About Selangor

The State of Selangor is a land blessed with diversity in cultures and traditions, languages, historical pieces and arts, and a wide delightful gastronomy selection. As the most developed State in Malaysia, Selangor houses the largest seaport and airport in Malaysia and holds a plethora of the finest infrastructure and communications facilities- which are among the best in the region.

Situated on the west coast of the Peninsular, Selangor is bordered by Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and the Straits of Malacca. Covering an area of 8,000 sq. km, it completely surrounds the capital Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. Main entry points into Malaysia via Selangor by air are the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2. The country’s largest port, Port Klang is the main hub for trade and logistics.

The State places substantial emphasis on tertiary education with a large number of both public and private institutions of higher learning to support the notion. Located on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, the State of Selangor occupies close to 125,000 sq. km of land. Outside its cities, Selangor is adorned with lush greens that vary with the landscape and topography – from the coastal mangroves and verdant tropical rainforest right down to the charming fishing villages that pave the coastline, such as Sekinchan, Tanjung Sepat, Pulau Carey and Pulau Ketam. These fishing villages provide a unique homestay experience, especially for those who love fishing.

To top it off, Selangor offers fascinating views and scenic destinations for picture-perfect moments. From mountains, beaches, waterfalls, to mesmerizing city lights emitted from skyscrapers- Selangor acquires just the right city-versus-nature balance. Visitors would enjoy the contrast of the urban concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur, where all roads lead to Selangor and its many natural wonders.

To name a few, Kampung Kuantan is famed for its river cruising with the traditional sampan that enables visitors to witness thousands of mating lit and blinking fireflies; and the Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor holds a magical natural phenomenon where an island will emerge only on certain days in a month which reflects the sky, creating a mesmerizing clear reflection- perfect for photography.

The great Titiwangsa Range runs across Selangor. Should visitors be inclined to trek up the many hills and mountains here, they will discover that each attraction features a unique personality that is simply thrilling. For instance, Gunung Nuang is known for its rugged terrain and challenging trails and dubbed as having a more challenging hiking trail than Gunung Kinabalu. This will simply excite extreme climbers. The many waterfalls in Ulu Langat, Ulu Yam, and Rawang, as well as the Broga Hill, allow city-dwellers to connect with nature, for a refreshing turn from the tech-driven social life.

The multicultural heritage in the country is richly celebrated in the State all year round. Depending on the time of the year, visitors are warmly-welcome to be a part of festive celebrations such as Eid, Chinese New Year, Thaipusam and Deepavali. The celebrations do not limit to exquisite cuisines, as the arts, crafts, decorations and the culture of open houses will pave the way for visitors to acquire an outlook on the country’s unique multi-cultural identity.

Petaling Jaya City

Petaling Jaya, fondly known as ‘PJ’ is a rapidly flourishing city. Home to the largest population in the state, this suburb was developed by the British in 1952 as a second township adjacent to the overcrowded Kuala Lumpur. Since then, Petaling Jaya and areas such as Subang Jaya, Sunway and Damansara make up Selangor’s urban centre, thriving with modern facilities, healthcare institutions, international colleges and recreational centres amidst residential areas.

Public transportation and the infrastructure are well developed. Buses ply the routes around this city, providing transport to passengers who use the LRT and MRT. The Kota Darul Ehsan Arch, PJ’s prominent landmark marks the boundary of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

Shah Alam City

Shah Alam, the capital city of Selangor is known as a well-planned township encompassing both modernity and greenery. Residential and commercial areas, government administrative buildings and trendy shopping malls are set amidst lush landscaping.

Shah Alam is also a university town as the main campus of the nation’s Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is situated here.

The pride of Shah Alam is undoubtedly the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, also known as the ‘Blue Mosque’. The Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and its architecture integrates Moorish and ethnic Malay elements.

Klang City

Klang is the royal town of Selangor. The 13th busiest trans-shipment port and the 16th busiest container port in the world is located here in Port Klang.

The name ‘Klang’ would probably have originated from the Klang River that flows from Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang. Hence, the area in between is aptly referred to as Klang Valley. Klang is very popular for its delicious street food and fresh seafood, a fact well known to the locals!

The Mah Meri people, an aboriginal group living on Carey Island in Klang are famed for their intricate workmanship of handcrafted wooden masks, carvings and decorative items.

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