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Shah Alam - ‘Silicon Valley’ in Selangor’s Golden Triangle

Shah Alam - ‘Silicon Valley’ in Selangor’s Golden Triangle

Shah Alam is the capital of Selangor. It is famous for its oil palm and rubber trade with a thriving population that has grown exponentially from 40,000 to over 600,000 people.

What is the history of Shah Alam?
It was previously known as Sungai Renggam and was also referred to as Batu Tiga before Malaysia’s independence. Its renown as the centre of the palm oil trade for many years was only overtaken by having successfully replaced Kuala Lumpur as the capital of Selangor in 1978.

What are the core activities happening in Shah Alam?
Shah Alam houses numerous large industrial factories and warehouses where more companies and property developers started to establish their presence here. Besides, Shah Alam has a similar urban layout as Petaling Jaya, with housing areas occupying most of the city and commercial centres and industrial properties scattered around its different Sections (Seksyen). The famous sections here are Seksyen 15, 16, 22, 23, 31 and 32, and its industrial parks include Mah Sing Integrated Industrial Parks, Hap Seng Industrial Park, Tiong Nam Industrial Park and more. Some well-known companies that have established their warehouses include Nestle, Cadbury, Toyota, Opcom, Cables, UMW Corporation, Bright Steel, Perodua Service Centre, Toyota Service Centre and Scientex Berhad.

What are the economic sectors that Shah Alam supports?
Many famous multinational companies located in Shah Alam are concentrated on the core clusters as emphasised by the Selangor state government. Shah Alam Industrial Park, Glenmarie Industrial Park and Kota Kemuning are famous for its electronic and electrical clusters. The Bukit Raja Selatan Industial Park and Hicom Industrial Park are known to support the life sciences sector, whereas the Batu Tiga Factory, Persiaran Raja Muda and Shah Alam Premier Industrial Park focus on food and beverage manufacturing. Bukit Jelutong Industrial Park, Jalan Bicu, Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park are famous for transport equipment. Seksyen 16 and Shah Alam Industrial Park are known for machinery and equipment. Freight Management Holdings will consider investing RM245 million to develop an e-commerce fulfilment center in Shah Alam to qualify for the Investment Tax Allowance (ITA).

What is the unique selling point for Shah Alam?
Shah Alam is located strategically in Selangor and is surrounded by Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and other prominent townships like Klang, Bangi and Kajang. It grew significantly after Proton’s car manufacturing plant was established here.

It also has many landmark building and tourist spots. The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building is used for the secretariat and administrative offices of the state government. The Sultan Salahuhddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is reputable for its aluminium dome and is a highlight tourist spot.

Many nature lovers visit the Shah Alam Lake Garden and Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agricultural Park. Shah Alam also plays host to one of Malaysia’s key institutions of higher learning, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

How connected is Shah Alam to public access routes?
It is well-connected with the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Kemuning Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), North-South Central Linkway (ELITE) and Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP). For public transport, it is surrounded by Rapid KL, LRT and KTM stations.

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