Top 10 Experiential Tourism in Selangor
2020 has begun, there must be a lot things that you and your family plan to do. From January to December, Selangor is packed with activity that you can do. So here are the top 10 experiential tourism destination in Selangor for you and your family to discover #DiscoverSelangor #TakeMeAnywhere.
Chuan Hoe Coffee Factory @ Kampung Jawa, Klang
The Chuan Hoe Coffee Factory located in Klang opens daily from Monday – Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday 9.30am – 3.00pm. Chuan Hoe Coffee Factory signature product are sugar-free charcoal fried coffee and charcoal roasted sugar coffee. You can watch and experience the process of preparing the coffee from its screening, drying, frying, grinding, charcoal frying and the packing of the product. You also can try each and every of their product.
Sky Mirror, Kuala Selangor
Sky Mirror is the newest attraction in Kuala Selangor, about a 15-minute drive from Sasaran village, Kuala Selangor. This is only accessible to tourists twice a month, during the new moon and full moon periods. Here is where you can experience standing on crystal clear water island in the middle of the sea that reflects the azure sky. Sky Mirror is also home to a multitude of marine life. Besides sand dollars, the most common sea creatures you will find are the sea clams and baby clams which scattered abundantly on the sand.
Atap Rumbia Making @ Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor
The Rumbia roof has the advantage of being cooler as it does not store as much heat as the tiled roof. Rumbia roof is a type of roof made from rumbia tree leaves. As you watch the manufacturing of the rumbia roof, you are also able to experience making it on your own. Rumbia roof is one of the most widely used roofing materials in traditional Malaysia.
Pasu Labu Sayong Making, Kuala Selangor
Labu Sayong or also known as Labu Picit (pinched clay pitcher) is a traditional Malay pottery. This fired-clay hand-crafted pots require skilled and meticulous workmanship. You can come here to watch or experience how to make the Labu sayong taught by none either than the experts. The original Labu Sayong is a black gourd-shaped clay pitcher used for containing drinking water. It is believed that the water stored in the Labu Sayong helps prevent many illnesses and stomach upset.
Mah Meri Cultural Village, Carey Island
Mah Meri Cultural Village is located at Carey Island, Kuala Langat. The ancient Mah Meri tribe, sometimes referred to as the ‘Masked Men of Malaysia’, is one of 18 indigenous communities living in Peninsula Malaysia. They are widely regarded as some of the best mask makers in the world. Some of their handicrafts have been known to fetch thousands of dollars. You can come to Mah Meri Cultural Village on weekends and public holidays to experience the Mah Meri Tribe culture and tradition from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Ros Kerepek, Banting, Kuala Langat
Ros Kerepek Enterprise located in Banting, Kuala Langat opens daily from Monday – Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm. From having raw materials such as the cassava you can learn how to process it into being chips and to how it is being packaged. When you visit the shop you can get a free tour by their staffs upon request. Their most popular product is the purple tapioca chips, and chips of various flavours such as BBQ, black pepper, curry, tomato, chicken and cheese.
Madu Kelulut Farm, Hulu Langat
Genuine Madu Kelulut farm comes from the stingless bee species and can be the best beverage or supplement which can be consumed by people of all ages and at any time. You can visit the farm and experience the real taste of honey. Stingless bee’s honey has a lot more nutrients and has higher nutritional value compared to those of honey bees’.
Tin Mining @ Ampang Pechah, Hulu Selangor
In the year 1824, tin mining is one of the earliest type of mining that was operated in Selangor. You can still find tin being made using old technology on the old dam river in Ampang Pechah, Kuala Kubu Bharu. You also can get more information, step-by-step process about how people back then did tin mining in Selangor.
Kaya Puff Making, Hulu Selangor
Teng Wun Bakery & Confectionery that is located in Kuala Kubu Bahru opens daily from Monday – Sunday at 9.00am to 5.00pm (except Tuesdays). Their signature would be the Kaya Puff which only cost RM1.30. You also can experience how to make the Kaya Puffs. But remember to come early, as the bakery is usually packed especially on the weekend.
Lion Dance, Hulu Selangor
Lion dance is a form of traditional dance in the Chinese culture which performers’ mimics the lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. You also can learn to do the lion dance taught by the experts and understand the true meaning of this traditional art. A lion dance is normally and can be operated by having just two dancers.
Experiential tourism is focusing on experiencing a particular place by actively and meaningfully engaging with its history, people, culture, food and environment. It’s clear that Selangor is a state where you can experience a lot things that you will be amazed by and be swept away with the amount of activities that you can participate in.
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