Spread over some 35 hectares of land area, this agro park was set up in 1990 and is run & managed by the government. Although the overall objective is to research in agriculture and farming, the key attraction here are the vast stretching fruit farms with sweeping view of the catchment area of Gunung Raya Reserve forests. The park is located next to Lubuk Semilang Recreational Park in Padang Matsirat and within short driving distance from Kuah town and the airport.
Guided Fruit Farm Tour
There is a guided fruit farm tour offered inside the park. Specialized trucks with covered roof but open on both sides are used to take the tourists around the fruit orchards. It has comfortable seats and you will get good views all around as it moves. The guide (usually a young lady) would stop the truck every time you come to a new fruit orchard or there is something interesting to be shown.
The first visit is to the Tropical Fruit Farm. There are over 20 different types of seasonal and non-seasonal tropical fruit trees in the farmland here. The fruit farm covers about 40% of the total land area of the park. Some of the many fruits you can see here includes star fruits, guava, citrus, mango, rambutan, pulasan, durian, cempedak, jack fruits, longan, and many others.