Hulu Langat District
|Hulu Langat District|
Parliamentary constituency of Malaysia
|State||Selangor Darul Ehsan|
|Seat||Bandar Baru Bangi|
|• Sultan's Representative||Abdul Jalil Abdul Rani|
|• District Officer||Zulkefli Khalid|
|• Total||840 km2 (320 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Vehicle registration||B, W, V|
The Hulu Langat District is a district and also a parliamentary constituency located in the southeastern corner of Selangor, between Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan. Being located in the south corridor of the Klang Valley, it is quietly booming.
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).
City folks who want some peace and quiet but not far away from the Kuala Lumpur are investing in properties here (Cheras Selatan, Selangor) and settling down in townships such as Bandar Sungai Long and Cheras South Balakong .
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).
Local Area Government
- Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya
- Majlis Perbandaran Kajang
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
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 Ngah||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P102||N27||Balakong||Ng Tien Chee||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
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
Hulu Langat town is famous for its durians. This town is also popular for its recreational activities and natural surroundings. Due to its near location to the city of Kuala Lumpur Hulu Langat is a popular spot to the local tourist for recreational activities. 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.
Near Lembah Pangsun lies Mount Nuang (1,483m)a training ground for hikers and runners before they climb Mount Kinabalu or do a marathon. There are two hots spring in Hulu Langat one is Dusun Tua Hot Spring located at 16th mile and Sungai Serai Hot Spring .
Balakong consists of various shopping malls that are frequented by tourists and locals, such as AEON (Jusco) Cheras Selatan Balakong .
Kajang town on the other hand is famous for its satay, which is very popular amongst the locals as well as tourists.
- Hulu Langat constituency has a few surprises, The Star, February 27, 2008.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hulu Langat.|
- Website Ahli Parlimen Hulu Langat
- Website Rasmi Pas Kawasan Hulu Langat
- Pusat Internet Desa Hulu Langat
- Places of Interests in Hulu Langat
- Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya