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Klang and Why it is Sought After

DARI MEJA PEGAWAI PELAJARAN DAERAH - Alicia Porter - January 20, 2022

Klang or Kelang, officially the Royal City of Klang, is a Malaysian royal city and former capital. It is located in the Klang District. Prior to the establishment of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam, it was the civil capital of Selangor. Port Klang is the world’s 12th busiest transshipment port and 12th busiest container port, located in the Klang District. The Klang Municipal Council, or MP Klang, is responsible for the majority of the Klang District, while the Shah Alam City Council is responsible for the east of the Klang District, the north of Petaling District, and other portions of Selangor State, including Shah Alam itself.  Klang City has a total population of 240,016 people (10,445 in the city centre), whereas Klang District has a population of 842,146 people and all towns controlled by Klang Municipal Council has a population of 744,062. Given how it is a mature and well established area, many people wish to live in Klang. Edgeprop is one of the most popular property websites in Malaysia. 



Bukit Badak, Kampung Raja Uda, Klang, Teluk Pulai, and Teluk Gadong are the five commuter stations that make up the 2 Port Klang Line of the KTM Komuter system that serve Klang. Klang will also be connected to the RM 9 billion 11 LRT 3 rail line by November 2023.

The Federal Highway, the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), the North Klang Straits Bypass (New North Klang Straits Bypass), and the KESAS Highway connect Klang to the remainder of the Klang Valley. The West Coast Expressway (WCE), which is currently being built, will connect Changkat Jering in Perak with Klang-Banting in Selangor. The project is planned to be finished by the end of 2022.

The RapidKL bus line also stops in Klang. In northern Klang, Klang Sentral serves as a terminus for long-distance buses and taxis. Every day, a nonstop hourly bus service runs from and to KLIA2 to Klang, with the AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre serving as the departure point. The Selangor State Government launched the Smart Selangor Bus Program to provide a reliable and high-quality free public transportation service to its citizens. This programme began in July 2015 with three local governments, but owing to strong public response, it was expanded to all 12 local governments in 2020. Smart Selangor Bus customers can utilize the Selangor Intelligent Transport Systems Application (SITS) to effectively organize their travel.

The double-decked Kota Bridge was erected to replace the Belfield Bridge in the late 1950s. After a new Kota Bridge was erected next it in 1992, the double-decked bridge was closed to car traffic, while the lower deck is still used by pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles. [48] The Musaeddin (Tengku Kelana) Bridge, which is located near the Kota Bridge, was erected in the 1980s. The RM199 million Klang Third Bridge was completed in May 2017, adding to the city’s existing two road bridges that connect Klang North and Klang South.



The area of Klang is home to a number of renowned and famous shopping malls including, AEON, Klang Parade, and Centro Mall. These malls are home to a number of fashion retailers and cinemas along with restaurants and trendy gadget stores. 


The former royal city is home to one hospital and no less than twelve clinics. 


Klang, given its long history and the fact that it is a well established area, has been home to a number of reputed education centers over the years. This has been in the form of schools, colleges, and universities. Some of these institutions are public while others are private. 

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