1 Day Travel Itinerary Kuala Selangor and Klang Districts Heritage Trails
Exploring History and Heritage of Selangor’s Two Historical Districts
You can experience a 1-day travel itinerary on a heritage trail to Kuala Selangor and Klang Districts for history buffs.
Both Districts in Selangor are homes to various historical remains that are crucial for learning.
Kuala Selangor Municipal Council
Kuala Selangor District Council is officially declared as Kuala Selangor Municipal Council after receiving the consent of the DYMM Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
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1 Day Travel Itinerary Kuala Selangor and Klang Districts
You can start your 1-day Travel Itinerary by self-drive from Kuala Lumpur, and stop trying Selangor cuisines along the way.
10.00 am: Kuala Selangor District’s Historical Museum, Kuala Selangor
11.00 am: Bukit Malawati (Malawati Hill), Kuala Selangor
12.00 pm: Lunch at Rabitah Catering
02.00 pm: Kota Raja Mahadi, Klang
03.00 pm: Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery, Klang
04.00 pm: Istana Alam Shah, Klang
05.00 pm: Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque, Klang
10.00 am: Learn About District’s History at Kuala Selangor District’s Historical Museum
The historical museum is the most suitable to learn about the history of the Kuala Selangor District.
In 1960, the museum at Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, was originally the official residence for Kuala Selangor’s District Officers.
You can explore the history of the Kuala Selangor district with the interactive exhibits dioramas.
For history buffs, you can view them through an interactive technique exhibits arranged chronologically.
Muzium Sejarah Daerah Kuala Selangor
Local history museum in Kuala Selangor District
Address: No 1, Puncak Bukit Melawati, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Phone: 03-3289 6115
11.00 am: Witness Unique Historical Remains at Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor
Bukit Malawati (Malawati Hill) is a popular tourist attraction and iconic hill near Kuala Selangor.
The hill overlooks the Strait of Malacca and has a lighthouse and the remains of the fort of Kota Malawati.
Malawati Hill is a popular destination for various historical remains.
There are a few remains from the era of the Selangor Sultanate:
- Perigi Beracun (Poisonous Well)
- Meriam Penggawa (Penggawa Cannon)
- Kota Malawati (Melawati Fort)
Kuala Selangor Lighthouse
The distinct feature of Malawati Hill is the Kuala Selangor Lighthouse.
The area is a natural habitat for the silvery lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus), also known as the silvered leaf monkey.
During weekends and public holidays, there is a tram service that takes you around Malawati Hill.
On weekdays you may want to explore the area on foot.
Kota Malawati (Melawati Fort)
There was once a fort atop Malawati Hill overlooking the Straits of Malacca and the mouth of the Selangor River.
It was built by the then Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Ibrahim, at the end of the 17th century to guard against the Dutch.
Eventually, the fort at Bukit Malawati fell to the hands of the Dutch.
However, in less than a year, it was repossessed in a night raid.
In later years, there were internal disputes between factions in the kingdom.
When the British came, they ravaged the whole fort to the ground.
There is no fort to be seen now. The area is designated as a park atop a hill.
Remnants of the canons are displayed, scattered around the area.
Watch out for the Silver Leaf Monkeys as they go searching or wait for food around the area.
At Bukit Malawati, there is a mausoleum for the first three Sultans of Selangor, a museum, torture well, and a lighthouse.
Melawati Hill (Bukit Malawati)
Address: Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Phone: 03-3289 1439
12.00 pm: Lunch With Local Menu at Rabitah Catering
Stop by for a variety of Javanese cuisines at Rabitah Catering.
The restaurant is a perfect place to fill your rumbling tummy with various dishes: fish, beef, chicken-based, and vegetable sides such as the ulam-ulaman (traditional salad).
Regular patrons go rice with Daging Salai (Smoked Beef) and Gulai Urat Keting (Beef Tendon Curry).
The eatery starts as early as 6:30 am to 4:30 pm for the breakfast crowds to enjoy the delicious meals.
Address: No 48, Jalan, 45700 Bukit Rotan, Selangor
Business Hours: 7.00am to 4:30PM
Phone: 019-345 9916
02.00 pm: Stop-by at a historical site; Kota Raja Mahadi
After exploring the historical heritage in Kuala Selangor District in Klang, you can embark on the heritage trail journey.
Kota Raja Mahadi, located at Kota Hill, is a historical site that once witnessed the civil war between Raja Mahadi and Raja Abdullah back in the 19th century.
The war arose from a conflict conquering the Selangor River and its surrounding areas, which were strategic locations back then.
Kota Raja Mahadi (Museum in Klang)
Address: 60, Jalan Raya Barat, Kawasan 1, 41100 Klang, Selangor
03.00 pm: Historical tour of Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery (Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz)
Enjoy a historical tour of Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery in Klang District.
A heritage trail is not complete without a visit to any Museums or Galleries.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery is a museum that exhibits the history and heritage of the Royal Sultanate of Selangor.
The museum, built-in 1909, was formerly known as the Sultan Suleiman Building.
It was used as a British administration building during British colonization.
During World War II, it became the headquarters for the Japanese army.
In 2007, the building was Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery by DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
The Royal Gallery is currently chaired by then nephew of Salahuddin of Selangor, Tengku Indera Pahlawan Diraja Selangor.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery (Galeri Diraja Sultan Abdul Aziz)
Address: Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor
Phone: 03-3373 6500
Architect: Arthur Benison Hubback
Owner: Sultan of Selangor
04.00 pm: Visit the Istana Alam Shah (Istana Alam Shah Daulat Tuanku)
Located in the historical District of Klang, the Istana Alam Shah is a palace where the DYMM Sultan of Selangor carries out his official duties.
The palace is a place to hold any Selangor’s royal ceremonies.
Built in 1905, Istana Alam Shah witnessed the development of the Klang District.
The palace was the birthplace of the 7th Sultan of Selangor, the late DYMM Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj.
Istana Alam Shah is the official Palace of the Sultan of Selangor, located in southern Klang, the royal town of Selangor, Malaysia.
Istana Alam Shah (Istana Alam Shah Daulat Tuanku)
Palace in Klang
Address: Jalan Istana, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor
Hours: Open 24 hours
05.00 pm: Witness unique architecture of Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque (Masjid Diraja Sultan Suleiman)
Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque in Klang is one of the mosques in Selangor with unique and fascinating architecture.
Constructed by the British in early 1932, the mosque was officially inaugurated by the late DYMM Sultan Alaeddin Suleiman Shah in 1933.
Apart from its unique architecture and concept, a staircase is the Royal Staircase that connects the Alam Shah Palace and Royal Tombs of Klang.
The old mosque is still standing strong due to conservational efforts in maintaining its authentic western touches.
Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque (Masjid Diraja Sultan Suleiman)
Address: Jalan Raya Timur, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor
Phone: 03-3374 3391
Architectural styles: Art Deco, Neoclassical architecture, Moorish architecture
Architect(s): Leofric Kesteven
Style: Western Art Deco; Neoclassical; English architecture; Moorish
Affiliation: Shafiʽi school Wikimedia Foundation
Now that we are at the end of the heritage trail to Kuala Selangor and Klang Districts.
Exploring the local history of Selangor is also crucial in cultivating love towards our homeland and learning every critical lesson from past historical events.