Looking for a getaway close to home? Here are the 10 best places in Selangor to visit in 2019.
Selangor is well-known for its beautiful natural landscape and there’s no better way to see it than on foot. So get ready to fill your travel bucket list with a swoon-worthy selection of destinations in Selangor hand-picked by Tourism Selangor.
Sky Mirror (Secret Island), Kuala Selangor
Kuala Selangor beach is only accessible twice a month during the new moon and full moon period. It is located 1.74 nautical miles off the coast of the fishing village of Jeram in the Straits Of Malacca. Most of the time it is submerged, which makes it uncharted on the map. It is when the tide is ideal that this sand bar emerges – Malaysia’s own Salar de Uyuni.
Kuala Selangor beach is better known as Mirror Of The Sky as the shallow water of this “secret island” reflects the sky in all its glory, creating many photo opportunities. The island makes a perfect holiday destination and is also a habitat for many marine life, the most common are sea and baby clams found abundantly in the sand.
Royal Klang Heritage Walk (free guided walk tour)
The Royal Klang Town Heritage Walk aims to highlight Klang’s charm, character, and attractions including clusters of colonial sights, places of worship, a school, fire station, royal gallery, and a tin warehouse built by a local Malay chieftain. As a royal town and former capital of Selangor, Klang is characterized by historical buildings and quaint traditional structures.
Klang’s heritage quarters may be visited on foot via an interesting walking tour provided free of charge by the city’s municipal council and Tourism Selangor, which has identified up to 11 attractions on the walk. The Royal Klang Town Heritage Walk is conducted by professional guides, with entry to exclusive venues only on this walk.
The under-3km trail is relatively easy as the route follows footpaths in and around the city center. The walking tour takes about 2.5 hours to complete and is conducted in English.
Kuala Kubu Baru is the town you will pass by on your way to one of the least developed hill resorts in Malaysia, Fraser’s Hill. This town is about 50 to 60km away from Kuala Lumpur and is about 80 years old. Driving here from KL using the trunk road from Rawang will take approximately one hour.
The original town was known as Kuala Kubu and was well known for tin mining activities in Selangor. It used to be the fort of Raja Mahadi when he fought Tengku Kudin during the Selangor civil war (1867-74).
Today, the town center is well-maintained with proper parking lots, well-kept trees and clean surroundings. You can see the mountain range from this pleasant and quiet town. There are a few rows of shop-houses, which are as old as the town, most of them renovated and repainted.
Try the food and go sightseeing in the vicinity. Some attractions at KKB include Chilling Waterfalls, paragliding activities, white water rafting, rope-swing, mountain bike, hiking, and glamping.
Tanjung Sepat (emerging eco/agro-tourism destination)
Tanjung Sepat is a small, coastal town about 95km south of Kuala Lumpur. Visitors often make a detour here to visit its fishing village and indulge in its culinary delights. The town is also an emerging eco/agro-tourism destination with a growing number of visitors arriving over the past decade.
Tourist buses are a common sight, especially on weekends. Some tourism products are Bakaugruv Kampung Resort, Kuan Wellness Ecopark, and Ganofarm Homestay. Food lovers can find some authentic Kopitiam-style coffee, bao, fish ball, and seafood.
Kajang Heritage Centre (free guided walk tour)
Kajang Heritage Centre is a small gallery in Kajang town, located on the same row with Maybank, showcasing collections related to Kajang town and the Hulu Langat district. It is worth a visit, and the Heritage Centre itself promotes community engagement in building a more liveable environment through history, culture and the creative arts.
Cultural & Heritage Programme, Sultan Alam Shah Muzeum (free cultural performance show)
Selangor’s Malay Tradition & Heritage Corporation (Padat) organizes a cultural and heritage-inspired programme, every second Sunday of the month, at the Sultan Alam Shah Museum in Shah Alam. This is an initiative by the Selangor state government to promote culture and the arts in the form of traditional dances, games and such.
Eco-Adventure Activities, Batu Caves
The Batu Caves stairway has a colorful new look and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Dark Cave is one of the main caverns at the hill, located 15km away from downtown Kuala Lumpur. It comprises a 2km surveyed passage with seven major sections named A through F and the Great Chamber.
Dark Cave is one of the must-see Batu Caves attractions as it is home to an ancient animal community of 100 million years old, and features the rarest spider in the world – Liphistius batuensis or trapdoor spider.
It has a unique guano-driven ecosystem, which can sustain a tremendous ecological significance of rich scientific and educational interest. Dark Cave also has its own special feature of magnificent cave formations, which has taken Mother Nature eons to form.
The protected cave is part of a conservation effort where educational and adventure tours for the public are conducted. The Damai Extreme Park here also features rock-climbing activity.
Selangor Fruit Valley
This is the latest agro-tourism destination in Selangor and a step forward in modernizing the agricultural sector. Explore the vast tropical fruit farm at Selangor Fruit Valley and engage in interactive learning.
Try its fun outdoor activities including tram rides, a petting zoo, a herbal garden (with 150 species of plants), an orchard, vegetable harvesting activities, a sting-less bee farm, a bike trail, rubber tapping activity, and experience Rumah Kampung with its various farm animals.
Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre, KLIA
Mövenpick Hotels And Resorts made its debut in Malaysia by unveiling a strikingly modern hotel and conference centre close to KL International Airport. Located just a few minutes from KLIA and neighboring KLIA2, the hotel features unique architecture, upscale guest amenities, and extensive meetings and event facilities, including one of the country’s largest convention centres.
Mövenpick Hotel And Convention Centre KLIA will be a major venue for events of all sizes, including some of the region’s largest international exhibitions and conferences.
Mitsui Outlet Park, KLIA
Mitsui Outlet Park (MOP) near KLIA has expanded its outlet with over 20 new stores, bringing the total to 170 stores. Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang is a shopping mall located 60km from KL and 6km from KLIA and KLIA2.
Advocating a factory outlet concept, MOP offers a myriad of upper-middle to high-end off-season brands and products at attractive discounts. A Japanese specialty store (Japan Avenue) introduces Japanese art, culture, music and culinary delights. Catering to a diverse group of customers, MOP also offers an array of scrumptious fare.