So, I had this opportunity to join a FAM Trip jointly organized by Tourism Selangor and Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) last weekend. Destination: Shah Alam. A beautiful city in Selangor. I’ve been living in Klang Valley for more than a decade and I have yet to explore Shah Alam, and so it was really exciting for me.
Tourism Selangor in collaboration with Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), and sponsored by the Concorde Hotel Shah Alam has led our media delegation throughout the places of interest in Shah Alam.
The FAM Trip was a 2D1N program which showcased various faces of Shah Alam in conjunction with 19th anniversary of Shah Alam being installed as a city, focusing on the tourism sector based on arts and culture, as well as science. Apart from that, we also get to participate in the events hosted by MBSA, especially on weekends and school holidays; like Shah Alam Car Free Day.
Our first stop on the first day was the Community Gardens in Section 8, Shah Alam. We were given a different perspective on the City of Shah Alam, which also emphasized the agro-agriculture industry which supported the aspirations of agricultural-based product traders that made farming a source of income.
Our next stop was the Selangor International Islamic Arts Complex, which houses various exhibitions and calligraphy arts. It was really interesting. And we had this opportunity to view a copy of huge handwritten Al-Quran that’s locked away in the saferoom.
After visiting the Selangor International Islamic Arts Complex, we were brought to one of the largest mosques in Malaysia and the second largest in Southeast Asia, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or better known by the locals as the “Blue Mosque”.
It’s a very beautiful place of worship with beautiful and unique architecture.
The mosque is really huge and I was told that it can accommodate 24,000 worshippers at one time.
The first day of Media FAM Trip: Shah Alam Vibrant concludes with a visit to the “Showcase 19” event held at the Shah Alam Independence Square.
The media was treated to a spectacular cultural show and singing performances from local artists line consists of Zamani Slam, Datin Alyah, Raja Azura, Ezad Frequently, Amylea Azizan, and many others.
Our second day of the trip began as early as morning with a media delegation brought to the Shah Alam Car Free Day event encouraging Shah Alam residents to temporarily stop the use of vehicles and participate in sports and recreational activities with their families.
The event kicks off with the release of a relaxing road show exploring the streets of Shah Alam, followed by a variety of interesting activities such as quizzes and contests, and singing performances by Hael Husaini and Indah Ruhaila. Media delegates also participated in a joint session with Shah Alam City Council Mayor Haris Kasim and Deputy Mayor Mohd Rashidi Rusla at the same location.
Our trip ends with a visit to the modern and well-equipped Raja Tun Uda Library (PPAS) with user-friendly infrastructure such as electric car service and high-end car park building for the convenience and convenience of library visitors.
One for the album:Vibrant Shah Alam Media FAM Trip with Tourism Selangor.
Thank you Tourism Selangor, MBSA and Concorde Hotel Shah Alam for their support in the form of accommodation for program participants, as well as first-class hospitality.