Vi­brant state cap­i­tal

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SULTAN OF SELANGOR'S BIRTHDAY -

SHAH ALAM, the first ever planned city in Malaysia, is Se­lan­gor’s ad­min­is­tra­tive cen­tre where the state sec­re­tariat is lo­cated.

Lo­cated some 25km from the Kuala Lumpur city cen­tre, Shah Alam is also where the Sultan of Se­lan­gor’s sec­ond of­fi­cial palace Is­tana Bukit Kayan­gan and the Raja Muda’s palace Is­tana Mestika stand.

The Men­tri Be­sar and state sec­re­tary’s of­fi­cial res­i­dences are also lo­cated here.

Shah Alam was built at the site of a for­mer huge oil palm and rub­ber es­tate known as Sun­gai Renggam Plan­ta­tions and, ac­cord­ing to fact sheets, the place had been iden­ti­fied for de­vel­op­ment about 50 years ago.

The name Shah Alam was a choice se­lected by cur­rent ruler Sultan Shara­fud­din Idris Shah’s late fa­ther Sultan Salahud­din Ab­dul Aziz Shah.

Shah Alam was of­fi­cially made the cap­i­tal of Se­lan­gor in De­cem­ber 1978 and was up­graded to a city in 2000.

Another in­ter­est­ing facet about Shah Alam is that it does not have any en­ter­tain­ment out­lets such as clubs which makes it an idyl­lic

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