The Royal Selangor Club (Malay: Kelab Di-Raja Selangor) is a social club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, founded in 1884 by the British who ruled Malaya. The club is situated next to the Dataran Merdeka, or Independence Square, padang (field), and is accessible from Jalan Raja (Raja Road).
Sports and Recreation:
The club has organised various sporting activities since its early years, including cricket (where it has been a key player in the history of cricket in Malaysia), and recently rugby union.
Sporting events at the club can be viewed from the Long Bar, a portion of the club which has been off limits to women, purportedly because men "would drink and get very excited when they watched the games and they didn't want the ladies to see their exuberant behaviour, hence it was decided to ban women visitors from the Long Bar". Women are still prohibited from the bar area today, contrary to a 2007 report by The Star, a local English daily.
The club is also notable for introducing hash running in 1938. During the World Interhash in 1998, an exception was made to allow women into the Long Bar.The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Malay: Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor) is a golf course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1893, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia.