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Question: What are the types of tourism activities in the district of Kuala Langat?

Answers :

Homestay

  1. The homestay programme is a tourism package which enables you to experience a village lifestyle.
  2. For city dweller that are so used the hassle and bustle of the city, a homestay programme is a perfect alternative tourism package to release tensions at workplaces and the rich lifestyle.
  3. Visitors will be welcomed like family members by the village folks and can participate in various activities commonly organized like the gotong-royong and wedding fiesta.
  4. The listed locations of participating villages are Kanchong Darat, Endah and Batu Laut.
  5. Kanchong Darat Village was crowned as 2000 Champions is famous for its beauty and cleanliness by the National level for Beautiful, Clean and Developed Villages Competition.
  6. On the other hand, Endah Village was nominated as the 1990 champions on the same competition.
  7. For the year 2002 Batu Laut Village was the champions of the National Excellent Village award.

For further information on the Homestay Program , please contact:

Tel / Fax            : 03-31878500
H/p                    : 013-3874496
Email                  : arijal [at] kits [dot] net [dot] my
Website              : www.angelfire.com/alt/homestay

Eco-tourism

  1. A suitable venue for this type of tourism in Kuala Langat is at Paya Indah Wetlands.
  2. Its built-up area of 3,100 hectares consists of various types of eco-system including a used tin-mining pool and mangrove swamps.
  3. Paya Indah Wetlands was officially opened to the public on the 13th of October 2001 and was upgraded as an environmental conservation for future generations.
  4. Paya Indah has become a catalyst for the Malaysian Government in developing an eco-friendly tourism sector including preserving the flora and fauna habitat of the wetlands.
  5. Paya Indah Wetlands is located adjacent to Putrajaya (Malaysian administrative centre), The Multimedia Super Corridor and is only a few minutes journey from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
  6. Various activities are offered here, for example: cycling, lake canoeing, bird watching and batik- painting.
  7. Various type of wildlife in these wetlands including hippopotamus, Arapaima (red dragon fish), swans and causeries.
  8. The facilities and attractions available at the Paya Indah Wetlands are as follows:
    1. Chalets ( 33 units )
    2. Lakes ( 14 lakes )
    3. Palm Garden
    4. Galleries
    5. Cafés
    6. Fishing activity venues
    7. Batik painting venues
    8. Sand-art venues
    9. Jungle trekking
    10. Bird watching venues
    11. Cycling and canoeing venues

For further information on the Homestay Programme , please contact:

Paya Indah Wetlands
KM 4, Jalan Banting – Dengkil
43800 Dengkil
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel       : 03-87687699
Fax      : 03-87687703
Email   : sales [at] mwf [dot] nasionet [dot] net
mwf [at] mwf [dot] nasionet [dot] net
URL    : http://www.payaindah.org.my

Agro-tourism

  1. Agro-tourism is a type of tourism which involves the agriculture sector and the village, based on its attraction.
  2. Golden Hope Research Sdn. Bhd. is a research centre located in Kuala Langat which has two branches in Kelanang and Carey Island.
  3. The golden Hope Research Centre situated in Kelanang is a world- renowned centre where palm oil seeds called the Golden Hope DxP is currently produced. These seeds are able to produce very high returns.
  4. Apart from researches, this station also does consultancy works for companies in and outside Malaysia.
  5. Other than a palm oil research centre, there is also an Herbal Arboretum which is widely known since it started operations in 1998.
  6. This centre also supplies herbal seeds to interested institutions.
  7. There are some 350 herb species with 5 acres in Kelanang and 3 hectares on Carey Island.

For further information, please contact:

Golden Hope Research Centre
KM 10, Jalan Banting-Kelanang
42700 Banting
Selangor

Tel       : 03-31202311
Fax      : 03-31201197
Email   : oprs [at] po [dot] jaring [dot] my

  1. Teh Boh Plantation, Sri Cheeding was opened in 1927 with a total area of 210 acres maintained by BOH Plantations which is famous for its lowland tea plantations.
  2. Fascinating, tea is planted intermittently with the palm oil trees, which is the first of its kind in the world.
  3. There is also a factory here which processes and packages the tea.
  4. Therefore, this plantation has its own attraction especially for those who wish to witness how lowland tea is planted and processed.

