The ongoing Movement Control Order has proven relatively successful in stemming the tide of Covid-19, and whilst we have yet to win the battle at present, we can’t help but look forward to the eventual return to our normal lives.
We may not be ready to resume international travel for sometime, but local road trips will be a great way not just for us to blow off all the steam cooped up from months of isolation, but also contribute to a much-needed restart of the economy.
The southwestern part of Selangor is where the ultimate towns of Banting, Carey Island, Jugra, Morib, as well as Teluk Datok are located. These towns are part of the Kuala Langat district that is known to be rich in agricultural produce and multiple cultural and historical attractions. Located just down the road from Klang, within 60km of Kuala Lumpur, and less than 70km from Seremban, Kuala Langat is an excellent location from which we take our baby steps gradually satisfying our lust for travelling… and the drive!
It may still be sometime before we can travel again, even to other states, but did you know that there’s much you can do even within Selangor? After MCO lah, of course.
Via the highway
The highways represent the most straight forward path to Kuala Langat, with the SKVE and Elite being the two that passes nearest to the town.
• Elite Motorists using the Elite Highway can use either the Bandar Serenia exit and arrive via Dengkil and Kampong Bukit Changgang, or interchange to SKVE at Bandar Saujana Putra.
• SKVE Exit at Teluk Panglima Garang and arrive via Jenjarom.
Via trunk road
Skip the tolls and go for a bit more adventure via the backroads!
• From the north Federal Route 5 from Bandar Botanic Klang takes one through Sijangkang, Telok Panglima Garang, and Jenjarom to Kuala Langat.
• From the south Crossing the Negri Sembilan-Selangor border at Sepang, one can take the coastal road passing through Sg Pelek and Tanjong Sepat.
Once you get there, check out the following attractions and eateries suggested to us from Tourism Selangor. Tip, you’re advised to reach by 9am if you want to have a chance to cover all the suggested locations, but we say go at your pace and just enjoy your well-deserved day out with the family.
You can check these attractions out in whatever sequence you prefer, but if you’d like to follow the recommended itinerary, here’s the map to help you out:
Step into Mah Meri Cultural Village to experience the indigenous lifestyles
Have you always been curious about the culture and lifestyle of the aborigine and indigenous people? Right here in Kuala Langat is where to can find the Mah Meri Cultural Village, a Selangor’s hidden gem that is open to public with their cultural activities, tour packages and workshops offered.
Have lunch at Selera Tujuh Restaurant
Make sure to grab your lunch at Selera Tujuh Restaurant in Banting! There is a wide range of Malaysian food choices here which includes, Nasi Ayam, Nasi Ambeng, Asam Pedas, Ikan Bakar and many other sumptuous spread in the menu that is worth the try!
Stop by at the well-known Kerepek Ros and shop for your new favourite snack
Agree to disagree, anywhere and everywhere you go, you will always bring home some sort of souvenir either for yourself, friends or family. Here in Kuala Langat, Kerepek Ros is the perfect gift for you to bring back for your loved ones. Some of their best-selling snacks are the Ubi Masin, Pisang Tanduk and Kuih Siput.
Sightsee at Jugra Hill and witness the amazing view from above by paragliding
Jugra Hill is undeniably a popular attraction in Kuala Langat! Though it will take you around 1 hour to reach the top, every spot in this area is totally worth the hike! At the peak of the hill, you will spot a striking lighthouse that allows you to witness the splendid view of the city.Also, if you are up for an exhilarating adventure, go ahead and have a 10-minute time of your life with a paragliding session!
Go on a mini safari to Kuan Wellness Eco Park
Known as the best bird’s nest producer in the district, make sure to drop by Kuan Wellness Eco Park near Pantai Batu Laut! In the park itself, you will be kept busy will fun-filled activities at the Swiftlet Home, Eco Park, Bird’s Nest Gallery and their Eco-Café! You will also get to see for yourselves various species of birds, fishes and other reptiles at their miniature zoo.
Stop by Mansion 1969 Café for tea
After a long day of adventure, everyone needs a little sweetness to boost up their energy! Therefore, walk into this one of a kind vintage café to get the best desserts and coffee in town. While you are at it, do not forget to take out your phones to update your social media with tons of pictures from this café!
Witness the stunning sunset at the famous Morib Beach
There is nothing more peaceful than strolling around Morib Beach to catch the jaw-dropping stunning sunset. Most visitors stop to take in its astonishing landscape of the beach along with its breezy air that would make you feel fresh as a daisy! There is also a food court nearby that sells a variety of tasty Ikan and Sotong Bakar or grilled fish and squid, so do not miss that out!
Dinner at Asam Batu Laut
The greatest way to end your day is by taking yourself to the best seafood restaurant in Kuala Langat! Offering you with numbers of scrumptious meals in the menu, Asam Steamed Snapper Fish and Steam Garoupa served with minced ginger are the ones that you should give a try. Not to leave this amazing fact out, everything that they served here are fresh from the sea!
Visit the awe-inspiring Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple
Located in Jenjarom, this 16-acre temple that was built in 1994 is also home to all the main landmarks like the Waterdrop Teahouse, Lumbini garden and Fo Guan Yuan Art Gallery. With such astonishing landscape surrounding the temple, it has been a must-visit attraction for locals and tourists. There is no entrance fee so you can just swing by starting from 10a.m. daily.
Breakfast at Phua Kian Guan Coffee Shop & Restaurant
Have your morning woken up at one of the famous local Chinese restaurants in town. The old-fashioned interior of the restaurant definitely brings you back into the past! Be amazed by the variety of choices of kuih and noodles that they have. Not to mention, the signature Chai Kuih and Fried sweet potato starch that is pretty much incomparable, so be sure to try it!