Thursday, January 9, 2014
About Shah Alam Selangor
Shah Alam is a beautiful state capital of Selangor, Malaysia and situated within the Petaling District and a small portion of the neighbouring Klang District. It is located about 25 kilometres west of the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Shah Alam was once known as Sungai Renggam and was noted for its rubber and oil palm estates. Shah Alam replaced Kuala Lumpur as the capital city of the state of Selangor in 1974 due to Kuala Lumpur's incorporation into a Federal Territory in 1974. Shah Alam was the first planned city in Malaysia after independence from Britain in 1957. It has been aptly named an Orchid City as it epitomises all things bright and beautiful.
|Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque as seen from the Shah Alam Lake Gardens.|
Shah Alam is most famous for its mosque, the Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. It boasts the tallest minarets in the world. Decorative Islamic calligraphy dominates the edges surrounding the dome and main prayer hall. One of the latest attraction in Shah Alam is I-City which is also known as the city of lights. It is recognised at the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia with state-of- the-art LED technology showcase. The city also has a number of shopping malls such as Plaza Alam Sentral, SACC Mall, Plaza Shah Alam, Ole-Ole Seksyen 18, Anggerik Mall, Kompleks PKNS and Setia City Mall.
Shah Alam is about 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur. Trains and busses are connected in the KL Central and interchange are available to many tourist attractions such as Petronas Twin Towers, KL Bird Park, Central Market, Masjid Jamek and National Monument. Kuala Lumpur is a major hub for shopping in Malaysia and home to some of Southeast Asia’s biggest shopping mall. Some of the top shopping malls are The Garden, Midvalley Megamall, Pavillion, Suria KLCC, SOGO, Lot 10 and many more.