The district of Klang existed even before Malacca and was part of the colonial Sri Vijaya and Majapahit governments. The name originated from the Mon-Khmer language ‘klong’ which meant warehouse. Klang became important only after the decline of Kuala Selangor following the death of Sultan Muhammad in 1857. In 1875, Klang was chosen as the capital city of Selangor but was replaced by Kuala Lumpur in 1880.
While you take a stroll along the pre-war buildings in Klang which were built in the 1920s, make a pit stop at the Royal Gallery. Dedicated to the late Sultan Abdul Aziz, the gallery highlights the heritage of the Selangor Sultanate which began in 1977 from the Bugis Sulawesi royal family.
When you drive around the city don’t forget to marvel at the intricacy of the Alam Shah Palace, Sultan Suleiman Royal mosque and Indian Muslim Tengku Kelana mosque. All three have become important landmarks of the city for their design and intriguing historical background.
Klang is also home to a variety of shopping centres that you can plan for an evening out with some friends to catch up over a cup of coffee. If you’re on a budget, don’t worry because one of the best things to do in the city won’t cost you a cent and that is walking along the coastline of Bandar Sultan Suleiman at Tanjung Harapan to enjoy the sunset with your loved ones.