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What is the history of Klang?
Klang’s history predates Malacca’s and can be considered one of the oldest cities in Malaysia, having been occupied for about 2,000 years. In the aftermath of a civil war here between Raja Mahadi and Raja Abdullah, all that’s left of the former king’s empire is an archway. Many of the buildings from this era have been lost to time. with one source saying that Raja Mahadi's town was situated at the top of the hill and it had a tunnel that could penetrate to Klang River. However, the tunnel has long been buried.


What are the core activities happening in Klang?
Separated by the Klang River, Klang is divided into North Klang and South Klang. North Klang is divided into three sub-districts which are Kapar, Rantau Panjang, and Meru. Since 2008, more residential and commercial areas, as well as government offices, have been developed in South Klang. While North Klang used to be the main commercial centre of Klang, that has since changed. Today, most major government and private health care facilities such as the Sri Kota Hospital, Pantai Hospital and Klang General Hospital find their place in South Klang. 

South Klang tends to be busier since it has become the centre of social and recreational activity. This is supported by the development and growth of new modern townships such as Bandar Botanic, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Taman Sentosa Perdana, Taman Bayu Perdana, Glenmarie Cove and Kota Bayuemas, which are all located within South Klang. Malaysia’s busiest port — Port Klang — is also located at South Klang.

On the North Klang side, some of the older, more established residential areas include Berkeley Garden, Taman Eng Ann, Bandar Baru Klang, Taman Klang Utama and others. The newer townships here are Bandar Bukit Raja, Aman Perdana and Klang Sentral. There are many F&B restaurants, offices and commercial activities in these newer townships. 
Industrial parks in Klang are the Meru Industrial Park, Excellent Technology Parks I, II and III, Kapar Bestari and more.


What economic sectors does Klang support?
The economy of Klang is closely related to the greater Klang Valley. There is a wide range of industries within the Klang area itself, and major industrial areas may be found at Meru, Bukit Raja, Kapar, Taman Klang Utama, Sungai Buloh, Teluk Gong, Pulau Indah and others. Both rubber and palm oil plantations are important in contributing to the economy of Klang but were later converted again for urban, residential and industrial development usage. 

Port Klang forms an important part of the economy in Klang. There are many shipping companies, container storage centres as well as freight and transportation companies. The Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFTZ) was established in 2004 to transform Port Klang into a regional distribution and storage hub as well as a trade and logistics centre.


What is the unique selling point for Klang?
The infrastructure and development in Klang include several shopping malls. Some of the shopping complexes in Klang act as a waypoint or landmark in their respective location. They are AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, AEON Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, AEON Big Hypermarket, Klang Parade, Centro Mall, to name a few. Schools in Klang include SJK(C)Taman Rashna, SMJK Kwang Hua, SMK(P) Bukit Kuda, SMK (P) Kapar.


How well connected is Klang to public access routes?
Klang is connected to the rest of the Klang Valley via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), the Federal Highway, the North Klang Straits Bypass (New North Klang Straits Bypass) as well as the KESAS Highway. The West Coast Expressway (WCE) that is currently under construction will run between Changkat Jering, Perak and Klang-Banting, Selangor. The construction is expected to be fully completed by end-2022. Klang is served by five commuter stations that constitute the two Port Klang lines of the KTM Komuter system, namely Bukit Badak, Klang, Teluk Pulai, Kampung Raja Uda, and the Teluk Gadong stations. By November 2023, Klang will also be connected to the LRT 3 rail line.


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