After a resounding success of Eat Travel Write 1.0 and 2.0, the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN Selangor) – in collaboration with Gaya Travel Magazine, Tourism Selangor, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, and Tourism Malaysia – is proud to present the third version of Eat.Travel.Write Selangor International Culinary Adventure 3.0, which is a media familiarisation programme in the form of food trail held from 21 until 24 April 2016 in conjunction with the Visit Selangor 2017 campaign. This time around, the programme brought 30 participants involving members of media, social network influencers and bloggers to explore Kuala Kubu Bharu, Fraser Hill, Genting Highlands and Shah Alam.

Learning about wildlife at Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve

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Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve

This is a wildlife rescue and breeding centre with a peat swamp and lowland dipterocarp forest that is home to tapir, Selangor’s iconic animal, and Jejulong crocodiles. It’s not open to public, but interested organisations can pay a visit by contacting the centre and writing in formally.

Getting there:

Phone number:  +6 03 6046 2400

GPS: 3.669853, 101.346318

Appreciating nature at Sg. Chilling Kelah Sanctuary

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Sungai Chilling Kelah Sanctuary

Sungai Chilling is a waterfall at the foothills of Fraser Hill, where visitors can trek to the waterfalls, swim, have a picnic even feed the fish at the kelah (mahseer) sanctuary. Entrance fee for the trekking route is RM1 per person.

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GPS: 3.589227, 101.735115

Admiring colonial beauty at Gap Rest House

A colonial building built in 1930s that straddles the Pahang and Selangor border. The glory days of this once beautiful Tudor bungalow was a favourite stop for birdwatchers, bikers, antique car drivers and anyone passing by, enjoying a tea, a meal or a night at this charming place.

Getting there:

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GPS: 3.696250, 101.748913

Tandem paragliding from Batu Pahat Hill

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Tandem Paragliding

Soar 1,600 feet above sea level by tandem paragliding from the peak of Batu Pahat Hill to enjoy Kuala Kubu Bharu scenery. Kelab Luncur Udara KKB, the provider of this experience charges only RM250 per session.

Getting there: Taman Millenium, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

Phone number: +6 019 204 8123

Birdwatching and Kuala Kubu Heritage Walk

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Birdwatching and Kuala Kubu Heritage Walk

Kuala Kubu Bharu is the best place to spot various bird species such as Marbled Wren Babbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Large Niltava, Silver-Breasted Broadbills and three hornbills namely Rhinoceros, Great and Bushy Crested while appreciating pre-war colonial houses, old school barbers and traditional shop houses along the way.

Getting there:

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GPS: 3.555118, 101.665630

Picking fresh strawberries at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm

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Fresh strawberries at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm

Being the biggest strawberry farm in Malaysia, this attraction allows visitors to pick fresh strawberries themselves, buy home-made strawberry juice and dried strawberries at reasonable prices and savour the different gastronomic delights made from strawberries.  The entrance fee is RM8 per adult and RM3 per child, and open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Getting there: No.6, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Phone number: +6 012 485 1234

GPS: 3.398949, 101.766712

 

What and where we cooked/dined:

 Asam Pedas Pasu Restaurant

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Asam pedas udang galah

This restaurant serves various types of asam pedas, from the most common asam pedas pari (stingray cooked in asam pedas) to the rare asam pedas udang galah (lobster cooked in asam pedas). A: 55, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, Malaysia

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GPS: 3.557239, 101.642437

Eat & Repeat Cafe

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Eat & Repeat Cafe

Established since April 2016, this restaurant features a similar concept to the Thai restaurant Boat Noodle which serves mainly lip-smacking Malay dishes apportioned in bowls at only RM1.90 each.

Getting there: YG24, Jalan Plumbum Y7/Y, Pusat Komersial Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

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Phone number: +6 011 3176 2285

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Tart Bengkulu

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Tart Bengkulu

Introduced by the people from Bangkahulu in Sumatera, Indonesia, these tarts are different from the common pineapple tarts as they are filled with coconut filling instead, and made neither using butter nor margarine which resulting to slightly different texture.

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Nasi Buluh & Ikan Buluh

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Nasi Buluh & Ikan Buluh

Get up close with the aboriginal community of Kampung Orang Asli Serigala and see how they prepare nasi buluh (rice stuffed in bamboo) and ikan buluh (fish stuffed in bamboo) that are cooked using bamboo and banana leaves on top of burning charcoal.

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Kuih Apam Gula Hangus

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Kuih apam gula hangus

Kuih apam gula hangus is a traditional delicacy cooked with using common ingredients such as roasted sugar, butter, plain flour, baking soda, eggs and condensed milk. It takes only 20 minutes to prepare.

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Mua Lau

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Mua Lau traditional Chinese biscuit

Mua lau is a traditional Chinese biscuit that is popular especially during Chinese festivities and weddings, manufactured by Leonard Oh’s family since 1923. Every mua lau is handmade using the traditional way.

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Bahulu Encik Ismail

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Bahulu Encik Ismail

The light and fluffy bahulu baked by En. Ismail is special as it maintains the classic taste and button flower shape of traditional bahulu. It is cooked using charcoal fire through the double-baking method, whereby hot pieces of coal are placed on top and at the bottom of the cast iron mould.

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Stuffed Grilled Cheese Chicken

At Kuala Kubu Bharu Rest House, visitors should consider tasting the lip-smacking stuffed grilled cheese chicken, made using a special seasoning sauce that Chef Farhan has concocted based on his 38 years of experience. The seasoning can also be bought for RM10 per bottle from Chef Farhan.

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Where we stayed:

Rumah Sri Berkat 

Sri Berkat Rest House is a Scottish-inspired rest house left over from the colonial era that still stands to this day at the peak of Fraser’s Hill, where visitors can admire the lush highland environment and wildlife like birds and insects.

Phone number: +6 03 5513 2000

GPS: 3.42448, 101.44285

The Sticks

An eco-friendly resort located a few hundred metres from Chiling River where guests can stay in a tent close to the refreshing river while gazing towards the stars through the tent’s transparent roof.

Getting there: Lot 213, Jalan KKB-Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Kubu Bharu 44000, Hulu Selangor, Selangor

Phone number: +6 012 631 0006

GPS: 3.596215, 101.736242

 

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