Kepong

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Kepong
Town
Other transcription(s)
 •  Jawiكڤوڠ
 •  Chinese甲洞
Taman Usahawan Kepong 04 Jan 2015 (1).JPG
Kepong is located in Malaysia
Kepong
Kepong
Location within Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°12′51.2″N 101°38′20.1″E / 3.214222°N 101.638917°E / 3.214222; 101.638917
Latitude and Longitude:

3°12′51.2″N 101°38′20.1″E / 3.214222°N 101.638917°E / 3.214222; 101.638917
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Kepong
Government
 •  Local AuthorityDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 •  Mayor Mahadi Che Ngah
Time zone UTC+8 ( MST)
Postcode
52xxx, 51xxx
Dialling code+603-62

Kepong is a town in northern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The name is a Malay word meaning "Enclose" or "Surround", [1] as the town is surrounded by a mountain range.

Places of interest

  • FRIM Kepong (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) [2]
  • Temasek Pewter Factory, Jalan Kuang Bulan, Taman Kepong[ citation needed]
  • Chinese Temples in Kepong
  • Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Temple
  • Kepong Metropolitan Park, 90 hectares in total size, one of the largest parks in Kuala Lumpur. Easy access from Batu Caves direction of Middle Ring Road 2, exit to Kepong before elevated bridge, visible from the highway[ citation needed]
  • Taman Rekreasi (Lake Gardens) Bandar Menjalara[ citation needed]
  • Central Park in Desa Park City [3]

Infrastructure

DUKE Highway Phase 2, a 7.4 km elevated tolled highway which connects Bandar Sri Damansara and Segambut. This highway has interchanges located at Menjalara and Segambut. [4]

Transportation

Public transport

There are two KTM stations:  KA06  Kepong station and the later built  KA07  Kepong Sentral station (which is a connecting station to the MRT Putrajaya line). Both stations are located on the KTM Komuter Port Klang Line. Kepong Sentral is also served by a limited number of ETS services ( KL to Ipoh).

The MRT Putrajaya line has five stations serving Kepong, which are  PY08  Sri Damansara Timur,  PY09  Metro Prima,  PY10  Kepong Baru,  PY11  Jinjang and  PY12  Sri Delima stations. The stations opened in June 2022 as part of the line's Phase One operation. [5] [6]

RapidKL, SJ Bus and Selangor Omnibus provides bus transport in the area.

Politics

Kepong is one of the 11 parliamentary constituencies of the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur represented in the Malaysian Parliament. The current Member of Parliament representing the constituency is Lim Lip Eng [7] from the Pakatan Harapan- Democratic Action Party.

Community organisations

  • Ti-Ratana Community Centre – Kepong
  • Kepong Methodist Youth Fellowship
  • Christ Evangelical Reformed Church - Kepong Growth Group

References

  1. ^ "Google Translate". translate.google.com.
  2. ^ https://www.frim.gov.my/
  3. ^ "8 parks in KL you should visit". 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "What Time Is It In Sadakan Malaysia Just Now". malaysiandigest.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2017.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL ( link)
  5. ^ "Putrajaya MRT on track to open". The Star Online. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  6. ^ "JLN Ipoh-Segambut-JLN Kuching-Kepong corridor: New developments to be catalysts | New Straits Times". 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia - Profile Ahli Dewan".