UndiMsia! volunteer and once a mountain-climbing enthusiast, Patrick Loh, shares his passion for the hidden treasures of Hulu Langat.
I used to climb a lot. Hills, mountains, you name it.
Making my way up those treacherous routes, then tracking my way down again. You name a peak, and I would be there.
I have been to many places; Angsi, Ophir, Nuang, Ledang, Korbu, Kinabalu just to name a few. But only two of these, took my breath away – literally.
One of them is Gunung Nuang.
Nuang is the highest peak in Selangor. Once at the top, you just want to shout, “I ammmm the king of the wooooooorld!” Trust me. You will want to do that.
But what is even more breathtaking, is the district that envelops Nuang. Let me to introduce to you, Selangor’s best kept secret – *drum roll* – Hulu Langat.
Situated 30 minutes south-east of Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Langat is known, to many of us, merely as yet another small township in this bustling state. But one has to be there; to see, feel and experience it.
The moment you arrive at Hulu Langat, all you need to do is embrace it. As the breeze hits you, your eyes will wonder in amazement – from the verdant hills to the soothing sound of the river streams, from the lush forest greens to those therapeutic hot springs.
Hulu Langat just oozes the love of Mother Nature.
One of the most celebrated spots has to be Sungai Congkak, where friends and families picnic and camp. Chalets and other basic amenities made this place such an enjoyable excursion.
The real gem of Hulu Langat definitely goes to the hot springs. City dwellers and even foreigners would throng the Dusun Tua, Sungai Serai and Batu 16 hot springs.
But never ever leave Hulu Langat without taking a glimpse of Kuala Lumpur from the Ampang Lookout Point. Best time to go? Just before the sun sets. This is where you’ll say, “I’ll be baaaackk”.
You will be back…
I will go back not only for its natural beauty, but the many unexplainable experiences that makes me feel, “This is my home. This is where I belong.” You just feel so… alive!
The neighbourhood is made up of some of the friendliest, kindest and generous people. Life in Hulu Langat is peaceful and moderate too.
Selangor happens to be many things but it would never cross your mind that such an exotic wilderness exists. And one that is only 30 minutes away from the city center.
Anyway, the many treasures of Hulu Langat do not stop here. Come and find out at the UndiMsia! Hangatkan Langat!: Photo Competition and Exhibition on 31 March 2012.
UndiMsia! is having a photo competition and exhibition in Hulu Langat on 31 March 2012. Come to vote for your favourite teams and learn about the housing issues there.
For more information on housing issues, please click here for UndiMsia!’s Infografik 3.