Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor is a medium sized town at the estuary of Sungai Selangor. It is roughly at the halfway point between Klang and Sekinchan.


Dataran Malawati is a public square at the town center. Formerly a football field, Dataran Malawati serves as a recreational area for locals.
Kuala Selangor was the administrative capital of Selangor from the state's founding until 1857. Next to Merdeka clock tower are photo displays that give a brief overview of the town's history.
Medan Perwira is located at the center of a roundabout. There is an obelisk that honors British soldiers who died during World War II. Several old cannons are also on display here.
The town center has a several murals that are worth exploring too. Overall, the murals are well maintained.

Tian Fu Gong (天福宫)
30, Jalan Sultan Ibrahim, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
7:30am-9:00pm
30 minutes
Free

Tian Fu Gong is an old Chinese temple dedicated to Mazu. Mazu (妈祖) is worshipped by local fishermen because she is thought to give protection at sea.

Bukit Malawati (Malawati Hill)
45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3289 6115
9:00am-6:00pm
3 hours
Free
Further reading: Bukit Malawati

Bukit Malawati is the main attraction of Kuala Selangor. There are several historic sites on the hill that can be explored by car or on foot. Private cars are not allowed on weekends and public holidays. Instead, visitors can purchase tram tickets at the entrance.
Bukit Malawati affords scenic views of the surrounding countryside. To learn more about Kuala Selangor's rich history, one should also visit Muzium Sejarah Daerah Kuala Selangor (Historical Museum Of Kuala Selangor District) at the hilltop.
The forest around Bukit Malawati is home to 2 species of monkeys: Selangor silvered langurs (Trachypithecus selangorensis) and long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). The gentler Selangor silvered langurs have babies with golden fur. Meanwhile, long-tailed macaques are more aggressive and are known to snatch food from visitors.

Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Nature Park)
Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3289 2294
9:00am-6:00pm
3 hours
RM4.00 (adult), RM1.00 (schoolchild), RM2.00 (senior citizen)
Further reading: Taman Alam Kuala Selangor

Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is another major attraction here. The park covers a large mangrove forest, which is an important stopover for migratory birds. Taman Alam Kuala Selangor is administered by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS).
Visitors can explore the park trails to learn more about the flora and fauna here. There are several observation towers that afford panoramic views of the park. Be sure to apply insect repellent as there are lots of mosquitoes here.

Sky Mirror (天空之镜)
Jeti Sky Mirror, Jalan Sultan Mahmud, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 10-778 5555

Off the coast of Kuala Selangor is one of Selangor's best-kept secrets: a sandbar which appears above water at low tide. When viewed from a certain angle, the sandbar produces a mirror reflection of the sky. Sky Mirror provides boat excursions to the sandbar from a jetty near Dataran Malawati.

Perniagaan Hasil Laut Jin Xiang (锦香海产贸易行)
T-13, Jalan Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3289 4146
8:00am-8:30pm (Monday-Friday), 8:00am-9:30pm (Saturday-Sunday)

On the opposite side of Sungai Selangor is Pasir Penambang (巴西不南邦). There are several seafood restaurants in the fishing village. Pasir Penambang is also a good place to purchase seafood products like dried oysters, fish balls and prawn crackers. We recommend Perniagaan Hasil Laut Jin Xiang.

Monkey God Temple (西灵宫)
Jalan Feri Lama, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
7:30am-5:30pm
1 hour
Free

The residents of Pasir Penambang are predominantly Chinese. There are several Chinese temples here. For instance, Monkey God Temple worships Monkey King (孙悟空), a mythical figure who plays a central role in the classic novel "Journey To The West" (西游记).

Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Temple (七剑仙师佛祖古庙)
Jalan Feri Lama, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 12-613 0309
7:30am-5:30pm
1 hour
Free

Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Temple is another prominent Chinese temple nearby. The temple is dedicated to Buddha (佛祖), Bodhidharma (菩提达摩) and Guanyin (观音菩萨). Two flights of stairs lead to the cave-shaped structure on the top.

Bagan Pasir (峇眼巴西) is approximately 15 kilometers north of Kuala Selangor. The fishing village lies at the mouth of Sungai Tengi. There are several seafood restaurants here, although not as many as Pasir Penambang.

Sri Shakti Devasthanam (ஸ்ரீ சக்தி தேவஸ்தானம்)
Jalan Kuala Selangor, 45700 Bukit Rotan, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-4044 4645
5:30am-12:00pm, 4:30pm-9:00pm (Monday-Thursday), 5:30am-12:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm (Friday-Sunday)
1 hour
Free
Further reading: Sri Shakti Devasthanam

Sri Shakti Devasthanam is one of the most prominent Hindu temples in Malaysia. Located at Bukit Rotan, the temple's design represents the apex of Hindu architecture. The 5-tier entrance tower is best photographed in the morning.

De Palma Resort Kuala Selangor
Jalan Tanjung Keramat, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3289 7070
Further reading: De Palma Resort

De Palma Resort Kuala Selangor is the ideal choice of accommodation for visitors who wish to explore Kuala Selangor for several days. The 3-star hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the town center.
De Palma Resort offers "back to nature" experience with wooden chalets of different sizes. The compound features plenty of open spaces and several obstacle courses. De Palma Resort is a popular choice for team-building events.
The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees. Next to the main pool is a wading pool for children. There are water slides, water cannons and shower fountains to keep the young ones entertained.
Rumbia Coffee House is the resort's primary eatery. The halal-certified restaurant serves local and Western dishes. This is also where in-house guests are served breakfast every morning.

Auntie Foo
1, Jalan Raja Abdullah, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3281 1939
8:30am-6:30pm
Further reading: Auntie Foo

Auntie Foo is a small café near Dataran Malawati. It is a cozy place to relax while exploring the town. Auntie Foo also serves as an unofficial tourist information center; customers can get information on attractions around Kuala Selangor.

Cendol Bakar
KS 153, Jalan Kapar, 45000, Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
11:00am-7:00pm
Further reading: Cendol Bakar

If you are looking for local Malay food, there is an interesting hawker center just opposite of Toyota service center. We recommend Cendol Bakar and Mee Udang Banjir.

Cendol Drive Thru
KS 89, Jalan Kuala Selangor, 45700 Bukit Rotan, Selangor, Malaysia
11:00am-7:00pm
Further reading: Cendol Drive Thru

Cendol Drive Thru is another roadside stall nearby. The signature dessert here is Cendol Tapai Pulut, which uses fermented glutinous rice. Interestingly, customers can opt for drive-through if they do not wish to leave their cars.

JT Seafood (码头海鲜楼)
T-26, Jalan Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
(+60) 3-3289 2917
11:00am-11:00pm
Further reading: JT Seafood

JT Seafood is one of the larger seafood restaurants in Pasir Penambang. Built on stilts, the restaurant allows customers to enjoy the river view while they dine.
JT Seafood has a stock of live seafood including fish, prawns and crabs. The dishes here are reasonably good, although food pricing is not as cheap as one would expect in a fishing village. JT Seafood does not serve pork.

Kuala Selangor is a decent staycation destination especially for its historical and ecotourism appeals. The town is just over an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur. If you would like to extend your trip, you can travel further north to the coastal town of Sekinchan.

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