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Kuala SelangorThe cannons at Bukit Malawati in Kuala Selangor (6 July, 2016)

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Kuala Selangor (Simplified Chinese: 瓜拉雪兰莪; Traditional Chinese: 瓜拉雪蘭莪; Pinyin: Guālā Xuělán'é) is a town in Selangor. It is the administrative capital of the Kuala Selangor district. Kuala Selangor is located at the mouth of Sungai Selangor, from which it got its name. The name "Selangor" has been around since the early 15th century. This is from historical records showing that before being conquered by the Portuguese, Malacca had once conquered Selangor.

Kuala Selangor was the old royal capital of Selangor. It owes this position to the location of Bukit Malawati, which provided the natural elevation for the defence of the estuary. In 1784, it was captured by the Dutch under Admiral J.P. van Braam, as the Dutch considered it a threat to Malacca. The Dutch was at that time trying to control the flow of tin out of Malaya. They took over Kota Malawati, renaming it Fort Altingsburg. They also built a fort in Pangkor to control the flow of tin out of Perak - the Dutch Fort in Pangkor is still standing today.

Today Kuala Selangor draws visitors for a different reason. Apart from visiting the fort, the main purpose is to view the fireflies which are found in abundance at dusk in two riverine villages, Bukit Belimbing and Kampung Kuantan. For nature lovers, the Kuala Selangor Nature Park is also a place to view different types of birds and other animals.

Location of places in Kuala Selangor on the map

Major Sights in Kuala Selangor

  1. Kuala Selangor Fireflies at Kampung Kuantan (GPS: 3.36212, 101.30158) and Kampung Bukit Belimbing (GPS: 3.38638, 101.27857)
  2. Kota Malawati (GPS: 3.34141, 101.24639)
  3. Kuala Selangor Clock Tower (GPS: 3.34045, 101.24897)
  4. Kuala Selangor Lighthouse (GPS: 3.3412, 101.24498)
  5. Qi Jian Xian Shi Fo Zu Temple (GPS: 3.34449, 101.25479)
  6. Royal Mausoleum of Kota Malawati (GPS: 3.34122, 101.24798)
  7. Sri Shakti Dhevasthanam Temple (GPS: 3.30818, 101.31678)
  8. Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple (GPS: 3.317, 101.27402)

Categories of sights in Kuala Selangor

Government Buildings in Kuala Selangor

Educational Institutions in Kuala Selangor

  1. INPENS International College (GPS: 3.329960, 101.250238)

Fast Food Restaurants in Kuala Selangor

  1. McDonald's Drive Thru (GPS: 3.33003, 101.25865)

Amenities in Kuala Selangor

  1. Bukit Rotan Post Office (GPS: 3.30933, 101.3163)
  2. Kompleks PKNS Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.318323, 101.263130)
  3. Kompleks Sukan Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.318323, 101.263130)
  4. Kuala Selangor Islamic Department (Pejabat Agama Islam Kuala Selangor; GPS: 3.32755, 101.25672)
  5. Kuala Selangor Police Headquarters (GPS: 3.32101, 101.26551)
  6. Kuala Selangor Majistret Court (GPS: 3.32363, 101.26307)

Petrol Stations in Kuala Selangor

  1. BHP Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.337168, 101.250430)
  2. Caltex Jalan Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.30332, 101.29687)
  3. Petronas Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.332942, 101.255367)
  4. Shell Kuala Selangor (GPS: 3.32941, 101.25889)

360° View of Kuala Selangor on Google Maps Street View

View from bridge across Sungai Selangor.

Location of Kuala Selangor on map

How to go to Kuala Selangor

Take the buses from just outside Puduraya and Medan Pasar in Kuala Lumpur to reach Kuala Selangor. The bus will take you to the old bus station beside Bukit Malawati.

If you are driving, exit the North-South Expressway at Exit 115 to the Guthrie Corridor Expressway E35.

Exit the North South Expressway (E1) at Exit 115 from Kuala Lumpur.

Exit the North South Expressway (E1) at Exit 115 if you are coming from the north, ie Penang.

From the Guthrie Corridor Expressway, continue to the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (E25), often called the LATAR at Exit 3501.

Exiting the E35 to continue on the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (E25) at Exit 3501.

At the end of the expressway, turn left to continue on Route 54. At the end of Route 54, turn right and follow road sign to reach Kuala Selangor.

Turn left at end of the E25 expressway.

Kuala Selangor is on the map of Towns in Selangor

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