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Klang (city)

Coordinates: 3°02′N 101°27′E / 3.033°N 101.450°E / 3.033; 101.450
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Royal City of Klang
Bandaraya Diraja Klang
بندر راي دراج کلڠ
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiکلڠ
 • Chinese巴生 (Simplified)
巴生 (Traditional)
Bāshēng (Hanyu Pinyin)
 • Tamilகிள்ளான்
Kiḷḷāṉ (Transliteration)
Official seal of Klang
Perpaduan Asas Kemakmuran (in Malay)
"Unity is the Foundation of Prosperity"
Location of area under MP Klang (red) within the Klang District (orange), and the state of Selangor (yellow).
Location of area under MP Klang (red) within the Klang District (orange), and the state of Selangor (yellow).
Klang is located in Selangor
   Klang in    Selangor
Klang is located in Malaysia
Klang (Malaysia)
Klang is located in Southeast Asia
Klang (Southeast Asia)
Coordinates: 3°02′N 101°27′E / 3.033°N 101.450°E / 3.033; 101.450
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Establishment of the local governmentMay 1890
Establishment of the Town Board1945
Establishment of the Town Council1954
Establishment of District Council1971
Municipality status1 January 1977
City status23 November 2023
(Proclamation: 5 February 2024)
 • TypeCity council
 • BodyKlang Royal City Council
 • MayorNoraini Roslan[1]
 • MPHalimah Ali (Perikatan Nasional) (Kapar)
(since 19 November 2022)
Ganabatirau Veraman (Pakatan Harapan) (Klang)
(since 19 November 2022)
Mohamad Sabu (Pakatan Harapan) (Kota Raja)
(since 9 May 2018)
 • City, royal capital and district capital573 km2 (202 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
 • Density1,298/km2 (3,360/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
Area code(s)03-3xxxxxxx
Vehicle registrationB

Klang or Kelang, officially Royal City of Klang (Malay: Bandaraya Diraja Klang), is a city, royal city and former capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located within the Klang District. It was the civil capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam. Port Klang, which is located in the Klang District, is the 12th busiest transshipment port and the 12th busiest container port in the world.[3][4]

The Klang Royal City Council or Majlis Bandaraya Diraja Klang exercises jurisdiction for a majority of the Klang District while the Shah Alam City Council exercises some jurisdiction over the east of Klang District, north of Petaling District and the other parts of Selangor State including Shah Alam itself.

As of 2010, the Klang City has a total population of 240,016 (10,445 in the city centre), while the population of Klang District is 842,146, and the population of all towns managed by Klang Municipal Council is 744,062, making it Selangor's second largest city.[5]


The Klang Bell, dated 200 BC–200 AD

The royal city of Klang has been a site of human settlement since prehistoric times. Bronze Age drums, axes and other artefacts have been found in the vicinity of the town and within the town itself. A bronze bell dating from the 2nd century BC was found in Klang and is now in the British Museum.[6][7][8] Also found in or near Klang are iron tools called "tulang mawas" ("ape bones") and a bronze drum.[9][10] Commanding the approaches to the tin rich Klang Valley, Klang has always been of key strategic importance. It was mentioned as a dependency of other states as early as the 11th century.[11] Klang was also mentioned in the 14th century literary work Nagarakretagama dated to the Majapahit Empire, and the Klang River was marked and named on the earliest maritime charts of Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho who visited Malacca from 1409 to 1433.[12]

Mao Kun map from Wubei Zhi which is based on the early 15th century maps of Zheng He showing Klang River estuary (吉令港) near the top left

Klang was under the control of the Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century. The celebrated Tun Perak, the Malacca's greatest Bendahara, came from Klang and became its territorial chief. According to the Malay Annals, the people of Klang overthrew the local chief or penghulu and asked the Sultan of Malacca Muzaffar Shah to appoint another, and Tun Perak was then appointed the leader. Klang was known as a producer of tin; according to Manuel Godinho de Erédia, it produced one hundred bares of tin a year when the Portuguese occupied Malacca.[9] Klang however remained in Malay hands after the fall of Melaka to the Portuguese in 1511, and was controlled by the Sultan of Johor-Riau. In the 17th century, the Bugis began to settle in the coastal region of Selangor including Klang, and the Selangor sultanate was created in the 1766, which then controlled Klang.[13][14]

Klang Municipal Council building with old Raja Mahadi fort's gate in the foreground.

