One day trips in Selangor

The following 12 places for one day trips in Selangor are worth spending a full day, with some worth staying overnight.

1. Paya Indah Wetlands

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

Paya Indah Wetlands is a 450-hectare (about 630 football pitches) wetland sanctuary featuring interactive wildlife sessions with hippos, crocodiles and other exotic animals, boating, fishing, cycling trails and more.

2. Bukit Melawati

Melawati Hill
There are many attractions in Bukit Melawati, including a fort, lighthouse, tram ride and museum. Photo by stratman²

Also known as Melawati Hill, this historic site has tombs, cannons and a lighthouse. Bukit Melawati is located right next to the well-kept Kuala Selangor Nature Park and is a stone’s throw from Kampung Bukit Belimbing Firefly Park Resort.

3. Kuala Selangor Fireflies

Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Fireflies, or kelip-kelip, are one of Kuala Selangor district’s main attractions.

Kuala Selangor is a renowned site for evening boat trips to marvel at large colonies of fireflies living in the mangroves along Selangor River. Eagle feeding tours and the magical Sky Mirror are popular supplementary activities for visitors to the area.

4. Bukit Jugra

Jugra Hill is known for paragliding, hiking and Beggar’s Chicken. Photo: Tian Yake

The paragliding capital of the state, Bukit Jugra or Jugra Hill is a low-rise elevation offering hiking, paragliding, scenic views and a lighthouse built in 1976. 

5. Tanjung Sepat

Tanjung Sepat
A unique dining experience. Photo: Vernon Chan

Tanjung Sepat is a coastal town that retains its seafaring tradition. Its main attractions are the beaches that run much of its coastline and local industries such as traditional pao and coffee making.

6. Selangor Fruit Valley

Aerial view of the atrium at Selangor Fruit Valley with the giant Carambola Monument on the right and the Eco Bridge on the left.

Sample a huge array of tropical fruits at Selangor Fruit Valley, a beautiful 646-hectare (about 900 football fields) plantation run by the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation.

7. Pulau Carey

Pulau Carey Selangor
Carey Island, best known for being home to the legendary Mah Meri tribe.

Pulau Carey is a mid-sized island separated from the mainland by a narrow river. Known for its seafood restaurants, Pulau Carey is also home to Hatter’s Castle and the Mah Meri Cultural Village, showcasing the life and times of the indigenous Mah Meri people of the area.

8. Pantai Morib

Morib Beach
Morib Beach is a seaside holiday destination located near Banting in Kuala Langat, Selangor.

As Selangor’s nearest and most famous beach destination, Pantai Morib is great for a fun-filled Selangor day trip with family and friends..

9. Taman Botani Negara

Taman Botani Negara
Go fly fishing or stay overnight in a traditional Malay house in Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam. Photo by Fahimi Ramlee.

At 817 hectares (over 1140 football fields) in size, Taman Botani Negara or the National Botanic Gardens features activities such as cycling, fishing, swimming and a fully decked out adventure park.

10. Pulau Ketam

The fishing village at Pulau Ketam. Photo by Tian Yake.

Pulau Ketam or Crab Island is a charming, mangrove-covered island that floods at high tide, with 2 rustic villages and houses on stilts. 

11. Kuala Kubu Bharu

View from Sungai Selangor Dam Lookout Point, about 10 minutes from Kuala Kubu Bharu. Photo by Amelia Isa.

Kuala Kubu Baru, or KKB as it is fondly known, is known for its traditional shophouses from the 1920s, a 1930s art-deco clock tower and an old fire station. Popular attractions here include Bukit Kutu for hiking, Sungai Selangor Dam and Chiling Waterfall and Mahseer Fish Sanctuary.

12. Sekinchan

Sekinchan’s paddy fields on a clear day. Photo by shiveeleaves.

Stroll through fishing villages, walk along paddy fields, make a wish at the beachside wishing tree and enjoy amazing seafood in Sekinchan located in Sabak Bernam, Selangor’s northernmost district.

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