According to an oral story, the name Semenyih is based from a word in the Negeri Sembilan dialect, meaning “hidden”. The standard Malay word for “hidden” will be sembunyi. From the pronunciation ‘sembunyi’, with Negeri Sembilan dialect influence, eventually it evolves to become ‘Semenyih’.
Semenyih is a sub-district in Hulu Langat district, Selangor. Most of Semenyih areas are populated with the development of new townships.
Locals in Semenyih speaks Bahasa Melayu with influence of Negeri Sembilan dialect.
Roads from many directions take travellers to Semenyih. Using the Seremban state road, motorists may arrive at Semenyih town after bypassing through Lenggeng, Beranang and Bandar Rinching Semenyih. Semenyih is also accessible by highways such as the Grand Saga Highway, the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS) and the Kajang SILK Highway.
Semenyih is served by the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)-Kajang shuttle bus consisted of 11 stations altogether in between UNMC and Kajang Railway Station, which include UNMC, Semenyih Lake Park, Semenyih Town, Sunway Semenyih, Billion Semenyih Supermarket, HSBC Kajang Prima Bus Stop, Pangsapuri Damai Mewah, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) Building Bus Stop, Bank Islam, New Era College and Kajang Railway Station. Other transportation option may include taxis that carry passengers towards requested destinations.
Broga Hill in Semenyih is suited for those wanting to spend quality time amid nature. Broga Hill offers four peaks to choose from depending on the difficulty level and the target height of climbing anticipated whereby the higher the climb, the nicer the view.
Located just opposite Broga Hill is the Rabbit Fun Land. This theme park has been recognized as ‘the largest rabbit farm in Malaysia’. Besides having rabbit as the main star, visitors may also milk cows, ride horses and learn about organic vegetable farming. Another popular farm is the Ostrich Wonderland Show Farm.
Looking for a different “hidden” experience in Semenyih may suggest visitors to go for a drive at the Superkart Indoor Karting. This place is said to be ‘the largest indoor karting centre in Malaysia’. Varying routes and tracks are available to suit varying skill requirements. The highlight for any expert individual drivers is the Grand Prix Race package that offers standard Formula One format which includes Warm Up, Qualifying and Final Race Endurance.
Not too far away from Broga Hill in Semenyih, there is this place of worship called Sak Dato Temple. Sak Dato literally means Rock Sir. The locals here identify this temple as a divine place to seek numbers in striking the lottery tickets.
Most tourist spots in Semenyih lies near Broga Hill. One of them is the Broga Recreational Fishing Park. This fishing park allows visitors to have grilled fish fresh from the pond itself. The speciality is the grilled tilapia wrapped in aluminium foil.
Another famous eating spot in Semenyih is Kedai Makanan Pokok Jati situated near the summit of Broga Hill too. It also serves grilled fish. Apart from that, they specialises in country chicken dishes. Visitors also look forward to the fresh mineral water served straight from Broga Hill.
Since Semenyih is at the tip of Negeri Sembilan, expect to taste more of Minang style cooking. Local dishes may include the smoked beef hot chilly rich gravy or for more interesting option, people may look out for buffalo meat.
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