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introduction “Selangor Breakaway”, a comprehensive guidebook that gives you an overview of what you can find and do in Selangor while it serves as a quick and useful reference for your travel needs. It contains everything from facts on people, beliefs and unique cultures that co-exists in this progressive and modern state, to the massive choices of activities that you can do during your stay here, we promise an interesting and unique stay with us. There are also sections on attractive places of interests where city life meets the calmer kampung life, both totally contrasting characters that exist in Selangor. So don’t forget to explore and experience our best feature – the multi-cultural offering where colourful food, fashion and friendly people make Selangor immensely beautiful. “Selangor Breakaway” – an enchanting travel guide to a journey of never-ending discovery.


shah alam Shah Alam, Selangor’s state capital, is a modern township surrounded at its periphery by Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and five other major townships including Klang, Bangi, and Kajang. It enjoys a vantage location being ideally located halfway between the national capital, KL, and the viable Port Klang. Hailed as one of the most well-planned cities, Shah Alam has most of its residential area on one side of the Federal Highway and industrial zones on the other. Hence, Shah Alam has been constructed according to a blueprint drawn up with the environment at the forethought of the planners. It has become a showpiece city of the future, free from the inherent problems of haphazard development and shanty towns found in other major growth centers.


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introduction Welcome Address by Menteri Besar Selangor Note by YB Elizabeth Wong About Selangor History of Selangor

facts People Religion & Culture Language Fashion & Clothing

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Shopping Festivals & Events Courses Entertainment Camping Homestays Whitewater Sports Recreation

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FRIM Batu Caves Gombak Hill Resorts Kuala Selangor Waterfalls Zoo Here and there


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Museums Libraries Theme Parks Mosques Cinemas Spas & massages

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Accommodation Transportation Media Etiquette Climate Medical care Internet Tailoring & repairs Tipping


welcome to selangor

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The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Chief Minister of Selangor

Apa khabar? ...in the Malay language, it simply means... How are you? As the Menteri Besar of Selangor, I would like to welcome you to our fascinating State. Being the most populous, progressive and modern state in Malaysia, Selangor presents you a colourful mix of cultural diversity in many forms. Truly representing the best of Malaysia. The diverse potpurri of racial mix, the Malays, Chinese and Indian groups have long since lived together in harmony. Making us a fine example of tolerance and respect for different faiths, beliefs and cultures in our community. Selangor had also come a long way in history and that is evident in the many historical displays, artifacts and ruins that can be found throughout the State. I would like to wish you an interesting and eventful journey as you discover and experience all that Selangor has to offer.

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I would like to present to you “Selangor Breakaway”, the first and only comprehensive travel guide on Selangor. In this progressive and modern state of Malaysia, Selangor offers you a complete experience from outdoor adventures of rock climbing and whitewater rafting to scenic nature of jungle tracks and magnificent waterfalls; from fun and excitement of glorious theme parks to sandy beaches along coastal shores; from the terrific hours of non-stop shopping to colourful diversity of people, cultures and backgrounds; and last but not least, the abundant choices of food from the multi-cultural influences, await anyone who cares to explore the beauty that is uniquely and truly Selangor. Hence, we are proud to wear the iconic “Gateway of Malaysia” that Selangor is fondly known. Be sure to enjoy yourself every moment as you discover the many interesting and unique places in Selangor. We hope that your stay will be an enjoyable one.

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Yang Berhormat Elizabeth Wong State of Selangor Chairman Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment


about selangor

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Selangor is the first developed state from the 13 states in Malaysia. It is situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Straits of Malacca to the west. The state boasts an area of approximately 8,000 sq. km and completely surrounds Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city and Putrajaya, the Federal Territory’s administrative centre. It is also fondly known as the Gateway to Malaysia as the main entry points into Malaysia lie within its territories. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) welcome tourists travelling by air while Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest and busiest port, welcomes visitors in the midst of the hustle and bustle of trade and logistics businesses. Shah Alam, Selangor’s capital city Selangor’s capital is Shah Alam which is popularly known as a well-planned township encompassing both modernity and greenery. Here, residential areas and commercial buildings are set amidst lush landscapes and a large lake. Several state government’s administrative buildings are located around its town centre while several shopping malls have mushroomed since the past decade, making this city busier than it already is. Locals would call Shah Alam a city of roundabouts as you would come across huge roundabouts at almost every 5km or so. Many students also roam this city as the well-known Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) main campus is set on 300 acres of land, here, with more than 40,000 registered students and no less than 16,000 students staying in campus. Due to Shah Alam’s close proximity to Port Klang and its well-planned township, it also houses some of the busiest industrial sectors. The nation’s New Straits Times Press Berhad, a large daily and media house has a technologically advanced printing plant in this city while many other established names in the world also has operation plants here.

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Above all, Shah Alam is most famous for the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and its architecture integrates ethnic Malay, Arabic and modern design elements.

The second township that was declared a city is Petaling Jaya. It was awarded the city status on 20 June 2006, granting Selangor the only state in Malaysia with two cities. Petaling Jaya is a flourishing city with the largest population in the state. Fondly known as, PJ, to the locals, it was developed by the British in 1952 as an answer to the overcrowded population in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, PJ makes up Selangor’s urban centre which has been thriving with modern facilities, healthcare institutions, international colleges and recreational centres amidst residential areas. Petaling Jaya and parts of PJ such as Subang Jaya, Sunway and Damansara make up the urban centre of Selangor. Here, is home to the busiest and most popular shopping centres in Malaysia (away from Kuala Lumpur) such as One Utama, The Curve and Sunway Pyramid, some of the larger and one-stop destination among shoppers and visitors, both local and foreign. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia’s premier theme park is also situated in the urban centre, offering world-class facilities for hours of family fun and excitement. Public transportation and infrastructure are well developed in PJ. Buses ply the routes around residential and shop-office areas, transporting passengers mainly to and from the LRT (Light Rail Transit) stations. A prominent landmark is probably the Kota Darul Ehsan Arch which marks the boundary of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. It was erected on the Federal Highway which was once the only route that connects Petaling Jaya to Malaysia’s capital city. Due to the congestion on this highway, many other links have been constructed as an alternative. 7

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Petaling Jaya, home to the largest population


Klang, the state’s Royal town and more 32 km to the west of Kuala Lumpur is Klang, another busy and crowded township. If you’re taking the Federal Highway on a drive from Kuala Lumpur, you would pass by Shah Alam, before you reach Klang.

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Aside from being known as the royal capital, it houses Port Klang, the 13th busiest transshipment port and the 16th busiest container port in the world. Klang may have gotten its name from the Klang River that runs from Kuala Lumpur right up to Port Klang. Hence, the areas in between is aptly called, the Klang Valley. Among the locals, Klang is popular for its spread of delicacies – from delicious hawker food to fresh, scrumptious seafood spread. Klang is also home to the Mah Meri, an aborigines group in Carey Island that many are not aware of other than their intricate and world-renowned impeccable quality of handcrafted wooden masks. Administration Selangor is divided into nine administrative districts, consisting of: Gombak Hulu Langat Hulu Selangor Klang Kuala Langat Kuala Selangor Petaling Sabak Bernam Sepang

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The Journey of Never-Ending Discovery Selangor is not all about city life, busy areas and crowded towns. Away from urban centres, a different, more refreshing scenes of rural villages and serene coastlines quickly unfolds. On its north and south sides, Selangor is dominated by fishing villages on the coast and the Kampung inland. Heading east from Kuala Lumpur, lush greeneries from hills and forests dominate. Overall, Selangor is a state in Malaysia that is always ahead in many areas. It contributes immensely to the country’s economy in trade, financials, construction, transportation and manufacturing, apart from agriculture and fisheries. Its advantageous geographic location and rich natural resources have made Selangor the most prosperous state in Malaysia, with about 5 million inhabitants. With the country’s diverse culture and multi-faceted population, Selangor offers an intricate abundance of uniqueness and never-ending discovery. 9


history of selangor During the early days, Selangor was said to be well-populated due to its geographical factors where its network of rivers far reaches the rural areas. With this advantage, the population of Selangor expanded and economic ties were established with those outside of Selangor. According to researchers, early historical developments of Selangor dated as far back as 800-200 BC. This was proven from the discovery of artifacts – bronze Dong S’on drums and three bronze bells, near Klang. Selangor and its origin How Selangor got its name is quite vague due to the many assumptions and hearsay. The word, Selangor itself does not have any clear meaning in Bahasa Melayu (‘Bahasa’ is language and ‘Melayu’ is Malay, the main race in Malaysia). Therefore, the word, Selangor’ was thought to be a short-form, combination of words or evolvement in enunciation throughout the years. One tale mentioned of a mangrove swamp area known as Mentangau, which was frequented by seafarers as their transit point. Hence, this disembarkation point was called, Kuala Mentangau (‘Kuala’ means confluence). As time went by, Kuala Mentangau became Kuala Selangor. Other account described of a warrior who was resting and got annoyed of a fly that kept landing on his nose. The fly is known as a ‘Langau’ in the Malay Language. As he failed to kill it repeatedly, he became perplexed at the fact that a warrior as strong as he was unable to kill a small fly. From then on, he would refer to the area as ‘Selangau’ (the ‘Se’ is a short form of ‘Satu’ or one). Another opinion spoke of one tale of an area around the beaches of Kuala Selangor which was the location of criminal serving their sentence. Criminals were then tied on wooden stilts, also known as ‘salang’, and left under the scorching hot sun (or ‘jemur’, in the Malay Language). Thus, the combination of ‘salang’ and short-form, ‘ur’, made up a pronunciation close to the state that is called today, Selangor. Despite all these tale, history proved that Selangor got its name from a settlement area, now known as Kuala Selangor.


Though Selangor’s early history is not clearly known, archeologists agree that Selangor’s heritage runs way back over a century before the period of the historical Malay Sultanate of Melaka.

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It was written in early Malay history of a meeting between two Malay leaders, Tun Jana Khatib and Tuan Jajahan Buguran, with Paduka Seri Maharaja, the ruler of Singapore in the 14th century. Admiral Cheng Ho also mapped out Selangor and Klang’s location in his map while Klang was mentioned in a poetry written by a poet from Majapahit in 1365. All these indicate how Selangor was well-known from back then and that Klang played the role of its main trade centre. Early Rulers Tun Perak, Malacca Sultanate’s greatest Bendahara came from Klang and was appointed its territorial chief in the 15th century. When Melaka fell to the Portuguese in 1511, Selangor was ruled by Sultan Mahmud of Johor where he established a kingdom in exile in the islands of Bintan. When the Dutch displaced the Portuguese from Melaka in 1641, they brought in Bugis mercenaries from Sulawesi, who eventually formed the present Sultanate. Arung Pasarai was appointed by the Johor administration to rule Selangor in the early 18th century, and awarded him the title, Yamtuan. He was then succeeded by Raja Siti. When Raja Siti passed away around 1730, Raja Lumu was named the ruler of Selangor, carrying the Tuanku Raja Selangor title. He however, did not have full control as ruler but was merely overseeing the administration of the areas around Selangor River. In fact, the Johor government at that time still deemed Selangor to be under Johor’s control. In 1756, Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah, the Sultan of Johor, gave the Dutch the rights to the tin mine in Selangor, Klang and Linggi, and wrote to the respective chieftain to agree to the benefits awarded to the Dutch. All three of them rejected the agreement. In view of that, Raja Lumu obtained recognition from the Perak Sultanate to free Selangor of any claims made by the Johor government. Thus, in 1766, Raja Lumu was installed by Sultan Mahmud, the Sultan of Perak as the first Sultan of Selangor and was named, Sultan Salehuddin. With this, Selangor became a sovereign state. 12


List of Sultans of Selangor • Sultan Salahuddin Shah (Raja Lumu; 1745-1778) • Sultan Ibrahim Shah (Raja Ibrahim; 1778-1826)

• Sultan Sir Abdul Samad (Raja Abdul Samad; 1857-1896) • Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah (Tengku Sulaiman Shah; 1896-1937) • Sultan Sir Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj (Tengku Alam Shah; 1937-1942, 1945-1960) • Sultan Musa Ghiatuddin Riayat Shah (Tengku Musaeddin; during Japanese occupation 1942-1945) • Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj (Tengku Abdul Aziz Shah; 1960-2001) • Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj (Tengku Idris Shah; 2001-current)

The constitution of 1959 states down the role, duties and powers of the Sultan. It declares that the office of Sultan is vested with the executive power of the state, is the head of the Islam religion in the state and safeguards the customs and traditions of the Malay people in his state. This position is hereditary and can only be held by a member of Selangor’s royal family. 13

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• Sultan Muhammad Shah (Raja Muhammad; 1826-1857)


Selangor Civil War (1867-1873) Since the early days, Selangor has grown as producer and trade centre of tin under the Selangor monarchy. Chinese labourers were brought in around mid 19th century to work the tin mines and Klang River played an important role as a main port for the export of tin to western traders.

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It was said, that the river got its name from the archaic Malay word, kalang, which meant tin. After the death of Sultan Ibrahim in 1826, Sultan Muhammad was installed as the next ruler. Around 1850, he appointed Raja Abdullah as Klang’s administrator and the latter leased Klang to two foreign traders in 1866 for tax collection. Raja Mahdi, the son of the previous Klang chief felt offended and refused to pay tax to the foreigners. In 1867, Raja Mahdi gained the support of the Sumatran Malays who had for generations, resented the Bugis chiefs. With that, they captured the town of Klang where the Civil War began. During this unrest, Tengku Kudin, brother of the ruler of Kedah married Sultan Abdul Samad’s daughter in 1868. He was then appointed Viceroy of the state and was responsible to administer that role on behalf of the Sultan. At this point, the Chinese tin miners have since established their own secret societies, Ghee Hin and Hai San, and began feuding over control of the mines. By 1870, they had both joined forces with the opposing Malay chiefs – Ghee Hin had joined Raja Mahdi while Hai San cooperated with Tengku Kudin and his army of 500 Kedah warriors and Bugis soldiers. Yap Ah Loy, the influential Chinese kapitan who was responsible in the early development of Kuala Lumpur after the war, joined sides with Tengku Kudin.

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During this time, the situation in Selangor had given a major blow to the booming tin trade especially since Selangor was a world’s major tin producer. Due to their increasing dependence on the economy of Selangor, the British felt it was the right time to assert their presence and reached out to Tengku Kudin as support.

The outcome of the war disappointed the royal family, which caused economic turmoil and loss of mining investments, forcing the Sultan of Selangor to accept a British Resident in 1974, to maintain prosperity and harmony. The war ended and the British handed Kuala Selangor to the charge of Tengku Kudin. Selangor in the Colonial Era The advent of British powers on Malaya and the introduction of a British Resident have somewhat limit the powers of the Sultan and state chiefs. The first State Council Meeting was held in 1877 where Sultan Abdul Samad formed the Council according to the western methods with the guidance of Douglas Bloomfield, the British Resident at that time. In 1880, the Selangor administration shifted from Klang to Kuala Lumpur and saw the decadence of administration power of the Malay leaders. The British officers to over the administration duties and Tengku Kudin stepped down upon realising that his influence dwindled. In 1896, Selangor, along with Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang was put under the administration of a Resident General and was grouped under the Federation of the Malay States (FMS).

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Throughout the war, Tengku Kudin, a determined and persistent individual obtained help from mercenaries and European officers from the Straits Settlements and enlisted the help of Pahang’s Malay army to fight against Raja Mahdi.


1909 saw another change when a Federal Council was formed, stripping away the powers of a Sultan except for when they were required to provide advise to the British officers on issues like the Malay adat and Islamic religion.

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The Sultan of Selangor and the respective Sultans of the member state of FMS pulled out from the Federal Council in 1927, causing the British to take additional measures to ensure larger control and powers awarded to the Sultans. This went on until 1941 when the Japanese occupied Malaya. A progressive state, post-independence Selangor became part of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. It played a very important role in the history of the development and progression of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur became the administration centre and the reference point in trade, commercial and banking. In 1974, an agreement between the state government of Selangor and the Federation of Malaysia was signed for the establishment of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Selangor handed over Kuala Lumpur to the federal government and identified a new area called, Simpang Renggam as its new capital city. The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah then named the city, Shah Alam, after his late father. Since then, Selangor continued to shine in many areas, partly due to the economic concentration centered around Kuala Lumpur that is located in the middle of Selangor. In 2001, Putrajaya followed suit and joined Kuala Lumpur as a Federal Territory. Selangor is currently the most prosperous state in Malaysia and was declared a modern state on 27 August 2005 where it continues to lead the nation to greater heights.

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facts What you need to know about our people, our beliefs and faiths, our cultural norms and the languages we speak.


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Selangor has 5 million people, making it a state with the highest population in Malaysia. Its concentration of people is mainly centred around the Klang Valley area, with the rest of the spread across its more than 8,000 sq km land.

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Malaysia is made up of three main ethnic groups, the Malays, Chinese and Indians. The Malays make up the largest ethnic group in Selangor, with about 53%. The Chinese come in second with almost 30% and the Indians make up 13% of the total of Selangor’s population. 21


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Due to its strategic geographical position in the Peninsular Malaysia and its vast contribution to the nation’s economic growth, Selangor experienced an influx of foreign migrants as well as migrants from other states in Malaysia. Foreign migrants consist of those from the neighbouring country like Indonesia, and from countries further like the Phillipines, Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Bangladesh.

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Many of the migrants from other states who come to Selangor are from rural areas. In fact, those living in urban areas have roots linking them back to the rural areas. Therefore, despite the modern western influence and technologically advanced environment, the rural bond in every city dweller remains strong. Hence, the popular ‘Balik Kampung’ culture which means going home to the village, is practiced at major festive holidays of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year and Deepavali. Also practised whenever possible at long weekends. During the balik kampung period, major roads in major towns are almost empty whilst some residential areas fall almost deserted. This is because the balik kampung culture does not only affect one ethnic race in their festive celebration. In fact, any races would take the opportunity to balik kampung even if they do not celebrate that particular festivity. Subconsciously, due to this strong bond to their roots, many of the Selangor population still hold true to their traditional adat (the villagebased social system) and religious beliefs of their respective cultures. With cultural values close to everyone’s hearts, family values are quite strong as well. So much so that many youngsters still live comfortably under their parents’ roof even after graduating from college and earning a reasonable income at work. Some would cite taking care of old parents but many would secretly admit that it is easier to live with their parents as they can save for the occasional partying, a house of their own or even splurge on an expensive car! Whatever the reasons, parents are generally happy to know that they are aware of their children’s whereabouts.

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Selangorians are also almost 100% literate, with English Language easily spoken and understood as the subject is taught from pre-school level. In a move to elevate Malaysia’s education scene, Mathematics and Science in English was introduced in the Primary education level in 2003. Thus, English literacy is quite good in the state especially since many families converse in English at home as well.

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Back then, more than two decades ago, those in the urban centres are as trusting and friendly as those in the rural areas. Children in the same neighbourhood would converge in the late afternoon to play at open fields usually located in the neighbourhood or simply to play hide and seek, using nearby houses as a hiding location. Parents who return home from work early would challenge the young for a game of badminton, using the gate of their homes as ‘netting’. As a natural progression of a third-world nation towards modernisation, those living in the urban areas have evolved so much throughout the years. These days, with the much concern over cases of kidnapping of young girls, snatch theft, global warming, and an increased emphasis in producing excellent academic results, children no longer play freely and adults preferring their privacy. Children are more often than not, chauffeured to extra tuition classes, piano or ballet lessons. Furthermore, with the urban population generally living a comfortable life and bringing home an above average monthly earning, many prefer to stay home with the computer or game consoles as their choice of recreation or even spending quality weekend time with the family in one-stop shopping malls all widely available in the state. Malaysians just love to shop and that can be seen from the many large shopping malls available in the state, all offering a one-stop shopping destination where you can find almost anything under one roof, from home decorations to gardening, accessories to attires, fast food to fresh produce, books and music store - just about anything. The shopping malls that exist in the state are as good as those in Western countries, with many international and local brands available. 23


Those in the rural areas, however, lead a naturally slower pace and more calming situation, much like how it was in the urban areas 20 years ago. Not much has changed in terms of cultural beliefs and social ties, villagers always put much emphasis on collective responsibility and maintaining a harmonious environment together.

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Selangor practically has every other types of ethnic group that exist in Malaysia, from those who migrate due to work obligations to those who come to Selangor for education. If lucky, one could easily learn cultures and practises just by visiting Selangor. The rich cultural mix of the three main races in Malaysia with their rich background and heritage give a warm uniqueness to the racial mix in the state. The exceptional cultural mix not only teaches everyone to respect each other’s faith and beliefs but also brings out the best in each other through diversities in many areas like food, language, fashion, music and architecture. Best of all, the high level of understanding also allows a bigger cross-cultural mix when marriages among the different races happen, further radiating the distinction of the people in Selangor. Moreover, many cultural practices emanate influence from other races making each culture correspond harmoniously. The best example would be the ‘open house’ culture openly practiced by each race on their respective religious celebrations. This is when a relevant race welcome others into their home, be it neighbours, relatives or friends from work which include members of other races. The host would in turn, provide home-cooked food, always insisting that their guests have more serving on their plates and do not expect any gifts from guests. Instead, more often than not, the host will give away ‘duit raya’ (festive money, among the Malays) or ‘ang pow’ (festive money among the Chinese) to selected groups. This is probably one way of breaking cultural barriers, creating a more congruent atmosphere and foster better understanding among each other. It is this unique tolerance among races that has for decades contributed to the huge progress of the nation. 24


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Basic handshake – A welcoming handshake when greeting someone who is introduced to us or when we visit someone’s house is a normal practise. However, to some Muslim women especially those who don the headscarves, it is not common for them to shake hands with those of the opposite gender, except if they are immediate family members. The use of right hand – It is considered rude to pass an object with a left hand. Most Malaysians do most things with the right hand while the left hand is mainly used to clean one’s self after every visit to the toilet. Therefore, the left hand is usually considered impure. It is rude to point – When pointing at something or someone, it is advisable for you to point with your right thumb while your fist is clenched. Removal of shoes – Shoes must be removed when visiting a house or places of worship. Moderate clothing – Although Selangor population generally are modern-thinking, it is advisable that you put on appropriate clothing when visiting rural areas or places of worship. This would include attire with sleeves and long pants or skirt. In some places of worship, a headscarf would be required but most of them would have headscarves that could be borrowed from the rack which you can return after you are done with the visit.

