A STROLL BACK IN TIME IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF KLANG

  • Havn

    Klang

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Svært

  • Type

    Lunch not included

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR75.0

  • Varighed i timer

    5

  • Udflugtskode

    02ZN

Description Step back in time with this tour around the centre of Klang, the ancient capital of the State of Selangor. Steeped in history and tradition, this charming, magical city preserves countless reminders of its distinguished past, from historic buildings, Hindu temples, mosques and royal galleries to the colonial architecture of the commercial districts and the colourful markets of “Little India”. The historic “Royal Town of Klang” is definitely worth a visit!

What we will see
  • Klang city centre
  • Little India with its shops and pre-war buildings
  • The former Chartered Bank building, the Royal Klang Club and the Istana Alam Shah
  • The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Convent School
  • The Tengku Kelana Mosque, Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple and Raja Abdullah Warehouse


What we will do
  • Our tour begins in comfort as our coach takes us into the centre of Klang, the former capital of the State of Selangor. Located around 40 km south-west of Kuala Lumpur on the estuary of the river that shares its name, Klang is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia and remains steeped in history and tradition. In the second half of the 19th century, it grew into an important commercial port specialising initially in the exportation of tin and, subsequently, cargoes of coffee and rubber. The capital was eventually transferred to Kuala Lumpur, but as a former royal city, Klang has retained important historical buildings and cultural traditions, as we will soon discover on our excursion.
  • Our stroll through the centre begins with the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery.
  • We continue on foot with a visit to Little India, the colourful Indian quarter whose fascinating pre-war buildings host shops selling a range of goods, from saris, local sweets, spices, perfumes and much more besides.
  • Moving on, we pass a white, neoclassical building that was once home to a branch of the Chartered Bank, though it now houses a clothes shop.
  • Our route then takes us past the Royal Klang Club – founded in 1901 by the English colonists and today a renowned sports centre – and the Istana Alam Shah, the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor.
  • Next to come are the neo-Gothic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Klang Convent School for young women, the blue-domed Tengku Kelana mosque, the Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple (the city’s oldest Hindu temple), Klang Fire Station, which occupies a red and white building from the Victorian era, and – finally – the Gedung Raja Abdullah, an historic warehouse that was once used to store tin deposits and as an arsenal, but has since housed British administrative offices, a police station and, today, a museum.
  • With our walk at its end, we climb back aboard the coach and make our way back to the ship.

What you need to know
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • The walking section of this tour lasts roughly 3 hours.
  • This excursion does not include a visit to Kuala Lumpur.