Shah Alam Travel Tips provides you the travel tips and information to plan your visit to the capital of Selangor. Shah Alam (GPS: 3.07328, 101.51846) is a moderate-size city with a population of about half a million people. It is located straddling the districts of Petaling and Klang. The city is administered by the Shah Alam City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam, MBSA), which looks after waste removal, town planning and building control, among others.
Night view of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sultan_Salahuddin_Abdul_Aziz_Mosque#/media/File:Shah_Alam_Blue_mosque_at_night.jpg Ezry Abdul Rahman
About Shah Alam
Shah Alam is the first planned city in Malaysia after independence. It was established in 1978 to be the capital of Selangor, replacing Kuala Lumpur which was incorporated into the Federal Territory in 1974. The site of Shah Alam was formerly rubber and oil palm plantations known as Sungai Renggam. It was named by the then Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah after his late father Sultan Alam Shah. Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October, 2000.
What's there to see or do in Shah Alam
Being quite a young city, Shah Alam has mostly man-made sights such as public buildings, mosques, and parks.
How to reach Shah Alam
Shah Alam is about 20 kilometers to the west of Kuala Lumpur on the Federal Highway. RapidKL has several buses between Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam include U80 (Pasar Seni to UiTM Shah Alam) and U81 (Pasar Seni to Subang Suria).
Getting Around Shah Alam
It is best to drive in Shah Alam, as the place is quite sprawling. The main road, on which most of the sights are located, is Persiaran Sultan, accessed through Exit 401 (Darul Ehsan Interchange) on the Federal Highway.
Places of Interest in Shah Alam
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque: The largest mosque in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia.
Shah Alam Lake Gardens: Public park built around a man-made lake.
Dataran Bunga: Hibiscus park within the Shah Alam Lake Gardens.
Dataran Kemerdekaan: Public square built in conjunction with the 43rd Merdeka celebrations held in Shah Alam in 2000.
Dataran Shah Alam: Public square next to Wisma MBSA along Persiaran Sultan.
Galeri Shah Alam: Art gallery at Persiaran Tasik exhibiting works by local and foreign artists.
Kompleks Taman Seni Islam: A centre for enhancing the appreciation of Islamic art.
Laman Budaya: Site where cultural events and performances are held.
Shah Alam Go-Cart Circuit: Go-cart circuit located within the grounds of the Shah Alam Stadium in Section 13.
Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda: Main public library of Selangor.
Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre: Centre with Olympic-size swimming pool.
Muzium Sultan Alam Shah: The biggest museum in Selangor
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