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Wangsa Maju is a township and a constituency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This area is surrounded by Setapak, Taman Melati and Gombak district in Selangor. Wangsa Maju is one of the largest townships in Kuala Lumpur and consists of many sections — Section 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 10.[1]

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
CountryMalaysia
StateFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyWangsa Maju
Government
 • Local AuthorityDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • MayorTan Sri Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
53000-53300
Dialling code+603-402, +603-403, , +603-410, +603-413, +603-414, +603-416
PoliceWangsa Maju

HistoryEdit

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.[1] 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.

Most residents are from the low to middle income group.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Wangsa Link, one of the commercial areas in Wangsa Maju.
  • Sections 1 through 10
  • Various housing area such as Wangsa Melawati, Desa Setapak, Taman Sri Rampai, Taman Bunga Raya
  • Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Wangsa Maju (Known for W and V Number plate registration issuance)
  • Bangunan ZETRO (currently houses the headquarters of PLKN. Formerly known as Akademi TV3, later became SAL College.)

ShoppingEdit

EducationEdit

OthersEdit

TransportEdit

Public transportEdit

 
Wangsa Maju LRT

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

Road networksEdit

Wangsa Maju is well served by federal routes and expressways. Jalan Genting Klang   links downtown Kuala Lumpur with Wangsa Maju and Setapak areas.[1] Motorists from Ampang and Pandan Indah will instead opt for the MRR2  .[1] The DUKE   cuts through the southern part of Wangsa Maju.[1] The old road to Gombak and Bentong (road  ) also begins nearby.

Wangsa Maju Member of ParliamentEdit

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.[4] In 2008 he lost to Wee Choo Keong (PKR) by merely 151 votes.[5]

The incumbent MP is Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew of Pakatan Harapan-PKR (former MCA member) who won with majority of 24,238 votes in the 14th general elections, she was the MP for Klang before 2008.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kaur, Sharen (9 August 2018). "Making an oasis in Wangsa Maju". New Straits Times. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ "A choice place to live with many high-rise and low-cost flats projects - Metro News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Setapak Central". setapakcentral.com.my.
  4. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my.
  5. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my.
  6. ^ "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia". pmo.gov.my.

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