What to do in Selangor, Malaysia (Part 2)

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.

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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!

According to our guide, Mr. Yan, Malaysia has the finest forest in the world.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

About to start the walk to the Canopy Walkway.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

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.

While I was at the platform of the walkway, I got a wonderful view of Kuala Lumpur from a distance.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

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.

Contact Details
Forest Research Institute
Malaysia (FRIM),
52109 Kepong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
T: 603-62797000
F: 603 62731314
E: [email protected]
http://www.frim.gov.my (http://www.frim.gov.my)

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.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

LED lights on display at the Lights Wonderland.AirAsia Tourism Selangor MalaysiaAirAsia Tourism Selangor MalaysiaAirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Be amazed as you walk the streets of i-City.

Red Carpet
Malaysia’s 1st All-Stars Interactive Wax Museum.http://youtu.be/8y5348H1xqc

Let’s meet some of the stars and personalities, shall we?
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Trick Art Museum
Landed a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first trick art museum. The walls are adorned with hand-drawn 3D images.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

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A 50,000 sq ft arctic environment below 5 degrees Celsius. All the ice are made from mineral water that is actually safe for drinking.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

A jacket and a pair of boots will be given to you upon entry.
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I forgot to use the boots so I ended up having very cold and sore feet because of wrong footwear! 🙁
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Contact Details
Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, i-City
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
T: 03-5521 8800 / 8494
Facebook: facebook.com/i.city.cityofdigitallights

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.

While waiting for our turn to ride the boat.
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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.

Contact Details
Kuala Selangor
T: +603 3289 1439 / 1549
F: +6033289 1101 / 3386

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (Blue Mosque)
This is the state mosque of Selangor located in Shah Alam. It is the biggest mosque in Selangor and second biggest in South East Asia.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Contact Details
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.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Contact Details
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.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Your pass to ride the Trem to take you around Bukit Melawati.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

You will find relics from the past like the walls of the fort, palace ground, royal graves, seven walls and several cannons to name a few.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

This lighthouse was built in 1907 and is still in service until today to guide the ships sailing through the Straits of Malacca.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

You can feed the monkeys by buying a whole bunch of string beans sold nearby and have your picture taken, too.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

These monkeys seem to love the camera! They will pose for you even up close! Don’t worry, they don’t bite! But be careful also, their tails are really long and you might accidentally step on it.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Agro Tourism at Homestay Sireh
Sungai Sireh is surrounded by acres of rice paddies. You can go fishing, handicraft making, kayaking and even paddy planting if you wish.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

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Everything in this place is a scene fit for a canvass!

Batik Painting
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!AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

Another sight to see (and experience) is the traditional Malaysian toilet.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

The more time I spend in Selangor, the more I realize why people come here. It certainly is peaceful. And as night starts to fall… one cannot help but be mesmerized by the beauty of Selangor.AirAsia Tourism Selangor Malaysia

If you want to know where to eat and what to eat, be sure to check back in a few days!

Thank you AirAsia and Tourism Selangor for inviting us and showing us the beauty of Selangor!

AirAsia flies daily from Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) , twice daily from Manila (MNL) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and four times a week from Kalibo (KLO) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Starting this July, AirAsia will fly from Cebu (CEB) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

To know where to stay at Selangor, Malaysia, click here.
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