Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Shopee wraps up a successful 11.11 Big Sale with 6 times uplift in new local sellers

Shopee concluded its 11.11 Big Sale, with more than 6 times uplift in new local sellers partaking in the campaign for the first time compared to average day. Shoppers saved over RM18 million through amazing deals from sellers and brands on 11 November.

With a wide variety of products from local sellers as well as trusted brand partners, shoppers found all they needed on Shopee. Home & Living, Health & Beauty, and Groceries & Pets emerged as top categories sold during the 11.11 Big Sale’s peak day.

Meanwhile, local sellers also saw a boost in their sales, with over 3.2 times uplift in items sold by local sellers on 11 November compared to average day. Dress, kasut perempuan and blouse emerged as top keywords searched as Malaysians prepare to usher in the new year. Interestingly, Khairulaming Brand, PRODIY, Marshear Beauty, Momo House, and B.S.B emerged as top local sellers recording the highest orders made.

Malaysians continued to prefer digital payments with approximately 6 times more orders paid via ShopeePay. Shoppers preference for using ShopeePay was seen in four main categories: electronics, FMCG products, lifestyle items and fashion. Items in demand for these categories are mainly from health & beauty, home & living, home appliances and women’s fashion.

Malaysians also once again took advantage of ShopeeFood’s signature promotions like Free Delivery, Super Deals and Shocking Sales to demonstrate rice based dishes as their favourite food option with over 50 thousand rice dishes ordered on ShopeeFood during 11 November. Other favourite food orders included Fast Food, Chinese and Malaysian dishes. Food brands most ordered on 11.11 were popular names like McDonalds, KFC, Tealive, Pizza Hut, Chase and MarryBrown.

Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia said, “We’re really humbled to see the impact of our efforts on helping local sellers and influencers on our platform achieve a significant level of sales and engagement uplift. We have even more exciting deals and activities lined up for the rest of the year-end shopping season. We look forward to helping more businesses capture new growth opportunities, while bringing joy and engaging content to consumers through more collaborations with our influencer community.”

Wrapping up 2022, Shopee will be holding its Shopee Super Awards to celebrate our best and brightest stars within the Shopee community. From 15 November till 30 November, Malaysians can vote for their favourite brands, sellers and talents while standing a chance to win up to 8 million Shopee Coins and other prizes such as: Samsung 65" Smart TV, Dyson V11 Fluffy Vacuum Cleaner, Xbox Series X, Dyson Supersonic™ Hairdryer &  XiaoMi Poco X3 Pro. Don't miss this opportunity to support your favourites! Visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopeesuperawards2022 today. 

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TOP Introduces Premium Detergents with 5D Colour Technology for A Cleaner, Brighter, Super Colour Inclusive and Protective Laundry Experience




Life is back to normal as we embrace endemicity. Reclaim time, convenience and ease-of-mind when it comes to laundry with the TOP Colour Signature line of Super Colour premium powder detergent and Colour Protect premium liquid detergent with breakthrough 5D Colour ProTech laundry technology.

 

Now, you can wash all your laundry together be they light, dark, multi-coloured, white, old or new[1] with the confidence that colours won’t bleed, colourful clothes will remain  vibrant, and dark clothes will stay dark. It prevents fabric from early aging, keeping them newer for longer helping prolong the life of garments thus promoting more sustainable living.

 

How 5D ProTech Technology Works?

TOP the No 1[2] Detergent Brand in Malaysia, is an innovative, consumer-centric brand by Lion Corporation Japan, that has been uplifting the way we do laundry in Malaysia through continuous research, producing breakthrough innovations to serve and improve consumer living. It is known for championing the concept of hygienically clean living through its continuous detergent technology innovations.

 

The new TOP Colour Signature line includes 5D Colour ProTech Technology developed by Lion Corp deploys five colour benefits, hence the name. It keeps dark colours dark and bright colours vibrant through removal of chlorine in wash water. It allows colours to shine through by removing stubborn stains. It prevents pilling due to friction by maintaining fabric smoothness. It prevents early aging of fabric to help clothes look newer for longer.  Its unique cross colour resistance technology prevents colour bleeding for ease-of-mind.  

