Every Malaysian is looking for alternatives for travelling or even hacks to make it feel like we boarded a plane to go somewhere nice.
It’s evident in the way we’re buying fake airplane windows that project the view of flying up in the clouds and booking tickets just to sit idly in an airplane, Malaysians are getting desperate.
Luckily, if you’ve been itching to go to Japan, there is a shortcut and all you have to do is drive to Shah Alam.
Located in Taman Tasik Shah Alam in Section 14, Shah Alam, the gorgeous Selangor-Japan Friendship Garden will transport you to Japan and it’s free to enter!
The garden signifies the investment ties between Selangor and Japan since the latter country has been one of Malaysia’s long-term investors. Like the name suggests, it’s also to symbolise friendship and mutual respect.
Since tourism has been dampened by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) mayor Datuk Haris Kasim hopes this new garden will excite tourists and allow for more traffic in Shah Alam.
Without further ado, let’s take a virtual stroll through the park so you can have a taste of just how beautiful it is…
The garden is open from 10am to 7pm so feel free to grab some snacks from Family Mart and have yourselves a picnic in Japan.
Disclaimer: The weather may differ from the actual Japan though so don’t go expecting any snowflakes or Sakura petals to fall on your kimono anytime soon.