Klang is a major port city in Malaysia with a population of around 750,000. It is known as "The Royal City of Selangor" and is the former capital of that state. Port Klang is one of the 20 busiest container ports in the world and the city serves as the seaport to nearby Kuala Lumpur. The city is divided into Klang North and Klang South by the Klang River. New expats living in Klang will find that Klang South is replacing Klang North as the main business center of the city and in recent years more residential, commercial and government developments have sprung up. This has resulted in the south of the city also being the main recreational area. Local landmarks include the Kris Monument, built to commemorate the Sultan of Selangor's Silver Jubilee in 1985. The Raja Mahadi Fort is also an impressive sight, situated next to the Municipal Hall of Klang. This vibrant city has so much to offer and any expat in Klang could profit from joining the international online community at InterNations. Here you can network with other global minds and find out more about your new home straight from those who are already living there.
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Klang is a major transport hub in southeast Asia and is well connected by road, rail, air and sea. It is a main stop on the national rail system, with five commuter stations. A number of highways connect the city with Kuala Lumpur and the wider Klang Valley. The nearest international airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, just 26km from Klang city center and Kuala Lumpur International Airport is also only 68km away. These two airports offer a myriad of domestic and international connections, so expatriates moving to Klang should not have any problems getting to Klang. The south of the city has many modern residential developments in areas such as Bandar Botanic, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Glenmarie Cove, Kota Bayuemas and Taman Bayu Perdana. In Klang North, you will find more established districts such as Berkeley Garden and Bandar Baru Klang. Talking to expats living in Klang on InterNations is a good way to find out more about the merits of each district.
Klang and the wider Klang Valley form the economic heartland of Malaysia. There is a booming and varied local business environment with major transport and logistics centers and a strong retail economy. The local area has a large automobile manufacturing industry and a strong presence in chemicals and electronic goods that many expats working in Klang will be employed in. Joining InterNations could help expatriates in Klang make the most of the opportunities in the area. The forums and message boards are an excellent source of information and our Expat Magazine complements the online presence with many articles on all things expatriate, from moving abroad with your family to international business etiquette.