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religion The Malaysian population is given the freedom to practise their rights to specific faiths and beliefs. As stated in Article 3(1) of the Malaysian Constitution, “Islam is the religion of the Federation, but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”.

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The Malays, who make up the majority of Malaysia’s population are Muslims. However, there have been a number of conversions from other races and religion to practise Islam. This has probably contributed to the 60% Muslim in Malaysia. Of the remaining number, 19% are Buddhist, 9% are Christian and 6% Hindu. It is so easy to identify the practise of Islam, as seen on the numerous mosque and surau (smaller-sized building or designated area for prayers) widely available in the state. Muslims are required to pray five times a day and you would be able to hear the call for prayer from nearby mosques, blasting a melodic tune around 6am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm (timing may not be exact). On Fridays, you would be able to see a throng of people, some wearing the baju Melayu, a male traditional attire for the Malays, and with a songkok on their heads, while some wearing their office shirts. Cars are double parked nearby bigger mosques since parking bays are limited and this atmosphere is common as Muslim men perform the Friday prayers at about 1pm. Despite this, temples and churches can still be easily found in the state, sometimes located alongside mosques, proving the high level of tolerance among different faiths and the freedom to practise it.

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri Some people would refer this celebration to Hari Raya Puasa (‘Hari’ means day, ‘Raya’ means celebration and ‘Puasa’ means fasting – therefore, a celebration after fasting). Muslims would go on a month-long fasting prior to Hari Raya Aidilfitri, where most would wake up around 4am to have their last meal before breaking of fast around 7pm every day. This month is also a month of abstinence, reflection and worship.

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Other than that, everyone enjoys public holidays granted for the Muslim celebration in the 1st day of Awal Muharram for the New Year in the Islamic calendar and the 12th day of Rabiulawal for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

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The two main festivities celebrated by Muslims in this country is Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Haji. It is declared a public holiday on the 1st and 2nd of Syawal of the Muslim calendar for the first celebration, and the 10th of Zulhijjah for the latter.


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At work, most Muslims are allowed to go home an hour earlier due to them not using the lunch-hour break. Therefore, by 4.30pm Selangor will seem to buzz with so much busy-ness almost everywhere, thoroughly enjoyed by other races as well – the pasar Ramadhan (or Ramadhan market, Ramadhan being the fasting month, in the Muslim calendar). Stalls would open as early as 4.30pm and business would remain until half an hour before the breaking of fast. A stretch of road will be closed for this purpose and visitors can get almost any type of food sold. During Ramadhan, many newspapers and TV stations would highlight the best areas or stalls to obtain say, chicken kebab or honey-glazed chicken. In some instances, there will be a long queue for a simple RM2 fried popiah. At night, Muslims, be it men, women and even children would pray at the nearby mosques. Some would break fast in the mosque while waiting for prayer time.

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During the month, the mood all around is cheery and almost everyone would be talking about the food and cookies that they’d be preparing for Hari Raya, the new clothes that they had sent for tailoring and of course, the balik kampung or the going-back-to-hometown spirit. Many students and migrants would have already bought their tickets in advance back to their villages as the sale of tickets move very quickly.

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Those caught eating in public during the fasting period can be booked and fined. A small amount of zakat-fitrah is paid by every Muslim who can afford and the collection will be dispersed to the poor in the state, in the form of food, basic clothing and where ever possible, even cash as well. The highlight of the celebration would be the numerous number of ‘open house’ where friends, families and neighbours would come over for a feast and chit chat. The ‘open house’ atmosphere will last for an entire month of Syawal where you can also see the Prime Minister, and his other ministers take turn to host their own ‘open house’ for anyone to come over and shake hands with them. Children enjoy it the most as they would be given envelopes containing money, which is called, duit raya (festive money). Thicker envelopes containing duit raya are also given to parents when their grown-up children return home for the festive holidays, as appreciation for their parents’ sacrifice and hard work. After performing the festive prayers at the mosque in the morning, the young ones would shake and kiss their parents’ hands for forgiveness. Grandchildren will kiss their grandparents’ hands and wives will do the same to their husbands, as a time to own up and forgive. They’ll have a short breakfast and adjourn to the graveyard to give prayers to their deceased family members.

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Hari Raya Haji This day is also known as Hari Raya Korban (korban mean to sacrifice) or Hari Raya Aidiladha. It is celebrated in honour of the victorious completion of those who had performed the haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

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As a grateful gesture, Muslims who can afford would sacrifice goats or cows, where villagers or residence in urban areas converge at the nearest mosque or selected centres for the ritual. Everyone in the surrounding area will get involved in the slaying of the animals according to religious rites, chopping the meat and have them packed in individual plastic bags, which will be distributed amongst the Muslims in the area. An allocated portion would be given to the poor. Awal Muharram Also known as Maal Hijrah, it is the start of the Muslim calendar. This celebration also coincides with the journey that Prophet Muhammad took from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram, 622 AD. On this day, Muslims would attend to religious activities. Maulidur Rasul This day marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, the last of the prophets sent to mankind, according to the holy book of Al-Quran. It is a day purely for religious activities where Muslims would recite the doa (prayer) and read the verses of Quran, to be reminded of the Prophet’s exemplary character. There will be many talks organised by the mosques and tv stations, where Muslims embrace the sacrifices made by the holy Prophet in the name of Islam. In return, it would further strengthen their faiths and beliefs in the religion, and foster greater friendship with everyone, be it Muslims or non-Muslims. 30


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Buddhism The Chinese enjoy public holidays for their Chinese New Year and Wesak Day festivals. Chinese New Year usually falls around January – February according to the Lunar calendar, while Wesak Day would fall in the month of May.

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With the Chinese having major control of many business operations in the state, Chinese New Year would seem like a long holiday where many Chinese-owned establishments close for a week, or longer. This celebration is a merry one. You’ll be able to see lots of red and gold decorations in many areas like shopping centres, residential areas and houses with Chinese occupants. The colour red is considered a colour of prosperity, wealth and luck.

Many organisations and corporations would close early on the eve of Chinese New Year to allow for staff to prepare for the important family reunion dinner. About two weeks before that, many individuals would receive gifts, hampers and cartons containing oranges and it will most likely be shared among colleagues in the same department. Mandarin oranges are spelt and pronounced as ‘gold’ in Chinese character and thus, symbolises wealth. Before the oncoming new year, many would take the opportunity to settle their debts as it is believed that everyone should start with a clean slate on Chinese New Year or the person would continue being in debt for the rest of their lives. 32


Much like the Muslims Hari Raya, city dwellers would also have bought their flight or bus tickets in advance in order to be home on time.

On the eve of the New Year, families gather for the important reunion dinner. They would usually prepare a feast consisting as much as 10 different dishes, each symbolises individual meanings. Traditionally, the families will end the night by lighting fire crackers as a sign of getting rid of bad luck and welcoming the new. However, this practise is almost obsolete as the use of fire crackers have been banned due to the many cases of untoward incidents that have happened throughout the years.

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The Chinese families would have prepared themselves much earlier by decorating their living rooms with vases of pretty blossoms, platters of oranges and a candy tray containing eight types of dried sweet fruit. The floors will be swept clean to get rid of any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. All sharp tools will be hidden away since it is believed to sever good fortune from the family.

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The next morning, everyone in the family wakes up early and put on their best new attire that usually comes in red tones. The younger members will ask for forgiveness from the elders and those who are already married will give away ang pau (red envelopes containing money) to those who are not yet married. After that, there will be visits to other relatives’ or friends’ homes and this would be the time where the Malaysian spirit of ‘open house’ can be found. Everyone would greet each other and wish one another good luck, prosperity, happiness, good health and longevity. And though not very common nowadays, you may still be able to catch an elaborate act of the popular lion dance being performed at residential areas or places where there are lots of visitors. Chap Goh Meh In the Hokkien dialect, Chap Goh Meh marks the 15th night of the Chinese New Year. As the last day of the Chinese New Year, family members will take time to gather to conclude the Lunar New Year celebration. This is considered the final customary dinner. Chap Goh Meh is also celebrated as the Valentine’s Day to the Chinese. The activities that take place during this celebration add colours to the excitement and closure of the festivities that had taken place since the eve of New Year. In Selangor, many activities in conjunction with this

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celebration are held. One being very popular would be the throwing of mandarin oranges into the lake, where single women would write their name and number on the oranges, hoping to find suitors in the form of a gentleman who would pick up their oranges. It is commonly believed hat the ritual does not only signify the availability of the ladies but also as a way to find good husbands. The person who throws an orange into the lake will be blessed with a good spouse when the orange is picked up. Although this belief is considered ancient, many single ladies and men would take part in this activity simply for the fun of it. Chap Goh Meh is also sometimes called the Lantern Festival where streets and houses would be hung with red lanterns. In some cases, the performance of the lion dance will be held as well. Wesak Day Wesak Day falls on the 15th day of the fourth moon in the Lunar calendar. It is considered the most auspicious day as Buddhists celebrate three momentous events – the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. In Selangor, devotees would gather at temples to pay respects to Buddha. They would meditate and the burning of incense and joss sticks would be carried out before praying to Lord Buddha. Many other rituals will be held, promoting the spirit of giving, being humble and all hoping for good luck and fortune.

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Indians would enjoy public holidays mainly for their Deepavali and Thaipusam celebrations. Deepavali falls during the seventh month of the Hindu lunar calendar which would fall around the months of OctoberNovember. The Thaipusam, however, falls on the tenth day of the Tamil month of Thai in the Hindu Almanac which would usually be in late January or early February. Selangor will enjoy one day of public holiday for each of the celebrations.

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Deepavali Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is mainly celebrated by those of Indian ethnic origin. In Sanskrit, Deepavali means, row of lights. It is a celebration that marks the triumph of good over evil where Lord Krishna successfully defeats the demon king, Narakasura. It is also to celebrate and the return of Lord Rama after a 14-year exile. Much like other festivals, the Hindus will look forward to this day where spring cleaning is done at home and cookies and an assorted arrange of the marukku are made with much enthusiasm. Larger establishments and shopping malls will display the intricately beautiful kolam, a special decoration from colourful spread of rice powder to form beautiful designs. This always attracts attention even from the locals as it is not easy to accomplish a neat and fine work. Patience and passion would be the key characteristics of those working on the kolam. 36


After getting ready in the early morning, the Hindu would head to the temple for prayers. Once back from the temples, most of them would organise an ‘open house’, which is synonymous with the Malaysian culture during any main festivals. Thaipusam The word, Thaipusam is derived from Thai, the name of a month, and Pusam, which refers to a star that is at its highest point at the festival. This festival celebrates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also known as Lord Subramaniam) who is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and Purvati. Devotees would prepare for the celebration by cleansing themselves through prayer and fasting, some as long as 40 days prior to it. Those who would be carrying the Kavadi (or burden, in Tamil) would prepare in a more elaborate way by taking strict diet, observe celibacy and continuously thinking of God. There are a number of reasons as to why devotees would take a kavadi – some seek to overcome bad karma while others do it as penance for their sins; some take it to reaffirm their strength of faith while others participate to honour a vow for a wish that was fulfilled in the past.

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On this day, the Hindu wakes up at dawn, bathe themselves in herbal oil, don new clothes and say their prayers. Their homes are usually decorated with little oil lamps filled with coconut oil and wicks, and lit. Lanterns and candles are also used as it is believed that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth will not enter an unlit house. It is also thought that the souls of the deceased would find their way home to their loved ones with those lights used as a guide that leads them to the pathway back.


The biggest Thaipusam procession in the country is held in Batu Caves, located in the state. This venue is also renown across the globe due to the huge number of devotees and tourists that gather here annually.

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On the day of the festival, devotees would be in a trance before the piercing of skin, tongue or cheeks are done by a Swami. A spear that is pierced through a devotee’s tongue or cheeks would prevent him from speaking and gives him great power of endurance. The simplest form of kavadi may be a semi-circular decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod that is carried on the shoulders, from the nearby river up to the shrine at the top of the caves. However, other types of kavadi involve hooks stuck into the back or many other methods with a varying level of pain. It is believed that the greater the pain one has to endure, the more merit he is deemed to earn from god. Tourists will always be amazed though, that the devotees who go through this ritual do not seem to display any signs of pain during the procession.

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Christmas is celebrated in a merry mood not only because it is a season of giving, but also due to the fact that those in the work environment would start clearing their off days for the year and enjoy the rest of the year spending quality time with their family. Therefore, not only will the Christians be shopping for Christmas gifts, but other races would also participate in this ‘sport’ as a year-end reward for themselves or simply to get new school uniforms and stationeries for their children, for the new school term that’s forthcoming. Perhaps, the best part about this season of giving is the decorations in shopping malls and the sale or offers on gift suggestions that are usually slightly cheaper than usual. And even if they are not cheaper, the things on sale are more worth buying during this season as they come with many other freebies as well. There will be areas for huge Christmas trees, performances that entail carolling or musical instruments, and in most times, a backdrop for patrons to capture memorable photographs for this festive celebration. In addition to all these, the shopping malls would be buzzing with Christmas songs to perk up the holiday atmosphere. On Christmas eve, Christians would take part in singing carols and hymns. And like those other celebrations mentioned earlier, the Christians would start the morning early to get ready in their best attire for Church service. In church, there will be prayers or even a play on the birth of Jesus.

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Bahasa Malaysia or sometimes called Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) or BM, is the official language in Selangor. Subjects in schools are taught in Malay and it is compulsory to obtain a pass in BM for a student to receive a high school certificate. Despite this, English is also widely used and spoken, whether in public or in business establishments. And, children are exposed to the English language as early as pre-school. Since BM is the official language, billboards, signboards and public displays of writing are in Bahasa Malaysia. Therefore, it would be useful to learn some words as the language is not very difficult to learn. In the Malay language, words are pronounced as they are spelt and the rules make it quite simple to pick up this language. For example, the use of the word, sudah/dah (already) can transform a sentence into the past tense. Root words are either nouns or verbs and the addition of prefixes and/or suffixes to a word can change its meaning. For example, jalan is “a road”, berjalan is “to walk”, menjalani is “to undergo” and menjalankan is “to do”. To indicate plural, a noun is repeated. Thus, buku is ‘book’ and buku-buku is ‘books’. However, you do not need to repeat the noun when the word, banyak which means “a lot” is used – banyak buku. Pronunciation tips Generally, words in BM are pronounced the same as those in the English Language, except for a few exceptions. Vowels a e i 40

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Addressing people In a formal environment, you would address a man as Encik (Sir) or if he is of a much higher ranking in terms of seniority, he can be addressed as Tuan (Sir). Encik can be used on its own or before a person’s name, ie. Encik Ahmad. Puan (Madam) is used on married or older women, ie. Pn Siti (Mrs Siti), while Cik (Miss) is used on young and single women, ie. Cik Fidah (Ms Fidah). I/We is Saya/Kami and when addressing a man or woman who is old enough to be your parents, call them pakcik (uncle) or makcik (aunty), respectively. Abang/bang (older brother) is for a guy who’s slightly older than you while kakak/kak (older sister) is used to address the female counterpart. But, if you are unsure and want to remain polite, it is suffice if you address a man or woman as Encik or Cik. 41


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Satu Dua Tiga Empat Lima Enam Tujuh Lapan Sembilan Sepuluh Sebelas Dua belas Tiga belas Dua puluh Dua puluh satu

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Saya/Aku Anda/Awak/Kamu/Engkau/Kau Dia Kita/Kami Mereka

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Although English is widely spoken in Selangor, you might hear different versions of adaptation of English when spoken among the locals. This is due to many dialects and languages in Malaysia that are modified, forming what we call Malaysian English or Manglish. Perhaps one word that has been almost synonymous in many applications in sentences in Manglish, is ‘lah’. Malaysians use it so often that sometimes some would find it difficult to drop the word in formal events. It is used so commonly and one too often as it can be affixed to the end of almost any word in any languages, be it BM, English, Mandarin, Tamil and even to dialects like Cantonese and Hokkien. For example: 1. How is it that Malay girls can be so pretty lah? – used at the end of a question. 2. Ok lah. I will come with you. – used to emphasis willingness. 3. You know lah how she is when it comes to these things – used in the middle of a sentence ‘One’ is another word which is used not in its true context. It connotes ownership or to emphasis to a sentence. For example: 1. He took my one. – which is equivalent to “He took what’s mine.” 2. Why are you so stubborn one. – emphasising the meaning to being ‘stubborn’. The usage of the word, ‘boss’ is not only limited to a superior at work. It is in fact commonly used especially when you’re at a mamak stall or restaurant, calling to their workers. It is also used when a street peddler or pasar malam hawker address their potential customer. Ta pao is used to connote ‘take away’ food. It is a Chinese word that has been adopted by all races especially when ordering food from any hawker stalls, sometimes even from restaurants. For example: 1. Boss! I want to ta pao roti canai. 44


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activities As the busiest state in the country, Selangor is always abuzz with activities. It satisfies your interests in many areas be it shopping, your thirst for knowledge, entertainment, adventure and sports.


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shopping Malaysia is considered a shopping haven. Not only do we have an annual mega sale carnival which attracts tourists from all over the world, we also have sale periods in a smaller scale during festive seasons like Raya, Chinese New Year or Merdeka Day (Independence Day). Due to Malaysians’ love for shopping, coupled with the strategic location of Selangor, we have some of the most modern, huge and well-developed shopping malls in the world. Located in a modern state, larger and more popular malls in Selangor managed to attract some of the most famous global clothing and accessories brands as well as local chains and designers’ outlets in their vicinity. In Selangor, most shopping malls are developed as a one-stop centre where patrons can shop, have their meals, catch a movie at the cinema, take relaxing walks near lush landscapes, get one’s face, nail or hair done in salons, send their children for enrichment courses, visit the gym and do grocery shopping in a hypermarket – all in the comfort of one roof. The smaller stores, however, receive patrons staying nearby who dislike crowds, distance and traffic jams. Our people take shopping quite seriously. As we have many seasonal sale periods, most locals would wait and shop during those promotional periods. Hence, during weekends especially, you would experience the shopping rush where cars queue up to get into parking as early as half an hour before official opening hours, parking bays are snapped really quickly and the main roads leading to busy shopping centres would encounter some traffic congestions.

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1 Utama (in Bandar Utama, PJ; www.1utama.com.my; opens Sun-Thu: 10am-10pm & Fri-Sat:10am-10.30pm) – Possibly one of the more popular malls in Selangor. It started only with one building but due to a large number of visitors throughout the years, a new wing was built across the road. Its anchor tenants are Jusco, a Japanese chain store and Parkson, a local brand. Both carry renowned skincare and cosmetics brands like Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clinique and others. However, clothing lines in Jusco are of a more affordable range compared to those sold in Parkson. The mall has supermarkets like Jusco and Cold Storage, and Giant, a popular local hypermarket is also a tenant here. The new wing features many imported clothing brands like Ralph Lauren, FCUK, Brooks Brothers, Gap, among others, while the old wing has a more affordable mix like Liz Clairborne, East India Company, Timberland and many more. The mall has two giant cinema services providers- Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) and Tanjong Golden Village (TGV) in two separate wings and a bowling alley is located a stone’s throw away from GSC. On top of it all, the mall is so unique that it even has an outdoor pool situated in a secluded area for those wanting to learn to dive from Sealantis Dive Centre. Last but not least, when you get hungry, there are 128 food outlets consisting of cafes and fast food chains, for you to choose.

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The Curve (in Mutiara Damansara, PJ; www. thecurve.com.my; 10am-10pm) – Although considered very new in the industry, The Curve has been attracting droves of people especially in the weekends due to its unique cluster of several shopping buildings in an area. There is the Ikano Power Centre, Ikea, Tesco, Cineleisure and The Curve, which present you a shopping haven quite like no other. Locals love to dine at the huge dining area of Ikea for its delicious signature Swedish meatballs and browse through the weekend flea market. Sunway Pyramid (in Bandar Sunway, PJ; www. sunway.com.my/pyramid; 10am-10pm) – It is much admired for the unique architecture almost similar to the Pyramids of Egypt except that its sphinx is replaced with a lion statue. This shopping mall has won many international awards for its customer-friendly layout and good customer service. Two of its most popular features are possibly the ice-skating rink and digital centre. It also houses the TGV cinemas, tenants like Jusco and Parkson, the Giant hypermarket and many clothing brands. A Cut Above, a popular local hair salon known for its services to the affluent market, models and celebrities, also has an outlet here. IOI Mall (in Puchong; www.myioi.com/ioimall; 10am-10pm) – IOI Mall attracts visitors mostly from Puchong and nearby Petaling Jaya area. It can be regarded as a highly popular mall but less likely to attract a crowd bigger than those malls already mentioned earlier due to its tricky access. If you come from PJ, you would need to pay a RM1.60 toll at the highway, drive past it and make a U-turn further away. But, once you are past all these, the shopping experience would probably make it worth your while as popular outlets are available here and the range of things sold are generally more affordable.

