Tourism Selangor #TakeMeAnywhere FAM Trip – Part 2

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Hello again my dear readers.. thank you for your kind support and taking the trouble to read my blogs…  I have to say I truly appreciate you all..

Ok, let’s continue with my little trip to Kuala Langat and Sepang… and I can only assure you it gets more exciting with new challenges and new places we discovered… I did part 1 HERE , so if you haven’t read it, head over to that page and read it ok… so here I am continuing from where we left off…

5. Paragliding in Bukit Jugra

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After having done rope swing at Kuala Kubu Baru, this trip presented me with a new challenge… Paragliding.. when I told my mom I was going Paragliding she said I was crazy.. (I don’t blame her as she is pretty cautious, unlike her dare devil daughter)..

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Anyway having went and done that… I swear paragliding is not as nerve-wrecking or scary as rope swing…

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Partly is when I did my rope swing challenge, my heart felt like I left it on the bridge as I fell (almost seemingly towards a certain death…. ) until the ropes held me up and started swinging…Paragliding however is a form of flying with a parachute and flying in tandem with a professional you know who has your back literally gives you plenty of mind comfort…

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And if you are asking me… Paragliding is really something you have to try out.. and with that having said…Bukit Jugra is well known as an ideal paragliding site with good wind, convenient take off and landing points that has been attracting international flyers all over…

Paragliding at Jugra is also getting pretty popular as an adventurous weekend activity among Malaysians and it might also be the site for the Paragliding World Cup in months to come..

Fees for Paragliding in tandem.. RM250 per person or if you come in a pair, then RM230 per person …

Call : 0133703331 -Capt Ikhwan

6. Viking Restaurant

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Some people say that Viking Seafood Restaurant serves the best seafood..

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Viking Restaurant which is actually located in Jugra near Permatang Pasir is an off road location..

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The restaurant is basically no frills and simple as all Chinese seafood restaurants by the river or sea is normally… and the food… well.. personally I think it taste pretty good…

So yes, it is worth a trip if you are around the area…

GPS/Coordinate: 2.829462, 101.423384 (approximate)
Address -Pengkalan Nelayan, Kg. Permatang Pasir, 42700 Banting, Selangor

7. Bon Odori 2018

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I have always wondered how it was at the Bon Odori festival and was given a chance to check it out myself this year…

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First things first… the traffic was horrendous… and well.. how could it not be when there were about more than 35,000 people attending the Bon Odori Festival at the Panasonic National Sports Complex in Shah Alam this year….

Bon Odori is a Japanese folk dance festival celebrated annually in every district of every city in Japan… It is a popular summer get-together which is accompanied by singing and dancing with lively gongs, drums and flutes.

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It sure was a lot of fun watching cross cultural performances, dancing along to the beat and with everyone and watching the Wadaiko Drums in performance…

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This year’s Bon Odori festival is jointly organised by The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur, The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur and the Japan Embassy, and supported by the Selangor state government and Tourism Selangor..

8. Morib Gold Coast Resort

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Gold Coast Morib Resort is resort located in Banting with an Water Amusement Park Resort is situated along side beautiful water front from the Straits of Malacca, the closest soft sand seaside in the the southern area of Selangor.

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The resort is a place for family with kids to spend some time bonding together and it is a great place to unwind and refresh yourself away from the concrete jungle that is KL…

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The resort is a good option for family outing or company retreats and team building …

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Address – PT. 294, KAWASAN KANCHONG LAUT, Mukim Morib, 42700 Banting

9. Istana Bandar Jugra

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Banting used to be the royal capital of Selangor when Sultan Abdul Samad decided to move there in 1875. He stayed there until he died in the year 1898. His son, Sultan Alaeddin who was the fifth Sultan of Selangor planned for the construction of the Istana Bandar. This palace was built in 1905 and he lived there for 35 years until his death.

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The palace was built on a 13 acre land and is two storey high with 15 rooms. You can appreciate the beautiful landscape just as you enter the compound of the palace…

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Since only the best – the cengal wood and marble were used during the construction, the structure still remain strong and lovely as ever today… the evidence of the excellent building skills of the people during that time…

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The architecture of the palace is based on Malay design but with the influence of Chinese, Indian, European and Islamic features.

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The last significant event that happened here in this palace was the installation of Sultan Sulaiman who then decided to move his official residence to Klang.

Address – Kampung Sungai Ingat, 42700 Banting

10. Dong Zen Temple Jenjarom

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The Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple is a large Buddhist religious, cultural and educational complex in the small town of Jenjarom in the Kuala Langat district of Selangor state.

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The temple complex includes dining, lecture and meditation halls…

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Then there is the Zen Garden and 18 statues of Arhats and 33 statues of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva which, I think are stages to progress though on the road to Buddhahood….

You can also find the Main Shrine with a large seated Buddha statue…. and the beautiful Lumbini Gardens with beautiful orchid, fish ponds and models of famous Buddhist sacred places in India…

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Don’t forget to make a wish at the wishing bell and ring it…

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We loved the Art Gallery with the art exhibitions made from real flowers and plants… there is also a Tea House there…

During Chinese New Year, the temple puts on a Lantern & Flora Festival and the whole place is transformed into a glittering wonderland of red lanterns, digital lights, illuminated gardens and colourful displays for kids and adults…

Address- PT 2297, Jalan Sungai Buaya, Kampung Jenjarom, 42600 Kuala Langat

11. Mansion 1969

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The first thing you would see when you arrive here is the bus at the side.. which happens to actually be the evening until late night hang out place, Nightbus 127 serving burgers, snacks etc…

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The mansion is not really the huge brick mansion type.. but more of a small wooden bungalow kind of place…

It is probably a bit more larger then all the other houses within the area, thus earning its name as the Mansion

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When you enter the mansion, you will be surprised to see some pretty interesting old skool kinda decorations as well as knick knacks the owner, an oppa kind of gentleman has collected.. the owner is an artist/art director and so there are bits and pieces of his creations lying around the bar/cashier counter and front of the mansion…

The restaurant is pretty spacious and cosy with the feeling of being in a cosy ‘kampung’ styled house with an amazing backyard that is filled with greeneries…. and yes, you are welcome to stroll around the backyard garden and also pluck any rambutans or pulasan you can find and if you are very very lucky, bring in the durian and eat….

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The food here is mouth watering and definitely tasty… you really have to come here and try it all….

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Address – 389, Jalan Klang Banting, Kampung Sungai Rambai, 42600 Jenjarom

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