Bandar Tun Razak

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For the town in Pahang, Malaysia see Bandar Tun Abdul Razak, Pahang.

Bandar Tun Razak is a township and parliamentary constituency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is named after the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak.

There are a number of schools and institutions of learning in Bandar Tun Razak. Saidina Uthman Bin Affan Mosque is a major mosque in Bandar Tun Razak. It is next to Permaisuri Lake, a lake gardens excellent for jogging, relaxing and picnicking. There is a large playground for children in the lake gardens.

Among other facilities in Bandar Tun Razak, is Stadium Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Football Stadium), velodrome, public swimming pool, sports centre, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM), DBKL branch office and fire station.

The town is served by the Bandar Tun Razak LRT station on the Sri Petaling line of Kuala Lumpur's Light Rail Transit system.

History[edit]

Bandar Tun Razak was once a very small town in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s, previously known as Kampung Konggo (or Congo Village). It was named Kampung Konggo as this area was a settlement for retired Malaysian army personnel who served in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1960s under the United Nations. Some veterans still live in their modern houses built during the redevelopment of the area.

Kampung Konggo was renamed as Bandar Tun Razak on February 1, 1984 by the fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Federal Territory. Bandar Tun Razak is separated from Cheras constituency in the late 1990s, making it a single parliamentary constituency. Bandar Tun Razak was a stronghold of UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) until the 2008 General Election which was won by PKR, Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim, former CEO of Guthrie Berhad. Khalid is a supporter of Anwar Ibrahim, who was former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chief Opposition in Malaysian Parliament. Khalid is also the 14th Menteri Besar of Selangor.

Geography[edit]

The constituency of Bandar Tun Razak is centred mainly at the town of Bandar Tun Razak. The constituency spans from Chan Sow Lin, modern townships such as Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Taman Segar, Alam Damai, Bandar Tasik Selatan to the lush forests next to Sungai Besi Military Camp.

There are a number of residential areas located in Bandar Tun Razak.

Taman Jaya[edit]

This town is just beside Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. It consists of a collection of houses, an area of shoplots, two suraus (Surau Al- Mustaqimah and Surau Al-Ittihadiah), one primary school (SK Bandar Tun Razak 1 & 2), one secondary school (SMK Bandar Tun Razak) and a fire brigade.

One of the roads in Taman Midah

Taman Midah[edit]

Taman Midah is a major residential area beside Taman Jaya. It is neighboured by Taman Connaught, Taman Cheras and MRR2. It consists mostly of two-storey houses and bungalows, two areas of shoplots, two primary schools and a collection of playgrounds. There is a playground used as a science experiments site for some secondary school students from SMK Bandar Tun Razak.

Taman Mulia[edit]

Taman Mulia is the primary residential area for Bandar Tun Razak. It consists of several residential areas such as Jujur, Ikhlas, Makmur and Mewah. There also a Bandar Tun Razak S63 STAR LRT station here. There is a collection of low-cost flats such as Flat Sri Labuan and Flat Sri Kota.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Since Bandar Tun Razak became a Constituency of Kuala Lumpur in the late 1990s, it has been represented by a Member of Parliament (Malay: Ahli Parlimen).

Culture[edit]

Bandar Tun Razak was a township almost completely different from Bangsar.

This changed when KL Downtown, a night bazaar opened on 24 June 2006. KL Downtown offers shopping through the wee hours of morning. It is at a former carpark lot. It is a joint venture between Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia. 400 stalls were built, including an open stage for performance acts by Malaysian singers or arts group.

Night activities at Bandar Tun Razak arose when several places were opened till midnight to boost its customers. Pusat Komuniti Bandar Tun Razak which is located at Taman Mulia the heart of Bandar Tun Razak serves food and has a night market.

There are other places that operate in the late night such as Bandar Sri Permaisuri, which is famous for dining at night. There are plenty of mamak stalls and Malindo food stalls.

Famous dining places at Bandar Sri Permaisuri[edit]

Malindo (Malay-Indonesian)

  • Wong Solo (Bdr Sri Permaisuri Branch)
  • Ayam Penyet AP (Bdr Sri Permaisuri Branch)
  • Yati Ayam Percik
  • Kolek Cafe
  • Sup Meletup
  • Nasi Lemak Taman Tenaga (at Cheras Market)
  • D'Tasek (nearby lakeview)

Mamak (Malay-Indian)

  • Q Bistro (popular among LGBTs)[citation needed]
  • Kayu Nasi Kandar (Bdr Sri Permaisuri Branch)
  • Hajris Bistro Restaurant
  • Nana Cafe

Chinese/Peranakan

  • Papa Rich Kopitiam
  • Sri Melati Palace
  • 77 Restaurant
  • Wan Guan Restaurant
  • Dipstick

Education[edit]

Bandar Tun Razak is famous for its schools and institutions of higher learning. The government has been investing heavily to build schools and institutions of higher learning. Here are some examples of schools in Bandar Tun Razak.

