Getting Into & Around Shah Alam
A student-friendly city that's easy to access, Shah Alam is a great place to get around. MSU's stunning campus is only 40-50 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur and 10 minutes away from the main city centre in Shah Alam. If you're from KLIA or KLIA2, the journey to MSU takes approximately 40-45 minutes.
The city has an excellent public transportation system; accessible via its free and frequent bus service run by the yellow 'Smart Selangor' bus. The bus service is a viable way for students to travel around the city or its surrounding areas. For more details, see http://www.mbsa.gov.my/ms-my/mbsa/arkib/Halaman/operasi_dan-laluan-bas_selangorku.aspx?mid=834.
The city is also well-connected by major highways such as the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), and the North-South Highway (Plus).
Driving in Malaysia – Eligibility to Drive
If you plan to drive in Malaysia, you are required to have a valid driving license from your home country. Some foreign driving licenses are accepted for use up to 3 months. Thereafter, you will need to have an international driving permit from your home country which shall be valid up to a year. Upon expiry of your international driving permit, you will need to obtain a Malaysian driving license to drive on Malaysian roads.
Please note that only PhD students have the benefit of converting their home driving license to a Malaysian driving license. See http://www.jpj.gov.my/web/eng/convert-into-malaysia-driver-license-foreign for more information.
Expect traffic delays around 8-9am and 5.30-6.30pm.