The State of Selangor certainly is home to unique tourism attractions offering serenity of nature and elements of local cultures, urban areas boasting modern lifestyle, and a variety of food options; – from stalls to lavish restaurants. Amidst struggling tourism industry bearing the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Selangor strengthens its status as the preferred travel destination in Malaysia with a selection of exciting new tourism products with high potential of attracting tourists as follows:
1. “Sidek Brothers” Monument, Banting
In the town of Banting, a new monument now stands tall; built to remember the contributions of the Sidek Brothers who made Malaysia proud in the arena of badminton; domestic and international. Sidek Brothers also used to be featured in animation and comic series which were the talk of the town back in the day. One fun fact; “Sidek Brothers” Monument is built within the grounds of the house of Tuan Haji Sidek, where the Sidek Brothers grew up in. Now, the house and the most recent; the Monument have become one of Selangor’s attractions with historic values in Banting town, Kuala Langat.
Address: Jalan Sultan Alam Shah, Kampung Kanchong Darat, 42700 Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor.
2. Sungai Lepoh Waterfall, Hulu Langat
Sungai Lepoh waterfall is one of the newest nature attractions in Hulu Langat. Also known as Sungai Lopo or Sungai Lepok, this serene waterfall area is also a perfect place for a picnic with family and friends. The place also attracts nature lovers and hikers, especially those residing in Klang Valley, during weekends and public holidays.
Address: Lot 3461, KM22 Sungai Lepoh, Kampung Kuala 43100, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor.
3. Anjung Spotter, KLIA Plane Spotting
Anjung Spotter is one of the latest additions to country’s proud Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. Now open to public, the place is perfect for photographers or simply anyone who love the airplanes. At Anjung Spotter, they are able to capture taking-off or landing airplanes from various interesting angles; the closest they may be too! The open concept gives an exceptional experience to the visitors, especially to children; creating one-of-a-kind memories.
Address: Jalan Pekeliling , Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor.
4. Ardence Labs @ Eco Ardence, Setia Alam
Amidst the avidity of Selangor’s housing and property developers in introducing new places with tourism appeal within the compounds of their development projects, some of these really turn out to be a success. For instance, Ardence Labs @ Eco Ardence is Setia Alam’s newest attraction where visitors get to enjoy the ambiance and take beautiful pictures every now and then, with bold and vibrant 2D, 3D and graffiti art backgrounds.
Address: Eco Ardance Sales Gallery PT 8, Persiaran Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor.
5. Elmina Central Park, Shah Alam
The greens within a modern concept; Elmina Central Park is a new recreational area with a jogging track which is also roller-blading and cycling-friendly. Meanwhile, the Elmina Iconic Bridge is a grand structure, perfect for pictures. With bright red colour that seems to light up when the sun sets, this bridge really is a stunner at night.
Address: Seksyen U16 City of Elmina, 40160, Selangor.
6. HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm, Sepang
HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm is a huge dragon fruit farm in Sepang District which offers various activities to its visitors; not limited to only fresh dragon fruit plucking and tasting. Visitors also get to experience a guided tour around the farm, as well as get to plant their own dragon fruits and learn on the fruits’ pollination process during the visit.
Address: Lot 7608, Jalan Besar, Baru Satu, 43900, Sepang, Selangor.
7. Sungai Serai Hot Spring, Hulu Langat
Selangor is well-known as being the home to various hot spring attractions; which Sungai Serai Hot Spring, Hulu Langat has made its way into the list. Preferred by many lovers of nature regardless of age, this hot spring with high concentration of sulphur within its soils is a perfect destination after a trip to one of the many waterfalls located along the whole stretch of Hulu Langat District.
Address: Lot 769, Jalan Sentosa 11/A, Taman Desa Sentosa, Hulu Langat, Daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor.
8. Woodhouse KKB IO Home, Tinggian, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Woodhouse KKB IO Home offers a stay in unique tree houses, with emphasis on privacy. With mesmerising views of the peak of Kuala Kubu Bharu Hill, Woodhouse KKB IO Home is equipped with modern furniture and facilities for that luxurious stay. It has a private pool, two spacious bedrooms with en suites, outdoor kitchen equipped with appliances, balcony dining area, barbeque equipment, a washing machine and cable TV, studio tables, and more.
Address: Jalan Harmonian 2, Off Jalan Padang Golf, Tinggian, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
9. Chenuang Hill, Hulu Langat
Chenuang Hill, Hulu Langat poses a high potential in becoming the preferred hiking destination after the widely-known Broga Hill as its track from the entrance of Sungai Chongkak Tropical Forest is well-marked with clear directions and signboards. There are also several rivers along the way, allowing hikers to have some breaks in between, before reaching the peak of Chenuang Hill, approximately in 2-3 hours, depending on their speed and skills.
Address: Pejabat Hutan Daerah Selangor Tengah, Tingkat 1, Blok B, Platinum Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor
Selangor, is not exempted from having to face the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. While some tourism operators may have to shut their businesses down during these difficult times, some operators are opening their premises’ doors to visitors and tourists in 2021. Tourism Selangor has also been highlighting some of the State’s nature attractions.
However, it is to be reminded, new-norm practices based on SOPs should be emphasized at all times. Worry-free; almost all of Selangor’s tourism attractions have been practicing Covid-19 precautionary measures. Tourists in Selangor should always register via “Selangkah:Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat” mobile application, ensure social distancing, apply hand sanitizers regularly and wear face masks at all times, for the sake of many.
For more information, log on to Tourism Selangor’s official website; Selangor.Travel.