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Tropicana City Mall (in PJ, www.tropicanacitymall.com; 10am-10pm) – This is a new mall, first open to the public in 2009. It offers free WiFi and shuttle services to its patrons. Among its larger tenants are Golden Screen Cinemas, Carrefour Hypermarket, Toys ‘R’ Us and Gymboree. Subang Parade (in Subang; www.hektargroup.com/SubangParade; 10am10pm) – Once voted as the longest shopping centre in Malaysia although it does not hold that title anymore. It was the first shopping mall in Subang and was one of the best before other newer malls sprang up. Nowadays, it is still a local favourite and after it went through some refurbishment in 2007, it receives more than 170,000 shoppers a month, on average. Main tenants include Parkson, Swensen’s and Toys ‘R’ Us. But perhaps, visitors like going to Subang Parade for its family-friendly atmosphere and many food outlets. SACC Mall (in Shah Alam; www.saccmall.com.my; 10.30am-9.30pm) – Promises its patrons a good time. It has many decent shops and promotes many activities and entertainment on its concourse area. 51

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Mines Shopping Fair (in Seri Kembangan, 11am-10pm) – As it is situated about 30 minutes drive away from PJ, this shopping centre usually attracts lunch crowd from nearby offices and those staying nearby. However, many locals are known to head towards Mines to obtain fast-selling movie tickets and experience the grand feeling of dining along its man-made water way that runs under its roof. The water way is an extension from a man-made lake, huge enough to offer tourists an attractive opportunity for a water cruise.


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Handicrafts & Arts Art Deco & Frame (in 1 Utama: 03-77262408) – If you are looking for beautiful art decorations and various types of frames. Batik Malaysia Berhad (in Ampang: 03-92840205/92838307) – Malaysian batik at its best. Dynasty Art & Crafts (in Subang Parade shopping centre: 03-56341223) – Selling classic looking arts and crafts. Arch (in 1Utama: 03-77250512) – You will love the beautiful carvings on wood translated into bookmarks, trinkets, 3D images and decorative items. Royal Selangor (www.royalselangor.com - in 1 Utama: 03-77270476; Subang Parade: 03-56362763; Sunway Pyramid: 03-74927668; The Curve: 03-77279501) – Fine pewter and silverware for gifts, decoration and custom-designed memorabilia. Royal Selangor was founded in 1885 and has since been known worldwide for its excellent craftsmanship and quality pewterware. It is present in over 20 countries and have won many awards and accolades for its innovations and visitor-friendly factory in KL.

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Mahkota Songket (address: Tel no) – Songket is an intricate traditional creation on textile. It is mainly used in formal occasions and usually synonymous with the royalty and Malay weddings. However, this beautiful creation has also been adapted into various forms like passport holder, decorative items and handbags, aside from the normal traditional attires so that songket can be used and treasured by everyone. Here in Mahkota Songket, visitors can choose from many different materials, thread counts, motifs and machine or hand-woven songkets.

Flea Markets Amcorp Mall (in PJ) – Located opposite the Taman Jaya LRT station and just nearby PJ Hilton. Although this place mainly attracts office crowds during weekdays, many would throng this place for good bargains and collectors’ items on sale in its weekend flea market. The Curve (in Mutiara Damansara, PJ; www.thecurve.com.my) – The weekend flea market is located in the centre between rows of restaurants and cafes just outside the main entrance of the mall. Jaya One (in Jalan Universiti, PJ; bazaar.jayaone.com.my) – Lots of great bargains from the vendors and special promotions from the organisers during the weekends. 53


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You can find a variety of things, food, accessories and clothings in a pasar malam. Most locals frequent the pasar malam for a great bargain without compromising on the quality of items. Almost all residential areas would have a pasar malam one day in a week and the hawkers would move to where a pasar malam would be open. For instance, the same hawker would open up his stall on Saturdays at a pasar malam in one residential area and the same hawker would also open his stall on Sunday at another pasar malam in another residential area. As the name states, a pasar malam usually opens from around 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Petaling Jaya • SS2 on Mondays • SS3 on Tuesdays • Seksyen 17 on Tuesdays • SS5 on Saturdays • SS24 on Sundays Kota Damansara • Section 7 on Wednesday • Section 8 on Saturdays Shah Alam • Kampung Subang on Mondays and Wednesdays • Seksyen 17 on Tuesdays • TTDI Jaya on Fridays • Seksyen 19 & 20 on Saturdays Bangi • Seksyen 9 on Wednesdays 54


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Complexes & Departmental Stores • 1Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Leboh Bandar Utama, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 PJ – Tel: 03-7726 6033 • Aeon Bukit Tinggi, 1 Persiaran batu Nilam 1/KS 6, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, 41200 Klang – Tel: 03-3326 2370 • Aeon Taman Equine, No. 2 Jalan Equine, Taman Equine, Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan – Tel: 03-8945 2700 • Aeon Cheras Selatan, Lebuh Tun Hussein Onn, 43200 Balakong – Tel: 03-9080 3498 • Alam Sentral, 2 Jalan Majlis 14/10, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam. • AmCorp Mall, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat, Off Jalan Timur, 46200 PJ – Tel: 03-7958 5318 • Ampang Point Shopping Centre, Jalan Mamanda 3, Ampang Point, 68000 Ampang – Tel: 03-4252 1781 • Atria Shopping Center, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 PJ – Tel: 03-7727 3000 • Bangi Utama, Business Park Bangi Golf Resort, Seksyen 6, 43650 Bangi. • Bukit raja Shopping Centre, Persiaran Bukit Raja 2, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang – Tel: 03-343 2166 • Centrepoint Bandar Utama, Jalan Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 PJ – Tel: 03-7722 5800 • The Curve, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 PJ – Tel: 03-7710 6868 • IKANO Power Centre, 2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 PJ – Tel: 03-7720 7333 • IOI Mall, Batu 9 Jalan Puchong, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong – Tel: 03-5882 8888 • Jaya Supermarket, Shah Alam – Tel: 03-559 5992 • Jaya 33, Lot 33, 3 Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 13, 46100 PJ – Tel: 03-7954 9888

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Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ – Tel: 03-7957 4933 Klang Parade, 2112 KM2, Jalan Meru, 41050 Klang – Tel: 03-3343 7889 Kompleks PKNS, Persiaran Tasek, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam – Tel: 03-559 2211 The Mines Shopping Fair, Off Jalan Balakong, Mines Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan – Tel: 03-8942 2163 Royel Departmental Stores, Lot S26, First Floor, Ampang Point Shopping Center, Jalan Mamanda 3, Ampang – Tel: 03-4252 7575 Selayang Mall, Jalan SU9, Taman Selayang Utama, 68100 Batu Caves – Tel: 03-6136 2336 SACC Mall, Jalan Perbadanan 19/4, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam – Tel: 03-5510 5400 Subang Parade, 5 Jalan SS16/1 Subang Jaya, 47500 PJ – Tel: 03-5633 2530 Summit Square Complex, Jalan Selayang, Kepong Expressway, 68100 Batu Caves – Tel: 03-6136 5662 The Summit, Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1, Subang USJ – Tel: 03-7024 8188 South City Plaza, Serdang, Seri Kembangan – Tel: 03-8948 1888 (www.southcity.com.my) Shah Alam Mall, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9/E, 40100 Shah Alam – Tel: 03-5580 8008 Shaw Centrepoint, Jalan Raja Hassan, 41400 Klang – Tel: 03-3344 8066 Spectrum Shopping Mall, Jalan Wawasan Ampang 4/2, 68000 Bandar Baru Ampang – Tel: 4270 2388 Sunway Pyramid, No. 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 PJ – Tel: 03-7494 3000 Tropicana City Mall, 3 Jalan SS20/27, 47400 PJ – Tel: 03-7710 1818.


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Giant Supermarket – Shah Alam: 03-5541 0067 – Sunway Pyramid: 03-5636 0895 – South City Plaza: )3-8945 8944 – Prima Saujana, Kajang: 03-8737 7305 – AmCorp Mall: 03-7954 6442 – Ampang Point: 03-4256 8853 – Antarabangsa: 03-4106 1623 – Atria, Damansara: 03-7725 5079 – Balakong: 03-8962 6398 – Kajang: 03-8733 1712 – Kelana Jaya: 03-7803 2345 – Paramount: 03-7874 3263 Tesco – Klang: 03-3323 1100 – Kuala Selangor: 03-3289 6144 – Mutiara Damansara: 03-7726 1600 – Setia Alam, Shah Alam: 03-3345 3200 – Banting, Klang: 03-3187 2909 – Shah Alam: 03-5512 0698 – Puchong: 03-8076 2166 – Saujana Impian, Kajang: 03-8734 1369 – Semenyih: 03-8727 3800

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AiFlorist (www.aiflorist.com). Tel: 012-22756700 / 03-7987 09028 Amtrol (www.amtrol.com.my). Tel: 03-7727 9850 Blooming Florist (www.blooming.com.my). Tel: 03-7803 3333 Flowers (www.flowers.com.my). Tel: 03-7880 0887 Gift Avenue Creation (www.giftavenue.com.my). Tel: 03-8076 7779 Gift Talk Boutique (www.gift-talk.com). Tel: 012-630 4556 Lee Flower (www.leeflower.com). Tel: 03-5637 0668 Pods & Petals Gift Lab (www.gift-lab.com). Tel: 03-7955 7555 Sunflower Gifts Boutique (www.sunflowergifts.com.my). Tel: 03-7956 1686 Beauty Florist. Tel: 03-7958 0383 Endeen Florist. Tel: 03-7874 9143 Friendly Florist & Gifts Shop. Tel: 03-7844 6201 Kedai Bunga Utama. Tel: 03-7727 7459 Lady Florist & Greenery. Tel: 03-7874 8282 Sweet Bouquet Florist. Tel: 03-7710 8600 Sweet Florist and Gifts. Tel: 03-7727 4600 Sweet-Heart Florist House. Tel: 03-7874 2533 Sweet-Pea Floral Studio. Tel: 03-7955 8112 Trend Florist & Gifts. Tel: 03-7783 4082 Yours Truly Floral & Gifts. Tel: 03-7726 8688 Yamaki Florist & Gift. Tel: 03-3348 7138


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Petaling Jaya • Habib Jewels @The Curve, Lot G24A, Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7710 2888 • KM Oli Mohamed @Tropicana City Mall, Unit G-27, Ground Floor, 3 Jalan SS20/27. Te: 03-7727 8684 • Poh Kong @1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lot G13A&G13B, Ground Floor, No. 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama. Tel: 03-7726 3868 • Tomei @Sunway Pyramid, LL1.52, Sunway Pyramid, No.3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway. Tel: 03-7492 6188 • TH Jewelry @1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lot 347 & 348, Lower Ground Floor, Lebuh Bandar Utama. Tel: 03-7726 5668 • PYT Jewellers & Time, 45-49 Jalan SS2/55. Tel: 03-7876 9922 • Wah Chan, 10B Jalan 14/20. Tel: 03-7957 5807

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Ampang • Habib Jewels, Ampang Point Showroom, Lot 106, Lorong Mamanda 2, Ampang Point. Tel: 03-4252 7777 • Poh Kong, Ampang Point Shopping Centre, G27, Ground Floor, Jalan Ampang. Tel: 03-4252 7375

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Shah Alam • Habib Jewels @Plaza Shah Alam, Lot 10-12, Ground Floor, Shah Alam Mall, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9/E. Tel: 03-5880 7777 • Poh Kong @Alam Sentral Plaza, Lot G19-21, Ground Floor, No.2 Jalan Majlis, Seksyen 14. Tel: 03-5518 6116 • Tomei, 12A, Lower Ground Floor, Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam. Tel: 5510 7098 • Diamond & Platinum @Shah Alam City Centre (SACC Mall), GF 20, Ground Floor, Precinct 1.1 & 1.2, Jalan Perbadanan 14/9, Seksyen 14. Tel: 5510 3478 Sepang • Habib Jewels @KLIA, Lot DG01, Satellite Building, Passenger Level. Tel: 03-8787 3526 Klang • Poh Kong @Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, Lot G40&41, Ground Floor, Bandar Baru Klang. Tel: 03-3343 5978 • Tomei, Lot G30, Ground Floor, Klang Parade, No. 2112, KM2, Jalan Meru. Tel: 03-3345 1711

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Digital Centre 1st Floor, Sunway Pyramid No 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya This is probably the first all-in-one centre for gadget buffs, outside of KL. It covers an area of 21,000 square feet on the first floor and contains around 50 individual retailers selling almost anything you need.

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There are several digital centres located in major shopping centres in Selangor. These centres would usually house around 50-100 individual shops selling computers, printers, mobile, PDAs, gadgets, accessories, software and hardware for your digital needs. If you are not sure what to get but already have several options in mind, the sales people are usually very friendly and would give you the best advise according to your budget and requirements.

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Digital Mall No. 2 Jalan 14/20, Section 14 46100 Petaling Jaya This Digital Mall was open so that folks from PJ and the surrounding areas do not have to travel to the once-popular venue for IT and gadget stuff in KL. The different levels in the mall is neatly categorised to specific sections like mobile, computers, accessories, etc. so that they are shoppersfriendly. IT City Mines Shopping Fair Jalan Dulang, MINES Resort City 43300 Seri Kembangan This is the latest addition to the one-stop IT centres in the state, for the benefit of those living in Seri Kembangan and its surrounding areas. It contains around 30 retailers and quite sufficient for your moderate technology needs.

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Directory • All IT Hypermarket, Lot S3A & S3B, 2nd Floor, Ikano Power Center. Tel: 03-7725 2468 (www.allit.com.my) • Ascend Zone, Lot 258, The Curve. Tel: 03-7728 6811 • Bess Computer Centre, Lot 4.18, Shaw Centrepoint, Jalan Melayu, Klang. Tel: 03-3344 4801 • Canon, LG315B, Lower Ground Floor, 1Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7726 8861 • CMS Computer Shop, Lot LG3, Lower Ground Digital One, Subang Parade. Tel: 03-5637 2608 • D@Mobile/DigiSS, FK1, First Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7729 7699 • FutureNet, 81A/83A, Jalan SS15/5, Subang Jaya, 47500 PJ. Tel: 03-5891 1881 (www.futurenet.com.my) • HP Concept Store, LG218A, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7728 9088 • IT One Superstore, L2-15, Tropicana City Mall. Tel: 03-7728 3175 • IT Planet, F8 Level 1, Ikano Power Centre. Tel: 03-7725 1799 • MacAsia, S305-B, 2nd Floor, New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-4813 1918 (www.macasia.com.my) • Mac City, S305B, Second Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7724 1334 • Machines @Sunway, G1.127, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Tel: 03-5633 2998 (www.machines.com.my) • Mac Studio, F8, Level 1, Ikano Power Centre. Tel: 03-7725 2799 • Pineapple Computer Store, Lot B-6A (Basement 1), Highstreet, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7724 1686 (www.pineapplecomputer.com.my) • SenQ, Lot F23-23A, IOI Mall. Tel: 03-5882 8112 • Thunder Match Technology, Lot 247-10 & 12 IT Avenue, Unit 247 2nd Floor, The Curve. Tel: 03-7727 0089 • Datainfo Computer, L3.22, Tingkat 3, Plaza Alam Sentral. Tel: 03-5510 4191 63


education

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A preferred choice for your tertiary education Malaysia is increasingly recognised by students from around the world as the preferred choice for tertiary and continuing education. A number of institutions are affiliated with reputable overseas universities and a few branch campuses of foreign universities are located in Malaysia. This reflects the high-level of confidence in Malaysia as a suitable ground for quality tertiary education. More than 600 public and private educational institutions ranging from pre-tertiary to university levels currently exist in Malaysia. Out of that number, four public universities (IPTA), five private universities (IPTS), ten university colleges and 62 private colleges are located in Selangor. Among the apparent benefits of undertaking the bulk of any courses in Selangor are substantial savings without having to sacrifice the quality of education received. Furthermore, Selangor provides easy access to the latest state-of-the-art educational aids and technologies, and the courses offered are recognised internationally. Students who consider Selangor as an option to further their education but remain undecided can participate in a number of short-term courses or student-exchange programmes in which they are exposed to the country and the number of factors they can expect from life as a student in the state. In this sense, you will not only be able to gain academic excellence from the courses you signed up for, but you will also obtain an advantage to experience life in Selangor and its many warm attractions. Foreigners will find a varied student population from countries like China, Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and many other parts of the world.

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MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY (MMU) Kampus Cyberjaya Jalan Multimedia Cyberjaya 63100 Sepang Tel: 03-8312 5018 www.mmu.edu.my

UNIVERSITI TENAGA NASIONAL (UNITEN) KM 7, Jalan Kajang-Puchong Kajang 43009 Hulu Langat Tel: 03-8921 2020 www.uniten.edu.my

SELANGOR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY (UNISEL) Kampus Berjuntai Bestari Jalan Timur Tambahan 45600 Batang Berjuntai Tel: 03-3289 7336 www.unisel.edu.my

TUN ABDUL RAZAK UNIVERSITY (UNITAR) Kelana Jaya Study Center 18-5 Jalan SS6/12 Off Jalan Perbandaran Kelana Jaya Urban Cenre 47301 Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7809 2100 www.unitar.edu.my

MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST) Unit GL33, Ground Floor, Block C Dataran Usahawan Kelana 17 Jalan SS7/26 Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7880 1777 www.must.edu.my

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IPTS - University


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IPTS – University College BINARY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPENEURSHIP (BUCME) No 1, IOI Business Park Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-8070 6590 www.binary.edu.my

CYBERJAYA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (CUCMS)   Unit No.2, Street Mall 2 63000 Cyberjaya Tel: 03-8319 1010 www.cybermed.edu.my

KUALA LUMPUR INFRASTRUCTURE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KLIUC)   Taman Ilmu Ikram Jalan Serdang Kajang 43000 Hulu Langat Tel: 03-8737 3320 www.kliuc.edu.my

MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (KUTPM)   17-G, Blok A, Jalan Equestrian 13/52, Off Persiaran Sukan Seksyen 13 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5510 6868 www.kutpm.edu.my

SELANGOR INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KUIS)   Bandar Seri Putra 43000 Bangi Tel: 03-8925 4251 www.kuis.edu.my

LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY   Inovasi 1-1, Jalan Teknokrat 1/1, 63000 Cyberjaya Tel: 03-8317 8888 www.limkokwing.edu.my

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SEGi UNIVERSITY COLLEGE No. 9, Jalan Teknologi Taman Sains Selangor Kota Damansara, PJU 5 47810 Petaling Jaya Tel : 03-6145 1777 www.segi.edu.my

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MASTERSKILL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES G-8, Jalan Kemacahaya 11 Taman Kemacahaya, Batu 9 43200 Cheras Tel: 03-9080 5888 www.masterskill.edu.my

MTDC  MULTIMEDIA ACADEMY Block K, UPM-MTDC Technology Incubation Centre 1 Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400 Serdang Tel: 03-8941 4626 www.satu.net YAMAHA ACADEMY OF ARTS AND MUSIC No. 8, Jalan Perbandaran Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7803 0900 www.yamahamusic.com.my

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TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 1, Jalan SS15/8 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5636 2641 www.taylors.edu.my

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SUNWAY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE   No. 5, Jalan Kolej Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Tel: 03-7491 8622 www.sunway.edu.my


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MCS COLLEGE Level 4 & 5, Wisma MDKL Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad 42700 Banting Tel: 03-3181 2020 www.mcs.edu.my ELS LANGUAGE CENTRES No.14A, Lorong Utara A Off Jalan Utara 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7958 8530 www.els.edu.my FLAMINGO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE No. 2, 2nd Floor Bangunan Institut Flamingo Tasik Ampang Jalan Hulu Kelang 68000 Ampang Tel: 03-4257 6808 www.fife.edu.my

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INPENS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE Bandar Armada Putra Pulau Indah 42009 Pelabuhan Klang Tel: 03-3101 5757 www.inpens.edu.my IQRA’ INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE 29A, PJS 10/24 Bandar Sri Subang 46000 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-5637 8985 SEAFIELD INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE No. 78-2,80-1 & 80-2 Jalan SS15/4D 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5638 9070 www.sfi.edu.my


INFORMATICS 107, Block A Pusat Dagangan Phileo Damansara 1 9 Jalan 16/11 Off Jalan Damansara 46350 Petaling Jaya Tel:7660 9088 www.informatics.edu.my J & L INSTITUTE 3343,Ground & 2nd Floor Jalan 18/32 Taman Sri Serdang 43300 Seri Kembangan Tel: 8948 7221 elearningcampus.org

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I-SYSTEMS INSTITUTE Level 2 & 3, 14-22 Jalan Kepayang Off Jalan Meru 41050 Klang Tel: 03-3342 655

SAE INSTITUTE OF AUDIO ENGINEERING   No 10-1,10-2,10-3 &10-4 Jalan USJ 9/5R Subang Business Centre 47620 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-8024 0935 www.saemalaysia.com MALAYSIA INSTITUTE OF FOOD No. 41-51, Jalan SS6/12 Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7880 2150 www.mefim.com.my INSTITUTE OF MODERN MONTESSORI   Ground Floor, Unit E-02-00 Subang Square Jalan SS15/4 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5637 5202 INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION No 49 Jalan USJ 1/31 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-3209 5600

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EU INSTITUTE No. 38-48, Jalan 20/16A Taman Paramount 46300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7987 9137


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METRO INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING Level 2, Wisma Yan No. 17 & 19, Jalan Selangor 46700 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7860 3386 INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT No 39 & 41 Jalan USJ 21/10 UEP Subang Jaya 47620 Petaling Tel: 8024 0060 www.igm.edu.my ASA INSTITUTE OF TRADE Lot 722B, 723B, 724B,725A & 725B Jalan Bandar Rawang 7 Pusat Bandar Rawang 48000 Rawang Tel: 6092 5254

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KAPAR INSTITUTE OF TRADE 2477, Level 2, Jalan Besar Pekan Kapar 42200 Klang Tel: 03-3250 8462 INSTITUTE OF CHILDREN’S EARLY DEVELOPMENT (I-PAK)   P-G 60, Ground Floor Tropics Shopping Centre No. 15, Jalan PJU 8/1 Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7710 2790 STAMFORD COLLEGE Wisma MCIS Annexe Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7956 2366 www.stamford.edu.my


