Wangsa Maju

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Wangsa Maju
Township
Aerial view of Wangsa Maju
Aerial view of Wangsa Maju
Wangsa Maju is located in Malaysia
Wangsa Maju
Wangsa Maju
Location within Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°12′2″N 101°44′23″E / 3.20056°N 101.73972°E / 3.20056; 101.73972
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Wangsa Maju
Government
 • Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 53300
Dialling code +60 3
Police Wangsa Maju

Wangsa Maju (Chinese: 旺沙马朱) is a major township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This area is surrounded by Setapak, Taman Melati and Gombak district in Selangor.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

Wangsa Link, one of the commercial areas in Wangsa Maju.

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Wangsa Maju LRT

Wangsa Maju is home to two RapidKL LRT stations,  KJ3  Wangsa Maju LRT Station and  KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT Station.

Car[edit]

Wangsa Maju is well served by federal routes and expressways. Jalan Genting Klang Jkr-ft2.png links downtown Kuala Lumpur with Wangsa Maju and Setapak areas. Motorists from Ampang and Pandan Indah will instead opt for the MRR2 Jkr-ft28.png. The DUKE E33 cuts through the southern part of Wangsa Maju. The old road to Gombak and Bentong (road Jkr-ft68.png) also begins nearby.

Wangsa Maju Member of Parliament[edit]

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.[2] In 2008 he lost to Wee Chee Keong (PKR) by merely 151 votes.[3]

The incumbent MP is Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong (of PKR) who won with majority of 5511 votes in the 13th general elections.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Setapak Central". setapakcentral.com.my. 
  2. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 
  3. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 
  4. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°11′58″N 101°44′24″E / 3.199495°N 101.7400196°E / 3.199495; 101.7400196