Senawang

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Senawang
Town
Country Malaysia
State Negeri Sembilan
District Seremban District
Government
 • Administered by Majlis Perbandaran Seremban
 • Yang DiPertua
(President)
Dato' Haji Abd. Halim[1]
Population (2010)[3]
 • Town 555,935 (9th)
 • Density 489.00/km2 (1,266.51/sq mi)
 • Metro 806,920[2]
 • Demonym Serembanese


Senawang Commercial Park

Senawang is a satellite town located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It is administered by the Seremban Municipal Council and has a reputation of a growing town.

Geography[edit]

Senawang is situated about 7 kilometres south from Seremban town. Its 30 minutes driving from Rembau at south. It is connected to Kajang via the Kajang–Seremban Highway and Kuala Pilah through the Bukit Putus Viaduct. A higher-level flat terrain than other towns in Seremban. The terrain is suitable for industry, housing, commercial and property development.

Demographics[edit]

Bahasa Melayu, the national language, is one of the principal languages of Senawang. Other major languages spoken in the town are Mandarin, Cantonese and Tamil. English has a strong presence, especially in business, and is a compulsory language taught in schools.


Neighborhood[edit]

  • Forest Heights
  • Lavender Heights
  • Taman Bandar Senawang
  • Taman Matahari Height
  • Taman Seri Pagi
  • Taman Teratai
  • Taman Kobena
  • Taman Senawang Indah
  • Taman Nusa Intan
  • Taman Alamanda
  • Taman Cendana
  • Taman Senawang Jaya
  • Taman Cattleya
  • Taman Sri Mawar
  • Taman Lily
  • Taman Perniagaan Senawang
  • Taman Pinggiran Senawang
  • Angsi Ville
  • Kasia Ville
  • Taman Marida
  • Taman Desa Melor
  • Taman Rasa Sayang
  • Taman Ros Mewah
  • Taman Kiambang Indah

Economy[edit]

Retail[edit]

The high number of residents in Senawang attracted developers to build commercial parks. The most notable is the Senawang Commercial Park Hypermarkets such as Giant Hypermarket, Mydin hypermarket are main contributory. Other groceries and mini-markets like KiP Mart, 99 Speedmart and Family Store are also available.

Food[edit]

Lots of fast food chains like McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza and Secret Recipe (restaurant) are now the main attractions in Senawang. All were located in Senawang Commercial Park (well known as Taipan of Senawang).

For local food lover, Restoran Kak Lang had 3 branch in Taman Senawang Jaya, Taman Lavender Height[4] and Taman Desa Dahlia. Sate Kajang Haji Samuri also famous on their sate located on Taipan Senawang area. Famous Arab cuisine restaurant were Nasi Arab Damsyik in Jalan Paroi - Senawang and Lazeez Arabic Restaurant in Persiaran Senawang 2. Senawang also famous with its Ice blended in Taman Matahari Height, Cendol durian Zareen, in front of balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Senawang, and laksa of Two Dia Sup Utara stall in Taman Desa Melur. To find a place to eat with ample parking, Senawang D'Cattleya is suitable and consist of 3 restaurants which is NKI Bistro, Nasi Lemak Senawang and Junction Café.

Senawang Light Industry Area[edit]

Sri Senawang Light Industries was industrial area in Senawang. Due to nearest to Senawang Interchange. Some notable electronic manufacturing company is ON Semiconductor, other were located in Tuanku Jaafar Light Industrial area area Samsung SDS, and NXP Semiconductors. Other company in Senawang area included Seagate Systems (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in Kawasan Perusahaan Senawang Baru.

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Senawang is easily accessible by being connected with the major Malaysia's highway North–South Expressway while just a stone throw away to Seremban–Port Dickson Highway, a highway that connect Seremban district and Port Dickson district, both are districts of Negeri Sembilan.

Senawang is also the main gate to enter the Kajang–Seremban Highway, (Malay: Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban), or LEKAS Highway that connects Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Besides, Senawang also act as a focal point or the connector between North–South Expressway and LEKAS Highway.

Bus[edit]

There is only one bus company that services the route from Seremban. Two bus stop location in front of Giant Hypermarket Senawang and Taman Jasmin Senawang was adjacent to local taxi stand. A local bus company Cityliner monopolized the shuttle bus services in Senawang.

Rail[edit]

KTM Komuter has extended commuter service to Senawang.[5] The 8.5 km (5.3 mi) extension commuter services is from Seremban to Senawang and Sungai Gadut, Negeri Sembilan. Completed in 2011, it was part of the Seremban-Gemas line.[5]

Indian company IRCON International Limited was awarded the project to build and upgrade the 98km stretch between Seremban and Gemas.[6] The project had been divided into two phases – Seremban–Sg Gadut (11.3km) and Sg Gadut–Gemas (86.8km). [6]

The south-bound Komuter and Electric Train Service (ETS) will be extended to the new Sg Gadut station near here on 2010 Christmas Day. The new Senawang station will also be opened on the same day.[6]

Education[edit]

Malay is the language of instruction for most subjects while English is a compulsory subject and is used as the language of instruction for mathematics and the natural sciences. There are also schools which provide Mandarin and Tamil as languages of instruction for certain subjects.

There are 8 national schools in Senawang consist of 5 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. Primary schools in Senawang are:

  • SK Senawang
  • SK Taman Seri Pagi
  • SK Lavender Heights
  • SK Sri Mawar
  • SK Senawang 3

Secondary Schools in Senawang are:

  • SMK Senawang
  • SMK Seri Pagi
  • SMK Taman Forest Height

In addition, there are two private Islamic schools in Senawang:

  • Sekolah Rendah Islam As-Saadiyah
  • Sekolah Tinggi Islam As-Sofa

While there are plenty of kindergarten and tuition runs by the locals.

Health[edit]

Below are the health care center in Senawang:

Government

  • Klinik Kesihatan Senawang

Private

  • SALAM Senawang Specialist Hospital
  • Hospital Bersalin Sukhilmi
  • Klinik Tawakal
  • Poliklinik Ibnu Sina
  • Klinik Pergigian Dr.Helmi

Hotel and Accommodation[edit]

  • Sri Senawang Hotel
  • D&F BOUTIQUE HOTEL
  • One Garden Hotel
  • Senawang Star Hotel.
  • AERO Star Hotel
  • Hotel Lavender

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°42′N 101°59′E / 2.700°N 101.983°E / 2.700; 101.983