A Day in Selangor, Let’s Visit Shah Alam!

Being called “The Heart of Selangor”, Petaling is known to be the most popular and visited district in Selangor. With a number of well-established townships, including Shah Alam, Petaling has tremendously developed throughout the years. Today, Petaling is able to offer everything that you ever wished for along with the greatest shopping and dining experiences. With the existing number of enthralling places in Shah Alam, we provide the best itinerary to make your travel more memorable.

9.00am  : Breakfast at Restaurant Gembira
10.30am : Get fit and sweaty by cycling at Taman Botani Shah Alam
1.30pm  : Lunch time at Restaurant Azira
2.30pm  : Blue Mosque Tour
3.30pm  : Retail therapy at Section 7 & take a stroll around the Street Art
4.30pm  : Stop by Lads & Lassies for tea
5.30pm  : Go Kart at Stadium Shah Alam
7.00pm  : Dine at Babah & Co
8.30pm  : Exploring the extravagant i-City Light Park & Red Carpet Wax Museum
10.00pm : Stop by Uptown Shah Alam for an outdoor shopping experience at night
11.00pm : Have supper at Hakim Restaurant in Section 7
 
So, here’s why…

 Restoran Gembira (credit: Nurulsakinahazmii)
Restoran Gembira (credit: Nurulsakinahazmii)

1) Breakfast at Restaurant Gembira
Situated just behind McDonald’s, Restaurant Gembira is a local favourite for breakfast. Serving loads of tasty Malaysian food including Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai and assortment of kuih-muih, this restaurant is considered a top pick.
 

Taman Botani (credit: Kyension)
Taman Botani (credit: Kyension)

2) Get fit and sweaty by cycling at Taman Botani Shah Alam
Well known for its magnificent layout surrounded by nature, Taman Botani has now become the most preferred park when it comes to sporting activities in Shah Alam. Not only does it offer exciting checkpoints for jogging, there are also a few areas where you get to see rare habitats up-close.

Restoran Azira (credit: soalanmudah10)
Restoran Azira (credit: soalanmudah10)

3) Lunch time at Azira Restaurant
Don’t forget to stop by Azira Restaurant and order the appetizing dishes that are listed on the menu. There are various choices of Malaysian food as well as desserts that will surely make you drool. Business is brisk during peak hours, so make sure to arrive early to get your preferred seat.

Blue Mosque (credit: Amril Izan Imran)
Blue Mosque (credit: Amril Izan Imran)

4) Blue Mosque Tour
There’s nothing more magnificent than the famous Blue Mosque in Shah Alam. Considered as the largest mosque in the country, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz mosque is frequently visited by local and international tourists. It is located near Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, also a well-known landmark, so getting there would not be a problem.

Laman Seni 7 (credit: Xinxian Teoh)
Laman Seni 7 (credit: Xinxian Teoh)

5) Retail therapy at Section 7 & Stroll around the Street Art nearby
What else do you need to complete your evening outing? Nothing, but a shopping therapy. At Section 7 Shah Alam, you can find popular home-grown outlets and stores. One of Malaysia’s finest is the Jakel store where you can choose from a variety of fabrics and materials. During the fasting month of Ramadhan, you will find a long queue of shoppers to enter the store every night to get their baju Raya for the coming Eid Mubarak. While you are there, make your way to the street art nearby and capture some colourful pictures for the album.

Lads & Lassies (credit: Zomato)
Lads & Lassies (credit: Zomato)

6) Stop by Lads & Lassies for tea
If you’re looking for the best spot to de-stress during teatime, Lads & Lassies at Section 9, Shah Alam surely makes the cut. Apart from their delicious cakes and tea, the artistic interior of the café is also one of the reasons customers often patronise this eatery.

Go karting (credit: vmo. rocks)
Go karting (credit: vmo. rocks)

7) Go Kart at Stadium Shah Alam
Want to do something thrilling and exciting in the evening? Head to Stadium Shah Alam and experience the best outdoor karting with the finest tracks. There are great packages to select. In addition, safety briefing will be given prior to your race.

8) Dine at Babah & Co
A highly recommended restaurant, we suggest you head over to Babah & Co for dinner. From a range of Asian to Western and fusion dishes, there is a wide selection of cuisines to suit your palate. A satisfying meal awaits you.

 i-City Light Park
i-City Light Park

9) Exploring the extravagant i-City Light Park & Red Carpet Wax Museum
While you are in Shah Alam, do check out everything that i-City has to offer. Surrounded by colourful LED lights that brighten up the whole area, it can be a romantic evening for two or a fun family outing, the choice is yours. Also, bring yourself to the fantastic Red Carpet Wax Museum that displays figures of famous celebrities and TV characters.

Uptown Shah Alam
Uptown Shah Alam

10) Stop by Uptown Shah Alam for an outdoor shopping experience at night
Stroll around Uptown Shah Alam for an outdoor shopping experience at night where you can find just about anything and everything from thrift shops, latest gadgets to street food. This local shopping adventure should be included in your wish list.

Hakim Restaurant (credit: Bernama)
Hakim Restaurant (credit: Bernama)

11) Have supper at Hakim Restaurant in Section 7
End your wonderful trip in Shah Alam by having supper at Hakim Restaurant in Section 7. What is more tempting than a cup of ice cold or hot Teh Tarik, a Malaysian famous milk tea, before calling it a day. If you are still hungry, try their signature Nasi Kandar or if you are looking for something light, you can try their Roti Canai instead.

There you have it. From starting your day at a notable breakfast spot to roaming around Shah Alam’s best landmarks, Petaling has a lot for you to experience in just one city. You are given the latest and most popular sites that will make your trip more exciting. Also, make sure to hop on the other bustling yet fascinating places in Petaling once you have arrived in Selangor.

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