Shah Alam Travel Essentials


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"The Orchid City"

Shah Alam Tourism

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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How to Reach Shah Alam

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Until a few years back, Federal Highway was the only easy access to Shah Alam. However, it can now be easily accessed via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) and the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS). Another way to get to Shah Alam is through the airways. A few of the closest domestic airports to Shah Alam include Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and Ipoh Airport.

Local transport in Shah Alam

Public transport in Shah Alam has expanded enough to become less time-consuming. You can use the RapidKL LRT line, Feeder buses, or the Komuter train service. Shah Alam has a free Selangorku bus service as well as a central bus terminal. Since Shah Alam is well spread-out, walking isn't an option but cycling can be since the roads are well-maintained. 

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