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KLANG INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY No 47, Jalan Kepayang Off Jalan Meru 41050 Klang Tel: 03-3343 1941 www.itk.edu.my INSTITUTE OF ADVERTISING & COMMUNICATION TRAINING (IACT) 2-G, Block K, Jaya ONE, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7956 0211 www.iact.edu.my

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IMPERIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Kelana Brem Tower 2 Jalan Stadium SS7/15 47301 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7492 3288 www.imperia.edu.my

KBU International College No.1, Persiaran Bukit Utama Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7727 3200 www.kbu.edu.my KDU COLLEGE SS22/41, Damansara Jaya 47400 Petaling Jaya Tel : 03-7728 8123 www.kdu.edu.my ALFA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 5, Jalan 20/14 Paramount Garden 46300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7873 8288 www.alfa.edu.my ALC COLLEGE NO. 6, Jalan Kapar 41400Â Klang Tel: 03-3344 7961 www.alc.edu.my 71


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SEGi TRAINING CENTRE Block A, South City Plaza Persiaran Serdang Perdana 43300 Seri Kembangan Tel : 03-8948 4811 www.segi.edu.my WESTMINSTER INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE 9th & 10th Floor, East Wing Wisma Consplant 2 No.7, Jalan SS 16/1 47500 Subang Jaya Tel : 03-5635 1558 www.westminster.edu.my CONSIST COLLEGE Ground Floor, Bangunan Pro Centre Lot 330, Batu 8 Jalan Ulu Kelang 68000 Ampang Tel: 03-4108 9355 www.consist.edu.my

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KOLEJ DAR AL-HIKMAH   Sg Ramal Dalam 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-8925 2477 web.hikmah.edu.my KOLEJ DIKA   No 22-3 Jalan PJS11/28A Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-5636 6223 www.kolejdika.com.my INTI COLLEGE SUBANG JAYA (ICSJ) No. 3 Jalan SS15/8 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5634 3244 www.intisj.edu.my


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NEW ERA COLLEGE Lot 5, Section 10 Jalan Bukit 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-8739 2770 www.newera.edu.my

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE No.1, Jalan Subang Utama 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5634 4711 www.metropolitan.edu.my

OLYMPIA COLLEGE – PJ BRANCH 19, Level 2, Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955 8688 www.olympia.edu.my

METROWEALTH  COLLEGE Bangunan Metrowealth No.2A/6, Jalan USJ 1/1C Regalia Business Centre 47620 Subang Tel: 03-8023 3299

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LIFE COLLEGE Level 6, Bangunan Pan Global No. 1A, Jalan Tandang 46050 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7785 8590 www.lifecollege.edu.my

TOC COLLEGE OF AUTOMOTIVE 16 Jalan 51A/223 46100 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7855 2811 www.otomotif.com

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KOLEJ PENDIDIKAN PERDANA [KOPEDA]   No. 1, 9 & 17, Jalan Sejat 8/10 SEKSYEN 8, 40000 SHAH ALAM Tel: 03-5510 3375

PORTMAN COLLEGE No 23 Jalan Dagang SB 4/1 Taman Sungai Besi Indah 43300 Seri Kembangan Tel: 03-8941 3733 www.portman.edu.my

ASTIN COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT NO.101-105 & 121 Jalan Kenari 23 Bandar Puchong Jaya 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-8076 4848 astin.edu.my

KOLEJ PUTERA   1-8 Menara KLH Bandar Puchong Jaya 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-8070 7480 www.kolejputra.edu.my

KOLEJ POLY-TECH MARA BANGI   Seksyen 14, Jalan Teras Jernang 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi Tel: 03-8925 9776 bangi.kptm.edu.my

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SAITO COLLEGE PETALING JAYA 18 Jalan Tengah Section 52, PJ New Town Centre 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7954 7200 www.saito-college.edu.my


PARAMOUNT COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY B-02-01, Block B, Jalan Prima 5/5 Persiaran Prima Utama Taman Puchong Prima 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-8063 1908 www.kolejparamount.edu.my EAST COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY 7-G-A, Jalan Kenanga ½ Taman Kenanga Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi 43900 Sepang Tel: 03-8706 0181 www.ktt.edu.my

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COSMOPOINT COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Level 1-5, Wisma TLT No. 20-D, Jalan Bukit Kuda 41300 Klang Tel: 03-3343 1935 www.cosmopoint.com.my

VISION COLLEGE Lot 709-A, 6th Floor, Block E Kelana Parkview Tower Jalan SS6/2, Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7803 8300 www.vision.edu.my WIT COLLEGE Jalan Banting Off Jalan Pandamaran 42000 Port Klang Tel: 03-3168 8859 www.wit.edu.my

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SAL COLLEGE SUBANG JAYA Lot 3.02, Wisma Dicor SS17/A Jalan Kemajuan 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5632 0223 www.sal.edu.my

LINCOLN COLLEGE 74 A-C, Jalan SS 21/62 Damansara Utama 47400 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7725 8526 www.lincoln.edu.my OASIS INSTITUTE   8C, Pusat Komersil Ara Ampang Ampang Tel: 03-4252 5228 PJ COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN   No 21 Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7957 2000 www.pjcad.edu.my

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ADVANCED MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE (PTPL) Block A, Jalan Equestrian 13/52 Off Jalan Persiaran Sukan Seksyen 13 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5513 6688 www.ptpl.edu.my PUSAT TEKNOLOGI GRAFIK OPTIK   W-10-3 Business Park Subang Square, SS15/4Gal2 47500 Subang Jaya TUN TAN CHENG LOCK COLLEGE OF NURSING, ASSUNTA HOSPITAL Jalan Templer 46990 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7680 7189 www.assunta.com.my

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THE ONE ACADEMY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN 28 Jalan PJS 11/28A Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-5637 5510 www.toa.edu.my UNITY COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL (UCI)   Bangunan Sri Kemajuan PKNS Persiaran Barat Off Jalan Barat 46505 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955 8763 www.unity.edu.my VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE No.37, Jalan Hijau 5/3 Bandar Tasik Puteri 48020 Rawang Tel: +603-6034 3052 www.vic.edu.my


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Selangor has an upbeat and interesting entertainment scene but the reputation downplayed due to the more popular and more ‘talked-about’ clubs in nearby Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, crowds in the clubs around Selangor are probably of a more relaxed group who loves a good hang out not just to be seen and heard in the clubbing scene.

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Despite the strong religious background and control in the state, patrons of other ethnic groups are allowed to indulge and have a good time. The clubs in Selangor not only serve good food but also present impressive live performances from jazz bands or local rock bands. The night life usually starts after 10pm and ends between 2-3am. After that, many clubbers would adjourn to their favourite 24-hour mamak hangout for their customary teh tarik. 77


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Rumah Peranakan (RP) @ Hyatt Regency Saujana, Subang Tel: 03-78461234 From the outside, this club fine architecture looks simple and classic but once you are in, you will be breathtakingly surprised by the cool ambience, good live music and a good mixture of crowd.

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Havana @ Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, PJ Tel: 03-78048888 It is set on the grounds of a popular golf course in Malaysia. It engages reputable bands in the club circuit so that you will truly enjoy their hospitality and wants to keep coming back. The Wharf @ Armada Hotel, PJ Tel: 03-735456888 Recently renovated and revamped, it now has a dance floor with a stage for live performances, an island bar and 5 VIP rooms for your private party or hangout. Uncle Chili’s Fun Pub @ Hilton, PJ Tel: 03-79559122 This club has been operating for more than 10 years, making it one hangout with a reputation for good food, and good entertainment. La Vida Lounge @ Holiday Villa, Subang Tel: 03-56338788 For some live entertainment, it represents a celebration of life in all its vibrancy and grandeur. The Pub @ Holiday Inn, Glenmarie, Shah Alam Tel: 03-78031000 Offering good live entertainment in a warm and respectable setting.

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After 5, E-108, East Wing Metropolitan Square, Jalan PJU8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana. Tel: 03-7726 1108 Bar Celona, Oasis Boulevard 3, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15. Tel: 03-5621 8858 Barcode, 113 Block E Phileo Damansara 1. Tel: 03 7660 1606 Barn Thai Jazzaurant, Lot E7, 1st Floor, One Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama. Tel: 03-7726 6699 Bondi Beach Grill & Bar, Lot 146, 1st Floor, The Curve, No. 6 PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7729 2441 Brussels Beer Café, L-20-6, Block L, Jaya One, No. 72A Jalan Universiti. Tel: 03-7954 2000 Café Flam, Unit OB2-G-U1 & U2, Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway. Tel: 03-7492 0068 Cigar Divan, Eastin Hotel, 13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16. Tel: 03-7665 1111 Euphoria by Ministry of Sound, Sunway Lagoon Resort, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway. Tel: 03 7495 1788 La Cocina Restaurant & Tapas Bar, 38, Jalan USJ 9/5P, Subang Central, UEP. Tel: 03-8023 2395 Laundry Bar, Lot G75 & 76, Ground Floor, Western Courtyard, The Curve, No. 6 PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7728 1715 Merchant English Pub, Armada Hotel, Lorong Utara C Section 52. Tel: 03-7954 6888 The Mystery, Lot G53, Ground Floor, The Curve, No. 6 PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7725 7885 Q Bar, K6 - K9 Sunway Pyramid, 3 Jalan. PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway. Tel: 03 7491 3668 Republic, Lot OB3-G-5-8, Ground & 1st Floor, Sunway Pyramidm, Bandar Sunway, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15. Tel: 03-5631 8661 Ritz Bistro & Fun Pub, G-1, Jaya Square, 7343 Jalan SS17/2, 47500 Subang Jaya. Tel: 03 5637 8400 Rush, Ballroom Level, Eastin Hotel, 13 Jalan 16/11, Jln Damansara. Tel: 03 7665 5123 The Sanctuary Restro Club, Lot 151-151A, 1st Floor, The Curve, No. 6 PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7710 5033 Titanium Super Dance Club, 101 Block A, Phileo Damansara 2, Off Jalan Damansara. Tel: 03 7721 2868 Waikiki Bar, 1st Floor, Kelab Syabas, Lorong Sultan. Tel: 03 7957 3040 79

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The best way to experience the local way of life is to participate in our homestays. Here, you will be welcomed as family and will participate in your foster family’s daily activities – absorbing their culture, tasting their food, getting a go at their daily livelihood and enjoy their warm hospitality.

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Generally, most homestays in this state are villagers of Javanese decent and run small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) to elevate their level of economy. Hence, you will be able to see their efforts to improve their way of life and how they can sustain in this modern era of information and technology. 81


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Homestay Sungai Haji Dorani Sungai Besar Contact: Abdul Rahman Daud, 013-6077025 30 houses with 52 rooms participate in this unique programme. Various activities are offered to tourists which include fishing for eels at the paddy fields, pounding paddy manually and drawing batik.

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Homestay Batu 23 Sungai Nibong Sabak Bernam Contact: Rusni Haji Dimyati, 019-6319141 The village highlights strong Javanese influence of their ancestors. Thus, activities include gamelan musical instruments and wayang kulit, an exceptional shadow-puppet theatre performance. Homestay Papitusulem Sekinchan Contact: Zainurin, 017-2712260 The name Papitusulem is an acronym for the Javanese words, ‘Parit Pitu Sungai Leman’ (Leman River 7th pathway). Activities include Silat Lincah, a traditional art of self-defence; Kuda Kepang dance and going around the village on motorbikes.

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Homestay Kampung Endah Banting Contact: Mat/Ramlan, 013-6321158/013-6456489 From a modest beginning in year 2000, 33 houses now participate in this programme. In 2005, this homestay won second place in the homestay competition at the national level. Here, you will be able to learn the art of making nasi ambeng, a popular local delicacy. You can also experience playing the congkak and batu seremban, two very commonly-played traditional games. Homestay Kampung Batu Laut Tanjung Sepat Contact: Haji Bajuri, 013-3925164 This is the oldest village in the Kuala Langat area. As most of the villagers originate from Melaka, the houses that exist in this village were once decked like those of Malaccan architecture. Among the activities available for tourists are fishing, longan planting and you might even be able to experience a Javanese-styled wedding. Homestay Kampung Kundang Kuala Langat Contact: Arman Saeman, 019-6431816 This village got its name from the kundang, a type of fruit that can be found almost everywhere, here. As the village is located nearby the beach, you will be able to experience first-hand life as a fisherman. Other activities held are similar to other homestays, like silat, kompang and kuda kepang performances. Homestay Air Manis Sabak Bernam Contact: Haji Subani Haji Marzuki, 016-6895763 It is set amidst huge paddy fields and tourists can visit nearby oil palm, coconut and honeydew plantations.

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Homestay Banghuris Sepang Contact: Haji Basir Wagiman This is among the most visited homestay in the state, with over 2,500 visitors a year. Three villages are combined, offering a huge variation of activities for tourists.

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Homestay Sungai Tengi Kuala Kubu Baru Contact: Mohd Fadzli/Adnan, 013-3756175/019-+3467372 Visitors will be taken to visit oil palm plantations, its mill, fruit orchards, paddy fields and the deer farm. Homestay Kampung Sungai Lang Tengah Banting Contact: 019-6632047 A large village with over 300 houses. Here, you can experience for yourself, the preparation and process of making tempe and tapai, two favourite delicacies of the locals, and the process of moulding clay into vases and pots.

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Homestay Sungai Kertas – Bougainvillea Batu Caves Contact: Harun Maadah, 019-6904807 The village got its name from the Bougainvilleas, a type of flower that is easily found here. Among its attraction include a visit to the nearest Ulu Yam Waterfall and you could even renew your wedding vows by going through our local wedding rituals. You would also be able to get to know the aborigines that exist in this village. Homestay Sepintas Sabak Bernam Contact: Ahmad Yatim/Mohd Khair, 019-6441721/019-2367197 This village is located along the Bernam River. Hence, tourists would be able to enjoy nature at its best along the river. You will also be taken to see how prawns are captured and the process of making cooking oil. One unique characteristics in this village is that the music played here is influenced by the middle-east.

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Homestay Seri Kayangan Sabak Bernam Contact: Masnan Pardi, 016-2903078 Traditional martial arts, delicacies and games are available for tourists to experience first-hand.

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Homestay Kanchong Darat Banting Contact: Mahyuddin, 019-3854505 ‘Kanchong’ is a water tumbler made by bamboo and ‘Darat’ means land. Their specialty includes making kederol, a Javanese traditional tidbit made from sweet potatoes. This village is also home to the famous Sidek siblings from a family that produced the best badminton talents in the world, during their reign. Homestay Sungai Sireh Kuala Selangor Contact: Selamat Surib, 013-3051470 Another homestay with a breathtaking view of paddy fields, you will be truly mesmerised by its beauty.

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Sungai Selangor, Kuala Kubu Baru A very popular destination for whitewater activities in the state, it has rapids that are reputed to meet Olympic standards for whitewater kayaking. The upper river are graded as II-III grade where this section provides the run for tubing and fun inflatable kayaking when water levels are low. The lower river, however is graded II-IV providing the thrills and spills for whitewater rafting and kayaking on its entire 7 kilometres. Contact: Tracks Adventure, 03-60651767 Khersonese Expeditions, 03-60645040 Nomad Adventure, 03-80245152

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Parks A nice walk in the park in the midst of greeneries and specially designated path for joggers would be quite relaxing. In most parks, calming lakes and a small playground for children are perched in between, for a complete family experience. Jaya Recreational Park Jalan Timur, PJ Aman Recreational Park Seksyen 14, PJ Kelana Jaya Recreational Park SS7, PJ Subang Ria Recreational Park Jalan Kewajipan, Subang Indah Recreational Park Persiaran Tasik, Shah Alam

Golf Malaysia is considered to be among the countries in Southeast Asia with golf clubs of high quality and standards. In Selangor, there are more than 50 golf courses. Here, we shall list down the more popular ones that are recognised internationally and locally.

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The Mines Resort and Golf Club Seri Kembangan Tel: 03-89432288 mines.com.my

Tropicana Golf and Country Club Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-78048888 www.tropicanagolf.com

Kota Permai Golf and Country Club Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam Tel: 03-51223700 www.kotapermai.com.my

Saujana Golf and Country Club Shah Alam Tel: 03-78461466 www.saujana.com.my

Glenmarie Golf and Country Club Shah Alam Tel: 03-78039090 www.glenmarie.com.my

Monterez Golf and Country Club Shah Alam Tel: 03-78465989 www.monterez-golf.com Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf Club Shah Alam Tel: 03-55105872 www.kgsaas.com.my

Bowling Ampang Superbowl Level 3, Ampang Point Shopping Complex Ampang Tel: 03-42521781

Kelab Golf Darul Ehsan Ampang Tel: 03-42572333 www.berjayaclubs.com/kde

U-Bowl 4th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77256399

Kelab Golf Negara Subang Kelana Jaya, PJ Tel: 03-78760388 www.subanggolf.com

Sunway Mega Lanes First Floor, Sunway Pyramid Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-74926307

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Bukit Beruntung Golf and Country Club Serendah, Rawang Tel: 03-60281888 www.bbgcr.com


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Ampang Superbowl Puchong 2nd Floor, IOI Mall Puchong Tel: 03-80648833

Go-kart City Karting Enterprise Shah Alam Stadium Tel: Wai Leong, 03-55125868 www.citykarting.com

Rock Climbing Camp 5 1 Utama Shopping Centre Bandar Utama Tel: 03-78455561 www.camp-5.com The Summit Climbing Gym, The Summit Subang USJ Tel: 03-80245152 www.noamdadventure.com

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Sepang International Circuit (SIC) Sepang Tel: 03-87782200 malaysiangp.com.my Paragliding Paramotor Adventure (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 03-89436571 / 019-2167526 www.paraglidingmalaysia.com


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places We have many interesting places for sightseeing where you can enjoy breathtaking sceneries, cool calm atmosphere and historical heritage sites, away from the busy and hectic city life.


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The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is renowned internationally for its tropical forestry research. The 600-hectare area was gazetted in 1926 to conduct research into the sustainable management of Malaysia’s rainforest. Since then, it has excelled in its efforts for rainforest conservation and education.

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Apart from its wide range of services to industries, the huge area provides excellent facilities for visitors. There is an information centre, a museum, species of trees and plants that are well-labelled, clearlymarked trails, maps and an education centre that is managed by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). Register at the info centre first if you would like your itinerary sorted out. They also have a guided tour of the area but you would need to book in advance for availability.

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You have the option to brave the humidity and mosquitoes and wander straight into the forest or simply take leisure walks down the paved roads that runs along several lovely arboreta (an aboretum is a wide open space planted with specific species). Here, you can find the matured species of trees that were planted from back then which have been researched extensively. Useful data on forestry and ecology were collected and through time, Malaysian scientists have developed and fine-tuned technologies to make more efficient use of forest products. The 150 species of dipterocarp arboretum is world-renowned and widely referenced by scientists. For those who prefer a little bit more adventure, there are four jungle tracks for you to choose. They are the Keruing Trail, Engkabang Trail, Salleh Trail and the more complicated Rover Track. They will all take you into a breathtaking atmosphere of beautiful secondary forests. The three trails are basically flat, easier to tread and ranges about 1-1½km long. Therefore, you can generally finish the trail in 30 minutes. Rover track, however, is around 3km long, cuts through thick forest and shrub layers. About 300 metres into the trail, you will reach two separate paths – one that leads into a hilly climb, up Bukit Nolang (290m above sea level) where the famous Canopy Walkway is sited, whereas the other path leads you to Sungai Kroh Picnic Area, where a small waterfall resides. Here is where you are able to spread your picnic mats as you enjoy the cool, serene and tranquility that engulfs the surrounding. Shelters and restrooms are available for picknickers.

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If you didn’t get a chance to pack lunch, there is a canteen near the information centre that serves decent Malay food.

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The main attraction in FRIM would be the Canopy Walkway. It is 150m in length and built quite sturdy on five large rainforest tree tops, 30m above the ground. The walkway was initially erected for the benefit of scientists to study flora and fauna at treetop level but it is now open to the public. However, there is a maximum allowance of 250 people per day and only accessible from 9.30am to 2.30pm as the afternoon winds can be too strong and may pose a threat. Therefore, you must obtain permission at the information centre beforehand and ensure that you reach the walkway on time. Registration closes at 1pm. If you are interested to set camp here to experience the exuberant life of the wilderness at night, prior arrangement and permission should be sought. Note: Entrance Fee: RM5 per car RM1 per person Canopy Walkway Fee: RM 5 Adults RM 3 Students (Age 13 years onwards) RM 1 Children (Age 7 to 12 years)

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Batu Caves is set in a natural limestone hill and synonymous with Thaipusam, a religious festival for the Hindus. Apart from this popular cave, Batu Caves is also the name of the surrounding residential area.

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The cave is probably one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, specially dedicated to Lord Murugan. During the religious festival of Thaipusam, over a million devotees and tourists gather at this spot to witness the colourful spectacle of devotees and their various kavadis. This has made it one of the largest annual gatherings, worldwide.

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Batu Caves is located in the district of Gombak, just 13km north of the capital city. The limestone forming the cave is said to be around 400 years old. The cave, although known for its existence among the aborigines who once lived in the area, it however, was discovered around 130 years ago and became a popular picnic spot for the British colonials and their wives. Soon after, the local Hindu population was said to have believed that the cave was a holy site for Murugan (also known as Subramaniam) and the Hindu soon made this site as their place of worship by making pilgrimages here. There are three main caves and a few smaller ones but it was the central Temple Cave that made this site popular. It can be reached through 272 flght of stairs that rise next to a 43m tall golden statue of Lord Murugan. On the way up the stairs, do keep a lookout for the macaque monkeys as they make both sides of the stairway their playground. Please be sure to keep from view items such as souvenirs, cameras, sunglasses, food and drinks from these bold creatures as they are not afraid to snatch those items away from your grasp. Do not feed the monkeys either as they would be dependent on humans for food.

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At the bottom of the steps, lies an Art Gallery. In here, statues and wall paintings depicting Hindu deities and mythology are displayed. Today, Batu Caves not only welcomes devotees, tourists and visitors but also avid rock-climbers and seasonal BASE jumpers as well.

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Half way to the top, a path on your left will lead you to Gua Gelap (Dark Caves). At a fee of RM35/25 for an adult/child, the Malaysian Nature Society will bring you through a half-hour guided tour of the cave. The Dark Cave features amazing stalactites and stalagmites formations and some species of creatures that cannot be found elsewhere. Be careful though, as the caves can be damp and muddy. So, be sure to wear proper foot wear.


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The Gombak district boasts plenty of greeneries and many tourist attractions. It was created on 1 February 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Apart from the famous Batu Caves that lie in its vicinity, it is also home to the Orang Asli (aborigines). And as Shah Alam is famous for the UiTM education centre, Gombak is frequented by students and faculty staff of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The Orang Asli Museum Gombak is the original home of the Temuan, Selangor’s biggest Orang Asli tribe with a population of about 16,000 people. In this area, there is a designated hospital, school and research centre, mostly run by the Jabatan Hal-Ehwal Orang Asli (Department of Orang Asli Affairs, JHEOA).

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It contains excellent collections and artifacts, as well as large photographs and neatly arranged posters. On the lower level of the three-level museum is a mini-theatre where briefings are done to group visits. It can accommodate about 100 people and well-equipped with an audio-visual system. Apart from those, there is a special tribute to the Senoi Praaq. Senoi Praaq means fighting people where it refers to the two battalions of the Police Field Force that was formed in 1956 to fight the communist guerillas. They consist of orang asli and fought in deep jungles. There is also a library which is open to students and academicians for research purpose. However, prior permission needs to be obtained before any reading material are taken out. Just outside the museum, there is a small handicraft centre with items made by the Orang Asli such as carvings and wooden masks made by the Mah Meri, another aborigines tribe who lives at a coastal area in Selangor.

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The museum is a must visit while in Gombak. Just 24km away from Batu Caves, it opens everyday except Friday, from 9.30am – 5.00pm and admission is free. Here, you can learn about the Temuan and other indigenous people of peninsular Malaysia – their history, their ancient customs and traditions, their socio-economic development, musical instruments, personal adornments, arts, costumes, hunting and agricultural tools and traditional medicine.


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Commonwealth Park Located beside the trunk road heading to Rawang from Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the more scenic and beautifully landscaped gardens in Malaysia and launched in 1993 to commemorate the 14th Commonwealth Forest Conference. The park is stretched across more than 620 hectares of land and is a blend of dense jungle and landscaped gardens, camping grounds, chalets, jogging tracks, hiking trails and other amenities to give visitors the feeling of cool greenery and tranquility. Unlike the wild, there are no mosquitoes in this area. However, you can hear the call of the wild here but it is totally safe to explore the park. For adventure lovers, a short three or four-kilometre trail will bring you to nearby hills, passing some small waterfalls and streams. There is also a growing popularity to horse riding where the park easily facilitates this interest with about 20 horses in its stable.

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The recreational forest makes a great weekend getaway for families and group of friends as it holds a special appeal for those who seek calm and tranquility in the surrounding greenery and cool flowing clear waters. There is a picnic area, camping ground, chalets and jungle trekking trails. It is also a haven for various species of birds and monkeys. Ampang Look Out Point Ampang Look Out Point is set on top of the hill and offers visitors a clear view of our city center which looks absolutely amazing after sunset. A few restaurants located in the area serve wonderful dishes for those who prefer to dine on a scenic backdrop. As the winding road leading to the Look Out Point can get really dark, it is advisable that you plan your trip so that you will arrive before the sun sets. You can then have a nice dinner at the many restaurants in the area and then take a slow walk to its observation tower where you will be able to see a spectacular night view of Kuala Lumpur and parts of Selangor. There is no public transportation to take you up the Point but you can take the LRT to Cempaka Station and take a taxi from there. Driving from the city centre will take you 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic but it will only take 10 minutes to the top from the LRT station.

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The Kanching Recreational Forest is a breathtaking 478-hectare with cascading waterfalls. It offers visitors a cool and relaxing environment. There are seven levels of waterfall but the more popular spot for picnickers are the second and third levels. This is where the waterfalls form spacious pools and bouldered streams.

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Kuala literally means rivermouth in the Malay language and Kuala Selangor is a small town where Sungai Selangor (Selangor River) meets the sea. The little coastal town is located about 50km north of Klang and about an hour’s drive from Shah Alam. As it is located a little off the normal tourism route, the town basically still maintains its traditional kampung (village) atmosphere.

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Kuala Selangor was an old royal capital of Selangor. It was conquered by the Dutch in 1784 while attempting to expand from their base in Melaka for a share in the tin trade of Perak and Selangor. By the end of the 17th century, the Bugis conquered it and in 1857, the Selangor government was formed.

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Due to that, Kuala Selangor posesses many historical sites that exist on Bukit Melawati. Apart from that, there are a few charming tourists attractions like Kuala Selangor Nature Park and the Firefly Park. Bukit MAlawati According to history, the second Sultan of Selangor built a fort to repel attacks from the Dutch during his reign (1778-1826). It fell into the hands of the Dutch for about a year and after that became a battle ground to fight against the English. Today, there are several remnants from the past that appeal to those interested in its history. A few leftover cannons and foundation stones attract visitors here for their historical values. But apart from being a historical site, being at the top of the hill gives you an excellent panoramic view of Selangor coastline. You would be able to see the Straits of Malacca on a clear day, or bask in the warmth of a sunset on a calm evening. Some fishing settlements are within view as well.

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The hill is also home to the Silver-Leafed Monkeys and Long-Tailed Macaques. You can purchase peanuts from vendors around the area and feed them. Although the Silver-Leafed are generally quite gentle, visitors are advised to be cautious with the Long-Tailed Macaques as they can be highly mischevious. Just be careful when feeding them as they are considered wild creatures and can be dangerous when provoked. Batu Hampar (Execution Rock) Set at the centre of Kota Melawati entrance. It has a large boulder on top of it where the legend says that it is a site where traitors are beheaded. Location of New Moon Sighting A simple latticed structure was constructed for the purpose of sighting the ‘new moon’ to determine the start of Ramadan (the fasting month for Muslims), Syawal (end of fasting celebration for the Muslims) and Hari Raya Haji. Dutch Hill During the Dutch occupation, this place was called, Utrecht Fort, after the name of the Dutch that defeated Raja Haji at Teluk Ketapang. The hill is said to be the first defense fort for the Dutch with a big tree that acts as a lookout tower for enemy sightings.

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It was a burial ground for the first three Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin (1742-1778) Sultan Ibrahim (1778-1826) Sultan Mahmud (1826-1857)

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Their family members were also laid to rest here. Seven Wells Originally, there was a well which contain seven springs that were never dry even during the droughts. Now, only a few remain and the rest lay buried. Some visitors use water from the well to fulfill their vows. Busut Malawati (Malawati Mound) It is located just 80 yards from the town gate and was built out of a land measuring 20x20 feet with a height of 15 feet in the era of Sultan Ibrahim. At that time, it was built to enable the Sultan to rest and watch his favourite cock-fighting sport. The location also served as a place to store government treasures and belongings. Visitors will also find the angsan trees that are around 200 years old.

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A penggawa is the sultan’s most trusted protector. The cannon was brought to Jugra, Selangor’s second capital, to be displayed there after it was discovered in 1966 in Sungai Buloh. However, it was said that the cannon ‘refused’ to stay put and was brought here to guard the old sultans. The Meriam Penggawa is a sacred cannon and was said to explode on its own when a calamity is about to befall the Selangor Royal Family. Thus it is always wrapped in yellow cloth to prevent it from blasting itself. Malawati Fort Built by the Malay during the second Sultan of Selangor reign to protect Kuala Selangor from the Dutch’s attack. During the invasion, this fort collapsed but was reconstructed and renamed Fort Altingsburg, after the Dutch Governor-General. A year later, it was recaptured by Sultan Ibrahim and held through more battles until the British occupation in 1874. What’s left of the fort is an external wall and three original cannons that point out to sea. The Hundred Steps The steps that lead down from the Melawati Gate to the foot of the hill is known as the Hundred Steps. These steps were once the only pathway to the town of Kuala Selangor.

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The well contains water poisoned from a mixture of latex and itchy bamboo shoots. It was used to torture traitors where they were placed inside the well with the water level reaching their chin. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park Kampung Kuantan is known for its fireflies (or kelip-kelip, as it is fondly called by the locals) that dwell along its river banks and feeding on the Berembang trees that grow well in brackish water. The mangrove trees with its scientific name, Sonneratia Casolaris, can be found until 8km upstream and 18km downstream to Kuala Selangor.

Located about nine kilometres from the town of Kuala Selangor, the site is known as one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. Take a small boat into the quiet darkness at night and you might find yourself amazingly enthralled by the thousands of fireflies that flicker. At dusk, the fireflies gather in Berembang trees to feed on its tree sap and flash to attact a mate. Although both the male and female species light up, only the males do it together in unison! Boats can be chartered at the jetty of Kampung Kuantan for these nocturnal tours. Viewing time starts from sundown at 7.30pm to 10.30pm. There is ample parking space for visitors and a good information centre where you can also obtain souvenirs. Each boat holds 4 passengers and costs RM40 per boat. The ticket include a drink and a packet of local snacks just in case you get hungry during the boat ride. To help protect this rare sightings, you are also advised against the use of flash cameras and capture the glowing bugs. 112


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Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna. It comprises over 200 hectares of coastal land where a large part of it is mangrove swamps. Mangrove ecosystems are extraordinary in that they protect the coastline, serve as fish breeding ground, give refuge to diverse wildlife and supply wood. But Kuala Selangor Nature Park is much more than just mangrove trees in a swamp. The park stretches over 800 acres of three distinct habitat which include inland secondary forests, muddy estuaries and mudflats, and a brackish lake that is inhibited by wetland animals. The area also has more than 150 species of birds and an estimated 100,000 wading birds, comprising 30 species, passing through here on their annual migration. Thus, birdwatching is perhaps one interesting activity here. There are four trails to take to view the wildlife. They are the Egret Trail (550 metres), Pangolin Trail (1km), Coastal Bund (1.7km) and Langur Trail (1.1km) which lasts approximately 30 minutes, 50 minutes, 2 hours and 2 ½ hours, respectively. Observation hides and towers are available to visitors. You are advised to bring along binoculars and camera with telephoto lens in order to see a better view of the birds and other animals. There are also chalets for those who are interested to experience a night in the wilderness. Entrance Rates: RM4 for adults, RM2 for MNS members, RM1 for children

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Chalet rental: Chalet (3 pax) with attached bathroom – RM45 per night (RM40 for MNS members); A-Frame Hut (2 pax) – RM25 per night (RM20 for MNS members) Pusat Konservasi HIDUPAN LIAR REZAB SG. Dusun Tapir is recorded as a protected wildlife species under the Convention on International Trade in Engangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. This endangered species is not widely found and Malaysia is considered one of its safe havens. As the numbers of Tapir has been dwindling throughout the years, it is natural that a research center for conservation and reproduction is made available in the country. The conservation ex-situ method allows the maintenance of the species in facilities such as botanical gardens, arboretta or the zoo, outside of their original habitat. This research centre has been successful in the reproduction of tapirs. At this centre, research on tapir’s behaviour in captivity is carried out. As the tapir is a delicate and fragile animal, intensive monitoring is done. Paired tapirs for reproduction will be separated when either one of them displays an aggressive character. This is to prevent serious injuries which can lead to death. The reproduction of wildlife species in captivity is carried out to ensure the species is not exposed to any critical risks of being extinct. The species are nursed before they are independent enough to be sent back into the wild.

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It sits on a 22km stretch of beach looking over the calm waters of the Straits of Malacca. Though easily accessible, the site is still unknown to many and the shores are practically still untouched in this part of Sepang. Sepang, can be reached through a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city center, is well known for its world-class infrastructure and events, based on the state-of-the-art facilities offered at KLIA and droves of tourists who come to Sepang regularly to catch the Malaysian leg of Formula 1 racing. This RM3 billion project is an added feature to the existing internationally acclaimed developments in Sepang, which will be showcased in a resort-like setting. The crown jewel of the whole development complex surely must be the Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas and Spa. Situated in a 5000-acres mixed development area,   the unique design of the luxurious villas will entice the most astute of holiday makers and the breadth of activities available will ensure that there’s something for everyone. One of the main attractions of Sepang Goldcoast is the eclectic mix of culture and nature.   Luscious green mangroves with a breathtaking sight of the serene coastline greet weary travelers, where the sounds of the waves breaking across the beach becomes music to your ears.

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Sepang Goldcoast is fast becoming the talk of the town. The new purpose-built tourist destination is just a stone’s throw away from the gateway to Malaysia - the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal Building (LCCT), and destined to become one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

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Sepang Goldcoast – Harmonises Mother Nature and the City


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The concept is to educate the public on the importance of our ecological system in rivers, mangroves and coastline, in a relaxing and joyful environment. Much of the well-formed mangrove forest land will be untouched by the development and presents as one of the main attractions for visitors. Guests have the privilege to choose from 392 villas ranging from studios to 2 or 3 room suites. These villas are built  from the shoreline stretching right into the sea reaching as far as 1.2km. The cultural styling takes its roots from the Polynesian and Maldivian architecture, creating a relaxing spot with a scenic view of the waters and beyond. The interior however is adorned with a more modern Malaysian flavour.   Guests have the opportunity to sample this unique mix for themselves as they prepare for the variety of activities and facilities that Sepang Goldcoast have to offer, including a gastronomical adventure to suit one’s taste buds. Culinary delights from all over the world would be found in several thematic restaurants and dining areas.

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The waterfalls, rivers and lakes in Selangor are popular picnic spots among the locals esepcially during weekends. Most of them are set in a forest reserve or desginated recreational forest. They have basic amenities like ample parking space, picnic grounds, changing rooms and toilets.

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Sungai Tua Waterfalls The Sungai Tua Recreational Forest welcomes visitors with its refreshing friendly atmosphere. It is an perfect retreat for families where special picnic spots are available amidst the cascading waterfalls and forested slopes. Hulu Langat District Sungai Gabai Waterfalls This must be one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the state where it offers a picturesque view of 12 levels of waterfalls. The fall is estimated to be 100 metre high and to reach them, you would need to climb a total of 336 steps to the very top. At the foot of the fall is a series of pool suitable for swimming There is also an Orang Asli Village from the Orang Asli Sungai Gabai Resettlement Programme, where 12 homes of the Temuan tribe rests in the area. Entrance fee to the waterfall is RM2 per car. Sungai Tekala Waterfalls It spans across 2.5 acres and there are 7 levels of waterfalls. The fall is an ideal getaway for the entire family as you will be able to reach the waterfalls within 10 minutes from the entrance. During the weekends, the place can get a little crowded with as many as 3,000 people. Entrance is RM1 per adult and RM0.50 per child. The park opens from 7am-7pm everyday.

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Sungai Congkak Sungai Congkak (Congkak River) runs through the Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest. It is a perfect retreat for city dwellers as you can swim in the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by lush and serene lowland Dipterocarp forest. Those interested in climbing, you can explore Bukit Chenuang (Chenuang Hill) which rises 850m above sea level. Rawang Kundang Lake This area was formerly an abandoned tin mine but has been transformed into a nice recreational area that is suitable for the entire family. There are facilities for water sports like water scooter, windsurfing and waterskiing. The shady trees and calm surroundings make this area a pleasant spot for picnic. And if you like to fish, the lake is filled with a On land, there is a challenging motorcross and 4WD track nearby.

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It is a three-tiered waterfall set amidst lush greenery. The place is suitable for picnics and jungle treks, via a footpath which will take you through an approximately 40-minute walk. You may even wade your way through the stream but be prepared to get wet and becareful with the slippery rocks.

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Sungai Batangsi Waterfalls


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Zoo Negara or the National Zoo, was first opened in 1963. It is owned and managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society and has a collection of a wide range of animals from across the globe. Apart from showcasing the animals, the zoo emphasises on four other main areas such as conservation, education, research and recreation. It is located in Hulu Kelang, about 13km from the capital city and spans across 110 acres of land. The zoo contains about 5,000 animals from over 400 species which include the birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. Scheduled performances by the orangutans, and sea lions are a hit especially with the children. Children can also experience riding on a horse, camel or an elephant.

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During the weekends, the zoo is kept busy and crowded with families and group outings spread across its picnic grounds and lake. The zoo opens everyday from 9am to 5pm and a normal admission fee of RM15 for adults and RM6 for children and senior citizens are applicable.

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The Shah Alam State Monument can be found on the way to the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building, a state secretariat building. It has a sweeping arch, reflecting pools and gold inscriptions on gray Selangor granite. One would enjoy such cool and calming atmosphere on this stony setting thus, it is a favourite location for shutterbugs and tourists.

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Shah Alam State Monument

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Bandar Palace Bandar Palace is located just eight kilometres from Banting. The palace was built on 13 acres of land with lush landscape. It was built in 1905 by Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah and the Sultan was very much involved in the planning of its construction and architecture, and the decoration of the palace. After it was completed, the Sultan resided in the palace for 35 years. From here, he ruled the state, held key official and religious ceremonies and received various important British and foreign dignitaries. The design of the palace reveals intricate Malay architecture with a mixture of Chinese influence from the masterful craftsmen from China that were shipped in to assist in the making of the wooden carvings. The exterior façade displays western influence and you will also see traces of Indian and Middle Eastern elegance. Be pleasantly amazed at its elaborate construction where cengal wood and marble were used extensively. The durability of the structure is also clearly evident as the palace still stands strong even after a century.

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Located in the Royal town of Klang, the towering silver-coloured keris symbolises power, strength and unity. The monument has a historical significance because it was erected to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Sultan of Selangor’s installation in 1985.

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Little India Little India is located on a main road in southern Klang at Jalan Tengku Kelana. It is the biggest Indian street in Malaysia and runs only about 150m. As per any Indian streets, the stretch looks vibrant with many items on sale amidst blaring Tamil music and the smell of incense. Foreign and local tourists would come for its myriad of items available such as sarees, colourful accessories like bangles and necklaces, textiles, carpets, Indian delicacies, gold jewellery and flowers. While browsing for items to buy, you can also get your hand drawn on with henna for that beautiful Indian art of temporary ‘tatoo’. Be sure to bargain before you make any purchase as fierce competition among shop owners provides an enlightening shopping experience for customers. Come over just before the Deepavali celebration and you will see the street transformed into a colourful atmosphere, perfectly suited for their festival of light. The shop owners usually come together to decorate the street and walkways weeks before the festival, usually attracting tourists from as far as Singapore.

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Sekinchan Padi Field This little town in the Sabak Bernam district is the main rice-bowl area of Selangor. Visitors can see large plots of land cultivated to produce the staple food of Malaysians. Here is also where a more advanced mechanised farming methods and high-yield of rice are used and produced, compared to other paddy fields in the country. To fully appreciate the simplicity and charming small town life, you can stay over at the Sungai Haji Dorani Homestay.

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Also, do be mindful of your surrounding while you shop since the walkway can be very narrow during busy periods and snatch thefts do occur occasionally. Although police would patrol the street every once in awhile, the best safety precaution should be practiced by the individual.

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Parking is limited on this stretch. Therefore, it is advisable for visitors to take the public transport – take the train from KL Sentral and alight at Klang station. It is only 10 minutes away from the train station.


interests For a more varied itinerary, Selangor offers many more places to visit such as museums, libraries, theme parks, places of worship, skating rink, cinemas and spas to meet your interests.


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Sultan Alam Shah Museum Persiaran Bandaraya 40000 Shah Alam Tel: 03-55190050/55197604

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The name of the museum takes after the seventh Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sir Hishamuddin Alam Shah Alhaj. There are six exhibition halls that display diverse collections and artifacts relevant to the history, culture and heritage of Selangor.

Muzium Petaling Jaya Jalan 10/7, Seksyen 10, Taman Jaya 46000 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79548122 If you would like to know more about the history of one of the best city to stay in Malaysia, head to PJ Museum which is located opposite Amcorp Mall. They have three galleries displaying the History of PJ Origin, the History of PJ Administration and the Development and Expansion of PJ.

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Galeri DiRaja Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Bangunan Sultan Suleiman 41000 Klang Tel: 03-3373 6500 This royal gallery is housed in a building which was formerly used as a British administration office during the colonial era and a war headquarters by the Japanese army during World War II. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the ninth Sultan of Selangor then instructed that the historical buiding be converted into a royal gallery in 2005. It is named after his late father who was the eighth Sultan of Selangor and the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The gallery features a rich history and heritage of the Selangor Sultanate, spanning from 1745 to the present era and showcases the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah’s childhood and early years as a crown prince, his career in military and public offices until the years as ruler. There is a Royal Collection section that consists of his personal belongings and replicas of Selangor’s crown jewels. 129

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The museum is a must visit while in Gombak. Just 24km away from Batu Caves, it opens everyday except Friday, from 9.30am – 5.00pm and admission is free. You can learn about the Temuan and other indigenous people of peninsular Malaysia – their history, their ancient customs and traditions, their socio-economic development, musical instruments, personal adornments, arts, costumes, hunting and agricultural tools and traditional medicine.

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Muzium Orang Asli Gombak KM 24, Jalan Pahang Gombak


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Kompleks Taman Seni Islam Selangor No 2A, Persiaran Damai, Seksyen 10 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5510 9001

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Translates as Selangor’s Islamic Art Complex, it was built for Restu Foundation for their efforts in the creation of the Quranic (or the holy book of Al-Quran) manuscript supplemented with traditional Malay and Islamic decorative motifs, aptly named, AlQuran Mushaf Malaysia. The complex exhibits not only that but also other various forms of Islamic arts such as calligraphy, crafts and much more. Come pay this place a visit as you would be enthralled by the many unique features of everything Islamic. High 5 Bread Town Lot 72, Persiaran Jubli Perak, Seksyen 21 40000 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5192 2888 High 5 Bread Town provides visitors with a fascinating interactive tour at Silverbird’s RM100mil state-of-the-art plant in Shah Alam. It was certified as the First Bread Museum in Malaysia by the Malaysia Book of Records. Here, you will be able to watch and experience how bread and bread-making has evolved through history spanning more than 5,000 years, starting with the Egyptians. There is a skywalk at a height of 293m above ground as a passageway for visitors to view the process of bread-making. Thus, making this visit an unforgettable experience.

