Cheras is a suburban area located in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. It is nestled in the southeast region of the city. It borders Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south. Both these cities are well established in the metropolitan vicinity of Kuala Lumpur, making Cheras a particularly progressive township.
Cheras facilitates a significant number of housing estates and shopping centres and is well linked with expressways and multiple trunk roads. A separate township called the Pekan Batu 9 Cheras, residing just 2 kilometres away from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur is situated within the area too. Hence property in the area is in high demand by families and city workers alike.
Governed by the administration of Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (Kajang Municipal Council), Cheras is among the six sub-districts of Hulu Langat. And according to a poll done in 2000, relative to the other six, Cheras has the highest population density.
Amenities and Facilities
Education prospects within Cheras are not one to be taken lightly. It is renowned for good schools and institutes of higher learning. Home to one of the biggest, most well-affiliated nursing colleges in the Asia Pacific region, Master skill College of Nursing and Health, Cheras attracts driven students from various parts of the country and the world.
Apart from that, the government is also heavily invested in constructing and expanding academies, particularly within the Bandar Tun Razak region. A fully boarding, upper secondary school already positioned within the region, Alam Shah Science School (ASiS) has been placed under the group of High Performance Schools since 2011. Besides that, SM Sains Selangor is another residential school developed here.
Other recognised universities situated in different areas within the district include UCSI University and Kolej Teknologi YPC-iTWEB and Cyberbernetics International College of Technology (CiCT). Courses offered at UCSI range from music to medicine, making it an institute with a pretty diverse academic experience.
Cheras has a number of international sports facilities, consisting of football stadiums, badminton stadiums and swimming centres. The district also aided in hosting the 1995 SEA games and 1998 Commonwealth Games, so its amenities are top-notch.
Accessibility and Transportation
Cheras is established with hosts of LRT stations and bus services, therefore getting in and around it can be a breeze. Notably the Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS) Rail interchange in the district is linked to KLIA via the ERL Expressway. And this route only takes a short 20-minute journey. The BTS Rail is also connected to the KTM Intercity Railway and the Interstate bus station, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), which was recently developed.