In the 19th century the importance of Klang greatly increased by the rapid expansion of tin mining as a result of the increased demand for tin from the West. The desire to control the Klang Valley led directly to the Klang War (also called the Selangor Civil War) of 1867–1874 when Raja Mahdi fought to regain what he considered his birthright as territorial chief against Raja Abdullah.[15] During the Klang War, in 1868, the seat of power was moved to Bandar Temasya, Kuala Langat,[12] and then to Jugra which became the royal capital of Selangor.[16]

Klang however did not lose its importance. In 1874, Selangor accepted a British Resident who would "advise" the Sultan, and Klang became the capital of British colonial administration for Selangor from 1875 until 1880 when the capital city was moved to Kuala Lumpur due to the growth of Kuala Lumpur from tin-mining.[17][18] Today Klang is no longer State capital or the main seat of the ruler, but it remains the headquarters of the District to which it gives it name.

Until the construction of Port Swettenham (now known as Port Klang) in 1901, Klang remained the chief outlet for Selangor's tin, and its position was enhanced by the completion of the Klang Valley railway to Bukit Kuda in 1886, which was then connected to Klang itself via a rail bridge, the Connaught Bridge, completed in 1890.[19] In the 1890s its growth was further stimulated by the development of the district into the State' leading producer of coffee, and later rubber. In 1903, the royal seat was moved back to Klang when it became the official seat of Sultan Sulaiman (Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah).[citation needed]

In May 1890, a local authority, known as Klang Health Board, was established to administer Klang town. The official boundary of Klang was first defined in 1895.[20] The first road bridge over the Klang River connecting the two parts of the town, the Belfield Bridge, was constructed in 1908.[21] In 1926 the health boards of Klang and Port Swettenham were merged, and in 1945 the local authority was renamed Klang Town Board.[20] In 1954, the Town Board became the Klang Town Council after a local election was set up to select its members in accordance with the Local Government Election Ordinance of 1950. In 1963, the Port Klang Authority was created and it now administers three Port Klang areas: Northport, Southpoint, and West Port.[22]

In 1971, the Klang District Council, which incorporated the nearby townships of Kapar and Meru as well as Port Klang, was formed. After undergoing a further reorganisation according to the Local Government Act of 1976 (Act 171), Klang District Council was upgraded to Klang Municipal Council (KMC) on 1 January 1977 and Klang Royal City Council (KRCC) beginning 5 February 2024.[20] From 1974 to 1977, Klang was the state capital city of Selangor before the seat of government shifted to Shah Alam in 1977.[12]


Klang may have taken its name from the Klang River which runs through the city. The entire geographical area in the immediate vicinity of the river, which begins at Kuala Lumpur and runs west all the way to Port Klang, is known as the Klang Valley.

One popular theory on the origin of the name is that it is derived from the Mon–Khmer word Klong,[23] which may mean a canal or waterway.[23] Alternatively it has also been argued that it means "warehouses", from the Malay word Kilang – in the old days, it was full of warehouses (kilang currently means "factory").[24]

Klang was also once known as Pengkalan Batu meaning "stone jetty".[25]

Unlike most other place names in Malaysia, the Chinese name for Klang (Chinese: 巴生; pinyin: Bāshēng), is neither a direct transcription nor translation, but likely a transcription of another Malay word Pasang, referring to the rising tides around the Klang Valley.[26]


Pasar Jawa Mosque on the northern side of Klang River

Klang is divided into North Klang and South Klang, which are separated by the Klang River. North Klang is divided into three sub-districts which are Kapar (Located at the north of North Klang), Rantau Panjang (situated at the west of North Klang) and Meru (at the east of North Klang).