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Situated 53km from Shah Alam and about 40km from Klang, this Historical Muzium of Kuala Selangor was once the official residence of Kuala Selangor’s district officers.

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The museum holds many historical artifacts regarding Kuala Selangor as the initial administration site of the entire state of Selangor and bore witness the start of Selangor’s royal monarchy in 1766 where Raja Lumu was upheld as the first Sultan of Selangor.

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Muzium Sejarah Daerah Kuala Selangor No. 1 Puncak Bukit Malawati 45000 Kuala Selangor Tel: 03-3289 6115

Muzium Daerah Sabak Bernam (Pertanian dan Perikanan) Jalan Pasar 45200 Sabak Bernam Tel: 03-3216 5586 / 3216 1225 This museum showcases agricultural and fisheries exhibits that is synonymous with the cultural heritage of Sabak Bernam. It starts with the chronological activity of farming in Sabak Bernam which consists of the planting of padi, padi fields, coconut trees, palm oil, banana trees, coffee, rubber and cocoa plantations. Meanwhile, the fisheries section showcases how fishing became another source of income for the Sabak Bernam population. The early history of Sabak Bernam is also a highlight in this museum.

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theme parks Sunway Lagoon 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-5639 0000

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Sunway Lagoon is Malaysia’s first and premier theme park that offers spectacular adventure and never-ending excitement. It offers a segmentised feature of Extreme Park, Amusement Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park and Scream Park. It was opened in 1993 and features ultra-modern facilities. With a beautifully massive shopping centre adjoining it, an international standard well-suited hotel coupled with its efforts to constantly offer innovative elements to the public, this theme park is vastly popular among locals and foreign tourists. The Mines Wonderland, Batu 10 1/2, Jalan Sungai Besi, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Tel: 03-8942 5010 / 948 7402 This area was formerly an 80-hectare tin mine lake but was developed into a massive tourist attraction. Water is the main element in this park as it connects the park to other Mines Resort City components like the exhibition centre, showroom, shopping centre and the resort hotel. One of the things you shouldn’t miss is the country’s first snow house and the region’s most spectacular water fountain, waltzing with precision-perfect timing. 132


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The Wet World Water Park faces the scenic Shah Alam Lake. It was developed as a childfriendly park for a wholesome fun for the entire family. The level of the water in the park is no higher than one metre deep and its range of attraction includes Cascading Waterfalls, Atlantis City, Big Splash and Treasure Island.

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Wet World Water Park, Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Tel: 03-5510 2588 / 5510 7695


places of worship The Blue Mosque

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The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah or also known as the Blue Mosque amongst the locals is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia. Perched just next to the Shah Alam lake, it has the capacity to accommodate 24,000 devotees at a time. During its construction, it was said to have the world’s tallest minarets although it has now fallen second place. But the blue dome is still the largest dome of its kind in the world. It is a three-storey structure which incorporates elements of Islamic and Malay architecture. The reigning Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin himself was very much involved in the planning and construction of the mosque. He was so involved in it that he even chose the site for the mosque and contributed four chandeliars worth RM2 million. The mosque took 12 years to complete and was first used in October 1983. Dong Zen Temple Dong Zen Temple is set in a very spacious area in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat. It is operated by the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Malaysia Chapter, and this Buddhist and charitable organisation has its roots in Taiwan. For a casual visitor, the best time to visit is during the Chinese New Year celebrations. During this time, additional lanterns are hung, and floral fests, floats and cultural exhibitions are staged, transforming the temple into a magical wonderland. 134


cinemas Cineplexes are cinemas that are situated in shopping complexes. You can either check out the tickets to movies directly from their counters, call them on the ticketing line or go to their websites to book your tickets online.

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Tanjong Golden Village (TGV) Cinemas Tel: 03-7492 2929 • www.tgv.com.my Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, PJ; 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ; Bukit Raja Shopping Mall, Klang; The Mines Shopping Centre, Seri Kembangan. Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) Tel: 03-8312 3456 • www.gsc.com.my 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ; Tropicana City Mall, PJ; Summit USJ Subang; IOI Mall, Puchong; Shaw Centre Point, Klang. Cathay Cineleisure, The Curve Mutiara Damansara, PJ Tel: 03-7956 8088

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Malaysians generally know how to enjoy life. There are many interests that include food and shopping. And as much as the working class works hard, they play hard and they also indulge in the little luxuries of pampering one’s self after a hard day’s work. Because of this, many spas have been opened since the past decade, each offering different specialities – from the types of massages, to the usage of specific products to promote pure relaxation and healing. Though some of the well-known ones are located in renowned hotels, others operate from shopping centres and bungalows, providing equally enchanting services to ease the senses. Khareyana Spa 36 Jalan Selangor 46050 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79586219 www.khareyana.com Andana @ Glenmarie, Holiday Inn Glenmarie 1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8 Seksyen U1 40250 Shah Alam Tel: 03-78032328 www.andanaspa.com Sembunyi Spa Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa Persiaran Multimedia 63000 Cyberjaya Tel: 03-83127000 www.cyberview-lodge.com

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Leonard Drake Skincare & Health Spa 1 Utama Shopping Centre Leboh Bandar Utama Bandar Utama 47800 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77262433 www.leonarddrake.com.my Tanjung Wellness Spa Grand Dorsett Jalan SS12/1 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5031 6060 Fax: 03-5031 8686 Email:  kl.reservations@ granddorsett.com Heavenly Spa 25, Jalan USJ10/1F 47620 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-56323600


Mandara Spa Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Persiaran Lagoon Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7492 8000 Extn. 3888

Health & Spa Centre The Summit Hotel Subang, USJ Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1 47600 UEP Subang Jaya

Balinese-inspired Amoaras Relaxation Spa Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang 9, Jalan SS 12/1 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5633-8788 JelitaSari Spa & Beaute Quality Hotel Shah Alam Lot 7-1A, Plaza Perangsang Persiaran Perbandaran 40000 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5519 5031 The Serenity Spa Concorde Hotel Shah Alam 3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5512 2200

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SERENITY- Balinese Spa Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Persiaran Perbandaran Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5511 8811    

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Tanamera Wellness Spa No B12-1, Jalan SS 15/4D 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03 5633 2180 Website: http://tanameraspa.com.my

Oasis Wellness Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites, Level G, No 1, Persiaran Akuatik Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-5518 8233 Website: oasis@streamyx.com Tanjung Wellness Spa Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel Jalan SS12/1 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-5031 6060 ZEN SOUL SDN. BHD. No. 7-1, Jalan 22/70A Desa Seri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-6201 2777

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cuisines Selangor’s fine eclectic mix of culture offers a wonderful and adventurous array of taste and art that tourists find totally unique.


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Malaysia is known for its many splendour. This definitely includes the abundant choices of food available almost everywhere you go and at any time. Malay food is strong, spicy and aromatic which combines the rich tastes of the many herbs and spices commonly found in Southeast Asia. Chinese food however, are milder in flavour although local influence has given it a slightly spicier taste, at times. They also come in various cooking styles like the Cantonese, Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka and Szechuan. On the other hand, Indian food is rich in spice blends and not necessarily hot to the taste. Generally, those from the Southern Indian are hotter than its Northern and Moghul counterparts.

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Apart from the three main types of cuisines, Malaysians’ love for food has made many other types of food available – Swedish, Italian, Western or even Burmese. Arabic food can be found mostly in areas where many Arabs would visit during their travelling season whilst fast food chains can be easily found everywhere else. Even local dishes from other parts of Malaysia like the mouthwatering nasi kandar from up north, Penang, or nasi dagang from the east-coast of Kelantan, are widely available in this magnificent state of Selangor. And as Selangor has a fine eclectic mix of culture, one can find various types of tastes, textures and colours that will meet one’s complex tastebuds. This is also due to the fact that the Malay peninsular was once a centre of the spice trade and a transit location for traders travelling between China and India, linking the east and the west.

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Malaysian Food

Mix Cafe Unit 111, Block C Phileo Damansara 1 No.9 Jln 16/11 46350 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7954 3198 Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe No. 6A Jalan University 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7957 1073 www.rumahkuonline.com Restoran Aladdin A-G-03A Jalan SS 6/5A Dataran Glomac, Pusat Bandar Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7806 3668 Restoran Makan Makan 5, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M Kota Kemuning 40460 Shah Alam Tel: 012-379 6046 / 012-272 7862 Restoran Pine 38 1 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah H9/H, Seksyen 9 40000 Shah Alam

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Sri Nyonya Restaurant 14 Jalan 22/49 46300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7875 1031

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Fireman BBQ Restaurant Block C Jaya One No. 72A, Jalan Universiti 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955 6818

Restoran SS2 Murni Jalan SS2/75, Petaling Jaya Restoran Jaya 15, Jalan SS5B/6 Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7874 9627 Nasi Ayam Mancongkam 299 Jalan Gombak Batu 4 ž Tel: 016-342 2140 Restoran Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri Lot 1,2 & 3 Tingkat Bawah & Tingkat 1 Bangunan Dato’ Nazir Jalan Kelab, 43000 Kajang Nyok Lan Satay Kajang Restoran Malaysia 31, Jalan Semenyih Kajang Tel: 03-8733 1160

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Bora Ombak CafĂŠ & Restaurant No. 75, Jalan Mamanda 1 Ampang Point, Ampang Tel: 03-4251 6303

Restoran Kepala Ikan 13 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah F9/F, Seksyen 9 40000 Shah Alam

Restoran Hatinie No. 18 & 20 Jalan Selendang 10/10, 40000 Shah Alam Tel: 019-266 7810 / 017-256 2825

Restoran Emas Lika 17 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9/E, Seksyen 9 40000 Shah Alam

Village Park Restaurant 5, Jalan SS21/37 Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7710 7860 Restoran Al-Munawarah 28 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah K9/K,Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam Restoran Nasi King 26 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah K9/K, Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam Restoran Cili Merah 2 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah K9/K, Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam Naluri CafĂŠ 3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah K9/K, Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam

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Chinese Food Noble House Seafood Restaurant No. 5, Jln Temoh, 41400 Klang Tel: 03-3343 0927 www.nobleseafood.com New Paris Restaurant 62, 64, 66 Jalan SS2/72, 47300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955 9180 / 03-7955 0186 The Wok Cafe 26-G, Jalan PJU5/21 The Strand Damansara Kota Damansara Tel: 03-6142 7388 Klang Lek Bak Kut Teh 27, Jalan Teluk Pulai, Klang Tel: 03-3371 7664 Fatty House Mee Hoon Kuih 19, Lebuh Bangau Taman Berkerley, Klang


Noodle Station 15 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E9/E, Seksyen 9 40000 Shah Alam Indian Food Legends Family Curry House No 225 Jalan 18/23 Taman Sri Serdang 43650Seri Kembangan Tel: 03-89256771 Taj Curry 32 Jalan Semangat SS14/14 46100 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79550014 Kanna Curry House No 29, Jalan 17/45 46400 Petaling Jaya

Restoran Manja Curry House 80, Jalan Othman, Old Town Petaling Jaya Tel: 012-6901869

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Kam Heong Coffee Shop 8 Jalan Tengah Off Jalan Yong Shook Ling Petaling Jaya

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Nasi Kandar Pelita SS2No. 1, Jalan SS 2/64 47300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-78749072

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Nanking Restaurant 36, Jalan USJ10/1 Taipan, Subang Jaya

Kayu Nasi Kandar No. 64, Jalan SS2/10 47300 Petaling Jaya Contact : 03-7877 4777 Vegetarian Food Indinine Cafe Unit PG16, Jaya 33. No 3 Jalan Semangat, Section 13 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79606339 Miao Shan Vegetarian Restaurant 107, Gr Fl, Phileo Damansara 1 Jalan 16/1, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03 76650019 Mon - Sat: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm; Closed Sundays.

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Vege Green 131, The Curve, Ground Floor 6, Jln. PJU7/3, Damansara Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77295502

Esplanade Klang Tanjung Harapan Northport in Port Klang Klang

Yishensu – A Vegetarian Connoisseur 1 Utama Shopping Ctr 1/F 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77294313

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Seafood Unique Seafood Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03–79602088 Sri Choon Keng Seafood 111, Jalan Jagong, Pandamaran New Village, Port Klang Tel: 03-31670023 Kuala Selangor Restaurant Pasir Penambang (1km from Kuala Selangor) Tel: 03-32896719 Kelana Seafood Lot 1122, SS7, Jalan Perbandaran Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya 03-7803-8118 146

Maria’s Restaurant and Cafe C313A, Center Wing Metropolitan Square No 2, Jln PJU 8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77252313 Simply Fusion 13-G, Block D, Jaya One No 72.A Jalan Universiti Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79582291 The Apartment Lot 72,73 &74 , 152 Ground Floor Western Courtyard, The Curve Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77278330 Swensen’s Café & Restaurant Lot G30, Ground Floor Subang Parade, Subang Jaya Tel: 03-56383036 Victoria Station Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955-8988


Indonesian

Bumbu Bali 18 & 18-1 Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1 Bandar Puteri 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-80618099

Waroeng Penyet First Floor, Lot 1.32 The Curve Mutiara Damansara Petaling Jaya Tel: 0172003988 www.waroengpenyet.com

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Thai Fasta Pasta Restaurants Sdn Bhd Unit No. G2, Ground Floor, Ikano Power Centre No 2, Jalan PJU 7/2 Mutiara Damansara Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77275876 Italianese G5, No.3, Jalan Pjs 11/145, Sunway Pyramid 46150 Bandar Sunway

Restoran Vicchuda Tom Yam No.24 Jalan SS21/35 Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-77223481 Restoran Orkid Thai 17 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah F9/F Seksyen 9, 40000 Shah Alam Serai : Restoran Thai 5A Jalan Beringin 3/3A 40100 Shah Alam

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It is relatively easy to find a decent hotel in Selangor. Hotels are starrated from 1 to 5 according to international criteria and standards. Most hotels include buffet breakfast with cost of the room per night. Quoted rates are usually nett price inclusive of 10 percent service and 5 percent government tax. At times, discounts will be given for longer stays or if you have booked a special tour package with the hotel.

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Do make your bookings in advance especially during peak periods of Hari Raya, Chinese New Year or even the Formula 1 Grand Prix season. There is also a huge take-up rate in July and August, where the Arab tourists are known to take advantage of Malaysia’s annual Mega Sale Carnival.

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Bangi Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya

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Cyberjaya Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa

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Ampang De Palma Ampang Flamingo Hotel

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Klang Crystal Crown Klang Goldcourse Hotel Resort Histana Hotel Prescott Hotel Klang

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Kuala Selangor De Palma Hotel Kuala Selangor De Palma Inn Kuala Selangor Hotel Firefly Park Resort Nature Park Kuala Selangor

03-32897070 03-32897070 03-32892048 03-32891208 03-32891268

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Kajang Country Villa Prescott Metro Inn Kajang Kajang Hotel Oriental Crystal Hotel YL Hotel


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Petaling Jaya Crystal Crown Hotel Eastin Hotel Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya KUB Singgahsana One World Hotel Pyramid Tower Hotel Royale Bintang Damansara Shah Village Hotel Sheraton Subang Hotel & Towers Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

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Putrajaya IOI Resort

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Sepang Bagan Lalang Beach Resort Concorde Inn KLIA De Palma Inn Sepang Pan Pacific KLIA

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Shah Alam Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites Concorde Hotel Shah Alam De Palma Inn Shah Alam Holiday Inn Shah Alam Pan Pacific Glenmarie Quality Hotel Shah Alam

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Subang Jaya Holiday Villa Subang The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur The Summit Hotel Grand Dorsett

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Seri Kembangan Palace Of The Golden Horses The Mines Beach Resort & Spa


budget hotels

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B Hotel No. 40 Jalan Pasar 41400 Klang

Hotel Embassy No. 2A, Jalan Kem 42000 Pelabuhan Klang Tel: 03-3168 6902

Blue Star Hotel No. 64B & C, Leboh Tapah Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat 41400 Klang Tel: 03-342 2671

Hotel Kuala Selangor No. 88 Jalan Stesen 45000 Kuala Selangor Tel: 03-3289 2709

Cottage Inn Subang No. 8 1st Floor, Jalan USJ 9/5T Taman Seafield Jaya 47620 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-8024 5988

Hotel Singgahsana Jalan Persiaran Barat, Seksyen 52 46200 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7957 1353

Deluxe Hotel No. A1, Lot 183 Jalan Pejabat Pos 45400 Sekinchan Tel: 03-881 2122

Hotel Sri Puchong 21-23 Jalan Puteri 2/1 Bandar Puteri 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-8062 3373

FJ Inn Holiday Apartment Lot AG-02, Perdana View Condo Jalan PJU 8/1 Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7713 5220

International Hotel No. 147, Ground Floor Persiaran Raja Muda Musa 42000 Pelabuhan Klang Tel: 03-3168 8746

Fraser’s Pine Resort No. 2 Jalan U1/26 Hicom Glenmarie Industrial 40150 Shah Alam Tel: 03-704 3422

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Kah Cheong Hotel No. 20A & B, Jalan Raja Haroun Taman Hijau 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-833 2378


Laman Bistari Resort P1 Hutan Lipur Air Terjun Sg Tua Jalan Ulu Yam Baru Batu Caves Tel: 03-692 1928

Public Hotel No. 189 Jalan Bunga Pekan Baru 42700 Banting

Metro Inn Hotel Ground Floor, Wisma Metro Jalan Semenyih 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-8737 5555 New Leng Nam Hotel No. 8 Ltg Batu Tiga 41050 Klang Tel: 03-3342 0181 Pertama Rumah Penginapan No.58, 1st Floor, Jalan Morib 42700 Banting Tel: 03-3187 2392 PJ De Inn 4-6 Lorong 8/1E, Seksyen 8 46050 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7955 3535

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Prima Hotel No. 55, 1st & 2nd Floor Persiaran Sultan Ibrahim 41300 Klang

Resorts World 3rd Floor, Main Terminal Building Jalan Pekeliling 3A, 43900 KLIA Sepang Rockman Inn No. 55-56A, Jalan Maxwell 48000 Rawang Tel: 03-691 2708 Royal Comfort Hotel No. 40&42, Leboh Tapah Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat 41400 Klang Tel: 03-343 6416 Serai Hotel & Resorts Saujana Golf & Country Club Jalan Lapangan Terbang 47200 Subang Tel: 03-7845 1711

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Kajang Hotel No. 177 Jalan Mendaling 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-836 6983


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Seri Malaysia Hotel Lot 979 & 980, Pantai Bagan Lalang 43950 Sungai Pelek, Sepang Smart Hotel Kota Damansara 28-2 Jalan PJU 5/5, PJU 5 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya Siang Nong Hotel Lot 1282-1283, Jalan Feri 45200 Sabak Bernam Tel: 03-886 1089 Subang Merlin Hotel Jalan SS12/1 47500 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-5633 9416 Subang Park Hotel No. 143 Jalan SS15/5A 47500 Subang Jaya Summerset Resort No. 923, Block B1 Pusat Dagang Setiajaya 47300 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7873 7008

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Sun Inns Lagoon 121, Jalan PJS 11/2 Subang Indah Bandar Sunway 46000 Petaling Jaya Sun Inns Mentari No. 1 Jalan PJS 8/5 Dataran Mentari Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya Tadmansori Hotel Resort 23-2 Jalan Setiawangsa 9 Taman Setiawangsa 54200 Hulu Klang Tel: 03-4256 2033 The Grade Hotel 23A Jalan Petaling Utama 11 Taman Petaling Utama 46000 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7785 0000


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Bestari Book Centre • 10 Jalan USJ 10/1B, Taipan, Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-5638 9899 Bookworm • No. 14A, 1st Floor, Jalan Taiping, Klang. Tel: 03-3343 1410 Borders • Lot G16, Ground Floor, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara. Tel: 03-7725 9303 Koperasi Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka • No. 15 Jalan Nirwana, 39 Taman Nirwana, Ampang. Tel: 03-9285 4162 Koperasi Kedaibuku Universiti Malaya • No. 11A Lorong 51A/227A, PJ. Tel: 03-7955 7072 Lee Bookshop • No 81 Jalan Rengas Kaw 5, Klang. Tel: 03-3372 1758 PJ Big Bookshop • 3.03, 3rd Floor, Atria Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-7728 7288 Pusataka Chiew • 37 Jalan Menteri, Sabak Bernam. Tel: 03-3216 1515 STL Books & Stationery • No.19-1 Jalan PJU 1/3G, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, PJ. Tel: 03-8703 6191 Tanjongmas Bookcentre • 39-3 Jalan PJU 1/41, Dataran Prima, PJ. Tel: 03-7806 4233

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ALIMKids Islamic Bookshop • 6-1 USJ 9/5Q, Subang Business Centre, Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-8024 8664


