Selangor Darul Ehsan, also known as the “Abode of Sincerity” is one of the 13 states of Malaysia that is located in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west which makes it to surround the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
Selangor’s state capital is Shah Alam and the royal capital is at Klang. Petaling Jaya is also another major urban centre which was awarded a city status on June 20, 2006. For your info, Selangor is one of the two Malaysian states which has more than one city and is growing rapidly due to modernization in the Klang Valley. Besides being the richest state in Malaysia in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, Selangor is also the most developed in terms of good infrastructure such as highways and transport. One of the largest populations in Malaysia, with a high standard of living makes Selangor’s poverty rate to be the lowest in the country.
Cities in Selangor
- Klang – Former capital but still the royal seats here. Well-known for its bak kut teh or pork rib soup and other delicacies.
- Damansara Jaya
- Kajang – Find the famous satay delicacy here.
- Kuala Kubu Bahru – The standard linking point for Fraser’s Hill, a quiet hill resort on the border of Selangor and Pahang
- Kuala Selangor – Famous for its Fireflies findings at their natural habitat and seafood restaurants as well.
- Petaling Jaya – Malaysia’s paramount planned city as well as the chief industrial and commercial hub of the state
- Port Klang – A port with ferry connections to and fro Sumatra as well as to the small surrounding islands at Klang
- Puchong – A foremost town near Subang Jaya and Bandar Sunway
- Semenyih – A small but lively town
- Sepang – The main spot of the Kuala Lumpur’s international airports and Formula 1 race circuit
- Shah Alam – State capital, famous for its enormous blue mosque
- Subang Jaya – A prosperous major peripheral city between Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam.
Travel by bus
The main express bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor is Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) Express Bus Terminal, Bandar Tasek Selatan Express Bus Terminal, Hentian Putra Express Bus Terminal, Pekeliling Express Bus Terminal and Hentian Duta Express Bus Terminal. Kajang Express Bus Terminal, Puchong Express Bus Terminal, Shah Alam Express Bus Terminal and Klang Express Bus Terminal are also a few of the well-known ones.
Located at Bandar Tasik Selatan and next to the Express Rail Link (ERL) KLIA Transit Station, the Stesen Komuter KTM Bandar Tasik Selatan, the new Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, (TBS) provides all southbound buses to the travellers. There are also Rapid city buses and a taxi rank.
Newsia, Plusliner, Nice, Transnasional, Sri Maju are few of the major coach operators that provide express bus services to Selangor.
Hop in a bus
One of the cheapest modes of public transport is the local bus within Klang Valley which only charges more or less of RM1.00. For tourists, it’s easy to hop on and off a bus if one’s planning for a one day tour around popular places.