Discover Selangor State in Malaysia

Discover Selangor State in Malaysia

For visitors who land in KLCC, you will discover Selangor, where there is so much to enjoy, from whitewater rafting to glamping to skydiving.

The state of Selangor, Malaysia. Capital of Selangor: Shah Alam.

Selangor is a state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, encircling the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, has four soaring minarets and a vast blue dome in the state capital.

There are ten beautiful mosques in Selangor that you can visit.

To the northeast are the limestone Batu Caves, which house ornately decorated Hindu shrines.

A giant golden statue of the Hindu god Lord Murugan stands at the entrance, and monkeys scamper about.

Discover Selangor State in Malaysia

You can discover Selangor, which is divided into nine districts

The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in many parts of Selangor will end as scheduled on Friday (Jul 16, 2021).

Discover Gombak in Selangor

“The Gombak District is an administrative district located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.

On February 1, 1974, the district was created on the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang.” – Wikipedia.

  • Gombak
  • Rawang
  • Ampang
  • Setapak
  • Ulu Klang
  • Selayang
  • Kundang
  • Kuang
  • Batu Caves
  • Sungai Buloh
  • Kampung Sungai Pusu
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Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.

Discover Hulu Langat in Selangor

Hulu Langat’s name was presumably taken from the term’ Langat’ to and added Hulu or Ulu (meaning upstream) as its location is in the interior of Selangor.

Hulu Langat’s original inhabitants are predominantly the Minangkabau Malays and other ethnic groups from Java, Mendaling, and the Kerinchis from Jambi.

Hulu Langat town is famous for its natural settings and durians, popular with hiking, picnicking, and swimming in the rivers.

Popular weekend spots are the Sungai Gabai Waterfalls, the Semenyih Water Reservoir, Tekala Recreational Park, Congkak River Forest Recreational Center, Sungai Lopoh, Kuala Lumpur LookOut Point Tourist Complex at Jalan Ampang–Hulu Langat.

Hulu Langat is home to beautiful resorts near nutrient-rich natural hot springs – the Dusun Tua and Sungai Serai, which offer a unique realistic spa experience.

Malaysian love to visit Kajang in Hulu Langat for its famous Kajang satay, a skewered grilled meat, and peanut sauce.

  • Kajang
  • Ampang
  • Cheras
  • Bangi
  • Semenyih
  • Beranang
  • Bandar Baru Bangi
  • Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
  • Balakong
  • Taman Sri Nanding

Discover Hulu Selangor in Selangor

Hulu Selangor in Klang Valley is the largest of the nine districts in Selangor, with 13 sub-districts.

Bordering Perak in the north and Pahang to the east with excellent connectivity to the north-south PLUS highway makes Hulu Selangor the most accessible district.

You can easily experience nature from the long list of recreational parks in the Hulu Selangor.

Take your pick from Sendat, Kedondong, or Inki rivers, or take a dip in Kerling or Hulu hot springs when you are in this area.

For wildlife lovers, you can visit the Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre – home to the gentle Malayan Tapirs.

Head to Kuala Kubu Bharu for its whitewater rafting activities or paragliding.

Kuala Kubu’s most unique accommodations are Sarang by the Brook – a container homestay or the Sticks – a resort surrounded by rainforest.

  • Kuala Kubu Bharu
  • Batang Kali
  • Kerling
  • Rasa
  • Serendah
  • Hulu Bernam
  • Bukit Beruntung
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Sarang by the brook is a collection of private container homes set amidst the tropical jungle. Image: Sarang by the brook

Discover Klang in Selangor

The district of Klang existed even before Malacca and was part of the colonial Sri Vijaya and Majapahit governments.

The name originated from the Mon-Khmer language ‘Klong,’ which meant warehouse.

Klang became significant only after the decline of Kuala Selangor following the death of Sultan Muhammad in 1857.

In 1875, Klang, officially the Royal Town of Klang, was chosen as the capital city of Selangor but was replaced by Kuala Lumpur in 1880.

Take a stroll along with the pre-war buildings in Klang built in the 1920s.

