Kuala Selangor

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Kuala Selangor
District of Malaysia
Nickname(s): Kuala Selangor, Beautiful and historic
Location of Kuala Selangor
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Kuala Selangor
Government
 • District officer Mohd Misri Idris
Area
 • Total 1,194.55 km2 (461.22 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 205,257
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Website http://www.mdks.gov.my/

Kuala Selangor is one of the nine districts in Selangor, Malaysia. The district is located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia. It has a total landmass of 1,194 square kilometers (461 sq mi) separated by Selangor River into two division, Tanjung Karang and Kuala Selangor. The district boundary is shared with Sabak Bernam at the north, Hulu Selangor and Gombak at the west, Petaling at the southwest and Klang at the south.

Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor (MDKS), the local municipal council of Kuala Selangor, exercises jurisdiction for the Kuala Selangor District. It was established in 1978 with the combination of five local authorities.

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The name of Selangor started with Kuala Selangor, a town at the outskirts of Selangor River. The name Selangor came about because of the river. The river confluent was named Kuala Selangor. Back then it was a tradition for people to name places from name of rivers. As known by the people who live by the river bank which was an important tool of transportation at that time .

State of Perlis originates from Pelit river(Perlite means stone in French,hence,stone river), thus the name of Selangor. It was estimated that the name Selangor (Kuala Selangor) existed before the 15th century, because before Malacca was defeated by Portuguese in 1511, Kuala Selangor was under Malacca.

In Malay history it was mentioned during the time Paduka Seri Maharaja reign Singapore,there was a Pasai named Tun Jana Khatib who's expert in Khayal Lillah Teachings and Tauhid who had two friends, one went to Samarlingga (Selangor) and another went to Bungoran while Tun Jana Khatib went to Singapore. According to journals, Paduka Seri Maharaja reigned during the 14th century. If this statement is true, the its clear that the name of Selangor existed even before that.

In Java's book, Negarakertagama it was written around the 14th century and mentioned Klang was under Majapahit. A few old maps are kept in China and the maps are believed to be the guide for Laksamana Cheng Ho, one of Chinese sailors that sailed during 1405-1433. In the map it was written about Klang River and Selangor land.

Malay history also mentioned during the reigning times of Sultan Muzaffar Syah (1445-1458), Tun Perak were invited to be Penghulu in Klang. Inside the Royal Asiatic Society in London there is a handwritten copy of Malay History with Raffles books that mentioned Tuan Bendahara Johor married his son, Tuan Mahmud with princess Raja Beruas (Perak) and Tuan Mahmud reign Selangor.

Judging from the statements above,it is clear that the name Selangor existed before 15th century. Selangor that is mention above is Kuala Selangor now where the state politic started. Nobody can deny the fact because all proofs of Kuala Selangor is where the state administration started existed until now.

Before coming to Daeng Chelak, 5 of the Bugis king's son from Sebilis Island came to Selangor, in Kuala Selangor it was inhabited by humans that was headed fairly by a Bugis woman named Upu Chendera Burung.

The trait of a compassionate ruler that capture the hearts of the indigenous people there,until they swore to never appoint a leader who's not of Bugis descent. This factor is what caused the appearance of Raja Lumu to Selangor was well accepted by the local residents. When their leader died,they buried her on top of a hill. According to stories,the hill is Hospital Hill that is near Kuala Selangor District Council now (1979). At the grave of Upu Chendera Burung there is a freshwater fish pond and a Tanjung flower tree.

Places of interest[edit]

Malawati Hill[edit]

According to history, Malawati Hill was under the Dutch from the hands of Sultan Ibrahim (July 1784). A year later on the 28th of January 1785, Sultan Ibrahim with the help of his brother, Dato' Penggawa Permatang Mahabijaya (Penggawa Tua) and Bendahara Adb. Majid Pahang, banished the Dutch in the span of only one night. The attacked started after Isyak managed to capture the hill before dawn.On top of Malawati Hill there are a few government high officer houses, a resthouse, lighthouse and historical artefacts.

