Bamboo Rafting at Uluhati, Hulu Langat

It was a cool Friday morning, as we rode the bus to Uluhati, Hulu Langat and everyone was excited for our first activity of the day. We started our journey from Matic, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur and it took about 40 minutes to Uluhati with smooth traffic.

Diuluhati Farm’s location is not accessible by bus so we had the “Langat Express” to take us to the meeting point where we first had our breakfast before the first activity of the day – bamboo rafting along the river.

Once again, we had to ride the “Langat Express” to get to the river. What is “Langat Express”? Check out the photo below.

Open air "Langat Express"

Bamboo Rafting Is Fun Fun Fun!

With a bunch of happening and crazy friends on this wet journey, it sure was a fun experience.

Riding the “Langat Express” from Diuluhati to the Langat River took about 15 minutes and once there, we got into our gear – yes, safety life jackets is a must, since the rapids can be rough at certain areas and throw you off (especially when high tide) – before setting off on our bamboo rafting journey.

We were welcomed by the sight of bamboo rafts when we arrived at our meeting point. The rafts are made of original bamboos that are tied tightly with dried coconut fronds so that the bamboos will stay together. The bamboos must not be tied with metal because that will cause them to break when they expand in the water.

We were then told to pair up before “boarding” our rafts. How do I like crossing the river walking on floating bamboos? It was cool.

What we thought would just be a 20-30 minutes journey turned out to be an hour of bamboo rafting. We went through a few small and large rapids, sight-seeing some of the villages and “kampung” people, dodging low tree branches and seeing our rowman being thrown into the river twice. My partner, Lloyd felt sorry for him but we couldn’t exactly get off our raft to help him, what with the strong water current.

Bamboo Rafting Diuluhati

According to the owner of Diuluhati, Mr. Shaipudin Shah Harun or familiarly known as Pak Din, the Bamboo Rafting activity is usually based on request and the rafts used are not the long rafts as per the photos in my album but a wider raft that can fit more than 3 people. The rafts used for us that day were specially made to let us experience the “authentic feel” of bamboo rafting.

Pak Din also informed that there are more activities available at Diuluhati and one of the most popular package chosen, especially for Team Building activities is the “Uluhati Survival School”. This package includes a more specialized and intense training that may require 5 days stay at Diuluhati. The package includes activities such as:

  • Rapelling
  • Archery
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parachute Training
  • Jungle Survival Skills
  • Arm Combat

Other facilities or activities available at Diuluhati also includes horse riding, farm visit, outdoor wedding or parties, lodge stay (longhouse), camping and many other outdoor activities to be done nearby.

Have you tried bamboo rafting before?

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Diuluhati 
Address: Lot 2668, Kampong Kuala Perdik Seberang, 
Jalan Ulu Lui, Batu 18, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor. 
Phone: +6012 271 6262Β  
Email: diuluhati@gmail.com or shaipudinshah@yahoo.com 
Website: http://diuluhati.blogspot.my/

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53 thoughts on “Bamboo Rafting at Uluhati, Hulu Langat

  1. it seems really fun to be able to sight-see some of the villages and dodge low tree branches. But seeing the rowman being thrown into the river twice is not a good idea hahah πŸ˜›

    1. Haha!! Well, it’s quite an experience. I know how being thrown into the water feels like since I have experienced that when I do white water rafting before. At least, in his case, the river was shallow. πŸ˜›

  2. look like you have a great fun doing that bamboo rafting. I would love to do that too.

  3. never try water rafting before.
    I wanted to try once before i getting 30 yrs old.

    1. This activity I did is bamboo rafting. I assume you meant white water rafting? That one is different though. You can check out my white water rafting post on that.

  4. It look fun to try it out!!! Especially when you come with friends

  5. What a nice little adventure ot have with friends and family. Good one!

    1. Yup. A great way to enjoy nature instead of always getting cooked up at home. πŸ˜‰

  6. Bamboo rafting looks really fun. Is it suitable for children ? Thought of bringing my children there to try it out.

    1. I was told it is suitable for children (but not very young children). Based on my experience, the water is not rough at all and the journey was relaxing. As long as you sit quietly on the raft, it’s perfectly fine. But, I would suggest you contact the number in the post for further confirmation or inquiries. πŸ™‚

  7. Haha, It’s look fun. Hardly find bamboo water rafting nowadays!

  8. It’s actually named Uluhati. I hope I have the chance to visit again one day!

    1. Oops thanks for correcting me Emily. Yes, I hope to go back here to join its other activities.

    1. Me neither, until I get here. And I live in Kajang, which is in Hulu Langat district. Need to open eyes more and see the gems in our own backyard.

