The State of Selangor is the heart of Malaysia, and the most-developed State in the country. Located in Peninsular Malaysia, Selangor is rich with history and heritage, and diverse cultures, topped with a wide range of gastronomy. The State is also home to a vast list of tourism attractions and, entertainment and exciting destinations up for visits.
The State’s advancement in modern technology and high connectivity and accessibility are also factors towards making the State a destination of choice for domestic and international travellers as it is convenient for them to explore the gems of Selangor, even with public transportation.
On the other hand, Singaporean tourists have been contributing a significant number of arrivals into the State. The travel trends for Singaporean tourists include sport activities (either soft or extreme), retail and shopping, eco-tourism activities and cultural and heritage appreciation. As such, the following list is put together by Tourism Selangor, Selangor’s Official Tourism Promotion Agency, on what Selangor has to offer shall it is time to travel again!
Selangor is a melting-pot of culture, history and heritage from having a variety of ethnic groups such as Malay, Chinese and Indian races with diverse cultural backgrounds. For tourists who are keen to know on Malaysian cultures, why not enjoy the Royal Klang Heritage Walk Tour and Kajang Heritage Walk Tour Programmes which bring tourists to iconic and historical sites in Klang and Kajang town by foot.
Furthermore, there are other attractions such as Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Blue Mosque (Malaysia’s largest mosque and 2nd largest mosque in Southeast Asia by capacity), and Sultan Alam Shah Museum in Shah Alam as well as Malawati Hill in Kuala Selangor (a historical site which consists of the lighthouse, cannons, a poisonous well from the early 1700s). In addition, Orang Asli Museum in Gombak which showcases the history and traditions of the Orang asli (an indigenous tribe in Selangor) is another interesting place where tourists can learn on the State’s history and heritage.
Selangor has many sports activities that tourists can experience for those who are hungry for some thrilling challenges and adrenaline-pumping adventures. Some of the activities are hiking, taking dips in the rivers and waterfalls, enjoying scenic picnics, jogging, paragliding, water sport activities and many more.
Tourists may opt for Skytrex Sungai Chongkak in Hulu Langat which is the longest flying fox park in Malaysia, Kanching Eco Forest Park which has 7 layers of waterfalls or simply take on a paragliding challenge in Kuala Kubu Bharu town and fly through the air.
Take yourself close to nature to calm your mind and enjoy the beautiful scenery and views of the greens. Selangor has many places of nature and ecotourism attractions. One of the attractions is Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor district which is known as the “mirror of the sky” as the beach reflects the sky perfectly. Sky Mirror is one of the only 2 places in the world alongside Bolovia’s “Salar de Uyuni”.
The next attraction is Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong which is famous with its Skywalk attraction, National Botanical Park Shah Alam with its 4 seasons house, and Broga Hill which is covered by stunning lalang grass and beautiful view from the top. Not only will you enjoy your time and taking pictures at these places, but you can also carry out other activities such as jogging, hiking, forest sky-walking, animal petting, kayaking and many more.
Shopping and Retail
For those who love to shop, Selangor has many shopping malls for you to shop ‘till you drop, you can stop by at Sunway Pyramid (Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall), GM Klang Wholesale (Malaysia’s biggest wholesale mall), One Utama (one of the 7 biggest malls in the world) and Mitsui Outlet Park (which offers a wide range of discounted branded goods). You will also be amazed at the beautiful architecture, and interior and exterior design of these shopping malls offering both local products and international brands.
Selangor should be next in your travel bucket list once travelling inter-border is re-allowed. With “travel bubble” being in its final stage in some South-East Asian countries, the practice may be made possible sooner than ever. With a vast list of tourism attractions in Selangor and exciting line-up of activities it offers, we invite you to the State of Selangor for an authentic Malaysian experience, topped with beautiful scenery, and cultural and gastronomy diversity. Not only that, hotels with top-notch facilities and quality hospitality will definitely complete your stay.
Find out more at www.selangor.travel