Eat Travel Write 9 – the Royal Town of Klang…

Klang is located in Selangor state… It is considered a royal town by the Straits of Melaka which made it a strategic location…


Thus once upon a time in the late 1800s, Klang was the state capital and administrative center of Selangor..


One of the Royal Palaces of Selangor, Istana Alam Shah is located in Klang, where certain Royal ceremonies are still being carried out here…

There are many historical old buildings in the Klang Old Town, including many old stores which are still opened for business, with just a few being abandoned…


Yours truly was over in Klang recently for the Eat Travel Write 9, and our very first stop was none other then Chong Kok Kopitiam…


Chong Kok Kopitiam in Klang is a pretty interesting muhibbah place where you can see Malay, Chinese, Indian (and other races) customers having their packed nasi lemak, half-boiled eggs and kaya butter toast with a cup of Kopi-O kaw…

Generous spread of ‘kaya’ (coconut jam) and butter is served with your lightly toasted toast or steamed bun… Or you can also see people indulging in prawn fritters or nyonya kuih… The nasi lemak is also worth a try….


Chong Kok Kopitiam –

Address – 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor


After satisfying our taste buds and hungry stomach, we walked to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery….


This gallery or museum was opened in 2007 by HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the ninth Sultan of Selangor, dedicated to the memory of his late father, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah…


The museum traces the history and family tree of the Selangor Sultanate all the way from Sulawesi back in the 1700s..


The gallery displays a generous collection of the late Sultan’s personal artefacts, memorabilia and royal paraphernalia.


The displays include uniforms, replicas of Selangor’s Crown jewels, keris (es), gifts and souvenirs from royals and dignitaries around the world, and so on…


The building itself is just as impressive being a classic colonial architecture dated 1909, designed by AB Hubback…


If you do not know who he is, he is the architect for Ipoh and KL railway stations and many other famous Malaysian landmarks…

Address – 3, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor


Our FAM trip this time focuses more on food, so we were headed to the Nasi Kandar Tepi Sungai next for lunch…


Located along the Klang River (opposite the center of the Klang Heritage area), this place offers an alfresco dining experience with a lovely view of Royal Klang Mosque across the river…


The stall here is said to be famous for their Curry Fish Head… And there is a queue come lunch time… It is said it’s the best you can get in Klang.. And it actually taste pretty nice… I liked the fried chicken too!!!

Address – Gerai makan Pekalan batu, Kawasan 1, 41100 Klang, Selangor


After getting all the curry and spices in our bellies… Our organisers decided we needed sweet desserts…


And we were headed to Mohana Bistro in Klang’s Little India to check out Indian sweets…


And savouries from kolakatta, steamed rice-flour dumplings filled with sweetened lentils; thairu vadai, a soft gram flour ‘donut’, soaked in and then doused with yogurt and dusted with crispy aromatics such as deep-fried curry leaves, chili flakes, and black mustard seeds; jalebi, laddu, amriti and so on… Of all colours and sizes

Address – 119, Jalan Tengku Kelana, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor

Then we had half an hour to ourselves to explore the shops nearby since we had a Bollywood themed party for the night and some needed to get some clothing and accessories…

Little India here in Klang is indeed the heaven for shopaholics especially those who are looking for Indian clothing and accessories…


From there we headed to our hotel, the Premiere Hotel Klang to rest and get ready for our themed party…


When night fell, most of us were all dressed in Indian finery as we boarded our bus which took us to Muara Ikan Bakar, Tanjung Harapan.


Muara Ikan Bakar is located right at the end of the road and beach of Tanjung Harapan, a great place to watch sunset if you have the time.. The restaurant is built on stilts…


There are plenty of seafood on display you can actually choose from barramundi, snappers, a variety of other fishes as well as a selection of prawns, squid and clams.


Once you have chosen your choice of seafood, you can opt to have them grilled, steamed, stir-fried, baked or deep-fried…

We had nasi lemak and sambal to go along with our dishes…


Overall our meal, which was pre ordered by the organisers, Tourism Selangor, UPEN Selangor and Gaya Travel was satisfying and delicious…. And it was nice feeling and smelling the evening sea breeze while enjoying our dinner..

Address – Lingkaran Sultan Hishamuddin, Kawasan 20, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor


And so that concludes our activities and food trail in the Royal Town of Klang for this trip for Eat Travel Write 9……

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