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Hulu Langat Tourist Attractions - Selangor

Sungai Tekala - Hulu Langat Attractions Selangor

Sungai Tekala forest park is a weekend nature getaway.

Not too far from the Ulu Langat attractions of Sungai Chongkak and Gabai jungle waterfall, the recreational forest (hutan lipur) combines a gentle river swimming hole surrounded by shady rainforest trees.
A very popular nature escape for outdoor activities spent with the kids or good for a family picnic idea. A slow and shallow river lingers throughout the park.
Even with crowds, it's possible to find a secluded spot the further you hike up the forest river.
Still a nice lowland dipterocarp rainforest, the park offers a good opportunity for birdwatching and nature photography. Practice spotting rainforest birds and scout the scenery to find colorful jungle pictures to shoot.

Sungai Tekala - Hulu Langat Attractions Selangor

Sungai Tekala Forest Park: Things To Do

Family Picnic - Nothing beats good food and a jungle swim. Spend the day soaking up the outdoors and leave the concrete jungle behind.
- With plenty of camping spots available, the school holidays and weekends are perfect for hanging out in the jungle with friends or family.
Jungle Trekking
- A trail rims the boundary of the forest park and showcases the diversity of lowland rainforest. Check with the Forestry Department centre for information on special interpretative activities and trail conditions.
Jungle Photography
- Take a tripod and slow down the action for some awesome cotton-candy river shots or go macro and shoot rainforest insects and rainforest frogs hidden in the vegetation.

Sungai Tekala - Hulu Langat Attractions Selangor

Sungai Tekala - Hulu Langat Attractions Selangor


Sungai Tekala Forest Park: General Information

Weekends are generally crowded as visitors congregate along the river. There are facilities closer to the entrance and several new changing stalls located in convenient sites.
The hours of operation are daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Fees and Facilities

  • Entry fee RM 1
  • no parking fee (subject to change)
  • food and drink sellers alongside entrance road usually available on weekends, but do bring your own too
  • toilet facilities available and a few covered shelters for picnics
  • camping available for RM 5 per night across the main entrance in a fenced off area with its own toilet facility

For further information please contact:

Pejabat Hutan Daerah Hulu Selangor
48000 Rawang, Selangor
Hutan Lipur Sungai Tekala
Tel: 03-691-6131
Fax: 03-691-7533

Sungai Tekala - Hulu Langat Attractions Selangor

How To Get There

The Hulu Langat road is usually slow every day due to lorries and narrow lanes. If there is no traffic, expect to reach Sungai Tekala just over an hour. With traffic add another 30 minutes.

  • From Kuala Lumpur head out to Cheras-Kajang highway and go through the first toll way
  • Take the first left exit (Exit 702 - Persimpangan Hulu Langat) where a large sign points the direction to Air Terjun Gabai, Air Terjun Tekala, and Air Terjun Batangsi
  • Stay left on the two-lane road (Ulu Langat) and expect some traffic delays for the next 5 km
  • Watch for a series of brown signs to Air Terjun Gabai, Hutan Rekreasi Sungai Chongkak and Hutan Rekreasi Gunung Nuang along this road and expect a left turn at a junction
  • Watch for blue signs pointing the way to Hutan Lipur Sg. Chongkak, Perdik and Gabai (another 20-25 km ahead)
  • Watch for the road junction where straight ahead lies Sg. Chongkak and Gunung Nuang and a right turn towards Sungai Lui and Semenyih takes you to Gabai Falls
  • Follow the right turn road for a few kilometers and watch for the blue Hutan Lipur Sg. Gabai signs
  • Continue on this road (B19) for about 20 km, past the turnoff left for Gabai Falls, past Semenyih Dam and into the park
  • To return to KL either backtrack the same way or continue going straight on B19 and reach a junction (mosque opposite stoplight) and turn right
  • Alternatively travel 13 km from Semenyih to approach the park without going to Ulu Langat road; head for the Nirvana Christian Garden and Chinese Cemetary
Ulu Langat Tourist Attractions - Selangor

Carey Island
Located just off the mainland, Carey Island is well-known for the orang asli community known as the Mah Meri. They have assimilated into life with jobs in the nearby plantations and farms. However, they have retained the unique culture and way of life. Apart from exhibitions of the traditional dances and music, Mah Meri are particularly known for their votive sculptures, fashioned from a kind of a swamp hardwood called "nyirih batu".

