"Kuala Selangor - get away from the city" Kuala Selangor by wondersF

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Kuala Selangor - Malaysia in slower pace.

Upon arrival in a new country, all cities and international hotels would feel and look almost the same.

It would be nice, if we can find some town or settlement where the scene, the livelihood of the people seen, can representative of the country that we are visiting. Something unique about this place. In Malaysia, there is such a place, Kuala Selangor and just 60 kilometers out of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Selangor is at the estuary of the Selangor River, a coastal town with mangrove forests and large stretches of rice fields. The area quite isolated from the influences of big town. This is a place where the locals work hard to make their living fishing, making living out of marine products, and farming rice and coconut. The customs and the style of living have withstood the test of time. Such basic professions which little local urban urban folks seldom have a chance to see first hand.

Ask any local in Kuala Lumpur, about the specialties that Kuala Selangor could offer! They will tell you sea food and fireflies! That is all the information available.

Hardly the locals knows about the existence of forts in Bukit Melawati or Bukit Belanda where wars were fought. Dutch, English and Japanese were involved. Lighthouse another rare scenes - it was built by the Dutch. Nor the place is just a stone throw from the rice field. By the way, what is so interesting about Rice fields? Some hear about a Nature Park.

Finally coming back to what most people know. The sea food is the main attractions to lure the local, who flock here each weekend. Not missing out the famed special sights of synchronized Fireflies is unique in this town.

Perhaps I am the odd one that find interests in the many odd happenings. Why don't you explore and find out more for yourself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:I'm a city folk, love going there again & again
  • Cons:Not everyday is productive, thanks most days are
  • In a nutshell:A good place to sample malaysian life
  • Intro Updated Dec 10, 2010
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