  9. one word! BERANI! I memang cannot… rafting even on metal boat also no way… I takut air… See too much movie, scared of piranha, sharks, anaconda and titanic… Even the water rafting at Sunway Lagoon also I takut k… lolx

    1. Hahaha!!

      I understand. I have a few friends who are like that. I used to be very afraid of water too because I fear of drowning but my fear is not so bad now. I try overcoming it by joining these type of activities. Plus, YOLO! πŸ˜›

  10. Looks like an adventure! Great for city people who want to have a short getaway

    1. Yes, especially since it’s just nearby in Selangor. So KL people and especially Selangor people can just take a weekend to come here and get back to nature.

  11. Gosh! So much fun!! I haven’t experience any kind of rafting before yet D:

    1. Really? Then you should try soon, especially at a younger age when we’re more fit. Rafting (like white water) is an extreme sport that will leave you breathless and enjoy yourself at the same time.

  12. this is such exciting activities… I have never done this before and would love to try it out one of these days…

  13. This is so cool! Would love to join activities like this

    1. Yeah it is cool. Maybe you can plan an outing for activities like this with a bunch of friends? I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself.

    1. Honestly, this is more relaxed because the journey was quite long and you get to sight-see as well. But it is fun to do, especially with friends!

  14. Justine Ng says:

    Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing. Never knew there was such place existed in Hulu Lanagat hahaha! Bamboo rafting seems fun, and I wouldn’t mind giving it a go !

    1. Oh yes, it is fun. Hope you’ll get the chance to try it yourself Justine.

      Happy New Year to you too! πŸ˜‰

  15. I haven’t experienced bamboo rafting before. Wanna try it one day looks fun.

    1. Owh hope you’ll get the chance to try it someday. Would love to read on your own experiences then. πŸ™‚

  16. wow I never try Bamboo rafting before! Looks really exciting and fun especially with friends =D

    1. Yes, it is. Hope you’ll get to try it someday with friends or family. It is also a great way for bonding.

  17. I wish during my stay in malaysia i had a local who took me to those nice places, i was tired of the city and the beaches that we all went to. that place looks fun and traquil

    1. Ohh I know what you mean.

      When I travel to another country, after exploring the famous places, I also love going to the less-visited places just because I want to feel the authenticity of the country and the people – the less commercialized places.

      But to know these places or activities, it requires some homework to do, to talk to some of the locals, etc. πŸ™‚

      Hope you can come back to Malaysia and explore the real ‘authentic’ Malaysia someday.

  18. so adventurous i think my hubby would love to do this too, scary a bit for me

    1. Honestly though, bamboo rafting isn’t that scary because it’s more relaxing and you have a rowman. The waters are not too rapid either (well, at least not the one here in Hulu Langat). White water rafting, is a different thing however.

  19. Betty Liew says:

    I never try rafting before as I scare of water. I can’t swim and this is disadvantage to me.

    1. I think for bamboo rafting, it is alright if you can’t swim. You have the life jacket on.

      Actually for all rafting activities, you need to have the life jacket on. Some of the people I know who love rafting aren’t swimmers. It’s just, once you know what to do in the event you fall into the water, it’s fine (main thing is, do not panic). πŸ™‚

  20. Looks fun!
    Personally think that rafting requires lots of stamina, were you exhausted?

    1. For this bamboo rafting, nope I was not tired. Just a bit bored since it took about an hour.

      But if you’re talking about white water rafting, yes, it can be pretty tiring.

    1. Haha. I have this thinking – do it while I’m still young so I won’t have any regrets when I’m old. πŸ™‚

  21. Wow this looks fun and exciting. I have not try bamboo rafting yet. Thanks for sharing this information.

    1. You’re welcome. Hope you’ll enjoy yourself when you do try bamboo rafting one day. πŸ™‚

  22. wow! this seems so much fun! I have not tried bamboo rafting before πŸ™‚
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  23. Looks fun and interesting! Would visit there with friends someday =)

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