Monday, 15 August 2011

Places to Visit in Selangor

State MonumentThe Selangor State Monument, located adjacent to the Selangor State Secretariat building in Shah Alam is a popular spot for wedding photographies and a tourist spot. Warrior's Day celebration is held here as well

On the grey Selangor granite facade is a gold inscription, which adds to the splendour of the Selangor State Monument.

Agricultural Park (Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya)Malaysian Agricultural Park , the only agro-forestry park around, is located in Shah Alam and the rain forest spans up to 1290 hectre. The park is unique because
People come here to either explore, or for recreation. One of the many reasons to why the park is visited by many is because of the many activities that is in store for the visitors. Services provided are live demonstrations, cultural exhibits, accomodation, permanent displays and descriptions, and activities for educational purposes.

Batu CavesLocated in a limestone outcropping 15 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Selangor.

This famous destination draws people from all over the world during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. It consists of three big caves, including the main temple-cave which features ornate Hindu shrines.

Scaling the 272 steps leading up to the temple is one of the highlights of a visit to Batu Caves. Nearby is the Ramayana Cave where evocative scenes of Indian epic myths are artistically painted along its walls. This massive limestone hill is also a popular spot for rock climbing.

Shah Alam StadiumWithin the central component of the Shah Alam Sports Complex is the Shah Alam Stadium. Since the official lauch on July 16 1994, the stadium has successfully played host to many events that includes both international and local sports events, tournaments, concerts and more.

The entire stadium spans an area of 155,000 square meter, with a massive 6 level semi-enclosed space with a total amount of 69,372 seats and additional 11,000 standing.

The stadium is the homeground for the Selangor soccer team and the venue for most FAM-organised matches. The stadium played host to the World Youth Championship matches in 1997.

Kuala Selangor Nature ParkKuala Selangor Nature Park , also known as Taman Alam, is a sanctuary for many different types of flora and fauna. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is situated at the mouth of Selangor River. The lake in the Kuala Selangor Nature Park is manmade, and is controlled via sluice gates.

The Kuala Selangor Nature Park is the home of mangroves(spans up to 800 acres!) and mudflats. Wildlife such as otters, leopard cat, silvered leaf monkey, mudskippers, king crabs and 156 species of birds can be spotted in the park. Nordman Greenshank, one of rarest birds around can be found here as well.

The Mines WonderlandBuilt around a former mining-pool, the Mines Wonderland is an exciting theme-park with watersports, amusement rides, a winter-house with snow as well as restaurants and various other facilities. At night, glittering floats parade on the lake while a stunning laser and multimedia presentation entertains and mesmerises visitors. The Mines Wonderland is a popular attraction for visitors of all ages.

Ice FactoryWith a temperature of between -10°C to -15°C, this 10,000 sq ft Snow House is the first winter wonderland in Malaysia. Filled with interesting learning facts and fun excitement, this is certainly an amazing experience.

Musical FountainThe open-air Musical Fountain theater can accommodate 4,000 spectators at any one time. Incorporating light, musical and water, the “water dance” is a spectacular sight.

Animal KingdomThere are various kinds of animals scattered around in the park. They are shown in different forms, either lives ones or as statue, some of which are lit. The White Kingdom within the Animal Kingdom houses some of the rare albino species such as the tigers, peacocks and parrots.

Light Fantasy On WaterA lakeside promenade with giant animated aquatic animals decorated with numerous multi-colored lights floats proudly on the lake.

Unity TrainEver ride on a locomotive train? Catch the fun of going around the theme park on this fabulous ride!

Road TramThis choo-choo train runs on the road and takes you around the park to observe the park from different angles.

Garden BoatThis birdcage-like boat takes you on a cruise along a 200 metres canal. At the same time, enjoy the carefully formed landscaping with a relaxing ambience.

Inflatable WonderworldThe bouncy inflatable games suitable for everyone especially the children. Jump as high as you could and try to touch the sky

Mini GolfPractice your putt among the exquisite life-like animal sculptures on this beautifully landscaped park. The first in Malaysia, the mini golf was created for golfers of all ages

Water TaxiA unique transportation that takes you on a relaxing cruise around the 150 acres former open cast mining lake.

Vintage Car Take a drive down the memory lane on your favourite Vintage Car and experienced nostalgic moments of a whimsical era.

