The Royal Selangor Club
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Jalan Raja,
50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2692 7166
The Royal Selangor Club is a club for socializing in Kuala Lumpur. It is situated
conveniently beside the famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur, the Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur.
The club is accessible via Jalan Raja and is sometimes the host for certain matches from
the Cricket World Cup.
The Royal Selangor Club has been around for more than 100 years. Most of its early
records of its history were gone during the Japanese occupation from 1942 to 1945.
Some of its records were also missing from a fire back in 1970. The club was founded
in 1884 and was initially named the Selangor Club. It served as a meeting place for
high ranked and educated members of the British colonial society. The club went over
a facelift back in 1910 when Arthur Benison Hubback redesigned the club. Over the years,
the membership has increased as many distinguished Malaysian civil servants start to
join the club
Back in 1900s, the club was also used as a hall for theatrical performances as there were
no available halls back then. Ever since the beginning, the Royal Selangor Club has been
the host for many sporting events especially cricket. It is from the Long Bar there sporting
events can be viewed from. Other attraction near the club is none other than Merdeka Square
where declaration of independence took place back in 1957. There are many places around
the club where you can visit to learn more about the culture in Malaysia.
The Central Market Kuala Lumpur is one of the best places to learn about the various
cultures and races in Malaysia. The market is divided into their respective cultures
and races so that it is easier for tourists.
There is also Petaling Street (Chinatown) where you can eat your heart out while shop
for all sorts of things at this street. You can buy almost anything here. There are even
replicas of designer bags and wallets for sale too. There indeed are too many places to
visit in Kuala Lumpur. To fully utilize your holiday in Kuala Lumpur, you should stay
for a longer period. Accommodations are ample. There are hotels in Kuala Lumpur and
also hotels in Bukit Bintang. Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are also aplenty especially
around these areas.
The most convenient way to get to the Royal Selangor Club via public transport
is by getting on any of the three train lines that runs through the Masjid Jamek station.
Walk towards Jamek Mosque from the station and proceed to the corner and towards the
Merdeka Square. The club is just beside the Merdeka Square.