Morib Beach
Morib Beach is better known as a weekend seaside retreat, with wind whispering through the tall shady casuarina trees and lapping sea waves. It is an ideal place for visitors in search of peace and tranquillity. On weekends, food stalls sprout to cater for the visitors.

Tanjung Sepat

Historic Jugra
Once the seats of ancient kings, the placid town of Jugra has several fascinating historic buildings. The intriguing Istana Bandar (or Bandar Palace), built in 1905, features exquisite woodcarvings by the late Sultan Alauddin, reminiscent of the previous century. The Sultan Alauddin Mosque, 'next to Istana Bandar, was erected in 1932, but its classical Moorish architecture has given it timeless, mystical look. The Royal Mausoleum, the Jugra Lighthouse and the ruins of the legend shrouded Istana Jugra are also well worth a visit.

Petaling Jaya Tourist Attractions - Selangor

Petaling Jaya or PJ as they call it in Malaysia is located in one of the districts in Selangor, Malaysia. There are 360,000 inhabitants that comprises of Malays, Indians and Chinese. Far different from other Malaysian towns, Petaling Jaya has minimal tourist attractions. If you plan a visit, you can check out these places for you convenience:

1. Kota Darul Ehsan Arch - a remarkable gateway in Petaling Jaya where it illuminates a golden light to highway motorists.

2. Wat Chetawan Temple - a main attraction for devotees & visitors. This is one of the main Thai Buddhist temples in Klang Valley. Many people come here to visit during Songkran and Loy Kratok.

3. MBPJ Tower - A prominent landmark with 27 stories. This is unique in the sense that it stands in the middle of a pit-like "sunken plaza" and surrounded by shops as well as commercial areas.

4. Hilton Petaling Jaya - Known to be the longest operating Hilton in Malaysia since it has been established in 1984.

5. Gasing Hill - The only remaining forest reserve in Petaling Jaya.

6. Taman Jaya - A good place for outdoor activities like jogging, cycling and brisk walking.

7. LDP Cable Stayed Bridge - The first cable stayed land bridge in Malaysia.

8. Petaling Jaya Exchange - The next best location in PJ. The 35 storey building is going to be a prominent landmark in town when it finishes in 2010.

There are many shopping malls in Petaling Jaya where you can buy quality products. There are night markets as well that signifies true Malay cultures.

Getting around the city is not a hassle as there are available public transportation to use.

Sunway Lagoon

The Sunway Lagoon is a former tin mine that has been transformed into a major theme park not only in Selangor, but also Malaysia. It attracts crowds of visitors because of its comprehensive range of watersports, restaurants and recreational facilities. Adjacent to it is a huge shopping and leisure complex called the Sunway Piramid, which adds to the limitless range of activities available and the luxurious Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel.

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Kota Darul Ehsan

Erected to mark the sacrifice by the Sultan of Selangor in ceding Kuala Lumpur to the Federal Government, this magnificent arch incorporates exquisite Moorish architecture with traditional Malay elements. Flanked by ancient Selangor cannons, Kota Darul Ehsan straddles the Federal Highways as it crosses the state border with Kuala Lumpur.

The Mines Wonderland

Lights, colours and action! This colourful and unique night theme park is an embodiment of culture, history, education and adventure. It serves as the family recreational getaway for Malaysians and tourists alike.

Come and enjoy the Dancing Water performance and spectacular 3D Laser Show in our amphitheatre. As the music starts, plumes of water shoot up and dance in the air with multi-coloured lights, creating a water fantasy. There two Musical Fountain shows to feast your eyes on daily.

Be fascinated by the stage performances at the Traveller’s Food Village and Amphitheatre. Our very own Featherman Show – a rich cultural performance brought to you directly from East Malaysia. The Featherman Show, better known as the Magunatip dance, belongs to the Murut tribe of Kuhijaw (Kwijau). The word ‘Magunatip’ was derived from the word ‘apit’, which means trapped.

