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Port Klang, Malaysia

Port Klang (Malay: Pelabuhan Klang, Jawi: ڤلابوهن كلاڠ) is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. Known during colonial times as Port Swettenham (Malay: Pelabuhan Swettenham) but renamed Port Klang in July 1972, it is the largest port in the country. It is located about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) southwest of the town of Klang and 38 kilometers (24 mi) southwest of Kuala Lumpur.

There is nothing much to bring a traveler to Port Klang except for the ferry links to Dumai and Tanjung Balai Asahan, both in Sumatra, Indonesia was history. Port Klang and Klang town is very popular as Food Haven for locals and dynamic entrepreneur business. Like most port cities, Port Klang has a seedy feel to it and most of its buildings and structures are maritime-related, such as warehouses, storage tanks, and offices.

In maritime terms, Port Klang actually consists of three distinct ports. The port nearest to... Read more

Port Klang, Malaysia

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Port Klang (Malay: Pelabuhan Klang, Jawi: ڤلابوهن كلاڠ) is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. Known during colonial times as Port Swettenham (Malay: Pelabuhan Swettenham) but renamed Port Klang in July 1972, it is the largest port in the country. It is located about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) southwest of the town of Klang and 38 kilometers (24 mi) southwest of Kuala Lumpur.

There is nothing much to bring a traveler to Port Klang except for the ferry links to Dumai and Tanjung Balai Asahan, both in Sumatra, Indonesia was history. Port Klang and Klang town is very popular as Food Haven for locals and dynamic entrepreneur business. Like most port cities, Port Klang has a seedy feel to it and most of its buildings and structures are maritime-related, such as warehouses, storage tanks, and offices.

In maritime terms, Port Klang actually consists of three distinct ports. The port nearest to Port Klang town is known as the South Port. There is also a North Port and the newly developed Westport located on an island just off the coast of Port Klang.


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Port Klang, Malaysia: Port Information


Port Klang is the principal port in Selangor, a state of Malaysia. It also serves as the port for the Klang Valley, Malaysia's most developed region where the capital Kuala Lumpur is located.
Usually, cruise liners dock at the Star Cruises terminal. If there's a ferry at this terminal, they dock at the cargo terminal.
Terminal has excellent facilities.
Often, cruise companies provide shuttle service.
Taxis are available outside the terminal

Get around Port Klang, Malaysia


Walk to get from the ferry terminal to the railway station and bus and taxi terminal. Port Klang town just beyond the bus and taxi terminal and can also be reached on foot.

What to do in Port Klang, Malaysia


Chitirai Poornima Hindu Festival - in early May the area around the train station becomes a spectacle of Hindu devotion as pilgrims make their way under various painful burdens and chemical influences to the nearby Hindu temple.

Unless you are here on shipping business, there is not a lot to do in Port Klang except to catch the ferry or to move on to Kuala Lumpur or other destinations.

What to eat and drink in Port Klang, Malaysia


Most locals head out to the Bagan Hailam area for good and relatively cheap (for the Klang Valley) seafood. Restaurants line the road and most are built on stilts over the water. Other areas famous for seafood include Pandamaran and Teluk Gong, both south of Port Klang.

The town of Klang, 8 km away, is famous for the pork rib soup bak kut teh and worth a visit if in the vicinity.

Shopping in Port Klang, Malaysia


The largest AEON shopping center in Southeast Asia is operational since 2008 and the largest Wholesale city called GM Klang operates its wholesale business for products such as fashion apparels, all kinds of bags, ladies accessories, watches, building materials, electrical and electronic devices and more.
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Safety in Port Klang, Malaysia


Selangor is a reasonably safe state. However, several cases of snatch thefts have been reported in urban areas, some including deaths so be careful with your belongings. Make sure to put handbags away from open car windows and where motorbike can easily snatch your handbags on roadsides and try to have at least one companion to accompany you around, even for males as criminal cases have been on increase of late.

Language spoken in Port Klang, Malaysia


Malay is the national language of Malaysia, but the usage of English is widespread. Most locals are bilingual and understand other languages such as Tamil, Mandarin and Cantonese thanks to racial diversity synonymous of Malaysia.

LOCAL TIME

1:21 pm
August 18, 2019
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur

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