For further information :

Boh Plantation Sdn. Bhd.
Bukit Cheeding Packing Factory
Batu 6, Jln. Kg. Seri Cheeding
42700 Banting
Selangor

Tel : 03-31874704

  1. Clustered Vegetable / Cash Crop Estate Project is being carried out in Endah Village and Kanchong Tengah Village.
  2. It covers an area of 40 hectares (100 acres).
  3. This integrated project is under the supervision of the Kuala Langat District Agricultural Department and it is one of the locations of the Homestay programmes.
  4. The Kuala Langat Agricultural Department is also setting up a joint-venture contract with FAMA whereby the agriculture produce will be marketed by the marketing authority.

For further information, please contact:

Jabatan Pertanian Daerah Kuala Langat
Telok Datuk
42700 Banting
Selangor

Tel : 03-31814773

  1. Soon Beng Longan Trading is the sole longan plantation in the Kuala Langat District.
  2. The longan plantation is located in Gadong Estate, a 20 minutes journey from the town of Banting via the Morib-Tanjung Sepat route.
  3. It occupies an area of 15 acres which is planted with longan and guavas, limes, rose apples, honey melons and gold melons.
  4. All the fruits harvested are locally marketed in the surroundings of Kuala Langat.
  5. The longan trees are planted in phases. The trees which are 7 years and above and has produce fruits occupies a 5 acres area whereas the total area for trees aging 2 to 3 years old is more than 9 acres.

For further information, please contact:

Soon Beng Longan Trading, 
Gadong Estate
42800 Tanjung Sepat

Tel : 03-31481018
H/p : 019-2392369

Historical sites

  1. The Festival Town/ Jugra, with its highland location are an accessible point to observe the security of the area. Jugra is also known as an important commercial port other than Malacca.
  2. Langat is very special compared with other districts in Selangor due to its serenity. Perhaps based on this factor, Sultan Abdul Samad chose it as his domain to rule the Selangor Government and not Kuala Selangor.
  3. During his rule, Kuala Langat had its centre in Bandar Temasya. From 1857 to 1898 the ruler made his base in Jugra. A tussle broke out between the palace officials and the royal descendants. Ultimately Raja Abdul Samad was made the new Yang DiPertuan.
  4. Bukit Jugra was formerly known as Tanjung Kera. However, after Sultan Abdul Samad resided in Tanjung Kera, its name was changed to Bandar Temasya (festival town).
  5. Jugra covers an area from Bukit Jugra, Kg. Sg. Arak and bounders with Kelanang and Pekan Chodoi.
  6. Among the various historical sites identified in Kuala Langat are:
  1. Bandar Palace
  2. Bandar Mosque
  3. Long Puteri / Maimun Palace
  4. Jugra Palace
  5. Royal Mausoleum Complex
  6. Jugra Prisons
  7. Old Kuala Langat District Office
  8. Ammunition depot
  9. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar
  10. Sungai Lang Village
  11. Hatters Castle, Carey Island
  12. Jetty Site (Pengkalan Batu Hampar)

 

Question: Where are the most well-known eating places in Kuala Langat District?

Answers :

  1. In the Kuala Langat District there are many choices of restaurants. Among the most popular are the seafood restaurants located in Pekan Tanjung Sepat, Batu Laut and Carey Island.
  2. “ Beggar’s Chicken “ dish or in Chinese “ Hak Yi Gai“
  3. List of popular restaurant in Kuala Langat District:
  4. Abang Seafood Ikan Bakar Restaurant
  5. Bandar Carey Seafood Restaurant
  6. Basri Ali Restaurant
  7. Seafood Viking Pengkalan Nelayan Restaurant
  8. Makanan Laut Kang Guan Restaurant ( P. Carey )

What are the types of industries in Kuala Langat District?

Answers :

  1. There are various small industries operated by the people of Kuala Langat District.
  2. Normally the products are snacks such as biscuits and crackers which received good response especially during the festive seasons.
  3. List of the various small industries are as follows:
  1. FAMA Co. MALAYSIA

- Processing and packaging of coffee beans

  1. Fazz Enterprise (M) Sdn. Bhd.

- Processing of chips and crackers

  1. Fermented Soybean

- Processing of fermented soybean

  1. Nas Food Sdn. Bhd.

- Processing and supplying of vegetable crackers

  1. Perniagaan Usaha Warisan

- Manufacturing various kinds of traditional delicacies such as cakes, biscuits and vegetable crackers.

