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Pictures of Klang, The Royal Town

Klang Photos

Here are some pictures of Klang, The Royal Town in Malaysia, taken by me during one of my visits here. Known also as a port town, Klang is located some 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur City.

This former capital of Selangor state in Malaysia was short lived from the year 1974 to 1977 until Shah Alam became the current capitol.

Klang or Kelang as some people still refer to has been around for many centuries since the early Sultanates of Malacca and has always had a royal connection to the place.

Klang, The Royal Town of Selangor

Back in 1874, even the British administration had control over this place for a good six years. While current day people would know the place being famous for the great local food, it is also an upcoming urban dwelling area apart from being the main gateway to some of Malaysia's busiest ports and access to some of the beautiful coastal towns. 

Many locals from around the Klang Valley namely Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and even Kuala Lumpur make their way to Klang Town for the famous Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶), a Herbal Pork Soup meal which seems to have the originated here while creating headlines in neighboring countries.

Some may debate this matter but the reality shows that history was in fact right and has made southerners realize the truth. Another fancy fact is that people from all areas would drive hours just to eat this popular Hokkien dish here.

Apart from the many types of local delicacies here, one can simple explore the place with a camera and capture some beautiful photographs.

Below are some of the photos I took while I made my way on foot around Klang Town minus the food pictures.

Photos of Klang Town

Photo of Mosque Minaret
Minaret from one of the mosque here

Mosque in Klang
A mosque in Klang Town

Klang Floating Mosque
Floating Mosque of Klang

Malaysia Parrot Fortune Telling
Parrot Fortune Telling Services

Klang White House
One of the old buildings known as the White house of Klang

Klang sunset Photo
Sunset at Jambatan Kota in Klang

While Klang is easily accessible via road and train, the areas here are well spread with a famous Little India street, seafood restaurants around Teluk Gong and Pandamaran area, old heritage buildings and interesting places of worship throughout the town.

For those seeking cooler situations, there are shopping malls which are very up to date. For those who plan to spend a day here, weekends are the best time to visit as the traffic is much more relaxed. Walking around would be one of the best methods to fully see the town area.

Mosque photography in Klang
Golden domes of a mosque

Klang Pigeons
Little girl feeding pigeons 

Klang Parrot Fortune Teller
Little boy checks out the Parrot Fortune Teller in Klang


Just so you know, I am not a professional photographer as I only use a Nikon D60 DSLR Camera with standard kit lens.

I learn along the way and enjoy my time doing this. Seeing the actual thing in real life is always the best thing and pictures are to remind me of the beauty around.

Throughout my explorations around the state of Selangor, I would easily say that Klang is one of the places I have been on many occasions for the good food and recently for the Selangor Photo Carnival in Klang organised by Tourism Selangor in June 2011.

The fun event took many photographers on a picture hunt around the old town here where over 150 keen photographers participated in this. With that, I managed to win a consolation prize with some of the pictures of Klang I took.


Thristhan said...

Klang my hometown, come come, we Bak Kut Teh together :). Fantastic photos David, I personally love the sunset shot from the bridge.

Antigua Hotels said...

In Malaysia where the front end pushes so much, extra engine braking is really going to help you.

Nomadic Samuel said...

Some stunning photos of the mosques and view around town. I've yet to visit this area in Malaysia but I'm certainly more intrigued now.

CathJ said...

so funny the boy.. :)

Malaysia Asia said...

Thristhan - Thanks bro. Yes, we have to do it one day, the BKT thing.

A.Hotels - Totally lost man....

Nomadic Samuel - Thanks and I hope you get the chance to do so.

Cath - Yeah, good timing :)

London s.s.t - You're most welcome!

Dukesfolly - Thanks but I had to delete non-related links :)

Kris Koeller said...

Beautiful photos!

Malaysia Asia said...

Kris - Thank you very much.