May 11

Jimmy’s Durian Orchard

Jimmy's Durian Orchard

Jimmy’s Durian Orchard is located near the Selangor-Pahang border, approximately one hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Fun Fact
In Sabah, East Malaysia, red-fleshed durian is fried with onions and chilli and served as a side dish.


Details

Jimmy’s Durian Orchard is a family-run orchard located ±1 hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.

The 20-acre orchard is situated right alongside Karak Highway near the Selangor-Pahang border.

Parts of the orchard straddles the side of a hill; a brief hike to the top is rewarded with views of the nearby Titiwangsa Mountain Range.

Near the entrance of Jimmy’s Durian Orchard is a visitor center equipped with fans, seating and restrooms. Cold drinks can be purchased here.

Durian enthusiasts may pick and choose from several varieties offered at the orchard including the popular Musang King, D24, Tekka and Kampung durians.

Other fruits that are cultivated here include mangosteens, rambutans, butternut squash, kedondong, jackfruit, ciku, avocado, bananas, papayas and more.

Tips
During weekends, most visitors head to the orchard in the morning as the durians sell out as early as 1pm.

The durian season generally lasts between mid-June to mid-August each year, so it is best to enquire if there are any durians available before visiting.

What to pack?
Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, binoculars, insect repellent and an umbrella will complement your trip to the orchard.

The hike to the top can be steep at some points but is worth the climb for views of the Titiwangsa Mountain Range and the many clusters of durian trees on the way up.



Opening hours

9.00am till durians sell out (as early as 1.00pm).

Price/Entrance fee

Entry to the orchard is free. Durians are priced at market value, which changes daily (e.g. RM30-45/kg for Musang King).

Parking spaces are available inside and outside Jimmy’s Durian Orchard, on the path leading out to the highway.

Nearby

Visitors often stop by the small town of Karak, less than 10 kilometers away, for breakfast or lunch before/after heading to the orchard.

Stay

Bukit Tinggi Resort (read on TripAdvisor)

The Plantation (read on TripAdvisor)

Suria Hot Spring Hotel (read on TripAdvisor)

The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort (read on TripAdvisor)


Map


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How to get to Jimmy’s Durian Orchard


From Kuala Lumpur/Selangor, get on Karak Highway and drive past Bentong Toll. Continue until you pass Kampung Sungai Dua. From then on, observe the KM signs on the highway and at KM75.1, turn left at the orchard entrance.

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May 11

LS Fishing Pond

LS Fishing Pond

At the LS Fishing Pond in Pulau Carey, Selangor, anglers get to reel in giant groupers and goliath groupers weighing up to hundreds of kilograms each.

Fun Fact
Giant groupers can grow up to 2.7 meters (8.9 feet) in length and 400 kilograms (880 lbs) in weight.

Address

Kolam Memancing Ikan LS
Lot 2148 Jalan Bandar Lama BT11,
42500, Pulau Carey,
Kuala Langat, Selangor


Details

LS Fishing Pond is a recreational saltwater fishing center located in Pulau Carey, Selangor.

The center consists of three catch-and-release ponds (two small and one big). The star attraction here is the big pond, which houses monstrous-sized giant groupers and goliath groupers.

The record for the largest giant grouper found here currently stands at 128 kilograms (282 lbs).

At the smaller ponds, the types of catch available include snappers, tiger groupers and tiger prawns.

Note:
Anglers are only required to bring their own fishing rods and reels. Terminal tackle (leader line, hooks) & float settings are provided.

All outside food and beverages are not allowed.



Opening hours

8.00am – 1.00am daily. Booking is required for the giant grouper pond.

Price/Entrance fee

Deposit: RM100.00

Small ponds: RM40/2 hours (Minimum: 2 hours. Additional hours: RM20/hour)

Big pond: RM100/hour. If you are unable to reel in any fish within the hour, additional time will be given at no extra cost.

Bait: RM2.00 (Visitors must use bait provided).

Nearby

The following destinations are located on Pulau Carey itself:

LS Fishing Pond is also located near the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to LS Fishing Pond


There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center towards Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.

