Hop into a bus or a train
for sumptuous seafood
Klang on the west coast of Peninsular
Malaysia, named after the Klang River, is noted for a variety of seafood. It is
not promoted as a tourist destination but it has its appeal and a share of the country’s
three major highways linking to Klang. The North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)
links the Bukit Raja toll plaza in Klang to the North-South Highway. Visitors
from Shah Alam, Subang, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur can use the Federal
Highway to reach Klang. Visitors can also use the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS
highway) to reach Klang South. Alternatively, Klang is also accessible via
coastal roads from Banting and Sepang (south) or Kuala Selangor and Sabak
railway station is located at Jalan Stesen in the part of town south of the
Klang River. KTM Komuter, Klang Valley's commuter train network, connects Klang
directly with Kuala Lumpur (RM3.60, 50 minutes) and Port Klang (RM1 20
minutes). Several famous bak kut teh
(pork ribs tea soup) joints are located near the station.
terminal is located in the part of town north of the Klang River opposite the
Mydin Shopping Complex where you can catch buses to Kuala Lumpur, Port Klang,
Kuala Selangor and other destinations.
- Transnasional and Cityliner buses operate
between Klang and Kuala Lumpur as well as Port Klang. The No. 710 goes to
Kuala Lumpur (RM3, 35 minutes)) while No. 126 goes to Port Klang.
- Rapid KL buses operate between Klang, Kuala Lumpur (from
KL Sentral and Central Market) and Sunway Pyramid in Petaling Jaya.
- Wawasan Sutera and Metrobus also operate
frequent services to Kuala Lumpur.
operators include Ardent Link and various minibus companies.
Klang is not
located by the sea. However, there are boats between Indonesia (Dumai and Tanjung Balai Asahan ) and Port Klang which is located 8km away.
is more convenient to drive around Klang as public transportation is limited.
Taxis are available for hire outside the railway station at Jalan Stesen.
brochures do not list Klang as a tourist attraction in the Klang Valley as it
has no architecture wonders like those of Kuala Lumpur nor the natural
attractions of Kuala Selangor. Klang is more widely known for its
mouth-watering dishes instead of its sights.
Klang is internationally known for its container ports at Port Klang, the major outlet for Malaysia's exports. Nearby is the terminal for Star Cruise ships that take visitors to international waters for a day or night trip. The liners also play to Singapore.
the town (where bloody civil wars were fought and tin was traded in the past),
Klang offers some sites and buildings that are of historical value. For value and variety, the town's seafood is the top draw.