Attractions of Selangor
Zoo Negara (National Zoo) - is located in Hulu Klang,
Selangor. Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological
Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the
first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara is now 44 years old and
has matured into a well-known zoo all around the world. It houses a
total of over 5137 animals from 459 species of mammals, birds,
reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque, often referred to as
‘The Blue Mosque’, has minarets at 142.3m - the tallest in the
world. Its blue dome is decorated with Islamic calligraphy.
is the site of
annual events such as the International Boat Show and Orchid
Exhibition. Within is also a floating seafood restaurant and the Wet
World water-theme park.
traditional architecture houses displays that show Selangor’s
historical and cultural heritage.
- located by
the lakeside, exhibits art, local handicraft and fabrics.
in Shah Alam,
with a sweeping arch, is a favourite location for shutterbugs and
tourists because of its picturesque og reflecting pools and gold
inscriptions on grey granite.
is on the left
hand side of the road just before the Bukit Raja Industrial Estate.
This memorial was erected in 1985 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee
of the Sultan of Selangor’s installation.
at Jalan Raja Abdullah, 40100 Kelang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
located in a building built in 1856 which was originally known as the
Gedung Raja A bdullah, a warehouse belonging to Raja Abdullah.
Exhibits in this museum trace the history of tin mining in Selangor.
(Tel:+603-559 0050 ; Opening hours 1000 to 1800 hrs. daily. Closed
on Fri. Admission is free.
in Klang, of
classic Islamic architecture, was presented by the British colonial
administration to Sultan Sulaiman in the 19th century.
– was erected
as a token of appreciation for the ceding of Kuala Lumpur to the
Federal Government by the Sultan of Selangor. This monumental marble
arch incorporates architectural elements of the Sultan Abdul Samad
Building. It can be seen on the Federal Highway and marks the state
– is a place
for a family holiday. Built around a large old mining pond, the
theme-park offers water sports, rides, an ice-skating rink and
restaurants. The park is flanked by a golf course, two hotels and a
is a former tin-mine that has been transformed into a major
Sunway Lagoon is a unique land of play and leisure that spans over
88 acres, giving it the capability to host events of any size.
Visitors can stay at the 1,234 rooms at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa;
or shop at the grand Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, all within the
Sunway Integrated Resort City (SIRC).
Inside, is a magical kingdom of pure fun
and excitement. Sunway Lagoon is divided into a world of five (5)
themed parks : Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme
Park. This multi-park destination also boasts the World’s Largest
Man-Made Sandy Surf Beach, the World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension
Bridge, Malaysia’s First Interactive Zoo, Asia’s Longest Flying Fox
Trail and also Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park, a live interactive
Sunway Lagoon won ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’, awarded by
the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
from 2007-2010. Sunway Lagoon is also the winner of the inaugural
‘Asia’s Best Waterpark 2010’ by IAAPA.
It is alao one of the region’s hottest concert and
events venue - hosted some of the biggest international lifestyle,
music and sporting events including MTV World Stage (2009 & 2010)
and Quiksilver Revolution Tour (2006 & 2008).
How to get there: Sunway Lagoon is at Bandar Sunway, PJ, Selangor.
It is 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city center by roads and
is the most popular and visited cave in Malaysia. It is located about 13km away
from Kuala Lumpur.
These limestone caves is the site of the annual Thaipusam festival (Hindu festival), which attracts thousands of
devotees and spectators. There are several caves within the Batu
Caves complex and within is decorated with Hindu shrines. Outside
the cave is the statue of Lord Murugan which stands at 42.7meters
high. The statue cost 2.5million to built and took about 15
sculptors and many workers to complete. It is believed to be the
second tallest Hindu God statue in the World. To reach the caves,
you have to climb a steep flight of 272 steps. More about Thaipusam at:
celebrations in Malaysia
located north of Kuala Lumpur is a recreation forest park near the
Serendah Forest Reserve. This area has with waterfalls nestling
Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Museum
is located on
the grounds of the Forestry Research Institute at Kepong, 15km from
the KL. The museum display forest exhibits that showcase the rich
forest heritage of the country. There are also exhibits the
different species of woods, their uses and products. Guided tours
are available by appointment. Opening hours: 8.00am to 4.15pm
(daily) Closed: Saturday, Sundays and public holidays.
the Orang Asli
Gombak Orang Asli Centre
is located at the 20km mark on Jalan Gombak (near Batu Caves). This
settlement nestles amidst secondary forest has an Orang Asli Museum
and Craft Shop. Visitors can get a glimpse of the life and culture
of aborigines of Selangor;
Tel : +603 2282 6255
Kuala Selangor Fireflies - Kampung Kuantan is an attraction
for tourist who wants to watch fireflies. The firefly gives a light,
for the purpose of luring the opposite sex or intimidating a
predatory hunter. Take
a boat ride along the Selangor river to watch the spectacular
display of lights emitted by thousands of fire-flies (or lightning
bug)which lights up the mangrove trees around the swamps.
Boats can be hires at the jetty.
Sepang International Circuit - The state-of-the-art circuit
was officially opened on March 9, 1999. It is located 85km from
Kuala Lumpur city centre. With the length of 5.543 km, the track
features 15 turns and 8 straights with access speed of more than
300km/h. The circuit can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators.
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