BERSIA GRAZING RESERVE
HOTEL RESERVATIONS, CAR RENTAL, TRANSPORTATIONS, ADVENTURE AND ISLANDS PACKAGES
BERSIA GRAZING RESERVE
GRIK, PERAK, MALAYSIA
The Bersia Grazing Reserve which is run byfarmers of Kampung Bersia
offers facilities for an exciting experience to live in traditional rugged
farmers " pondok " surrounded bygreen tropical virgin jungle, cattle
grazing reserve and the dammed-up Sg. Perak. The relatively unknown and
untraversed area of Grik with its serene surroundings such as tropical
rain forests, rivers, numerous salk licks, fish spawning grounds and flora
and fauna awaits and welcome all adventurous tourists and naturalist to
The Bersia Grazing Reserve which has an are of 300 hectares could only
be reached byboat from Kg. Bersia which is 15 km from Grik along East
West Highway. From the put-in point in Kg. Bersia a 30 minutes leisure
boat ride along the dammed-up Perak River will take you to the Grazing
Reserve. The Grazing Reserve is situated on the rolling hills on the left
bank of the Perak River dammed-up bythe Temenggor Dam in the east and the
Bersia Dam in the west.
The Grazing Reserve provides overnight facilities with 4 hostels that
can accommodate 40 people at one time. The hostel is constructed of split
jungle rollers, weaved bamboo sides and bertam roffing. It is very airy,
cooling and spartan with clean toilets and bathroom facilities. A complete
package of either 1 night or 2 night stay is offered to visitors.
How to get there
Bus services are available from Kuala Lumpur to Grik. From Grik
visitors can proceed to Kg. Bersia where a boat is then needed to go to
the Grazing Reserve.
Farm activities include feeding of cattle and round up activities in the evening. Visitors can engage themselves with the farmers rounding up and head counting of cattle in the evening as the animals are brought back to the night yard daily.
Visitors can either do fishing along the compound or go night fishing with the farmers. However, included is another activity called " laying of the pukat " in the evening and " drawing in the pukat " in the morning. During spawning season, (August - September) visitors will be taken to specific spawning areas to see thousands of fish fighting the current to spawn. (Spawning days lasted for only a day or two after heavy rain during the month of August to September.)
There are several salk licks area within the vicinity of the Grazing Reserve. Visitors can try their luck to wait and see wild animals such as elephants, tapir, seladang, kijang, or pelanduk in their natural habitat around the salt lick.
Jungle trekking through the rain forest is an experience for the adventurous visitors. Experienced guide will take visitors through the jungle to an enchanting stream of clean clear water.
There are two Orang Asli villages, 20 minutes boat ride from the Grazing Reserve. Visitors will be taken to one of this and witness their way of life and farming methods.