Kepong

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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
CountryMalaysia
StateFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyKepong
Government
 • Local AuthorityDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • MayorMhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode52xxx, 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]
  • Central Park in Desa Park City [4]

Infrastructure[edit]

Duke Highway Phase 2, a 7.4km elevated tolled highway which connects Bandar Sri Damansara and Segambut. This highway has interchanges located at Menjalara and Segambut. [5]

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Multiple stations in Kepong were included in the Mass Rapid Transit 2 which connects Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya.[6]

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]

  • Kepong Methodist Youth Fellowship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of Mengepong (Kepong)".
  2. ^ https://www.frim.gov.my/
  3. ^ http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/features/zt956
  4. ^ http://www.expatgo.com/my/2015/01/05/8-parks-in-kl-you-should-visit/
  5. ^ http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/704135-duke-highway-sri-damansara-link-opens-at-midnight-tonight.html
  6. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/property/2017/12/319148/jln-ipoh-segambut-jln-kuching-kepong-corridor-new-developments-be-catalysts