The Kulai District is a district in the state of Johor, Malaysia. Its district capital is Kulai Town. It covers Kulai Town, Ayer Bemban, Bandar Putra Kulai, Bukit Batu, Indahpura, Kangkar Pulai, Kelapa Sawit, Saleng, Sedenak, Seelong, Senai, Sengkang and Taman Putri. Kulai is also within Iskandar Malaysia economic zone.
|District of Malaysia|
|• Jawi||دايره كولاي|
Location of Kulai District in Johor
|Local area government(s)||Kulai Municipal Council|
|• District officer||Kamarudin Abdullah|
|• Total||753.75 km2 (291.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC+8)|
|Vehicle registration plates||J|
With an area of 753.75 km2, Kulai is the smallest district in Johor, covering 3.96% of the state area.
The local authorities of Kulai are Kulai Municipal Council and Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council, the part of southern Kulai, etc.: Kangkar Pulai. Kulai Town also the administry centre of Kulai District and Kulai Municipal Council.
The Chinese (65.4%) are concentrated in Kulai and Senai Town while the Malay population (26.5%) mostly on FELDA settlements and on some traditional Malay villages along the old trunk road. The Indians (7.8%) are mostly working in rubber estates, factories or run their businesses.
The Chinese community in Kulai are mainly of the Hakka dialect group.
Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit
List of Kulai district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P163||Kulai||Teo Nie Ching||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
List of Kulai district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P163||N50||Bukit Permai||Ali Mazat Salleh||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|P163||N51||Bukit Batu||Jimmy Puah Wee Tse||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|P163||N52||Senai||Wong Shu Qi||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
The main economy activities in the district are information and communication technology, biotechnology and logistics.
Skudai Highway or Federal route 1 is the most important inner link in Kulai District, with many access along the road such as Senai Airport Highway 16, 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.
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. Senai North Interchange (NSE)EXIT 253 is the connection to Singapore (from the east to the west).NSE is also one of the access points to the Mount Pulai nature reserve. Senai Airport, the international airport which serves Johor is within the municipality.
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