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cheras

SMK Cheras[edit]

This school has the longest history in Cheras. It was once known as SMK Kunci, SM Jalan Cheras, and later SM Cheras. The school is also known as 'cap kunci' based on the picture of a key on is logo. The principal is Pn. Sity Rohane Binti Baba DRPD:KHOO.Y.A.

SMK Bandar Tun Razak[edit]

SMK Bandar Tun Razak is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. This school is near SK Bandar Tun Razak (1 and 2). The principal of the secondary school is Rosley bin Suleiman.

Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah[edit]

The former Sekolah Alam Shah occupied the site for 41 years before it moved to Putrajaya in June 2003. A new school was formed on the old site and it is called SM Sains Alam Shah, better known as ASiS (Alam Shah Science School). Throughout the years, ASiS has established itself as a school par excellence, especially in Kuala Lumpur, leading other schools, including several SBPs.[citation needed]

In 2005, it was placed fourth among the other boarding schools (called SBPs).[citation needed] It was in third place in 2006 and 2007. The school has approximately 600 students, ranging from Form 4 to Form 5. They are active in co-curricular activities and participate in many activities such as rugby, ping-pong, debates and other tournaments which the school has represented to the highest levels. The 2008 was known as REFORMASIV; they have ranked as the best batch seating in the SBP trials in the whole ASiS' history with the GP of 2.78.[citation needed]

In 2006 the school was placed in the Malaysia book of record for most straight A's in an SPM with 82 students and surpassed the record for the 2008 SPM with more than 90 students getting straight A's.[citation needed]

The motto 'Menzahirkan Pemimpin Bertaraf Dunia' (Nurturing World Class Leaders) is shown by the achievements of the students. Many student from this school receive scholarships to continues their studies in Malaysia and around the world.

SM Teknik Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur, better known as Technical Institute Kuala Lumpur (TIKL), is at Jalan Yaacob Latif. It is a boarding school that offers courses such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Commerce. It was the best technical school in Malaysia in 2006. Nowadays, this school was declared as one of the Ministry of Education's Cluster School in 2008.

SK Taman Midah (1)[edit]

SK Taman Midah (1) was built at on May 1987. There were only 29 students because there was a lack of teaching facilities. In 1988, the school had 600 students and 28 teachers. The parents and teachers association was later formed on March 6, 1988.

Other schools & institutes[edit]

* SK Bandar Tun Razak 2

  • SK Seri Permaisuri* (2010)

There are two institutes used for teachers' training:

Healthcare[edit]

There are two hospitals in Bandar Tun Razak:

There are numerous other clinics throughout Taman Midah, Taman Mulia and Flat Sri Kota.

Gardens[edit]

Permaisuri Lake Gardens is one of three major parks and lake gardens in Kuala Lumpur. It was formerly a tin mine that as part of an urban regeneration strategy was turned into a major area for leisure, recreation and sports. The park and lake gardens were designed by an international consultant team led by the architect and urbanist Peter Verity (PDRc) as the first major professionally designed landscape park in Malaysia (see UIA International Architect 6/4). It is maintained by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). This lake garden is one of the most beautiful lakes in Malaysia. Many residents from Cheras, Bandar Tun Razak and Kuala Lumpur use the gardens for jogging, picnicking and other recreational purposes. There are yoga classes conducted in the gardens in the morning while the park is filled with playful children and joggers in the evening.

Facilities[edit]

There are several facilities in Bandar Tun Razak.

One of them is the huge Stadium Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium). The stadium received a major overhaul from Cheras's Football Stadium in 2004. It is used for football matches, events and some art performances.

The DBKL district office is in Bandar Tun Razak's town center. There are some shoplots in the capital, such as 7-Eleven, Food Court, BHP petrol station, post office, CIMB Bank (Bumiputera Commerce Bank), a maternity clinic and a mini supermarket. 7-Eleven outlets are also in Bandar Sri Permaisuri and Taman Midah.

The Malaysian Road Transport Department (Malay language: Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia/JPJ) office is in Bandar Sri Permaisuri. Taman Midah houses a Tesco Extra hypermarket. A 24-hour restaurant (KFC Football Stadium), some clinics, photo shops and numerous restaurants are in Bandar Tun Razak.

See also[edit]

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