"Shah Alam in Selangor State, Malaysia" Top 5 Page for this destination Shah Alam by myspices

Shah Alam Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 149 photos

Quiet, residential area

Shah Alam, the place I call HOME, was formerly a satelite town before it became the Selangor's state capital. It is about 20km from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Being away from the city centre, Shah Alam is more of a residential area than a busy township - it is considered the centrepoint between Kuala Lumpur and the big towns of Klang and Port Klang.

Shah Alam is kind of divided into 2 sections : the residential area and the industrial zone. I am staying around the light industrial area. Besides being famous for its "Blue Mosque", Shah Alam is famous for the many roundabouts found here. Many claimed that they are actually lost because there are too many roundabouts......

Many feel that Shah Alam is a resident place consisting of mostly the Malays, which is untrue. It is a home for multi races of Malays, Chinese and Indian.

Shah Alam has its own beauty - it has many parks and lakes and the quietness of the place and traffic free roads are the envies of the other townships like Petaling Jaya (PJ), Klang and Kajang. Living here is practically hassle free. Many government offices are situated in Shah Alam - the State Secretariat Building and the Immigration Office. It has many medium-sized malls and a couple of big hotels. Currently three giant hypermarkets are located here : Makro, Giant and Tesco. The authorities are debating on whether to open up a cinema .

The attractions in Shah Alam are :-
1) The Blue Mosque - Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
2) Stadium/Go Kart tracks
3) Shah Alam Lake Gardens
4) State Monument and State Secretariat Building
5) Dataran Shah Alam - Shah Alam Square
6) Museum Shah Alam
7) Agricultural Park - Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam

Many parks and lakes ..

Great place to have picnics and spend time with children. Lots of play things in the playground in the park - swings, see-saw and slides. Some parks you can hire boats to ride on.

Malls, Dataran (Square) and Government Offices

The Dataran Shah Alam (Shah Alam Square) is nearby to shopping mall and bistros and eateries. Youngsters hot place to hang out. Far end , you can see the State Secretariat Building

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:peaceful and quiet ...
  • Cons:too many confusing roundabouts...
  • In a nutshell:a good residential area
  • Last visit to Shah Alam: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 3, 2006
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    very nice pages you have. i should be coming to malaysia again next year and i am really looking forward to it.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2007 at 8:42 PM

    Shah Alam. Great page. Cheers from Penang, SL :)

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2007 at 3:26 PM

    Hi! I have a dream to revisit your beautiful country. You've got wonderful pictures of huge buildings. I like architectures in any art. Lovely niece you have ans she looks very sporty:) Greetings from Zurich

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