Gombak

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Gombak
ڬومبق
鹅唛县
கோம்பாக்
District of Malaysia
Location of Gombakڬومبق鹅唛县கோம்பாக்
Country  Malaysia
State Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Bandar Baru Selayang
Government
 • District officer Huzaini Samsi
Area
 • Total 650.08 km2 (251.00 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 682,226[1]
Area code(s) 03

Gombak[2] is an administrative district (Malay: Daerah Pentadbiran) located in the state of Selangor,[3] Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur[4] was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang[5] was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang.[6] Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands[7] to the east. Both Gombak and Kuala Lumpur, along with some other districts in Selangor, are situated within the Klang Valley.

The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM/UIAM) main campus is also located here as well as the Batu Caves.[8] Gombak is also home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement, and it is the site of the National Aboriginal Museum, Orang Asli Museum and Mimaland, a recreation park which has operated between 1975 to 1994.

Gombak River merges with the larger Klang River in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting place of the two rivers is the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. At the center of the confluence is the Masjid Jamek.

Bird flu struck both Gombak and the Setapak[9] areas in March 2006[citation needed] without causing any fatalities.

Local Area Government[edit]

Gombak is partly administrated by two different local governments completely within it, which fall under the state jurisdiction, not the district:

  1. Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ)
  2. Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS)

Mukim[edit]

Gombak district is divided into four sub-district areas:

  1. Batu
  2. Rawang[10]
  3. Setapak
  4. Ulu Kelang[11]

Gombak sub-district divided to 10 major towns and six small towns:

  1. Bandar Batu Arang[12]
  2. Bandar Kuang
  3. Bandar Rawang
  4. Bandar Kundang
  5. Bandar Gombak Setia
  6. Bandar Sungai Pusu
  7. Bandar Sungai Buloh
  8. Bandar Selayang
  9. Bandar Kepong
  10. Bandar Ulu Kelang
  11. Pekan Batu 20
  12. Pekan Kuang
  13. Pekan Mimaland
  14. Pekan Pengkalan Kundang
  15. Pekan Sungai Buloh
  16. Pekan Templer

Education[edit]

National education is under the purview of the Gombak District Education Office. As of 2014, there were 53 national type primary schools, eight national type (Chinese) primary schools, seven national type (Tamil) primary schools, 30 national type secondary schools (SMK), two national type secondary boarding schools (SM Berasrama Penuh), two national type secondary Islam religious school (SM Agama) and two national type secondary vocational schools (Kolej Vokasional)

Tourist and Recreational[edit]

Statue of Murugan at Batu Caves

Gombak has a large amount of recreational area and tourist attraction.

  1. Tourist Information Centre (TIC), Batu Caves
  2. Hindu Temple, Batu Caves
  3. FRIM at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, Kepong
  4. Batu Dam, Ulu Yam
  5. The Orang Asli Museum, Gombak
  6. Damai Cave (Rock Climbing area), Batu Caves
  7. Hutan Lipur Bukit Langong, Selayang
  8. Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua, Selayang
  9. Kancing Forest Park, Rawang
  10. Commonwealth Forest Park, Rawang
  11. Templer Forest Park, Rawang
  12. Tasik Biru Kundang, Kundang
  13. Zoo Negara, Hulu Kelang
  14. Klang Gates Dam, Hulu Kelang
  15. Batu Asah Waterfall, Hulu Kelang
  16. Ampang Forest Reserve, Hulu Kelang
  17. Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Resort (27-holes, Bandar Tasik Puteri
  18. Bird Sanctuary, Bandar Tasik Puteri
  19. Jalan Gombak Lama (Cycling, Nature and Touge)

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

Gombak, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts


List of Gombak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P97 Selayang[13] William Leong Jee Keen Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 Gombak[14] Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 Ampang[15] Zuraida Kamarudin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P107 Subang Sivarasa K. Rasiah Pakatan Rakyat (PR)


List of Gombak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P97 N13 Kuang[16] Abdul Shukur Idrus Barisan Nasional (BN)
P97 N14 Rawang[17] Gan Pei Nei Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P97 N15 Taman Templer Zaidy Abdul Talib Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N16 Batu Caves[18] Amirudin Shari Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N17 Gombak Setia[19] Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N18 Hulu Kelang Saari Sungib Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 N19 Bukit Antarabangsa[20] Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 N20 Lembah Jaya Khasim Abdul Aziz Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P107 N38 Paya Jaras Mohd Khairuddin Othman Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

References[edit]

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