PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Land’s launch of its Goosebumps Rope Course in Discovery Park, Gamuda Cove, is expected to drive tourism and footfall in Southern Klang Valley as demand for outdoor activities continues to grow post-lockdown.
The largest of its kind in Malaysia, as certified by the Malaysia Book of Records, Goosebumps Rope Course offers adrenaline junkies more than 57 climbing elements to test their mettle, including a giant swing and abseiling.
Adventure seekers can also look forward to the introduction of Gamuda Cove’s Bring Your Own Tent camping programme, as well as horseback riding activities. Along with the upcoming SplashMania rainforest-themed water park, Gamuda Land’s vibrant placemaking initiatives are set to position the nature sanctuary and smart city as the Jewel of Southern Klang Valley.
All set for adventure
“Malaysians are keen to get out and about and connect with nature in the new normal. Goosebumps Rope Course caters for this demand, with a fun and safe environment and exciting challenges for all ages, including 11 elements just for children. In addition, its strategic location next to the 1,111-acre Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands allows residents and visitors at Gamuda Cove to really experience, enjoy and learn about Malaysia’s natural heritage,” said Gamuda Land commercial real estate executive director Larissa Chan.
Setting pulses racing with an elevation of 16m, Goosebumps Rope Course features an exhilarating rope course challenge that participants can join individually or in teams, along with a rooftop events platform. The attraction offers morning and afternoon sessions and is co-located with the Motomaniac ATV and Dirt Bike facility in Discovery Park, Gamuda Cove’s 23-acre recreational amenity.
In addition to its certification as the largest amenity of its kind domestically, Goosebumps Rope Course also hosted the country’s Longest Non-stop Rope Course Relay featuring 12 hours of cooperative activity towards achieving another collaborative milestone for Malaysia.
“As the National Record-Keeper, the Malaysia Book of Records is an official body that recognises record-holders, record-breakers and record-creators in the country, and it is in this capacity that we extend our accolades to Gamuda Land’s Goosebumps Rope Course in Gamuda Cove as breaking new ground for Malaysia in terms of scale and activity while promoting active lifestyles and healthy social engagement as the country moves forward in the new normal,” said Malaysia Book of Records senior consultant Siti Hajar Johor.
Eco-tourism on the rise
“Goosebumps Rope Course and the Discovery Park are emblematic of Gamuda Land’s mindful approach to townmaking: When we get the places right, the town works. They complement Gamuda Cove’s residential precincts like Enso Woods with thoughtfully placed recreational and commercial components, ensuring everything is within easy reach for the benefit of residents and visitors. Together with our upcoming Forest Park and Wetlands Arboretum, this mindful placemaking naturally positions the township as an eco-tourism hub for the region,” said Chan.
Leveraging on its natural pull factors, the Bring Your Own Tent programme showcases Gamuda Cove’s scenery, allowing visitors to enjoy a night under the stars in Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands. Families can also look forward to horseback riding and horse carriage activities, ranging from casual joy rides to 5km nature trails.
Complementing this eco-tourism appeal, the 7.5-acre Townsquare offers vibrant lifestyle retail spaces amid pedestrian-friendly boulevards. Townsquare is a component of Heart of Cove, the commercial and entertainment nucleus of the township. With garden office towers, a hotel, retail mall and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) facilities driving footfall to the township and surrounding communities, Gamuda Cove transforms the lifestyle and leisure outlook of Southern Klang Valley.
Towards a greener future
Moving forward, the 90-acre Forest Park is envisioned as a riparian jungle setup, with the co-located Wetlands Arboretum as a botanical garden promoting the awareness, study and conservation of plant species diversity. This nature-centric approach is also seen in SplashMania, set to be Asia’s largest rainforest-themed water park, with 70% of its spaces allocated for greenery.
Gamuda Land’s conservation of biodiversity and emphasis on sustainable design align with its core development principle of listening to what the land has to tell us. It supports the Gamuda Green Plan 2025, a comprehensive framework charting tangible targets driven on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions over the next five years and beyond.
Gamuda Cove itself is a 1,530-acre nature sanctuary and smart city in Southern Klang Valley, with 5G infrastructure in place for next-generation connectivity. A 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, Gamuda Cove is accessible via the North-South Expressway Central Link, Maju Expressway and South Klang Valley Expressway.