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Kepong (GPS: 3.20379, 101.64137) is a town in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur and in fact straddles the border between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. To its west is Bukit Lanjan, to its south is Jalan Duta, to its east is Selayang and to its north is Sungai Buloh.

Kepong, which means to siege1 or surround in Malay, was the name of a mining settlement in the late 19th century. When the mines were exhausted, the area became a rubber plantation. Today it is a northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. As with many towns in Selangor, it straddles the border of Kuala Lumpur when the Federal Territory was created.

The main road through Kepong is Jalan Kepong, which runs from the Jalan Ipoh roundabout to the Middle Ring Road 2. The road crosses the KL-Selangor border near Sungai Keroh.

Map of Kepong

Places of Interest in Kepong

  1. Bukit Sri Bintang (GPS: 3.18436, 101.64646)
  2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) (GPS: 3.23486, 101.62984)
  3. Kepong Metropolitan Park (GPS: 3.22313, 101.64015)
  4. Taman Tasik Menjalara (GPS: 3.19342, 101.62811)
  5. Temasek Pewter Factory

Shopping in Kepong

  1. AEON Big Kepong (GPS: 3.21455, 101.64382)
  2. AEON Metro Prima (GPS: 3.2131, 101.63917)
  3. Brem Mall (GPS: 3.20441, 101.66751)

Townships in Kepong

  1. Bandar Menjalara
  2. Jinjang

Going to Kepong

Kepong is served by the Kepong Komuter Station and Kepong Sentral Komuter Station on the KTM Komuter Seremban Line.

References

  1. Kuala Lumpur Street Names by Mariana Isa & Maganjeet Kaut, published by Marshall Cavendish (2015) page 137.

List of Administrative Divisions in Kuala Lumpur

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