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Shah Alam is the city and state capital of Selangor, Malaysia.  Situated within the Petaling District and a small portion of the neighbouring Klang District, it replaced Kuala Lumpur as the capital city in 1978. Garden of Islamic Arts, the Blue Mosque, and Sultan Alam Shah Museum - Shah Alam is rich in its culture. Once known as Sungai Renggam, it is popular for its rubber and palm oil trade for centuries now.

The ultimate gem of Shah Alam is the Blue Mosque which overlooks the Garden of Islamic Arts. Also known as the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, it is believed to be the largest mosque in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. It holds the record for having the largest religious dome in the world and third tallest minarets in the world. 

Shopping is one of the top things to do in Shah Alam. The SACC Mall, Setia City Mall, AEON Mall Shah Alam, and Central I-City are a few of the many malls here which serve what the heart wants. You are bound to find almost all the cuisines here in Shah Alam. it is the most Malay-centric place, divided into sections with the hidden treasure of lip-smackingly delicious food! You will find popular local cuisines of Selangor like Pecal, Nasi Ambeng, and Sambal Taun to name a few.

With remarkable architecture, a bustling and modern township, a huge world-class stadium to a unique floating restaurant within the area, Shah Alam is one the places to visit when in Malaysia.

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Places to Visit in Shah Alam

1. Selangor Islamic Arts Garden Complex

Selangor Islamic Arts Garden Complex
Selangor Islamic Arts Garden Complex houses three permanent galleries and a private educational institute for higher learning of fine arts. The galleries mainly focus on representing and nourishing Is (Read More)lamic art in the country. The galleries display a fantastic collection of special exhibits of Prophet Muhammad, Islamic and Urdu calligraphy found on mosques and palaces, holy Quran manuscripts, etc.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday- 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed on Monday

2. Selangor State Museum

Selangor State Museum
The Kuala Selangor museum, based near the Altingsburg Lighthouse, displays a number of artifacts, historical objects and relics, tombstones, weapons, possessions, etc. from the Selangor Civil War. It (Read More)is primarily focused on defining the power struggle between the State Sultanate, British and Dutch armies from 1867 to 1874. The historical belongings in the museum are dated back to the 17th century. 
Timings: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

3. i-City Theme Park

i-City Theme Park
I-city is an extravagant 72-acre theme park located in Section 7, Shah Alam. Located amidst well-planned surroundings, I-city is part of the larger area neighboured by many hotels, buildings, and rest (Read More)aurants. The main highlight of i-City is the nightly colourful display of LED lights which makes it popular as the "City of Digital Lights".

4. National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam

National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam
National Botanic Gardens is a glorious nature park home to plenty of vegetation gardens, lakes, petting zoo, a seasonal temperature house, public pool, etc. They host activities from lightweight (Read More)to extreme adventurous sports like hiking, horse riding, rock climbing or fox flying among other things. You are free to walk or rent a bike to explore the gardens and stop at the watchtowers to bask in the scenic views or relax and take a break at the gazebo. A perfectly splendid way to spend time with nature.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday- 9 AM to 5 PM
Closed on Monday

5. SACC Mall Shah Alam

SACC Mall Shah Alam
Located right at the city centre, the SA Convention Center mall is a pleasant fusion of western and asian clothing brands along with some international and local food outlets. Also known as the Neighb (Read More)ourhood mall, it has quite a few local women clothing shops and boutiques unlike other malls with all the glocal brands. The mall houses its own supermarket store named SACC Grocer for all household supplies and is known to have clean, well-maintained washrooms.
Timings: 10:30 AM - 10 PM

6. Shah Alam Agricultural Park

Shah Alam Agricultural Park
The only agro-forestry park in Malaysia, Shah Alam Agricultural Park showcases agricultural practices like farming and animal husbandry with an undisturbed jungle in its 1295 hectares premises. Initia (Read More)lly open only to the local residents, the overwhelming response to the park has enabled the Ministry to allow foreign visitors. You can find food stalls inside and walk, rent a bicycle, horse ride or take a bus to explore the area.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday- 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed on Monday

7. Setia City Mall

Setia City Mall
Situated in Setia Alam, the Setia City Mall  houses over 240 retail stores that span across 4 storeys. One can also visit the Golden Screen Cinemas, Fitness First Centre, the waterjet plaza, the (Read More)children’s play area, an outdoor park. The mall also houses a food court where one can find several local as well as international food joints.
Timings: 10 AM - 10 PM

8. Plaza Alam Sentral

Plaza Alam Sentral
Plaza Alam Sentral is regarded as one of the largest retail destinations of Shah Alam. It is the only shopping mall which has a broadcasting as well as recording studio named, Sri Pentas 2. The mall h (Read More)ouses several local as well as international stores which occupy an area of about 21,716 sqm.

9. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Overlooking the Garden of Islamic Arts is the magnificent Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, the state mosque of Selangor. Amazingly, it is the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the l (Read More)argest in Malaysia.

10. Wet World Water Park Shah Alam

Wet World Water Park Shah Alam
Wet World Water Park Shah Alam is one of the most popular weekend spots in Malaysia. Situated in Selangor, this waterpark has a tropical jungle theme which attracts several visitors every year. Wet Wo (Read More)rld is an ideal destination for family picnics and school outings since it houses fun-filled and thrilling rides some of which include the Super Hurricane, the Kiddy Typoon Lagoon, Whirlwind Escape, Pirate Cove and several others.

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