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Monday, 11 April 2022


Enjoy Exciting Activities at Sungai Selangor with Selangor Community Host Programme!

Hulu Selangor District is rich in natural attractions. As such, the Selangor Community Host Programme in the District offers various activities which bring you closer to nature. It is a must-include entry in your travel bucket list as the activities are rarely available in the city. Among the attractions here include the Selangor River which starts from the Pertak Dam and ends in Kuala Selangor District. Continue reading to find out the list of the must-try activities!

  1. Enjoy Water Tubing

Spend some time and enjoy this very exciting activity! Float yourself on a tube along the Selangor River which is definitely a fun thing to do while witnessing the uniqueness and beauty of the surrounding.

  1. Extracting Tin Ore

Tin extraction is a traditional method in mining. Tin ore mining was one of the earliest economic activities carried out in the State of Selangor. Therefore, this is a very interesting opportunity for you to learn on both the history and tin ore extraction! 

  1. Snail-catching and Fishing Experience

There is an interesting activity waiting for you at Selangor River -- catching snails and fishing! This activity is also offered in the Community Host Programme, so we got you covered!

  1. Picnic by the Selangor River!

Have a picnic by the Selangor River while enjoying some snacks is the best way to end your half-day adventure in this District! After carrying out tiring yet fun activities, take a moment to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!

Partake in the Community Host Programme in Hulu Selangor District to engage in the activities listed above! Do not forget to hop-on the adventure in the State of Selangor, especially during the weekends! If you are interested in participating in this programme, you can make a reservation by contacting 019-329 9760 (Khairunnisak).

However, kindly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council in accordance to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face mask at all times in public, and applying hand sanitizer regularly, for the well-being of many.

Monday, 4 April 2022


Banana Leaf Rice is Truly a Perfect Lunch Menu For the Whole Family!

Did you know, banana leaf rice originated from the Southern of India, in the State of Tamil Nadu, Kerala? This menu was introduced in Malaysia during the British colonial era. Banana leaf rice is very popular among Malaysians especially for lunch because it comes with a variety of sides which makes it a complete meal. In this article, Tourism Selangor has listed for you, 7 restaurants which offer banana leaf rice menu around the State of Selangor! 

  1. Yap Kee Banana Leaf, Klang

Yap Kee Banana Leaf is a restaurant that offers delicious banana leaf rice. It is very popular among tourists and locals. The must-try menu at this restaurant includes spicy fried chicken, fried fish, chicken curry, fish curry or lamb curry served with papadom and cabbage! Also, you should try the amber juice, which completes the meal! 

  1. Kanna Curry House, Petaling jaya

If you come to Section 17, Petaling Jaya, you must try the very appetizing banana leaf rice at Kanna Curry House! The restaurant has been serving banana leaf rice since 1976. Like other restaurants, you can enjoy banana leaf rice with a variety of sides including fried squid, fish curry and many more!

  1. Sri Nirwana Maju Restaurant, Subang Jaya

This restaurant will most likely be your favourite! Sri Nirwana Maju Restaurant located at USJ 9, Subang Jaya serves the unique banana leaf rice with a selection of sides such as bitter gourd which is particularly crispy! In addition, this restaurant also serves other menu such as fried noodles, fried rice and many more!

  1. Laxmi’z Kitchen, Rawang

Located in Rawang, Laxmi’z Kitchen delivers wonderful banana leaf rice to its customers! Are you a fan of crabs? If that’s the case, here is the perfect place for you to enjoy delicious crab masala. Make sure you stop by this restaurant if you are in Rawang!

  1. Acha Curry House, Petaling Jaya

Acha Curry House is a restaurant that offers delicious banana leaf rice in Petaling Jaya. The restaurant serves several options of curry -- from chicken curry, salted fish curry, fish curry, to crab curry. Not only that, you may choose from a variety of vegetable menu such as pumpkin puree, pickled cucumber, bean sprouts and more! Do not miss out the chance to taste it all here!

  1. Matahariis Banana Leaf, Seri Kembangan

Matahariis Banana Leaf in Seri Kembangan has been popular among the locals since 2004. The banana leaf rice is served with white rice or turmeric rice, with a wide selection of vegetables and sides. In addition to banana leaf rice, you can also try the restaurant’s famous thosai!

  1. Macha & Co, The Curve

Macha & Co allows you to dine-in comfortably as it is air-conditioned. The cosy restaurant also serves tasty banana leaf rice. The recipe has been passed down over a few generations, and good news to those who are on diet, Macha & Co also serves brown rice which of course contains more nutrients!