Klang North used to be the main commercial centre of Klang, but since 2008, more residential and commercial areas as well as government offices are being developed in Klang South. Most major government and private health care facilities are also located at Klang South. Hence, this area tends to be busier and becomes the centre of social and recreational activities after office hours and during the weekends. This is triggered by the rapid growth of new and modern townships such as Bandar Botanic, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Taman Sentosa Perdana, Taman Sri Andalas, Taman Bayu Perdana, Taman Sentosa, Glenmarie Cove, Kota Bayuemas etc. all located within Klang South.

At the Klang North side, some of the older and established residential areas include Berkeley Garden, Taman Eng Ann, Taman Klang Utama, Bandar Baru Klang and so forth. Newer townships include Bandar Bukit Raja, Aman Perdana and Klang Sentral.

Malaysia's busiest port, Port Klang was previously named Port Swettenham until 1972 when it was renamed Port Klang. Port Klang is located at Klang South.


Initially, Bukit Kuda port (located at 12.5 miles away from Klang river mouth) was established as a port that connect to mining areas within Kuala Lumpur. Later, a railway line was built connecting Bukit Kuda with Kuala Lumpur. However, the Bukit Kuda port was found to be unsuitable.[citation needed] Therefore, the town of Klang which is located at three miles nearer to the river mouth than Bukti Kuda, was chosen to become the major port. A bridge was constructed across the Klang river and railway was connected to Klang in August 1890.[citation needed] Klang port received huge amount of traffic in the following years, which later the authorities decided to extend the railway line to the mouth of the river where new port named "Port Swettenham" would be constructed in 1901. However, Port Swettenham was plaqued with malaria infections which affected coolies and port staff greatly, causing a delay in unloading cargoes from the ships. Sir Malcom Watson, a district surgeon in Klang solved the malaria problem in 1903 by clearing the forests and undergrowth and construct a drainage system at the same time.[27]

Klang gradually became the main manufacturing centre for Malaya after the end of World War I. The first person who set up a factory in Klang was a millionaire from Singapore named Tan Kah Kee. His factory produced canned pineapples. The setting up of his factory stimulated the pineapple plantations around Klang. After Tan went bankrupt in 1934, Goh Hock Huat, one of the pineapple producers, decided to set up his own pineapple canning factory. More factories opened in Klang due to its proximity to Port Swettenham. In the following years, factories producing rubber products and oil factory producing products from groundnuts were set up with skills and machineries imported from Singapore.[27]

The economy of Klang is closely linked with that the greater Klang Valley conurbation which is the most densely populated, urbanised and industrialised region of Malaysia.[28] There is a wide range of industries within the Klang municipality, major industrial areas may be found in Bukit Raja, Kapar, Meru, Taman Klang Utama and Sungai Buloh, Pulau Indah, Teluk Gong and others.[29] Rubber used to be an important part of the economy of the region, but from the 1970s onwards, many rubber plantations have switched to palm oil, and were then converted again for urban development and infrastructure use.[30][31]

Port Klang forms an important part of the economy of Klang. It is home to about 95 shipping companies and agents, 300 custom brokers, 25 container storage centres, as well as more than 70 freight and transport companies.[32] It handled almost 50% of Malaysia's sea-borne container trade in 2013.[33] The Port Klang Free Zone was established in 2004 to transform Port Klang into a regional distribution hub as well as a trade and logistics centre.[34]

The port is part of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road that runs from the Chinese coast to Singapore, towards the southern tip of India to Mombasa, from there through the Red Sea via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean, there to the Upper Adriatic region to the northern Italian hub of Trieste with its connections to Central Europe and the North Sea.[35][36][37][38]


Klang encompasses three parliamentary seats held by both Perikatan Nasional (1 seat) and also the Pakatan Harapan coalitions (2 seats). These constituencies are subdivided into state seats.

