Dubbed “Knowledge City” for its prestigious university, Bandar Baru Bangi sits about 25 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. Golf courses and local chocolate-making are some of the top cultural attractions, while an array of museums give a fascinating glimpse into Malaysian culture.
Things to do in Bandar Baru Bangi
Beryl's Chocolate is a local tradition around Kuala Lumpur. You can visit the factory in Bandar Baru Bangi to learn about sourcing from cacao plantations across the globe and sample specialty flavours, such as chilli, durian and tiramisu chocolates.
Danau Golf Course at the Universiti Kebangsaan opens to the public with broad, rolling fairways lined by native palm and rubber trees. While on campus, explore the Museum of Geology and delve into the world of minerals, fossils and rocks, as well as the associated fields of environmental geology and geophysics.
Within a 10-minute drive from the centre of Bandar Baru Bangi, the Taman Tasik Cempaka recreation complex in Bangi offers relaxation at its man-made lake, jogging tracks and children’s playground. The Putrajaya Landmark showcases an impressive time-capsule structure surrounded by fountains, pedestrian walkways, gardens and gazebos.
For shopping, head over to Warta Shopping Centre in Bandar Baru Bangi or Alamanda Shopping Centre in Putrajaya. Satiate your hunger by sampling regional Malaysian food, such as “nasi lemak” and “sambal” at the Uptown night market in Bangi, then pamper yourself at one of the market stalls offering a neck massage.
Getting around Bandar Baru Bangi
To reach Bandar Baru Bangi, you can pick up a rental car at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, about 24 kilometres away. Commuter rail, bus routes and taxis also service the city and connect it to adjoining districts.