Bandar Kinrara

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Kinrara
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Establishment 1991
Government
 • Administered by Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Website http://www.bandarkinrara.my/

Kinrara is a township in Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia. The Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve is situated to its south. Island & Peninsular Berhad commenced the township development under Perumahan Kinrara Berhad in 1991. The only link road to the development then was via Jalan Puchong before entering Kinrara Army Camp road. BK1 was constructed for low-cost terrace houses before BK2 double storey terraces begun construction. The construction of Bukit Jalil Highway (Federal route 217) helped Bandar Kinrara to expand the development phase on both side of the highway. An underpass linked both sides of the development.

Background[edit]

The construction of Kinrara began in 1991 and was developed by Perumahan Kinrara Berhad (A member of I&P Group Sdn Berhad) It comprises a land area of 1,904 acres (771 hectares). It is used to be a rubber estate known as Kinrara Estate. Bandar Kinrara is divided into sections BK 1-9. BK 1-3 are located on the right side of the Bukit Jalil Highway heading towards Puchong while BK 4-9 are located on the left side of the highway.

Facilities[edit]

A Giant shopping complex is located here and was opened in 2008. An international cricket ground named Kinrara Academy Oval was completed in 2003.[citation needed]

There is also a youth centre consisting of covered futsal arenas and badminton courts and a natural buffer zone in a form of a forest reserve to the south called Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve which has been lately re-gazetted by the current state government as permanent reserved.

The IPD Serdang Police District Headquarters is located at Bandar Kinrara 5. Near the police headquarters is the 18-hole Kinrara Golf Club. It is open to the public and also offers facilities such as resorts, tennis courts, swimming pool and fitness center. It also offer accommodation for its visitors.

Masjid Al-Ehsan served as the township's main mosque.

Education[edit]

Kinrara is served by several primary and secondary schools within its vicinity. Among them are Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Yak Chee, Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara, Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 2 Bandar Kinrara, SMK Seksyen 3 Bandar Kinrara and SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara.[1]

Accessibility[edit]

The township is accessible from Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP), Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

It is located 19 km to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and 7–15 km to Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya.

Bandar Kinrara is currently accessible by LRT via the Sri Petaling line. The local station is named Kinrara BK5. The duration of travel via LRT towards Masjid Jamek interchange station is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

In the future, Bandar Kinrara will be linked to Petaling Jaya via the Kinrara–Damansara Expressway and to Putrajaya via the Serdang-Kinrara-Putrajaya Expressway.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 3°03′02″N 101°38′56″E / 3.0506289°N 101.649001°E / 3.0506289; 101.649001