If the thought of banana leaf rice makes you drool, hence what are you waiting for? Bring your friends or family together to “Pusing Selangor Dulu” and enjoy banana leaf rice at the restaurants listed above. Hear hear, banana leaf rice is one of the most-loved meals by Malaysians regardless of age and race!

However, customers are reminded to kindly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council in accordance to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face mask at all times in public, and applying hand sanitizer regularly, for the well-being of many.

Thursday, 31 March 2022


Who Would Have Thought Malls May Offer More than Just Shopping Experience Feel the Adrenaline Rush Now!

1 Utama Shopping Centre is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia with the slogan; "It's All in One" which promotes the idea of ​​shopping and entertainment under one roof. In addition to the shopping experience, 1 Utama Shopping Centre also offers a variety of exciting sports activities to its visitors. There's no need to go from one place to another because you can do it all here! Keep reading to find out what activities you may partake in for the sought-after adrenaline rush! 

  1. FlowRider

Longing to go surfing but you don’t have time to go to the beach? FlowRider is the ideal spot for you to improve your surfing skills. Don't worry if you are a beginner, because the instructors at FlowRider will ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn those currents-defying skills which are definitely exciting! 

  1. WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving

WINDLAB welcomes those who wish to participate in extreme skydiving activity, however carried out indoors. Formerly known as AirRider Indoor Skydiving, it offers a skydiving experience at an altitude of 14,000 feet. They will also be provided with complete safety equipment such as a suit, helmet and a pair of goggles. It is time to experience the stimulation of a free fall!


For those who don’t know, Rollerwa from Korea, recently launched on December 23rd, 2021, which offers a fun experience to 1Utama Shopping Centre’s visitors! The court is also equipped with music and colourful lights which emit cheerful vibes to roller skaters. They can bring their own pair of rollerblades or rent them here. If you are interested in roller-skating and the K-Pop culture, this activity is something should not be missed!

  1. Morac Go Kart

Morac Go Kart opened its door at 1Utama Shopping Centre last December. Feel the adrenaline rush and experience carting around the large circuit. This 420m long track will give satisfaction to the riders for allowing them to race at full speed!

  1. Saranghae Bridge

Saranghae Bridge is a place that does not require any extreme activities. This place is great for unwinding and admiring the beauty of magnificent LED lights, particularly at night. Visitors can also ‘secure their love’ by locking padlocks onto the fences here. For those who like to take pictures of a romantic atmosphere, you can stop by here!

1 Utama Shopping Centre is located in Petaling Jaya, just a 20-minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. There are many other exciting activities you can do here apart from those listed above. Are you excited to try them all? Don't wait any longer, invite your friends and family to #PusingSelangorDulu this weekend!

However, visitors are reminded to kindly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Malaysian National Security Council in accordance with Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face masks at all times in public, and applying hand sanitizer regularly, for the well-being of many.

Thursday, 24 March 2022


LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA (24 MARCH 2022) – The Danna Langkawi, a leading and award-winning 5-star luxury beach resort, is delighted to announce the appointment of Giuliano Berta as its new Executive Chef. 

Giuliano received his unique experience from around the world and will oversee the culinary operations in his new role, including kitchen management, restaurant, bar and lounge, banquet events, in-room dining and menu planning amongst others while ensuring high-quality services to achieve customer satisfaction. 

Giuliano specialises in authentic Italian cuisine and draws his inspiration from his travels to create flavours that are classic yet innovative. His attention to details is meticulous every step of the way and over the years he has developed his own standard of cuisine with a deep commitment to hospitality.

Born in Brescia, Italy, Giuliano discovered his love for food at a young age after being inspired by his mother. Having spent most of his time with her, he was taught to appreciate the hard work that goes into preparing a meal, watching her carefully craft recipes and he quickly learnt the importance of local and fresh produce. 

He began his career at the age of 16 as a part-timer in Park Hotel Ca’ No, Brescia and continued his culinary journey to La Casa in Bedizzole, a Michelin star restaurant, in 1996. His illustrious career took off when he was selected as the Executive Chef and Operations Manager for Garibaldi Kuala Lumpur, a two-outlet concept Italian restaurant from Singapore awarded as a one-star Michelin fine dining restaurant and a social house bar.

During his time at Garibaldi Kuala Lumpur, Giuliano was responsible for pre-opening the restaurant, including recruiting and training the culinary team. He played a pivotal role in establishing a benchmark so as it was recognised as the Best Italian Fine Dining Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur by TimeOut KL. 

