Shah Alam is only 25km from Kuala Lumpur. Travelling within Shah Alam and
Petaling Jaya is easy as they are well-served by buses and taxis.
Agricultural Park (Taman Pertanian)
The Malaysia Agriculture Park is the only agro-forestry park in this part
of the world. It was initiated by the Agriculture Ministry of Malaysia in
The park is designed in such a way that it gives visitors a total
experience of its natural attributes, scientific facilities and
All these are set within a luscious tropical rain forest in a scenic
1,290-hectare site in Shah Alam, Selangor. Its planners have in mind an
open-air 'university' for the dual purpose of recreation and education.
Here's a place to learn all about trees by their names.
As one of Malaysia's most popular parks, it has permanent displays, live
demonstrations, cultural exhibits, recreational facilities, accommodation,
picnic areas, open-air amphitheatres, natural trails, public amenities and
numerous educational opportunities. Other attractions here include two
dams, a fishing lake, a Temperate House, a suspension bridge, a bird and a
safari park. Bicycles are available for hire within the park. Chalets are
available for overnight stays in the park.
Galeri Shah Alam
Situated by the lakeside, the Galeri Shah Alam exhibits art, local
and fabrics for viewing and for sale.
Shah Alam Lake Gardens
Site of annual events such as the International Boat Show and the Selangor
Orchid Exhibition, the Shah Alam Lake Gardens are a delightful system of
man-made lakes that graces the town centre, surrounded by landscaped
gardens. A floating seafood restaurant and the Wet World water-theme park
are within this area, and picnic areas dot the well-kept parkland.
Just before the State Secretariat is the serene and lovely State Monument
with a sweeping arch, reflecting pools and gold inscriptions on gray
Selangor granite. It is a favourite location for shutterbugs and tourists
because of its Picturesque setting.
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque is one of the most beautiful
buildings in the country. Frequently referred to as "The Blue Mosque", its
minarets are the tallest in the world at 142.3 metres. Its graceful blue
dome is one of the largest of its kind. Decorative Islamic calligraphy
enhances the dome and main prayer-hall, while the overall architecture
integrates, ethnic Malay design elements.
Sultan Shah Alam Museum
This blue-roofed state museum in traditional Selangor architecture offers
an eye-opening look into the history, culture and heritage of Selangor.
Travellers along the Federal Highway from Shah Alam to Klang will notice a
towering silver-coloured Keris Semenanjung on the left, just before the
Bukit Raja Industrial Estate. This is the memorial erected to commemorate
the Silver Jubilee of the Sultan of Selangor's installation in 1985. The
Keris is a wavy-bladed Malay dagger used by warriors of old.
The Royal Gallery
The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah royal gallery holds his majesties collection of
priceless royal heirlooms, artifacts, and gifts from his subjects and
Literally translated as "Crab Island", this rustic fishing village
attracts visitors with its unique stilt-village where the wooden-board
streets are just five-feet across and the traffic consists largely of
pedestrians and bicycles.
Boat tours, home stays, fishing trips and bird
watching outings are available, and the seafood here is the freshest