Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

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Cheras
Town / Mukim
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor and Federal Territory
ConstituencyCheras; Hulu Langat
Government
 • Local AuthorityDBKL; MPKJ
 • MayorMhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
56xxx, 43xxx
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 (Chinese: 蕉賴) is a town and a district, straddling both the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Hulu Langat District in Selangor state, 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]

Geographical definition and administration[edit]

Officially there is no clear geographical definition for the district of Cheras. Cheras is nonetheless defined by the coterminous Jalan Cheras, part of national highway 1, which begins just after the Maluri metro station, going through the housing areas of Taman Pertama, Taman Midah, Taman Segar, Taman Connaught, Taman Len Seng and ending near Bukit Dukung MRT station, just outside Kajang.

Cheras borders Ampang Jaya and Maluri to the north, Bandar Tun Razak and Bandar Tasik Selatan in the west, Pandan Indah in the east, Hulu Langat town in the east, Kajang in the south and Sungai Besi in the southwest.

Administratively, it can be taken to include the entirety of Cheras parliamentary constituency, as well as the mukim (commune) of Cheras 9 Miles in Hulu Langat District, Selangor. The area known as Cheras thus comes under jurisdiction of both the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Kajang Municipal Council.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

DBKL portion[edit]

MPKJ portion[edit]

Shopping[edit]

DBKL[edit]

MPKJ[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line is the main rail/metro line serving Cheras district. The Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line also indirectly serves Cheras, including the Chan Sow Lin and Miharja metro stations. Cheras station, though so named, does not actually serve Cheras, but is closer to Salak South instead.

The national rail network, KTMB, does not have any stations within Cheras district, though the SP and SBK metro lines, as well as buses provide connections to Kajang and Bandar Tasik Selatan, stations geographically closest to Cheras.

Bus[edit]

Cheras, along with Kajang and much of Hulu Langat District, falls under District 4 of the Klang Valley Bus Network system, meaning bus routes serving Cheras will begin with number 4. Example: 450 (Masjid Jamek-Kajang).

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