Seri Kembangan

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Seri Kembangan, Selangor
City
Flag of Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Flag
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
District Petaling
Government
 • Subang Jaya Municipal Council president Dato' Asmawi Kasbi
Time zone MST (UTC8)
ZIP Code 43300
Area code(s) +6-03-89

Seri Kembangan, formerly known as Serdang New Village, is a town located in Selangor, Malaysia. The town is now a considerable city in size - it is located near the northern end of the PLUS Expressway Southern Route E2.

History[edit]

Seri Kembangan was established as the Serdang New Village in 1952 when the British moved Malaysian Chinese villagers living around Sungai Besi to a centralised location due to the Communist threat during the Malayan Emergency as part of the Briggs Plan.

In its early days, the village had 50 houses and all were built from scratch because the British only provided empty plots of land. The area was close to rubber estates and the jungle posed dangers of a different kind. Most of the 15,000 inhabitants earned meagre incomes as mining workers and rubber tappers.

At one point, the Seri Kembangan New Village was known for cottage industries like shoe-making and type settings services but this has been overtaken by more profitable ventures.

There are now 2,500 houses with only a smattering of the original wooden houses left and the population is estimated to be 150,000, largely made up of entrepreneurs, businessmen, professionals, government servants who works in Putrajaya & other multinational corporations employees located in Cyberjaya.

More developments took place in between 2000–2008 and other prominent developments includes AEON Equine Park, McDonald's, Pasar Borong Selangor (wholesale market), Pappa Rich Kopitiam, Station 1 cafe, Boston Concept Restaurant, House of Healin Equine, Maybank, Giant Hypermarket and other businesses transformed this area into a business hub.

Climate and weather[edit]

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Seri Kembangan has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Temperatures tend to remain constant. Maximums hover between 31 and 33 °C (88 and 91 °F) and have never exceeded 39.3 °C (102.7 °F), while minimums hover between 22 and 23.5 °C (71.6 and 74.3 °F) and have never fallen below 14.4 °C (57.9 °F). Seri Kembangan typically receives minimum 2,600 mm (100 in) of rain annually; June and July are relatively dry, but even then rainfall typically exceeds 133 millimetres (5.2 in) per month.

Climate data for Subang Jaya (Approximation 5 km distance from Seri Kembangan)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36
(97)
37
(99)
37
(99)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
36
(97)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
32.9
(91.2)
33.2
(91.8)
33.1
(91.6)
32.9
(91.2)
32.7
(90.9)
32.3
(90.1)
32.3
(90.1)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73)
23.2
(73.8)
23.7
(74.7)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
Record low °C (°F) 18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21
(70)
19
(66)
18
(64)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 192
(7.56)
181
(7.13)
251
(9.88)
292
(11.5)
191
(7.52)
133
(5.24)
136
(5.35)
155
(6.1)
197
(7.76)
258.5
(10.177)
297
(11.69)
246.9
(9.72)
2,530.4
(99.622)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 12 14 16 13 9 10 11 13 16 18 15 158
Mean monthly sunshine hours 186.0 194.9 207.7 198.0 207.7 195.0 201.5 189.1 165.0 170.5 153.0 161.2 2,229.6
Source #1: Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia – Subang 1961–2010
Source #2: World Meteorological Organisation (UN, 1971–2000)

Tourism[edit]

Seri Kembangan is home to the MINES Resort City, a healthcare-oriented resort city. There used to be a theme park known as Mines Wonderland, which operated between 1997 and 2011. The development project also featured a shopping mall and the Palace of the Golden Horses, a luxury hotel.

MINES Business Park

Shopping[edit]

Seri Kembangan has three major malls: the aforementioned The Mines mall, an AEON store at Taman Equine and the South City Plaza.

Transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

Seri Kembangan is located at the intersection of three tolled highways - PLUS E2, Besraya E9 and KLS E37. The Maju Expressway E20 runs near the western fringe of this township. The interchange with KESAS E5 and MRR2 28 lies nearby.

Consequently, Seri Kembangan is regarded as the southern gateway into Kuala Lumpur for motorists travelling from southern Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca or Johor.

Public transportation[edit]

The main rail station serving Seri Kembangan is  KB05  KTM Serdang, part of the KTM Komuter network operated by state railway operator KTMB.

Alternately there is the  ST6  Sungai Besi LRT Station which is about 4 km north.

Education[edit]

Politics[edit]

At the national level, Seri Kembangan is part of the Serdang parliamentary constituency, currently represented by Ong Kian Ming of the DAP.[2] Meanwhile, Seri Kembangan forms its own constituency in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly. The incumbent assemblyperson is Ean Yong Hian Wah, also from the DAP.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Map." Australian International School, Malaysia. Retrieved on 23 September 2015. "Australian International School Malaysia 22 Jalan Anggerik, The MINES Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia"
  2. ^ "Ahli Parlimen". Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "ADN Kawasan N21 - N30". Portal Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 3°02′N 101°43′E / 3.033°N 101.717°E / 3.033; 101.717