Located just 25 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam is the state capital of Selangor. Shah Alam was once known as Sungai Renggam and was famous for its rubber and oil palm estates.
Prior to Malaysian Independence, it became known as Batu Tiga. This name was eventually replaced with “Shah Alam” in 1978 by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in memory of his father, Sultan Alam Shah.
Shah Alam has grown into becoming one of the most well-planned cities with modern housing and commercial centers. It is also the birthplace of Proton’s first car manufacturing plant and various other major landmarks.
Shah Alam is truly famous for is its mosque, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque.The Blue Mosque is one of the largest in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 24,000 worshippers.
Shah Alam is also home to the Selangor State Museum, Selangor State Library, The Selangor Islamic Arts Complex, National Botanical Gardens and the Shah Alam Lake Gardens.
Located strategically in the heart of the Klang Valley makes Shah Alam a city that is easily accessible from all major urban centers in Selangor.