Selangor is located in the middle of the peninsula of Malaysia and it surrounds Kuala Lumpur geographically. Selangor is the most populous state in Malaysia, it is the most developed and it has the highest GDP. Despite its modern infrastructure, the Mah Meri, who are an indigenous tribe of Selangor, continue to maintain their language and culture to this day.
Selangor has an ecotourism centre and a number of protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and wildlife, and it is also home to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) which promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia.
Tourist attractions include Batu Caves, with its Hindu cave temples, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Malaysia’s top theme park Sunway Lagoon and Pulau Ketam or Crab Island.
I grew up in the next state over from Selangor, so my parents would take us there on day trips once in a blue moon, and we always stopped over at Ampang for its famous Yong Tau Foo, and at Kajang for its famous Satay, both of which we showcase in this episode’s cooking segments, the former by me and the latter by Malaysian food entrepreneur and MOMC At Heart member Mazna Merten.
Watch the replay of the Selangor episode of Street Food Journeys: Malaysia here >> https://youtu.be/lrPbCIy0Ogs
Also featured in this episode are the JetLag Warriors’ visit to Pulau Ketam (Crab Island).
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