Kajang

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Kajang
City
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 加影
Kajang Town.jpg
Flag of Kajang
Flag
Official seal of Kajang
Seal
Motto: Beretika Kehidupan Berkualiti (Quality Living through Ethics)
Kajang is located in Malaysia
Kajang
Kajang
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°59′35″N 101°47′20″E / 2.99306°N 101.78889°E / 2.99306; 101.78889Coordinates: 2°59′35″N 101°47′20″E / 2.99306°N 101.78889°E / 2.99306; 101.78889
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Establishment 1807
Granted
municipal status
1 January 1997
Government
 • Yang Di-Pertua
(President)
Dato' Hasan Nawawi bin Abd Rahman
Population (2010)
 • City 342,657
 • Density 685.06/km2 (1,498.78/sq mi)
 • Metro 539,561 (12th)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Website http://www.mpkj.gov.my

Kajang (Chinese: 加影) is a town in the eastern part of Selangor, Malaysia. Kajang is the district capital of Hulu Langat. It is located 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.[1]

The current locational gravity of growth in Kajang would be Sungai Chua. The total population of Kajang has grown rapidly in the past few years, with estimated population growth of 9% per annum. The soon-to-be-realised Klang Valley MRT station in Bandar Kajang will boost the property value in Sungai Chua.[2]

As of 2004, a few townships have been developed in Kajang, such as Taman Prima Saujana (straight from Jalan Cheras), Sungai Chua, Taman Kajang Perdana (Kajang Highlands). Lately, many high-end developments has mushroomed in Kajang such as Twin Palms, Sri Banyan, Country Heights, Jade Hills and Prima Paramount.

Areas surrounding these new townships are easily accessible via the SILK Expressway. Kajang is governed by the Majlis Perbandaran Kajang.

History[edit]

The first settlement in Kajang was established in 1709. In 1807, Kajang was founded after the Klang War. Because of its central location, it was made the district capital of Hulu Langat.

Kajang as a modern town owes its rise in particular to the coffee estates which were opened up around it in the 1890s. One of the famous coffee estates were Inch Kenneth Estate managed by the Kindersley brothers who were among the first to plant rubber in the country on a commercial basis. Another was Perang Besar (Great War) Estate, opened by some British ex-servicemen led by Colonel Henry Gough, who was the pioneer of bud-grafting of rubber trees in the country.

Demographics[edit]

Kajang's population of 342,657 is 60.4% Malay, 19.3% Chinese, 9.7% Indians, and 10.6% other ethnic groups.[3]

Kajang's main population centres are Taman Saujana Impian, Sg. Kantan, Sg.Jelok, Sg.Ramal, Sungai Chua, Sg. Sekamat, Bandar Mahkota, Jalan Reko, Jalan Bukit, Bandar Sungai Long, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Cheras Perdana, Taman Prima Saujana, Taman Kantan Permai, Taman Kajang Perdana, Taman Sri Ramal, Taman Kajang Prima.

Landmarks[edit]

Kajang Mosque

The centre of Kajang is the bustling Old Town, where all the roads meet. Most of the colonial-era buildings were constructed around the 1920s to 1930s.[citation needed] The architecture of these shophouses is a combination of traditional Chinese and European designs. The ground floor was used mostly for commercial activities and the upper floor as the family living quarter.

One of Kajang's landmarks is Stadium Kajang which is situated in the heart of the town. The stadium can accommodate up to 5,000 people and is used throughout the year for the community soccer competitions.

Another landmark is the Kajang Mosque, which is easily recognisable by its bright yellow facade.

Transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

Kajang is well-served by a network of tolled expressways and federal highways.

Highway 1, the premier north-south federal highway of Peninsular Malaysia, runs through downtown Kajang and then southwards until Johor Bahru. A stretch of highway 1 is concurrent with the Grand Saga Highway E7 between Cheras Sentral and Taman Koperasi CUEPACS. The SILK Expressway E18 starts in Seri Kembangan, which then runs through Balakong and then forms a beltway around downtown Kajang before ending near Bangi. It is hence regarded as the main ring road for Kajang. PLUS Expressway E2 exit 210 serves the vicinity of Kajang and Bangi.

From Ampang, one can reach Kajang with state routes

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Public transport[edit]

Kajang KTM (code:  KB06 ) is the principal rail station serving Kajang. KTM Intercity, Komuter and ETS services are available. Kajang will also be the southern terminal for the upcoming MRT SBK Line, scheduled to open by 2017 or 2018 and interchangeable with the KTM station.

