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Aerial view of Wangsa Maju
|State||Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur|
|• Local Authority||Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur|
|• Mayor||Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|Dialling code||+60 3|
Wangsa Maju in recent years has seen a lot of development, transforming this once traditional Chinese-majority township into a bustling urban areas with more and more high rise buildings being built to cater the increasing population. Although it's a relatively small area (only 65k+ voters) compared to its neighbouring Setiawangsa and Gombak, it has a very high concentration of Chinese temples and cultural activities taking place at all time. For example, there are usually over 10 'getai' or mega fest organised for Hungry Ghost Festival celebration in the 7th month of Chinese calendar.
The present site of Wangsa Maju was previously occupied by Setapak rubber estates from the 1900s until the 1980s, when the township was formed in 1984. Following the opening of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC) & Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Wangsa Maju has since become a major residential area for the students of TARC & UTAR.
- Sections 1 through 10
- Various housing area such as Wangsa Melawati, Desa Setapak, Taman Sri Rampai, Taman Bunga Raya
- Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Wangsa Maju (Known for W and V Number plate registration issuance)
- AEON Wangsa Maju (also known as Jusco or Alpha Angle Shopping Centre)
- AEON Big Wangsa Maju (used to be known as Carrefour)
- Wangsa Walk Mall
- Giant Setapak
- Setapak Central – Formerly KL Festival City
- Bangunan ZETRO (currently houses the headquarters of PLKN. Formerly known as Akademi TV3, later became SAL College.)
- Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC)
- Institute CECE
- VTAR Institute
- Wangsa Maju Teleport
- Wangsa Maju LRT station
- P. Ramlee Memorial
Wangsa Maju is well served by federal routes and expressways. Jalan Genting Klang links downtown Kuala Lumpur with Wangsa Maju and Setapak areas. Motorists from Ampang and Pandan Indah will instead opt for the MRR2 . The DUKE cuts through the southern part of Wangsa Maju. The old road to Gombak and Bentong (road ) also begins nearby.
Wangsa Maju Member of Parliament
The area was carved out of Setiawangsa Parliementary seat (P115) in 2004, resulting an independent Wangsa Maju Parliementary seat (P116). The area was represented by Datuk Yew Teong Loke (MCA) in 2004. In 2008 he lost to Wee Chee Keong (PKR) by merely 151 votes.