Sungai Buloh

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Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh
Coordinates: 3°12′36″N 101°32′59″E / 3.21000°N 101.54972°E / 3.21000; 101.54972Coordinates: 3°12′36″N 101°32′59″E / 3.21000°N 101.54972°E / 3.21000; 101.54972
CountryMalaysiaMalaysia
StateSelangorSelangor
Establishment1930
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode40160, 47000
Area code(s)+603-60, +603-614, +603-615

Sungai Buloh (Chinese: 双溪毛糯) is a city and mukim in Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. The name itself means "bamboo river" in the Malay language. It is located along the Kuala Selangor highway.

History[edit]

In 1930, in an isolated valley of Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, a group of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and Turks set up a contained community in the wake of the 1926 Leper Enactment Act, which required the segregation and treatment of those with the disease.

Sungai Buloh was the second biggest leprosy settlements in the world. It was equipped with advanced facilities and became a research centre for leprosy. Sungei Buloh was a pioneer project based on the "enlightened policy" of segregating leprosy patients in a self-supporting community following the principles of a garden city.

In 1935 and 1936, scrip was issued specifically for the settlement.

On May 7, 1991, Sungai Buloh suffered the explosion of the Bright Sparklers Firework factory in the city and the subsequent fire.[1]

Upscale neighbourhoods[edit]

It is also home to many prestigious housing areas, such as D'Sara Sentral, Bukit Rahman Putra, Sunway Rahman Putra, Taman Villa Putra, Sierramas and Valencia. Most of these neighborhoods are guarded and gated to provide the safest hospitality for the residents.

Education[edit]

There are currently two major high schools in Sungai Buloh – SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh and SMK Bukit Rahman Putra. Sungai Buloh also houses two international schools, IGB International School and elc International School in Sierramas.

Accessibility[edit]

Public transport[edit]

 KA08  SBK01  Sungai Buloh railway station is the main railway station serving the town. It is the interchange station of the KTM Komuter  2  Port Klang Line and the  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang MRT Line. Limited ETS high speed rail services are also available.

Car[edit]

The Kepong-Kuala Selangor highway Jkr-ft54.png runs through Sungai Buloh city. PLUS E1 exit 113 serves the city.

Governance[edit]

Sungai Buloh is under the jurisdiction of three local authorities;

  • Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, Paya Jaras, Bukit Rahman Putra and Kepong Cubitt Forest Village is under the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) in Petaling District
  • Hospital Sungai Buloh, Valencia, Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh, Sierramas, Taman Matang Jaya and Taman Impian Indah is under the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) in Gombak District and
  • the remaining areas near Puncak Alam such as Bandar Saujana Utama and Sungai Buloh Prison are under the Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) in Kuala Selangor District

Politics[edit]

The bulk of Sungai Buloh city is within the Paya Jaras state constituency, which is also one of three state seats in the Subang parliamentary constituency; though part of the town also spills into neighbouring Selayang constituency.

Name in other languages[edit]

According to a multilingual sign on the North–South Expressway, it is written as

  • Sungai Buloh in English
  • 双溪毛糯 (Shuāngxī Máonuò) in Chinese
  • Sungai Buloh in Vietnamese
  • สะพานสุไหงบูโละ in Thai

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pereira, Ian; David, Adrian (1993-04-17). "Painful memories of Bright Sparklers". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2010-12-10.