 

All TOP detergents including the Colour Signature line are powered by Advanced Micro-Clean Tech with Lion Japan’s Anti-Microbial Tech that deploys next generation detergent technology that effectively removes 99.9% of harmful viruses including (COVID-19, Influenza A & Coxsackie), and bacteria[3]. This specially curated multi-tech formulation includes Anti-Malodour, Anti-Mite Dust and Anti-Sebum functionalities, enhanced with Bolder Scent Technology, a distinctive fragrance with proven efficacy against malodour control while it enhances your mood.

 

The winning combination of 5D Colour ProTech Technology and Advanced Micro-Clean Tech in the new TOP Colour Signature line of powder and liquid detergents will uplift your laundry experience, saving time, reducing effort, increasing ease-of-mind while protecting and preserving the condition of your fabrics for longer. Naturally it helps multi-cultural Malaysians Stay True to Their Colours in the spirit of Hari-Hari Warna-Warni, including the desire to be more green and earth-friendly.

 

Embracing the rising wave of global green eco-consciousness, TOP debuts a new eco-refill pack for its premium liquid detergents including the TOP Colour Protect (3.2kg) TOP Stain Buster (3.4kg) and TOP Silky Miracle (3.2kg) liquid detergents. The eco-refill packs have a sleek and slim design that makes them easy to transport and store, even in smaller homes. They come with a screw-top nozzle for easy, targeted and spill-resistant use.  Most importantly they reduce 80% of plastic usage compared to the classic detergent bottle format, are recyclable and reduces the brand’s, and your carbon footprint.  Try the eco-refill packs that are kinder to the environment that offer even more value for money compared to regular packaging.

 

“With the return to pre-pandemic activity levels, consumers are more conscious of how they present outwardly including how their clothes look. Globally we are seeing a return to bright coloured clothing after the dreary pandemic-era work-from-home pajama-like uniform. Malaysians need a powerful, time-saving laundry solution that would take the guesswork out of all-colour inclusive single load laundry, helping them live a more hygienic, sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle that will let them Stay True to Their Colours.  The TOP Colour Signature line of powder and liquid detergent delivers what consumers need,” says Ms Carmen Foo, Senior General Manager of Southern Lion Sdn Bhd.

 

The TOP Hari-Hari Warna-Warni campaign will introduce the new Colour Signature line nationwide through nationwide roadshows, and  through a collaboration with Kloth Cares and INTI International College Subang’s Center of Art and Design (ICAD) Fashion Design that encourage Malaysians to learn how to prolong the life and vibrancy of their fabrics including caring for, collecting, repurposing and upcycling to help the Earth.

 

According to research a staggering 2 million kilogrammes of textile waste and other wearable products end up in Malaysian landfills, daily.

 

Kloth Cares, the first textile-recycling movement in Malaysia is a social enterprise that targets in 2022 to keep 3 million kilogrammes of textile and other wearable products out of landfills. “Partnering with TOP and INTI International College Subang allows Kloth Cares to reach more Malaysians with the important 5R message to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle. Try to prolong the life of your wearables with a detergent that can keep your items looking and feeling their best for longer to reduce the rate with which you must replace your clothes. Reuse and Repurpose these items at home or at work giving them a second life. If you run out of these options, visit the TOP roadshows, and contribute your fabric items to keep them out of landfills,” says Ms Nik Suzila, Co-founder of Kloth Cares.

 

Discover the potential and beauty of upcycled, sustainable and Warna-Warni fashion at the TOP Hari-Hari Warna-Warni roadshows through an exhibition one-of-a-kind upcycled wearable fashion by students from INTI International College Subang ICAD Fashion Design using fabric contributed by Kloth Cares.

 

“Sustainable, eco-conscious fashion is the way forward. For young Malaysians thrifting is the preferred shopping option. INTI ICAD Fashion Design students have added their unique voice and style to upcycle items from Kloth Cares for the TOP Hari-Hari Warna-Warni roadshow exhibition. Come by the roadshows to be wowed by the exhibits, and learn more techniques to prolong the life and wear of your clothing through repairing, repurposing and embellishing while developing your own personal sustainable style statements,” explains, Ms Ang Tong Yin, Dean, INTI Center of Art and Design (ICAD), INTI International College Subang.

