Balakong is town situated at the boundary of Cheras located in Selangor, Malaysia. The town consists to a large extent of condominiums, factories and office complexes. Some of the interesting attractions here are The Mines and Farm In The City. End your day at some of the best Balakong hotels that can be found here.
Balakong also known as Cheras South is a small township in Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated exactly at the boundary of Cheras and has been a part of Seri Kembangan district. According to the local Chinese residents, Balakong was drawn up by the British Government as Chinese New Village during the Communist Emergency Period. At that time, there was a river running through the village by the name Sungai Balak. It was then a guess that the name Balakong was derived from the name of the river and a combination of either a syllable ‘kong’ or ‘ong’. Syllable ‘kong’ in Hakka dialect means a ‘port’; hence Balakong means a port at the Balak River whereas a syllable ‘ong’ means lucky in Hakka dialect and Balakong therefore signifies that the Balak River brings fortune to its residents.
Balakong is easily accessible via SILK (Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang) Highway which exist at the North-South Expressway (PLUS) Southern Route.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Intercity provides stops at KTM Serdang station. From the station, guests may hail a taxi to reach Balakong.
Mines Resort City is a development project featuring a shopping mall, a luxury hotel known as the Palace of the Golden Horses and also a theme park called the Mines Wonderland. Visiting Mines Resort City is a good start for spending family time. An overview of the surrounding can be captured by taking the Mines Resort City Tour that consists of a cruise that brings the participants to places such as the Palace of the Golden Horses, Mines Resort and Golf Club, Mines Waterfront Business Park, Palace Beach and Spa, Mines Wonderland Theme Park, The Mines Shopping Mall, Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) and the gardens. The 150 acre lake used to be the largest open cast tin mine in the world.
Farm In the City is a Malaysian village-themed petting zoo with more than 100 species of exotic animals. It offers different interesting sections such as the reptile corner, koi pond and also a bird aviary. About 19 stations are well managed and designed to allow visitors getting to know and freely interact with the animals. Activities arranged may include catching fish in the drains, go for a pony ride, riding a giant tortoise, feeding some raccoons and deers or just simply hanging around with other cute animals.
Balakong Pan Mee is very famous among the local Chinese residents and the best place serving it is located at a corner lot house cum eatery in an unnamed housing estate right behind the Balakong Ambank branch. The handmade pan mee noodles are best eaten in the ‘tear form’ with the right thickness served with an anchovy based broth that is full of flavour. To further add in the ‘kick’, orders usually include side dumplings filled with minced meat, carrots and jicama.
A simple, modern accommodation located at just the right spot that connects its guests with city attraction venues as well as close by to business district areas. This hotel provides comfort and satisfaction during the stay in Balakong with affordable rooms and good services at all time.
This hotel is located at the centre of Balakong town and gives easy access to almost any desirable location while staying in Balakong. It shows great hospitality in ensuring its guests get to enjoy every moment spent there.
This is a fully furnished resident unit rented out as a holiday accommodation offering a comfortable, freestyle living for its guests. The friendly owner and staff are always ready to fulfil any requests at their best.
This homestay offers standard facilities for a comfortable stay while having leisure time or business matter. It is located in the vicinity of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the national local university specializing in agro-related courses.
Being one of the luxurious hotel in Malaysia, this place showers its guests with the finest world class accommodation. Its rooms and suites are elegantly well taken care of with excellent services and accompanying facilities for long lasting memorable moments captured there.