Gombak District

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Gombak District
ڬومبق
鹅唛县
கோம்பாக்
District of Malaysia
Location of Gombak Districtڬومبق鹅唛县கோம்பாக்
Country  Malaysia
State  Selangor
Seat Bandar Baru Selayang
Government
 • Sultan's Representative Wan Mahmood Pawanteh
 • District Officer Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim
Area
 • Total 650.08 km2 (251.00 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 682,226[1]
Postcode 48xxx
52xxx
53xxx
54xxx
68xxx
Calling code +6-03-41, +6-03-60, +6-03-61
Vehicle registration B, W, V

The Gombak District is an administrative district (Malay: Daerah Pentadbiran) as well as a parliamentary constituency and a town located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang. Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands 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. Gombak is also home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement, and it is the site of the Orang Asli Museum.

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 areas in March 2006[citation needed] without causing any fatalities.

Gombak (town) also refers to as a locality (town/area/suburb) in the northern and central portion of the Setapak subdistrict (both in Gombak and Kuala Lumpur). Before 1974, Gombak was a town before it became a district. Gombak was home to the settlements of the first Minangkabau immigrants in the 1800s and was established soon after. Old mosques in the Gombak area such as the Masjid Lama Batu 6 Gombak are still standing to this day. Today, Gombak can be referred to both the town and district itself but the local's usually refers Gombak as the town, not the district.

Government[edit]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

Gombak District is divided into 4 mukims (sub-districts or communes), which are:

Gombak sub-district divided to 9 major towns and six small towns:

  1. Bandar Batu Arang
  2. Bandar Kuang
  3. Bandar Rawang
  4. Bandar Kundang
  5. Gombak (town)
  6. Bandar Sungai Buloh
  7. Bandar Selayang
  8. Bandar Kepong
  9. Bandar Ulu Kelang
  10. Batu 20, Kuang
  11. Pekan Kuang
  12. Pekan Mimaland
  13. Pekan Pengkalan Kundang
  14. Pekan Sungai Buloh
  15. 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 attractions[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. Batu Caves
  3. Forest Research Institute Malaysia
  4. Batu Dam, Ulu Yam
  5. Orang Asli Museum
  6. Hutan Lipur Bukit Langong, Selayang
  7. Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua, Selayang
  8. Kancing Forest Park, Rawang
  9. Commonwealth Forest Park, Rawang
  10. Templer Park
  11. Tasik Biru Kundang, Kundang
  12. National Zoo of Malaysia
  13. Klang Gates Dam
  14. Batu Asah Waterfall, Hulu Kelang
  15. Ampang Forest Reserve, Hulu Kelang
  16. Bird Sanctuary, Bandar Tasik Puteri

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 William Leong Jee Keen Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 Gombak Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 Ampang 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 Abdul Shukur Idrus Barisan Nasional (BN)
P97 N14 Rawang Gan Pei Nei Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P97 N15 Taman Templer Zaidy Abdul Talib Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N16 Batu Caves Amirudin Shari Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N17 Gombak Setia Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P98 N18 Hulu Kelang Saari Sungib Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P99 N19 Bukit Antarabangsa 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)

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

 KJ1  Gombak is the terminus of the Kelana Jaya Line. KTM Komuter also has three stations within Gombak district (though two are in the Selayang parliamentary constituency instead):

Car[edit]

Gombak constituency is considered the main gateway to the east coast states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, as the Gombak Toll Plaza, which is the beginning of the East Coast Expressway E8 is located here. The old Gombak-Bentong road 68 also runs through here before terminating in Bentong, Pahang.

Meanwhile, the PLUS Expressway E1 also runs through Gombak district, providing exits to Rawang and Bukit Beruntung.

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