selangor, malaysia

Selangor is one of the 13 states of Malaysia and is also known as the “Abode of Sincerity”. Its population is around 5,411,324. This state has the largest population in Malaysia.

It is located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the strait of Malacca to the west. Also, it surrounds the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

The community of this state consists of Malay, Chinese, Indian and other ethnic groups. Each of them follow their culture.

As there are several communities, so different religions are there. Each community performs their own religion. Most common religions that performed by the state are Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Chinese Ethnic Religion.

Selangor has several institutions as well as universities that provide quality education to the students. Many institutes of higher learning are available. More than 20 public as well as private universities are located in the state.

The cuisine of Selangor has received great influences from Johor, Bugis, Jawa and Minangkabau. Rojak Kiang, Lontong Kiang and Mee Bandung Muar are the famous and delicious cuisines of this state.  Others include Mee jawa, Satay Kajang, Nasi Ambeng, Laksa Selangor, Soto, Sambal Tahun, Bakso, Ketam Darul Ehsan, etc. Klang bak kutteh is a famous dish among the Chinese population. It is basically an herbal pork soup which is eaten most probably with white rice. Seafood is famous in the coastal towns.

There are a number of public as well as private hospitals that provide quality treatment to the patients. Some of the popular hospitals are Kajang hospital, Serdang hospital, Alpha Specialist Center, Assunta Hospital, Sungai Buloh hospital, Subang Jaya Medical Center, etc..

Selangor is well connected to the other parts of Malaysia by air, road and rail connections. Public transportation is there in large number. Major highways are there that run through the west coast of the peninsula including the north-south expressway.