“Balik kampung” hopes went down the drain to some due to the recent inter-state travel restriction as one of the measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. However, it shall not hinder you from enjoying Eid this year. Although this year’s Eid can only be celebrated within residents’ respective Districts (in Selangor); it is a must to strictly follow the SOPs set by the Malaysian Security Council and Ministry of Health. Here, Tourism Selangor has listed 7 ideas for you to celebrate Eid which may ease the feeling of not being able to “balik kampung” this year by Pusing Selangor Dulu!
1) Experience Authentic Malaysian Lifestyle at 16 Registered Homestays in Selangor
Spending time with your family at various homestays in Selangor during Eid is an interesting idea carry out. Worry not; Selangor has 16 registered homestays for you to choose from. Homestay experience is defined as spending several nights as guests at a local’s house and experience authentic Malaysian lifestyle as well as enjoy all of the provided-activities. There are Banghuris Homestay, Sungai Haji Dorani Homestay, and Kampung Sungai Sireh Homestays in Selangor; to name some.
2) “Baju Raya” OOTDs around Selangor’s Villages
It is undeniable, some may miss their hometowns and the endless view of the greens. Worry not; Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor Districts surely are panoramic. For instance, your family and you will be able to enjoy the view of the greens for that picture-perfect moments in Sekinchan, Sungai Besar and Tanjong Karang towns. Moreover, Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor Districts are indeed interesting destinations for instagrammable pictures as they are home to beautiful traditionalvillages, green fields and historical buildings.
3) Enjoy Wonderful Beach Ambience
Many love to be at the beach. Beaches in Selangor definitely welcome you with astonishing views, leaving you with some great memories. The best time to hit the beach is during late afternoon accompanied by the beautiful sky, tailing down to sunset. You may head over to Morib and Kelanang Beaches in Kuala Langat, Bagan Lalang Beach in Sepang, Redang Beach in Sabak Bernam and many more to enjoy the wonderful ambience.
4) Experience Agro-Tourism and Its Many Activities
Agro-tourism is a tourism segmentation which offers tourists to connect with nature. There are many agro parks that you can visit in Selangor. They offer various fun activities amidst nature which are suitable for the whole family. MAEPS Agro Tourism Park, Selangor Fruit Valley, Kuan Wellness Agro Park, and Kampung Johan Setia Sungai Kandis’ Agro Tourism are some you may find in the State! They are ideal agro parks which also offer exciting agricultural activities for you to try out.
5) Enjoy Selangor’s Delish Traditional Dish
Selangor is known for its rich and diverse flavours and also offers numerous traditional dish which are must-tries for everyone. Some of which are Nasi Ambeng, Satay, Lontong, Pecal, Sambal Taun and many more! All these traditional dish are easily found in Hulu Langat, Kuala Selangor, Klang and Sabak Bernam Districts.
6) Try-Out “Made in Selangor” SME Products
Snacking has always been everyone’s favourite. There are snacks sold in Banting, Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor which are offered in various types; suitable to be served during Eid season. These tasty snacks are must-haves during Eid in Malaysia. Among the famous snack manufacturers in Selangor are Ros Kerepek Banting, Bahulu Masri Sabak Bernam, Kerepek Kunyakuya Tanjong Karang and Kerepek Jemirah Sepang.
7) Staycation-with-Syle during Eid
One of the famously-opted ways to celebrating Eid is staying in hotels and unique accommodation providers. For instance, The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu is one with a unique eco-friendly concept. It is an ideal destination for the whole family to enjoy the back-to-nature experience. Next, Sekeping Serendah Retreat also offers the experience staying -in surrounded by the greens; away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition, Commonwealth Forest Park & resort offers an unforgettable glamping experience.
If you prefer hotel staycations; there are various hotels in Selangor offering comfort and convenience such as New World Hotel Petaling Jaya, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya and many more!
Eid celebration this year might be different as inter-state travel restriction continues. Selangor residents may not be able to “balik kampung”, but do not worry, these 7 ideas will light-up your Eid in the rise of the new norms. However, it is to be reminded, SOPs should be adhered to at all times. Tourists in Selangor should register through the mobile application “SElangkah:Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat”, maintain social distancing, apply hand sanitizers on a regular basis and wear face masks at all times.