Seri Kembangan

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Seri Kembangan, Selangor
City
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
District Petaling
Government
 • Subang Jaya Municipal Council president Dato' Asmawi Kasbi
Time zone MST (UTC8)
ZIP Code 43300
Area code(s) (6)03

Seri Kembangan, formerly known as Serdang New Village, is a town located in Selangor, Malaysia. The town is now a considerable city in size - can be seen on the North-South Expressway Southern Route.

History[edit]

Seri Kembangan was established as the Serdang New Village in 1952 when the British moved Malaysian Chinese villagers living around Sungai Besi to a centralised location due to the Communist threat during the Malayan Emergency following the Briggs Plan.

In its early days, the village had 50 houses and all were built from scratch because the British only provided empty plots of land. The area was close to rubber estates and the jungle posed dangers of a different kind. Most of the 15,000 inhabitants earned meagre incomes as mining workers and rubber tappers.

At one point, the Seri Kembangan New Village was known for cottage industries like shoe-making but this has been overtaken by more profitable ventures.

There are now 2,500 houses with only a smattering of the original wooden houses left and the population is estimated to be 150,000, largely made up of entrepreneurs, businessmen, professionals, government servants who works in Putrajaya & other multinational corporations employees located in Cyberjaya.

More developments took place in between 2000–2008 and other prominent developments includes AEON Equine Park, McDonald's, Pasar Borong Selangor (wholesale market), Pappa Rich Kopitiam, Station 1 cafe, Boston Concept Restaurant, House of Healin Equine, Maybank, Giant Hypermarket and other businesses transformed this area into a business hub.

A network of roads forms the 13 sections of the village and commercialisation has come to this area in a big way.

The enclave designated as "Puchong South" is actually inside Seri Kembangan. O2 Residence is one of the more prominent residential developments in this area.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

located in the town.

Climate and weather[edit]

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Seri Kembangan has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Temperatures tend to remain constant. Maximums hover between 31 and 33 °C (88 and 91 °F) and have never exceeded 39.3 °C (102.7 °F), while minimums hover between 22 and 23.5 °C (71.6 and 74.3 °F) and have never fallen below 14.4 °C (57.9 °F). Seri Kembangan typically receives minimum 2,600 mm (100 in) of rain annually; June and July are relatively dry, but even then rainfall typically exceeds 133 millimetres (5.2 in) per month.

Climate data for Subang Jaya (Approximation 5 km distance from Seri Kembangan)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36
(97)
37
(99)
37
(99)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
32.9
(91.2)
33.2
(91.8)
33.1
(91.6)
32.9
(91.2)
32.7
(90.9)
32.3
(90.1)
32.3
(90.1)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73)
23.2
(73.8)
23.7
(74.7)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
Record low °C (°F) 18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
19
(66)
18
(64)
Rainfall mm (inches) 192
(7.56)
181
(7.13)
251
(9.88)
292
(11.5)
191
(7.52)
133
(5.24)
136
(5.35)
155
(6.1)
197
(7.76)
258.5
(10.177)
297
(11.69)
246.9
(9.72)
2,530.4
(99.622)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 12 14 16 13 9 10 11 13 16 18 15 158
Mean monthly sunshine hours 186.0 194.9 207.7 198.0 207.7 195.0 201.5 189.1 165.0 170.5 153.0 161.2 2,229.6
Source #1: Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia – Subang 1961–2010
Source #2: World Meteorological Organisation (UN, 1971–2000)

Education[edit]

  • SK Taman Universiti
  • SK Seri Serdang
  • SK Serdang
  • SMK Seri Serdang
  • SMK Seri Indah
  • SMK Seri Kembangan
  • SK Desaminium
  • SMK Desaminium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O2 Residence Property Analysis". George Lee, et al. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 

Coordinates: 3°02′N 101°43′E / 3.033°N 101.717°E / 3.033; 101.717