Make a pit stop at the Royal Gallery dedicated to the late Sultan Abdul Aziz – the gallery highlights the heritage of the Selangor Sultanate, which began in 1977 from the Bugis Sulawesi royal family.

As you drive around the city, marvel at the intricacy of the three most important landmarks of the town – Alam Shah Palace, Sultan Suleiman Royal mosque, and Indian Muslim Tengku Kelana mosque.

A visit to Klang is not complete without a meal of the famous Klang Bak Kut Teh, an herbal pork soup, or you can buy back pre-packaged bak kut teh herbs & spices for your family back home to try.

  • Kapar
  • Shah Alam
  • Meru
  • Bandar Baru Klang
  • Bukit Kemuning
  • Pandamaran
  • Pelabuhan Klang
  • Telok Menegun
  • Glenmarie Cove
  • Batu 4
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The famous Klang Bak Kut Teh is a meal of herbal pork soup, and Yam Rice is eaten with raw garlic, chilies, and thick soy sauce.

Discover Kuala Langat in Selangor

  • Bandar Saujana Putra
  • Banting
  • Batu
  • Jugra
  • Teluk Datok
  • Morib
  • Tanjung Sepat
  • Teluk Panglima Garang
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The Mah Meri of Pulau Carey dances with Mayin Jo’oh. Photo by Kancil Festival 2018.

Discover Kuala Selangor in Selangor

Kuala Selangor was founded based on three myths.

First, an abundance of Mentangau trees, a type of sea wood found on the shores.

The second tale is of Langau and a warrior on a journey.

Third, the punishment meted out for high treason in the olden days.

The three myths that shroud the fascinating history of Kuala Selangor will keep history buffs enthralled.

Many visitors have made their way to Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park in Kuala Selangor to witness the world’s biggest firefly colonies glowing in pitch-black darkness along the river.

In the morning, head to Melawati Hill to enjoy the view of the coastline.

Don’t forget to greet the hill’s permanent residents, who are the silvered leaf monkeys.

  • Tanjung Karang
  • Bestari Jaya
  • Ijok
  • Jeram
  • Puncak Alam
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Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park in Kuala Selangor to witness the world’s biggest firefly colonies.

Discover Petaling in Selangor

  • Petaling Jaya
  • Puchong
  • Subang
  • Damansara
  • Shah Alam
  • Bukit Raja
  • Kota Raja
  • Bandar Sri Damansara
  • Country Heights
  • Puchong
  • Puchong Jaya
  • Puchong Perdana
  • Serdang
Discover Selangor State in Malaysia

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor, Malaysia.

Discover Sabak Bernam in Selangor

  • Sekinchan
  • Sabak
  • Sungai Besar
  • Sungai Air Tawar
  • Sungai Panjang

Discover Sepang in Selangor

  • Pekan Sepang
  • Dengkil
  • Sungai Pelek
  • Cyberjaya
  • Salak Tinggi
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Other fun places to discover Selangor to travel

The best part is these refreshing spots in Selangor are located less than 2 hours from KL for a quick day trip.

The Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor is a hidden gem located just an hour’s drive from KL. During low tide, a sandbank is also known as the Sky Mirror (Sasaran Beach), appears.

You can capture a mirror effect photo with your reflection in the sand.

Discover Selangor State in Malaysia

Image: Fadzilah Ali Facebook

  • Kuala Kubu Bharu
  • Hulu Langat Fishing Resort
  • Tanjung SepatPu
  • Pulau Ketam
  • Sekinchan
  • Kuala Selangor
  • Sky Mirror (Sasaran Beach)
  • Kanching Rainforest Waterfall

Make your trip to Selangor extraordinary by visiting the recommended destinations after MCO ends.

Explore and discover Selangor from its mesmerizing nature to its authentic food selection.

Start planning your road trip now and imagine the incredible discovery in Malaysia.

Kindly remember, it is our responsibility to always comply with the guidelines or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council, ensure social distancing, wear a face mask at all times and register through the mobile app. “SElangkah: Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat” prior to entering Selangor’s premises.



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