Off Grid Glamping in Semenyih: Know Before You Go

As far as staycations go, glamping seems to be the “in” thing, especially among us millennials. For city folks who are eager to escape from the city, the only thing better than luxuriating in nature is doing so amidst modern comforts.

That said, glamping does not necessarily mean that it has to be at the other end of the spectrum. It doesn’t have to be all about luxury and fancy beds.

When we found out about this Off Grid Glamping Adventure Experience, we were surprised by how it sits comfortably in between. There’s the typical camping activities within a natural environment (which traditionalists would probably appreciate), but with some modern elements.

Let’s just start by saying that you get to escape from the city on an adorable, whimsically decorated van!

LokaLocal Exclusive Featured Tour: Off Grid Glamping Escape to Semenyih
Join us for an exclusive vintage glamping adventure!
15 – 16 Feb 2020 (Sat – Sun)| RM360 per pax

Getting There

The pick up point is at REXKL, along Jalan Sultan Ismail. Those who grew up in Kuala Lumpur may remember it as the site of a old cinema, but today it is a thriving cultural centre and event space.

You’ll be picked up in the van, which is in itself like a surreal experience. The space is beautifully decorated and full of style. There are buntings hanging from above, as well as picnic baskets, blankets and pillows stacked at the back. It feels like you are in going on an adventure outside Malaysia.

Hai Oh, the driver and guide, will drive to Semenyih and bring you to one of his preferred camping grounds in the area. The journey takes around 1 hour.


Upon reaching the camping site, you’ll pitch your tents next to a river. If you don’t know how to set up tents, no worries! Hai Oh will be there the entire way to organise your stay, run activities, set up a fire, set up the tent and even cook the meals.

There are 2 tents you can choose from:

i) Vintage Tent

Back in the day, A-frame tents were extremely popular. In fact, if you ask anyone to draw a tent, this is how they would usually draw it. Although it is less common now, you’re lucky to have the chance to sleep in one as Hai Oh is a collector of vintage memorabilia, even retro tents!

The vintage tent has a retro, festival vibe so it’ll let you live that ‘childhood camping experience’ you never had.

ii) Modern Tents

The modern tents come in a geodesic design and are better if you want to have a 2-4 friends bunk in together. There is a lot more headroom with a larger space to move about.

Each tent come equipped with memory foam queen-sized beds, and 650 thread cotton sheets. Hey, what’s glamping without somewhere comfortable to sleep on?

Snacks Bar

There is a cabinet with snacks and beverages. On the table, there is a mini stove so you can boil water to make tea and coffee. It’s a bit like being in a hotel room in the great outdoors, if you think about it.

What You Get

Basic Facilities: Tents, chairs, stove, snacks and beverages, bathroom facilities close by

Things to Do:  Hiking, fishing, cycling, waterfall, barbeque, hot spring, food hunting, campfire session, starry starry night

Meals:  1 Breakfast (English Breakfast), 1 Barbeque Dinner, tea time

Included in LokaLocal package: Transportation, Guided host, Camping equipment, Outdoor gear, Meals 

Vintage Glamping x Your Local Experience

The essence of it is the vintage glamping, but the activities can be flexible depending on what you want to do. Some of the activities Hai Oh has brought his guests on are:

Adventure: Hiking to Broga Hill, Waterfall Visit, Hot Spring Visit, Fishing, Cycling

Foodie: Food hunting in Semenyih (there are loads of local delicacies you can try)

Chilled: You can even choose to do absolutely nothing at all. Bring your own books, guitars or musical instruments to have that ultimate camping trip!

Related: Top 5 Most Unique Staycations to Bring You Back to Nature

What People Love About It

What they love: Glamping experience under the stars, all-in-one guide, vibrant getaway with nature-inspired activities, fancy van

Great for: Friends who want camping with a twist, city folk who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city close to Kuala Lumpur city centre

Where to book

Fancy a vintage glamping experience? Book the Off Grid Glamping Adventure Experience on LokaLocal and get 10% off from now till 31st December 2019 when you use “LOKAHOLS” at checkout.

Off-Grid Glamping Adventure Experience
Pick up at REXKL (Booking Required – at least 2 days notice)
Capacity: 2 – 5 pax
From RM360 per pax | Booking Link

LokaLocal Featured Tour: Off Grid Glamping Escape to Semenyih
Join us for an exclusive vintage glamping adventure!
15 – 16 Feb 2020 | RM360 per pax


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