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May 10

Hatter’s Castle

Hatter's Castle Pulau Carey

Hatter’s Castle sits on a 2-hectare piece of land and is fronted by a well-manicured lawn.

Fun Fact
Hatter’s Castle was conferred heritage status by Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust), a national heritage non-governmental organization.

Contact

+603 3326 6222 (Pn. Rogayah)

p…@simedarby.com

http://www.simedarbyplantation.com/

Address

Sime Darby West Estate, Heritage Island,
Pulau Carey, 42960
Kuala Langat, Selangor


Details

Hatter’s Castle is a cottage bungalow that used to be the home of Carey Island‘s plantation manager back in the 1920s.

Its design is influenced by Edward Valentine John Carey, founder of the island, while its name is inspired by a novel of the same title by Scottish author A.J. Cronin.

The first occupants of the house was Danish engineer C.L. Gjorup, who built the bungalow and moved in on 1 January 1923, and James French, the first general manager of Jugra Land & Carey Limited, who occupied the top floor.

The cottage bungalow’s design was so well received at the time that it became the model for all hill station and plantation bungalows erected during the colonial era.

Today, Hatter’s Castle is used as a guesthouse for staff and guests of Sime Darby Plantations Berhad, who owns most of the oil palm estates that cover the island.


Opening hours

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours, by appointment with Sime Darby Plantations Berhad.

Price/Entrance fee

Entry is free.

Nearby

The following destinations are located on Pulau Carey itself:

Hatter’s Castle is also located near the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to Hatter’s Castle


There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center towards Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.

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May 10

Pulau Carey

Pulau Carey

Morning drive to Carey Island, best known for being home to the legendary Mah Meri tribe. Photo by Syahmir.

Fun Fact
Pulau Carey is named after Edward Valentine John Carey, a British rubber planter who acquired the island from Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah GCMG KCVO, patron of the historical Istana Bandar Jugra.

Address

Pulau Carey,
42960 Kuala Langat,
Selangor


Details

Pulau Carey is an island located off the southwestern coast of Selangor, a short distance from Morib and the royal town of Klang.

Despite its name, most locals do not consider it an island in that sense of the word, as the body of water separating it from the mainland is in fact a river (Sungai Langat).

Most of Carey Island is covered with vast oil palm estates and at first glance, it may seem that there is nothing much to do. However, visitors are in for a pleasant surprise – there is much more to the island than meets the eye.

Things to do

Hatter’s Castle – Beautiful, colonial-era cottage bungalow with an exceptionally well-maintained, landscaped garden. Built in the 1920s, this was the former home of the plantation manager.

Mah Meri Cultural Village – Watch a traditional dance, buy handicrafts and learn to make headdresses using palm fronds. RM5.00/pax for walk-in visitors. Appointments are not necessary.

Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort (Check pricing) – Deluxe and luxury villas available, with plenty of activities (open to non-guests), including archery, flying fox, rock climbing, paintball, abseiling, kayaking, ATV, fishing, cycling and an Animal Island.

LS Fishing Pond – Popular giant grouper fishing pond (catch and release).

Pulau Carey beach (location provided in the map below) – Though not suitable for swimming, the beach in Carey Island, called Pantai Tanjung Rhu, is good enough for relaxation and photography. Location is provided in the map below.

Oil palm plantations – The oil palm estates on Carey Island are mostly owned by Sime Darby Berhad, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil. Visitors wishing to tour the oil palm estates on the island must obtain prior permission from the company, who allows educational visits every once in a while.


Pulau Carey Seafood Restaurants

Many visitors come here exclusively for the seafood, claimed to be a notch above the typical fare you would find in the city.

Kang Guan Seafood Restaurant – Good food and great views. Located right by the river that separates the island from the mainland.

I Suka Restaurant (Pork-free) – Also located by the river and next to LS Fishing Pond.

Seri Langat Seafood Restaurant – Located before the river.

Nearby

Carey Island is located near the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to Pulau Carey


There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center to Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.

