Selangor also known as the “abode of sincerity” has been described as the most developed state in Malaysia. In fact, in many blogs online, you will find this state being referred to as the place where almost anything is for sale. However, that is not all there is to it because it has some good tourist attractions too. This is not just some statistic cooked up to convince you to visit it. There exists actual proof of the state’s greatness and beauty, coupled with the cultural factors to consider. It is a great destination to visit, but with the right knowledge about the state, you are sure to have the time of your life. Here is some knowledge for you:
Initially, Selangor was a separate state from Malaysia and just like the areas bordering it, for instance Kuala Lumpur, Selangor developed as a mining state of tin and rubber. This attracted Chinese immigrant laborers who sought to control the tin mines, but became preoccupied with the civil war. Additionally, various newcomers controlled this state including the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Bugis people who settled in the state and finally the British, who worked to restore the state to order and prosperity.
After Malaysia’s independence, the state became part of it, becoming a major element in the country’s prosperity. The years that have gone by have seen Selangor grow into a vibrant commercial state, harboring the economic and administrative hub of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Selangor is also home to the internationally acclaimed Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Sepang International Racing Circuit.
Geography and climate
Selangor is located on the west coast of the Peninsular Malaysia and it is estimated to be 8000 square kilometers in width with a hilly and flat terrain. Additionally, it is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahag to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and Straits of Malacca to the west. The climate is fairly favorable, characterized by sunny days and cool nights with some raining in the evenings. The temperature ranges from 23 degrees to 33 degrees.
The state has a population of more than 4 million people, being the state with the largest population in Malaysia. People come from other parts of the country for business. The living standard in this state is high with the poverty level relatively low. Selangor is said to be propelled by urban growth, as evidenced by the number of people in it, making it a centre of commercialization and industrialization, and in turn making it Malaysia’s richest state.
How will you get around in Selangor? This state is served by excellent air, rail and road transport. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located in Sepang; the rail system is widely connected and networked to enhance traveling to other towns and cities within and without the state.
One of the biggest and busiest ports in Malaysia also serves the state, which is located to the west of the state. Road transport is basically characterized by high-speed roadways or expressways, with the motorists using these roads having to pay cess/road toll by cash or stored value cards.