 

Visit the TOP Hari-Hari Warna-Warni roadshows and mini pop-up stores. The roadshows date and location as below:

 

Locations

Date

NSK Kuchai Lama, KL

21 – 23 Oct 2022

AEON Metro Prima Kepong, KL

27 - 30 Oct 2022

AEON Mid Valley, KL

27 - 30 Oct 2022

AEON Big Wangsa Maju, KL

3 - 6 Nov 2022

Billion Kota Permai, Penang

4 - 6 Nov 2022

AEON Tebrau City, Johor

24 - 30 Nov 2022

Midas Merge, Johor

25 - 27 Nov 2022

 

All visitors will receive a TOP Colour Signature sample box of 90g liquid and 100g powder. The goodies increase with purchase, buy  RM20 and above in a single receipt to receive FREE TOP face towel or TOP Nylon Bag, purchase RM40 and above to receive a FREE limited edition designer TOP laundry basket and TOP powder container, and purchase RM60 and above to receive a FREE TOP eco bag and TOP Colour Signature powder 750g. To qualify, purchase should include at least one TOP Colour Signature product.

 

To participate in the TOP Hari-Hari Warna-Warni Sustainability campaign be at the roadshows from 10am to 12noon with at least 10 pieces of clothing that you want to donate to be upcycled. The first 30 donors will receive a TOP Colour Signature 750g detergent FREE. Donate after noon and receive a TOP Colour Signature sample box of 90g liquid and 100g powder detergents. Take your most creative photograph at the pop-up stores, post it to your social media feed with the #TOPdetergent and #TOPHariHariWarnaWarni hashtags to be in the running for RM30 TouchNGo e-wallet pin. 

 

“Stay True To Your Colours with TOP Super Colour Signature & TOP Colour Protect Signature; add colour, value and commitment to the environment to your life with every load of laundry you do. Drop by the roadshows to learn more and score some freebies and prizes, keep fabric out of landfills via donations through Kloth Care bins, be amazed and inspired by the stunning artworks by INTI International College Subang students, or avail yourself of the many introductory offers through TOP official stores on Shopee and Lazada,” adds Ms Foo.

 

TOP Super Colour Powder detergent is available in 100g, 750g, 2.1kg and 3.6kg, while the TOP Colour Protect Liquid detergent is available in 1.5kg refill, 2.5kg bottle, 3.2kg refill and 3.6kg bottle.

 

To find out more about TOP products and the campaign, please visit http://www.southernlion.com.my or call customer care line at 1800-88-0133. 

 


Thursday, October 27, 2022

GSC BIG is now bigger with Hong Leong Bank

 

Movie-lovers are now set to enjoy blockbusters in a big way with GSC BIG, Golden Screen Cinemas’ brand-new proprietary premium large format (PLF) screen, which was launched today by the leading cinema exhibitor in partnership with Hong Leong Bank (HLB).

GSC BIG was launched at GSC Starling Mall, Petaling Jaya in conjunction with the release of the highly-anticipated superhero movie, Black Adam, with Golden Screen Cinemas’ Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Koh Mei Lee, and HLB’s Managing Director of Personal Financial Services Mr. Andrew Jong officiating the event.

 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Malaysian sellers participating in Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day for the first time achieve over 5 times uplift in sales


Health & Beauty and Home & Living categories proved popular, with most buyers coming from areas including Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Bharu



KUALA LUMPUR, 19 September 2022 - Shopee continues to offer more value and fun for shoppers and sellers during its 9.9 Super Shopping Day. The start of the End of Year Sale season concluded on a high, with local sellers in Malaysia who were participating in Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day for the first time achieving an average sales uplift of more than 5 times on 9 September, compared to a usual day.


Health & Beauty, Home & Living and Mobile & Accessories emerged as the top categories sold during the shopping festival’s peak day. 


Interestingly, despite the recent announcement that face masks are no longer mandatory indoors except in certain situations, masks were still one of the most sought-after products on 9 September. Treats and snacks for cats and storage products such as folding boxes, cake boxes and paper bags also proved to be a hit among consumers. The latter may be a sign that local sellers are preparing for anticipated orders in the coming months. 


Those living in Johor Bahru, Kinta, Seremban, Melaka Tengah, Kuching and Kota Bharu were busy checking out their shopping carts during 9 September. These locations registered the highest number of orders in the country, outside of Klang Valley.


Meanwhile, live streaming continued to provide enjoyable and interactive shopping experiences to users. Within the campaign period from 26 August till 9 September, Malaysian shoppers spent over 2 million hours watching streams on Shopee Live. Buyers also had fun while shopping, with a total of over 24 million game plays on Shopee Prizes during the same period. 

