Kuala Selangor
Kuala Selangor is a town located in Selangor
Selangor also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Ehsan, or "Abode of Sincerity") is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west...

, Malaysia, and is capital of an administrative district of the same name.

The town caters largely to tourists coming this way en route to Kelip-Kelip at Kampung Kuantan or local travellers on a trail of seafood binging. Kuala Selangor town is not particularly big and one can easily walk around without a map or a guide. There are a number of cheap food outlets and a couple of fast food joints. It is also possible to walk to the Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park or locally known as Taman Alam Kuala Selangor in the Malay language is located by the mouth of Selangor River, not far from the center of Kuala Selangor town...

 and Bukit Melawati for a visit.

Kuala Selangor is an old royal capital of Selangor. It was conquered by the Dutch
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 in 1784, when they successfully attempted to expand from their base in Melaka to control the tin trade of Perak
Perak , one of the 13 states of Malaysia, is the second largest state in the Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of Thailand to the north, Penang to the northwest, Kelantan and Pahang to the east, Selangor the Strait of Malacca to the south and west.Perak means silver in Malay...

 and Selangor.

Bukit Melawati is a hill overlooking Kuala Selangor and the Strait of Malacca
Strait of Malacca
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. The Dutch destroyed the existing fortifications on the hill during their 1784 invasion, and built a European-style castle
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, naming it Fort Atlingsburg after their commander. The fort was fought over repeatedly by the Dutch, Sultanate of Selangor and later the British, until all that remains today are some scattered ruins.

Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Nature Park) is a forest reserve with an area of 2.4 square kilometres just outside town on the estuary
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 of the Sungai Selangor river. It is known for its mangrove
Mangroves are various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes N and S...

 swamps and variety of birds. There is also a firefly
Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies...

 park in Kuala Selangor which allows visitors to go in a boat along the river to see the fireflies. A restaurant
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 is located outside the Firefly Park for convenience.

Seafood restaurants are located in a small fishing town called Pasir Penambang after the bridge spanning the Selangor River. The seafood restaurants in Pasir Penambang serve halal seafood. Located within Pasir Penambang, there is a small seafood market where villagers as well as tourists come to buy seafood which are freshly caught by the fishermen who berth at the nearby pier.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

  • List of Kuala Selangor district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P95 Tanjong Karang Noh Omar Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 Kuala Selangor Dzulkefly Ahmad Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

  • List of Kuala Selangor district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P95 N8 Sungai Burong Mohd Shamsudin Lias Barisan Nasional (BN)
P95 N9 Permatang Sulaiman Abdul Razak Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 N10 Bukit Melawati Muthiah Maria Pillay Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P96 N11 Ijok Abdul Khalid Ibrahim* Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P96 N12 Jeram Amiruddin Setro Barisan Nasional (BN)

Assemblyman Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is the 14th and current chief minister of the state of Selangor, in Malaysia. He is a former corporate figure of Malay descent and the current Treasurer-General of Parti Keadilan Rakyat . He was born in the village of Kampung Jalan Raja Abdullah in Kuala...

 as Menteri Besar of Selangor

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