The name Hulu Langat was presumably taken from the term ’Langat’ to which was added Hulu or Ulu (meaning upstream) as its location is in the interior of Selangor.
The original inhabitants comprised predominantly the Minangkabau Malays besides other ethnic groups from Java, Mendaling and the Kerinchis from Jambi. The current main economic activity is agriculture.
Hulu Langat town is famous for its durians and natural settings. Since it is very close to Kuala Lumpur, it hosts several interesting go-to spots for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city during weekends. A lot of recreational activities await – from hiking, picnicking to swimming in some most refreshing rivers.
Among the popular weekend spots in Hulu Langat are the Sungai Gabai Waterfalls, the Semenyih Water Reservoir, Tekala Recreational Park and the Congkak River Forest Recreational Center. Another latest hot spot for tourism is the Sungai Lopoh and the Kuala Lumpur LookOut Point Tourist Complex at Jalan Ampang–Hulu Langat.
For adrenaline junkies, Mount Nuang with the height of 1,483m would be a good training ground for hikers and runners before they climb Mount Kinabalu or do a marathon. For beginners who long for a simpler hiking experience, head on to Saga or Broga hills and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the top of the hills.
As the sound of the buzzing insects resonant and the scent of the lush green forest surrounds you, there is no wonder that Hulu Langat is home to many beautiful resorts to choose from. There are two natural hot springs, which are the Dusun Tua and Sungai Serai that can offer you a unique natural spa experience to rejuvenate in the nutrient-rich waters.
Everywhere in Malaysia is known for its delicious food but a town called Kajang in Hulu Langat is particularly known for its famous mouth-watering satay – a seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with peanut sauce, popular amongst the locals and tourists.