Saturday, April 10, 2010

About Banting (Kuala Langat)

Thanks, Wikipedia.

Banting is one of Selangor's major towns. It is situated in the south-west of Selangor and is the district capital of Kuala Langat.

Banting is famous for its seafood, homestay programmes for tourists, the National Space Centre in its suburb Kancong Darat, the Teluk Panglima Garang Free Trade Zone, historical suburbs Jenjarom, Jugra and Teluk Datuk, seaside suburbs Morib and Tanjung Sepat, and Carey Island (Pulau Si Alang) which is the home of the Mahmeri Senoi Aborigines.

Jenjarom is famous for its Dong Zen Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple.

Jugra houses a mausoleum of Selangor royalty and two old palaces of the Sultan namely Istana Bandar (Town Palace) and Istana Jugra (Jugra Palace).

It also houses the Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah Mosque.

Morib was one of the first landing points of the British when they recaptured Malaya from the Japanese at the end of World War II.

Teluk Datuk houses a British era post office.

Carey Island is a delta island at the mouth of the Langat River. It has oil palm plantations and villages of the Mahmeri Senoi people.

Famous Malaysians from Banting include the 'badminton royalty' the Sidek Brothers, former Cabinet Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Salleh, former Selangor Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hormat Rafei and his son, rock singer and guitarist Din Hormat of Estranged, television personality Rina Omar, award-winning actor Rosyam Nor, travel journalist Zalina Mohamad Som and businessman Mark Ganesan.