Nowadays, with the invention of sophisticated high tech phones, everyone can take pictures like a professional.
For the avid Instagram users who are always thirsty for new content and beautiful sceneries, Selangor is the perfect destination to encapsulate the best views from various tourism segments. Here are the list of top 10 places in Selangor to get the best photos.
Batu Caves, Gombak
With an average of 1.6 million tourists visit per year, and expected to increase each year, Batu Caves is a paradise for Instagrammers. The uniqueness of the Batu Caves is portrayed with its “Rainbow Staircase” that has 272 steps reaching to the temple of Sri Subramanian. The temple is located inside the limestone cave itself. Batu Caves is not only a place of worship but has become a main tourist attraction with its own souvenir shops where visitors can shop for merchandise and mementos for their loved ones at home. In addition, there is a stall located on site called Mel’s Corner that serves the best cendol durian in Gombak.
Broga Hill, Semenyih
Broga Hill is popular among the locals especially teenagers and young adults because of its panoramic view from the top of the hill where you can witness the glorious sunset and sunrise. Hikers can also see the KLCC twin towers from the peak of the hill which is at 1,312m above sea level. Locals also address Broga Hill as Bukit Lalang and its location is not far from Semenyih. If you have never hiked before, fret not as Broga Hill is a great place for beginners. Parking on the premise is available with RM 1 charge per entry. Make sure to check the weather forecast before making your trip because the road leading up the hill can be slippery.
Laman Seni Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
Laman Seni Section 7 is now a famous spot to the locals of Shah Alam for its full scale mural painting that can illuminate their Instagram news feed. Located at a back alley of a shop lot, the place is an attraction to tourists because of its colourful and 3D mural painting that was painted by a local artist. While in the area, you can shop for food, beauty and health products and services, and fashion including textiles at well-known business operators like JAKEL, Babah & Co., Wong Solo, Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, and Bubblegum Wax!
I-City Shah Alam
I-City Shah Alam is the place where you can find a field of LED lights in shapes of maple and pine trees. Photography enthusiast are highly recommended to visit I-City Shah Alam. There are also other attractions on site that you can go to such as the I-City Snowalk, Trick Art Museum, Water World, Red Carpet, Space Mission, and House of Horror. The Snowalk is a large snow house shaped of an igloo, leaving you with a winter wonderland experience with temperature below 5 degree celsius. The Trick Art Museum however is a gallery of 3D paintings that will for sure leave you with a ton of pictures. Then, there is the Water World where it is a water theme park that has a variety of fun rides and its famous giant water slide that is called Tornado Ride. If you have always wanted to visit Madame Tussauds, then make your way to the Red Carpet at I-City as it is a wax-statue museum that is the largest in Malaysia housing many famous celebrities. There is also the Space Mission that is an exhibition of science technology about outer space and the House of Horror, a haunted house meant only for the brave!
Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, Shah Alam
The Blue Mosque located at the capital of Selangor, Shah Alam is Malaysia’s biggest mosque with the biggest and most beautiful blue dome and it also has the tallest minarets. Its interior and exterior features traditional and modern Malay meets Mediterranean architecture. Also known as the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, this place of worship has been and still is a major tourist attraction. If you are there, here is a tip, be sure to take photos from the second floor of the mosque because you can easily capture the magnificent foyer. The mosque does provide a Mosque Tour with special Islamic guide from the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) that was established in 2008.
Sekinchan Paddy Field
Sekinchan is known for its huge paddy field and the reason why people come and visit is to take pictures of the open green field alongside the beautiful blue sky. The best angles to capture a picture perfect moment is with using dynamic and wide angle. The paddy field here is commonly used as a photo-shoot spot and often times for filming. In Sekinchan area, there is a fruit valley and one of its famous is the Mango farm. Sekinchan is also well known for its seafood, both fresh and cooked!
Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya
Tamarind Square is a reinvented traditional concept of shop-offices that is eco-friendly and is bound with nature. Having lush greenery on their walls and two gardens that centre the building, visitors are sure to pose for pictures while enjoying a cup of coffee. There is also an event space for rent that can cater from 250 to 1,000 pax. For bookworms, you can enjoy yourselves at BookXcess, a book shop that provides a reading corner. Tamarind Square also has cool and trendy restaurants such as Glaze Eatery and 10 Gram Café. Definitely a flatlay worthy presentation fit for the Gram!
Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor
Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor is a newly founded tourist destination that was officially launched by Tourism Selangor that is similar to the Bolivia South America. It has been attracting local and international tourist into Kuala Selangor, boosting its traffic and making it a highlight of Selangor. To get to Sky Mirror, tourists will need to take a 30 to 45-minute boat ride depending on the tide. The fee for the boat ride and to enter Sky Mirror is RM80/adult and RM40/child. It only opens from 7.30am until 10.30am as the water rises in the evening.
Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Empire Damansara is well-known among local visitors for having the best spot to spend their leisure time at a calm surroundings with a little touch of modernity. The modern building structure got attention from the local travelers because it looks amazing in pictures! There are also a variety of eateries to choose from which are the Metal Box restaurant, Carpe Diem, Ramen Kanbe, Bungkus, Cat in the House, and the famous Boat Noodle. For those who love desserts, you can stop by at Epique, Seven Cups, and Haraju-Cube.
Eco Ardence, Maya Park
Eco Ardence Maya Park is a good choice for locals to spend time together with loved ones or with the family. Plus, it has a modern playground for children to play at. This place is surrounded by big colourful containers with minimalist design which are being used as shops. There is a pet shop called Cocomomo that has the same minimalist concept. Some of the local favourites here are the Bamboo Biryani “Taste & See”, Aroi Mak Mak, Chaiwalla & Co. Container Café, Heritage Nyonya Cuisine, U-Mai, Hinata Café, and Let’s Joy Café.