Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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Cheras
Suburb and Mukim
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiچراس
 • Chinese蕉赖
 • Tamilசெராஸ்
Residential area of Taman Cheras Indah in Cheras
Residential area of Taman Cheras Indah in Cheras
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyCheras and Hulu Langat
Government
 • Local AuthorityDBKL; MPKJ; MPAJ
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
560xx, 432xx
Dialling code+603-9
PoliceCheras
Websitewww.dbkl.gov.my
www.mpkj.gov.my
www.selangor.gov.my/hululangat.php
The skyline of Kuala Lumpur at night from Cheras, photo taken on the hills bordering nearby Ampang.

Cheras is a suburban and a district, straddling both the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Hulu Langat District in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.

The township is located to the south-east of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Cheras is also adjacent to Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south, both of which are major towns within the metropolitan area of Greater Kuala Lumpur.[1]

The district mainly consist of Chinese residents, which also make up the majority of voters for the Cheras electorate.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Cheras is served by a number of stations on the MRT Kajang Line which includes the  KG22  AEON–Maluri,  KG23  Taman Pertama,  KG24  Taman Midah,  KG25  Taman Mutiara,  KG26  Taman Connaught,  KG27  Taman Suntex and  KG28  Sri Raya.

The district is also served by  AG13  AEON–Maluri LRT station and  SP12  Cheras LRT station on the Ampang and Sri Petaling lines respectively.

Politics[edit]

The current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cheras parliamentary constituency is Tan Kok Wai from Pakatan Harapan, who won the seat in the 2018 Malaysian general election. He has all along been the Member of Parliament for Cheras since 1995 when the constituency was first established.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayu Aziz. (2003, February). Rediscovering Cheras. Malaysian Business,01. , from ProQuest Asian Business and Reference. (Document ID: 299258681).

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°06′26″N 101°42′59″E / 3.107178°N 101.71649°E / 3.107178; 101.71649