Bukit Jugra - Paragliding on top of the hill with spectacular Langat river view
- Published By Petit Go Team
- 1 Sep
Today, Bukit Jugra or Jugra Hill is still very much a popular venue, albeit for different reasons. Its undulating terrain and scenic views make it an excellent spot for outdoor activities such as hiking and paragliding.
Like Tanjung Sepat, about 30 minutes away, Jugra is a popular stop for hikers and adventure seekers. The Jugra summit offers a breathtaking view of the Langat river and the unique landscape around it.
The area around Jugra Hill is surrounded by Hutan Simpanan Kekal, or Permanent Reserved Forest. Hike or drive to the lighthouse at the top and be treated to great views of the Straits of Malacca.
One of the best places to start your hike is from the entry point near Masjid Al-Muttaqin in Kampung Permatang Pasir. It takes 1 to 1.5 hours to reach the lighthouse at the top and the trail is suitable for beginners.
There are actually two lighthouses on the summit of Bukit Jugra: a colonial era tower and a shorter 25 metre concrete tower built in 1976 with lighting systems to facilitate navigation in the Straits of Melaka.
Next door, the Mufti Department of Negeri Sembilan conducts monthly moon sightings and acts as a training centre for ilmu falak, the study of the astrology in Islam. There is a seating area in front of the lighthouses from where visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of the Langat River as it enters the sea.
Paranomic View on Top
Once on top, the view on top of Bukit Jugra provides a scenic paranomic view over the Langat River. The river was nestled among the thick tropical forest of Kuala Langat, giving a vibe of the famous Amazon river in Brazil.
As the view is spectacular, visitors can just sit by the hill and relax, while watching other people takes on the paragliding activities.
Paragliding in Jugra is conducted off the base of Bukit Jugra lighthouse, a towering structure built in 1976 that rises 146 meters above sea level.
This is a Tandem Paragliding (2-person) Experience. It is designed for flying with up to 240 kg of load. You will sit in a comfortable harness, attached to the paraglider and our instructor will take care of everything.
You may be able to control the paraglide yourself or just enjoy the view and take some photos. It is easy to launch, control and land.
Paragliding depends heavily on wind conditions, with March to September is the best time to soar through the air in Malaysia.
a. 5-10 minutes (Subject to weather & wind condition).
There are also more Jugra attractions than just a lighthouse and paragliding, like the Jugra Palace (Istana Bandar Jugra). Be sure to plan ahead for you visit!
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