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May 09

Mah Meri Cultural Village

Mah Meri Cultural Village

The Mah Meri don traditional masks and costumes while offering gifts and blessings to their ancestors during a ceremony that takes place annually.

Fun Fact
Pulau Carey, or Carey Island, has been home to the Mah Meri indigenous community for over a hundred years.

Contact

+603 2282 3135 / +603 2161 0577 (Mah Meri Cultural Village)

a…@mdkl.gov.my

http://www.mdkl.gov.my/

Address

Mah Meri Cultural Village
Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun,
42960 Pulau Carey,
Kuala Langat, Selangor


Details

The ancient Mah Meri tribe, known as the ‘Masked Men of Malaysia’, is one of 18 indigenous communities living in Peninsula Malaysia.

They are widely regarded as some of the best mask makers in the world; some of their handicraft have been known to fetch thousands of dollars.

While many of the natives have assimilated into modern life, with jobs in nearby plantations and farms, much care has been taken to ensure that their ancient rituals and customs are documented and preserved.

There is a small gallery/museum and traditional house in the village compound that is open to visitors.

Festivals
The village is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit Pulau Carey‘s Mah Meri Cultural Village is during Hari Moyang (Ancestor Day), which takes place around March or April each year, Puja Pantai (Oceanic Healing) or during a wedding ceremony.

During the festival, the tribesmen and women wear intricately carved masks and perform the mystifying Tarian Jo-oh (Jungle Dance) and Tarian Topeng (Mask Dance), which are main features of the festival repertoire.

Handicrafts
Genuine crafts purchased at the Cultural Village or National Museum bear the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Seal of Excellence and come with a certificate of authenticity.

These crafts are handmade out of a rare, reddish swamp hardwood called Nyireh Batu. Each piece has its own story that is related to their ancestral legends.

The Mah Meri tribeswomen are extremely adept at palm weaving. Over here, visitors get to assist them at making headdresses or other decorative items made of palm fronds.


Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Price/Entrance fees

RM5.00 per entry. Walk-in visitors are welcome, there are no appointments necessary.

Nearby

The following destinations are located on Pulau Carey itself:

The cultural village is also located near the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to Mah Meri Cultural Village


There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from K.L. city center towards Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Pulau Carey. The drive takes about an hour.

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May 09

Paya Indah Wetlands

Paya Indah Wetlands

For longer visits, stay for a night or two at Paya Indah Wetlands’ chalets, dorms or camping grounds. Photo by Peter Choo.

Fun Fact
At 3100 hectares, Paya Indah Wetlands is roughly 387 times the size of Bukit Jalil stadium.

Contact

+603 8768 7616 / +603 8768 8726 (Dept. of Wildlife & National Parks)

p…@wildlife.gov.my

http://www.wildlife.gov.my/

Address

Paya Indah Wetlands
Department of Wildlife and National Parks
KM 4, Jalan Dengkil-Banting
43800 Dengkil, Selangor


Details

Paya Indah Wetlands is an upcoming ecotourism destination located near Dengkil in Kuala Langat

Covering approximately 3100 hectares, the wetlands are divided into a Conservation & Research Zone, Educational Zone and Recreational Zone.

This massive wetlands park consists of 18 lakes and ponds in total, including a hippopotamus pond, crocodile pond, ecology pond, water lily ponds and fishing ponds.

It is also a bird-watching haven, where over 210 species of residential and migratory birds have been recorded.

The park also provides accommodation in the form of chalets, hostels and camp sites. There are also traditional Malay showhouses, where cultural activities are often held.

