Klang_Gates_Quartz_Ridge Latitude and Longitude:

3°14′00″N 101°45′09″E / 3.23333°N 101.75250°E / 3.23333; 101.75250
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Klang Gates Quartz Ridge
Bukit Tabur Extreme, the highest point of the ridge, seen from the north
Highest point
PeakBukit Tabur Extreme
Elevation396 m (1,299 ft)
Length9.58 km (5.95 mi)
Klang Gates Quartz Ridge is located in Malaysia
Klang Gates Quartz Ridge
Location in Malaysia
Location Gombak District, Selangor
Range coordinates 3°14′00″N 101°45′09″E / 3.23333°N 101.75250°E / 3.23333; 101.75250
Parent range Titiwangsa Mountains
The Titiwangsa Mountains as viewed from Kuala Lumpur, with the ridge visible
Part of the ridge as seen from a residential block of the IIUM

The Klang Gates Quartz Ridge ( Malay: Permatang Kuartza Genting Klang) is a quartz dyke that runs through northeast of Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor, Malaysia within Bukit Lagong-Kanching-Klang Gates region. With the dimension of more than 14 km long and 200 m wide, it is the longest quartz formation in the world. [1] The other major quartz vein in Kuala Lumpur is along Kajang-Cheras road, which is about 8 km long, [2] however the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge is one-of-its-kind because it has four types of quartz formation. The area has five endemic plant species [2] among 265 species that are found nowhere else in the world. A rare animal, the serow, [2] is found here as well.

Despite being one of the most unusual geological formations in Malaysia, the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge has little conservation and is being threatened by urban development. More recently, the proposed East Klang Valley Expressway became the latest threat towards the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, as the expressway alignment may pass through the quartz strip. [3]

Bukit Tabur

Bukit Tabur

Bukit Tabur ( 3°14′5″N 101°44′52″E / 3.23472°N 101.74778°E / 3.23472; 101.74778) is a prominent part of the ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2. Located in Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, it is also known locally as Bukit Hangus, Dragon's Back and Crystal Hill. The quartz ridge Hikers enter the trail near Kampung Klang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the back of Taman Melawati for a 3-4 hour climb. The peak offers view of the dam and panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur from the north. Several endemic species of plant such as Aleisanthia rupestris are known to grow here. [4]

Access to most parts of Bukit Tabur requires a permit from the Selangor Forestry Department. The hiking trail to Bukit Tabur can be found at 3°14′1″N 101°44′55″E / 3.23361°N 101.74861°E / 3.23361; 101.74861 (trailhead).

Bukit Tabur is divided into the eastern and western section by the dam, with four discrete trails: Bukit Tabur West, Bukit Tabur East, Bukit Tabur Far East and Bukit Tabur Extreme.

There has been a series of accidents on the trail including several fatal mishaps. As a result the trail has been closed at times by the Selangor Forestry Department.

See also


  1. ^ Mohd Noor Aswad (12 May 2019). "Klang Gates Quartz Ridge: A ridge with untold riches". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Types of Forests. Klang Gates Quartz Ridge[ dead link]
  3. ^ Cheng Li, Tan (4 May 2010). "Path to destruction". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  4. ^ Aleisanthia rupestris. Botanical wonder of Peninsular Malaysia 15 April 2013[ dead link]

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