Kepong

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This article is about the town in Kuala Lumpur. For the town in Johor, Malaysia, see Bukit Kepong.
Kepong
甲洞
Town
Kepong甲洞 is located in Malaysia
Kepong甲洞
Kepong
甲洞
Location within Malaysia
Kepong甲洞 is located in Kuala Lumpur
Kepong甲洞
Kepong
甲洞
Kepong shown within the Federal Territory
Coordinates: 3°12′51.2″N 101°38′20.1″E / 3.214222°N 101.638917°E / 3.214222; 101.638917Coordinates: 3°12′51.2″N 101°38′20.1″E / 3.214222°N 101.638917°E / 3.214222; 101.638917
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Kepong
Government
 • Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 52xxx, 51xxx
Dialling code +603-62

Kepong (Chinese: 甲洞) is a town at the borders of Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, located about 6 km from downtown Kuala Lumpur, to the south of Sungai Buloh, to the east of Bukit Lanjan, to the west of Selayang and to the north of Segambut.

Major Townships/Housing Areas[edit]

  • Bandar Menjalara
  • Bandar Sri Damansara
  • Taman Sri Bintang
  • Desa Aman Puri
  • Desa Jaya
  • Desa ParkCity
  • FRIM
  • Jinjang Utara
  • Jinjang Selatan
  • Kepong Baru
  • Kepong Baru Tambahan (New name. Area separated from original Kepong Baru)
  • Metro Prima
  • Rimbunan Hijau
  • Taman Bukit Maluri
  • Taman Bukit Desa
  • Taman Daya
  • Taman Ehsan
  • Taman Fadason
  • Taman Indah Perdana
  • Taman Kemacahaya
  • Taman Kepong
  • Taman Kepong Indah
  • Taman Megah Kepong
  • Taman Menjalara
  • Taman Petaling
  • Taman Pusat Kepong
  • Taman Sri Bintang
  • Taman Sri Kepong Baru
  • Taman Usahawan Kepong
  • Taman Wangsa Permai

Places of interest[edit]

  • Jesus Caritas Church
  • FRIM Kepong (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)
  • Temasek Pewter Factory, Jalan Kuang Bulan, Taman Kepong.
  • 3 Chinese Temples 三间庙, Jalan Kepong (near Jinjang Utara)
  • Kepong Metropolitan Park, 90 hectares in total size, one of the largest parks in Kuala Lumpur. Easy access from Batu Caves direction of Middle Ring Road 2, exit to Kepong before elevated bridge, visible from the highway
  • Taman Rekreasi (Lake Gardens) Bandar Menjalara
  • ÆON (formerly Jusco) Metro Prima, Jalan Kepong
  • The Waterfront, Desa Park City
  • ÆON BiG (formerly Carrefour), Jalan Kepong
  • Brem Mall, Kepong
  • Cystal Crown Hotel
  • Bukit Sri Bintang, full of hills and nice scenery
  • Tesco, Kepong Village Mall, Bandar Manjalara

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Car[edit]

Five main roads serve Kepong: the LDP E11, the MRR2 28, Jalan Kuching 1, Jalan Ipoh 1 and Jalan Kuala Selangor (highway 54). This made Kepong very accessible from most parts of the Klang Valley and even the East Coast state of Pahang.

Schools[edit]

  • The International School at ParkCity[1]
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Jinjang Utara
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Jinjang Tengah
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Jinjang Selatan
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Kepong 1 & 2, Jln Kepong
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Kepong 3, Desa Park City
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Desa Jaya 1, Desa Jaya
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Desa Jaya 2, Bandar Sri Damansara
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong Baru[2]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong[3]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jinjang (Jinjang Utara) [4]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Raja Abdullah (Jinjang Selatan) [5]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Bukit Maluri (Taman Bukit Maluri) [6]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sinar Bintang (Taman Sinar Bintang) [7]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sinar Bintang[8]
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Menjalara (Bandar Manjalara)
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Ehsan
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong
  • Sekolah Menengah Agama Kuala Lumpur
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kuala Lumpur

Politics[edit]

Kepong is one of the 11 parliamentary constituencies of the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur represented in the Malaysian Parliament. The current Member of Parliament representing the constituency is Tan Seng Giaw from the Democratic Action Party.

Community organisations[edit]

  • Kepong Methodist Youth Fellowship

Popular Culture[edit]

Setting for two Chinese films "Kepong Gangster" (2012) and "Kepong Gangster 2" (2015), alluding to Kepong's reputation for being a little less savoury than other KL neighbourhoods.

References[edit]