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P109 Kapar Halimah Ali Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P110 Klang Ganabatirau Veraman Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P111 Kota Raja Mohamad Sabu Pakatan Harapan (Amanah)


The following are the census figures for the population of Klang. The 1957 and 1970 figures are for the Klang district and were collected before the reorganisation of Klang and the Bumiputra status being used as a category. The 2010 figures are for MP Klang. The figure for Klang city is not given as what constitutes Bandar Klang appears to be inconsistent with considerable fluctuation in population figures over the years.[39]

Ethnic Group Population
1957[39] 1970[39] 2010[40] 2020[41]
Malay 37,003 24.68% 72,734 31.13% 234,293 41.18%
Other Bumiputras 9,107 1.60%
Bumiputra total 243,400 42.78% 541,913 49,76%
Chinese 65,454 43.65% 100,524 43.02% 152,582 26.83% 251,530 23.01%
Indian 44,393 29.60% 59,333 25.39% 121,533 21.37% 189,552 17.41%
Others 3,105 2.07% 1,079 0.46% 2,994 0.53% 7,701 0.71%
Malaysian total 520,509 91.53% 990,696 90.98%
Non-Malaysian 98,246 8.47% 98,246 9.02%
Total 149,955 100.00% 233,670 100.00% 568,707 100.00% 1,088,942 100.00%


There are a number of criminal gangs operating in Klang, and gang violence is not uncommon.[42][43] Among the Chinese community, there are the Ang Bin Hoey triad gangs such as Gang 21 which operates in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.[44] There are also Gang 24,[45] Gang 36 and others,[46] and their members are often Indians.[47] Due to economic development and changes in the industry, many rubber estates where Indian plantation workers used to live and work were closed, and this is thought to have contributed to a rise of gangsterism amongst the displaced and economically-deprived Indians.[48][49] It is thought that the Indians originally worked for Chinese gang leaders but they now dominate many of these criminal organisations.[47]


Klang is served by six commuter stations that constitute the 2 Port Klang Line of the KTM Komuter system, namely Bukit Badak, Kampung Raja Uda, Klang, Teluk Pulai, Teluk Gadong and Pelabuhan Klang stations. By November 2026, Klang will also be connected to the RM 9 billion 11 LRT Shah Alam transit line.[citation needed]

Klang is connected to the rest of the Klang Valley via the Federal Highway, the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), the North Klang Straits Bypass (New North Klang Straits Bypass) as well as the KESAS Highway. The West Coast Expressway (WCE) currently under construction, will run between Changkat Jering, Perak and Klang-Banting, Selangor. The construction is expected to be fully completed by early 2025.[50]

Klang is also served by the RapidKL bus route. Klang Sentral acts as a terminal for long-distance buses and taxis in northern Klang. There is a non-stop hourly bus service every day from and to KLIA2 to Klang, and the embarkation point is located at the AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre. Smart Selangor Bus Programme was established by the Selangor State Government to provide an efficient and high quality free public transportation service to its citizens.

List of bus routes in Klang city
Route Destination Operator Note
704 Klang - Pekan Meru Wawasan
705 Klang - Seksyen 13 via Seksyen 7, Shah Alam Wawasan
708 Klang - Sunway Pyramid via Hentian Bandar Rapid KL
730 Banting - Klang Wawasan
740 Klang - Kuala Selangor Wawasan
707 (T707) Klang - West Port Wawasan
T700 Klang - Kampung Delek via Sungai Udang Wawasan
T702 Klang - Taman Sri Sentosa Wawasan
T703 Klang - Taman Sentosa Wawasan
P701 HAB Pasar Seni - Pelabuhan Klang Causeway Link Merger of KL-Klang (700) and

Klang - Port Klang (T704) route

702 Klang - Sri Muda Seranas Once operated by KKBB and Seranas
703 Klang - Puncak Alam Seranas
706 Klang - Hentian Pusat Bandar Shah Alam via Sungai Rasau KKBB
T701 Klang - Kampung Delek via Jalan Yadi KKBB
T707 Klang - Taman Sri Pendamar KKBB
T709 Klang - Taman Sri Pendamar KKBB
T710 Klang - Johan Setia KKBB
T712 Klang - Bukit Tinggi Seranas
T713 Klang - Taman Klang Utama Seranas
T714 Klang - Taman Sri Andalas KKBB
711 Klang - Klang Sentral via Setia City Mall Never implemented
T708 Klang - Pandamaran Jaya
T711 Klang - Jalan Kebun
T716 Klang - Teluk Pulai via Jalan Raya Barat
A view of Klang from the Kota Bridge

