Selayang is located in the Gombak district of Selangor. The town has experienced rapid development in recent years as a result of Gombak district administration’s relocation from Rawang to Bandar Baru Selayang. Not only is Selayang strategically located at the border of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, it acts as a main route to Rawang from Kuala Lumpur. Selayang is highly accessible via major highways such as the MRR2 and DUKE. Popular tourist attractions in Selayang include the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Batu Caves.
Schools in Selayang are made up of government or public schools, private schools and international schools. The language of instruction in public schools is the official language of Malaysia, Malay. Mandarin and Tamil are the languages of instruction at vernacular schools. On the other hand, international schools in Malaysia use English as its language of instruction. Public and private schools cater to students in primary and secondary levels. Majority of international schools cater to primary and secondary levels. Several international schools have preschool and pre-university levels.