Destinations in Selangor are so mesmerizing that some of them even made to the big screen; either locally or internationally. Spend some time to watch these amazing films listed below either by your own or together with your loved ones.
At the same time, be prepared to get blown away by the beauty of Selangor featured in the movies.
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1. Sekinchan - Mukhsin (2006)
Of course, who does not know Yasmin Ahmad, a Malaysian film director, who directed a series of local films that were loved by many.
Mukhsin is the third instalment in the ‘Orked’ trilogy, a prequel to Sepet and Gubra. The film that emphasizes local society issues and taboos without sugar coating any on the screen tells a story of Orked, by Sharifah Aryana, a girl who fell in love with her childhood friend, Mukhsin.
The story took place in Sekinchan, Selangor; a perfect place that depicts a rural area with comforting vibes.
Some parts in the film also show Orked and Mukhsin playing traditional games together with their local friends by the paddy field. The film has won an international award at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and became one of the four films by Yasmin Ahmad which were screened at the 19th Tokyo International Film Festival.
2. Pulau Ketam, Selangor - Paint My Love (2015)
This splendid Mandarin local film was released in 2015. This film tells the conflict faced by a group of friends between chasing after their dreams or grounded by reality.
The film was shot at a small fishing village located at Sungai Lima, Pulau Ketam, Port Klang Selangor.
Pulau Ketam’s original settlement was a group of Hainan fishermen in the year 1870. Through the movie, you can feel the countryside and beachside vibes as it features wooden homes built over tidal mudflat by the local community. The film also showcases Pulau Ketam’s famous produce; dried shrimps. On top of getting some lessons from this movie, you can also immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery around the fishing village.
3. Palace of the Golden Horses, Sri Kembangan - Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002)
Hold on, a Bollywood movie was filmed in Selangor, Malaysia? Yes, that is right!
This notable Hindi action movie, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin released in 2002 and starred by world-class Bollywood actors; Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and many more was filmed at the Palace of the Golden Horses, a luxurious concept-hotel located in Sri Kembangan.
There are many horse structures of different sizes around this magnificent hotel. This film also includes several scenery shots from other Selangor’s tourism places such as Mines Resort Lake and Sunway Lagoon.
Dance along to the songs and imagine yourself being at these picturesque places around Sri Kembangan!
4. Pulau Indah, Klang - Puteri Gunung Ledang (2004)
The movie adaptation of a local legend, Puteri Gunung Ledang released in 2004, was filmed at Pulau Indah, Port Klang.
This film revolves around the love story between a princess, played by Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi, and a local warrior played by Datuk M. Nasir, Hang Tuah before she agreed to marry him.
The 15th century village that is featured in the film was built at Pulau Indah, Klang. Pulau Indah, which was initially mangrove swamps and fishing village has become one of the busiest ports in Malaysia today due to its rapid development.
Pulau Indah is also famous among local anglers. Hence, do not miss out on adoring the beauty of Pulau Indah while you are watching this mystical, award-winning film!
5. Hatter’s Castle, Pulau Carey - The Garden of Evening Mists (2019)
A few scenes in this recently-released in 2019 local movie, The Garden of Evening Mists was filmed at Hatter’s Castle, Pulau Carey, Selangor.
The story was set in the year 1940s in Malaya and circulates around a woman who survived Japanese war camp but not her sister. The woman who then wishes to build a garden as a tribute to her sister learns it from a Japanese gardener and then their forbidden love begins.
Pulau Carey is shown in the movie through the Hatters Castle, a living quarters for Magnus Gemmel, one of the characters in the film. Hatter’s Castle used to be a hill station during British colonization era that was built in the 1920s but now is a guesthouse for Sime Darby Plantation Berhad’s employees.
Watching this movie will take you on a virtual-travel to the Hatter’s castle while actually being at home!
So, are you ready to ‘travel’ to these amazing places in Selangor through these amazing films? We're sure this is the best option for you, especially for those who have missed travelling.
Hang in there, guys, the time will arrive and soon you can pack your luggage and visit these places IRL! So for right now, we can only #ImagineNowExperienceSoon!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat