukit Takun, a limestone hill that features a unique jagged top, surrounded by dense jungle.  

You'll be able to trek through nature here, and may even encounter cute wildlife like gibbons and squirrels, before you start climbing up the limestone hill. Ahh, what a way to enjoy the weekend, and without having to drive too far from KL city too. Yes, please! :D

Ready to rediscover your city yet? Whether old or new destinations, Edelweiss wants to inspire and energise you to have fun, right here in Malaysia.

Easy on the palate with soft fruity notes, Edelweiss is the type of beer that you'll want to include in every memorable occasion. It is after all, a bubbly representation that inspires snowcapped peaks, and crisp freshness of the Alps in every sip. 

For more information, visit Edelweiss' Instagram or Facebook page

Image via Edelweiss

As a reminder, the legal drinking age in Malaysia is 21 years old. That means you need to be 21 and non-Muslim in order to buy and consume alcohol. Remember to always drink responsibly and in moderation. If you plan to drink, try carpooling with a friend who isn't drinking or catch a cab instead of driving.

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