Kuala Selangor Travel Guide

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Kuala Selangor Highlights

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     Sensational seafood 

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     Best to have your own transportation. 

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     Delicious and cheap seafood. 

Kuala Selangor Things to Do

  • Firefly Park

    Fireflies are also known “Lightning Bugs” and they shine brightly at the night to attract a partner. While we humans tend to chat up our prospective partners, fireflies send each other little light signals. Apparently they shine during the day too but we just can't see it. They are only seen at night in “Berembang” trees along the Selangor River. I...

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  • Fireflies!

    I know of two places where you can catch them. One's at Kampung Belimbing, the other is Kampung Kuantan. From the highway nearest would be Kg Kuantan. That's the one I took and it was good. Not too sure bout Kg Belimbing's.

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  • A typical day trip program

    Perhaps I am over ambitious, I am interested in seeing the little deviations from the ordinary. For the vicinity of Kuala Selangor, I have drawn up here an example of a typical day's program covering the list of interests I have mentioned. You can adjust and pick those items that you fancy. In fact for me, there could be even more side trips that I...

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Kuala Selangor Restaurants

  • Seafood to try in Kuala Selangor

    This restaurant served quite delicious seafood. The menu was without the price. You may ask for the price menu to know what is the price range. They also sell the tickets to watch the fireflies. We tried the Fried Kurau fish and it was really fresh. I quite like the sauce with cili padi. I missed trying the Fresh Milk crab. There were many guests...

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  • Fresh, fresh seafood

    Kuala Selangor is associated with seafood because it is so close the sea and there are many restaurants to satisfy any palate. Many KL seafood lovers come here on weekends to enjoy good food in a Kampung style setting.I enjoyed a sumptuous seafood feast at the Restoran Kuala Selangor as a part of the MM Adventures Firefly Tour When they brought...

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  • A Dissapointment

    We went to this restaurant, which was located at the end of a street in Pasir Penampang, after going to the firefly tour in Firefly Park Resort, Kuala Selangor. I expected the food at the restaurants to be very good, as they were supposedly very well known, but ended up being dissappointed. There were 2 large restaurants at the end of the road, one...

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Kuala Selangor Nightlife

  • Synchronized Fireflies - in kampong...

    Fireflies are available all over the world. In lowlands and in highlands. Mangrove forest is one sure place that fireflies appear and also in good numbers. That's the reason when some locals sighted an unusually consistent assembly, that place would become an attraction. Many destinations posted in publicity brochures and internet had done well,...

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  • Sunset

    Watching a sunset may not be everyone's idea of exciting nightlife and I will admit that it's a relatively short lived event.But to watch any day end in a blaze of glorious colour remains one of my favourite things to do. Especially while enjoying good food and drinks in great company ;~)

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  • Light Show

    The folded-winf fireflies gather along the banks of the Sungai Selangor.Some of the mangrove trees are ablaze with flashes.malay-style wooden boats are oared out on the river to the trees that have the fireflies.This natural light show is seen at Kuala Kuantan, 10km east of Kuala Selangor.Rainy or full moon nights are not good nights to go out...

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Kuala Selangor Transportation

  • Driving to Kuala Selangor from KL

    The easiest way to get to Kuala Selangor from KL is by driving yourself there. From KL, head towards Sungai Buloh and take Route No. 54 until the end. There are signboards all the way. For seafood, pass through Kuala Selangor. After the river, take the left turn towards Pasir Penambang. The seafood restaurants are mostly located in the small...

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  • MM's Merc

    There are a few ways to get to Kuala Selangor which includes buses and taxis that leave regularly from KL's Puduraya bus station.Our transport came as a part of a package deal, departing from our KL accommodation, with MM Adventures on the Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour. Because there was only myself and my two teenage kids we travelled there in...

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  • Getting to Kuala Selangor by Bus

    Tourists can easily go to Kuala Selangor via public transortation from Pudu Raya Bus Station or Klang Bus Station (located close to the Central Market LRT Station in KL). From Pudu Raya Bus Station, proceed to platform 23 for bus no. 141 going to Kuala Selangor. The bus fare costs about RM4.70 and departs every half hour from 6.30am.

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Kuala Selangor Shopping

  • Cheap Fresh and Dried Seafood

    There are people from Shah Alam, Klang and Subang who come here regularly every weekend just to get the fresh seafood by the jetty. If you ever visit Kuala Selangor make sure you buy the fresh and dried seafood here as they are considerably cheaper than other places. Fresh fish are only available at certain times of the way when the fishermen...

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  • Prawn Crackers (Food)

    They are large and flat in shape, white in colour and pack in plastic bags. They are made of prawn, flour etc and deep fried. A popular tidbits. Quite addictive.The shop will hang the packets at the entrance.You can eat these while waiting for dinner to be served. About RM2/packet.

