Did you know that Shah Alam was once known for its rubber and oil palm estate? Indeed, this city in Malaysia has come a long way, and now it proudly serves as the capital of Selangor. Today, this modern, planned city is thriving with business districts and gorgeous landscapes. Not only that, but Shah Alam is also a popular residential area as other major suburbs such as Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya are so accessible from here.
There are so many activities that you can do here as the residential areas in Shah Alam are surrounded by parks, commercial centres, shopping malls, tourist attractions and more. Hence, if you’re living in Shah Alam (or planning to stay here), this article is for you!
Among all the activities you can do here in Shah Alam, here are a few things you can do to relax during the weekend.
EAT, EAT, EAT!
1. Brotherhood & Co Lifestyle Cafe
If you’re a foodie living in Shah Alam, then why not head on over to Brotherhood & Co. Lifestyle Cafe to satisfy your cravings! This eatery is one of the most popular cafes here, serving a wide range of delicacies from Malaysian to Western cuisines. They also serve refreshing beverages! It’s no wonder this place is also a favourite among the students in Shah Alam.
If you’re ever in the area, you must give their signature Cheezy Hot Chicken and Crispy Chicken Burger a try! Not only that, but you can also share a platter of Mixed Grill with your friends and family at an affordable price! Sounds exciting? Then treat yourself to a weekend lunch right here at the Brotherhood & Co. Cafe.
2. Restoran Hatinie
Here’s another restaurant in Shah Alam that will make your mouth water and your tummy satisfied! It is called Restoran Hatinie, and it specialises in Malay food. However, you can get more than just Malay food here, as there are plenty of other cuisines that they serve, such as Western dishes, Vietnamese snacks, Malay kuih-muih and more!
Restoran Hatinie is the place where you can get delicious and affordable meals. If you’re wondering what to order here, you should try their Nasi Dagang and Nasi Kerabu menus. There’s also a wide range of breakfast menus available if you’re planning to have a filling meal in the morning!
TIME TO UNWIND WITH NATURE
1. Shah Alam National Botanical Park
After a long, tiring week of work, what better way to reward yourself than unwind at a scenic and quiet park at the Shah Alam National Botanical Park. This park is one of Selangor and Malaysia’s top destinations for eco and agrotourism. Here, the botanical gardens present traditional Malaysian activities in a beautiful and natural setting. Also, there are a few things that you can do here such as cycling and kayaking, hiking at Bukit Sapu Tangan, visiting the animal park, paddy field, gardens and more!
If that’s not enough, you can have a weekend getaway by staying the night there at the quaint houses styled after traditional Malay homes and villages. You can also visit its neighbouring Lake Gardens located just 15 minutes drive away.
2. Shah Alam Lake Gardens
Escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the city and into Shah Alam Lake Gardens. It is the city’s green lung, surrounded with scenic lakes, a floating seafood restaurant, winding footpaths and water activities. Here’s a fun fact, this park is also Selangor’s first public park opened in 1985. Here, you can do tons of activities from renting paddle boats, kayaking, and fishing competitions that are held regularly.
Other facilities here include gazebos, lakeside promenade, raised walkways over waters, reflexology paths, jogging and cycling trails, event halls and children’s playground. Sounds like a great place to hold a family gathering too, isn’t it? With all that said, the Shah Alam Lake Gardens is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the lush greenery and do a little exercise.
1. Wet World Water Park Shah Alam
If you’re looking for something that you can do with your family over the weekend, then the Wet World Water Park Shah Alam might be perfect for you! This water park prides itself for its value for money activities and attractions. It is also a family-oriented park that is ideal for hosting events of any kind such as group functions, family day, picnics, parties and more.
Don’t miss out on their thrilling rides like the Super Hurricane, Monsoon Buster, Thunder River, Kiddy Typhoon Lagoon and more! What are you waiting for? Get your adrenaline rush and heart pumping at all the rides here.
TAKE A WALK AND MARVEL AT THESE SPOTS
1. Mosque of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
The Mosque of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah or ‘Masjid Negeri Shah Alam’ is the largest here in Shah Alam. It is also known as the ‘Blue Mosque’. It’s marvellous architecture, massive minarets and dome has earned it the status as the city’s most famous landmark. Indeed, it is a beautiful architectural masterpiece to behold.
This mosque also provides a free tour guide for non-Muslims who wants to know more about Islam. If you’re someone who enjoys stunning buildings and architecture, then why not unwind, take in the fresh air and view from this place!
2. Laman Seni 7
Here’s another place where you can relax, take a walk and some Instagram-worthy photos! This place is none other than at Laman Seni 7, a section of alleyways featuring curated selections of unique and distinctive murals. As you walk along these seemingly insignificant back lanes of shophouses, rows of colourful murals will welcome you and catch your eye.
You can also witness different types of art from 3D art installations to designer graffiti as you keep walking. Indeed, it is one of the most popular, and Insta-worthy spots in Shah Alam. Time to dress up with your friends and plan a little photoshoot over the weekend!
With that said, we hope these few things about what to do in Shah Alam can give you a rejuvenated and relaxing weekend. Of course, Shah Alam has much more to offer; but you can always start small and kickstart your Shah Alam weekend adventure with this list!
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