 

ShopeePay was also a preferred payment method for checking out by users when purchasing items on Shopee during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Within the first two hours of 9 September, there was a 9-times uplift for orders paid using ShopeePay, compared to an average day in the previous year. In the last two years since the pandemic, users are likely more accustomed to paying using cashless payments methods like ShopeePay for ease of use as well as value in terms of rewards.

 

ShopeeFood since starting in November 2021 has helped many users to connect with merchants that are both big and small through the integrated platform offered by Shopee. Micro merchants especially benefit greatly from the ecosystem as the platform helps merchants to expand their businesses in the post-pandemic period by connecting them to a large base of online users available on the Shopee mobile app. 

 

This is evident based on the Top Dishes ordered by users during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Across all the five locations (Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, Johor, Penang, Sabah and Ipoh), most users took advantage of the great discounts and promotions to order their favourite local staples like Roti Canai, Satay and Nasi Ayam Penyet. Besides supporting local F&B merchants, users also ordered a high number of food items like Strawberry Chocolate Chip Almond Milk Frappe, Sushi, Matcha Boba Tea and Pasta based food items. 


Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia said, “We’re really humbled to play a small part to help local sellers on our platform achieve a significant level of sales uplift during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. We can see that our marketing tools and seller engagement features are empowering MSMEs to capture significant growth opportunities in the digital economy. Shopee is looking forward to continuing boosting their sales during the year end, while enabling Malaysians to enjoy the best savings on our platform.”



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

6 Things to do during School Holidays in Selangor 2022!

Let's "Pusing Selangor Dulu!" To Fill the School Holidays by Visiting 6
Must-See Attractions!

Spending more time with your family during school holidays is the most admirable attribute you can possess. Everything you can do on weekends and during school vacations in this lovely state of Selangor. Tourism Selangor has selected six main activities for the school break and provided family vacations ideal for school holidays, with individualized itineraries based on age and preference. No need to search any further if you are searching for a place to take your children where they can be physically active or unplug from their electronic devices. These are
six activities to enjoy during school holidays in Selangor in 2022!

1) Water Theme Parks in Selangor
a) Sunway Lagoon, Subang Jaya
Sunway Lagoon is a one-stop fun destination. Sunway Lagoon, with over 90 attractions
spread across 88 acres, offers the ultimate theme park experience in six adventure
zones: Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and
Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Asia's first Nickelodeon Themed Land. You could easily
spend the entire day here once you enter! Sunway Lagoon operates daily except
Tuesday from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. For more information you can visit their official
website at https://sunwaylagoon.com.

b) Bangi Wonderland
Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and playing at Bangi Wonderland, and try out all 14
great attractions and slides. Whether you want to get your adrenaline pounding on some high-speed waterslides or simply want a place to relax with the family, their water theme park is regarded as a fun centre for people of all ages. Don't forget to ride down the colourful longest waterslide in their water theme park, Insane Racer, which is a children-friendly slide. Bangi Wonderland operates daily except Tuesday from 11.00 am - 6.00 pm while during the weekend it operates from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. Visit their
website for more information at https://www.bangiwonderland.com.my.

c) Wet World Shah Alam
Wet World Water Park Shah Alam, Selangor promises fun and is a value for money and
family -oriented water theme park. Group events, carnivals, parties, family days, school
picnics, corporate events and fundraising activities are all perfect for the park. The
Monsoon Buster ride, a 225-meter-long water slide that pushes riders up, is the main
attraction, Wet World Shah Alam operates daily except Wednesday from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. Visit their website for more information at https://wetworld.my/shah-alam/.

d) WaterWorld i-City, Shah Alam
WaterWorld is i-City water park, it complements the City of Digital Lights as a night
tourist destination by allowing guests to enjoy i-City during the day. WaterWorld, with its wide range of water rides, provides hours of aquatic enjoyment for the entire family. The Giant Jacuzzi, Spiral and Rainbow Slides. WaterWorld i-City starts open at 11.00 am - 6.00pm while on the weekend open at 10.00 am - 6.00 pm and close every Tuesday. Visit their website for more information at https://iticket.i-city.my/products/2022-02- waterworld

e) Riverine Splash Water Theme Park @ Amverton Cove, Kuala Langat
The resort features a tribal -themed Riverine Splash Water Theme Park. There are over
12 attractions and slides for you to try, including the Anaconda Tube Slide, Rimba River, Survival Park and even Kiddie Beats reserved for children. The Riverine Splash Water
Theme Park is closed every Tuesday and is open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Admission
for adults is RM58 while for children it is RM38 for all day tickets. For more information, you can visit their official website at https://www.amvertoncove.com/theme-park/

