kuala selangor

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: 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

Discovering the Javanese Cuisine of Selangor, Malaysia

Posted on June 17, 2015

Looking for a food destination near Kuala Lumpur? The multicultural state of Selangor surrounds the capital, offering an accessible destination for culinary discoveries amongst its diverse communities of Malaysians with Javanese, Banjarese (Banjar), Chinese and Indian heritage, to name the majority. Javanese cuisine figures greatly in the state’s gastronomic landscape, especially in Javanese-Malay villages where visitors can try them at local restaurants, markets and homestays (Visit the official website for a list of recommended homestays in Selangor). Javanese cuisine is theRead More