Once in a while, you will need a time to calm your mind by going to places with quiet surroundings and away from crowded urban areas. Therefore, to anyone who wish to go to serene and quiet areas away from the public, the following list consists of 6 accessible tourism destinations in Selangor as suggested by Tourism Selangor.
1) Padyy Fields, Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam
Sabak Bernam is well-known for its beautiful paddy fields. Therefore, if you are looking for a serene and refreshing environment, this is the right spot for you to come with your loved ones. There are many activities that you can enjoy here such as walking around and taking pictures at the paddy fields, stop by at a special bakeshop, Ah Ma House, which sells traditional Chinese light food such as biscuits, crackers, snacks, and traditional baked goodies such as pineapple tarts, kuih kapit and kuih bangkit (tapioca cookies). You can also visit the Paddy Gallery to learn on seed planting and the process of harvesting rice.
Address: Sekinchan Paddy Fields, Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam, Selangor
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2) The National Botanical Garden, Shah Alam
The National Botanical Garden is an agro tourism park designed for leisure purposes as well as for research. National Botanical Garden features green, serene and refreshing environment. This park has their special attraction for visitors which is the famous four-season house where you can experience all 4 types of seasons; winter, spring, autumn and summer. However, the four season house will only open to public in early 2021. Furthermore, there are also cactus, orchid and spice gardens as well as animal park, fruit gardens and many more. Entrance fee are RM3 (12-54 y/o), RM1 (6-11 y/o), RM1 (55 y/o and above) and free for OKU. Operation hour is from Tuesday to Sunday (7.30am to 4.30pm).
Address: Taman Botani Negara, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
3) Selangor River Dam, Hulu Selangor
If you have some free time, you can stop by at Sungai Selangor Dam because it is one of the interesting destinations especially to nature lovers and photographers where you can enjoy the natural environment with a lake which is crystal-clear and take pictures of the beautiful scenery of the hills. Not only that, there are also fishing and cycling activities along the way here. If you stop by at night, you can enjoy watching the night sky filled with stars (stargazing) while relaxing with your family and friends.
Address: Lookout Point Sungai Selangor Dam, 55, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
4) Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, Kuala Langat
Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is a perfect place for those who love going to quiet and peaceful places where they can enjoy the natural environment. The landscape around this area is very beautiful because it is filled with trees, large fields and natural plants such as waterlilies. This place has become a habitat area for more than 300 species of animals and to all bird lovers, you can enjoy bird watching too. Not only that, you can also enjoy activities such as feeding rhinos, crocodiles and fish as well as go for fishing, cycling, kayaking, jungle trekking and many more. Other of the unique activities is the “Safari Insta-Tour” which is a 45-minute ride on a truck to three scenic locations; Bamboo Trail, Lake Sendayan and Rumah Melayu. The rates are RM 35 on weekdays, and RM 45 on weekends, and MyCard holders get to enjoy a 20% discount. Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is open daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Address: KM 4, Jalan Dengkil, Banting, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor
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5) Selangor Fruit Valley, Kuala Selangor
Selangor Fruit Valley is a perfect place to visit as it offers many types of local fruit farms such as rambutan, papaya, starfruit, guava and many more and you can enjoy the fruits for free. Not only that, there are other attractions and activities such as visiting mini petting zoo, agricultural center, traditional houses, dear and kelulut honey farms and enjoy kayaking activity. There is also a tram service where you can take a stroll around the park while enjoting fresh air. Furthermore, there is a coconut stall where you can take a rest and quench your thirst with fresh coconut water. Selangor Fruit Valley opens every day except Friday (9.00am to 4.00pm) and entrance fees are RM 15 (adults), RM 10 (60 years and above), RM 10 (OKU and kids 4-12 years old), and free for kids below 4 years old.
Address: Selangor Fruits Valley SFV, Rawang, Berjuntai Bestari, Selangor, Malaysia
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6) Pulau Ketam, Klang
Pulau Ketam is located in Klang which it is an interesting destination to visit where visitors can enjoy the peaceful surrounding of the beach and carry out exciting activities with friends and family. In order to reach Pulau Ketam, you need to take a ferry (RM14 two-way) per person or speed boat (RM20 two-way) per person. The area is a fishing village that is populated by a majority of the Chinese community. It is also famous for its many seafood restaurants serving delicious menus. Some of the activities you may enjoy here include renting a bicycle and strolling around the village, taking pictures at mural sites and Chinese temples, enjoy and experience the scenery ambience of a fishing village, and many more.
Address: Jalan Foreshore, Kawasan 20, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
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In conclusion, there are a lot of exciting attractions that you can visit in Selangor which are away from the crowd. You may want to consider the recommended suggestions by Tourism Selangor to relax and calm your mind. On the other hand, do not forget to always maintain social distancing and adhere to the standard operation procedures (SOPs) especially during your visit to these places to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
For more information, please log on to the official website of Tourism Selangor at Selangor.Travel.
Images provided by Tourism Selangor.