Kampung Kuantan fireflies[edit]

Kampung Kuantan is well known for its fireflies. Lots of the fireflies nest only available here. Moreover, there has been opinion that magical fireflies are only available at two places in the world and one of it is in Kampung Kuantan.

The adventure of the fireflies' area began in the early 1970s by a local businessman who saw the commercial potential of this miracle. Now, the adventure has been entrusted to the Kuala Selangor District Council and has expanded rapidly with the addition of 27 small boats that are provided for the visitors.

Today, Kampung Kuantan is known for the magical fireflies not only to the local visitors but also around the world.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park[edit]

Kuala Selangor Nature Park was opened in 1987. With a width of 296 hectare that's divided to 2 main parts that is a 201 hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest . The park is under the management of the Malaysia Nature Lovers Association. Because of that, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage that has been the loyal tenants here.

Nature Park has the concept of Bird Park, whereby the visitors can see for themselves the many species of wild birds. The bird habitat is frequently used as research for interested scientists and tourists. There are 156 species of birds and 57 of it are birds from overseas like Russia and Siberia. Some of the birds that live in the park are birds from cold climate of the north hemisphere to search for food at the warm climate of the south hemisphere.

From the month of September till April each year, the park will be visited by migrating birds from oversea together with the local birds to make a living.

Among the species of local birds that are permanent residents of the park is mangrove bird, flamingoes, ketitir, pekaka, raja udang, pucong, serandau, black shoulder eagle and so forth. While the migrating birds are purple herow, great eagle, tiger shrike, brown shrike, arctic shrike, warbler, purple swamphen and many more. The presence of the birds makes it a most interesting location to be visit for the abundance of the panoramic flora and fauna.

Geography[edit]

Landscape[edit]

The geography of Kuala Selangor is characterized by a flat land in Tanjung Karang and Jeram. Bordered in Kapar in South and some hills at Southeast. The name Kuala Selangor means Estuary Selangor. The district's name was from a town that named when Selangor River meets the sea.

City development[edit]

There are some township and village at Tanjung Karang which most of the land were turned into agriculture forest and fields like paddy and oil palm.The district main city is located at Selangor River and its named Kuala Selangor. The most city development is located there and the population is estimated in 46,000 people. Some township also located in Southeast of Kuala Selangor which located between three district border, Klang, Gombak, Petaling which the township name is Puncak Alam.

Road construction[edit]

There is only one highway named KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway(LATAR)linked Kuala Selnagor and Templer Park, Rawang. It is also connected with Guthrie Corridor Expressway(GCE) to Shah Alam and Lebuhraya Utara Selatan(PLUS) to northern Peninsular Malaysia. Another highway which is in planning named East Coast Highway(WCE) Roads in Tanjung Karang only have small amount of them which only provided in the township of Tanjung Karang and some sub-roads in some villages.

Public transportation[edit]

There are only buses and taxis in Kuala Selangor. Terminal buses is only located at Terminal Bus Kuala Selangor. The main transport in Kuala Selangor is cars because lack of public transport and a good road infrastructure. A Light Rail Transport which connecting Bestari Jaya - Puncak Alam - Shah Alam which is in planning had been discontinued since 2012.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly seats in 2013-2018[edit]

Kuala Selangor, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts
  • 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 Irmohizam Ibrahim Barisan Nasional (BN[1])
  • 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 Jakiran Bin Jacomah Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 N11 Ijok Idris Ahmad Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P96 N12 Jeram Amiruddin Setro Barisan Nasional (BN)

In popular culture[edit]

Movies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bnselangor.org/wakilrakyat/dato-haji-irmohizam-bin-ibrahim/

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 3°20′30″N 101°14′47″E / 3.341688°N 101.246327°E / 3.341688; 101.246327