2) Outdoor & Indoor Theme Parks in Selangor

a) KidZania Malaysia, Damansara
Welcome to KidZania Kuala Lumpur (Mutiara Damansara), where children may live
independently and better comprehend the world of adults by being adults themselves. An indoor family-themed learning centre where children can experience adult life in a
city model. There are a variety of role-playing exercises that are specifically designed to
help physical and intellectual development. KidZania are open daily except on Tuesday
from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. For more information, you can visit their official website at

b) i-City Theme Park, Shah Alam
The City of Lights, i-City, dazzles the nightscapes with magnificent LED lightscapes. During the day, you can visit Malaysia's first interactive wax museum, Red Carpet 2. To
add to the thrill, you might enjoy a frigid winter below 8 degrees Celsius at SnowWalk, a winter play area. Families looking for endless experience pleasure, will be able to enjoy all of the fascinating rides and activities at i-City Leisure Theme Park. For more
information about i-City https://www.i-city.my/themepark/

c) ESCAPE Challenge Adventure Park, Petaling Jaya
ESCAPE Petaling Jaya is the modern-day solution to the problem of underdeveloped
life skills among us caused by a lack of play. ESCAPE PJ transforms exhilarating rides
and games from the natural outdoors into a modern setting at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya. The rides and games at ESCAPE PJ demonstrate that there is no age limit to having fun, as they have been designed for a wide range of age groups, talents, and
energy levels. ESCAPE Petaling Jaya are closed every Monday and the operating
hours are from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm. Visit their official website for more information at

d) Discovery Park at Gamuda Cove, Kuala Langat
The recently opened Gamuda Cove's entertainment component is Discovery Park. It is
an amusement park featuring a variety of attractions, ranging from first-in-Malaysia
attractions to adrenaline-pumping activities. Discovery Park at Gamuda Cove is set to
offer an exciting and unique experience throughout two recreational zones – Adventure Park and Hangout Village. One park, many adventures. Discovery Park operate daily from 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm on the weekdays while 10.00 am - 8.00 pm during the wekeened and close every Tuesday. For more information on Discovery Park, you can visit their official website at https://www.discoverypark.com.my

e) District 21, Sepang. Spend an adrenaline-pumping day at District 21 with your friends and family, experiencing its future post-apocalyptic world designs. Explore all eight adventure activities contained within, which include climbing, sliding, riding, jumping, free falling, and flying. With this multi-entry ticket, you can play and stop whenever you choose. District 21 opens daily from 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm during the weekdays and 10.00 am - 8.00 pm during the the weekend. Visit their official facebook for more information on the ticket price at https://www.facebook.com/district21park/

f) RollerWa, 1 Utama Petaling Jaya
RollerWa is Malaysia's first indoor skating and rink, located at 1 Utama shopping mall. A 2-hour session that includes renting a skating rink, skates and safety equipment priced at RM38 for adults and RM28 for children under the age of 18. The 1-day rental cost is RM68 for adults and RM58 for under 18s. There are also instructors on duty who will give you guidance and tutoring; it is recommended that you wear complete safety equipment. Also, RollerWa is an Instagrammable spot location, as they have set up 2 Photo Booths to take photos with family and friends with stunning neon lighting. Visit their official website for more information http://www.rollerwa.com.

