The town of Kajang is positioned just outside Kuala Lumpur, giving it convenient access to many of Malaysia’s biggest sights without the inner-city crowds. Along with a number of new shopping centres, Kajang features many restaurants serving its signature skewered meat dish, sate Kajang.
Things to do in Kajang
Discover the history and traditional practices of Kajang at the Kajang Heritage Centre, where you can see personal belongings, devices, signage and other artefacts from the town’s past. It’s positioned near the Langat River, where you’ll find Tokong, a cultural hotspot with authentic Asian architecture and decorations showcase decades-old artwork and styles.
Want to try Kajang’s most famous dish? Head to one of the many sate restaurants around town, which serve the popular skewered meat delicacy and numerous other Malay meals. Medan Satay Kajang offers a hawker-stall style setting, while Restoran Sate Kajang Hj Samuri features rustic furnishings and multiple varieties of sate Kajang. Mix it up with Malaysian rice and noodle meals at PappaRich or unique vegetarian creations at Old Buddha Vegetarian Restaurant.
This part of town also houses many of Kajang’s shopping centres and boutiques, such as Plaza Metro Kajang, where you’ll find local clothing and jewellery retailers including Butik Milano Jeans, Linani Boutique, Jh Time and Kedai Emas Midah. Get your retail therapy at Metro Point Kajang, which features music, hardware and jewellery stores, along with multiple dessert, lunch and dinner outlets.
Visiting with your children? Take them to the nearby Teddy Town Malaysia to purchase a beloved teddy and learn about the teddy-making process. Alternatively, travel about 30 minutes to Bangi Wonderland, a popular water park with thrill rides, high-speed slides, a kids’ play area and relaxed swimming pool.
Getting around Kajang
Kajang is well-connected to Kuala Lumpur via highways and the KTM railway line from KL Sentral station. You can get around Kajang using the local buses, hailing taxis or renting your own vehicle.