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Selangor

Selangor

A state in Malaysia located on the west coast of the Malayan peninsula. It is bordering only three other states and surrounds the capital Kuala Lumpur which is a separate territorial unit.

Selangor : The Pearl Of Malaysia

It is one of the most populated and the most economically developed region in Malaysia. It has highly developed infrastructure which makes it attractive for both foreign investors and tourists.

It has a population of 5,4 million people and the multiculturalism is on a very high level if we judge by the ethnic background of the people living here ¨C 53% Malay, 28% Chinese, 13% Indian and 6% of other ethnic groups (more than 5 different ethnic groups).

This region, like the rest of Malaysia, has a rich history and many different nations tried to rule this region including the Dutch and the Portuguese, Arabs, Aceh, Siam and Johor. In 1896 people that lived in Selangor accepted the idea of one united Malaysian state and joined the Federated Malay States and in 1963 became part of the independent Malaysian state.

Since Selangor is the most developed region of Malaysia the authorities there have the ability to invest in different fields including tourism. A lot of resorts were built in the last two decades and a lot of campaigns were made to popularize this region both at home and abroad.

Selangor is the state with the highest number of population and it has a steady population growth in the last decade. There are few large cities that are among the biggest in Malaysia ¨C Petaling, Hulu Langat, Klang etc. Because of the work opportunities a lot of immigrants from neighboring countries (especially from Indonesia, Vietnam and Pakistan) come to work in Selangor and many of them are here illegally.

Selangor has specific cuisine which comes as a result of the different cultures living here. So today¡¯s Selangor cuisine was affected by Bugis, Jawa, Minangkabau and Johor traditions. Every city has specific dishes. For example Klang has Rojak Klang, Mee Bandung while other cities have their own meals.

If the tasty cuisine and witnessing different cultures that live in harmony is not enough for you to explore Selangor then maybe one of the many attractions Selangor has to offer will lure you.

Batu caves are one of the most visited attractions in Malaysia. They are actually home to a Hindu temple and besides tourists lot of Hindu worshipers come here every year. The large statue of a Hindu god takes central place in this complex. Another interesting thing to see in Selangor is the so-called i-City. This is a replica of a city based on digital lights. For those who are interested in Islamic architecture a visit to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is a must. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of the colors used in the interior and the exterior too. Besides worshiping this mosque also has nine galleries which will certainly be interesting for those interested in art.