White water rafting makes great family fun but also offers the adrenaline rush for true-blue thrill-seekers. In white-water rafting, rivers are classified from I to VI, ranging from mild to most extreme. Most rapids in Malaysia range between I to IV. For beginners, take the plunge at Kiulu River in Sabah, with the breathtaking Mount Kinabalu as your backdrop. The river is graded as Class I-II, which makes it ideal for families with younger children. Travel southwest in Sabah and you’ll find more of a challenge at the Padas River. ‘Lambada’, ‘Merry Go Round’ and ‘Breaking Point’ are just some of the names given to the rapids here – that should give you an idea of what to expect at this Class III-IV river!

In Perak, Kampar River (Class I-III) is an ideal ‘in-between’ experience, allowing you to learn the technicalities of rafting but in a safe and comfortable environment. Also in Perak is the Singoh River in Grik giving you 13 kilometres of Class III – VI rapids. At the end of the wild ride, get to know the small community of natives who live at the lower end of the river, known as the Orang Asli (Jahai and Temiar).

Just an hour’s drive from nation’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Kubu Baru is touted as one of the top spots for white-water rafting (Class II-IV), offering 7km of thrills and spills. The Selangor River is also great for other water sports such as kayaking and tubing. Wherever you choose to battle the rapids in Malaysia, safety is paramount and all operators conduct briefings before each excursion.


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