3. Sports & Recreational Activities

a) Skytrex Adventure Sg Congkak, Hulu Langat
Skytrex Adventure Sg Congkak is the 'Malaysia's First Flying Fox Park by Skytrex,' with
more Flying Fox features and a longer track than any other branch, as well as the
tranquil, lush, beautiful scenery of Congkak Park & Resort and Sg Congkak, which
streams directly under the path of the circuit activities. Skytrex Adventure is Malaysia's
first tree-to-tree'sky-trekking' experience, where you may soar, swing, glide, and dangle
on the many aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian Rain Forest. For more information about pricing you can visit their official website at

b) JumpStreet Asia, Petaling Jaya
Jump Street Trampolline Park is an urban playground dedicated to jumping, bouncing, rolling and any other anti -gravity activity. Nearly a hundred trampolines are connected
into a large court, including a unique basketball hoop, a trampoline -dodging ball court, a bubble hole to jump into and a giant airbag to land safely. Jump Street Asia is a fun playground for everyone, whether you are new to trampoline or an experienced athlete. Even the little ones have their own special jumping area, which is open to young people as young as 3 years old. For prices you can visit their official website for more information https://jumpstreetasia.com

c) Camp5, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Camp5, 1 Utama is a climbing centre that provides instruction for all abilities, city views, and bouldering. It is home to Malaysia's tallest indoor wall, making it a popular
destination for top-rope and lead climbers. You can try climbing with their 1-hour
experience-only testing session, which is designed to allow you to taste the benefits of
climbing before completely committing to the activity. Climbing allows you to establish
your own goals and advance at your own speed. Visit Camp5, 1 Utama official website
for more information and pricing at https://www.camp5.com/1utama/

d) Morac Go Kart Track, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Morac Go Kart Track is 420-meter field is designed so that everyone can enjoy karting
without hesitation. Morac Go Kart Track is a fun kart track for the whole family. Everyone can enjoy a safe and fun time driving the all -new Sodikarts around the circuit. The Morac Go Kart Track is suitable for the whole family, including children as young as seven (Those who exceed their height restrictions). You can find out more about the packages and prices offered by Morac Go Kart Track, 1 Main by visiting their website https://morac1utama.com.

e) FlowRider, 1 Utama
You can now surfing at the convenience of a stream riding simulator at 1 Utama. FlowRider is a hybrid board sport that combines skating, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and skiboarding techniques. Experience endless waves with the help of a
competent instructor, whether you are a beginner surfer or a skilled surfer. Riders can
glide up and down, perform stunts, and spin on the resulting wave-like shape. For prices and packages you can visit their official website for more information

f) WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving, 1 Utama
WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving is a recreation of a 14,000 feet outdoor skydive. It is the
most popular thrill ride and sport in Asia. Everyone who has ever wanted to fly can
come to WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving and experience the sensation of flight. The all- glass panelled circular wind tunnel provides a cushion of air in a 12-foot diameter 32-
foot high flight chamber, where the flyer enters and becomes airborne, all within the
grasp of a skilled teacher. The chamber's base is a trampoline floor made of aircraft- quality stainless steel, and with wind speeds of up to 250 km/h. For information on their package and prices you can visit their official website at https://www.windlab.my

4. Eco Nature Attractions in Selangor

a) National Botanical Garden Shah Alam
National Botanical Gardens Shah Alam is one of Selangor and Malaysia's top
eco/agrotourism destinations, offering a variety of parks with attractions for both nature lovers and thrill seekers. Traditional Malaysian agrarian practises are depicted in the botanical gardens in a lovely, natural setting. The botanical gardens include a variety of parks and gardens. The best way to experience this park is to rent a bicycle or take a long walk to explore its natural beauty. For more information on National Botanical Garden Shah Alam opening hours you can visit their official website at

b) Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is a must-see for all nature lovers. It is
situated in the Petaling Jaya suburbs. Explore the many nature trails and learn about
the local flora and fauna. Remember to stop by the information desk for a briefing
and to pick up some plant brochures before venturing out to explore the surrounding
region. The built-up Skywalk in Taman Botanical Kepong is 250 metres long and towers
50 metres above the forest floor, providing stunning views of the surrounding Klang
Valley. For more information about FRIM you can visit their official website at

c) Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, Kuala Langat
The 1,111 -acre lush greenery and large lakes that make up the Discovery Wetlands are
natural sanctuaries where animals have built their homes. The largest wetland park in
the Klang Valley will be home to new and exciting outdoor activities. It’s more than
enough for everyone, whether for a quick weekend getaway or a fun family day out!
One of the best ways to learn and experience Malaysia's biological diversity is by
visiting Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands.Visit Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands official
website for more information at https://www.discoverypark.com.my/acitivities/paya-
indah-discovery-wetlands-centre/. 

