Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Coordinates: 3°06′26″N 101°42′59″E / 3.107178°N 101.71649°E / 3.107178; 101.71649
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Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiچراس
 • Chinese蕉賴(Jyutping: Ziu1 Laai6; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiau-nāi; Pha̍k-fa-sṳ: Tsiâu-lai)
 • Tamilசெராஸ்
Residential area of Taman Cheras Indah in Cheras
Residential area of Taman Cheras Indah in Cheras
StateSelangor and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyCheras, Pandan, Bangi, Hulu Langat
 • Local AuthorityKuala Lumpur City Hall (West), Kajang Municipal Council (South), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (North)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
560xx, 431xx, 432xx, 68xxx
Dialling code+603-9
PoliceCheras (KL), Kajang and Ampang Jaya (Selangor)
The skyline of Kuala Lumpur at night from Cheras, photo taken on the hills bordering nearby Ampang.

Cheras (Chinese: 蕉賴; Jyutping: Ziu1 Laai6; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiau-nāi; Pha̍k-fa-sṳ: Tsiâu-lai) 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 that administer some townships in Cheras such as Taman Segar Perdana, Taman Bukit Segar, Cheras Hartamas and Kampung Cheras Baru. These townships are either administered in whole or part by both MPKJ and MPAJ due to its close proximity.[1]

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



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. Cheras is also served by two stations on the KTM Seremban Line which are  KB03  Salak Selatan and  KB04  Bandar Tasik Selatan.

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


The current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cheras parliamentary constituency is Tan Kok Wai from Pakatan Harapan, who won the seat in the 2022 Malaysian general election. He has all along been the Member of Parliament for Cheras since 1995 when the constituency was first established. While the western part of Cheras in Kuala Lumpur is served by the Cheras constituency, the northern and southern parts of Cheras in Selangor are served by different constituencies. The northern part of Cheras is served by the Pandan constituency which also serves the Pandan Indah township in neighbouring Ampang Jaya. For the southwest part of Cheras such as Balakong, Batu 11 Cheras, Cheras Perdana, Cheras Jaya, Bandar Mahkota Cheras and Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, it is served by Bangi constituency. As for the southeast part of Cheras such as Cheras Zen, Batu 9 Cheras, Batu 10 Cheras, Taman Suntex, Taman Cuepacs, Sungai Raya and Taman Kota Cheras, it is served by the Hulu Langat constituency.


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

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