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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

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

Feasting on Delicious Seafood in Selangor, Malaysia

Posted on June 23, 2015

Located along the Malacca Strait, the state of Selangor has access to rich fishing grounds and, consequently, has become a seafood destination for weekenders from Kuala Lumpur. Our introduction to the local seafood started with a cooking challenge at The Kabin Hotel, a new boutique beach hotel constructed from container vans located at Pantai Remis (Remis Beach). Tour participants of the Eat Travel Write Selangor Culinary Adventure were first split into groups of three. The challenge started with a scavenger hunt forRead More

Selangor, Malaysia: Meeting the Silvered Leaf Monkeys of Bukit Melawati

Posted on June 22, 2015

Besides watching fireflies at Kuantan village, another wildlife encounter can be experienced in Kuala Selangor at a historic hill called Bukit Melawati (also called Bukit Selangor by others). Boarding a red and yellow tram designed like a steam train, our group rolled up from the town center of Kuala Selangor to the top of a hill where the Altingsburg Lighthouse stands. This beautiful, white-painted beacon was built in 1907 and still functions to this day, guiding sea vessels along theRead More

Selangor, Malaysia: Touring the Rice Paddy Fields of Sekinchan

Posted on June 19, 2015

Wide and open plains characterize the inland landscape of Sekinchan, a small town in the district of Sabak Bernam in Selangor, Malaysia. During the Eat Travel Write Selangor Culinary Adventure, our tour bus drove through an endless carpet of rice paddies, some of them bore grains of rice and were golden in color. Situated along the Malacca Strait, Sekinchan started as a fishing village in the 1920s. The earliest settlers were Teochew (Chaozhou), native to the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong province who speakRead More

Selangor, Malaysia: Firefly Watching at Kuantan Village

Posted on June 18, 2015

In between forays into the culinary offerings of Selangor, the participants of Eat Travel Write Selangor Culinary Adventure visited the top tourist attractions in the state. One of the most popular attractions outside Kuala Lumpur are firefly watching tours down the Selangor River from Kuantan Village, nine kilometers away from Kuala Selangor. This area boasts of having one of the largest colonies of fireflies in the world. Lightning bugs are locally called kelip-kelip, which Malaysian participants told me adorably meant “blink-blink.” Selangor RiverRead More