Shah Alam, Selangor – A visit to the state capital

It has been a while since I visited Shah Alam. It is the state capital for one of the states in Malaysia; Selangor and it is a planned city.

It was a short drive from where I was and the first place we wanted to drop by was the botanical garden. Yes, a botanical park in the middle of the city. The size of the park is 1290  hectares and there is an adventure park in there; Skytrex which I will be going next week. Will tell you more of this next time.

The entrance free is rm3.00 for adults (child above 12 is considered as an adult) and for children is rm1.00.

As soon as I entered, the first I place look for was to rent a bicycle as it is a huge park and walking the place on foot will not be done in a day for sure (maybe if you running, then it may be possible =) )

IMG_1582[1] This is after the entrance, where you can catch a free shuttle bus; every half hourly to partly around the garden.

IMG_1578[1] Queue up!! This is for the rental of bicycles. Heard that they about 200 bicycles for rent but 1 hr after they opened the place… all the bicycle were already out. Had to wait for half an hour or so before earlier ones who rented came back. Rental is on the hourly basis.

IMG_1579[1] Small bicycle.. rm3 for first hour and rm1 for hour thereafter. Big bicycle…. rm5 for the first hour and rm1 for the hour thereafter. Of course they also had the mountain bikes which go at a rate of rm50 per hour!! I think I will give the mountain bike a miss.

IMG_1580[1] How big? Well it is kinda big with lots small little hills but … it is a nice walk if the day is not that hot.

IMG_1583[1] There are a lot of things to look and stop by but only wished they had up keep some of them but can see that they are making some changes.

IMG_1581[1] Becareful!!! Monkey crossing.

It was a good trip but just a short one. I will be back next week to try the adventure park and maybe will explore further in the park the next time.

In the city of Shah Alam, there is also a very big mosque there and nice (unfortunately I know I am not allowed to go in as I was also not dressed appropriate) but shot from outside.

IMG_1584[1] A view through the gate

IMG_1585[1] A partial shot of the mosque

IMG_1587[1] Another shot of t he entrance.

 

IMG_1586[1] Building outside also has that dome shape like a mosque.

Anyway.. hope you enjoy these photos.

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