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Malaysians Free To Picnic, Camp, Hike & Do Other Activities At National Parks By Following SOP

Malaysians Free To Picnic, Camp, Hike & Do Other Activities At National Parks By Following SOP

Anyone else miss the great outdoors?

Akmal Hakim

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Good news for Malaysia’s outdoor enthusiasts! The government is now allowing the public to camp, hike, and stay overnight at the country’s National Parks.

Previously, outdoor recreational activities and gatherings were strictly banned as part of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department explained that the public is permitted to partake in a wide range of outdoor activities like having a picnic, camping, hiking, jungle tracking, rock climbing, paragliding, riding ATVs and other extreme funtime stuff during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period by following strict standard operating procedures (SOP).

Campers and thrill seekers would simply have to abide by Covid-19 guidelines which limits the attendance of any given activity or retreat, to just half of a particular park’s maximum capacity.

For instance, if a camping or picnic ground can accommodate 100 people, then only 50 people would be allowed to participate.

Similarly, limits on other activities like mountain climbing, abseiling, and other stuff are also restricted to a limited number of people.

Visitors would also have to apply online for permission to organize their activity besides abiding by other Covid-19 guidelines like the wearing of face masks, physical distancing rules, and hygiene practices.

Nature lovers are also encouraged to bring their own equipment during their outings.

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