Things To Do

Activities at the park include:

Free

  • Hippopotamus feeding at Kolam Hippo – 10am daily
  • Crocodile feeding at Kolam Buaya – weekends and public holidays at 11am
  • Pelican feeding at Kolam Lestari – 10.30 am daily
  • Porcupine feeding at Laman Fauna- 11.30 am daily
  • Jungle trekking at Recreational Zone
  • Bird watching at Recreational Zone
  • Observation tower (max. 10 people at any one time)
  • Bamboo groves
  • Picnic sites
  • Cultural activities at Terengganu Malay House

Paid

  • 4WD Night Safari – RM120/two hours
  • Swamp trekking guided tour – RM120/4 hours
  • Kayak and paddleboat rental at Tasik Teratai/Tasik Sendayan – RM7/30 minutes (9am – 12pm, 3pm – 6pm)
  • Fish feeding at Kolam Ekologi (RM3 per packet of pallets)
  • Fishing/angling at Tasik Typha – RM10/two hours, no live bait allowed
  • Bicycle rental at Recreational Zone – RM5/two hours (adults), RM3/2 hours (children – tricycles)
  • Bird watching guided tour – RM120/4 hours
  • Biodiversity Education Program – 3 day 2 night stays for schools and colleges
  • Nature trail guided tour (all 3 zones) – RM120/4 hours
  • Photography guided tour – RM120/4 hours



Opening hours

Monday – Sunday 7.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 7.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2.45 pm – 7.00 pm
Accommodation Booking 8.00am – 2.00pm (Weekdays), 8.00am – 5.00pm (Weekends)

For visitors staying at the chalets, hostel or campsites, activities are provided from 7.30pm till 11.00pm.

Price/Entrance fees

Entry to the wetland park is free. Separate charges apply depending on selected activities.

Chalets/Hostel/Camping

Air-conditioned chalets (double bed/twin sharing) RM120.00/night
Air-conditioned hostels (sleeps 16 males and 16 females) RM9/night per person
Camping RM9/night per camp
Family Day site rental/Tapak Hari Keluarga RM175.00/day

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How to get to Paya Indah Wetlands


Driving is the best way to get here. Paya Indah Wetlands is situated beside the ELITE highway. Dengkil is the nearest town (±9km away). The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 45 minutes.

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May 09

Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor

The Sky Mirror is a rare phenomenon that only occurs a few times a month.

Fun Fact
The ‘Sky Mirror’ in Kuala Selangor has been compared to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, a similar natural wonder and the world’s largest salt flats.

Address

Sky Mirror Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd,
15, Jalan Yu 1,
45800 Pekan Sasaran,
Kuala Selangor,
Selangor, Malaysia.


Details

The Sky Mirror of Kuala Selangor is a newly-discovered natural wonder that has become one of the latest tourist attractions in the area.

Located in the middle of the Straits of Malacca, the Sky Mirror is a sandbank that only emerges for 3-4 hours in the mornings, producing a mirror-like reflection of the sky.

What’s even more surprising is that this mysterious phenomenon only appears on the 1st, 2nd, 14th, 15th, 16th and 30th day of the month according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

Fully guided tours of the sandbank, which can be accessed via a 30-minute boat ride from the mainland, are available from a licensed tour company near Pantai Remis.

The sandbank itself is home to a great variety of marine life, where you’ll find plenty of hermit crabs, soldier crabs, bamboo clams, sand dollars, sea anemones, snails, sea snakes, conches, bailer shells and more.

It has received international press coverage and has been dubbed the Salar de Uyuni of Malaysia, after a similar natural wonder in Bolivia.


Opening hours

The sandbank is only visible in the mornings (around 8.00am onwards till noon) on certain days of the month. The guided tour takes about 4 hours to complete.

Price/Entrance fees

RM70 Adults, RM55 Children

Nearby

Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor is located ±25 minutes from the following destinations:

Accommodation

The Kabin (read on TripAdvisor) – Modular, container-style rooms in Pantai Remis. Capable of accommodating up to 78 guests at a time.

Pantai Indah Seaview Resort (read on TripAdvisor) – 12-floor beachside resort in Pantai Remis.


Map


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How to get to Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor


Driving is the best way to get here. The Sky Mirror is located near Kuala Selangor, about ±35 minutes from Klang and ±45 minutes from Shah Alam.

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May 09

Pantai Remis (Kuala Selangor)

Pantai Remis Kuala Selangor

Visitors often stop by Pantai Remis beach on their way to visit the Sky Mirror and Kuala Selangor Firefly Park. Photo by drsinga.com.