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Popular Bookstore (www.popular.com.my) • 64 Ground Floor (Corner Lot) Jalan Othman 46000 PJ. Tel: 03-7783 4984 • Lot S63 2nd Floor AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre 1 Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS6 Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 41200 Klang. Tel: 03-3323 1406 • Lot LG1.123 Lower Ground One Sunway Pyramid 3 Jalan PJS 11/15 Bandar Sunway 46150 PJ. Tel: 03-5637 7280 • Lot F05 First Floor Kompleks Membeli Belah Aeon Cheras Selatan Lebuh Tun Hussein Onn 43200 Balakong. Tel: 03-9074 9081 • Lot S1 2nd Floor Wisma Etonic 7 Persiaran Bandar Rawang Pusat Bandar Rawang 48000 Rawang. Tel: 03-6092 5790 • Lot S32-S34 1 Utama Shopping Centre 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama 47800 PJ. Tel: 03-7727 9085 • Ikano Power Centre Lot S2 2nd Floor 2 Jalan PJU 7/2 Mutiara Damansara 47800 PJ. Tel: 03-7725 9188 • Lot F12 1st Floor Ampang Point Centre Jalan Mamanda 3 68000 Ampang. Tel: 03-4260 1064 • Lot F1-136B 1st Floor The Summit Subang USJ Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1 47600 UEP Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-8024 3588 • 1st Floor Lot F31 Selayang Mall Jalan Su9 Tmn Selayang Utama 68100 Batu Caves. Tel: 03-6136 7707 • Lot S17A(2) 2nd Floor IOI Mall Batu 9 Jln Puchong Bandar Puchong Jaya 47100 Puchong. Tel: 03-8070 9188 • F32 Bukit Raja Shopping Centre Persiaran Bukit Raja 2 Bandar Baru Klang 41150 Klang. Tel: 03-3343 8826 • L2-73/75 2nd Floor Amcorp Mall 18 Persiaran Barat Off Jln Timur 46200 PJ. Tel: 03-7958 5101

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MPH Bookstores (www.mph.com.my) • LG2.05, Lower Ground Two, Sunway Pyramid, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 PJ. Tel: 03-7492 5805 information

• LG50A, LG56 & LG 57, Lower Ground Floor, The Summit, Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ1, 47600 UEP Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-8024 2261

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• G 26A(1),G26B-C&G26D(1), Ground Floor, Subang Parade, No 5, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, 47500 PJ. Tel: 03-5633 9079 • Lot A22-A24, Giant Hypermarket Stadium Shah Alam, Lot 2, Jalan Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam. Tel: 03-5511 8978 • F38, 1st Floor, Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, Persiaran Bukit Raja 2, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang. Tel: 03-3342 8580 • F319 & S319, 1st & 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7726 9003 • Lot 147A, 1st Floor, The Curve, No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 PJ. Tel: 03-7725 6353 • Lot 1F-07 & 1F-08, 1st Floor, SACC Mall, Precinct 1.1 & Precinct 1.2, Jalan Perbadanan 14/9, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam. Tel: 03-5513 9677 • Lot SATP E01, Passenger Level, Satellite Building KLIA, 64000 KLIA, Sepang. Tel: 03-8776 1623

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emergency numbers for police stations Balai Polis Selangor Pondok Polis Ulu Beranang Polis Diraja Malaysia  Berenang, Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan.  Tel: 06-8110144 IPD Hulu Langat Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Hulu Langat (Kajang) Polis Diraja Malaysia 43000 Kajang Selangor. Tel : 03 – 3187 2222  IPD Kajang  Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kajang  Polis Diraja Malaysia  43000 Kajang  Selangor  Tel: 03-87362222  Balai Polis Bangi  Polis Diraja Malaysia  43000 Kajang   Selangor.  Tel : 03-8920 1222 

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Balai Polis Bandar Baru Bangi  Polis Diraja Malaysia   No.8, Jalan 1/4/Sekil  Bandar Baru Bangi  43650 Bangi  Selangor.  Tel : 03-8925 0282  Balai Polis Bt. 9  Polis Diraja Malaysia   Batu 9, Jalan Cheras  43200 Hulu Langat  Selangor.  Tel : 03-9075 8222 Balai Polis Bt. 14  Polis Diraja Malaysia   Batu 14, Hulu Langat  43100 Hulu Langat  Tel : 03-9021 2222   Balai Polis Bt. 18  Polis Diraja Malaysia  Batu 18, Hulu Langat  43100 Hulu Langat  Selangor.  Tel : 03-9021 1557 


Pondok Polis Salak Polis Diraja Malaysia  Pekan Salak 43900 Sepang Selangor.  Tel : 03-8706 1222 

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IPD Sepang Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Sepang                              Polis Diraja Malaysia 43900 Sepang, Selangor Tel : 03 – 31421222     Balai Polis Sepang   Polis Diraja Malaysia  43900 Sepang  Selangor.  Tel : 03-8471222 

Pondok Polis Cyberjaya Polis Diraja Malaysia  43800 Dengkil  Sepang, Selangor.  Tel : 03-8768 9757  Balai Polis Dengkil Polis Diraja Malaysia  43800 Dengkil  Sepang, Selangor. Tel : 03-8768 6222 

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Balai Polis Semenyih Polis Diraja Malaysia  Jalan Semenyih Beranang  45300 Semenyih   Selangor.  Tel : 03-813 8222

Balai Polis Sg. Pelek Polis Diraja Malaysia  43950 Sg. Pelek   Sepang, Selangor.  Tel : 03-841 1222  Balai Polis KLIA Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa  Kuala Lumpur  Polis Diraja Malaysia Sepang, Selangor. Tel : 03-8787 3591

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embassies and consulates Afghanistan Level 2, Wisma Chinese Chamber 258, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-425609400 admin@afghanembassykl.org Albania 2952, Jalan Bukit Ledang Off Jalan Duta 50480 KL Tel: 03-2093 7808 info@albanianembassy.com.my Algeria 5, Jalan Mesra Off Jalan Damai 55000 KL Tel: 03-2145 9604 dz@algerianembassy.org.my Argentina 203, 16th Floor, Menara Keck Seng Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 KL Tel: 03-2144 1258 emsia@pd.jaring.my Australia 6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng 50450 KL Tel: 03-2146 5555 public-affairs-klpr@dfat.gov.au

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Austria Suite 10.01-02, Level 10 Wisma Goldhill 67, Jalan Raja Chulan 50200 KL Tel: 03-2057 9432 Kuala-lumpur-ob@bmeiagv.at Bangladesh Block-1, Lorong Damai 7 Jalan Damai 55000 KL Tel: 03-2148 7940/2143 0768 bddoot@streamyx.com Belgium 10th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2162 0025 kualalumpur@diplobel.be Bosnia and Herzegovina JKR 854, Jalan Bellamy 50460 KL embbhkl@tm.net.my Brazil 20th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2171 1420/2171 1425 brazil@po.jaring.my


Brunei Darrussalam 19th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2161 2800/2161 2828 bhckl@brucomkul.com.my

Colombia Suite 19A-28-2, Level 28 UOA Centre 19, Jalan Pinang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2164 5488 emcomal@streamyx.com

Cambodia 46, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4257 3711/4257 1150 reckl@tm.net.my Canada 17th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2718 3333 klmpr@dfait-maeci.gc.ca Chile 8th Floor, West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142C, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2161 6203 eochile@embassyofchile.org.my

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China 1st Floor, OSK Plaza 25, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2142 8495

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Britain 185, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2170 2200 http://ukinmalaysia.fco.gov.uk/en/

Croatia 3, Jalan Mengkuang Off Jalan Rhu Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-4253 5340 croemb.kuala-lumpur@mvpei.hr Cuba 18, Jalan Kent 2 Off Jalan Maktab 54000 KL Tel: 03-2691 1066/2691 5441 admin@cubaemb.com.my Czech Republic 32, Jalan Mesra Off Jalan Damai 55000 KL Tel: 03-2142 7185/2141 3205 kualalumpur@embassy.mzv.cz

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Denmark 22nd Floor, Wisma Denmark 86, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2032 2001/2032 2004 kulamb@um.dk Ecuador 10th Floor, West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142C, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2163 5078/2163 5094 embecua@po.jaring.my Egypt 12, Lorong Ru Off Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4252 8184/4256 8745 embassy.kuala-lumpur@msa.gov.eg Fiji Level 2, Menara Chan 138, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2732 3335/2732 1937 fjhckl@hotmail.com Finland 5th Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber 258, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-4257 7746/4257 7332 sanomat.kl@formin.fi

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France 196, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2053 5500 www.ambafrance-my.org Germany 26th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2142 9666 contact@german-embassy.org.my Ghana 14, Ampang Hilir Off Jalan Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-4252 6995/4257 9703 ghcomkl@tm.net.my Greece 33rd Floor, Unit 340-33-1 Vista Damai 340 Jalan Tun Razak 50450 KL Tel: 03-2775 2388 niotis@pd.jaring.my Guinea 5, Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4257 6500 mwcnakry@sotelgui.net.gn


Indonesia 233, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2145 2011 kbrikl@po.jaring.my Iran 1, Lorong U-Thant Saturday Off Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4251 4824/4251 4830 ir_emb@tm.net.my Iraq 2, Jalan Langgak Golf Off Jalan Tun Razak 55000 KL quaemb@iraqmofamail.net

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India 2, Jalan Taman Duta Off Jalan Duta 50480 KL Tel: 03-2093 3504/2093 3509 highcomm@po.jaring.my

Ireland Ireland House The Amp Walk 218 Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2161 2963 info@ireland-embassy.com.my Italy 99, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 5122/4256 5288 embassyit@italy-embassy.org.my

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Hungary 10th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2163 7914/2163 7915 huembkl@tm.net.my

Japan 11, Persiaran Stonor Off Jalan Tun Razak 50450 KL Tel: 03-2142 7044 jpemb@arc.net.mt Jordan 2, Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-4252 1268/4252 8549 jorembkl@streamyx.com Kazakhstan 115, Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4252 2999/4252 6999 kuala-lumpur@kazaembassy.org.my

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Kenya 8, Jalan Taman U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-2146 1163 info@kenyahighcom.org.my Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 4, Persiaran Madge Off Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 9913/4251 6713 Republic of Korea 9 & 11, Jalan Nipah Off Jalan Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-4251 2336/4251 5797 Kuwait 229, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2141 0033/2142 1062 kuwait@streamyx.com Kyrgyz Republic 10th Floor, Wisma Sin Heap Lee 346 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2164 9862/2163 2012 embassy@kyrgyzembassy.org.my

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Laos 12A, Persiaran Madge Off Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL embassylao-kualalumpur@hotmail.com Lebanon 56 Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4251 6690/4256 3596 Lebanon@streamyx.com Libya 6, Jalan Madge Off Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-2144 1158 maltripoli@kln.gov.my Mauritius 17th Floor, West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142C, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2163 6306/2163 6301 maurchkl@streamyx.com Mexico 22nd Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2164 6362 ebamex@po.jaring.my


Myanmar 8C, Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4257 6275 Namibia Suite 15-01, Level 15 Menara HLA 3, Jalan Kia Peng 50450 KL Tel: 03-2164 6520/2162 8950 namkhckl@streamyx.com Nepal Suite 13A-01, 13th Floor Wisma MCA 163, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2164 5934/2164 9653 mekl_88@streamyx.com Netherlands Suite 7.01, 7th Floor The Ampwalk 218, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2168 6200/2168 6262 nlgovkl@po.jaring.my

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New Zealand 21st Floor, Menara IMC 8, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 KL Tel: 03-2078 2533 nzhckl@streamyx.com Nigeria 85, Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4251 7843/4251 8512 consularnigeria@yahoo.com

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Morocco 3rd Floor, East Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142B, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2161 0701/2161 0705 moremb@streamyx.com

Norway 53rd Floor, Empire Tower 182, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2163 7100 emb.kuala-lumpur@mfa.no Oman 109, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-2145 2827 omanemb@po.jaring.my Pakistan 132, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2161 8877/2161 1880 parapklumpur@po.jaring.my

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Palestine 63, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 8905

Qatar 113, Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL qekl113@streamyx.com

Papua New Guinea 46, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4257 5405 kundukl@streamyx.com

Romania 114, Jalan Damai Off Jalan Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-2142 3172/2148 2065 roemb@streamyx.com Russia 263, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-4256 0009 ruemvl@tm.net.my

Peru 6th Floor, South Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142A, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2163 3034/2163 3035 embperu@streamyx.com Phillipines 1, Changkat Kia Peng 50450 KL Tel: 03-2148 4233/2148 4654 webmaster@philembassykl.org.my Poland 10, Lorong Damai 9 Off Jalan Damai 55000 KL Tel: 03-4043 0940 polamba@tm.net.my

Saudi Arabia 7, Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-4257 9825/4257 9231 saembssy@tm.net.my Senegal 9, Lorong U-Thant 1 Off Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 7343/4256 5496 senamb_mal@yahoo.fr Singapore 209, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2161 6277 singhc_kul@sgmsa.gov.sg

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Spain 200 Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2142 8776/2148 4868 emb.kuala-lumpur@maec.es Sri Lanka 116, Jalan Damai Off Jalan Ampang 55000 KL Tel: 03-2161 2199 sihicom@putra.net.my Sudan 2&2A, Persiaran Ampang Off Jalan Ru 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 9104/4251 6054 assalam12@hotmail.com

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South Africa 12, Lorong Titiwangsa 12 Taman Tasik Titiwangsa 53200 KL Tel: 03-4026 5700/4024 4456 sahcpol@tm.net.my

Swaziland Suite 22.03 @ 22.03A Menara Citibank 165, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2163 2511/2163 2361 swdkl_2@streamyx.com Sweden 6th Floor, Bangunan Angkasa Raya 123 Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2052 2550/2148 6325 embassaden.kuala-lumpur@foreign. ministry.se

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Slovak Republic 11, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-2115 0016/2115 0017 embkuala-lumpur@mzv.sk

Switzerland 16, Persiaran Madge 55000 KL Tel: 03-2418 0622/2148 0751 vertretung@kua.rep.admin.ch Syrian Arab Republic 23rd Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2163 4110/2163 4112 Thailand 206, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-2148 8222 thaikl@pop1.jaring.my

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East Timor 62, Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4256 2046/4256 2078 Turkey 118, Jalan U-Thant 55000 KL Tel: 03-4257 2225/4257 2226 turkbe@tm.net.my Ukraine 22nd Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2166 9552 emb_my@mca.gov.ua United Arab Emirates 1, Gerbang Ampang Hilir Off Persiaran Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4253 5221/4253 5420 uaemal@streamyx.com United States of America 376, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2168 5000 klconsular@state.gov Uruguay 6th Floor, UBN Tower 6E Jalan P Ramlee 50250 KL Tel: 03-2031 3669 172

Uzbekistan 2nd Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber 258, Jalan Ampang 50450 KL Tel: 03-4253 3406/4253 2406 uzbekemb@streamyx.com Venezuela 20th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan 207, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 KL Tel: 03-2163 3444/2163 3445 diplomatic@venezuela.org.my Vietnam 4, Persiaran Stonor 50450 KL Tel: 03-2148 4534 daisevn@putra.net.my Yemen 7, Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000 KL Tel: 03-4251 1793/4252 2481 info@yemenembassykl.com Zimbabwe 124, Jalan Sembilan Taman Ampang Utama Ampang 68000 KL Tel: 03-4251 6779/4251 6782 zhck@streamyx.com


transportation Getting There

The national carrier is Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) which flies to over 100 international and domestic destinations. Local budget airlines, Air Asia (www.airasia.com) flies both local and international destinations but they are accessible only through the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCC-T), located 20km from KLIA. There are feeder buses running on 20-minute intervals between the two terminals.

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Selangor is the main gateway into Malaysia, through Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is located in the Sepang district of Selangor, 75km south of the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The airport is one of Asia’s largest and most modern airports, with top-notch facilities and many fancy shops offering good foreign and local brands.

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By Rail The National Railway, better known as KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad) offers a decent, clean, cheap and reliable service from its main stop in KL Sentral. The railway links Malaysia with Thailand in the north and Singapore to the south. Commuter Train The KTM Komuter service can also be taken from KL Sentral to designated point within the city as well as to Port Klang, Kajang and Rawang. For a more comprehensive information, schedules and route plan, visit www.ktmb.com.my. Light Rail Transit (LRT) Rapid KL currently operates the two LRT lines plying the state which were formerly known as STAR LRT (Ampang line) and Putra LRT (Kelana Jaya line). Check out their website, at www.rapidkl.com.my to plan your route. For a more comprehensive information, schedules and route plan, visit www.rapidkl.com.my. Express Rail Link (ERL) The journey from KL Sentral to KLIA takes only 27 minutes by ERL, via their KLIA express trains. It also provides transit to three intermediate station via their KLIA Transit trains. Check out their website, at www.kliaekspres.com for more information and current promotions.

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Travelling by road is one of the best ways to get around the state or other states in the country. Taxi Airport Limo If you are taking taxis to pick you up at the arrival hall, you would need to purchase the tickets at the designated counters inside KLIA. You would usually see the counters just before you exit to the arrival hall. Your ticket will state which exit gate you would need to go to for the appropriate taxis. We would like to caution you against taking taxis from tout operators as the charges can be much higher and safety is questionable. These people would most likely approach tourists who look lost and unsure of where to go next. City Cabs The fare is RM3 for the first 2km and RM0.10 after every 115km. However, if you get caught in a traffic jam, the fares will be RM3 for the first three minutes and 10 sen for every subsequent 21 seconds. A 50% surcharge is applicable for journeys between midnight and 6am. If you are taking a city cab to head to KLIA, their charges would be a negotiated rate since they will not have the chance to pick up any passengers on their way back. Therefore, be sure to agree on a reasonable rate and check if it includes toll charges as well.

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Selangor is connected to neighbouring Thailand in the north and Singapore in the South via the North-South Expressway or also called PLUS (Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan) Highway.

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Buses Klang Bus Station (south of Pasar Seni) To – Petaling Jaya, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport), Shah Alam and Port Klang. Jalan Sultan Mohammed, KL (by Pasar Seni) To Bangsar, Petaling Jaya (Old Town), Kelana Jaya, Jalan Pantai, Bukit Damansara and Subang. Bangkok Bank Bus Station (on Lebuh Pudu) To Selanyang Baru, Segambut Dalam and Batu Caves, Pudu Raya Bus Station, Seri Kembangan, Sungai Besi Camp, Balakong, Taman Seri Serdang and Kajang. Lebuh Ampang Bus Station To Taman Greenwood, Kg. Air Panas, Sri Gombak, Taman Setapak and 12th Mile Gombak. Kota Raya Shopping Complex/Menara Maybank (on Jalan Cheng Lock) To Jalan Cheras, Sri Petaling, Serdang Lama, Taman Goodwood, Salak South, Sungei Besi, Kampung Pandan, Bandar Tun Razak and Taman Maluri. To Kg. Datuk Keramat, Ulu Kelang, Ampang, Cheras, Salak South, Sungai Besi, Petaling Jaya, Jalan Kelang Lama, Bangsar, Damansara, Kepong, Jinjang, Segambut, Selayang, Sentul, Gomak and Jalan Genting Klang.

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Putra Bus Station, KL (Opposite Putra World Trade Centre) To the East Coast of Malaysia.

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Pekeliling Bus Station Jalan Tun Razak, KL To the East Coast of Malaysia. Pudu Raya Bus Station Jalan Pudu, KL To the North & South of Malaysia, and Singapore. Bangunan MARA Jalan Raja Laut, KL To the North & South of Malaysia. Klang Sentral To KL and areas around Klang Seksyen 17 Shah Alam (opposite Wisma MBSA) To KL and areas around Shah Alam Pasar Rakyat Bus Terminal To East Coast and Northern states Pusat Hentian Kajang Jalan Teko

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Airlines ASIANA AIRLINES Tel: 088-268 677 us.flyasiana.com

BRITISH AIRWAYS Tel: 03-7712 4747 www.britishairways.com

AMERICA WEST AIRLINES Tel: 03-2715 1122 www.usairways.com

CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2163 9922 www.cs-air.com/en

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2032 1331 www.ana.co.jp/wws/us/e

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2035 2788 www.cathaypacific.com

AIR NEW ZEALAND Tel: 03-2715 5020 www.airnewzealand.com

CANADIAN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2141 3080 www.aircanada.com

AIR INDIA Tel: 03-2142 0166 www.airindia.com

DELTA AIRLINES Tel: 03-2161 3868 www.delta.com

AIR ASIA Tel: 03-2171 9222 www.airasia.com

EVA AIR Tel: 03-2162 2981 www.evaair.com

AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2141 6000 www.aeroflot.ru/eng

EMIRATES AIRLINES Tel: 03-2058 5888 www.emirates.com

BRITISH MIDLANDS AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2715 1155 www.flybmi.com

EGYPT AIR Tel: 03-2145 6867 www.egyptair.com

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GARUDA INDONESIA Tel: 03-2162 2811 www.garuda-indonesia.com

NORTHWEST AIRLINES Tel: 03-2161 5901 www.nwa.com

IRAN AIR Tel: 03-2161 1351 www.iranair.com

PHILIPINE AIRLINES Tel: 03-2141 3899 www.philipineairlines.com

JAPAN AIRLINES Tel: 1 800 81 3366 www.jal.com

PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES Tel: 03-2142 5444 www.piac.com.pk

KUWAIT AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2031 6033 www.kuwait-airways.com KOREAN AIRLINE Tel: 03-2144 0200 www.koreanair.com KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES Tel: 03-7712 4555 www.klm.com LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2052 3428 www.lufthansa.com

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MALAYSIA AIRLINES Tel: 1 300 88 3000 www.malaysiaairlines.com

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GULF AIR Tel: 03-2141 2676 www.gulfair.com

QANTAS AIRWAYS Tel: 03-6279 5033 www.qantas.com.au ROYAL JORDANIAN Tel: 03-2148 7500 www.rj.com ROYAL BRUNEI AIRLINES Tel: 03-2070 7166 www.bruneiair.com SRI LANKAN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2143 3353 www.srilankan.aero 179


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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2141 7456 www.flysaa.com

THAI AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2034 6900 www.thaiair.com

SINGAPORE AIRLINES Tel: 03-2698 7033 www.singaporeair.com

UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS Tel: 03-2142 6264 www.uzairways.com

SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES Tel: 03-2142 6044 www.flysas.com

VIETNAM AIRLINES Tel: 03-2164 9115 www.vietnamairlines.com

Airports in Selangor Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Public Relation Department Malaysia Airports Sepang Sdn Bhd 4th Floor Airport Management Centre KL International Airport, 64000 KLIA www.klia.com.my Email: publicrelation@malaysiaairports.com.my Tel: 03-8776 2000 Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) Jalan KLIA S3, Southern Support Zone KLIA, 64000 Sepang. www.lcct.com.my Tel: 03-8777 888 Subang SkyPark Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 47200 Subang www.subangskypark.com Email: info@subangskypark.com Tel : 03-6272 1717 180


Airport Limo & Taxi Services Tel: 03-9223 8080 / 9223 8949 (Booking) 03-8787 3675 (KLIA Counter)

Saujana Tel: 03-2162 8888

City Line Tel: 03-9222 2828 Hotline Radio Taxi Tel: 03-2095 9999

Sunlight Tel: 03-9057 1111 / 9057 5757

Oriental Radio Taxi Tel: 2694 4718 Persatuan Radio Tel: 03-2693 6211 Premier Taxi Dial-a-Cab Tel: 03-9058 1166 Public Cab Tel: 03- 6259 2020 www.publiccab.com.my

Silvertop Tel: 03-4023 1267

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KL Teksi Tel: 03-9221 9999 Mesra Cab Tel: 03-4043 0659

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Supercab Tel: 03-7875 7333 SW Radio Taxis Tel: 03-2693 6211 Teletaxi Tel: 03-9221 1011 TeleCab Tel: 03-4042 1019 Uptown Ace SuperCab Tel: 03-9283 2333 www.uptownace.com.my Wira Cab Tel: 03-2144 3630

Radio Taxi Tel: 03-9221 7600

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Car Rental AVIS (www.avis.com.my) KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 4087 Shah Alam – Tel: 03-7628 2300 DYNADRIVE RENT A CAR KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 1988 HAWK RENT A CAR (www.hawkrentacar.com) KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 1455 HERTZ KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 4572 INSAS PACIFIC RENT-A-CAR (www.iprac.com) KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 3922 MAYFLOWER CAR RENTAL (www.mayflower-carrental.com.my) KLIA, Sepang – Tel: 03-8787 3851

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The Malaysian Reserve is a good and reliable local business daily while The Edge appears weekly with their industry reviews and up-to-date news. Most hotels provide complimentary local newspapers every morning. But if you require business papers or international papers like The Asian Wall Street Journal, you can check with the hotel or buy them from nearby bookshops and hotel newsstands. There are a wide variety of local and international magazines available in bookstores. Check out one nearest to you. Television Terrestrial channels are TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7, 8TV and TV9. The cable TV is run by Astro and they provide more than 100 channels that include CNN and CNBC, HBO and Star Movies, ESPN and Star Sports, etc. However, in most hotels, only several Astro channels are available. The specialist hotel programme package is called Vision 4.

