Selangor Holiday Guide
The state of Selangor is one of the richest states in Malaysia. It is located in the center of the Peninsular with a land size of 8,104 km2. It is also one of the states with the highest density with a population of about 5.4 million people. Located along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it borders with Perak towards the north, Pahang towards the east, Negeri Sembilan towards the south and towards the west, it has its own coastline that faces out to the Malacca Straits. The federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are also engulfed within the state.
The district of Petaling is one of the busiest districts in the state of Selangor. It has a land size of 484.32 km² and this is where the district of Petaling Jaya is located. Petaling is located around the center of the state and is only 15 km from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It is considered to be the hub of the state as it connects to all other major towns including Shah Alam towards the west, Putrajaya towards the south, Sungai Buloh towards the north and Kajang towards the east.
Hulu Langat, Selangor
Hulu Langat is one of the major towns in Selangor with a land size of 840 km² and a population of slightly more than 1 million people. It is located towards the southern part of the state and is closely linked to other towns like Kajang, Semenyih and Cheras which is part of Kuala Lumpur. It is the fifth largest district in the state and is located very near to the capital in Kuala Lumpur which is around the northern parts while heading south ward one would reach Kajang and Semenyih.
The town of Klang is one of the major districts in the state of Selangor. It is the known as the Royal Town of the state with a land size of 573 km2. Known for its famous seafood and Bak Kut Teh as it is located near the port, the widely popular Port Klang, it is also the former capital of the state. Towards the west is Kuala Lumpur which is about 32 km away while heading 6km towards the east is Port Klang which is the 13th busiest trans-shipment port in the world.
Gombak is one of the major towns in the state of Selangor. It is located very close to the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur which is towards the southeast region. Ulu Selangor is located towards the north of Gombak while Ulu Langat is connected towards the south. Gombak’s eastern border is joined to Pahang state that leads to Genting Highlands while Selayang is on its western region.
Kuala Langat, Selangor
Located towards the southwestern areas of the state of Selangor, Kuala Langat is one of the major towns with a land size of 885 km². There are an estimated population of around 222,000 people here. Kuala Langat is known for its natural surroundings where there are still many hills and mountains and it neighbours with Klang towards the north and Sepang towards the east. As it is located around the state’s southern areas, it is part of the border that connects to Negeri Sembilan. Towards the west is the coastline that heads out to the Malacca Straits.
Sepang is one of the major towns in Selangor most likely due to the fact that this is where the country’s international airport and the Sepang International Circuit, host to one of the Formula 1 Grand Prix season. It is formerly a quiet town but has since underwent developments in the land size of 612 km². There are about 212,000 people residing in Sepang which is located very near to the IT city of Cyberjaya. Towards the north of Sepang is Dengkil while Bagan Lalang is towards the west. The east will head out to the state of Pahang while heading south will get you towards Nilai and into Negeri Sembilan.
Kuala Selangor, Selangor
The town of Kuala Selangor has a land area of 1,194.55 km² and is known for its tourists attraction at Kampung Kuantan where people come to see the fireflies or Kelip-Kelip in Bahasa. The old royal capital of the state houses the Bukit Melawati and the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. The town is situated towards the western side of the state where Tanjong Karang is located on its north, Sg Buloh towards the south and Rawang towards the East.
Sabak Bernam, Selangor
Sabak Bernam is one of the major towns in the state of Selangor. It has a land size of 1056 km² and is located around the northern parts of the state. With a population density of around 100 people per kilometre square, Sabak Bernam is not as dense as other major towns. Bukit Beruntung is situated towards the southern part of the town while Sekinchan is on its southwestern areas. Towards the southeastern side is Kuala Kubu Baru, another major town in the state.
The district of Ampang is one of the most developed areas in Selangor. It is home to many embassies and expatriates although this has changed recently due to landslides and natural threats of that kind. It has a land size of 143.5 km2 and an estimated population of around 750,000 people. The suburb is previously a tin mining town and is situated very close to the heart of Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur. The township of Cheras is located towards the south while heading north would bring you toward Ulu Yam and Kuala Kubu Baru. Rawang is located towards the west of Ampang.
Known fondly as the Satay town, Kajang is one of the major towns in Selangor. It has a population of around 300,000 people and is the district capital of the Hulu Langat district. Kajang is located around the eastern regions of the state and is about 21km from Kuala Lumpur. Population here has been growing steadily due to its strategic location with the country’s capital where it is located at the north of Semenyih. Bangi is located around the southern part of Kajang while towards its north is Cheras.
Petaling Jaya or more commonly referred to as PJ comprises mostly residential and industrial areas. With an estimated population of over 630,000, PJ was granted city status in 2006. Located in the central part of Selangor, this is one very significant and important satellite city