  1. Chong Yick Fishery (M) Sdn. Bhd.

                  - Processing of fish fillet and fish ball crackers

CULTURAL AND HANDICRAFTS

INTRODUCTIONS

  1. There is a variety of culture and handicrafts in the district of Kuala Langat.
  2. Among the interesting cultures are the Orang Asli (aborigines) communities.
  3. There are two communities of Orang Asli in the Kuala Langat district namely the Mah Meri community occupying the coastal area, for example those living on Carey Island. On the other hand, the Temuan community occupies the hillsides, for example, the orang asli village in Bukit Tadom, Labohan Dagang.

The Cultures of Aborigines on Carey Island (Mah Meri Community)

  1. Carey Island is situated on the south of Klang Port, a settlement for the Mah Meri community (called Mak Miri).
  2. Other than their traditional music and dances, the Mah Meri community is also well-known for their wood carvings called the ‘Nyireh' wood.

Aboriginal craftsmanship

  1. Most aborigines in Peninsular Malaysia still believe in ghosts, spirits and myths.
  2. According to these myths by their ancestors, known as Sang Kelembai, when a person falls ill, i.e. headache, toothache or stomachache and many other ailments, these are claimed to be caused by the spirits or ghosts.
  3. The unique woodcarving skills by the aborigines are also known in the Kuala Langat district.
  4. Normally the Mah Meri community found on Carey Island, is more skillful in producing woodcarvings with creature motives based on the myths of their ancestors.
  5. The most popular myth among the Mah Meri community is about the “Horseshoe Crab Ancestor” ('Moyang Belangkas'). They belief that once upon a time there was a man walking along the beach searching for horseshoe crabs. Suddenly, Sang Kelembai appeared and casted a spell turning the man into a horseshoe crab. The story was so popular and convinced the community so much so that they came up with a carving called “Horseshoe Crab Ancestor”.
  6. For about 100 years, the aborigines community produce woodcarvings with their ancestors motive, not for sale but for other ceremonial purposes such as:
  1. Fiesta for ancestors festival ( genggulang )

-    A ceremony to get rid of evil spirits from their homes

  1. The “Belancang” festival

-    A ceremony to get rid evil spirit from a ill person

  1. The “Berjenum” festival

-    A ceremony of shaman inherits power to a beneficiary.
-   The aborigines of the Temuan community found in Bukit Tadom, Labohan Dagang are also famous for their handicrafts and culture. 
dengan hasil kraftangan dan kebudayaan mereka.

  1. One of them was discovered to very skillful in woodcarving and painting.
  2. Among the pieces that was produced was:
  • Curved daggers
  • Fish traps
  • Masks
  • Blowpipes etc.
  1. Most of the handicrafts produced were wood carvings, roots and other natural product.

For more information:

Pejabat Hal Ehwal Orang Asli
Telok Datok 
42700 Banting
Selangor

Tel : 03-31872773
H / P : 012-6714108

BEACHES

MORIB BEACH

  1. One of the beachfront in Kuala Langat, it is most suitable for all visitors especially those from Kuala Lumpur who want to escape the work pressures due to its proximity to the city.
  2. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Morib is via the Federal Route or through the North Klang Valley Expressway via Klang. From there continue your journey till you reach Banting before arriving at Morib.
  3. If you decide to take the bus, get the KL-Banting bus at the Old Klang Bus Station.
  4. Upon arrival at Banting you can either take a bus from Sepang to Morib or hire a taxi at the taxi stand opposite the Banting bus station.
  5. Facilities available at the Morib beach include a multipurpose stage, top-spinning court, beach football field, food stalls and the Darul Ehsan Tourism Centre. (DETC).

KELANANG BEACH

  1. Kelanang Beach is a stretch of sandy beach lined with casuarinas and mangroves. The coastal of Pantai Baru Morib onwards to Kelanang Beach is full of mangrove trees.
  2. The beachfront between Pantai Baru Morib and Pantai Kelanang stretches for 7 km.
  3. From the main road, Jalan Morib, access to Pantai Kelanangis through a kampong road at Pekan Tongkah and proceed to a tar road for another 5 km.
  4. Access from Pekan Kelanang is about 1.3 km
  5. The access route from Jugra is via a road from Kelanang Jetty followed by trunk road for another 3 km.

TANJUNG RHU BEACH

  1. Tanjung Rhu Beach is located on the west coast of Carey Island with a coastal white beach stretching for 2.5km.
  2. It is become a port for Carey Island fishermen. Its white sand beckons visitors to visit the beach.
  3. There are no basic facilities provided at this beach.
  4. It is a 20 minutes journey from the Carey Island’s entrance.