What tourists are saying about fishing at Astana Dugang Country Club in Putrajaya
“Superb Day’s Fishing – Great Venue and Helpful Staff”
We have been fishing in many places in Malaysia but never in the centre of Kuala Lumpur.
If you did not know this lake was there, so close to the city, you would not believe it.
Visited April 2015
Very decent for anyone wanting a good pull and guaranteed that you’ll catch fish.
Visited July 2015
“Lazy – Easy Fishing”
If you would like an easy day fishing for big fish, then this is the venue for you.
The ponds are well stocked and the fish will always bite.
My husband and I had a very fun half day fishing here. We were exhausted after fishing for about 5 hours. We caught 16 patin with an average of about 10kg.
The guides will throw your bait into the water and you get to enjoy the fight.
Visited April 2015
“The Place To Be If You Love Fishing”
We paid for a fishing guide who helped prepare fish bait which he mixed and rolled into a huge ball.
The humongous cat fish and tilapia just kept coming for the bait. Each catch was a long and tiring fight but at the end of it, it was all worth it.
We ordered lunch and food was delicious and portion was big. Love this place. Will try to come back if possible.
“Great day out”
Our visit was offered a welcome escape from busy KL. Helpful staff on hand to assist. We were 4 anglers and each of use caught a nice sized tilapia in an afternoons time.
Visited December 2013
Source: The Star
About fishing at Astana Dugang Country Club
Barely five minutes from Putrajaya, Astana Dugang Country Resort, where fishing is a favorite activity, offers city dwellers respite from the stress of daily life.
A ‘FISHING haven on the fringes of the administrative capital of Putrajaya’ best describes the Astana Dugang Country Resort in Bangi, Selangor.
What to expect at Astana Dugang Country Club
Tall trees and fruit orchards dot the landscape that exudes cool tranquility.
Two ponds are filled with 30,000 freshwater fish that include patin, carp, tilapia (red and black) and lampan jawa. Here, the best thing to do is switch off your mobile phones, cast your fishing rods and wait to land that big catch.
Things to do
If fishing is not your idea of fun, there are other things you can do, including camping or just hanging around with family and friends.
Driving to the resort either via Bangi or Putrajaya, you would be surprised to see that despite the modern architecture of Putrajaya and newer developments in neighboring areas, Astana Dugang is still very green, with tall trees, shrubs, ferns, plants and orchards.
At night, there is no need to switch on the air-conditioner as the weather is cool.
“The weather here is very to similar to Janda Baik because the resort sits in a valley.
It can get very cold in the night,” says Mohamed Hassan Haji K.B. Hamzah, chief executive of MH Consolidated Sdn Bhd, which manages the resort.
Attractions at the Astana Dugang Country Club
Moreover, a side attraction is a modern-day Orang Asli settlement where, instead of huts, they live in salmon colored brick houses built by the government when their land was taken for development.
“The last time someone wrote about us, the response from fishing enthusiasts was simply overwhelming,” said Mohamed Hassan.
“When people come here, it is either for fishing, team-building, seminars or school programs. Putrajaya is just down the road from the resort and we get our fair share of government officials coming here for meetings.”
While the occupancy on weekdays hovers around 50-60 per cent, it is full house on some weekends.
“We have been around for about eight years and there is so much we want to do to make this resort more popular with both local and foreign tourists.”
Team-building activities – paintball
Two months ago, they took over an adjacent orchard and plan to turn it into an eco-sports park for paintball and team-building course as well as bigger campsites.
“We are setting up the Famisa Eco Sport Park and, if everything goes as planned, we will have the biggest paintball facility in an eco-resort in Selangor,” he said.
Government departments often have team-building programs at the resort. Students come here for camping and other activities.
The resort is especially popular with fishing buffs. You can have your catch cooked at the resort restaurant. You can also enjoy steamboat and local delicacies, including sup burung wak wak, at the restaurant.
How to get to Astana Dugang Country Club
The two-star Astana Dugang Country Resort is located at Lot 11751, Bukit Dugang, Desa Putra, Sungai Merab, 43800 Bangi, Selangor. It has 24 chalets, a hall for 100 people and a large surau.
Rates: VIP chalet RM90, standard RM80 with an addition of RM10 for two extra persons and RM5 for additional mattress.
There are packages for corporate employees as well as students from RM40 per student (accommodation and food). Hall rental is from RM400 to RM500 a day while the half day rate (four hours) is RM250.
For reservations, call 013-2559 571.
The resort is only seven minutes by car from Putrajaya and 15 minutes from the Bangi/Kajang toll plaza. From KLIA, the journey is 30 minutes.
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Nearby attractions that you might be interested
- Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) – KLCC is made up of multiple attractions including the Suria KLCC, KLCC Park and of course the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.
- Cruise Tasik Putrajaya – Take a relaxing cruise on Lake Putrajaya and view the city’s various landmarks from the comfort of an air-conditioned passenger cruise boat or gondola-like vessels designed in the style of traditional Malay boats
- Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) – The Merdeka Square or Dataran Merdeka is a place of history. Attractions include Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Royal Selangor Club, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Central Market and National History Museum.
- Islamic Arts Museum – t’s truly a magnificent monument that incorporates the largest collections of exhibits in South East Asia with over 7000 artifacts.
- The Golden Triangle of KL – The Golden Triangle is a modern and stylish district with 5-star premier hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental and shopping malls such as Pavilion KL, Sungai Wang Plaza and Berjaya Time Squares.
- Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) – Home to a wealth of flora and fauna, this forest reserve features herb gardens, arboretums, nature trails and a wetland area. A highlight here is the canopy walkway, suspended 30m above ground level.
Photo credits: Guo Chai Lim.