The double-decked Kota Bridge was first built in late 1950s as a replacement for the Belfield Bridge. The double-decked bridge now closed to car traffic after a new Kota Bridge was built alongside it in the 1992, although the lower deck is still used by pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles.[51] A second bridge in Klang, the Musaeddin (Tengku Kelana) Bridge, was built in the 1980s near the Kota Bridge. The RM199 million Klang Third Bridge was opened for traffic in May 2017, complementing the existing two other road bridges in the city that connect Klang North and Klang South.[52]

Infrastructure and developments[edit]

Shopping complexes[edit]

The AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang has the largest AEON store in Southeast Asia.

There are several shopping complexes and hypermarkets in Klang, primarily in Klang South, namely:

Private hospitals and medical centres[edit]

  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Bandar Bukit Raja
  • Hospital Bersalin Razif, Taman Sri Andalas
  • JMC Specialist Medical Centre, Lorong Dato Amar
  • KO Specialist Center Klang, Jalan Goh Hock Huat
  • KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital, Bandar Baru Klang
  • Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre, Bandar Bukit Tinggi (formally known as Manipal Hospitals Klang and Arunamari Specialist Medical Centre)
  • Metro Maternity Hospital (Hospital Wanita Metro), Jalan Pasar
  • Pantai Hospital Klang, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Port Klang
  • Sentosa Specialist Hospital
  • Sri Kota Medical Centre, Jalan Mohet

Government hospital and health clinics[edit]

  • Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (Klang General Hospital), Jalan Langat
  • Klinik Kesihatan Anika Klang
  • Klinik Kesihatan Bandar Botanic
  • Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Kuda
  • Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Naga
  • Klinik Kesihatan Kapar
  • Klinik Kesihatan Meru
  • Klinik Kesihatan Pandamaran
  • Klinik Kesihatan Pelabuhan Klang
  • Klinik Kesihatan Pulau Indah
  • Klinik Kesihatan Pulau Ketam
  • Klinik Kesihatan Rantau Panjang
  • Klinik Kesihatan Sungai Bertik

Local landmarks and attractions[edit]

