Wondering what fun and unique experiences Selangor has in store for you? Wonder no more. Below is a list of great attractions and things to do that anyone can enjoy while in Selangor, Malaysia.
WHAT TO DO:
For the nature lovers, trekking through one of the nature trails of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (or FRIM) and its lush tropical forests is something to behold and enjoy.
FRIM is about 40km from Shah Alam. It has become a popular spot for picnic goers, joggers and nature groups. Also a preferred place for family day events, bird watching, jungle trekking and nature photography.
At FRIM, you will walk about 10 kilometers through a densely populated man-made forest to reach the place’s very popular attraction called the Canopy Walkway.
To be honest, I thought I wouldn’t last the entire trek! But seeing Jim (Paredes) and his wife pressing on through the trail, I knew I just had to keep up! Thankfully, I was recently working on my leg exercises just before this trip so I was prepared for the intense rough uphill walk. For someone who hiked more than 2 hours with the constant fear of seeing snakes along the way and the anticipation of how hard it was going to be, I actually enjoyed it! Yay!
The Canopy Walkway system spans 200 meters and is suspended between trees at approximately 30 meters from the ground.
Another video that my husband did right after our long walk and crossed the Canopy Walkway.
Open from 9:30AM to 2:30PM and closed on Mondays and Fridays. Last registration is at 1:30PM. Advance booking and purchase of tickets should be made at FRIM One Stop Centre.
Operating hours are subject to weather conditions (The canopy walkway is closed when it rains and re-opens within 2 hours after the rain subsides and the weather clears up). For a party of ten and below, no reservation is necessary. Just register and purchase tickets for the canopy walkway at the One Stop Centre.
Forest Research Institute
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
F: 603 62731314
i-City: City of Digital Lights
By day, i-City is a commercial and business hub. By night, it is a one of a kind attraction using state of the art technology with over 1 million LED lights that envelope the entire park. i-City has been recognized as the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia.
Be amazed as you walk the streets of i-City.
Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, i-City
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
T: 03-5521 8800 / 8494
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Kampung Kuantan is the site of the largest firefly colonies in the world. After sundown, you take a tour down the Selangor River by riding a small boat or sampans. An oarsman will take you to the Berembang trees which the fireflies consider home.
You will see all the fireflies blinking in unison.
Be advised though, that cameras and cameraphones with flash are not allowed because the bursts of light from gadgets can actually hurt the fireflies. Watch the video.
T: +603 3289 1439 / 1549
F: +6033289 1101 / 3386
T: +603 5519 9988 / 7966 7977
Muzium Sultan Alam Shah (Sultan Alam Shah Museum)
Also located in Shah Alam just adjacent to the Blue Mosque. This 5-storey building exhibits the historical aspects of culture, arts and the natural environment in Selangor.
T: +603 5519 0050
Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill)
Bukit Melawati is a hill overlooking Kuala Selangor and the Straits of Malacca. It used to be the administrative center and stronghold of the Selangor Sultanate in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Everything in this place is a scene fit for a canvass!
We also tried Batik Painting. It was actually a first for me and for most of us, I suppose. Batik painting was something I surprisingly enjoyed doing. Our Batik was given to us as a remembrance. Sweet!
If you want to know where to eat and what to eat, be sure to check back in a few days!
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