Shah Alam – Known to house the largest mosque in Malasia and just a few kilometers away from Subang International Airport, this modern city is famous for thousands of multinational factories and migrants who are looking for a job. With the city’s well maintained lush scenery and unique architecture, it is also gaining attention from travelers around the world.
From recreational parks, shopping centers, and cultural sites, Shah Alam has been providing beautiful memories for both local and international tourists who visit the city.
Besides visiting the Blue Mosque, let us check the top 10 things to do if you happen to spend your holiday in this beautiful modern city of Shah Alam.
Visit Sultan Alam Shah Museum
Opened in 1989, Sultan Alam Shah Museum is the official state museum of Selangor. It houses a collection of artifacts and specimens related to the culture and natural history of Selangor.
Aside from a gallery of historical items, the museum also houses photography room, library, store and museum deck, auditorium hall, and other performance facilities.
Address: Persiaran Bandaraya, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-5519 0050
‘Library In A Park’ Tour
Among the most visited place by tourists in Shah Alam is the Raja Tun Uda Library. Located near an impressive golf course, it is nicknamed ‘the library in a park.’ With its modern glass architecture, the library attracts a lot of visitors, not just book lovers but also those who are curious about how the building looks on the inside. Aside from their wide selection of books, the library is also equipped with modern computers that are available for rent and a high-tech 6D theater.
The nearby lake provides an excellent view for individuals while reading and there is a gym facility with the latest equipment you can use while inside the library.
Address: Jalan Kelab Golf 13/6, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-5519 7667
Tour Around I-City At Night
An international business hub by day and lifestyle haven by night, this 72-acre tourist destination are visited by an average of 90,000 people every week. It is declared as an International Park by the Selangor State Government. Its theme park has four major attractions that are mostly visited during the evening. It includes the City of Digital Lights with over one million LED Lightscape, the Tornado Ride at their WaterWorld, Wax and Trick Art Museum, and the SnoWalk.
I-City is a great destination for families and group of friends who are looking for entertainment.
Address: Jalan Multimedia, 40000 i-City, Malaysia
Contact: +6 03 5521 8800
Explore National Botanical Garden
For locals and tourists who want to unwind away from the hectic life of the city, the Shah Alam National Botanical Garden is their destination. Most visitors tour around the park by renting bicycles. Aside from their bike rental facility, it also has picnic spots, suspension bridge, cactus garden, four seasons house, and playground.
This park is an excellent place for jogging, breathing fresh air, and other leisure activities.
Thrilling Adventure At Skytrex
For adventure lovers, Skytrex is the best place to go. Managed by international safety standards, Skytrex guarantees all ages fun and excitement and provides them the opportunity to learn and respect the environment. They have three levels of adventure to choose from where you can experience gliding, flying, balancing and swinging on various obstacle courses above the rainforest.
It would be best to buy tickets online to secure a schedule for your activity as they can get pretty busy they won’t be able to accommodate walk-in guests.
Address: Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 13-276 9841
Experience Four Seasons
Situated in the same area where Skytrex is located, the Four Seasons Temperature House is among the most-visited places for locals and tourists. Like an air-conditioned warehouse which temperature changes depending on the time of the year, it gives visitors the opportunity to experience weather such as in four seasons countries.
Visit Shah Alam Extreme Park
For those who are extreme sports fans, the Shah Alam Extreme Park is among the places that you should visit while in the city. Completed in 2007, the park has a variety of facilities for different types of extreme sports. It has concrete outdoor areas for biking, skateboarding, wall climbing, as well as a paintball arena. You can watch different people
Located near the Shah Alam Stadium, you can easily access the park by car and bus.
Have Fun Under The Sun At Wet World Shah Alam
Opened in the 90s, this beautiful waterpark has been offering various attractions for children and families until the present. It is a very suitable place for locals and tourists who wanted to relax after days of working or exploring the city. Their list of rides and attractions includes Monsoon Buster, Thunder River, Island of Treasures, Pirate Cover, and more.
They also host different types of events you might enjoy including fundraising activities and carnivals.
Address: Persiaran Dato Menteri, Seksyen 2, Selangor Darul Ehsan, 40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-5510 2588
Stroll Around Shah Alam Lake Garden
This human-made lake in the center of Shah Alam is an ideal place to take a walk and relax along its beautiful landscape. The lake has three sections where you can spot families and group of friends having picnics. It also wildlife including turtles and fishes. If you are visiting with children, they will surely enjoy the playground and other recreational activities.
Have A Cup OF Brewed Coffee At Brew & Bread
If you are looking for a place to eat a delicious meal and delightful coffee, Brew & Bread is the best place to go. The cafe has its brewing machine and serves only specialty grade coffees. Aside from serving coffee and bread, they also serve a variety of wholesome meals at reasonable rates.
It opens as early as 8 pm, perfect for those who want to eat breakfast. The cafe also serves lunch, pastries, and even cold brew coffee.
The cafe is also a good place to hang out with friends and relax after a day of exploring the city.
Address: 10, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-5131 5201
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As a traveler and a writer, Jonalyn is always fascinated how every city and culture is unique on its own. She loves meeting new people, listening to different stories, and learning new cultures. Every travel adventure, either planned or unplanned, for her is an opportunity to discover new things. She wants to share positivity in every story she tells and make everyone believe that the earth is such a beautiful place to live. Besides traveling and writing, she spends most of her time reaching out to people and sharing them how to find genuine happiness in life.