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Malaysia’s English language dailies include the New Straits Times (NST), the Star, the Malay Mail and the Sun. The first two offer comprehensive coverage of local and international news while Malay Mail is considered a tabloid paper. The Sun, on the other hand, is given out free at designated distribution areas like LRT stations and selected shopping centres.

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Radio There are many stations broadcasting in English. The news is broadcast hourly. The popular stations are Red FM at 104.9, mostly playing hit songs of the 80’s and 90’s; Fly FM at 95.8, playing the latest hits and has programmes for visitors and travellers; and Mix FM at 95.4, that plays a mixture of songs from various years and genres. Full list of stations: Frequency Radio Station Operator 87.7 MHz Klasik Nasional RTM FM

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Reach

Malay

Nationwide

88.1 MHz

Chinese

Nationwide

88.5 MHz Muzik_FM RTM

One FM

Malay & English

Nationwide

88.9 MHz Capital FM

English & Malay

Kuala Lumpur

89.3 MHz

Ai_FM

RTM

Chinese

Nationwide

89.9 MHz

BFM_89.9

BFM Media

English

Klang Valley

90.3 MHz

TraXX_FM

RTM

English

Nationwide

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Malay & English

Nationwide

91.5 MHz IKIM.fm IKIM

Malay & Arabic

Nationwide

92.3 MHz

Minnal FM

RTM

Tamil

Nationwide

92.9 MHz

Hitz.fm

AMP

English

Nationwide

93.9 MHz Radio-24 BERNAMA

English, Malay, Chinese & Tamil

Nationwide

94.5 MHz

English

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90.7 MHz Putra FM

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95.8 MHz Fly FM Media_Prima

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96.3 MHz Xfresh FM AMP

English & Malay

Nationwide

96.3 MHz Xfresh FM AMP

English & Malay

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97.6 MHz

Hot FM

Media_Prima

Malay

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98.8 MHz

988

The_Star

Chinese

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99.3 MHz THR AMP

Tamil, English & Malay

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100.1 MHz TraXX FM

English

Nationwide

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100.9 MHz Selangor_FM RTM Malay

Selangor & KL

101.8 MHz MY FM

AMP

Chinese

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103.3 MHz Era FM

AMP

Malay

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104.1 MHz Best 104 Johor Best 104 Malay

Selangor, Johor, Singapore and parts of Riau, Indonesia

104.9 MHz Red FM The Star

English & Malay

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105.3 MHz Sinar FM

The Star

Malay

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105.7 MHz LiteFM

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English

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106.7 MHz Ai FM

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Chinese

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climate Malaysia is generally warm, humid and sunny all year long with temperatures ranging from 32o during the day to 26o at night. Humidity is high at 80 percent and the weather can be a little unpredictable, due to the global warming that is affecting the whole world today. Generally, rainy season falls from April to May and October to November while the months from January to March are considered hot and dry.

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Hospital Selayang Lebuh Raya Selayang-Kepong 68100 Batu Caves Tel: 03-61203233

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah 41200 Klang Tel: 03-33757000

Hospital Ampang Jalan Mewah Utara Pandan Mewah 68000 Ampang. Tel: 03-42896000

Hospital Tanjong Karang Jalan Besar 45500 Tanjung Karang Tel: 03-32698333 Hospital Kuala Kubu Bharu Jalan Hospital 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu Tel: 03-60641333/4 Hospital Serdang Jalan Puchong 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-89475555, Hospital Banting Jalan Sultan Alam Shah 42700 Banting Tel: 03-31871333 Hospital Sungai Buloh 47000 Sungai Buloh Tel: 03-61454333

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Hospital Kajang Jalan Semenyih 43000 Kajang Tel: 03-87363333

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Hospital Tengku Ampuan Jemaah 45200 Sabak Bernam Tel:603-31263333 Sentosa Medical Centre (Kajang) Jalan Cheras 43000 Kajang, 03-87692999, 03-87692808  ssunta Hospital A Jalan Templer, PJ Tel: 03-76807000 www.assunta.com.my Pantai Klang Specialist Medical Centre 42 Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, 41100 Klang Tel: 03-33725222   http://www.pantai.com.my 187


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Klinik Puravi & Maternity Home 42 Jalan Nanas 41400 Klang Tel: 03-33423206

Damansara Specialist Hospital Damansara, PJ Tel : 03-77222692 www.dsh.kpjhealth.com.my

Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital Lorong Utara B Jalan Sultan Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-79561511

Puteri Klang Medical Centre Klang Tel: 03-51619232

Klinik Damo & Pusat Bersalin Lot 26326/26327 Persiaran Raja Muda Musa Jalan Telok Gadang 41200 Klang Tel: 03-33726333 Sime Darby Medical Centre 1 Jalan SS12/1A 47500 Subang Jaya Tel: 03-56391212 healthcare.simedarby.com Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah 79, Jalan SS 23/15, Taman SEA 47400 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-78031212 Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Jalan Mamanda 9 Taman Dato’ Ahmad Razali Ampang Tel: 03-42702500 www.apsh.kpjhealth.com.my 188

Selangor Medical Centre Lot 1, Jalan Singa 20/1. Seksyen 20 40300 Shah Alam Tel: 603-55431111 QHC Medical Center No. 2, Jalan USJ 9/5R 47620 UEP Subang Jaya Tel: 03-56317730 Sheela Klinik Pakar Wanita & Rumah Bersalin 38-40 Jln 3 Tmn Intan Klang Tel: 03-33414500 Lam Surgery & Maternity Home 8 Jln Batu Tiga Klang Tel: 03-33425807 Kajang Specialist Maternity & Surgery 106 Jln Bukit Kajang Klang Tel: 03-87333644


Sunway Medical Centre 46150 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-74919191 Kelana Jaya Medical Centre No. 1 FAS Business Avenue Jalan Perbandaran SS7 47301 Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-78052111 TMC Fertility Centre No 55, Jalan Ss 21/56B Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya Metro Maternity Klang 34, Jalan Pasar 41400 Klang Tel: 03-33412277

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Arunamari Specialist Medical Centre 162A, Jalan Batu Unjur 1 Bayu Perdana 41200 Klang Tel: 03-3324 3288

Darul Ehsan Medical Centre No. 32 & 34 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah D/9D Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-58808868 Salam Medical Centre 4-12 Jalan Nelayan 19/B Section 19 40300 Shah Alam Tel: 03-55485161

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Sri Kota Medical Centre Jalan Mohet 41000 Klang Tel: 03-33733636

Az-Zahrah Islamic Medical Centre No. 34, Medan Pusat Bandar 1 Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi 43650 Bangi Tel: 03-89265266 Klinik Pakar Razif & Norana No. 40 Jln Sri Sarawak 18 Kaw 2 Taman Sri Andalas 41200 Klang Tel: 03-33242534 Pusat Rawatan Islam (MAIS) No 62, 63 & 64, Jalan Raja Haroun, 43000 KAJANG Tel : 03-87347570 PJ Nursing Home 34, Jalan Selangor 46050 Petaling Jaya Tel : 03-79568879

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Metro IVF 32-38, Jalan Pasar 41400 Klang Tel: 03-33412277 Andalas Medical Centre 83 C Psn Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Taman Sri Andalas 41200 Klang Tel: 03-33241000 Pmmc (M) Sdn Bhd. 32 & 34 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah D/9D Seksyen 9 40100 Shah Alam Tel: 03-58808868 Putra Medical Centre 47, Jalan BRP 1/3 Bukit Rahman Putra 47000 Sungai Buloh Tel: 03-61564735

Mawar Medical Centre Jalan Nelayan 19/B St. 40300 Shah Alam Klinik Christina Chea No 11 Jalan USJ 10/1A 47620UEP Subang Jaya Tel: 03-56313909 Columbia Asia Medical Center 1 Lebuh Puteri, Bandar Puteri 47100 Puchong Tel: 03-80648688 http://www.columbiaasia.com Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital Lot 2, Jalan Baung 17/22 Section 17 40200 Shah Alam Tel : 03-55417833 Klinik EAM No.9, Jalan SG 3/1 Pusat Bandar Sri Gombak Taman Sri Gombak 68100 Batu Caves

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Most hotels provide paid or complimentary broadband internet access. Wireless broadband (WiFi) is also used widely in Selangor, with some shopping malls offering free WiFi use in selected areas. Check with the information counters or cashiers in shopping malls or outlets that display a free WiFi experience.

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tailoring and repairs If you need to have your clothes altered, Za Altera does a good job. They are located in many shopping centres including 1 Utama, PJ; Sunway Pyramid, PJ; and the Curve, PJ. There are also shops like Minit Cobbler, Leather Fixx or Mister Minit in shopping malls to take care of your leatherwear needs like shoe repairs or leather care.

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There are over 600 travel and tour agents in the state. Here, we list down several at random. Ampang • Permai Rantau, No. 45-2, Jalan Sulaiman 3, Taman Putra Sulaiman. Tel: 03-4270 2433 • Oakline Al Moududy Tours, 6/3A, Tingkat 4, Blok B, Jalan Selaman 1, Dataran Palma. Tel: 03-4270 5687 • Narsco Management & Travel Service, 36 Jalan Memanda 7 Ampang Point, KM 7, Jalan Ampang. Tel: 03-4257 5497 / 4257 5498 • My Caring Borneo, Suite 67A, Jalan Mamanda 1, Ampang Point. Tel: 03-4251 1173 / 03-4251 1136 / 03-4251 1143 • Mann Travel & Tours, No.8659, 2nd Floor, Wisma Saudagar, Batu 5, Jalan Ampang. Tel: 03-4252 7468 / 03-4252 9468 • Juara Travel & Tours, No. 73,First Floor, Puteri Park Plaza, Jalan 28, Taman Putera. Tel: 03-4280 5248 • Syaza Travel & Tours, No. 18/AF, Jalan Kosas 1/5, Taman Kosas. Tel: 03-4296 2019 • YHA Travel & Tours, Unit A15-3, Jalan Selaman 1/1,Dataran Palma. Tel: 03-4270 1522 • Homa Travel & Tours, No.9B, Jalan Mamanda, 7/1, Off Jalan Ampang. Tel: 03-4252 5799 • HBY Travel & Tours, Lot 41-42, Tingkat 1, Putri Park Plaza, Jalan 28, Taman Putra. Tel: 03-4295 2004 Bangi • Utas Holidays. Lot 4, No. 6, Tingkat 1, Jalan 7/1G-1, Bandar Baru Bangi. Tel: 03-8926 6455 • Triways Travel Centre, No. 27-2, Jalan Medan PB/3, Pusat Bandar Baru Bangi. Tel: 03-8926 9660 • LX Travel Service, No.39-1-1A, Jalan Medan PB2, Medan PB2, Pusat Bandar Bangi. Tel: 03-8925 5172 • TM Tours & Travel, No. 3, Jalan 9/2 Seksyen 9, Taman IKS, Bandar Baru Bangi. Tel: 03-8926 4108 / 03-8926 3108 192


Cheras • TF Travis Chauffer, A-3-2A, Jalan Kasturi 9, Taman Kasturi. Tel: 03-9075 4846 • Cempaka Travel Bug, Persiaran Awana, Taman Cheras Permata II. Tel: 03-9076 8580 • Merryworld Holidays & Limousine, A-3-3, Jalan Kasturi 9, Taman Kasturi. Tel: 03-9075 6992 Cyberjaya • Sime Darby Travel. B-G-01,SME Technoprenuer Centre Cyberjaya, 2270 Jln Usahawan 2. Tel: 03-8318 1322

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Batu Caves • ZMD Travel & Tours, No. 131-1B, Jalan 1, Batu Caves Centrepoint. Tel: 03-6188 9777 • Ar-Raziq Travel & Tours, 89A, Jalan SG 3/10, Pusat Bandar Sri Gombak. Tel: 03-6184 2133 • United Galaxy Travel & Tours, 2nd. Floor, No. 68, Jalan 2/3A, Pasar Borong Selayang, KM 12, Jalan Ipoh. Tel: 03-6120 7455/66 • Se-Tanding Travel & Tours, No.3A, Tingkat 1, Jalan SG 3/12, Taman Sri Gombak. Tel: 03-6185 4145 • Parallel Carriageway Trans-Travel, T3-2C, Kompleks Al-Amaniah, Jalan batu Caves. Tel: 03-6188 1444 • Masih Travel & Tours, No. 17A, Jalan 2/16, BBS Dataran Templer. Tel: 03-6137 7100 • Mal-Indah Holidays Travel & Tours, 24B, Jln SG 1/9, Taman Industri Bolton (Taman Sri Gombak). Tel: 03-6186 6866 / 6187 9376 • Intratama Travel Consultant & Tours, No. 138-1A, Jalan 1, Batu Caves Centrepoint. Tel: 03-6185 0010 • Wira Saujana Travel & Tours, 16-1A, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 1, Taman Medan Batu Caves. Tel: 03-6187 4595 • Ibtisam Travel & Tours, N0.7, Jalan 2/8, Dataran Templer, Bandar Baru Selayang. Tel: 03-6138 8042


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Klang • Wawasan Sutera Travel & Tours, No.17-1,Jalan Tiara 3, Bandar Baru Klang. Tel: 03-3344 1999 • Seranas Travel & Tours, No. 7, Ground Floor, Jalan Pudu Pinang 3, Newcity Business Centre. Tel: 03-3345 2688 • Leisure Dreams Travel & Tours, 127-A, Mezzanine Floor, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Berkeley New Town Centre. Tel: 03-3341 4048 / 3344 7122 • NB Travel, Menara Klang, Block B, 43-3, Jalan Nanas. Tel: 03-3343 2884 • Sunlida Travel & Tours. No. 22, Jalan Gelugor. Tel: 03-3342 0751 • Sri Tangent Travel & Tours, No.1100-B, Jalan Telok Gadong, Off Persiaran Raja Muda Musa. Tel: 03-3373 8383 / 03-3373 3333 • Sanubary Travels, C-1-09, 1st. Floor, Block C, Banting Up Town Business Centre, Jln. Bunga Pekan 9. Tel: 03-3181 1900 • GL Travel, No.11, Lorong Tiara 1A, Bandar Baru Klang. Tel: 03-3342 9260 • Prestasi Empayar Travel & Tours, No. 26-2, Jalan Tiara 2C, Bandar Baru Klang. Tel: 03-3341 0013 • Pan World Travel & Tours, No. 29-1, Jalan Nanas. Tel: 03-3341 7988 Petaling Jaya • Destiny Travel and Tours, Section 10/6A, Jalan Gasing. Tel: 013-412 1691 • Orient Escape Travel, 18A-2, Jalan 14/20, Section 14. Tel: 03-7958-1155 • Tetsin Travel & Tour, l27A, Jalan SS 2/24. Tel: 03-7875 5332 • Sunway Travel, The Link, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Persiaran Lagoon. Tel: 03-56325622 • Tahan Holidays, 47M, Jalan USJ 1/19,  Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-56361898 • United Malaysian Travel Corporation (UMTC Travels), 22 Jalan SS 15/4B  Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-56335725 • Topaz Travel & Tours, 123, (1st Floor), Jalan Gasing. Tel: 03-7958 5511 • Sime Darby Travel, Scope International (M) Sdn Bhd International Software Centre Malaysia Level 1, Crystal Plaza Lot 4, Jalan 51A/223. Tel: 03-7650 5960 • Onederful Vacation, No. 8-1, 1st. Floor, USJ 10/E, Taipan Business Centre, Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-5638 4689 • Sakinah Travel & Tours, Lot 6-2, 1st. Floor, The Right Angle, Jalan 14/22. Tel: 03-7955 4485

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Puchong • Ziarah Sutera Holidays, BD-G-13, Jalan Pinggiran 1/4, Taman Pinggiran Putra Seksyen 1, Bdr. Putra Permai. Tel: 03-8948 2511 • Eton Tours and Travel, No. 45-2, Jalan Puteri 2/1, Bandar Puteri. Tel: 03-7728 5255 • L & L Holidays, No. 1, Jalan TPP6/12, Taman Perindustrian Puchong, Seksyen 6. Tel: 03-8062 3217 / 8060 5890 • Suedostasien Reise Holidays Consultants, No.27-2C, Jalan Bandar Sembilan, Pusat Bandar Puchong. Tel: 03-5882 7137 • Jubiland Holiday Travel, No. 153A, Jalan Kenari 23A, Bandar Puchong Jaya. Tel: 03-8076 7831 • TSL Travel & Tours, S11, 2nd. Floor, Giant Complex Bandar Kinrara, Jalan BK5A/1, Bandar Kinrara, Tel: 03-8076 3222 / 012-203 2222 • Glory Travelmart, No.161A (1st Floor), Jalan Kenari 23A, Bandar Puchong Jaya. Tel: 03-8076 1318 Seri Kembangan • Highway Liner Travel & Tour, No. 76, Jln. Taming Kiri 5, Tmn. Taming Jaya. Tel: 03-8961 7495 • GS Gasek Travel & Tours, 42P-2 Jalan Putera Permai 1B, Taman Equine. Tel: 03-8942 3863 / 012-366 9392 Shah Alam • NBE Travel & Tours, No.18, 1st Floor, Wisma Elciv, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah K9/K, Seksyen 9. Tel: 03-58804657 • U-Travelwide (UMW Travel), Lot 2, Jalan Utas 15/7. Tel: 03-5163 3500 • Sriamera Holidays, Lot 1.41, 1st Floor, Plaza Alam Sentral, Jalan Majlis, Seksyen 14. Tel: 03-5511 5177 • Sejati Travel Pack, No 21A, Jalan Kristal, K7/K, Seksyen 7. Tel: 03-5126 3823 • Magna Bridge Travel & Tours, 6-4, Pusat Dagangan UMNO Shah Alam, Persiaran Damai, Seksyen 11. Tel: 03-5513 1559 • Sri Kasawari Travel & Tours, Lot 133, Tkt. l, Kompleks PKNS. Tel: 03-5519 7043 195


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Tourism Selangor, Lot P7, Jalan Indah 14/12, Seksyen 14. Tel: 603-5513 2000 Mayflower American Express Travel Services, Pfizer (M) Sdn. Bhd., Level 3 & 4, Bgn. Palm Grove, No. 14, Jln. Glenmarie (Persiaran Kerjaya), Section U1. Tel: 03-5568 6714

Local Government numbers • Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya, MPAJ) • Hulu Selangor District Council (Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor, MDHS) – Tel: 03-6064 1331 • Kajang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Kajang, MPKj) – Tel: 03-8737 7899 • Klang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Klang, MPKlang) – Tel: 03-3375 5555 • Kuala Langat District Council (Majlis Daerah Kuala Langat, MDKL) • Kuala Selangor District Council (Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor, MDKS) • Petaling Jaya City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, MBPJ) • Sabak Bernam District Council (Majlis Daerah Sabak Bernam, MDSB) • Selayang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, MPS) – Tel: 03-6120 4904 • Sepang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Sepang) – Tel: 03-8319 0200 • Shah Alam City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam, MBSA) – Tel: 03-5510 5133 • Subang Jaya Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya, MPSJ) For futher enquiries and information, please contact us at:

Tourism Selangor Sdn Bhd

(Co. No. 290472-W) • (KKKP/PL : 3829)

Lot P7, Jalan Indah 14/12, Section 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' 03-5513 2000 • 6 03-5513 6268 / 5518 2407 www.tourismselangor.org • info@tourismselangor.org

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