The Royal Selangor Club

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Location Info

Address: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office Number: +603 2692 7166

District » City Centre


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.