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Kulaijaya District

District of Malaysia
Flag of Kulai古来再也
Country  Malaysia
State Johor Darul Ta'zim
Seat Bandar Kulai
 • District officer Kamarudin Abdullah
 • Total 753.45 km2 (290.91 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 246,721
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)

Kulai District is a district in the state of Johor, Malaysia. It covers Bandar Kulai, Ayer Bemban, Bukit Batu, Kangkar Pulai, Kelapa Sawit, Saleng, Sedenak, Seelong, Senai and Sengkang.


  • Administration 1
  • Geography 2
  • Economy 3
  • Demography 4
  • Infrastructure 5
    • Internal network 5.1
    • Intercity network 5.2
    • International network 5.3
    • Airport 5.4
  • Places of interest 6
  • Towns Townships and Villages in district 7
    • Towns 7.1
    • Townships 7.2
    • Villages 7.3
    • FELDA Settlements 7.4
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Kulaijaya district and the capital Kulai

Kulai District is administered by Kulai District Office. Kulai sub-district was upgraded to a full-fledged district on 1 January 2008 and renamed as Kulai District.[1] The district is recognised as the state's 9th district.[2]

The local authorities of Kulai are Kulai Municipal Council and Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council, the part of southern Kulai, etc.: Kangkar Pulai. Bandar Kulai also the administry centre of Kulai District and Kulai Municipal Council.


Kulai, is located 29 km from Johor Bahru city and 8 km from Skudai. It is located in the center of district. Kulai town and others town within this district are located along the old trunk road linking Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The main road, Federal Route 1, is lined with many retail shops. There are also many housing estates within the township. The town is surrounded by rubber and oil palm estates.


Many locals are involved in the agriculture sector, particularly in the oil palm and rubber estates surrounding the town. Many people work in small retail shops, which are located along the trunk road. Kulai has the first of FELDA's (Federal Land Development Agency) settlements to plant oil palm in the country - FELDA Taib Andak, which was launched by the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak. Kulai also exports fresh vegetables to Singapore on a daily basis.

The economy of Kulai has improved with numerous factories being set up in both Kulai and Senai. There are some public listed companies have their offices and factories in Kulai, such as Yi-Lai Industry Berhad, and SCGM Berhad.

Kulai is also within the Iskandar Malaysia development district.


The Chinese (59.1%) are concentrated in Kulai and Senai Town while the Malay population (30.8%) mostly on the FELDA's settlements and on some traditional Malay villages along the old trunk road. The Indians (9.8%) are mostly working in rubber estates, factories or run their businesses.[3]

The Chinese community in Kulai are mainly of the Hakka dialect group.

Foon Yew High School Kulai Campus

Foon Yew High School campus of Kulai located in this district to supply Chinese high school education for the community.


Internal network

Skudai Highway or Federal route 1 1 is the most important inner link in Kulai District, with many access along the road such as Senai Airport Highway16, Skudai–Pontian Highway 5, Jalan Kulai-Kota Tinggi 94, Diamond Interchange (access to Bandar Putra, Indahpura and proposed new NSE Exit), proposed Kulai Inner Ring Road. The government proposed to open a new road, Kulai-Senai Bypass, to resolve the traffic jam problem of the Skudai Highway.

Intercity network

Kulai was an important stopover on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur trunk road in the 1970s and 1980s until the North–South Expressway (NSE) E2 opened in 1994, which bypassed the town. The Second Link ExpresswayE3 is also a new access to connect to Nusajaya, Singapore (Tuas). The Senai–Desaru Expressway (SDE) E22 connect Senai and Desaru more quickly. The district also has 3 railway stations run by the Malayan Railway (KTM) in Bandar Kulai, Senai and Sedenak. NSE is also one of the access points to the Gunung Pulai nature reserve. Senai Airport, the international airport which serves Johor is within the municipality.

International network

Senai North Interchange (NSE)EXIT 253 is the connection to Singapore (from the east to the west).


Senai International Airport

Senai International Airport is located in Senai, a strategic location within Kulai District, with a structured highway and a proposed railway network, which will eventually stretch to China as well as providing easy access to the modern port facilities of the Tanjung Pelepas Port, Johor Port and Singapore.

Places of interest

  • Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) Recreational Forest
  • Saleng Zoo (closed down in 2011)
  • Hutan Bandar Putra Kulai (Putra Recreation Forest)
  • Palm Villa Golf & Country Resort
  • Orchid Golf & Country Resort
  • Nanyan Aquarium Centre, Ayer Bemban
  • IOI Mall Shopping Complex
  • Johor Premium Outlets
  • Hua Guo Shan Temple, Sedenak

Towns Townships and Villages in district

Hutan Bandar Putra, a new recreation park in Kulai.




FELDA Settlements


  1. ^ Daerah Kecil Kulai dinaik taraf
  2. ^ Ledang set to become Johor’s newest district
  3. ^ Tanjung Piai folk travel in huge numbers to support Ong

External links

  • Majlis Perbandaran Kulai Official Website
  • Kulai District Education Department's Website

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