The royal town of Klang, once the capital of Malaysia’s Selangor state, is located about half an hour from Kuala Lumpur. This Visit Klang Year, you will be amazed by the heritage, eco-tourism and adventure attractions that Klang has to offer!
1. The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
Find out more about the Selangor Sultanate at this classical colonial building, where you will get an overview of Klang’s history. Among the displays are the Selangor crown jewels and the 6.7-metre-long crocodile captured in Sungai Kelang in 1961.
2. Istana Alam Shah
The royal residence of the Sultan of Selangor was built in 1950 to replace the old Mahkota Puri Palace. The palace is largely closed to public, but sections of the palace occasionally open for small group tours.
3. Little India
On one of the longest streets in Selangor’s Indian district, the fierce competition among shop owners results in reasonable prices for tourists. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the whole gamut of street vendors selling everything from flowers to sarees to Indian delicacies.
4. Sultan Sulaiman Mosque
Built by the British in 1932, the mosque features architecture that combines Art Deco and Neoclassical styles. Its highlights include the Tangga Diraja(royal stairs) from Istana Alam Shah and a royal mausoleum.
5. Church Of Our Lady of Lourdes
Modelled after the Gothic architecture of the pilgrimage church in Lourdes, France, the church dates from 1928. It underwent restoration and celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2008.
6. Goddess Of Mercy Temple
This magnificent temple dedicated to Kuan Yin is over a hundred years old, making it one of the oldest temples from the colonial period. On the eve of the Lunar New Year, the temple remains open through the night, as devotees fill the street in queues to enter the temple hall with offerings of incense to Kwan Yin, praying for an auspicious year ahead.
1. Take the perfect selfie on the paddy fields of Sekinchan
Sekinchan, which is Chinese for “village suitable for plantation”, is aptly named, being the “rice bowl of Selangor”. These vast rice paddies supply rice for Malaysian, many of whom consider it a staple food. Be awed by the scenic views of paddy fields under the wide open sky.
2. Hike up Malawati Hill
What remains of an old hilltop fortress are cannons, wells, foundation stones and a lighthouse. There’s also a royal mausoleum, a museum, an aquarium, 200-year-old angsana trees, and playful silvered leaf monkeys that swing from branch to branch (and might even sit on your shoulder). Drop by this historic hill for an hour or so before going for seafood dinner at Pasir Penambang.
3. Feed eagles from your boat
Experience feeding dozens of eagles at a time in Kuala Selangor. Eagle feeding begins at the Pasir Penambang jetty, going all the way to the estuary of the Selangor River. The best time for feeding is between 5pm and 6pm.
4. Go on a firefly tour
Have you seen fireflies in their natural habitat? These creatures produce an unmistakeable light against the backdrop of darkness. Enjoy the boat ride amidst the glow! Firefly tours start nightly from 7:45pm.
5. Test your limits with paramotoring
Unlike paragliding which relies on foot-power to launch, paramotoring uses an oversized motorized fan on your back to propel you into the air. This activity takes between two to three hours, including the on-ground briefing and training.
1. Bah Kut Teh
No other food represents Klang the way Bah Kut Teh does. The dish was developed in Malaya among Hokkien immigrant communities as far back as the 1930s. The name literally translates to “meat bone tea”. Simply put, meaty pork ribs are cooked for hours in a flavourful broth of herbs and spices.
No trip to Klang is complete without a seafood feast! Its close proximity to the ocean makes it a magnet for seafood lovers. Treat your taste buds to the freshest seafood you can find in the royal heritage town.
Rated the No 1 Hotel in Klang on TripAdvisor, Premiere Hotel is located in a prime area in Klang, within easy reach of Klang’s major attractions and some of Selangor’s highlights. Hotel guests can avail of exclusive tour packages, which will make your holiday in Klang hassle-free! What’s more guests can earn 1 BIG point for every RM1 spent when staying at Premiere Hotel.