i-City is the latest tourist spot in Shah Alam, Selangor. Dubbed the City of Digital Lights, it is reputed to be the first lightscape tourist destination in Malaysia. Showcasing state-of-the-art LED technology, i-City is an exciting and fascinating place to visit, especially during festive seasons such as Chinese New Year. The combination of the LED lights technology and traditional element presents a strong selling point for i-City.
As visitors stroll around the colourful forest that resembles a four-season park, they get to see dozens of wonderful sculptures. Besides that, many beautiful red and yellow lanterns can also be seen. The sculptures and themes, as well as the lighting decoration in i-City are changed periodically. Hence, there will always be something new for visitors to see and enjoy.
With beautiful scenery and unique display of dazzling digital lights, it is not a surprise that i-City is a haven for shutterbugs. It also provides a beautiful setting for wedding photography. With numerous bulbs lighting up i-City nightly, some people might be concerned about their effect on the environment.
i-City is quick to assure that the digital lights with total power consumption equivalent to about 4 shop lots, are environmentally friendly. i-City is open 24 hours a day as it has been approved as a technopreneur campus, where cosmopolitan lifestyle outlets can operate on a 24-hour basis.
Under this concept, i-City will be a gated but open zone where security, traffic management, landscaping, rubbish management and other township services will be the responsibility of i-City. This is in recognition of i-City as a night tourist destination and a knowledge hub.
Getting to i-City
30 minutes drive from PJ/KL, use the Federal Highway heading towards Shah Alam. Exit at the Batu Tiga Toll Station. Look for the BP gas station, and then turn left at the UiTM/i-City signage. Drive onwards till you reach the traffic lights and turn right. Drive on the left lane until you see Shell gas station and KFC. Turn left before the traffic lights. Go straight again and when you see a chrome ball turn left, and you will be able to see i-City.
Take the KTM Komuter to Batu Tiga Komuter Station. From there, take a bus or taxi to i-City.
Where to stay
Sheraton Hotels and Resort – The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel welcomes you with warm Malaysian hospitality. We are conveniently located within the business and commercial district, making it easy for you to get to your workplace and city attractions.
Shangri-La Hotel – You wake up snug in downy soft beddings, with world famous skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers, in sight, as Malaysia’s vibrant capital city bids you a fine morning. You feel relaxed and tranquil in the luxurious guestroom at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Your day begins with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Satisfied, you head out to the confluence of the ancient Gombak and Klang waterways. The trip rewards with access to the trendy mercantile and fashion centres in the city’s Golden Triangle.
You marvel at the fascinating juxtaposition between old and ultra-modern. The winding, meandering alleys of this city reveal hidden surprises. Energized by these experiences, sundown reveals a night still too young for you. With one last look at the sparkling towers, you draw the curtains, and retreat behind lush covers to prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
Enjoy your enchanting dreams, with compliments from Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The Westin Hotels – Stay in the midst of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Golden Triangle and enjoy immediate access to the city’s most fashionable shopping malls and vibrant nightlife as well as KLCC Park, numerous multinational corporations, and top financial institutions.
Enjoy stylish, residential comfort in our 443 guest rooms and suites with splendid views. You’ll discover efficient work spaces, High Speed Internet Access, 24-hour in-room dining, and always, peaceful slumber in a signature Westin Heavenly Bed.
Mandarin Oriental-Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world
Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm. Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place, luxury hotels right for their time and place. The Group regularly receives international recognition and awards for quality management and legendary service.
This year’s theme “Classical Chefs” represent pure and honest food, honouring the roots of a symphony of cuisines that include Malay, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, French, Italian, Lebanese, South Korean, Cuban and Creole.
It’s so simple: present your tokens and be presented with a Symphony of Cuisines – with not much queuing or waiting for your change, either!
Malaysian cuisine covers a wide, unique spectrum, thanks to the melting pot of cultures that make up its population. Malays, Thais, Chinese, Indians and a host of other ethnic groups from near and far have brought their specialities to the table, and the result is a country that is a foodie’s delight.
I-City, Shah Alam, Selangor (30 minutes away from KL city center), ice slides are also available which allows visitors to slide on a tube. Further inside there is another slide which requires you to get on a toboggan like thing.
Temperatures in the building were said to be nearly minus five degree Celsius in there. Jackets are provided to keep you warm. However do make sure that you wear long pants and shoes during your visit. A glove would be a good idea too if you can’t stand the cold. Tickets-RM25 for adult, RM20 for children. Operating hours: 10 am till 1 am daily.