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Selangor

Encircling the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor has its fair share of iconic attractions. Klang - a gastronomical haven, Sepang - home to Malaysia’s Formula 1 Circuit and Shah Alam - home to the largest mosque in Malaysia, help to attract tourist and locals alike. In addition to housing many education institutions, it is the centre of Malaysia making interstate travel convenient.

Quick Facts

Number of Higher Education Institutions

36

Main City

Shah Alam

Population

6,470,000

Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Subang Skypark

Living in Selangor

Arriving in Selangor

As you touchdown at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by staff and Malaysia hospitality. Our spacious and modern airport is the envy of many. With many modern amenities and facilities, getting in and out of the airports will be a breeze.

Airports

Kuala Lumpur International Airport – International and domestic flights

Subang Skypark – Regional and domestic flights

Airport Transportation

Bus

Airport Coach, Star Shuttle and Sepang Omnibus cost averagely MYR 10 (USD 3) for a one-way trip. Buses operate every 30 minutes between KL Sentral and KLIA, 05:30-00:30 from Sentral, and 05:00-23:00 from KLIA. The journey takes about 1 hour.

Train

KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit trains link the KLIA terminals with the KL Sentral transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur. To minimise travelling time, our non-stop KLIA Express trains can complete the journey to KL Sentral within 30 mins. Tickets cost MYR 55 (USD 14) for a one-way trip. Do note that family and group packages are also available.

Car

Rentals are available at KLIA and Malaysian road signs are easy to read. Driving is on the left side of the road and do note that there are toll fees for major highways as well.

Taxi

At KLIA, all vehicles are able to enter and drop-off passengers. Do note that fares will include highway toll fees. Flag downs and ride-hailing apps are popular as well.

Getting Around Selangor

Bus

RapidKL is the main bus operator for most bus routes in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. You can check the routes and fares here.

Car

Renting a vehicle is a good option for travelling around Malaysia for extended periods. As a developed country, there are well-maintained roads, signs in English, and a comprehensive highway system (some of which have toll fees). Using navigation apps such as Google Maps or Waze to get around is quite convenient too.

Taxi

Selangor has metered taxis plying its routes, do ask them to use the meter. Otherwise, ride-hailing apps provide alternative options at a fixed price.

Train

MRT and LRT networks connect major parts of the twin cities of Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam, the capital city of Selangor. KTM Komuter line from Kuala Lumpur to Klang stops at Shah Alam and serves four stations within the capital.

Walking

In most places, exploring by foot is encouraged as there are plenty of sights within walking distance of each other or connected by public transport. Roads are well-lit after dark, making evening strolling pleasant. Signs are instructive and well-placed and pavements are wide to accommodate human traffic.

6 Things You Need To Do in Selangor

Try the Food of Klang

Famed for its seafood and “Bak Kut Teh” (pork rib tea), food is one of the reasons Klang continue to draw visitors. Visitors can sample this rich herbal stock along with a beverage on the side, most commonly Chinese tea. Seafood can also be found near Pulau Indah and is accessible by car or taxi.

Find out more here.

Hiking Around the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

Established in 1929, the forest reserve provides a nearby nature experience with overnight camping options. Choose to swim in the river or waterfall or even trek through the jungle, this forest reserve offers it all.

Find out more here.

Drive to Sepang International Circuit

Playing host to many famous names like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, the Sepang International Circuit is a world-class Formula One track. The track is open throughout the year for races so test your racing skills!

Find out more here.

Batu Caves

One of the most iconic caves in Malaysia, the Batu Caves are known for the giant statues and colourful steps leading up to the limestone caves where shrines are dedicated to Lord Murugan or Kartikeya, the Hindu god of war. A Malaysian national treasure, it is also the site where many Hindu pilgrims worldwide come for worship.

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State Mosque in Shah Alam

Commissioned in 1974, the ‘Blue Mosque’ is known as such for its blue and silver dome, the largest religious dome in the world. Officially the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, it is the largest mosque in Malaysia and second in Southeast Asia. Welcoming all, non-Muslims visitors are able to enter outside of prayer times as well to take in the wonderful architecture.

Take a Photo at Kuala Selangor’s Sky Mirror

A unique natural phenomenon occuring twice a month, “water levels of of Sasaran Beach drop to show the sand bar and reflect the sky creating many unique photography opportunities”. Only accessible twice a month, be sure to time your visit!

Find out more here.

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