One must be agile and dexterous, as this dance requires jumping and putting one’s feet between the clapping bamboos without being trapped. It usually does not require any instrumental music because the rhythmic clapping and stamping of the bamboos produce a loud, harmonized rhythm. So give a big hand to the Muruts of Sabah, straight from East Malaysia as they perform the Magunatip dance! Another amazing experience that will take your breath away is the Lake Cruise. Take a water taxi and enjoy the cool evening breeze as the boat cruises round the 150-acre lake that used to be the largest open cast tin mine in the world. At the lakeside, thousands of coloured lights light up and form the Light Fantasy on Water. These floating giant sculptures are truly a sight to behold. Have you ever seen a white tiger before? In ancient times, these magnificent creatures were believed to bring good luck, so come visit them and discover their secrets at the Secrets of the Tiger, a gallery with lots of interesting facts and photographs. For all you food lovers out there, enjoy unique Malaysian cuisine, Thai steamboat and various other local favourites at our Traveller’s Food Village. As the sun sets, savour a mouthwatering meal while watching spectacular performances by the lakeside. With all that buzz, you’re bound to be filled with excitement. So what better way to cool down than to experience winter at minus 10 degrees in the Ice Factory? This 10 000ft_ sub zero environment is the first winter wonderland in Malaysia and is an interesting and fun-filled experience. MINES Wonderland Where the wonders never cease!

Shah Alam Tourist Attractions - Selangor

About Shah Alam
Shah Alam (population 120,000) is a city in Malaysia. Selangor’s capital city is the beautiful, clean town of Shah Alam. Shah Alam is proud to be home to the world’s only agro-forestry park,is a showpiece city and its careful planning is evident everywhere. Which is the green park of Bukit Cahaya.Cultural attractions and several new hotels round out the appeal and attraction of Shah Alam. This city also has a lovely landscaped recreational park with an idyllic lakeside setting and even a “floating” restaurant in the vicinity. Shah Alam also possesses a world-class stadium and sports complex and an international standard racing track. 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.

History of Shah Alam
Long ago, Shah Alam was known as Sungai Renggam and is known only as an oil palm estate. Later, the same area was identified as Batu Tiga prior to Malaysian independence, and has been a centre of palm oil trade for centuries.

In 1978, it replaced Kuala Lumpur as the capital city of the state of Selangor due to Kuala Lumpur's incorporation into a Federal Territory

Today, Shah Alam is most famous for its spectacular masjid (mosque).A racing circuit near the city was used for Grand Prix motorcycle racing and was named the 'Shah Alam Motor Paradise', but was demolished in 2003.

Today, the city has a similar urban layout as Petaling Jaya with housing areas occupying most of the city areas (55.2 sq. km.) and commercial centres scattered around the different 'Seksyen' (section) areas. 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.

Location of 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. Located halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang, It enjoys a vantage location being ideally located halfway between the national capital, KL, and the viable Port Klang. The city is about 25 to 30 km west of the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur and just 15 minutes from Subang Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Shah Alam Industry
The main plant of the Malaysian car manufacturer Proton is also located in Shah Alam. Shah Alam flourished as a growing settlement after the Proton car manufacturing plant was set up, which marked the beginning of the city as an industrial city. In fact, many of the city's streets are named after tools such as 'Jalan Gergaji' (Saw Road) and also named after professions such as 'Jalan Usahawan' (Entrepreneur Road) and 'Jalan Nelayan' (Fisherman Road) which hints at the growing stature of the city as an industrial hub of the state. The city was granted city status on 10 October 2000 with Dato' Haji Abu Sujak Haji Mahmud as the first City mayor.

Tour at Shah Alam

Sultan Salahuhddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

Selangor's new capital is dominated by the enormous minarets and gleaming blue dome of the State Mosque, Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.The enormous aluminium dome is reputed to be the among the largest in the Islamic world. The mosque sits alongside the city's manmade central lake, which is also adjoined by Urban Shah Alam, a beautifully landscaped recreational park.

