“Let’s go to Kuala Selangor!”
When talking about Kuala Selangor, to those who are uninitiated, they must be wondering what interesting things can be found in this district. The truth is Kuala Selangor is one destination that is full of history, uniqueness and rare food not easily found elsewhere, including fun-filled activities that are bound to blow your mind away!
What to Eat in Kuala Selangor?
Roti Canai Pelangi
You must have heard about the viral roti canai (Indian flatbread) near Kuala Selangor, right? It’s nothing but rainbow roti canai. Though there is colour variation, you must assume that the coloured roti canai tastes just like the regular roti canai, right? But actually, NO! Each roti canai has its own flavour, depending on the colour. There are five colours for you to choose, namely green (apple), orange (durian), pink (strawberry), yellow (corn), blue (yam) and white (original). There are two types of curry for you to dip your roti canai: goat curry and chicken leg curry, which will definitely whet your appetite in the morning!
Close to Bukit Melawati you can stop to fill your stomach at Auntie Foo Café, which has an uplifting interior. From Malay cuisine to western fare and desserts, the menu served here is diverse! This cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and tea. It is open from early morning at 8:00 a.m. until late afternoon at 6:00 p.m.
Pak Aji Asam Pedas Claypot
For lunch, there is no need to worry about what to eat and where to eat. Just head to Pak Aji Asam Pedas Claypot – an eatery that serves up a variety of spicy sour set dishes – as you reach Kuala Selangor. There are 10 spicy sour set meals and each set is complete with rice, spicy sour, salted egg, sambal belacan (spicy condiment mixed with shrimp paste), ulam (local salad) and free flow of water. Your meal will undoubtedly be worthwhile due to the affordable prices and delicious spicy sour flavour!
Mee Udang Banjir
As a fan of shrimp noodles, are you always disappointed with the amount of shrimp inside the noodles that you order? For the real deal, be sure to swing by at Mee Udang Banjir (the name literally means ‘flooded shrimp noodle’) near Kuala Selangor. You are guaranteed to be satisfied with the large amount of shrimp that comes inside the bowl of noodles. There are four types of crustaceans available at this eatery: lobster, sea shrimp, white shrimp, and tiger shrimp. There are also a variety of dishes that are sure to make you go crazy!
I’m sure Malaysia’s scorching weather is bound to make you thirsty, especially during the day. So, remember to stop by at the cendol seller called Cendol Durian Borhan in Kuala Selangor. During weekends, this eatery is packed because the taste of its durian cendol is simply irresistible. If you were not a durian fan fret not, because this eatery serves other types of cendol servings, which are inexpensive and refreshing!
Trying to find a place in Kuala Selangor for you to chill at the end of the day? Then make way to Lumiere Café, which serves desserts and beverages ranging from tea to coffee. The cafe owner, who is also a barista, is welcoming. The interior decor is also pleasing, making it ideal for relaxing and having conversation. Be sure to try the café’s blueberry cheesecake and peach tea: I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Restoran Makanan Laut Jeti
Kuala Selangor is a seafood haven, and one of the spots where you can enjoy lip-smacking seafood is Restoran Makanan Laut Jeti (Jetty Seafood Restaurant), which is located right by the Kuala Selangor River. Not only can you enjoy the calming view of the river while dining, but you can also catch the sunset too. The ultimate evening for you to experience is delicious yet reasonably priced seafood with an expensive view!
What to See in Kuala Selangor?
Kota Tanjung Keramat
Because it was once a Dutch fort, Kota Tanjung Keramat is also known as Bukit Belanda (Dutch Hill). It takes just three minutes to climb this hill using the steps. When you reach the top, you can discover interesting colonial vestiges.
Shima Lake is located adjacent to the intriguing Cape Hill. The lake was formed when parts of the Dutch Hill was blown up for road construction, resulting in the creation of two hills, separated by Lake Shima.
Makam Anak Dara
Next to Lake Shima is another hill with a tomb known as the Tomb of the Maiden. The tomb is claimed to belong to a girl who was forced into marriage by her parents, but she refused and ran away and never discovered. Instead, people discovered her garments hanging from a tree. A tomb to commemorate her was then erected at that same spot.
Your trip to Kuala Selangor is never complete is you miss Bukit Melawati, which has a thousand and one stories to tell. You can get up to Bukit Melawati via tram, which costs MYR5 per person. This is also the place where you can find the museum the tells the story of Kuala Selangor district, including a lighthouse, a slab where public executions in the form of beheadings took place, a hundred stairs, poisoned well, and other historical attractions!
What to Do Kuala Selangor?
Pantai Remis in Jeram, Kuala Selangor is now a popular tourism attraction in Selangor, especially during weekends and public holidays, due to the availability of many food and beverage here, besides being a popular fishing spot. In the evening, you would love hanging out here due to the soothing sea breeze; you could even fly kites and have a picnic.
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is ideal for individuals who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature while exercising their legs by tracing a path through the lush woodlands. Along the trail, you can see a variety of plants and animals. There is also an observation hut where you can see the entire park and watch birds.
Hussin Fauzi Farm
If you prefer to interact with various animals, you don’t need to go to a zoo. Instead, you can head to Hussin Fauzi Farm, where you can find various animal species. People can feed the animals because most of them are tame. There are also interactive activities such as fishing using a pole and archery. But we recommend that you ride the amusing ATV train!
Niloofar Mini Zoo
Niloofar Mini Zoo & Restaurant, located near Pantai Remis, is another mini zoo. You can approach a broad variety of animals that can be petted and fed, but please pet them gently. Niloofar Mini Zoo has a restaurant as well, where you can comfortably dine after watching the animals.
Skymirror Tour & Travel
Skymirror Tour and Travel offers four fun-filled and educational activities in Kuala Selangor, which can make your trip to Kuala Selangor more meaningful and enlightening:
Intertidal Zone Discovery
Skymirror Tour & Travel recently introduced this activity that lets you learn more about the aquatic life found around the spot where travellers take Skymirror photos such as the Flower Moon Crab, Tiger Moon Snail, Ball Sea Cucumber, and more. This activity is suitable for the whole family and young children will be sure to be captivated by the creatures.
After finishing the Intertidal Zone activity, take pictures with the mirror-like water effect for your Instagram post and get more likes! You will be pleased to be expertly photographed by Skymirror Tour & Travel’s own personnel. Both intertidal zone and Skymirror activities are held only in the morning because the Skymirror area appears only after the water recedes.
This activity allows you to witness the eagle species flying up close as the boatman feeds them. Some of the eagles that can be spotted include the red eagle and the Brahminy kite.
At night, Skymirror Tour & Travel takes you to the middle of the sea to search for ‘blue tears’ or bioluminescent phytoplankton that when combined with seawater, fascinatingly generates blue light. However, it is difficult to photograph the ‘blue tears’ with a camera. The only way you can make the most of the experience is to see the ‘blue tears’ with your own eyes.
Kuala Selangor is one of the most popular spots to see fireflies in West Malaysia. During the boat trip, you will traverse the darkness of the night to get to the place to see the fireflies. People will be mesmerised by the beauty of the mangrove trees being lit up by fireflies that hover over them, likened to Christmas trees decorated with flickering fairy lights.
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