Sunway LagoonAt SUNWAY LAGOON, you will find a host of added facilities and amenities to enhance your enjoyment. Information counters are located in all three parks to help you make your way around. Swimming apparel, toiletries and other necessities are available at various retail shops. Special lockers are made available so you can have fun without the hassle or worry over the safekeeping of your belongings.
Scream and splash your way into the "Waters of Africa"Scream and splash your way into the Waters of Africa, the theme park's newest attraction. Dare to take a journey into the African wilderness with new, out-of-this-world thrilling and exciting water rides in Malaysia's only African-themed Water Park.

Outlast and outplay your friends in the Congo Challenge, Malaysia's only headfirst six-lane racer water ride. If that's not enough, brave the heights and speed of the intense Cameroon Climb. The first-in-the world double tube water ride that steeply drops two riders at one time from as high as 15 metres, and shoots them up again to a height of eight metres. Another ride that promises an unforgettable experience will be the gigantic African Pythons. Spin around in loops before being propelled out of gigantic tubes!

At Jeffrey's Bay, surf the waves at raging heights of up to eight feet, in the world's largest man-made surf wave pool, with a spectacular backdrop of Asia's first man-made erupting Volcano! Then, take a journey along the majestic Elephant Walk, where life-sized elephant sculptures guard a magnificent lake.

After a day of hardcore fun and excitement, step into the happening Zulu Walk. Don't be surprised to find a fire-eater around the corner or African tribal dancers welcoming you.
A wild African adventure awaits for those who dare! You have to see it to believe it.

WILD WILD WESTGo back to the old frontier of cowboys and Indians when one enters the Wild Wild West land. Discover authentically-styled facades and totem poles which further enhance the feel of a cowboy town. Find yourselves in the company of roaming Apache Indians and saloon dancing girls, as you stroll along the streets of the Wild Wild West.
Get wet on the exhilarating Niagara Falls Flume Ride or be swirled around the raging waters of the Grand Canyon River Rapids. For the fearless, feel the world going upside down as you experience the 360-degree swings of the Tomahawk.
Not forgetting fun rides for the whole family like the Buffalo Bill Coaster, Apache Pots, Butch Cassidy's Trail and many more. So, take a walk on the wild side and you never know what you may encounter

WORLD OF ADVENTUREAt the World of Adventure, find endless excitement and thrills. The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, measuring 428m in length, offers a breathtaking view of the whole Lagoon from a dizzying height.

These are among many exhilarating rides and attractions that will guarantee a true adventure experience.

A New Experience in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park - Voodoo Adventure River The adventure begins 20th August 2005. Be enchanted by the state-of-the-art characters.
Voodoo, or juju, as it is known in West Africa, originated a few hundreds year ago among Yoruba people who live in an area comprising modern-day Togo, Benin, and parts of Nigeria. Followers of voodoo honors the spirit of rivers, they believed that the spirits of the river can protect them.
Be mesmerized on the journey through the dark and mystic waters of a motif common to fairy tales and angelic characters with their inspirational words. This is a journey not to be missed. It is a journey to be remembered, a journey to be cherished.

KALAHARI KIDS Today, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park can boast once more. Effective of mid-January 2005, the all-new Kalahari Kids has been launched. Having always been a theme park capable of supplying the entertainment appropriate to every age group and stand of society, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park does still set height regulations on selected faucets of the park for safety purposes. Thus, it is usually the children of the lower primary school age and below who sit out whilst the bigger kids have all the fun.

That is what Kalahari Kids is all about. A place that is constructed to specifically give the younger kids something to really dominate and call their own. Fenced in and set apart from the rest of the park, it is a very safe establishment and the kids can have a really peaceful time playing whatever suits their fancy.
Designed to resemble a humble African village in the middle of nowhere, a number of creative techniques have been employed by the experts to ensure that there are enough things in this little playpen to keep the kids busy for hours to come. A selection of water guns and tip buckets line the posts along with some slides. A very large tip bucket at the top of the architecture showers torrents of water down on laughing children like a mini waterfall, whilst a mother hippopotamus and her baby wade in the knee-high pool to accompany them. A lone Masai warrior stands intimidating by the entrance as if to safeguard the children whilst they have fun.

PIRATE'S REVENGE "Ahoy!, buckos. Hold on't your stomachs as you take a spin in Sunway Lagoon's all-new Pirate's Revenge, Malaysia's first and only 360° rotatin' pirate ship."

"Scream your hearts and guts out as t' ship swin's aaft and forth, higher and higher, on t' high seas before findin' yourself suspended upside down 24 metres above sea level!"

"It's an adventure t' remember, and t' first 100 brave souls t' survive t' ride will walk away with a certificate t' prove it."

"So get down smartly t' Sunway Lagoon today."


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