Planning to hike up Broga Hill anytime soon? Unfortunately, that will have to wait.
Selangor State tourism, environment, green technology and consumer affairs exco Elizabeth Wong took to her Facebook page yesterday (20th August) to announced that the popular hiking site in Selangor, Semenyih is closed for 3 months.
Closed since last Friday (18th August), Broga Hill (or Bukit Broga) is currently undergoing “restoration works unauthorised encroachment and clearing of land to plant rubber trees”. This recent closure is to prevent hikers from injuring themselves. Due to soil erosion, the land has been unsafe to trek up and down the peaks.
“The Selangor authorities received complaints from visitors and hikers that the land was damaged at the end of last month. A drone took photographs of Bukit Broga,” Wong was quoted as saying. “It was decided during the Selangor Economic Action Council meeting that the public will not be allowed access to the area for any recreational activities while Bukit Broga undergoes restoration work,” she later added.
If everything goes according to plan, Broga Hill should open either towards the end of November or early December.