Istana Alam Shah
  • Istana Alam Shah
    • The royal residence of the Sultan of Selangor was built in 1950 in south Klang to replace the old Mahkota Puri Palace. Parts of the Palace are accessible to the public but only on a few days of the week.[57]
    • Near the Palace is the Klang Royal City Park (Taman Bandar Diraja Klang), and located in front of the Palace is a sports stadium (Stadium Padang Sultan Sulaiman) and the Royal Klang Club.
  • Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque
    • The royal Mosque that was built in 1932 and features an eclectic architecture that combines Moorish, Western Art Deco and Neoclassical styles.
  • Kuan Im Teng Klang (巴生观音亭, Goddess of Mercy Temple)
    • Kuan Im Teng (as pronounced in the Hokkien dialect) was established in 1892 and is over 100 years old.
    • The temple is also involved in charity work, contributing to several health and educational organisations. On the eve of Chinese New Year, the temple is opened all night and the street is often packed with devotees queuing shoulder to shoulder to enter the temple hall to offer their incense to the Kwan Yin in hope for an auspicious start to the New Year.[58][59]
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (巴生露德圣母堂)
    • A Catholic church built in 1928, the church celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2008 after the church building had undergone restoration. Father Souhait played a large part in the design of the church building, modelling it on the pilgrimage church in Lourdes, France.
    • The design of the church follows the style of a Gothic architecture.
  • Kota Raja Mahadi
    • This historic fort was actually an arch of the fort. In the old days, there was a struggle between Raja Mahadi and Raja Abdullah for the control of the Klang district.
  • Tugu Keris (Keris Monument)
    • A memorial erected to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Sultan of Selangor's installation in 1985. The monument is specially designed to depict the Keris Semenanjung that symbolises power, strength and unity.
  • Kai Hong Hoo Temple (开封府)
    • The only temple in Malaysia dedicated to the worship of Bao Zheng (包公), who was a government officer in ancient China's Song Dynasty. Justice Bao consistently demonstrated extreme honesty and uprightness and is today respected as the cultural symbol of justice in the Chinese community worldwide.
  • Tanjung Harapan (The Esplanade)
    • Fronting the Straits of Malacca, the Esplanade is a sea-side family recreation spot near to North port that houses several seafood restaurants. Nice setup for sunset-gazing and also for anglers to fish.
  • Little India (Klang)
    • Colourful street from the striking saris hanging from shops to the snacks and sweetmeats on sale from shops and roadside stalls. During Deepavali, the Indian festival of lights, the street is astoundingly transformed into a colourful spectacle of lights and booming sound of music.
  • Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple
    • Built in 1896, it is one of the oldest and the largest of the Vaishnavite temples in Malaysia. The temple is often referred to as the "Thirupathi of South East Asia" after its namesake in India.
  • Sri Subramania Swamy Temple, Klang
    • A Hindu temple devoted to the worship of Lord Murugan in Teluk Pulai, Klang that was established on 14 February 1914.[citation needed] It holds a unique distinction among the Hindu temples in Klang as it was founded and managed by the Ceylonese/Sri Lankan community who lived around the vicinity of the temple. Prayer rituals are done like those in Sri Lanka and certain festivals specific to the Ceylonese/Jaffnese community are celebrated here. The arasamaram or sacred fig tree which is in the temple was there since 1914 and is possibly one of the oldest living tree in Klang.
  • Connaught Bridge
    • One of the oldest bridges in Malaysia's Klang Valley region. It was built in 1948 by the British.[citation needed] The bridge is located in Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Federal route) near Connaught Bridge Power Station in Klang Selangor.
    • At one time, Connaught bridge can only be crossed one vehicle at a time. No lorry could pass it because it was limited to car, van and small vehicle only. The wooden bridge closed in 1993–1994. In 1995, the wooden bridge was replaced by a concrete box girder bridge.[citation needed]
  • Kota Bridge
    • The first and only double-decker bridge in Malaysia and South East Asia. The bottom deck is a pedestrian walkway bridge while the top deck is a motorist bridge. The bridge was closed to car traffic in the 1990s due to high demand that necessitated the construction of a new bridge.
    • The new Jambatan Kota is located beside of the old bridge. The old bridge was constructed between 1957 and 1960, and was officially opened in 1961 by the late Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah as part of the celebration of his coronation as the ninth Sultan of Selangor.[60][51]
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
    • Is the royal gallery located at Bangunan Sultan Suleiman, Klang. Various collections depicting the reign of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah; from his early childhood through his appointment as the eighth Sultan Selangor in 1960 and as the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 1999.
  • Klang Selatan Fire Station
    • Is a Victorian-style structure that was built in 1890s. Today, the building still serves as a fire station.[61]
    • Local firemen have taken the initiative to set up a mini gallery at the fire station in support of the Klang Heritage Walk.[62]


Malay food[edit]

The most significant food spot in Klang is at "Emporium Makan", this old spot situated in the heart the city, opposite of Pasar Jawa and next to Jambatan Kota.

Chinese food[edit]

Klang is known for its Bak Kut Teh (Chinese: 肉骨茶; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bah-kut-tê), a non-halal herbal soup that uses pork ribs and tenderloins. The dish is popularly thought to have originated in Klang.[63] Bak Kut Teh is available in various locations including Taman Intan (previously called Taman Rashna), Teluk Pulai, Jalan Kereta Api and Pandamaran.[64] The locals normally eat this food in the morning or afternoon, and you will hardly find this in the evening time.

