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    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Blue Mosque

    The most recogniseable landmark of Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque is one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. It is also known as "The Blue Mosque of the East" in reference to the Blue Mosque in Turkey.

    Its four minarets, at 142.3 meters are among the tallest in the world. Its graceful blue dome is one of the largest of its kind (hence the nickname the Blue Mosque). The dome's computer-designed lighting system creates the illusion of being in the desert on a star-filled night inside the mosque.

    Decorative Islamic calligraphy enhances the dome and main prayer-hall, while the overall architecture integrates ethnic Malay, Arabic and modern design elements. The mosque is a holy place of superlatives that can accommodate about 24,000 worshippers at one time.

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    The Blue Mosque - Majestic!

    by myspices Updated Nov 3, 2006

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    The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or simple "the Blue Mosque" is situated in the heart of Shah Alam. It is call the Blue Mosque because of its colour blue on the roof of the mosque. The Mosque is built on a 14.6 hectare land of green and there's a lake nearby. It was commissioned in 1980s, completed in 1988, and is the largest mosque in Malaysia and South East Asia.

    The Blue mosque is most magnificent when captured as night as the lightings enhance the structures and the colors of the mosque (see night pic of mosque attached). Its minarets at 142.3 metres, were once the tallest in the world. (lost it mark to Hasan II Mosque in Casablanca). The blue dome is also one of the biggest of its kind. The main prayer hall is vast and can accomodate at least 24,000 worshippers. The walls and the roof are beautifully adorned with superbly-crafted motifs. Decorative Islamic calligraphy enhaces the dome and main prayer hall, while the overall architecture integrates Malay and Moorish design elements. The mosque's pulpit has been executed in carved timber, a masterpiece of local craftsmen from the state of Kelantan. The splendid chandelier was contributed by the late Sultan of Selangor. The domes and minarets are the architectural splendour of the Mosque.

    Most of the time you are not allowed to enter the mosque unless you are a Muslim. There are special occasions where visitiors are allowed to go into the compounds of the Mosque but not into the prayer rooms unless you are a Muslim. To get the timing of visit, need to check with the Tourist Information Centre.

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    Shah Alam Lake Gardens

    by myspices Updated Nov 3, 2006

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    Shah Alam Lake Gardens is a vast man-made lake in the town centre. It is located along Dato Menteri Road and Persiaran Masjid Road. It is a popular spot for joggers and runners and is pretty crowded on weekdends as most families will bring their children there either during the early morning or the evening. The playground has lots of playthings for the children. There are a lot of sheds for you to sit and even have picnics. There is also a huge pond where you can feed the fishes and the tortises . It is the site of annual events such as the International Boat Show and the Selangor Orchid Exhibition. Picnic area dot this well-kept parkland and a floating seafood restaurant stands on the fringes of the lakes.

    See more pictures attached, one on the night scene, beautiful!

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    Dataran Shah Alam - hot spot for youngsters

    by myspices Updated Nov 3, 2006

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    Dataran Shah Alam is in fact a Square where people "lepak" (Malay word for "hang-out"). It is situated near to the Tourist Information Centre and the Wisma MBSA. This a favourite place for youngsters to hang out , especially during the weekends. The Square is near to the shopping malls and to many bistros and fast food outlets. The are "amphitheatre" seats for you to relax and there is a fountain to enhance the ambience. At night, many will sit at these seats after having their dinner at the nearby eateries.

    During the National Day, 31st August every year, celebrations and parades will be held here. The road will be then closed for the function.

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    Shah Alam Mosque

    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 26, 2007

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    This mosque is a landmark here in Shah Alam. For those muslim who happens to be here in Shah Alam and looking for a place to pray / solat, you can always perform your prayers here.

    Being build in such a beautiful design. It is fully air conditioned and tap water for cleansing is using sensor electronically.

    For non-muslim, you may also visit the mosque but in proper clothing.

    You can't take picture once you inside the mosque.

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    The Wet World

    by boocik04 Updated Jan 8, 2007

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    Entrance to the Wet World

    The Wet World is a favourite with children and adult alike. During the weekends or the school holidays you will see families flock here to cool down from the heat. The pool is child-friendly where water level is not more than 1 metre. It has many water attractions and slides such as Neptune Challenge, Atlantis City and many more. The entrance fee is RM7 for adults and RM5 for children during weekdays. During weekends, adults pay RM10 and children pay RM6.

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    Visit the PKNS Complex

    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 26, 2007

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    This complex is the oldest established shopping arcade here in Shah Alam. The shops are only located at the 1st and 2nd Floor selling varieties of items.

    Personally, I think that this place is suitable to be visited by the local and for foreigner that are into local product such as local clothings, ‘tudung’ or scarf, malay biscuits etc. Nevertheless there are also shops selling other stuff other than the local interest items but there are not many.

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    Shop & Hang Out at the Plaza Alam Sentral

    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 26, 2007

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    Another shopping mall here and among the big one is the Plaza Alam Sentral. Lots of shops and restaurants are here and this is a total packed mall indeed. Almost all of the available spaces are occupied with kiosk. During my visit, a lot of people are inside this mall either to do shopping or just hanging around.

    3rd Floor of this mall is being dedicated to IT related stuffs and wireless internet is also available here. There is a music studio here also to be rented at the 3rd Floor.

    I also noticed that this mall is not really that wide. Thru my humble view, this mall is better than PKNS Complex.

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    A Very Nice Shopping Mall - Plaza SACC

    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 26, 2007

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    This shopping mall is the best I think in terms of structures and setup. Lots of shops and restaurants available here and those are good one even.

    The experience here is more relaxing and good space for one to walk along, not as narrow as the PKNS Complex and Plaza Alam Sentral.

    The plaza is also clean and well organized.

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    Sultan Alam Shah Museum

    by boocik04 Written Sep 18, 2007

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    The Sultanate Gallery

    The museum is home to various permanent exhibits on the history of Malaysia’s most dynamic and fastest growing state and displays many treasures and artifacts connected to the history of Selangor.

    Bits of history and historical regalia of the Royals are all there on display. The most interesting of the various rooms must be the History Gallery. Walk through the arch, and get a feel of what people of a century or two ago were using, wearing, and even speaking.

    There are also other informative galleries featuring photographs, historical anecdote, royal regalia and also one on the development and history of sport.

    A noteworthy mention is the cultural gallery which showcases the customs of the Malays in the state, their history and also the early dialects. All things related to the daily life of a Malay was showcased, including the rituals surrounding birth, marriage and death.

    The Natural History gallery depicts Selangor’s rich natural heritage in the form of an open diorama, while yet another gallery is devoted entirely to the Islamic history of Selangor.

    The museum is open from 9.30am - 5.30 pm every day but it is closed from 12.00pm - 2.45pm on Fridays for Friday prayers. Entrance is free.

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    The Selangor Islamic Arts Complex

    by boocik04 Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    The Selangor Islamic Arts Complex

    The Selangor Islamic Arts Park Complex in Shah Alam can be considered the latest tourist attraction. It is dedicated to the production, exhibition and development of local Islamic arts and expected to attract both local and foreign visitors. It is managed by Yayasan Restu, a non-profit organisation that is responsible for the preservation and cultivation of Islamic arts in the state.

    The two-storey honey-combed structure houses nine galleries, a lecture hall, children’s centre and various activity rooms. The Main gallery displays the body of work associated with the production of the Malaysian mushaf of the Quran. Visitors to the gallery will also be able to see the original manuscript of the Quran, which is insured for more than RM20mil.

    The second gallery is mainly devoted to the Nur Fatimah mushaf, the first hand-copied edition of the Quran in the world to ever be compiled by women. In addition to calligraphy, other forms of Islamic arts on display are sculptures, carvings, paintings and architecture.

    The complex is open to the public from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free.

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    Visit the Majestic Blue Mosque

    by pres_16 Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    This is the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or the Blue Mosque, so named because of its blue dome. During our visit here, I've seen it so big that I find it hard to take pictures. That is why vter Siti took us to a vantage point where we can take a whole picture of the mosque.

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    The Shah Alam Lake Garden

    by boocik04 Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    The Shah Alam Lake

    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.

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    Shah Alam Gallery

    by boocik04 Updated Sep 18, 2007

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    Situated at the Shah Alam Lake Gardens, the Shah Alam Gallery exhibits a wide collection of art, local handicraft and fabrics for viewing and for sale.

    Sometimes, the UiTM students from the Arts & Design Faculty will display some of their works here and visitors could buy some of the arts at a bargain of the normal price.

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    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

    by cs_zee Written Oct 10, 2007

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    Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

    The mosque is a holy place of superlatives with four 40-meter-high (132-foot) minarets, some of the tallest in the world. It can accommodate about 24,000 worshippers under a computer-designed dome whose lighting system creates the illusion of being in the desert on a star-filled night.

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