|Kris Monument built in 1985|
|North Town Royal Klang Mosque|
Map of Selangor
Street Map of Royal Klang Heritage Walk
" Yesterday is a history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That's why it is called the present "
" The more you know the past, the better prepared you are for the future "
" The future belongs to those who prepare for it today "
" My Cuti Cuti Malaysia weekend morning visit to Klang, the royal capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia (Saturday, 4-11-2017) from my Subang Jaya home - following the Royal Klang Heritage trail "
In Dec 2016 & Jan 2017, I did 3 colonial heritage walking tours covering Malacca, Kuala Lumpur & George Town / Penang. Peninsula Malaya was under Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial rules since the start of the 15th century. Malaya now Malaysia gained her independence from the British on 31st August 1957 - this year Malaysia celebrates her 60 years of independence. Both Malacca & George Town were classified as UNESCO Heritage sites in Malaysia hence these two cities are most popular & frequented by local & foreign tourists.
Klang is the official royal town of Selangor and well known for its Bak Kut Teh, a herbal soup uses pork ribs & tenderloins ! Although Klang is less popular as a tourist destination but given its close proximity to my Subang Jaya home (30 mins by KTM commuter trains), I just showed up & explored this royal town by following the Royal Heritage trail ! Many of the buildings & sites in old Klang town had a strong historical background and dated back to the 19th century !
So if you are after history & Bah Kut Teh , come to old Klang town and spend a pleasant weekend here !
My next Heritage walk trail will be Ipoh, the state capital of Perak & an ex-tin mining town in Central peninsula Malaysia !
Travel Itinerary: Subang Jaya KTM train station > Klang train station > Subang Jaya train station (22km one way - 35 minutes).
Total expenses incurred (by KTM trains): Rm1.60 x 2 = Rm3.20 (US$0.75)
Subang Jaya house > KTM Subang Jaya Train Station, Selangor - 10 minutes walk
|Subang Parade Shopping Mall|
|Empire Hotel & shopping Gallery|
|Aeon Big Shopping Centre|
KTM Train Station, Subang Jaya (newly built and completed in early 2017)
|Subang Jaya > Klang train ticket - Rm1.60 (one way - seniors)|
Train ride from Subang Jaya > Klang KTM station, passing Batu Tiga, Shah Alam, Padang Jawa & Bukit Badak (35 minutes) . You could also board the KTM commuter train from KL Sentral train station & the traveling time to Klang takes around 1hr !
1) Klang Railway Station (1890)
7) Kota Bridge (completed in 1957) - Klang folks enjoy fishing on this double decker bridge built over the Klang river
15) The Royal Gallery (1900)
16) North Klang Royal Town Mosque (Pasar Jawa Mosque - 2009)
17) Masjid India Klang (1910)
18) Little India, Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang
19) St Barnabas Church, Jalan Dato Hamzah, Klang
21) Klang Gospel Hall
23) The Teow Chew Association Klang & Coast
26) other heritage places yet to visit in old Klang town :
- Sultan Suleiman Mosque (1932)
- Thian Hock Kung Snake Temple
- Klang Royal Club (1901)
- Klang Primary School (1939)
- Islamic Religious Department Building (1912)
- Istana Alam Shah (Palace)
- Royal Mausoleum
- Sri Sunderaraja Perumal Temple (1932)
Popular Food in old Klang town
1) Restoran Suria Curry - Banana Leaf curry rice
What a productive weekend ! After a 3 hrs walking tour in old Klang own, I just have to wait patiently for the next available KTM train at the Klang train station to take me back to Subang Jaya ! I arrived at my Subang Jaya home around 13.00. Home sweet home !
" And the rest is history "