Food and tourism[edit]

Bangunan Dato' Nazir where Sate Kajang Haji Samuri is situated

Kajang is famous for its sate (alternate spelling satay), a form of skewered barbecued meat. Informally, Kajang is known as the "Satay Town"[citation needed], and is famous among tourists and locals alike. The most famous place to eat satay is Haji Samuri as well as Restoran Malaysia.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Malaysia Prison Complex (Kompleks Penjara Kajang), headquarters of the Prison Department of Malaysia, is in Kajang.[4][5]

Shopping[edit]

Tesco Kajang is at Saujana Impian area in Kajang

Kajang has a number of new and old shopping complexes. The Billion Shopping Center in Kajang town has been around for more than 20 years. It was originally located in the heart of Kajang town and now has a new and larger branch in Bandar Technologi Kajang. Other shopping centres located in Kajang are Metro Plaza Kajang, Metro Point, and Kompleks Kota Kajang. Metro Avenue is a new shopping district located opposite SMJK Yu Hua Kajang and Kajang High School.

There has been a boom of hypermarkets[citation needed] in Kajang in the past 5 years, marked by the emergence of Giant stores, Tesco Kajang (now rename as Tesco Extra Kajang) and Jusco Cheras Selatan.

Facilities and amenities[edit]

Kajang Plaza

Public hospitals are found within and around Kajang town are Hospital Kajang, Hospital Serdang and Hospital Putrajaya. There are also private medical centres functioning 24 hours and other 24-hour clinics such as Klinik Mediviron Prima Saujana, Kajang Plaza Medical Centre (KPMC) and KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital , Colombia Asia Hospital and Sungai Long Medical Center.

The Hulu Langat District Police Headquarters are located in the town centre. Other services include the post office, government clinics, a stadium, food court and a wet market. Many federal government agencies are open their branch in Kajang including the National Registration Department, Immigration Department and Hulu Langat Education Office. Transportation Department offices have started the operation at Section 7, Bandar Baru Bangi in 2010.

Education[edit]

Primary[edit]

SK Sungai Kantan
  • Al-Amin Sungai Tangkas
  • Rafflesia International School Kajang2
  • SK Jalan Bukit 1
  • SK Jalan Bukit 2
  • SK Jalan Semenyih 1
  • SK Jalan Semenyih 2
  • SK Kajang
  • SK Kantan Permai
  • SK Leftenan Adnan
  • SK Saujana Impian
  • SK Saujana Impian 2
  • SK Taman Jasmin
  • SK Taman Sri Jelok
  • SRJK(C)Yu Hua
  • SRJK(C) Sungai Chua
  • SRJK(T)Kajang
  • Tanarata International Schools
  • SK KAJANG UTAMA
  • SR Integrasi Tahfiz Ilmuwan Bangi

Secondary[edit]

  • Sekolah Menengah Convent Kajang
  • Sekolah Menengah Rafflesia@Kajang 2
  • Rafflesia International School@Kajang 2
  • SM Teknik Kajang
  • SMAP Kajang
  • SMJK Yu Hua Kajang
  • SMK Jalan Bukit
  • SMK Jalan Reko
  • SMK Kajang Utama
  • SMK Saujana Impian
  • SMK Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS)
  • SMK Taman Jasmin 2
  • SMK Tinggi Kajang (Kajang High School)
  • SMKA Maahad Hamidiah
  • SM Integrasi Tahfiz Ilmuwan Bangi
  • Tanarata International Schools
New Era University College

Tertiary[edit]

Kajang is home to institutions of higher learning, which includes:

Politics[edit]

Kajang is part of the Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency in the Dewan Rakyat of the Malaysian Parliament. The seat is currently represented by YB Dr. Che Rosli bin Che Mat of PAS.

In the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Kajang is also one of three state seats within the Hulu Langat parliamentary district; the other two being Semenyih and Dusun Tua. The incumbent assemblyperson for Kajang is Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the president of PKR.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolfram Alpha, 6.8.2009
  2. ^ Why Invest In Property Near MRT Station? 4.6.2012
  3. ^ "Population Distribution by Local Authority Areas and Mukims, 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 
  4. ^ "Home." Prison Department of Malaysia. Retrieved on 7 August 2014. "Malaysia Prison Complex, Kajang Selangor." Map.
  5. ^ "IBU PEJABAT PENJARA MALAYSIA." Prison Department of Malaysia. Retrieved on 7 August 2014. "Bukit Wira, Beg Berkunci No. 212, 43000 Kajang, SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN"

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