Hulu Langat

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Hulu Langat
District of Malaysia
Location of Hulu Langat
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Bandar Baru Bangi
Government
 • District officer Zainal Abidin A'ala
Area
 • Total 840 km2 (320 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,141,880
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)

Hulu Langat is a district and also a parliamentary constituency located between Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. Being located in the southeast corridor of the Klang Valley, it is quietly booming. The constituency encompasses the Kajang, Semenyih and Dusun Tua state seats.

Hulu Langat is the fifth largest district in Selangor State with an area of 840 square kilometres and a population of 1,141,880 at the 2010 Census (provisional result). It has a mix of urban and rural settlements with a majority of the population settling in towns near Kuala Lumpur. These population centers, such as Cheras and Ampang effectively became suburbs of the greater metropolitan area (both Cheras and Ampang are communities now divided administratively between Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory and Selangor State).

Population[edit]

City folks who want some peace and quiet away from the rat race in Kuala Lumpur are investing in properties here and settling down in new townships such as Bandar Sungai Long and Sunway Semenyih.

According to the Population and Housing Census Malaysia 2000, Hulu Langat's population increased from 177,900 in 1980 to 413,900 in 1991 and 864,451 in 2000 and 1,141,880 in 2010. Malays make up 53%, followed by the Chinese (36.5%), Indians (9.7%) and others (0.8%).

The number of registered voters as of September was 87,839 scattered in Kajang (29,095), Semenyih (27,203) and Dusun Tua (31,541).

Subdivisions[edit]

The district is further divided into mukims or subdistricts. The Mukims are:

  1. Dusun Tua
  2. Ampang
  3. Cheras
  4. Hulu Semenyih
  5. Kajang
  6. Semenyih
  7. Beranang
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    Note:

    Local Area Government[edit]

    1. Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya
    2. Majlis Perbandaran Kajang

    Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

    Hulu Langat, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts


    List of Hulu Langat district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

    Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
    P99 Ampang Zuraida Kamarudin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P100 Pandan Rafizi Ramli Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P101 Hulu Langat Che Rosli Che Mat Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P102 Serdang Ong Kian Ming Pakatan Rakyat (PR)


    List of Hulu Langat district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

    Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
    P99 N20 Lembah Jaya Khasim Abdul Aziz Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P100 N21 Chempaka Iskandar Abdul Samad Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P100 N22 Teratai Tiew Way Keng Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P101 N23 Dusun Tua Razaly Hassan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P101 N24 Semenyih Johan Aziz Barisan Nasional (BN)
    P101 N25 Kajang Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P102 N26 Bangi Shafie Abu Bakar Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
    P102 N27 Balakong Ng Tien Chee Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

    Infrastructure[edit]

    The constituency is served by the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway, the Cheras-Kajang Highway and the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (Silk Highway) with essential links to other major highways.

    Issues[edit]

    Residents are lobbying for the proposed light rail transit system with the last stop at Jusco Cheras Selatan in Balakong to be extended to Kajang and linked with the KTM Komuter plying between Seremban and Rawang.

    The prolonged issue concerning the Bandar Mahkota Cheras closed access road could be used by the Opposition to swing some votes. The road has been closed since 2005 as the various parties could not reach a compromise.

    The delayed Kajang-Semenyih Highway, which was to be completed and opened to traffic seven years ago, could also play on the voters. This highway would have considerably eased traffic in Semenyih.

    Places of interest[edit]

    Hulu Langat town is famous for its durians. This town is also popular for its recreational activities and natural surroundings. Among the popular spots of eco-tourism are the Sungai Gabai Waterfalls, the Semenyih Water Reservoir and the Congkak River Forest Recreational Center. Another latest hot spot for tourism is the Sungai Lopoh, located at 22nd Mile of Jalan Hulu Langat and the Kuala Lumpur Look Out Point Tourist Complex, located at Jalan Ampang-Hulu Langat.

    Kajang town on the other hand is famous for its satay, which is very popular amongst the locals as well as tourists.

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