d) Kelip - Kelip (Fireflies Park) Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor
Fireflies are well recognised in Kampung Kuantan Selangor. Many of the firefly nests
can only be found here. Furthermore, fireflies are a type of insect that belongs to the
beetle family. The 'Pteroptyx tener' species is the most common in Kampung Kuantan. The firefly's distinguishing feature is its tail, which produces light blinking. What
distinguishes fireflies from other insects is the insect's simultaneous blinking of three
lights every second. Kampung Kuantan is a small village and situated about 9km from
Kuala Selangor. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park are open daily from 7.30 pm - 10.30
pm. 

e) Sekinchan Paddy Field, Sabak Bernam
Sekinchan is well-known for its excellent rice yields and mechanised agricultural
practises. There are many rice mill industries in Sekinchan, one of which being PLS
Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd, which is open for visitors. Inside the plant, there is a rice market and a Paddy Gallery. There are fascinating activity of eel-fishing with the huge paddy fields encompassing practically the entire terrain of Sekinchan. When the paddy fields are harvested, the water level drops, making this the ideal time for eel fishing. During the paddy harvesting season, eel fishing is a popular pastime among Sekinchan
residents. 

f) Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) is a haven for a diverse
range of flora and wildlife. There is a 201-hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the
balance is Swamp Forest on a total area of 296 hectares, which is divided into two main
regions. As part of the Selangor River estuary, the park is home to a variety of large bird species, including milky storks and herons, as well as primates, including silver leaf
monkeys and long-tailed macaques. There are also over 150 bird species in the area, with an estimated 100,000 wading birds from 30 different species passing through on
their annual migration. Bird watching is one of the more intriguing activities in Kuala
Selangor Nature Park.

5) Waterfalls & River Activities in Selangor

a) Waterfalls @ Kanching Eco Forest Park
Kanching Eco Forest Park is known for having the most waterfalls in Selangor, with
seven tiers. Some waterfalls are little but forceful, while others are delicate and graceful, falling, and cascading gloriously. Visitors will be met by natural greenery with a magnificent grass and a quiet stream covered with stones where children and adults
can swim around. This place is ideal for picnics because it has gazebos, stone benches, and a bridge across the creek. The first waterfall is reached through the cement steps. For more information you can call Tourism Selangor on 03-5513 2000. 

b) Sungai Congkak Park & Resort
Sungai Congkak is a renowned recreational forest in Selangor's Hulu Langat district. Camping, picnicking, BBQs, and bathing in the clear cool water of natural river pools
and rapids under the tall tropical rainforest trees are among the activities and facilities
available here. Although there are no waterfalls in the Sungai Congkak Recreational
Forest, the river pools are wide and shallow in certain places, making them ideal for a
dip or swim. Overnight stays are also available in the chalets. For more information you
can call Tourism Selangor on 03-5513 2000. 

c) Sungai Chiling, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Sungai Chiling is 3 kilometres from Kuala Kubu Bharu. The Chiling Waterfalls, like the
Gabai Waterfalls, are located within Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State
Park). An delightful jungle hike takes guests through streams and rivers, past unique
species such as wild orchids and bamboo, before arriving at the signature 80-meter
waterfall overlooking a tranquil lagoon. The waterfalls and river are also home to the
Mahseer Fish Sanctuary, which is overseen by the Selangor Fisheries and Forestry
Departments. Today, the area has become an important habitat and natural breeding
ground for the fish that migrate from the river's headwaters to the main waterfall area. 

d) Sungai Tekala
Sungai Tekala is near the Semenyih Dam in the Hulu Langat region. It is part of the
Sungai Lalang Forest Reserve, which is part of the State Park Forest, or Taman
Warisan Negeri Selangor. This unspoiled lowland dipterocarp forest is a popular spot for locals to picnic by a gorgeous river and swim in its crystal clear water, as well as stroll through the natural rain forest. This park provides limited amenities, such as rest huts placed near the steps leading to the waterfalls. Viewing the flowing waterfalls and
hiking on the park's one trail are among the activities and facilities available here.

e) Sungai Pertak
The Sungai Pertak River flows through an Orang Asli community and into the Sungai
Selangor Dam. A favourite weekend and family fishing and camping destination for
visitors from Kuala Lumpur, 4WD enthusiasts and dirt bikers also blast down the several paths that span this river. The river flows through deep pools with tiny waterfalls in intervals, with the main segment near the settlement. The river also serves as a starting point for climbers to Bukit Kutu, an abandoned colonial hill station perched atop a 1000- meter-high mountain summit. This riverside tourist site may be reached by taking the main road to Kampung Pertak and then following a dirt road all the way to the end. 

