Kepong

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Kepong
Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiكڤوڠ
 • Chinese甲洞
Taman Usahawan Kepong 04 Jan 2015 (1).JPG
Kepong is located in Malaysia
Kepong
Kepong
Location within Malaysia
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
CountryMalaysia
StateFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyKepong
Government
 • Local AuthorityDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • MayorMhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
52xxx, 51xxx
Dialling code+603-62

Kepong is a town in northern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The name is a Malay word meaning "Enclose" or "Surround",[1] as the town is surrounded by a mountain range.

Places of interest[edit]

  • FRIM Kepong (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)[2]
  • Temasek Pewter Factory, Jalan Kuang Bulan, Taman Kepong[citation needed]
  • Chinese Temples in Kepong
  • Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Temple
  • 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[citation needed]
  • Taman Rekreasi (Lake Gardens) Bandar Menjalara[citation needed]
  • Central Park in Desa Park City [3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Duke Highway Phase 2, a 7.4 km elevated tolled highway which connects Bandar Sri Damansara and Segambut. This highway has interchanges located at Menjalara and Segambut.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Multiple stations in Kepong were included in the Mass Rapid Transit 2 which connects Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya.[5]

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 Lim Lip Eng from the Pakatan Harapan-Democratic Action Party.

Community organisations[edit]

  • Ti-Ratana Community Centre – Kepong
  • Kepong Methodist Youth Fellowship
  • Christ Evangelical Reformed Church - Kepong Growth Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of Mengepong (Kepong)".
  2. ^ https://www.frim.gov.my/
  3. ^ http://www.expatgo.com/my/2015/01/05/8-parks-in-kl-you-should-visit/
  4. ^ http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/704135-duke-highway-sri-damansara-link-opens-at-midnight-tonight.html
  5. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/property/2017/12/319148/jln-ipoh-segambut-jln-kuching-kepong-corridor-new-developments-be-catalysts