There are a number of food courts in Klang which served local cuisine. Located in Taman Eng Ann is a large food court serving many daytime snacks ranging from the well-known Chee Cheong Fun, Yong Tau Foo, Popia (Chinese springrolls), the medicinal herb Lin Zhi Kang drink, to Rojak and Cendol.[65] Other stalls found also serving Chee Cheong Fun in Klang are located around the Meru Berjaya area. The Yong Tau Foo, a Malaysian Hakka Chinese delicacy, is a common meal for lunch and dinner as well.[citation needed]


The coastal regions and islands near Port Klang are also known for their seafood, such as Pulau Ketam, Bagan Hailam,[66] Teluk Gong,[67] Pandamaran and Tanjung Harapan.[68]


Klang has a tropical monsoon climate with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Klang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 31.0
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.3
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 21.6
Average rainfall mm (inches) 179
Source: Climate-Data.org[69]


Klang is also known as education hub where hundreds of national schools, private schools and colleges were built.

National Schools[70][edit]

No. National Primary Schools Chinese Vernacular Primary Schools Tamil Vernacular Primary Schools National Secondary Schools
1 SK Klang SJK (C) Perempuan 中华女校 SJK (T) Ladang Batu Ampat SMK Raja Mahadi
2 SK Telok Gadong SJK (C) Chuen Min 循民 SJK (T) Ladang Brafferton SMK Raja Lumu
3 SK Pelabuhan Kelang SJK (C) Chung Hua 中华 SJK (T) Ladang Bukit Rajah SMK Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
4 SK Telok Menegon SJK (C) Hin Hua 兴华 SJK (T) Ladang Emerald SMK Tengku Ampuan Jemaah
5 SK Bukit Niaga SJK (C) Hwa Lien 华联 SJK (T) Ladang Highlands SMK Tengku Idris Shah
6 SK Jalan Kebun SJK (C) Keng Chee 竞智 SJK (T) Ladang Jalan Acob SMK Sultan Abdul Samad
7 SK Batu Belah SJK (C) Khe Beng 启明 SJK (T) Jalan Tepi Sungai SMK Pulau Indah
8 SK Rantau Panjang SJK (C) Kong Hoe 共和 SJK (T) Persiaran Raja Muda Musa Kolej Tingkatan Enam Sri Istana
9 SK Sementa SJK (C) Lee Min 利民 SJK (T) Jalan Meru SMK Rantau Panjang
10 SK Kapar SJK (C) Pandamaran 'A' 班达马兰A校 SJK (T) Methodist SMK (P) Kapar
11 SK Bukit Kapar SJK (C) Pandamaran 'B' 班达马兰B校 SJK (T) Simpang Lima SMK Pendamaran Jaya
12 SK Sungai Binjai SJK (C) Pin Hwa (1) 滨华一校 SJK (T) Ldg Vallambrosa SMK Telok Gadong
13 SK Pulau Indah SJK (C) Pui Ying 培英 SJK (T) Ladang North Hummock SMK Sri Andalas
14 SK Tok Muda SJK (C) Sin Bin 新民 SJK (T) Simpang Lima SMK Jalan Kebun
15 SK Bukit Kuda SJK (C) Soo Jin 树人 SMK Kampung Jawa
16 SK Kg Raja Uda SJK (C) Tiong Hua Kok Bin 中华国民 SMK Taman Klang Utama
17 SK Pandamaran Jaya SJK (C) Tshing Nian 青年 SMK Kota Kemuning
18 SK Kg Johan Setia SJK (C) Wu Teck 务德 SMK Bandar Baru Sultan Suleiman
19 SK Sungai Serdang SJK (C) Ying Wah 英华 SMK Sungai Kapar Indah
20 SK Kg Pendamar SJK (C) Pin Hwa (2) 滨华二校 SMK Shahbandaraya
21 SK Telok Gong SJK (C) Taman Rashna 兰花园 SMK Batu Unjur
22 SK Taman Klang Jaya SMK Bukit Tinggi Klang
23 SK Telok Pulai SMK Methodist (ACS)
24 SK Sungai Udang SMJK Chung Hwa
25 SK Pelabuhan Utara SMK Convent
26 SK Abdul Samad SMK Tinggi Klang
27 SK Meru SMJK Kwang Hwa
28 SK Kampung Idaman SMK La Salle
29 SK Taman Klang Utama SMK (P) Methodist
30 SK Kampung Jawa SMK (P) Bukit Kuda
31 SK Taman Sri Andalas SMK Dato Hamzah
32 SK Taman Gembira SMK (P) Raja Zarina
33 SK Bukit Tinggi SMK Meru
34 SK Bukit Kemuning 2 SMK Pulau Ketam
35 SK Meru (2) SAMT Sultan Hisamuddin
36 SK Sungai Kapar Indah SAM Sultan Hisamuddin
37 SK Kota Kemuning SAM Nurul Iman
38 SK Kampung Jawa 2 Kolej Vokasional Klang
39 SK Pulau Indah (2) Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah
40 SK Bukit Rimau
41 SK Batu Unjur
42 SK Bukit Ceraka
43 SK Methodist ACS
44 SK (1) Jalan Batu Tiga
45 SK (2) Jalan Batu Tiga
46 SK Convent (1)
47 SK Convent (2)
48 SK La Salle
49 SK (1) Jalan Meru
50 SK (2) Jalan Meru
51 SK Methodist
52 SK Perempuan Methodist
53 SK Tengku Bendahara Azman (1)
54 SK Tengku Bendahara Azman (2)
55 SK Perempuan Bukit Kuda
56 SK (1) Simpang Lima
57 SK (2) Simpang Lima
58 SK St Anne's Convent

