The beautifully landscaped Shah Alam Lake Gardens is the city’s green lung with scenic lakes, a floating seafood restaurant, meandering footpaths and plenty of water activities.
Pesiaran Tasik, Seksyen 14,
40000 Shah Alam,
Sprawled over 43 hectares, the Shah Alam Lake Gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect Fumiaki Takano, was the first public park to open in Selangor in 1985.
The lake gardens are managed by Shah Alam’s city council (MBSA), who have done well to ensure that the park maintains its popularity among locals and tourists alike.
Though smaller than its neighbour, Taman Botani Negara (National Botanical Gardens), the Shah Alam Lake Gardens have plenty to offer.
Things to do
Taman Tasik Shah Alam is a massive parkland equipped with gazebos, a lakeside promenade, raised walkways that extend over the water, reflexology paths, jogging and cycling trails, event halls and childrens’ playgrounds.
Central, Western & Eastern Lakes
There are 3 man-made lakes, each with its own unique features and characteristics.
Visitors may rent paddle boats and kayaks at ±RM10/hour to explore the interconnected lakes. Fishing competitions are regularly held, as are Majlis Pelepasan Ikan (fish releases).
Several species of animals including peacocks, geese, storks and forest chickens are also reared here, so remember to be on the lookout for them.
Wet World Shah Alam
The Western Lake at Shah Alam Lake Gardens is home to Wet World Shah Alam, an award-winning, Caribbean-inspired water theme park.
Blue Mosque, International Islamic Arts Garden Complex & Sultan Alam Shah Museum
The Eastern Lake is located within walking distance (±500m) from the:
- Blue Mosque – one of Southeast Asia’s largest
- Kompleks Taman Seni Islam Antarabangsa
- Muzium Sultan Alam Shah – housed in a Minangkabau-style building
Floating seafood restaurant (now closed)
The Central Lake was home to Restoran Tasik Indah, a floating seafood restaurant that served mouthwatering Malaysian delicacies.
Entry to the Shah Alam Lake Gardens is free.
Parking: There are several entry points and public parking areas surrounding the lake gardens.
The lake gardens are 10-15 minutes’ drive from:
- i-City Shah Alam – Malaysia’s first LED lightscape destination
- Laman Seni 7 (art district)
- Shah Alam National Botanical Garden (Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam)
- Raja Tun Uda Library (Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda)
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How to get to Taman Tasik Shah Alam
The best way to get here is by driving. Taman Tasik Shah Alam is accessible via four (4) main highways – NKVE, KESAS, Federal and GUTHRIE. The taxi fare is ±RM30 from Kuala Lumpur and ±RM20 from Klang.
Hop aboard the KTM Komuter train from Kuala Lumpur to Shah Alam station. Thereafter, get a taxi for the short ride (±3.5km) to the Shah Alam Lake Gardens.
Board RapidKL bus number 750 (formerly U80) from Pasar Seni in central Kuala Lumpur towards Shah Alam.
Alternatively, take bus T754 (formerly T529) from Shah Alam KTM station to get to the lake gardens.