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Popular amenities for Shah Alam vacation rentals

Stay near Shah Alam's top sights

i-City20 locals recommend
Central I-City15 locals recommend
AEON Mall Shah Alam72 locals recommend
Empire Shopping Gallery77 locals recommend
Citta Mall59 locals recommend
SS15 Courtyard10 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Shah Alam

  • Total rentals

    3.5K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.5K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    2.4K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    160 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.6K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    89K reviews

Your guide to Shah Alam

All About Shah Alam

Shah Alam is a bustling city — 30 minutes west of Kuala Lumpur — whose skyline is dominated by the striking Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque and its four towering minarets. The state capital of Selangor, Shah Alam was one of the first planned cities in Malaysia built after the end of British colonization. Although it is largely residential, there are a number of shopping malls, theme parks, and nature parks located nearby, including the City of Digital Lights featuring more than one million LEDs and a climate-controlled snow complex where you can go sledding and view ice sculptures. You can also stop by the Sultan Alam Shah Museum to learn more about the history and culture of Selangor through a fascinating selection of artifacts. At night, the famous mosque is lit up, creating a dazzling spectacle, and the bustling night market is just waiting to fill hungry bellies.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Shah Alam

Shah Alam experiences hot and humid weather all year round with distinct rainy and dry seasons. The rainiest months are April and May and October through January. Most of the rain hits in the evening, so there is still plenty of time to get out and explore the city. The rest of the year, you will find sunny skies with occasional bursts of rain; it is always a good idea to carry an umbrella with you whenever you go out.

While Shah Alam is a bit quieter, you’ll find lots of exciting events in nearby Kuala Lumpur. The biggest celebrations tend to happen during Lunar New Year, Deepavali, Eid al-Fitr, and Christmas. If you visit during Ramadan, it is important to keep in mind that many businesses may have limited operating hours during the day or may be closed completely. Because most of these events do not follow the Gregorian calendar (aside from Christmas), they happen on different dates each year, so be sure to do your research before you go.

Top things to do in Shah Alam

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque

Also known as the Blue Mosque, this beautiful structure has four soaring minarets and an azure dome crisscrossed by diagonal silver lines that form a mesmerizing pattern. It is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia and can accommodate more than 12,000 worshippers. Respectful visitors are welcome to enter the mosque, but be sure to wear modest clothing, and women must cover their heads with a scarf available at the entrance.

National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam

These botanic gardens showcase the incredible diversity of Malaysia’s flora. While there, visit the four-season house where you can experience spring, summer, fall, and winter all in one place, or take a stroll through the orchid, cactus, and spice gardens. If you want to cover more ground, rent a bike and explore the gardens on two wheels.

Setia Alam Night Market

Malaysia is famous for its rich culinary diversity, and one of the best places to experience this in Shah Alam is the Setia Alam Night Market. Stretching an impressive 1.5 miles long, this market offers freshly cooked local, Chinese, Korean, and halal food as well as refreshingly sweet fruit shakes. You’ll also find stalls selling clothing, accessories, and souvenirs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Shah Alam?

    Shah Alam has a tropical rainforest climate, with high humidity and temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C) year-round. Rainfall is common throughout the year, but heavier between October and March.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Shah Alam?

    In Shah Alam, you can explore the culturally enriched Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, enjoy a day at i-City Theme Park, shop at the Setia City Mall, or unwind at the Shah Alam Lake Gardens. For a more active day, hike through the Shah Alam Community Forest.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Shah Alam?

    The most frequented time to visit Shah Alam is between March and September with its dry, warmer weather. During these months, travellers can participate in the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival, a vibrant celebration of indigenous culture and music, which takes place in August.

  • What are the best places to stay in Shah Alam?

    Seksyen 13 and Seksyen 9 are popular areas to stay in Shah Alam due to their proximity to shopping centers, eateries, and attractions like the Shah Alam Stadium and Shah Alam Blue Mosque. For a quieter, residential experience, consider Seksyen 7.

  • What are the best places to visit in Shah Alam?

    Visitors often recommend the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, a stunning blue-domed mosque, and the Shah Alam Lake Gardens. The Setia City Mall and i-City Theme Park are also frequented by tourists.

  • What are some hiking trails in Shah Alam?

    Shah Alam has several hiking trails for nature lovers. The Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve features trails through lush greenery, while the Shah Alam Community Forest offers a more challenging route with hilltop views of the city.

  • What are some family activities to do in Shah Alam?

    Families visiting Shah Alam can explore the i-City Theme Park which features LED-lit attractions, take a walk around the beautiful Shah Alam Lake Gardens, or visit the petting zoo at Farm in the City. Additionally, Wet World Water Park is an exciting destination for water-sports enthusiasts.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Shah Alam?

    Day trips from Shah Alam could include visiting the historical city of Malacca, exploring the vibrant sights of Kuala Lumpur, or enjoying nature at the Kuala Selangor Firefly Park. All are within a two-hour drive from Shah Alam.

  • Do villa rentals in Shah Alam have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 villa rentals with a bbq area in Shah Alam. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do serviced apartment rentals in Shah Alam have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 320 serviced apartment rentals with a gym in Shah Alam. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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