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Travel Guide Asia Malaysia Selangor Sepang

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Introduction

The sleepy town of Sepang is a former rubber plantation town in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The town has a population of just around 200,000 in the last 2010 census. The sleepy town is only known when the government decided to build the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Sepang F1 Racing Track and Cyberjaya, a relatively unsuccessful Malaysian version of Silicon Valley in the area.

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Sights and Activities

  • Sepang International Circuit - The 2.61-kilometre-long world class circuit is opened during the F1 and Motor Grand Prix races. Motorheads are also welcomed to book the circuit or test their skills when no events are scheduled.
  • National Automobile Automobile Museum - Located in the Sepang Circuit, the automobile museum traces Malaysia's automobile history and showcases some vintage like the 1904 Brushmobile, the 1923 Ford Speedster as well as the 1935 Alvis Tourer.
  • Bagan Lalang Beach - The fishermen town of Bagan Lalang is a place to buy fresh fishes and watch the locals collect razor shells. The beach is not ideal for swimming though, because it is flat and muddy.
  • Sungai Pelek - This is a small town in Sepang with dragon fruit farms, and authentic Chinese cuisines.

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Events and Festivals

  • Sepang International F1 & Moto GP Racing - Since 1999, these two major international motorsports events take place in the Sepang Circuit every year.

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Getting There

By Plane

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located in the city of Sepang itself. There are thousands of daily flights to all parts of the world including regular flights within South East Asia and further afield towards North America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

By Train

The ERL electric train stops at Salak Tinggi (the capital city of Sepang). There is a twice-hourly http://www.kliaekspres.com|KLIA Transit service]] to KLIA and KL Sentral.

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Getting Around

By Car

This is by far the best way to getting around the Sepang area.

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Sleep

Sepang Gold Coast

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa stretches out from the Sepang coastline, almost a kilometer into the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca with 392 luxuriously appointed sea villas that shape a palm tree.

Seri Malaysia Bagan Lalang

A local chain offering no-frills accomodation for families. Located near the Bagan Lalang beach, the hotel offers mostly Malay based breakfast and dinner.

Empress Hotel Sepang

Located in Sepang, home of the Formula One racing championships, Empress Hotel Sepang offers true Malaysian hospitality in an innovative setting. The hotel is only 8 kilometres away from the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), offering great convenience as a transit or stopover hotel.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 30 sen (20 gram) to 40 sen (up to 50 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 20 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme locally, or 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme to anywhere in the world.

Expedited Mail Service (EMS), branded locally as Poslaju, is available for both domestic and international destinations. Domestic EMS has a next day delivery guarantee. International EMS guarantees mails and parcels to be delivered out of the country by the following day. The time required to arrive at its destination will depend on clearance by authorities and the postal service of the destination country. For most countries, delivery of documents can be done in 3 to 5 days.

If you need to receive mails or packages from home, there is Poste Restante service available at all General Post Offices (GPO) in the country. There is one GPO in almost every capital city of every state, and in all federal territories. Mails sent from Singapore and Brunei will be retained for one month while mails from all other places will be kept for two months, after which if unclaimed, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office.

Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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