The Shah Alam Lake Garden
The Shah Alam Lake Garden is one place where you can get away from it all by heading towards the numerous green spots and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is a place for residents and visitors to relax amidst tranquil, back-to-nature settings.
Popular for its annual International Boat Show and the Selangor Orchid Exhibition, the lake garden is also wonderfully suited for a picnic during the weekends where you can have fun on the manmade lakes. If you like seafood, there is also a floating restaurant there.
Shah Alam Lake Garden is a combination of 3 man-made lakes and located in the city center. In the East is Tasik Damai, in the middle is Tasik Indah and in the West is Tasik Permai.
The 43-hectares area is surrounded with beautiful and green landscape which has become a fresh water habitat. There are several species of birds including the Peacock, Stork and the elusive Forest Chicken being reared here.
The Shah Alam Lake is a site of many annual events. A culture centre called Laman Budaya, the Wet World Water Park and the Shah Alam Gallery are within this area. Picnic and children's playground areas dot the well-kept parkland.
25 kms from KL
Shah Alam is a city in Petaling and Klang Districts in Selangor, Malaysia, about 25 kilometres west of Kuala Lumpur.
"i-City in Shah Alam"
Nothing to do with Apple's iphone, ipod or ipad, this latest so-called "theme park" is Malaysia's latest attaction.
It's just a small city full of trees lighted with colourful neon lights. It can be kind of beautiful at night to see all these colourful trees and animals.
It also has a "Snow City" with a long snow slide where you can slide down using tyre tubes or something. Did not bother to go in this Snow City as you have to rent the "winter clothing" which is shared amongst the hundreds of visitors, not very hygenic.
Shah Alam - My Second Home
"Shah Alam the Introduction"
Shah Alam is the capital city of the Selangor Darul Ehsan state. Its also being known as the Orchid City of Malaysia.
Shah Alam was officially opened in 1963 to replaced Kuala Lumpur as the State Government Administrative Center. This is due to Kuala Lumpur has been promoted to a state level herself.
Being recognized as a City in October 2000, Shah Alam is now rapidly grows and the government had already making a plan to transform Shah Alam into an Intelligent City.
"My 2nd Home?"
Well, just coincidently somewhere in March 2007, I was being instructed to re-setup a department at my company's Head Office in Petaling Jaya. After identifying matters and solutions, I was then being ordered to permanently taking care of that department beginning from March itself. Now, I am having 2 offices, 1 in Melaka and 1 in Selangor.
I had no choice rather than to get a house that is nearby to my working place. So I choose Shah Alam. There are many sections here in Shah Alam and I rented an apartment in Section 13.
And one thing that interesting here is that the name of all the road at Section 13 are related to sport such as Badminton Road, Ping Pong Road, Sepaktakraw Road, Snooker Road etc.
Shah Alam is a good place to stay indeed. All things that requires for a living is here in Shah Alam. From Shopping Mall to Restaurant, it is all here and short distance from each to the others.
The place that I am renting now is very near to the Hypermarket, restaurants, petrol stations, medical center, recreational areas and of course, just opposite of my apartment stands the huge Shah Alam stadium.
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam
"A Trip to Agricultural Park"
It was an experience to travel to Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam (BCSA) alone not knowing how the journey will be like. I took the KL Komuter to the station from Sentral and alight at Butu Tigga. The Komuter train holds more passengers because it travels all the way to Port Klang passing Shah Alam I suppose. It is a 45 minute ride and for a while it runs parallel to a highway. The interior of the Komuter is well kept and is air-conditioned. It is nothing fantastic except that it is an experience travelling on a different railway system unlike the LRT system.
Upon alighting at Batu Tigga station, I took a taxi that brought me to BCSA. The ride cost me 10MYR although the meter reads 8MYR. As it was a week day, BCSA was pretty deserted. I rented a bicycle and toured the park.
There are several highlights around the park. They include:-
- A mini zoo with small animals like horses, birds
- Kampung settlements
- Spice trees like cinnamon
- A small dam
- A well-maintained large garden with a lake and small ponds
- 4 seasons garden