With over 20 years of professional experience in key international establishments, prestigious five-star hotels and free-standing restaurants in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe, Giuliano has melded his interest in global culture with his love for the culinary arts and often marries classic dishes with seasonal ingredients, his signature, however, is combining innovative contemporary techniques with modern interpretations.

Some of his past experiences include Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Ocha & Bella in Morrissey Hotel Jakarta, Shangri-la Hotel Manila, Pullman Hotel Bali, Hotel Muse Bangkok and Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai where he hosted Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as part of the property’s gastronomic journey.

A man on a mission, Giuliano has received notable accolades and recognitions for his culinary expertise such as Thailand’s Best Restaurant 2020 for Medici Kitchen & Bar by Thailand Tatler and he was also featured on Iron Chef Thailand. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Giuliano Berta to The Danna Langkawi family. With his vast repertoire of classical cuisine, we look forward to providing our guests with an innovative and elegant gastronomic journey at our resort. With a flair for Italian and European specialties, Giuliano is a epicurean mastermind who is set to bring a fresh level of creativity to the culinary landscape in Langkawi,” said Karan Singh, General Manager. 

Giuliano holds a diploma in Hotel Management and Culinary Arts, graduating from IPSSAR Caterina De’ Medici, Italy. During his leisure time, he loves to explore local cuisines, get into his fitness regime and spend time with his family.

Monday, 21 March 2022

MERRY ICE CREAM: Let Your Taste Buds Soar With Merry Ice Cream’s New Over-The-Top Nutty Berries Flavour!

  • Merry Ice Cream brings you even more exceptional flavours with the new Nutty Berries Ice Cream, inspired by the old childhood favourite- peanut butter and jelly sandwich

  • Seasonal bestsellers from its original menu - Peppermint Mocha and IronLady Tea - are back too!

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2022 Malaysian dessert lovers, get ready for new, sensational and unique ice cream flavours. This Year, it is Merry's pleasure to bring more joy (and sugary goodness) to your taste buds with a new flavour - Nutty Berries. 


This new flavour combines the creamy taste of peanuts with the tangy, refreshing elements of strawberries, reminiscent of the comfort food that most of us grew up with - peanut butter and jelly also known as PB&J sandwiches. With this, the homegrown ice cream brand continues to delight Malaysians everywhere.

In addition to their already wide range of flavours, and the new Nutty Berries, Merry Ice Cream will also bring back two seasonal favourites. 

“We want to keep on creating more unique ice cream flavours that are beloved and captivating to Malaysian taste buds. We hope that our Nutty Berries flavour brings back early childhood memories of a much-beloved staple, the PB&J sandwich. After all, dessert isn't just for after-dinner but a sweet treat to be enjoyed all day and night,” said Stanilaus Choo Wei En, Founder of Merry Ice Cream.

The first is Peppermint Mocha, which combines the aroma of a Malaysian favourite- Ipoh white coffee - that awakens the senses,  with a refreshing minty menthol flavour, and a touch of chocolate. The second flavour - IronLady Tea (Tie Guan Yin) ice cream, brings about a natural tea fragrance extracted from tea leaves imported from An Xi, Fujian in China for the best possible taste. 


Local Home-churned Ice Cream For Your Inner Child


Beginning as a café in Penang in 2016, Merry Ice Cream has always aimed to cater to diverse Malaysian taste buds with bold flavour combinations. With flagship bestsellers like Gula Melaka and Salted Egg Oreo, Merry Ice Cream’s mission is to create joyful moments for the kid in every Malaysian, taking them back to simpler times when ice cream was the answer to all their problems in life.

 Photo Caption: Merry Ice Cream’s Bestseller - Salted Egg Oreo & Gula Melaka

“As Malaysians, good food and bold flavours are in our DNA. With that in mind, we are proud to have successfully created more than 30 unique flavours of ice cream, selling nationwide. At Merry Ice Cream, we believe that there is a flavour for everyone, no matter your age or your preference,” added Stanilaus.


Focusing on premium quality ingredients that are 100% natural and imported from Italy and New Zealand, Merry Ice Cream prides itself in making ice cream that is free from preservatives and additives. They are also Halal-certified.


Every mouthful of  Merry Ice Cream promises to deliver the delightful taste that makes the sweet dish an unforgettable delight from start to end. This is the best way to share your most cherished childhood memories with your loved ones.