Kajang, a relatively small township in the eastern region of Selangor, is Hulu Langat’s district capital. Dwelling approximately 21 kilometers from Malaysia’s bustling capital Kuala Lumpur, Kajang - although small indeed - has experienced significant growth due to its proximity to the city. It is also included as part of Klang Valley or Greater Kuala Lumpur.
The Sungai Chua area particularly shows elevation in property value with an expected further hike in the near future. Apart from that, since 2004 a number of other townships have sprouted within the region. These include Taman Prima Saujana (accessible directly from Jalan Cheras) and Taman Kajang Perdana, also known as Kajang Highlands. A noteworthy amount of high-end developments have also mushroomed in the area. Twin Palms, Sri Banyan, Country Heights, Jade Hills and Prima Paramount are among them.
Amenities and Facilities
Kajang has an array of modern and older shopping complexes. One of the oldest malls, The Billion Shopping Center within Kajang Town, has been in the vicinity for more than 15 years. Even more astounding is the recent expansion of its bigger ‘alter ego’ in Taman Technology Kajang. Other than that, alternative shopping complexes include Plaza Metro Kajang, Kota Kajang and Metro Point, which has only lately been opened and running.
There too has been a high influx in the number of new hypermarkets - Giant being the first one and following that Tesco. Both of these centres are located in close proximity creating a hub for shoppers within the town.
In line with many other Malaysian towns, Kajang houses a string of night market or more commonly known locally as pasar malams. These offer local souvenirs and unique knick-knacks and not to forget a wide spectrum of local cuisines.
Famous for a range of Malaysian dishes, Kajang is acknowledged as Satay Town among tourists. Notably renowned for its satay, a kind of barbecued meat on a thin stick. Restoran Malaysia and Haji Samuri are two go to places for this delicacy.
Accessibility and Transportation
Kajang in itself is decently linked with many primary highways and expressways. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway, which forms Kajang’s ring road, Cheras-Kajang Expressway, North-South Expressway and lying at the southern part of the town near Semenyih, Kajang-Seremban Expressway (LEKAS) are among them. Other forms of public transport available include bus, taxi and train services. The soon to be actualised Klang Valley MRT station in Bandar Kajang exceptionally has stirred considerable buzz.