Tourist Places to Visit in Selangor, Malaysia, Asia
Selangor is one of the states located in Malaysia bordered by Perak in north, Pahang towards east, Negeri Sembilan in south and Straits of Malacca in west. Selangor is one of the most widely developed states of Malaysia in terms of economy and infrastructure facilities. Selangor covers a total area of 8104 sq kms and Shah Alam being its capital city. Selangor has some good education centers, hospitals, health care services and off late has become a major tourist attraction in this part of the country. Selangor coordinates with 3.20’ degree North Latitude and 101.30’ degree East Longitude.
Selangor Meaning & History:
The origin of the word Selangor is derived from Malay word “Selangau” which means a large fly or an insect since the region has abundance of flies, this could probably be the reason why it came to be called as Selangor. Selangor was ruled by Sultanate of Malacca during 15th century and after the downfall of Malacca rule it came into the hands of Portuguese in 1511 A.D. Selangors economy blossomed during early 19th century as many tin reserves and rubber plantations were established in the region which in turn attracted many Chinese laborers into the state.
Tourist attractions in Selangor:
Tourists have many places to visit in state of Selangor like Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya that offers lots of attractions which are listed below. They are:
- Forest Research Institute
- Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
- Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Gallery
- Saujana Golf & Country Club
- The Secret Garden Utama
- The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan)
- Commonwealth Forest Park
- Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
- SkyTrex Adventure Amusement and Theme Parks
- Denai Alam Riding & Recreation Club
- Kota Permai Golf Club
- National Botanical Garden
- Sultan Alam Shah Museum
- Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
- Kuala Selangor Nature Park
- Altingsburg Lighthouse
- Chocolate Museum
- Cilantro Culinary Academy
- Subang Parade Shopping Centre
- Wollongong Beach
Cuisines, shopping and festivals in Selangor:
Selangor is very famous for the local cuisines like Rojak Klang, Lontong Klang and Mee Bandung Muar. Other dishes include Mee Jawa, Laksa Selangor, Nasi Ambeng and Ketam Darul Ehsan. It is also well known for another local menu called Klang bak kut teh which is an herbal pork soup eaten with white rice.
There are plenty of shopping malls and supermarkets located in capital city Shah Alam where the tourists can buy products from local made goods to ultra luxury commodities.
Selangor is also known for celebrating many national festivals, events, arts and dances every year. Some of the major festivals hosted are Shankranthi, Buddha Purnima, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Bakrid, Ramzan, Good Friday, Christmas and Navratri.
How to reach Selangor in Malaysia:
Selangor has one of the best modes of connectivity in Malaysia by means of road, rail and air. Selangor is connected by major highways running through west coast of the country including North-South Expressway. Selangor state is also well connected by railways like mono rail and light transit rail network which has direct train links to Shah Alam, Subang, Petaling Jaya, Rawang and Sepang. Selangor has 2 major airports accessible with namely the Kualalumpur International Airport and Shah Alam International Airport which has direct flight services to many countries across the 7 continents.
Hotels in Selangor:
Selangor has some of the best hotels in state known for good environment and hospitality services. Hotels in Selangor can be classified into 1 star to 7 star ratings and provide some of the world class amenities and facilities to the tourists. Some high end luxury hotels offer host of services which include airport shuttle, steam bath, sauna, spa, swimming pools, health centers, visitors lounge, free internet connectivity etc. List of some of the hotels located in Selangor is as follows:
- Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
- The Club Saujana Resort
- Concorde Hotel Shah Alam
- Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam
- The Saujana Kuala Lumpur
- Roof Garden Hotel
- Alami Garden Hotel
- Hotel Laman Seri
- Hotel de Art Shah Alam
- Quality Hotel Shah Alam
- Hotel Best View