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10 Things To Do In Selangor This Father’s Day

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Did you know that Father’s Day is just right around the corner? It is just two days away (June 19, 2022)! 

Well, if you did not know but still want to be a filial child to your dear fathers, let us help with some suggestions on what you can do on this special occasion!

While you may want to take your old man for just a fancy dinner in the city, we think it would be equally exciting to try some new things for a change – like perhaps going out of town and exploring some hidden gems of Selangor! 

Not only will you get to discover fun activities around Selangor, but you’ll also be supporting our local tourism industry!

Here are our top 10 options for you to consider:

 

1. Fishing at Jeti Sirip Biru, Bagan Lalang

Jeti Sirip Biru

 

With fishing being the main attraction here at Jeti Sirip Biru in Bagan Lalang, you know you can count on this destination to offer a quiet and leisurely break from the hustle of daily life. 

A popular destination amongst seafood enthusiasts, feast on the fresh seafood here after a day of fishing.

Then, have a heart-to-heart talk with your father or have the family join an event at one of the 10 raft houses by the banks of the river. 

Highlights: deep sea fishing, fresh seafood, riverside raft houses

 

2. Play Golf at Amverton Cove Golf, Pulau Carey

Amverton Cove Golf

 

This award-winning 18-hole course at Amverton Cove offers golfing pleasures to both champions and amateurs alike.

Featuring strategically located sand hazards, ponds, lakes, mangrove forests and lush plantings amidst a picturesque landscape, it is the perfect place for nature-loving golfing families.

Explore the mangrove forests or take a stroll along the wonderful boardwalks to the back tees of hole no. 4, where it will take you on a 70-metre walk through the tidal forest.

Furthermore, children will be able to get up close with the birds, crabs, mudskippers and other inhabitants of the forest.

Highlights: golf course, beautiful scenery, small animal encounters

 

3. Learn and Play Archery at ‘Stars Archery’, Sunway Pyramid

Stars Archery

 

Stars Archery is the largest indoor long-distance archery operator in Malaysia. With qualified archery instructors on hand, the environment is safe for visitors of all ages to give the sport a try.

Experienced archers who wish to use their own archery equipment at the range are also welcome to do so (terms and conditions apply). 

This activity is suitable for families who would like to try something new together but would still appreciate time and space to chat and bond. A little like bowling!

Highlights: archery, laidback atmosphere

 

4. Karting at Morac Go Kart Track, 1Utama, Petaling Jaya

Morac Go Kart Track

 

If you have a need for speed, the Morac Go Kart Track at 1Utama Shopping Center is easily accessible for an afternoon of heart-pumping adrenaline.

With a perfectly laid out 420m track, the compound was designed so that both spectators and racers can have a safe and enjoyable karting experience.

The Morac Go Kart Track is suitable for the whole family, including children as young as seven. The minimum height for the single seater karts is 150cm, and for the double seater karts, 110cm.

Highlights: go-karting, time in the sun, snacks and drinks 

 

5. Lunch at House of Kambing, MAEPS Serdang

House Of Kambing

 

The House of Kambing Restaurant, located at MAEPS Serdang, serves one of the best roasted lambs (Kambing Bakar) in Selangor.

Adopting a ‘Farm to Table’ concept, this restaurant prides itself in its exceptionally fresh, fall-off-the-bone lamb which can be served boiled, fried or grilled!

Featuring freshly marinated lamb, their signature dish is the ‘Kambing Bakar’ with steamed rice. 

Surrounded by a live-stock farm that doubles as a petting zoo, this tasty and affordable eatery will leave you wanting to come back for more!

Highlights: Lots of delicious lamb, rolling hills and live sheep that will make you feel like you are in New Zealand, photo opportunities

 

6. Visit National Automobile Museum, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang

National Automobile Museum

 

The National Automobile Museum is located at the Sepang International Circuit.

The first segment on the ground floor exhibition area contains displays that cover the history of Malaysia’s transportation development, locally made cars and motorcycles as well as imported exotic cars.

There are also various collections of vintage and classic cars that visitors can take a look at and learn about their history.

The International Sepang Circuit itself is also worth a visit as it hosts events such as Formula 1, the Super GT Series and MotoGP.

Highlights: great for automobile enthusiasts, free entry!

 

7. Staycation at Nafas Cube, MAEPS Serdang

Nafas Cube

 

If you are looking for a unique and quiet retreat away from the city, NAFAS Cube at MARDI (MAEPS Serdang) is perfect!

Entirely operated by the National Farmers Organization (NAFAS), NAFAS Cube offers hotel-style rooms with a container-and sewer-based concept (concrete sewer pipes) as well as glamping facilities.

Surrounded by a lake and lush greenery with activities such as fishing, barbeque and cycling, it is a popular destination for visitors looking for a thrilling agro-tourism experience.

Highlight: one-of-a-kind hotel rooms, kampung vibes, relaxing view of the lake

 

8. Farm In The City (FITC) in Seri Kembangan

Farm

 

Calling all animal and nature lovers! This is the place to be if you are looking to spend some time with our little furry (or hairy) friends.

Designed to resemble a typical Malaysian village or ‘kampung’, Farm In The City (FITC) is an all-in-one farm, petting zoo, fruit orchard, conservation park and educational centre!

Some key attractions include the free-flight bird aviary, the reptiles cavern, Moods Lake, Pet Village, Longkang Fishing, Jungle Walk, a vegetable and orchard farm.

Visitors will be able to feed and interact with giant tortoises, bird-watch, interact with more than 100 species of tame and exotic animals as well as summon thousands of Koi fish by ringing a bell.

Highlights: tons of animals and plants to check out; the kids will love it

 

9. Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands Centre

Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands Hippo

 

Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands is a biodiversity sanctuary located next to Gamuda Cove. Featuring 1,111 acres of gazetted wetlands, Discovery Wetlands is a vital habitat for endangered species like crocodiles and hippopotamus.

With fun activities such as animal feeding, a boat cruise, nature photography, fishing, hot air balloon rides, bird watching, cycling, nature trekking and ATV and dirt bike rides, you will never run out of things to do here!

In terms of dining options, visitors can choose between dining in the sky at the Cove Aerobar, relaxing at the saltwater pool Oasis and savouring local and international delicacies at the ArcHIVE Food Hall.

Highlights: feels like a mini vacation, fun dining options, cute animals

 

10. Teluk Pulai Claypot Bak Kut Teh, Klang

Bak Kut Teh @ Teluk Pulai Clay Pot Bak Kut Teh Restaurant 2

 

Beware, non-halal option here!

If you don’t want to pay exorbitant prices for mediocre food at cafes and restaurants just because it is Father’s Day, fancy yourself some good ol’ Bak Kut Teh this coming weekend.

With a light and flavourful pork bone broth, filled with a concoction of tender meat in huge chunks and fatty portions, along with bones, tendons, spices, lettuce and tofu puffs, this meal is ‘satisfaction guaranteed’.

And while you are in the area, it may be a good idea to pay a visit to Taman Rakyat Klang, Pantai Tanjung Piai or try more bak kut teh shops!

 

Father’s Day is an important celebration that you should not miss. There are lots of things to do in Selangor on this day, so take your pick!

For more information or ideas on what to do for this special day, check out Tourism Selangor’s website; www.selangor.travel or Instagram page @discoverselangor

 

Also read: WOB Tries: This Restaurant In Bukit Jalil Made Us Feel Like We’re Dining In A Wonderland

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