The Deepavali excitement is not over yet!
Selangor is a State in Malaysia which is rich in racial, cultural and heritage diversity.
The name "Klang" originated from a word in Mon-Khymer language; “Klong”. According to C.O. Blagden, an English orientalist and linguist who specialised in the Malay language, Klong is defined as a "warehouse", much to Klang's well-known appeal as a Port which holds many warehouses.
In this article, Tourism Selangor highlights Selangor’s Host Community Programme which takes place at The Little India located at Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang.
Let us have a look at the interesting Host Community activities you may participate in if you visit Klang in the future;
#1 Have Your Breakfast at Love Mom Restaurant
About the 30 years ago, the owner of the restaurant; Love Mom or simply known as “Mummy” who was very well-known in the area of Lorong Menalu, Taman Chi Liung, Klang started her own business; then Klang Curry House.
The food here is prepared using recipes passed down from her mother who oginated from Sri Lanka. A variety of breakfast options are offered here including idli, vadai, chapati and poori. You may also order other menu such as roti canai, thosai and appam. Undoubtedly, your breakfast spread is going be excellent!
#2 Stop by at Sri Nagara Thendayuthupani Temple
Sri Nagara Thendayuthupani Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Klang, Selangor.
The Nagarathar or Nattukottai Chettiar community here runs the temple which stands tall for nearly 150 years. This temple located at Jalan Bukit Jawa near Little India, Klang is also known as the Sree Raja Rajeswary Temple, and cultural events are often held here.
Witness for yourself the rituals and customs of the Hindu religion, as part of the Selangor's Community Host Programme in Klang.
#3 Try Out Traditional Indian Clothing at Sri Kumarans Silk Saree!
Sri Kumarans Silk Saree is a store located at Little India, Klang which sells various types of sarees Indian women's tradional clothing.
You have the opportunity to dress yourself in this colorful traditional dresses and get to know more about the unique features of this traditional clothing, whether it is the Saree or Dhoti. In addition, you can also buy rugs, curtains, sheets and other items here!
#4 Learn to Weave Garlands at Boothan Florist!
Flowers are one of the significant elements in the Hindu culture.
Flowers, especially those which have been woven into re often used in with major festivals such as Deepavali, Thaipusam and more! Interestingly, if you participate in this Host Community activity, you will get the opportunity to learn how to weave garlands which we commonly see during the festivals mentioned above.
The Selangor’s Host Community Programme is a one-of-a-kind and exciting tourism experience that allows tourists to learn the way of life of the locals, as well as the history and heritage of a particular District in the State of Selangor.
The Klang district, which is rich in historical and cultural elements, certainly gives a refreshing change of pace from your normal routine. However, it is reminded, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to engange in Selangor’s Host Community activities.
Make your day trip in Klang District more meaningful by participating in the activities listed above!