Places of Interest
Places of Interest
i-City is a 72 acre ICT-based urban development beside the Federal Highway in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Planned by architect Jon A. Jerde, i-City was designed as a fully integrated intelligent city, comprising corporate, leisure and residential components such as a 1 million sq. ft. regional shopping mall, office towers, Cybercentre office suites, hotels, apartments, data centers, and an innovation center. i-City is an MSC Malaysia Cybercentre where knowledge-based companies with MSC Malaysia status can exploit the various incentives offered under the MSC Malaysia Bills of Guarantee. It has also been endorsed as a tourism destination by the Ministry of Tourism and declared an International Park by the Selangor State Government. Such venues allow for entertainment and other cosmopolitan lifestyle outlets to operate on a 24-7 basis.
Islamic Arts Garden Complex (Kompleks Taman Seni Islam)
The Islamic Arts Garden Complex is a centre of Islamic arts heritage with exhibitions on Islamic calligraphy and Quran manuscripts and well as Islamic architecture, interior design, sculptures and paintings. Among the displays here is an original manuscript of a Quran worth RM20 million. Visitors get the opportunity to witness how the Holy Quran is preserved, copied and produced. The Islamic Arts Garden Complex is managed by Yayasan Restu (Restu Foundation), the first foundation in the country to produce fully handwritten and illuminated mushaf (hardcopies of the Quran).
Laman Seni 7
Following in the footsteps of art districts around the world, such as Beijing’s ‘798 Art Zone’, Shah Alam’s very own Laman Seni 7 is an initiative undertaken by the city council (MBSA) to transform the back alleys of commercial and industrial areas into safe, clean and visually-pleasing spaces with murals and street art. The featured installations were chosen after several competitions were held to determine the best art under 4 categories: 3d Painting, 3d Installation, Street Furniture and On-Site Painting. The murals and street art are mainly based on themes and concepts involving ‘Shah Alam Community’, ‘Tourist Attractions’ and ‘Green Concept’. Laman Seni 7 is situated next to (±1.5km) and often visited together with i-City Shah Alam, the first LED lightscape theme park in Malaysia.
Shah Alam Lake Garden
The Shah Alam Lake Gardens, designed by landscape architect Fumiaki Takano, was the first public park to open in Selangor in 1985. Sprawled over 43 hectares, the beautifully landscaped Taman Tasik Shah Alam (Shah Alam Lake Gardens) is the city’s green lung with scenic lakes, a floating seafood restaurant, meandering footpaths and plenty of water activities. The lake gardens are managed by Shah Alam’s city council (MBSA), who’ve ensured that the park maintains its popularity among locals and tourists alike.
Shah Alam Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque is the state mosque for Selangor. It is the major attraction in Shah Alam and is definitely one of the most stunning structures in the whole of Malaysia. It is Malaysia's largest mosque and also placed second largest in South East Asia, after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is once held the record for tallest minarets and largest dome of it is then surpassed after years. Just like the name, its most distinct feature is no other than its blue and silver dome.
Moreover, there are a total of four minarets at the corner. The stunning architecture is influenced by the cultures of Malay and Modernist. Arabic calligraphy can be seen on the inner curve of the dome and also parts of the walls and the design of aluminum grills are found on the doorways and windows of the mosque. The main prayer of the mosque is fully carpeted and is air conditioned over two levels. Do take note that there is a specific entrance for non - muslims and visitors. Proper etiquettes including proper outfit and removal of shoes before entering have to be done. The Blue Mosque overlooks the Garden of Islamic Arts, a landscaped park. This spiritual sanctuary houses nine galleries exhibiting a rich array of Islamic arts including calligraphy, sculptures, paintings and architecture. The site is occasionally used for traditional Islamic performances.
Sultan Alam Shah Museum
Located in the heart of Shah Alam, Sultan Alam Shah Museum is housed in a unique building based on the design of a Minangkabau traditional house. This major museum is the main symbol of cultural heritage and development in the state of Selangor. Established in 1974, the museum is named after Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, the seventh Sultan of Selangor. The museum’s building design is based on Minangkabau architecture; the Minangkabau is the world’s largest matrilineal society, where property, family name and land pass down from mother to daughter.
National Botanical Gardens Shah Alam
Covering a vast area of 817 hectares (roughly the size of 980 football fields), Malaysia’s National Botanical Gardens is reputed to be the world’s largest botanical gardens and agroforestry center. Featuring 14 different types of parks with attractions for both nature buffs and thrill-seekers, Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam (National Botanical Gardens) is one of Selangor and Malaysia’s top destinations for eco/agrotourism. The botanical gardens present traditional Malaysian agrarian activities in a beautiful, natural setting. It is a place for self-tuition in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, botany, zoology, animal production, inland fisheries, fruit crops and more.
Wet World Water Park Shah Alam
Wet World, Malaysia largest chain of waterparks, holds on to its promise of creating fun times for everyone. Priding itself as a value for money and family oriented park, Wet World Waterpark is located at Selangor (Wet World Shah Alam). The park is ideal to host group function, carnivals, parties, family day, school picnics, corporate event and fundraising activities.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
The Sunway Lagoon is a theme park in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia owned by Sunway Group. The park began operations in 1992 and was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, on 29 April 1993. Since its opening, the theme park has added Malaysia’s first surf simulator, the FlowRider in 2010; Malaysia’s first 5D Waterplexx in 2012 and a very large water ride, Vuvuzela, in 2013.
Kota Permai Golf and Country Club
Kota Permai is the perfect getaway for golf and recreational pleasures. Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is a lifestyle in itself, situated in Kota Kemuning, an up-market suburb of Shah Alam ideally located along the Kesas highway linking the city of Kuala Lumpur to the bustling port of Klang. Kota Permai is only 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s CBD and 35 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Singapore, down south is just under four hours by car.