Kuala Selangor was founded based on three myths: first, a plant known as mentangau found on the shores; next is a tale of the Langau and a warrior who was on a journey and lastly, an event of salang and jemur – a method of punishing traitors in the olden days.
Kuala Selangor then received its name from its location by the river estuary. It is said that the name ‘Selangor’ (Kuala Selangor) had existed since the early 15th century.
Historically, the Malawati City, now known as Bukit Malawati, was invaded by the Dutch in July 1784. On January 1785, the Dutch were ousted in just one night. The attack which began after the evening prayers secured Bukit Malawati before sunrise.
You will be surprised to know that people from all over the world have made their way to Kuala Selangor to witness the magical sight of fireflies glowing harmoniously in pitch-black darkness along the river. It is said that the Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park hosts one of the biggest firefly colonies in the world.
After the boat ride, you can’t leave Kuala Selangor without enjoying their fresh seafood. With so many restaurants to choose from, you will not go home disappointed.
If you are a history buff or would simply love to know more about Selangor, make your way to the Melawati Hill, which offers interesting insights into Selangor’s fascinating history. When you are at the top of the hill enjoying the view of the coastline, don’t forget to greet the hill’s permanent residents which are the silvered leaf monkeys.