The Royal Klang Town Heritage Walk gives an insight into the town's development, the foundation of the Selangor's monarchy and the British colonial administration from a period of the late 1800's to mid 1900's.
We will take visitors through fascinating streets and tell stories of people who played significant roles in shaping the town and her trade. Visitors will see old colonial government buildings, the royal gallery, the Sultan's palace, an old clubhouse, places of worship, an old fire-station and a former tin warehouse.
The guided heritage walk is a joint initiative by the Klang Municipal Council and Tourism Selangor to promote Klang as a must-visit destination. The guided heritage walk is open free to all visitors to Klang.
Join a guided tour around one of the oldest towns in Malaysia, the royal town of Klang, in the State of Selangor. Rich in history, tradition and customs, Klang began at the southern bank of the Klang River, which has been known about throughout the world in producing tin as early as the 15th century. Klang became the royal capital before it was changed to Kuala Lumpur.
Registration at Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz
Assemble at Guest Room, located at the back of the Gallery.
Walk starts from Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz
Officially opened in October 2007, the Royal Gallery is housed in the imposing Sultan Suleiman Building. Built by a British architect, this elegant building is one of the prettiest colonial buildings in Klang. In December 2009 the building was gazetted a national heritage building. The Gallery has an extensive collection of memorabilia and royal paraphernalia belonging to the eight Sultan of Selangor.
Visit The Former Chartered Bank
The Old Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, was Klang's first and oldest financial institution. The Chartered bank was first formed in London (1853) by James Wilson under a Royal Chartered from Queen Victoria (1837-1901). The building is designed in Neo-classical style. The wing is linked to the main building by two covered footbridges on the first floor. After renovation the building is now home to an Indian boutique shop.
Visit Royal Klang club
Established a century ago, the social and recreational club was an informal gathering of a group of British planters, civil servants, and port administrators. The club's interior is worth a visit. The Smugglers Inn, a marine inspired dining room is a must see. The club's upstairs was once the place of entertainment with plays such as Othello, Midsummer Dream by Shakespeare. *Entrance to club is by special permission.
Visit Alam Shah Palace
The artistic Alam Shah Palace is the most iconic building of Klang. Located on high ground, the palace was erected on the site of the previous Istana Mahkota Puri (1903) for the installation of the fifth Sultan of Selangor. The present Sultan of Selangor uses the palace for official ceremonies and royal investitures. * Entrance is by special permission.
Visit Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
The charming Church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built to serve the Catholic Chinese and Indian migrants who settled in Klang for work. Designed in early 20th century western architecture, the church still serves the religious needs of the small Roman Catholic community living in and around Klang town.
Visit Klang Convent School
The Holy Infant Jesus Sisters from Bukit Nanas Convent in Kuala Lumpur started a school in Klang for girls and boys in a small shop house on Rembau Street, the old name for Jalan Tengku Kelana. Sir William Peel officially opened the school in 1928 in the presence of His Highness SUltan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, Father Souhait, Mother Adele and Tarciscions.
Visit Tengku Kelana Street (Little India) and Indian Muslim Mosque Tengku Klana
Little India grew out of the once main Chinese tin miner's settlement. Learn the history of Little India amidst genuine sights, sounds and scents of the Indians trading at Tengku Klana Street. See rows of antiquated and narrow shop-house commonly occupied by Indian traders who traditionally sell a myriad of items such as brassware, textile, gemstones, jewelry, spices and herbs and temple paraphernalia. Indian Muslim Mosque Tengku Klana was built to cater for the Indian Muslim community who lived in and around Klang town. A local businessman first administered the mosque then known as Masjid India Selantan Klang. From a small wooden structure, the mosque had undergone four stages of transformation to cater to the growing needs of teh Indian Muslim community. Uzbek artisans had contributed to the fine craftwork of the mosque's decorative designs. Of the earlier structures retained, were the mausoleum of a prominent businessman of the Indian Muslim community of Klang and pieces of five-pointed star window set in a floral design.
Visit Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani
This old and wealthy Hindu temple is a cultural and heritage attraction of Klang. Built by the Nattukottai Chettiar merchants, this ornate template was the place of worship for Indian immigrants who came from Tamilnadu (in India) and for the Hindu communities living here. This iconic temple has several deities with Goddess Parvathi being the main. Other deities such as Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga are worshipped.
Visit Klang Fire Station
Klang Fire Station constructed by the British Colonial Government to safeguard the town from fires, this Victorian style building has maintained it original structure and architectural design despite of renovations. The building was once used as a Police Headquarter. Today the building still serves as a Fire Station.
Visit Gedung Raja Abdullah
Built as a warehouse for storage of tin and home for Raja Abdullah in 1857 on the southern bank of River Klang. This two-storey building is the oldest Malay building in Selangor. After Raja Abdullah left Klang, the warehouse became the office of the British Colonial Government. In 1874, Mr J G Davidson, the British Resident operated his office here. Many government departments such as the Police, Treasury, Post and Land office were also housed here.