Heritage and history in Selangor

Tourism Selangor has come up with a 1-day travel itinerary on a heritage trail to Kuala Selangor and Klang districts. Celebrate Malaysia’s 64th National Day celebration in 2021, by exploring the history and heritage of Selangor. Have a look at this great itinerary and visit these places once our travel bans are lifted!

10am: learn about the district’s history at Kuala Selangor District’s Historical Museum
11am: witness unique historical remains at Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor
12pm: lunch with local menu at Rabitah Catering
2pm: stop-by at the historical site of Kota Raja Mahadi
3pm: historical tour at Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
4pm: visit the royal area of the Alam Shah Palace
5pm: witness the unique architecture of Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque, Klang

1) Kuala Selangor District’s Historical Museum

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This place is the most suitable to learn about the history of Kuala Selangor District. In 1960, this place was initially an official residence for Kuala Selangor’s district officers. Fast-forward, at current it’s a museum and provides information on the history of Kuala Selangor District through a chronology method which is exhibited in seven sections. Information is also conveyed through an interactive technique for the convenience of history-loving visitors.

2) Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor


Malawati Hill is a popular destination among locals for its own appeal and uniqueness. It is also an iconic hill in Kuala Selangor District, which places various historical remains and traces from the era of the Selangor Sultanate such as the Perigi Beracun (Poisonous Well) and Meriam Penggawa (Penggawa Cannon). The distinctiveness of Malawati Hill also includes Kuala Selangor Lighthouse and a habitat for various species of monkeys. Apart from that, a tram service that takes you around Malawati Hill will be in operation on weekends and public holidays; a more convenient option other than exploring by foot. More info about the area here.

3) Lunch at Rabitah Catering

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Rabitah Catering is the perfect place to fill your stomach with a variety of local and Javanese cuisines with fish, beef, chicken-based, and vegetable sides such as the ulam-ulaman (traditional salad). You can also enjoy rice with unique side dishes such as smoked beef and urat keting curry. This eatery starts operating as early as 6:30am to 4:30pm for customers to come by and enjoy the delicious meals. More info here.

4) Kota Raja Mahadi

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After exploring historical heritage in Kuala Selangor district, Klang District will be next in this heritage trail journey. Kota Raja Mahadi which is located at Kota Hill, Klang, is a historical site that once witnessed the civil war between Raja Mahadi and Raja Abdullah, back in the 19th century. The war took place arising from a conflict in conquering the Selangor River and its surrounding areas, which were strategic locations at the time.

5) Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery

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A heritage trail is not complete without a visit to any museums or galleries. Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery in Klang District is an ideal place which exhibits the history and heritage of the Royal Sultanate of Selangor. The building was built in 1909 and was formerly known as the Sultan Suleiman Building. It was also used as a British administration building during British colonisation, while during World War II, it became the headquarters for the Japanese army. Later in 2007, the building was officially introduced as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery by decree of DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.

6) The Royal Area of the Alam Shah Palace

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Located in the historical district of Klang, this Palace is a royal building where DYMM Sultan of Selangor carries out his official duties and also is a place to hold any of Selangor’s royal ceremonies. The palace was built in 1905 and has witnessed the development of the Klang district and was the birthplace of the 7th Sultan of Selangor, the late DYMM Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.

7) Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque, Klang

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Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque, Klang is a mosque in Selangor with a unique and fascinating architecture. The mosque was built in 1932 and officially inaugurated by the late DYMM Sultan Alaeddin Suleiman Shah in 1933. Apart from its unique architecture and concept, there is also a staircase known as the Royal Staircase that connects the Alam Shah Palace and the Royal Tomb of Klang. This old mosque is still standing strong, as a result of conservational efforts in maintaining its authentic western touches.

Tourism Selangor is a state government tourism arm, established to increase the number of local and international tourists to Selangor by enhancing and developing the known as well as the undiscovered beauty of the State. Many initiatives are taken to achieve this such as organizing local and international campaigns, events, overseas tourism trade missions, local roadshows and many more.

This post is written by Ms Amirah Aishah Binti Markom.

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