Fun Fact
There are two separate towns, also called Pantai Remis and Jeram, in the state of Perak.

Contact

+603 3289 1439 / +603 3289 1549 / 2423 / 4328 (Kuala Selangor District Council)

p…@mdks.gov.my

http://www.mdks.gov.my/

Address

Jalan Pantai Remis,
45800 Jeram,
Kuala Selangor


Details

Pantai Remis is a beach in Jeram, Kuala Selangor.

Though not suitable for swimming (thanks to murky waters), the beach frames a stunning view towards the Straits of Malacca during sunset and is popular among local residents of Jeram and Klang (±35 minutes) for its seaside atmosphere.

Most visitors, however, stay or drop by here on their way to visit the:

Things to do/Activities

Kite-flying, fishing and ATV rides (website) are popular activities here, especially on weekends.

The area is also a hotspot for seafood; there are many stalls and a food court (Medan Selera Pantai Remis) serving delicious Malay-style seafood, with the most famous dish being broiled fish.

Watch the local fishermen or try your hand at catching clams, horseshoe crabs (belangkas), fan muscles (siput kemudi), sea snails (balitong) and other shellfish and crustaceans which inhabit the beach.

The market area is also popular among visitors; here you’ll find many kinds of fresh and dried seafood, snacks and delicacies.

Accommodation

The Kabin (read on TripAdvisor) – Modular, container-style rooms near the beach. Capable of accommodating up to 78 guests at a time.

Pantai Indah Seaview Resort (read on TripAdvisor) – Beachside resort with 12 floors.


Opening hours

Always open.

Price/Entrance fees

Nearby

The beach is located ±20 minutes from the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to Pantai Remis, Kuala Selangor


Driving is the best way to get here. The beach is located ±35 minutes from Klang and ±45 minutes from Shah Alam.

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May 08

Istana Bandar Jugra

Istana Bandar Jugra

Istana Bandar Jugra is located next to the yellow-coloured Masjid Diraja Sultan Alaeddin (Royal Mosque).

Fun Fact
In 1980, Istana Bandar Jugra was designated a historical monument and site under the Antiquities Act 1976 .

Address

Jalan Istana Lama,
42700 Jugra,
Banting, Selangor


Details

Built in the early 1900s, Istana Bandar Jugra is located in Jugra, a historical town located in Kuala Langat district.

Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, GCMG KCVO, the fifth Sultan of Selangor, lived here for many years until his death in 1938. His grandson, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, who was to be the eight Sultan of Selangor, was born in the palace in 1926.

The double-storey structure has many rooms, including a royal bath (Kolam Mandi Diraja), throne room (Balai Rong Seri), banquet room (Kamar Santap Diraja), bedrooms (Kamar Beradu), audience halls (Balai Mengadap), verandah (Sotoh), kitchen (Dapur) and a ‘forbidden garden’ (Taman Larangan).

Also known as Istana Alaeddin or Alaeddin Palace, the building was constructed using high-quality cengal timber and marble. Its design is largely Islamic, mainly of Indian and Middle-Eastern origin. There is also some Chinese influence (the roof’s carved fascia board and sisik naga or dragon fin), as craftsmen from China were involved in the palace’s construction.

The palace fell into disuse after independence, when the administrative center of the state was moved to Kuala Lumpur. It was later used as a craft center and a center for studying the Quran, the central religious text of Islam.

It is usually visited together with Bukit Jugra, Makam Diraja Sultan Abdul Samad (Royal Mausoleum) and the yellow-coloured Masjid Sultan Alaeddin, which is located next door.


Opening hours

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.

Price/Entrance fees

Entry to the palace is free.

Nearby

The palace in Jugra is also located near the following destinations:


Map


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How to get to Istana Bandar Jugra


Driving is the best way to get here. Jugra is located ±30 kilometers south of Klang. From Klang Valley, take the Federal or KESAS Highway towards Klang and thereafter, head towards Banting. The drive takes about an hour.

By Train

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