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Wangsa Maju

Wangsa Maju
Township
Aerial view of Wangsa Maju
Aerial view of Wangsa Maju
Wangsa Maju is located in Malaysia
Wangsa Maju
Location within Malaysia
Wangsa Maju is located in Kuala Lumpur
Wangsa Maju
Wangsa Maju shown within Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates:
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Wangsa Maju
Government
 • Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • Mayor Ahmad Fuad Ismail
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 53300
Dialling code +60 3
Police Wangsa Maju

Wangsa Maju[1] is a major township in Kuala Lumpur,[2] Malaysia. This area is surrounded by Setapak[3] and Gombak.[4]

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Facilities 2
  • Transport 3
  • Wangsa Maju Member of Parliament 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

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. Wangsa Maju has become one of the largest township in Kuala Lumpur after Bandar Tun Razak[5] and Bandar Tasik Selatan[6] in Cheras.[7] 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

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

Transport

Wangsa Maju LRT

Wangsa Maju is a home to two RapidKL LRT stations, Wangsa Maju LRT Station and the recently opened Sri Rampai LRT Station.

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.[9] In 2008 he lost to Wee Chee Keong (PKR) by merely 151 votes.[10]

Current incumbent MP is Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong (PKR) who won with majority of 5511 votes in 2013 13th general elections.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Wangsa Maju". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kuala Lumpur". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 13 Aug 2013. 
  3. ^ "Setapak". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gombak". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bandar Tun Razak". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bandar Tasik Selatan". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cheras". durianproperty.com.my. durianproperty.com.my. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Home". festivalcity.com.my. 
  9. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 
  10. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 
  11. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my. 

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