Private Schools & Colleges[edit]

  • Acmar International & Private Schools
  • Beaconhouse Sri Lethia Private School
  • Harvest International School
  • Regent International School
  • Sanctus International School
  • Sri KDU International School Klang
  • Wesley Methodist School
  • Zenith Private Schools
  • Chung Hua Independent High School 中华独中
  • Hin Hua High School 兴华独中
  • Kwang Hua (Private) High School 光华独中
  • Pin Hwa High School 滨华独中
  • Klang Community College (Kolej Komuniti Klang)
  • WIT College (Kolej WIT)
  • Peninsula College (formerly known as ALC College)

Rehabilitation & Development[edit]

Selangor Maritime Gateway's (SMG) master plan covers 88,000 acres (36,000 ha) of land along 56 km (35 mi) of Klang River. This initiative ascertains the quality and opportunity of potential developments along the river. The project, undertaken by Landasan Lumayan Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of MBI Selangor) will be highly beneficial to the economy of the state.[citation needed] The master plan set-up reserves Klang as an Eco Smart City to spur on new sustainable social and economic growth along Klang River that includes elements of river cleaning, rehabilitation & development. Sungai Klang will be turned into a new source of economy for the state through the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) project. SMG includes several development components including commerce, hospitality, tourism, housing and service industry.[citation needed]


Rehabilitation ensures the sustainability of the surrounding population and environment in a changing climate. The objectives are to restore ecological balance, to improve water quality to avoid flood mitigation as well as to preserve the environment for a better transformation of Klang River. The primary purpose of rehabilitation of Telok Kapas with 98 acres of land in Pasir Panjang, Klang which had been officially stopped in operation in 2007 is to improve water quality as well as restoring the site with a proper safe closure. The comprehensive rehabilitation of Klang River involves creation of new land and utility services with estimated cost of RM 3 billion that involve the Design Concept, Construction and Operation and Maintenance. The objectives are to increase the water quality and economic activities.


The framework sets to re-establish the urban developments along the river from one zone to the other. The plans set the development of six (6) zones in Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) through consolidation of Urban Design, Landscape, Transportation, Environmental and Economic Consideration of the existing condition and cultural context. Six zones are proposed as a basis for creating community identity and place-making along the river stretch. Together, the intention brings the true potential of what Klang River can be as well as gives a new pulse to the river. The catalyst projects includes :

  • Pengkalan Batu Urban Park
  • Mangrove Point
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Cultural Village & Retreat Resort
  • Community River Park

International relations[edit]

Sister cities[edit]


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Preceded by
Capital of Selangor
Succeeded by
Kuala Lumpur
Preceded by
Kuala Lumpur
Capital of Selangor
Succeeded by
Shah Alam

3°02′N 101°27′E / 3.033°N 101.450°E / 3.033; 101.450