Selangor is divided into nine distinctive regions, each with its own unique appeal. Petaling is the most central and urban, with Gombak, Klang and Sepang easily within reach. Up north are the quaint districts of Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor, whereas further south lie the nature hotspots of Kuala Langat and Hulu Langat.
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Gombak is located just north of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement and is the site of the Orang Asli Museum. Popular sights in Gombak include Zoo Negara, Batu Caves and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).
Klang district is home to Port Klang, one of the world’s busiest transshipment and container ports. Its main city is Klang, a royal town where once civil wars were fought and tin was traded. Steeped in history and culture, Klang offers numerous heritage sites and buildings that are of immense historical and cultural value.
Kuala Langat is located southwest of Selangor, bordering the districts of Petaling, Sepang and Klang. The district is known for a number of natural and cultural attractions such as Bukit Jugra (Jugra Hill), Pulau Carey (Carey Island) and Pantai Morib (Morib Beach).
With its nearest border about 70km northwest of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Selangor is located off the beaten tourist path and hence, still maintains its traditional kampung (village) atmosphere. Best known for its nature attractions, recommended things to do in Kuala Selangor include Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park and Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill).
Despite having the smallest area, Petaling is Selangor’s most populous district with over 1.8 million residents. Occupying the most central location in the state, Petaling district is home to major cities like Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya. Things to do here include galleries, museums, malls, parks, theme parks and other urban attractions.
Selangor’s southernmost district is best known for being home to Sepang International Circuit and two international airports where Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia are headquartered. The district is also famous for its beach resorts and the city of Cyberjaya, a global center for high technology and innovation.
The northern district of Hulu Selangor is located towards the deep center of Peninsula Malaysia. It is the gateway for travellers heading towards Fraser’s Hill and Cameron Highlands in the neighbouring state of Pahang.
With parts of Selangor’s easternmost district bordering the edges of Titiwangsa Range, Hulu Langat is especially known for its natural attractions including hiking, jungle trekking, rivers and waterfalls.
Sabak Bernam is Selangor’s northernmost district, sharing a border with the state of Perak. This quaint district is home to paddy fields and fishing villages dotted along the coastal bay.
One of Asia’s most dynamic cities, Kuala Lumpur is a unique and inspiring blend of races and cultures packed with various entertainment options, exciting attractions and a comprehensive transportation system.
What: Capital of Malaysia
Where: Near the centre of Selangor state
Named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Putrajaya is a planned city also known as the “Intelligent Garden City”.
What: Federal administrative centre
Where: Around 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur