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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Places of Interest in KL and Selangor

I am planning for a trip with my family to following places of interest in KL and Selangor during this school holiday.

1)Aquarium KLCC
Known as AQUARIA, this centre is a good place to go for a time of entertainment as well as for education on the wonders of the marine world after your shopping in Suria KLCC. Located within 5 minutes walking distance from Suria KLCC, this aquarium features over 5,000 animals of 150 species of aquatic and land animals from Malaysia and around the world.
This AQUARIA is opened from 11am to 8pm everyday with the last admission at 7pm.
Admission Fee
RM28 per adult with MyKad.
RM22 per child from 3-12 years old with MyKid.
Tel: 03- 2333 1888

2)Royal Selangor Visitor Centre Visit the home of the world-renowned Royal Selangor pewter. Children and adults alike can enjoy a variety of attractions and gain insighs into the pewter industry.

3)Orang Asli Museum Gain an insight into the traditional lifestyles and cultures of the country's indigenous communities. Displays include weaponry, clothing, musical instruments and replicas of dwellings. Carey island is home to the indigenous Mah Meri community, famed for their woodcarvings and masks. Situated at Km 24, Jalan Gombak, visitors can have an insightful glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of Selangor's "Original People" or orang asli that is fast disappearing with development and modernisation. It has a vast collection of tribal heritage such as blowpipes, spears, porcelain and ancestral figurines.

4)Sunway Lagoon Theme Park The sprawling 80-acre Sunway Lagoon offers fantastic rides and attractions. Among the highlights are 'Waters of Africa', 'Wild Wild West' and the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge. The Wet World Water Park in Shah Alam is another popular attraction.

5)Taman Pertanian Malaysia (Malaysia Agriculture Park)The Malaysia Agriculture Park is the only agro-forestry park in this part of the world. It was initiated by the Agriculture Ministry of Malaysia in 1986

6)Sungai Dusun Rhino Conservation CentreLocated in sungai dusun, hulu Selangor, this unique rhinocerous conservation centre is managed by the department of wildlife and national parks malaysia. several programs are undertaken here to breed the sumatran rhino (dicerorhinos sumatrensis), which is a species protected by law throughout malaysia. This type of rhinocerous is the smallest of the five living rhinocerous in the world today, and it is one of the rarest and endangered species of large mammals. It is also the oldest rhinocerous in evolutionary terms. In appearance, it has a hairy coat and hairy ears. Operating hours : daily : 8.00 pm - 5.00 pmJabatan Perhilitan Selangor,Tingkat 3, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin,Abdul Aziz Shah,40000 Shah Alam,Selangor.Tel : 03-559 3915Fax : 03-550 1830

7)Bukit Melawati This landscaped hill offers a panoramic view of the Selangor coast and the Klang Valley. Shaded by ancient raintrees are several fascinating historical attractions such as the Altingsburg Lighthouse, the Royal Mausoleum, the ruined Fort (Kota) Melawati, the legendary 100 steps, a fabled execution-block, children's playground and a quaint resthouse which offers wholesome meals for tired travellers.


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