Saturday 23 February 2013

Malaysia: This is My Selangor Story 2013

About four weeks ago, I embarked on a 5-Day/ 4-Night journey to discover Selangor. Some of you might recall what I wrote here about how despite living in Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor, I didn’t get to explore the city much, let alone the whole of Selangor prior to me moving overseas back in 2007.

That is now however my ‘old’ Selangor story. Thanks to Tourism Selangor for selecting me to be one of the top 20 bloggers from Malaysia and Indonesia to join their My Selangor Story 2013 programme, I recently got to travel around Selangor visiting places I never thought I would.

Together with 19 other bloggers, I explored what Selangor has to offer.

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We visited historical places in Klang, we learned the history of the royal family. We tasted the flavours of ethnic Indian culture and food in one of the largest Little Indias in Malaysia; and we had fun at Sunway Lagoon, easily one of the largest theme parks in the country. We went to KLCC and then checked Chinatown out very late at night before getting up very early the next morning to join hundreds of thousands if not millions others for Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves.

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We went back to basics, doing yoga & cycling around quaint villages and along white sandy beach in Bagan Lalang; and also went back to nature, playing with the ever playful silver-leaf monkeys at Bukit Malawati.

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We were also left in awe watching thousands of fireflies lighting up the riverbanks in Kampung Kuantan under the full moon even though none of us could capture them in photos.

In between, we grew closer to each other as we learned about each other’s background, culture, local language and dialects and of course, about places of interests to be considered for our future travels.

And despite the hectic schedules, we still had fun. Lots of fun. ;-D

We ate lots and lots of food, a whole lot variety of food, and each one of us probably gained a few kilograms in the process. ;-)

We also stayed at some of the newest and coolest hotels in town, and yes, we also stayed at an amazing resort too.

Historical buildings. Modern architecture. Culture. Theme park(s). Food. Religious festival(s). Shopping. Nature. Hotels. Resorts.

Selangor does have it all. 

And that, in essence, is also my 'new' Selangor story. 

Thank you Tourism Selangor, the organiser of My Selangor Story 2013 (incl. Ms. Alison Wee, Ms. Chai Pooi Hang, Ms. Lau, Mr. Safri & Mr. Ramli) and all sponsors (incl. AstuteXperience, Sunway Lagoon, Premiere Hotel, Arenaa Star Luxury Hotel, Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa and Vivatel) for making My Selangor Story 2013 a reality, not just for me but also for 19 other bloggers from both Malaysia and Indonesia.

For a more complete story of the experience that was My Selangor Story 2013, you may read them here: 


Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

In addition to the above, I have also written separate reviews on hotels that we had stayed at throughout the programme. The reviews can be found here: 

For more photos, please check out Ramble and Wander's Facebook page

For more info on My Selangor Story programme, click here.

To follow Tourism Selangor, check out their Facebook page or Twitter account.


Comments and feedback are always appreciated. So do leave one or two if you have the time. Thank you!

  1. like it bang! I wanna share it....tapi kenapa fotoku yang aneh disini bang? dendam ya? haha...

    1. Hijrah, jangan risau donk, dendam hanya dibalas di FB group dan Whatsapp group aja, haha! ;-) Di blog, semuanya yang baik2 aja saya tulis tentang kamu ;-)

  2. nice summary....mantap!!!

    1. Makasih, Kasri :-) See you again in April, ya? :-)

  3. cepat post lg gambar golden palm tree resort tu.. lawa tempat tu.. jeles aku.. hehe

    1. Resort tu memang very nice. Gambar2 lain ada lagi di review page:


      dan di Facebook page:


  4. aaah no wonder you've been MIA, busy writing and reviewing here and there.. congrats for winning..belanja!

    1. ... and travelling too, heh heh! ;-) Thanks :-)

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