Shah Alam is more a residential part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur area than a dedicated tourist destination as such. There is, however, a fair amount to see and do in the city, the capital of Selangor state, and much of the local economy now relies upon tourism.
Points of interest:
“This ‘Blue Mosque’ is a symbol of the supremacy of Islam and the sovereignty of Muslims in Malaysia”. Its architecture and intricate decorations both Islamic and Malay elements
Intricately designed aluminium grills are another feature found on walls, doorways and windows. In the latter, they are complemented by stained glass that allows subdued light through. This is further accentuated by the high ceiling which is lined with triangular panels of red balau and ramin timber wood set in a criss-cross fashion. Pinball lights set in the ceiling are reminiscent of a starlit sky.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
I-city is a technology park located on the outskirts of Shah Alam. At night the place comes alive with an amazing forest of man-made trees brightly illuminated with millions of colourful LED lights.
i-City- The City of Digital Lights
Hotels and Resorts choices:
Within the City Center area, Hotel De Art is ranked 3rd most popular hotel. Hotel De Art offers splendid Shah Alam accommodation found in Shah Alam’s City Center area.
Concorde Hotel Shah Alam is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Shah Alam.
The Club Saujana Resort Kuala Lumpur is nestled amidst 160 hectares of lush tropical gardens and fringed by the two 18-hole championship golf courses of Saujana Golf and Country Club (SGCC).
Situated in Shah Alam, this golf hotel is close to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Empire Shopping Gallery, and Subang Parade.
Despite of staying 14 km away from Shah Alam this Hotel deserves to be seen. Subang Jaya’s new modernist masterpiece is the epitome of 21st century cool.
· Alammi Spa in Concorde Hotel Shah Alam
Located in Hotel Concorde, Alammi Spa provides the ultimate pampering experience with head-to-toe range of treatments that will awaken your senses as well as heal your body and improve your internal well-being.
Restaurants and Clubs:
- Bangkok House at De Palma Hotel Shah Alam
- Fu-Rin SuShi Restaurant
Awarded the Best Restaurant for Japanese Cuisine by the Elite Social Magazine Malaysia Tatler, twice, Fu-Rin is located on the ground floor with a cozy and relaxing interior décor to enhance the dining experience.
A comfortable cafe which overlooks a lush landscaped garden and pool. Showcasing a wide range of western ad local delights as well as bountiful buffets.
- Melting Pot Café
- Selangor State Museum
The Selangor State Museum, or Sultan Alam Shah Museum, delves into the history of Selangor state, with models of colonial buildings and an array of artefacts. There are four main galleries located here, including the History Gallery and the Cultural Gallery, along with the Islamic Gallery and the Natural History Gallery.
Address: Seksyen 21, Shah Alam, Malaysia, MY
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 09:30 to 17:30, Friday – 09:30 to 12:15, 14:45 to 17:30
- Selangor Islamic Arts Complex
The Selangor Islamic Arts Complex is not far from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and is known for its Islamic art work and calligraphy.
Address: Persiaran Damai, Seksyen 10, Shah Alam, Malaysia, MY
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 to 18:00
- Shah Alam Gallery
The Shah Alam Gallery is situated on the banks of the Lake Gardens and comes with a particularly large range of art, along with shows and exhibitions. Paintings and sculptures on exhibit have been created by various local artists and include a variety of media, as well as fabrics and traditional Malaysian handicrafts.
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – 09:30 to 17:30
Zero in on luxury houses in Shah Alam
“At a glance you do not even realise it is a semi-detached unit because each house looks exactly like a bungalow with a garden to accompany it”
Master-planned as an all-exclusive neighbourhood Puncak Tropika, located in Seksyen 9, Shah Alam offers only 28 units of luxurious semi-detached homes that are designed for those who appreciate the finer things in life.