A DAY TRIP TO SHAH ALAM  Article cover photo
27 April 2020


When the Movement Restriction Order is lifted, domestic travel will be our best bet for a stress-free getaway, Selangor's capital city is a good choice for a day trip

As “The Heart of Selangor”, Petaling is known to be the most popular and most visited district in Selangor. With a number of well-established townships, including Shah Alam, the district has developed tremendously throughout the years. Today, Petaling is able to offer you with everything you ever wished for including wondrous gastronomic journeys, entertainment, and the greatest shopping and dining experiences. Here is Tourism Selangor's itinerary of the enthralling places in Shah Alam that guarantees a memorable visit.

Breakfast at Restaurant Gembira

Situated just behind McDonald’s, Restaurant Gembira is a local favourite for breakfast! Serving you with loads of tasty Malaysian food including Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai and an assortment of kuih, this restaurant is definitely a top pick!

Get fit and by cycling at Taman Botani Shah Alam

Well known for its magnificent layout surrounded by nature, Taman Botani has now become the preferred park when it comes to sporting activities in Shah Alam! Not only do they offer exciting checkpoints for a jog, there are also few areas where you get to see unusual habitats up-close.

Lunch time at Azira Restaurant

Don’t forget to stop by Azira Restaurant and explore their mouth-watering menu. From choices of Malaysian classics to delectable desserts that will make you drool, you will be spoilt for choice! It can also get very crowded during peak hours so make sure to arrive early to get a good table.

Blue Mosque Tour

There’s nothing more incredible than the famous Blue Mosque in Shah Alam! Being the largest mosque in the country, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz mosque is frequently visited by local and international tourists. It is located near Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, another well-known landmark.

Retail therapy at Section 7 and street art

What else do you need to complete your evening? Shopping, of course! At Section 7 Shah Alam, you can find famous home-grown outlets and stores. One of Malaysia’s finest is the Jakel store where you can get a variety of top quality fabrics and materials. During the fasting month of Ramadhan, you will find large crowds queuing just to enter the store every night to get their new clothes ready for Eid Mubarak. While you are there, look out for the street art nearby and take some amazing pictures for the gram!

Stop by Lads and Lassies for tea

If you’re looking for the best spot to de-stress during teatime, Lads and Lassies in Section 9, Shah Alam will serve you well. Apart from their delicious cakes and tea, the artistic interior and vibe make it a favourite for hipsters and a backdrop for Intagrammable photos.

Go Karting at Stadium Shah Alam

Want to do something thrilling and exciting in the evening? Head to Shah Alam Stadium and try the best outdoor karting experience with the best tracks! There are great packages for you to choose from and don't worry, safety briefings will be given to you prior to your race.

Dine at Babah & Co

Highly recommended and frequently visited by locals, Babah & Co is the venue for a scrumptious dinner. From a range of Asiann, Western, to creative fusion dishes that tickles the imagination, no palates shall suffer that night.

Explore the extravagant I-City Light Park and Red Carpet Museum

When night falls, best get yourself to I-City. The light park is surrounded by colourful LED lights that lit up the entire area, creating a romantic evening for two or a fun family outing. Alternatively, take yourselves to the fantastic Red Carpet Museum that houses display figures of famous celebrities and beloved TV characters.

Outdoor shopping experience at Uptown Shah Alam after dark

Stroll around Uptown Shah Alam for an outdoor shopping experience at night where you can find just about anything and everything from thrift shops, to the latest gadgets, and street food! It's a shopping experience you can't find anywhere else in the state or maybe the country.

Supper at Hakim Restaurant, Section 7

End your wonderful trip in Shah Alam by having supper at Hakim Restaurant in Section 7. What is more tempting than a glass of refreshing ice cold teh tarik before calling it a night? To satisfy late night tummy rumbles, try their signature Nasi Kandar or if you are looking for something lighter, what about a plate of classic roti canai?