Selangor is a state in the west coast of Malaysia.
Cities and townsEdit
- 1 Petaling Jaya — Malaysia's first planned city as well as the main industrial and commercial hub of the state
- 2 Shah Alam — state capital known for its giant blue mosque
- 3 Subang Jaya — an affluent major suburban city between Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam (also home to Subang Airport).
- 4 Klang — once the capital and still the royal seat, now best known for bak kut teh or pork rib soup and other delicacies.
- 5 Kajang — a town famous for satay
- 6 Kuala Kubu Bahru — the usual connection point for Fraser's Hill, a quiet hill resort on the border of Selangor and Pahang
- 7 Kuala Selangor — a small town that is famous for its FireFlies sightings at their natural habitat and seafood restaurants as well.
- 8 Port Klang — port with ferry connections to and from Sumatra and to the small surrounding islands at Klang (eg: Pulau Ketam, Pulau Besar)
- 9 Puchong — a major town next to Subang Jaya and Bandar Sunway
- 10 Semenyih — a charming small but bustling town
- 11 Sepang — home of Kuala Lumpur's international airports and Formula 1 race circuit
- 12 Bandar Baru Bangi —
- 13 Sekinchan (适耕庄)- Famous for the paddy fields. Can visit the paddy factory and the coastal villages. With good seafood too.
- 14 Tanjung Sepat-Also a small costal fishing town, with many seafood restaurants. Other sights: Dragon fruit plantation, Lover's Bridge, handmade pao shops, Lingzhi farm and more.
Selangor is the wealthiest, most urbanized and, with 4.1 million people, the most populous of Malaysia's states. It is centred around the urban sprawl of the Klang Valley, surrounding but not including the capital Kuala Lumpur and the federal administrative capital Putrajaya.
Malay' is the national language of Malaysia and spoken by all locals, but the use of English is widespread. Tamil is the main language spoken by the ethnic Indian community, while Cantonese is the main language spoken by the ethnic Chinese community, with significant minorities of Hakka and Hokkien speakers. Most ethnic Chinese are also able to speak Mandarin. Due to the multi-ethnic makeup of the state, it is common to meet people who are fluent in three or more languages. For instance, an ethnic Chinese from Klang would typically be quadrilingual in Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay, with the better educated ones usually able to speak English as well.
The new Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, (TBS-BTS) or Integrated Bus Terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan serves all southbound buses, taking over from Pudu Raya in Kuala Lumpur. The terminal is located next to the Express Rail Link (ERL) KLIA Transit Station, the Stesen Komuter KTM Bandar Tasik Selatan and the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Station (Star LRT). There are also Rapid city buses and a taxi rank. The cheapest way to get into the city is to use the Komuter train.
Selangor is a reasonably safe state. However, several cases of snatch thefts have been reported in urban areas, some including deaths, so be careful with your belongings. Make sure to put handbags away from open car windows and where motorbikes can easily snatch your handbags on roadsides, and try to have at least one companion to accompany you around, even if you are a man, as criminal cases have been on increase of late.
- Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia
- Negeri Sembilan, 30-45 minutes away from here