Istana Alam Shah is the Sultan of Selangor's official palace. It is from here that His Royal Highness carries out his official duties as Sultan and ceremonies involving the Selangor royalty are held here. The palace is located in the south of the royal town of Klang, Malaysia.
Istana Alam Shah, the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor for more than a century, will be transformed into a museum soon. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had expressed his aspiration to expand the museums and enhance the tourism as well as historical activities in the Royal Town.
The state government was supportive of the idea of the Sultan to open the palace, which was built in 1905 during the ruling of the 5th Sultan of Selangor Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, to public viewing. Khalid said the palace would provide tourists to Klang an additional visiting place besides the gallery to learn more about the Selangor Sultanate.
Visitors can visit parts of the palace such as the Balairung Seri, Balai Santapan and see the artifacts in the building.
This project also challenged the state government to transform the image of Klang and to create efficient public transportation within the town to facilitate public visits to places of interest.
The state government would also look into rehabilitating the Klang River for flood mitigation and as an alternative transport channel, besides offering a riverside walk for tourists to enjoy.
Klang needed to be transformed because as it grew, the public expected more cultural activities like arts promotions through the galleries and theatres, musical performances and historical showcases via the museum.