Kepong

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This article is about the town in Kuala Lumpur. For the town in Johor, Malaysia, see Bukit Kepong. For the federal constituency represented in the Dewan Rakyat, see Kepong (federal constituency).
Kepong
甲洞
Town
Taman Usahawan Kepong 04 Jan 2015 (1).JPG
Kepong甲洞 is located in Malaysia
Kepong甲洞
Kepong
甲洞
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
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 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]
  • 3 Chinese Temples (三间庙), Jalan Kepong (near Jinjang Utara)[3]
  • 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]

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

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

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