The state of Selangor is a wonderful place with a trove of landmarks that everyone should visit whenever they are in town.
To give you an idea, here’s a list of 7 most iconic landmarks in Selangor.
One of Shah Alam’s prized possession would be the Blue Mosque or the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, known for its gleaming dome that is often the first thing first timers will notice entering the city.
Capable of accommodating up to 24,000 worshipers at any one time, the mosque overlooks the International Islamic Arts Garden Complex (Kompleks Taman Seni Islam Antarabangsa) and a beautifully landscaped park inspired by the Quranic Garden of Paradise.
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Malawati Hill Kuala Selangor
Malawati Hill is among one of the popular weekend destination for local residents of Selangor.
Malawati Hill is usually visited together with Kuala Selangor Nature Park and Taman Ikan Air Tawar Kuala Selangor (both about 500m away from Malawati Hill); and Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park (±6km away).
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Batu Caves is one of the most iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshipers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods in the Ramayana Cave, apart from a steep 272 climb of steps which you will be able to view the stunning skyline of the city centre. Often you will see monkeys frolicking around the caves. Batu Caves is also a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts.
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Sekinchan is known for its paddy fields and is home to the Sekinchan Rice Mill Factory. Sekinchan Rice Mill Factory is owned and operated by PLS GROUP. In their early days, they are known as Pengangkutan & Perniagaan Lim Sekinchan (M) Sdn Bhd. Their main trade in the early days was rice transportation, and now the company has developed into a wholesale supply of rice, grains trading, cultivation and sale of rice seedlings, transplanting rice services, distribution of fertilizers and pesticides, harvesting and trans-planter device distribution, rice and other transportation-related services.
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One Park with Six Unique Experiences! Sunway Lagoon offers more than 90 attractions across its six parks – Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Strategically located at the heart of Sunway City, it is only 30 minutes away from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Home to attractions such as the World’s Largest Water Ride – Vuvuzela, World’s First Waterplexx 5D, and FlowRider, Malaysia’s First Surf Simulator, the 88-acre theme park, with the title of “Asia’s Best Attraction” for four consecutive years by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (“IAAPA”) excites visitors of all ages with a wholesome family-friendly joy to adrenaline-pumping thrills.
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The FGS Dong Zen Temple is well-known for its elaborate Lantern and Flora Festival, a kaleidoscope of digital lights, lanterns and flotillas illuminate the temple grounds during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, which last for 15 days.
In 1999, the temple was listed as a religious tourist attraction by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and in 2003, it was the recipient of the “Outstanding Scenery Award” from Selangor’s Tourism Development Board.
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The ancient Mah Meri tribe, sometimes referred to as the “Masked Men of Malaysia”, is one of the 18 indigenous communities living in Peninsula Malaysia.
They are widely regarded as some of the best mask makers in the world; some of their handicraft have been known to fetch thousands of dollars.
While many of the natives have assimilated into modern lifestyle, with jobs in nearby plantations and farms, much care has been taken to ensure that their ancient rituals and customs are documented and preserved.
There is a small gallery and traditional house in the village compound that is open to visitors.
The village is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit Pulau Carey’s Mah Meri Cultural Village is during Hari Moyang (Ancestor Day), which takes place around March or April each year, Puja Pantai (Oceanic Healing) or during a wedding ceremony.
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This is just a short-list of what’s interesting in Selangor. You can search for more for activities that attracts you and you might just find one nearby, as Selangor has a lot to offer. Enjoy! #DiscoverSelangor