Heading southwest of Kuala Lumpur along the Klang Hwy, the Kota Darul Ehsan ceremonial arch marks the transition between the city and Selangor. Just over the boundary, the mall-heavy suburb of Petaling Jaya (known locally as PJ) blends into Shah Alam, the state capital, with its famous Blue Mosque.

Spreading across a large, pedestrian-unfriendly area and threaded by roaring highways, sights in Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya can only be toured by private vehicle. Make heavy use of local taxis and avoid rush hour at all costs.