6) Zoo / Mini Zoo / Petting Zoo
a) Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is Malaysia's largest zoo, spanning 44 hectares (110 acres)
in Ulu Klang, Gombak District, Selangor. Zoo Negara houses about 5,137 specimens
representing 476 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. There are numerous displays to enjoy, which are spaciously situated around an ideal
lake with free wandering storks, pelicans, egrets, ibises, and swans inside a wonderfully
landscaped setting populated by mature trees. Don't forget about the Animal Feeding
sessions. Zoo Negara operation hours are daily from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. 

b) Farm In The City, Seri Kembangan. 
A Nature and Animals Farm In The City (FITC) is a concept that blends elements of wildlife and nature in a conservation park-like setting. FITC intends to become a tourism hub in the state by providing an instructive and fascinating look at the lifestyle and scenery of a Malaysian town, farm, and fruit orchard, complete with natural vegetation and fauna. FITC encourages visitors to engage with the animals and plant life in a relaxed yet authentic setting. FITC also places a high value on educating tourists about the various aspects of farm and animal life as well as wildlife conservation and preservation. Weekday hours are from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, while weekend hours are from 9.30 am - 6.00 pm and close every Tuesday. 

c) G2G Animal Garden, MAEPS Serdang G2G Animal Farm is located in Malaysia Agro Expo Park in Serdang (MAEPS). G2G Animal Garden is a pet zoo excellent for animal enthusiasts, families, and anyone who want to engage with animals. Visit the G2G Animal Garden pet zoo with your family. Feeding and caressing animals allows you to become closer to nature and animals. Among the animal stations are the Cat House, Bird Cage, Animal Therapy House, Rabbit Park, Reptile House, Pigeon House, Tortoise Park, and Village Pets. Weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while weekends and public holidays are 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

d) Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park
Wildlife Park @ Sunway Lagoon is an interactive and educational zoo with unusual, small, and friendly birds, reptiles, and mammals. The zoo's interactive idea enables
visitors to not only observe and learn about the animals, but also to get up close and
personal with them by touching them. The fully interactive zoo attraction offers a variety of educational and interesting activities for the entire family, from a journey of learning through their unique Wildlife Encounters to being entertained by the talented animal in the Wildlife Theatre and feeding the animals at the Pet Village. 

e) Aviary 'N' Bunny Park @ National Botanical Garden Shah Alam Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam's Aviary & Bunny Park is a petting small zoo for children. Pets Education (PE) is also provided for youngsters to learn about petting zoos and animal affections. Children will conserve and appreciate the nature of the animal/pet. Aviary & Bunny Park is open daily from 8.00 am - 5.00 pm and visit their official website for more information https://aviary-bunny-park-tbnsa.business.site.

Aside from the places above that are fun and unique for tourists to visit in the State of Selangor, there are many other interesting places in Selangor that you should visit, especially during school holidays in 2022. Because the state of Selangor is a popular, up-and-coming, and top tourist destination in Malaysia, it will make your trip memorable and unique. 

So, what are you waiting for this school holiday? Let's "Pusing Selangor Dulu!". You may log on to Tourism Selangor' s official website, www.selangor.travel for inspiration on your travel to Selangor, or follow Tourism Selangor's official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor's YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!

Written by: Syed Haziq Iqbal Bin Wan Kassim
Editorial by: Ahmad Nazri Tashriq Bin Rahmat
All photos provided by Tourism Selangor

ABOUT TOURISM SELANGOR
Tourism Selangor is Selangor State’s Official Tourism Promotion Agency established to increase the number of local and international tourists to Selangor by enhancing and developing the known as well as the undiscovered beauty of the State. Many initiatives are taken to achieve this such as organizing local and international campaigns, events, overseas tourism trade missions, local roadshows and many more. 
Official website: www.selangor.travel

Shopee wraps up a successful 11.11 Big Sale with 6 times uplift in new local sellers

Shopee concluded its 11.11 Big Sale, with more than 6 times uplift in new local sellers partaking in the campaign for the first time compar...