Shah Alam attractions
Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2011
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is heralded as the largest mosque in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Its most distinguishing feature is its large blue-and-white dome, measuring 52m in diameter and reaching 107m above ground level. The mosque has four minarets at each corner, each 140m tall. It can accommodate up to 24,000 worshippers at a time.
Sultan Alam Shah Museum
The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is the state museum of Selangor. Situated in the state capital, the museum was commissioned by the late Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor on Feb 14, 1974. The museum was opened by Sultan Salahuddin in 1989. It displays many treasures and artifacts related to the history of the state.
Tun Uda Library
Touted as the largest revision centre in Selangor, the Tun Uda library portrays traditional architecture coupled with the latest technology in book borrowing. The library was officiated by the Sultan of Selangor on March 5, 1988.
Selangor Islamic Arts Complex
The Selangor Islamic Arts Complex houses many Islamic masterpieces including a variety of Islamic calligraphy known as khat, and a number of precious treasures. An Islamic Art College is located within the complex. Nearby, a gallery and performance centre called Laman Budaya is located, where exhibitions and shows regularly take place.
Shah Alam Lake Gardens
Shah Alam Lake Gardens is one of the favourite retreats of residents in the vicinity in the evenings and on weekends. An artificial lake, it is divided into three sections: the east section is called Tasik Damai, the west Tasik Permai, and the middle Tasik Indah. All three sections are surrounded by beautiful gardens ideal for family outings and picnics. Totalling 43 hectares, the park has raised platforms at certain lake sections for observation of freshwater creatures like tortoise and fish. Peacocks, forest chickens, geese and storks are reared here, too.
Bukit Cahaya Agricultural Park
Spanning 1,290 hectares of tropical rainforest, this park features a host of nature-related experiences and activities. The park has been designed for visitors to catch a glimpse of the country’s agricultural resources such as oil palm, paddy, rubber and coconut. Visitors can check out various flora at the Orchid Park, Cactus Park, Fruits Plantation, paddy fields and more. Entrance for adults is RM3 per person, with the option of renting a bicycle at an additional price.
Selangor State Secretariat
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building is an imposing 24-storey-high monolith that houses the state secretariat. Built between 1982 and 1984 with elements of traditional Bugis design, it is shaped like a cargo ship to signify the state’s progress. Important decisions concerning the running of the state are carried out in the administrative offices of the state government like the Menteri Besar’s office, State Assembly Hall and Silver Jubilee Hall.