Selangor Tourism, Malaysia

Visit Selangor - Best of Selangor

Selangor /səˈlæŋə/ also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Ehsan, or "Abode of Sincerity" is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west. It surrounds the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, both of which were once under Selangor's territorial sovereignty. The state capital is Shah Alam, however the first city in Selangor, and the royal capital is Klang. Another major urban centre is Petaling Jaya which was awarded city status on 20 June 2006. Selangor is one of only two Malaysian states with more than one city; the other is Sarawak. Selangor has the largest city in Malaysia and it is growing rapidly due to modernisation in the Klang Valley. The state of Selangor has the largest economy in Malaysia in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) with RM 128.815 billion (roughly USD 42 billion) in 2010 making up 23% of the total GDP of Malaysia. This state is also the most developed in Malaysia with good infrastructure such as highways and transport. The state also has the largest population in Malaysia, with a high standard of living and the state's poverty rate is the lowest in the country.


This warm abode of Selangor is a delightful place to visit in Malaysia. When planning a trip to Selangor, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Ipoh. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Ipoh for its bountiful attractions like Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kl Tower, China Town on your trip to Selangor. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. To explore Selangor, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Selangor*

  • Pollution Statistics in Selangor

    Know the pollution level of Selangor before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.13 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.45 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 71.88 (High)
  • Selangor: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Selangor for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Selangor.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.7 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.04 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.26 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.4 (High)
    • Car Stealing 61.41 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.96 (High)
    • Attacks 52.66 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 41.49 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.04 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.3 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.57 (Moderate)
  • Living in Selangor - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Selangor is 108.85 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 43.13 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 57.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 82.13 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.71 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.85 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Selangor

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Selangor

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.81 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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