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Selangor



                                      

Shah Alam is the capital of the state and only an hour’s drive from KL. Until the 1970’s it was just another rubber and oil palm plantation area, then a city was designed and built here. An artificial lake forms Shah Alam’s centrepiece and the gleaming, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, capable of accommodating up to 24,000 people, the largest in Malaysia, competes in beauty of a different kind.


Population and Area

Selangor is the most crowded of popullation state in Malaysia, there are 5.2million as in 2010, ethinic breakdown 55% Malays, 28.5% Chinese and 13.8% Indian. Selangor is Malaysia main transport and industrial centre. As the economy develops there are many foreign workers in Malaysia mainly from Indonesia, Bangladesh India, Philipines, Vietnam, Myammar, Pakistan, China and Nepal.


Places Of Interest

1. Kuala Selangor Fireflies
See Kuala Selangor's amazing fireflies. One of the more unusual experiences offered in the area is a visit to the village of Kampung Kuantan. The village is home to the one of the world's largest firefly colonies, where visitors can take a night-time tour to view the incredible sight of the sky illuminated by glowing fireflies. In Bukit Belimbing, the Firefly Park Resort provides accommodation for an overnight stay in a chalet set amid unforgettable surroundings.

2.Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
You can combine a jungle trek with a visit to the remains of an Orang Asli settlement at a site maintained by Malaysia's Forest Research Institute. The four tracks through the jungle here are the Engkabang Trail, Keruing Trail, Rover Track and the Salleh Trail. Whichever trail you choose, you'll pass through luxurious secondary growth jungle that boasts rivers and waterfalls along the way.

3. State Monument In Selangor
Located in a picturesque setting amid reflecting pools and adjacent to Selangor's State Secretariat, you'll find the grey granite State Monument with its sweeping arches and gold inscriptions. This is probably the most-photographed of Selangor's attractions, largely due it massive size and its picturesque setting.

4. Kota Darul Ehsan
This magnificent arch features a blend of Malay design elements with traditional Moorish architectural style. Kota Darul Ehsan was built to commemorate the ceding of Kuala Lumpur to the Malaysian government by the Sultan of Selangor. The massive arch is flanked by ancient Selangor cannons and spans the highways at the point they cross from the Selangor state border into Kuala Lumpur.

5. Batu Caves
These caves are located nine miles (15kms) north of Kuala Lumpur and are one of Selangor's most popular sights. There are three large caves in total, including the main cave temple. The cave housing the temple is 100 metres high, and features elaborate Hindu shrines. Once inside, there's a steep climb of 272 steps. During the yearly Thaipusam festival, more than 100,000 devotees scale these steps.

6. Melawati Garden
Several historical attractions, shaded by ancient rain trees, are found at the summit of this hill. Among the most significant sights are the Altingburg Lighthouse, the ruins of the fort known as Kota Malawati and the Royal Mausoleum. Facilities include a playground for children and a rest house that offers traditional meals. From the top of the hill you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Selangor coastline.


Transportation

•Flight
Selangor is Malaysia transportation hub, the busiest airport in Malaysia- Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA) located at Sepang. LCCT Low Cost Terminal is the busiest low cost airport in Asia.

•Highway
Selangor is the centre of transportation network, highways that currently operated in Selangor are over 20. Busses and taxis are the most common transport in selangor which connects to every areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

•Railways
City's rapid transit line extending to most of the territory of Selangor where electronic trains (KTM Komuter), light Rail Transit(LRT), Monorail(KL Monorail) and Kuala Lumpur Airport Express Railway (ERL)