Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Kajang Old Town is in southeastern Selangor, Malaysia.

The town is located 20 km southeast of downtown Kuala Lumpur, in the Hulu Langat District.

Kajang Town started blooming from its surrounding rubber estate.

Malaysians know Kajang for its famous satay, and K.C. Wong best describes the aroma of the town.

“If you come to the center of this town, open your car windows wide and smell the special aroma that has made Kajang famous and indulge in the exotic cuisine while enjoying the uniqueness of this 200-year-old municipality.”

History of Kajang Old Town

Kajang was first established in 1807.

In the early 20th century, Kajang had developed into a commercial and administrative center in Southern Selangor.

Nowadays, Kajang has prospered to be one of Klang Valley’s most developed sub-urban townships with links to major highways.

Kajang’s proximity to the fast-developing west side makes the town more and more alluring to attracts tourists, new residents, and investors.

Semenyih Reservoir, a 1500 acre artificial lake, provides an area for the biggest water catchment in Malaysia.

You can catch breathtaking scenery with its blue turquoise water and bordering thick jungle.

In the morning, residents catch a breath of fresh air surplus of the lush green surrounding forest reserve to the east.

From Semenyih Town, if you take the Jalan Kacau road, you can reach the famous Sungai Tekala waterfall.

Here you can unwind while bathing in the cool natural mountain streams.

With the expansion of the Kuala Lumpur metropolis – Kajang now offers economic modernity and complete facility while still embracing nature.

Old Kajang Town

The development of Kajang was first concentrated in Sungai Chua (Chua River).

Since then, residential and shophouses have lined roads leading out of Kajang Town beside the main Langat River.

Along the main road of Jalan Semenyih, you can find a mixed combination of new and old buildings of the Kajang Old Town.

You still can see the remnants of the colonial era at the structures and designs of old shophouses along Jalan Besar, Jalan Sulaiman, and Jalan Mendaling.

They constructed most of the buildings in Kajang Old Town circa the 1920s to 1930s.

The architecture of these shophouses is a combination of traditional Chinese and European design, with the ground floor used for business activities and the upper floors as living quarters for the family.

One of the well-known old buildings in Kajang is Hulu Langat Hokkien Association, formerly the residence of the Kajang’s business tycoon and philanthropist Low Ti Kok.

Next to this, you will find the gold-domed Hulu Langat Jamek mosque at Jalan Timur.

Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Aerial Photo Kajang Town 1960. Photo: Kajang Heritage Centre

Guided Tour – Kajang Heritage Walk

Kajang Heritage Centre conducts unscheduled guided tours along Kajang Heritage Walk, including the heritage center, temple, and heritage sites in the old town.

  • Century Old Shen Sze She Tar Temple
  • Persatuan Hokkien Ulu Langat (Former Low Ti Kok Mansion)
  • Kajang Post Office
  • District Office Hulu Langat
  • Masjid Jamek Kajang
  • Century Old Tin Mine at Bukit Arang
Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Old colonial buildings in Kajang Old Town. Photo: Kajang Heritage Centre.

Kajang Heritage Centre

Kajang Heritage Centre was established by the Federation of Chinese Associations, Hulu Langat, in the year 2000.

The objectives are to promote local history and heritage and to engage people in community building.

Kajang Heritage Centre
39A, 1st Floor, Jalan Mandaling, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Tel: +603-8736 0703

Opening Hours:
Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Others day upon request)

Kajang Stadium

At Kajang Stadium, where most of the community-based activities are held.
Next to the stadium, the two-story building Bangunan Datuk Nazir is the epicenter of Kajang.

Here you will find a non-stop stream of locals and tourists frequenting the outlet for Malaysia’s famous Kajang Satay (pronounced SA-TAY.)

Kajang Satay

Kajang is famous for this exotic cuisine called ‘satay.’

The marinated satay meat is bamboo skewered and grilled over hot charcoal flames.

You can turn the appetizer into a complete meal with an order of “Nasi Impit” (compressed rice cubes) or ‘Ketupat.’

You eat the satay dipped into the spicy-sweet peanut sauce.

The most famous restaurant that serves satay is Haji Samuri Satay Kajang.

You can find many satay vendors along the riverbank behind the Town Hall and Bangunan Datuk Nazir.

Haji Samuri has opened over 20 branches of its restaurants nationwide and employs over 800 employees.

You will find various meats from

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Tripe
  • Liver
  • Fish
  • Lamb
  • Deer
  • Rabbit

The price range from USD0.30 to 0.50 per stick.

A Satay meal is a ‘must try’ if you come to Kajang.

Around Kajang, you can find Chinese or Indian food with many specialized outlets for your taste. You can find popular fast-food chains jostling for space with Chinese restaurants.

Whether you have the appetite for hotel-like dishes or food stalls strung out of the road, Kajang has it all.

Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Sate Kajang Hj Samuri Photo: Haffiz ibr

Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Kajang is easily accessible whether by car, train, or public transport.

Because of its closeness to Putrajaya, the Administrative Capital of Malaysia, Kajang is blessed with prosperity and development in all aspects of life.

Since the opening of the North-South Expressway in 1982, Kajang is easily accessible via highways were connected to this town.

Hotels and accommodations are plentiful, and if you want to stay at the nearby Putrajaya or Bangi, you can check out the best rates for

In Old Kajang town, the four-star Oriental Crystal Hotel has a rate of around US$20-40 per night for a good bargain for a stay.


Old Kajang Town is a 15-minute drive from Putrajaya and around 40 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Wearing a mask in public spaces is required due to COVID-19.

Traveling By Train to Kajang

If you want to get from Kajang to KLCC by train, you have the option of taking the

  1. MRT train and connecting to the LRT or
  2. KTM Komuter to KL Sentral and connect to the LRT from there.

KLCC LRT station is a popular destination for visitors as it is very close to the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC Mall.

The integrated railway station at Kajang has RapidKL,  MRT services on the SBK Line, Malaysia Railways (KTM Berhad) Komuter, and long-distance ETS trains.

KLCC station is served by LRT trains on the Kelana Jaya Line.

Getting to Kajang Old Town in Selangor, Malaysia

Traveling By LRT in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Rapid KL

Traveling By Taxi to Kajang

Taxi from KLCC LRT Station to Kajang (24.1 km)
19 min One-Way from: RM 40 – RM 55

Alternatively, you can get a GrabCar or Self-Drive at your leisure.



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