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Kuala Selangor Local Customs

  • Hot ginger tea

    At Bukit Melawati, a Indian business friend of Michael serves hot, home made ginger tea sweetened with honey. He makes the tea at home each day and carries it in an urn on the back of his scooter. The tea is served in a small plastic bag making it necessary to drink the delicious beverage through a straw.Apparently ginger tea is supposed to be very...

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  • Fishing

    Just past the bridge crossing the Selangor River is a small fishing town called Pasir Penampang where you will find a small seafood market.This is where villagers and tourists alike come to buy seafood which is freshly caught by the local fishermen.You can watch them coming in with the catch of the day from the many seafood restaurants around here.

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  • Monkey Business

    Monkey able and willing to learn new tricks.The owner of this monkey bought him to pluck coconuts out of the trees. He then decided to teach him to pick the ripe pods out of the Kapok Trees on his property.We didn't actually see this but it seemed like some motorists did and someone took this picture.It was in the local newspaper.

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Kuala Selangor Warnings and Dangers

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    by edachsund Updated Nov 11, 2002

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    Pit Viper!
    we've arrived about 12.00 midnight. after hiking through the road about 4 km to T-junction from Kampung Kuantan and another 3 km to Taman Alam shah.

    we've got into the nice place to camp but unfortunately it was raining and we've spend a night in a chalet balcony and got entertainment by our little friend mosquito.

    I also got a chance to look more closer the real Pit Viper yellow color standing as it ready to attack. Unfortunately I didnt have a camera that moment.

    Cautious while you walking. Afraid to step on those Pit Viper. But definately they are not dengarous but could be dangerous in certain reason.

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Kuala Selangor Tourist Traps

  • Malay Seafood Restaurant/Stall

    If you are not from around the area, I guess you would not know the real price to pay for fresh seafood. I got duped by this Malay seafood restaurant operator into paying RM90 for a plate of fried garoupa (which is NOT fresh!), two small plates of deep fried prawn batter (also NOT fresh!!), a small plate of mixed vegetables (which was very, very...

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  • River

    still long way to go........... this river are connecting to Kuala Selangor and goes to Selat Melaka.

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Kuala Selangor What to Pack

  • Bare Essentials

    A small bag should suffice for your change of fresh clothes and toiletries. Pack a long-sleeved t-shirt and long pants (in case the mosquitoes bite during the fireflies tour!) If you stay at the Firefly Park Resort, bring along an extra towel, soap (coz they only give for 2 persons), toothbrush, toothpaste and all your other personal needs....

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  • Insect Repellant

    Insect Repellant is a must if you visit the nature park. For fireflies site, insect repellant is not necessary unless you are very sensitive to mosquito bite.Usually if on windy night, there is not much mosquitoes.

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Kuala Selangor Off The Beaten Path

  • Kuala Selangor Nature Park

    I have classified this destination as "Off The Beaten Path" as following my suggestion of visiting the KSNP involves lot of walking.The pressure to generate more land for agriculture and for people's housing has systematically reduced the whatever is left of forest land, here including the swampy mangrove forest. The Kuala Selangor estuary area...

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  • Rice paddy

    Paddy fields are a typical feature of rice growing countries in South East Asia including Malaysia.Paddy fields are often found adjacent to areas such as rivers or marshes as they do require plenty of water for irrigation.Not too far far from Kuala Selangor you can stop by the road to see the bright verdant fields of Asia's much beloved cereal...

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  • Nature Park

    Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is a 290 hectare nature park. It comprises a variety of habitats, the secondary forest, mangrove foreat, and the brackish water lake, form the major eco- system.This complex eco-system supports many animals and birds. They have recorded 156 species of birds here, of which 57 are migratory.To aid in birdwatching, two...

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Kuala Selangor Sports & Outdoors

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    by edachsund Updated Nov 11, 2002

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    He was really stunning when it comes to the nature especially in the Jungle. Stephan loves nature very much.

    Equipment: you need no gear to view those places. Once you enter the area, you will entertain by Macaquis. This is fun!

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Kuala Selangor Favorites

  • MM Adventure Services

    While searching the internet for tour operators in Malaysia to take me and my kids on day excursions I did find quite a few including MM Adventures.I sent a number of emails to various operators to enquire about their tours and services. Some responded but most failed to adequately answer my many questions except for Michael.After sending a lot of...

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  • The "Berembang" Tree

    The fireflies shine at night to attract mates whilst feeding on the young shoots of the "Berembang" trees. On a dark, moonless night, the surrounding trees in the area look like Christmas trees with lights!

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  • Facts on Fireflies

    The fireflies found in Kuala Selangor are not flies, they are actually a family of the "Lampyridae" beetles.

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