For two days, 20 and 21 October 2010, I was at Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam to attend the Sports Tourism Outdoor Pursuit and Event Management Training organised by Paximej and Malaysia Sports Tourism Council.
The two days seminar was held at the Perkampungan Budaya's Dewan Sri Pekan. This is the first time after 14 years visiting this Agricultural Park owned by Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia. Lots of development had been done with more venues for activities to cater for outdoor needs of individual. It is located just next to development, that is City of Shah Alam.
The Perkampungan Budaya has a very beautiful surrounding and setup imitating Malaysians rural Malay village with the main building and other smaller buildings scattered within the same location. I am not sure whether it can be a getaway destination for some reason. Firstly it is about 2.7 km from the main gate. Gate closed at 4.30pm. Rental per house is RM200. It might be nobody else staying in other houses. You can be very lonely. However that depends on individual preferences.
During the two days one of my personal setback is without phone or internet line. These are the two daily essentials for people of this era. Staying alone in the heart of the jungle can be very lonely and communication with the outside world can be considered lost. If there is the basic necessities besides water and electricity, this place can be a very conducive venue for seminars, meetings or gatherings. These activities needs the basic communication facilities. The nearest celltower was(I think, based on my signal) is from Bukit Jelutong and the signal is very weak from one or two bars to zero and most of the time only on SOS signals.
I was thinking why not the Ministry concern just allocate a free plot of land for a celltower and shared with all the service provider within the park. People who come are not all team building groups (who might ban mobile phones) but including casual visitors.