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Beyond its reputation as the most developed state of Malaysia, Selangor has its share of unique tourist destinations, marked by its tin-mining roots, existing natural attractions and over 100 years of history. Here are some spots in Selangor which are worth exploring. Island Villages of Port Klang Pulau Ketam remains a popular weekend getaway thanks to ... continue reading »

Bukit Jugra, Banting, Selangor

Sep 21, 2016 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel

Although Bukit Jugra (Jugra Hill) is not as high as Kuala Kubu Bharu's Bukit Batu Pahat which is 1400-foot above sea level, many paragliders come here to fly. In Malaysia, paragliding is a year-long sport but the wind is exceptionally strong in Bukit Jugra. Some pilots could soar for as long as thirty minutes in ... continue reading »

Also known as Istana Bandar (Town Palace) and Istana 44 Bilik (Palace with 44 rooms), Alaeddin Palace (Istana Alaeddin) was built in 1899 and completed in 1905 by Sultan Alaeddin Suleiman Syah Ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa, the fifth Sultan of Selangor. Sultan Alaeddin, who designed this palace himself, resided here for about 33 years until ... continue reading »

Mausoleums and cemeteries are not my preferred vacation destinations but I don't deny that there are people who purposely look out for these, perhaps as a research topic. The royal mausoleum of Almarhum Sultan Abdul Samad on Jugra Hill is visited regularly by common folk. Maybe these are local people who continue to feel an affinity ... continue reading »

Bukit Jugra paragliding

Paragliding at Bukit Jugra was supposed to be the highlight of my recent Selangor trip. Unfortunately, after listening to Capt. Ikhwan Azilah's safety briefing, and tips on take-off and landing, and subsequently waited for an hour, the wind conditions were still unfavourable and we had to abandon our plan. The base of the Bukit Jugra lighthouse, ... continue reading »

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