This gazetted national forest
dominates the eastern end of the LATAR Expressway, leading up to the
eponymous interchange. It is part of Taman Negeri Selangor (Selangor
State Park), which is the third largest state park in Peninsular
Malaysia after Taman Negara and the Royal Belum State Park.
Taman Rimba Komanwel
The Commonwealth Forest Park forms part of the Bukit Lagong Forest
Reserve and was launched in 1993 to commemorate the 14th
Commonwealth Forest Conference. This park covers 260 hectares and
encompasses luxuriant jungle, hiking trails, camping grounds, an
equestrian centre and chalets which are available for rent. It also
offers other outdoor activities, such as mountain biking and
Six Golf Courses
well known golf club to be found on the LATAR Expressway,
Templer Park Country Club (TPCC) is located in Templer's Park
itself. Jumbo Ozaki and Kentaro Sato - a famous Japanese golfer
and an architect respectively - designed the course which has
played host to all major amateur tournaments. The Malaysian Open
has also been held at TPCC on three occasions. An outstanding
feature of the course is Bukit Takun, the famed limestone hill
which dominates the scenery.
Address: KM 21, Jalan Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor. Tel:
+603 6091 9617
Perangsang Templer Golf Club
Located in the Templer Park Resort in Rawang, this 18-hole
course may not be as famous as the TPCC, but it holds its own
amongst the golfing community, especially down those narrow
fairways. Surrounded by jungle and hills, boasting a large
clubhouse, this course offers golfers the chance to improve
their game and enjoy a day out away from the hustle and bustle
of the city.
Address: 1, Templer Park Resort, 48000 Rawang, Selangor. Tel:
+603 6091 0022
Kampung Kuantan Golf Resort
The Royal Kampung Kuantan Golf Club (RKKGC) was founded in 1910
by British planters who managed the estates in the Kuala
Selangor district. This Bukit Rotan course is the oldest one in
Selangor and one of the oldest in the country. Initially
situated in Kampung Kuantan itself, it has since moved to its
present site. This par-68, 9-hole walking course has a pleasant
clubhouse which was built in the 1920s. It features typical
colonial architecture from that era.
Address: Jalan Kelab, 45700 Kuala Selangor. Tel: +603 3289 1069
Puteri Golf & Country Club
This 27-hole golf course was built as part of a residential
development in Bandar Tasik Puteri in the North Klang Valley;
comprising the townships of Rawang, Batu Arang, Kuang and
Kundang. The course is now one of the largest in the Klang
Valley and also features a 24-bay driving range, a swimming pool
and full club facilities.
Address: Bandar Tasik Puteri, 48000 Rawang, Selangor. Tel: +603
Lakes Country Club
This Australian-designed golf course is in Rawang. It comprises
the Kundang Nine, which is considered easier to play; and the
Lake Nine where water is the main feature and is therefore more
challenging. Other facilities to be enjoyed include a
restaurant, tennis courts and a swimming complex.
Address: KM 28, Jalan Kundang, 48020 Rawang, Selangor. Tel: +603
Rahman Putra Malaysia
The Bukit Rahman golf course in Sungai Buloh covers over 279
acres of land. Space is certainly not an issue here. This
36-hole par-72 course has been designed to test golfers of all
standards with its undulating and hilly landscape, and an
abundance of water features. This is one of the better known and
popular courses in the area.
Address: Jalan BRP 2/1, Bukit Rahman Putra, 47000 Sungai Buloh,
Selangor. Tel: +603 6156 6870
Bukit Melawati, also known as Bukit
Selangor, nestles a little north of Kuala Selangor, overlooking the
Straits of Malacca. Here a famous 19th century fort once played an
important role in the turbulent history of the state. The Dutch
named it Fortress Altingsburg in honour of the ruling Dutch
Governor General Alting. But the ensuing Selangor Civil War over the
lucrative tin trade from 1867 to 1873 eventually destroyed the fort.
The war ultimately ended with the intervention of the British
Resident on behalf of certain Malay rulers.
the verdant greenery and panoramic views across the Straits, Bukit
Melawati showcases its famous residents – troupes of Silver Leaf
monkeys and Long Tailed macaques.
The gentler Silver Leaf
are often seen perched on branches of the large Angsana trees, which
line the small road which meanders up the hill. These monkeys are
dark with striking grey (silver) markings, but their offspring are a
vivid orange colour, colloquially known as golden monkeys.
You can buy treats for the monkeys, who are more than willing to
come up close to have a snack!
are three species of native eagles in Kuala Selangor. The Brahminy
Kite (also known as the Red-Backed Sea Eagle) is the most common;
the Crested Serpent Eagle and the rarest of the three, the
White-bellied Sea Eagle.
Homestays, Sg Sireh
To get a real feel for Kuala Selangor and the surrounding rural
areas, agricultural tourism offers an excellent travel experience.
Homestays also provide a way to soak in the local culture.
One of the most famous and well-established agro tourism
destinations is at Sungai Sireh, located near Tanjong Karang towards
the town of Sekinchan. Here you will stay with a host family, wake
up to the crow of a rooster, visit paddy fields, fruit orchards, oil
palm plantations and vegetable farms; generally being revitalised by
The fireflies actually thrive seven kilometres west
of Kuala Selangor in Kampung Kuantan. Visitors usually head to the
local jetty to catch a boat, often a sampan (rowboat).
Alternatively, larger speedboats are available though they can be
loud and intrusive.
Kundang Lake - Blue Lagoon
Once an abandoned tin mine, but Kundang Lake has been transformed
into a recreational playground especially for watersports, 4WD and
angling enthusiasts. It's a good picnic spot too.
Restaurants are located either on the main street of Pasir Penambang
or on the riverfront. Locals like to say that there are restaurants
for the tourists and restaurants for them. Kuala Sungai Seafood
Restaurant is well worth a visit. Providing a great view of the
river, this restaurant sits on the bank with its main dining area
propped on stilts above the water.