Kuala Selangor is a small town in Selangor. It is located at the mouth of the Selangor River. The town of Kuala Selangor is also the administrative capital of the Kuala Selangor district.
Kuala Selangor was the old royal capital of Selangor. 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.
Getting thereTake 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 Lembah Beringin Interchange (Exit 120). Follow Route B33 south to Kuala Selangor, passing Batang Berjuntai.
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