Category: Selangor

5 Mesmerizing Javanese Performing Arts in Selangor, Malaysia

Posted on April 7, 2017

The state of Selangor, surrounding Kuala Lumpur, is a melting pot of cultures, including that of the Javanese. The Javanese people – or Orang Jawa – migrated from Central Java, Indonesia, to Malaysia from 1880 to 1930, seeking greener pastures away from the Dutch colonizers who ruled Indonesia at that time. Today, descendants of the Javanese settlers live throughout Peninsular Malaysia in parts of Perak, Selangor, and Kedah. There are also isolated communities in coastal areas of Sabah. Some Jawa have even gainedRead More

Selangor, Malaysia: Meeting the Malayan Tapirs of Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Center

Posted on June 13, 2016

Is that a pig? An elephant? A panda? No, it’s a Malayan tapir! Named after a bordering river, the Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Center (Pusat Konservasi Hidupan Liar Sungai Dusun) in Kuala Kubu Bharu – located 120 km north of Kuala Lumpur – was established in 1964 as a conservation program for the Sumatran rhinoceros. Today, the reserve houses the Malayan Tapir Conservation Centre (MTCC), which cares for a dozen of these adorable animals. It’s an excellent place to seeRead More

The Sticks Eco-Resort & Glamping Site: A Rainforest Hideaway in Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor

Posted on June 8, 2016

If you want to venture off the grid, check out The Sticks, a new eco-resort tucked away in the rainforests of Kuala Kubu Bharu in Hulu Selangor district. After a one and a half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, it’s a little adventure getting to this hideaway from the main road. Following a 10-minute jungle trail, visitors must cross a hanging bridge over a shaded and shallow stream. Alternatively, one can hop on the 4X4 pick-up truck used to deliver guests’Read More

Selangor, Malaysia: 6 Amazing Food Discoveries in Hulu Selangor

Posted on June 7, 2016

Looking for new food adventures outside Kuala Lumpur? Located a few hours north of the capital, Hulu Selangor district in the state of Selangor is a great place to embark on a culinary adventure with its varied Malay, Chinese, Sumatran and orang asli (aboriginal) dishes and snacks. Here are six food items you must try on your trip to Hulu Selangor : Asam Pedas Udang Galah (Sour & Spicy Prawn Stew) My favorite food discovery during the Eat Travel Write 3.0 culinaryRead More

7 Amazing Handicrafts You Can Find in Selangor, Malaysia

Posted on November 7, 2015

The state of Selangor, just outside the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, not only offers historic, natural and culinary attractions as I’ve discovered on previous media tours, but also a range of traditional and modern handicrafts that make unique gifts and souvenirs – as we discovered during the Kembara Kraf Selangor 2015 tour! Here are the incredible handmade products you can find: Mah Meri Spirit Sculptures Mah Meri are the orang asli (aboriginal people) of Selangor known for their exquisite sculptures of spirit animals which wereRead More

Selangor, Malaysia: Porcupine Meat and Other Exotic Food at Restoran Lembah Bernam

Posted on June 24, 2015

If the Javanese and Perenakan dishes of Selangor failed to impress your adventurous stomach, drop by Restoran Lembah Bernam, a roadside eatery at Tengah Pasir village in Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam district. The specialty here are exotic Malay dishes. Before returning to Kuala Lumpur on the final day of Eat Travel Write Selangor Culinary Adventure, we dropped by this restaurant in the middle of nowhere for one-of-the-kind cuisine that could probably make it to Fear Factor. While native Malay fare such as friedRead More