Klang (Kelang) – Named after the Klang River, this former capital of Selangor, Malaysia before the rise of Kuala Lumpur, is officially recognized as the royal town of Malaysia. Unlike any other cities in Malaysia, locals don’t consider Klang as one of the must-visit places in the country because it does not have many architectural sites and natural attractions, or so they thought.
Once you get to visit Klang, you will realize that the town has much more to offer to visitors aside from their delicious foods. Our list of top 10 things to in Klang will make you understand that the town is worth a visit after all.
Visit Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
Built in the year 1988, this historic building houses a gallery that highlights the heritage of the Selangor Sultanate with history stretches back 1766. Once you get inside, you will learn about the childhood of Selangor’s late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah including his years as a crown prince, his military days until his appointment as Sultan. Their exhibits include replicas of Selangor’s crown jewels, as well as artifacts and other collections during his rule.
Address: Jalan Stesen, Klang, 41000, Malaysia Selangor 41000, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-3373 6500
Trip to Pulau Ketam
45minutes away by ferry from Port Klang, this small fishing island is among the most popular places for tourist during weekends and holidays. Before its development into a fishing village, the island is a home to mangrove swamps and crabs, the reason why it is named Crab Island. After arriving at their port, you can rent motorized bicycle or go on foot to tour around the village which roads were built on stilts. The village has various seafood restaurants where you can eat your heart out at affordable rates.
Locals are very friendly you would not have a hard time approaching them.
Play At Escape Room (Klang)
If you are a team player and loves logic games, you will enjoy playing at Escape Room (Klang). This phenomenal game that is famous in different countries has been introduced in Malaysia in 2013 and reached its influence not just any other parts of the country but also in Klang.
This 45 minutes game that is played in groups requires overall collaboration and logic to escape the room. It will make you enjoy solving puzzles and riddles using different elements provided inside the chamber. The rooms are designed to be interactive and requires a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 participants per game.
Address: Jalan Mahogani 5, Bandar Botanic Capital, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-3323 2213
Shop At GM Klang Wholesale City
If you are looking for different kinds of apparels, accessories and other materials, take your time to shop at GM Klang Wholesale City. Opened in the year 2009, GM Klang was considered as the most comprehensive one-stop wholesale city in the whole Southeast Asian region. This shopping center has more than 300 shops that sell different types of products including appliances, home decors, gadgets, toys, and more. They also have food and beverage outlets where you can relax after shopping.
Other shopping centers located in Klang includes AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Center, Harbor Place, Centro Mall, and more.
Address: Bandar Botanic, GM Klang Wholesale City, Jalan Kasuarina 1, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-3325 1788
Stroll Along The Little India District
While staying in Klang, you might also want to visit the town’s Little India District. It is one of the biggest Indian streets in Malaysia where you can find a variety of products and delicacies at affordable rates. Along the street, you can also spot various religious sites including a mosque and other Christian churches. Visiting this area is one way to experience Malaysia’s multi-ethnic and multi-religious culture.
Visit Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple
Just a walking distance away from the town’s Little India District, you can spot the oldest Hindu temple in Klang. It serves as the cultural hub for the Hindus in the town. This 150 years old temple has been attracting tourists due to its colorful and artistic building design.
Address: No. 2, Jalan Bukit Jawa, 41000, Klang, Selangor, 41000, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-3372 0748
Tour Around Klang Fire Station
Built in 1890, this Victorian style building is currently a working fire station of Klang. It has a small museum which exhibits different collections from the town’s fire service history. You can pose for photos with these displays which include historical firemen uniforms, hoses and fire extinguishers.
Address: Jalan Gedung Raja Abdullah, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-3371 4444
Dine The At Restoran Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh
Food is one of the main reason why people are traveling to Klang. One of the must-visit restaurants you should not miss while in town is the Restoran Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh. Located under an old era pedestrian bridge, the restaurant is famous for their bak kut teh (pork rib tea) which is an original delicacy of Klang. Locals and tourists tag the restaurant as one of the best bak kut teh places in town. Day and night, it is usually flocked by visitors who want to have a taste of this delicious food.
Address: 9, Jalan Besar, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 12-309 8303
Seafood Galore At Kali Little Restaurant
Aside from the delicious bak kut teh, among the reasons why people visit the town is their seafood restaurants. Klang is known as one of the places that serve the best seafood in the state of Selangor. One of the most-visited seafood places in town is the Kali Little Restaurant. Baked crabs that are seasoned only with salt is their best-seller along with their salt-baked prawns and fish head soup.
You can also visit the Port Village Seafood Restaurant and the Big Mouth Seafood.
Address: 89, Jalan Pandamaran Jaya 2, Kampung Sijangkang, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 12-271 4444
Jog At Taman Rakyat
If you wanted to burn some calories from eating an infinite amount of delicious food, a run at Taman Rakyat would surely help. With its name meaning Garden for Citizens, this 81-acre park is a favorite workout place for locals. The park has many activities where everyone can join such as dancing, group exercise, and other leisure activities. The park also has a pond with a restaurant nearby if you just want to relax or hang out with friends simply.
Address: Jalan Tun Dr. Ismail, Taman Sri Andalas, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 16-216 4326
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