Kelang Sights and Landmarks Guide, Malaysia
Kelang is a royal town and the district of Selangor, in the west of Malaysia. Kelang or Klang is connected with three major highways and a train route. The town is half day's journey from Kuala Lumpur. It is also connected to Port Klang, Kuala Selangor, Banting, etc.
Kelang does not have as many architectural or natural wonders as Kuala Lumpur or Selganor. Kelang is rather known for its interesting local cuisine. But there are a few sites that one may like to visit.
Tugu Keris - this silver colored monument is shaped like the Keris or Mlayasian crooked dagger. It stands at the side of the highway and depicts power and strength. It was erected in 1985.
Kota Raja Mahadi or Raja Mahadi's fort, was used to keep track of enemy ships. One can also visit the Royal Palace of the Sultan of Selangor situated at Jalan Astana.
A thirty minute boat ride will take you to the Pulau Ketam or the boat island. It is an island inhabited mainly by the Chinese. Seafood and fish products can be bought here.
There are a number of big shopping centers in Kelang. These shopping centers also have multiplexes which showcase international and local films. The AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre is Southeast Asia's largest JUSCO store, with around 160 shops and 10 cinema halls. It is one of the main attractions of Kelang.
Malaysia'a biggest Indian street is Little India. Here you will find numerous shops selling various products from India, including sari, jewelry, steel utensils, Indian delicacies and much more. The street gets a makeover with lights and decorations during 'deepavali' - the Indian festival of lights.
No visit to Kelang is complete without tasting some of its famous delicacies. 'Bak Kut Teh', literally meaning 'pork rib tea' is a dish made of cooked pork ribs and tenderloins in a dark herbal broth, but this food is considered non-halal for Muslims who represent the majority of the resident. Rojak, the Malaysian fruit salad and Cendol, the dessert item, are also specialties of Kelang. In Telok Gong, there is a great seafood market with a number of restaurants selling various exotic recipes. Telok Gong can be reached only by cars or taxis. Its fame leads tourists from as far as Johor Bahru and Singapore to visit this place.
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