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Selangor

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Batu Caves is a place where you should not miss on your visit to Malaysia!

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Want a little fun on your holiday without leaving the city? Head over to Sunway Lagoon, a multi-award winning theme park located just 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Here you’ll find five different theme parks in one amazing destination, with more than 80 rides and attractions to choose from. Take your pick from the Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park, or spend the whole day park-hopping. Experience the world’s largest man-made sandy surf beach, world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, Asia’s highest slingshot ride, Malaysia’s first interactive zoo and one of Asia’s longest flying fox trails. The sandy Surf Beach, stretching over 13,000 square metres whips up waves as high as 8 feet. Parents can soak up the sun while their children play in the sand. For those seeking more thrills, grab a board and hit the surf! Other highlights include paintball war games, mountain biking, wall climbing, bungee jumping, go-karting, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rides, the Pontianak Theatre of Fear, and Terminator laser battle, to name just a few. Sunway Lagoon has consistently been recognised as Asia’s Best Attraction by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for four consecutive years (2007- 2010). It is closed on Tuesdays, except during Malaysian public and school holidays.

Sunway Pyramid

Just a stone’s throw away from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is Sunway Pyramid, a unique shopping experience for visitors. With an Egyptian motif, the shopping mall is housed in a large pyramid, with a monumental sphinx welcoming visitors at its entrance. The first themed entertainment and shopping mall in Malaysia, Sunway Pyramid is one of the most comprehensive places in Malaysia for retail therapy. The Asian Avenue on the first floor allows one to indulge in the latest Asian fashion and kitsch. The Digital Centre is where you can safely geek out, while the many restaurants and fast food outlets ensure that energy levels can be readily recharged for yet another round of shopping. For a break, shoppers can catch a movie at the TGV cineplex, take to the Sunway Mega Lanes bowling alley, try some indoor archery or don a pair of skates to glide on Malaysia’s first indoor ice- skating rink.

Fireflies Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor is a small coastal village northwest of Kuala Lumpur. The village is renowned for the great attraction alongside the Selangor River that runs through the village. On this river you can spot the famous fireflies (Kelip-Kelip in Bahasa Melayu) during evenings/nights. The fireflies all are found on the mangrove tree species called berembang. It is said that this is one of the biggest firefly colonies in the world. If you want to check out the fireflies yourself, you should head out to Kampung Kuantan (9km from Kuala Selangor) in the beginning of the evening. There you can arrange an eco-friendly rowing boat; a local boatman (guide) will escort you.

Fireflies are also known ‘Lightning Bugs’ and they shine brightly at the night to attract a suitable partner. Apparently, they are able to shine during the day too but humans then cannot see it. They are only seen at night in and along the berembang trees along the Selangor River. Often their flashing becomes sychronised, the overall effect is just like the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree. A trip along the river banks at the Selangor River at night is truly magnificient, and definitely a great attraction that should not be missed.

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