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1. Posted by malaymale (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

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Hi guys in Malaysia,

Tell me if you can if it's possible to walk or bicycle from kampung to kampung along the Selangor coastline north of Kuala Selangor?
On google earth I can make out a path or a dyke which seems accessible all the way up to sungei bernam, but I am assuming that the properties are privately owned (probably by palm oil industries), thus requiring some red tape clearance.
I will be arriving in the beginning of February and will greatly appreciate any insights to this relatively unknown part of rural Malaysia.
P.S. I get by in Bahasa, which will make my access all the more easy even though I am a mat salleh.

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

I've never done that but I think you can do that. Cycle from Kampung to Kampung is cool. You can see how the Kampung ppl live. Only done that in Kelantan.

P/S: LOL!! So you are Mat Salleh huh?? Dari mana??

3. Posted by malaymale (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Dari Perak Hilir laaah. Tinggal sekarang di Copenhagen, Denmark, tapi balik sekali-sekala di Malaysia (balik kampung).

Thanks for answering in that encouraging way.

4. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Heya,

in my opinion it shouldnt be too much of a problem, have only done that on the Johor coast (eastern) and i think it was a lovely experience, going from coastal kampong to kampong, with the sea breeze in my face and all....

But afterall dont the villagers cycle/motorbike from one village to the next anyway right? So i think you should be fine, and speaking Malay is a huge advantage - im not that good a speaker myself, can only just get by/away ;) depending on how u look at it

5. Posted by malaymale (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

How did you travel in Johore - on foot, by bike? And how was your accomodation? Is there any way you could give a few pointers on travelling the back roads of this part of Malaysia. Maybe I'll go there instead of Selangor!
Cheers

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Hi there,

first i must say that i went on bike ie the motorised variety, so in terms of mobility its much easier for me to cover distances and find a place to stay at night. This is really a more convenient, albeit less fun option.

I would think cycling is possible (and more interesting), and as for lodging there are a few chalets/beach huts along the coast, but too few to count on having a place to stay each night if u are cycling. Maybe, this may be a dumb suggestion as i have never heard of people doing it before in Malaysia, you could try camping or putting up at a village in the night.

As for cycling, there is this Malaysian guy pedalling back home from the USA, so its definitely possible, just a few logistical issues u have to sort out with regards to accomodation i guess... Food is definitely not too much of a problem, plenty of roadside stalls/small towns along the way sell food.

I hope that helped, have a good trip. When are you coming down to Malaysia, btw?

7. Posted by malaymale (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

I'm leaving in two weeks and looking forward. Thanks a lot for some very inspiring advice.

8. Posted by catwong (Budding Member 49 posts) 8y

ah.. malaysian..

kuala selangor quite near to KL.
It depends on your stamina.
If good, then surely it's possible..

But the weather now is crazy... morning hot like crazy.. then raining like crazy around 4-6
bike = bicycle or motorbike?
bike here means motorbike
To rent a bike, i'm not sure there is such thing in Malaysia.. because I have never seen this service before..
maybe depending on what type of bike i guess...maybe the harley davidson..
but the normal type one... i'm sure there isn't ..unless u know some kampung boys that willing to rent to u if u pay some good amount of deposit