When visiting the city, you will certainly be impressed by the beautiful architectural design of the State Mosque, the Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Dominating the entire state capital, this is truly one of the finest mosques to be found anywhere in the world. Completed in 1988, its minarets, at 142.3 meters, are the tallest in the world. Its graceful blue dome is also one of the biggest of its kind. Decorative Islamic calligraphy enhances the dome and main prayer hall, while the overall architecture integrates Malay and Moorish design elements. The mosque's pulpit has been executed in carved timber, a masterpiece of local craftsmen from the state of Kelantan.
This breathtaking mosque is an awesome sight; you can spot its blue dome - said to be the largest in the world - from quite a distance away.

Shah Alam Lake Gardens

For relaxation, head for the Shah Alam Lake Gardens. It is the site of annual events such as the International Boat Show and the Selangor Orchid Exhibition. A delightful system of man-made lakes graces the town center. Picnic area dot this well-kept parkland and a floating seafood restaurant stands on the fringes of the lakes.

State Monument & State Secretariat Building
On a landscaped hill overlooking the town center is the towering 24-story Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building. Built with elements of traditional Bugis design, it houses the state secretariat and administrative offices of the state government. Just before this is the serene and lovely State Monument with a sweeping arch, reflecting pools and gold inscriptions on gray Selangor granite. Because of its picturesque settings, the State Monument is a favorite location for shutterbugs and tourists.

Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agricultural Park

Better known as the Malaysia Agricultural Park, this is the only agro-forestry in this part of the world. The park is designed in such a way that it affords visitors a glimpse of the country's agricultural resources such as oil palms, padi fields, rubber trees, coconut trees and other fruit trees. All these are set within a luscious tropical rainforest in a scenic 1,290 hectare site, just 1km from Shah Alam town center. Its planner has in mind an open-air university for the dual purpose of recreation and education. Here is a place to learn all about trees by their names!

The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM and formerly known as Institut Teknologi MARA or ITM) which is known as Malaysia's affirmative action symbol is located in the state capital.

The city also boasts the huge and modern Shah Alam Stadium with a capacity of 81, 000 and 5,500 parking lots where many fairs were held and the stadium is where the Selangor state team plays its football. However, the stadium has fallen into disuse as the standard of the country's football league floundered and the turnout at local matches fell to a mere 1,000 spectators at best.


Gombak Tourist Attractions - Selangor

National Zoo

The National Zoo in Hulu Klang has a fascinating animal collection from all over the world, as well as an impressive aquarium and aviary. It is considered one of the most interesting zoos in South East Asia, with large grounds for picnic, enormous lake for `swan boating' and train rides around the zoo.

Templer's Park

Located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Templer's Park is a lush forest park with cascading waterfalls and rivers meandering through it. This park is also ideal for picnics and visitors could take the opportunity to dip in the cool, refreshing water.

Commonwealth Forest Park
Tourists that are on their way to the north, passing Rawang from Kuala Lumpur, should stop for a while at Commonwealth Forest Park. It is situated on the left side of the main road just after the Templer's Park and easy to locate. This park was launched in 1993 to commemorate The 14th Commonwealth Forest Meeting. This interesting park is shrouded by a forest, landscaped park, camping sites, chalet, water fountain, trekking paths and other facilities for the tourists to feel the natural beauty.

Kanching Recreational Forest
The Kanching Recreational Forest, located adjacent to the Templer's Park offers a cool and soothing environment for tourists. The more popular spots among picnickers are the second and third levels, where the waterfalls end up in spacious pools and bouldered streams.

Orang Asli Museum
Situated at Km 24, Jalan Gombak, visitors can have an insightful glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of Selangor's "Original People" or orang asli that is fast disappearing with development and modernisation. It has a vast collection of tribal heritage such as blowpipes, spears, porcelain and ancestral figurines.

Batu Caves
Located 15 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is the most popular tourist destination in Selangor. It consists of three big caves and the main temple cave, which features ornate Hindu shrines and has a ceiling looming over 100 metres overhead. To reach it one has to climb a steep flight of 272 steps, a feat performed by as many as 100,000 devotees during the annual Thaipusam festival.


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