The two states of
Selangor and Negeri Sembilan constitute the central region of
Selangor has Shah Alam
as its state capital and surrounds the Federal Territory of Kuala
Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia
Selangor's main development centre is in the Klang Valley, a strip
of land which extends from the city of Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang,
the country's busiest port on the west coast overlooking the
Straits of Malacca.
Selangor, literally the heartland of the peninsular, is the most
developed of the Malaysian states.
Set to become a sophisticated
state with its Multimedia Super Corridor, state-of-the-art KL
international Airport (KLIA), smart buildings and industrial
zones, Selangor has a firm footing on the new millennium.
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, which in a little over a
century has progressed from its attap hut beginnings to a
bustling, cosmopolitan city, is equally geared to meet the next
century head on.
However, progress has not demolished Kuala
Lumpur's intrinsic charm and despite laying claim to the world's
tallest buildings and other stunning architectural edifices, the
city retains much of its heritage. It projects an eclectic fusion
of the old and the new.
Negeri Sembilan, while getting quietly absorbed in the progressive
wave of its neighbor Selangor, still has its graceful countrified
Sipping at progress in a more leisurely fashion, this small
state offers a surprising contrast to Selango's rapid development.
There are industrial parks on its fringes and its capital Seremban
is slowly undergoing a change of fašade.
But the rest of
the state remains a plantation oasis, reluctantly its greens and
old towns to concrete and tarmac.