Kajang

Kajang is a city in Selangor.

Get in

Kajang, with a population of 229,655 (as of 2006) is a town in the eastern part of Selangor, Malaysia (2.98° N, 101.77° E). It is located about 20 km south of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. Kajang is accessible from Kuala Lumpur by driving, public bus or by train.

By car

As with major cities in Selangor, Kajang is very well connected through networks of highways. If you're coming from the northern area (e.g. from Kuala Lumpur), it is accessible via North-South Expressway (PLUS South - E2) through Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway (E37) or alternatively via Cheras-Kajang Highway (CKE - E7).

From the south (e.g. Seremban), it is accessible via PLUS South and Kajang-Seremban Expressway (LEKAS - E21). Meanwhile, if you're coming from the west (e.g Shah Alam, Puchong), the most prominent highways are Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and East-West Link Expressway (E37) through Federal Highway (2).

By train

From KL Sentral station, take a train on KTM line toward Seremban station. Kajang station is just 6 stops from KL Sentral. The station is located approximately 1.5 km south of Kajang Stadium.

Get around

One of the well known places in Kajang is Sungai Chua. The population of Kajang has grown rapidly in the past few years. As of 2004, new Kajang townships have been developed and are currently buzzing with night-life. These include the Prima Saujana,Taman Kantan Permai and Kajang Perdana (Kajang Highlands) housing estates. Areas surrounding these new townships are easily accessible via the new SILK Expressway.

By bus

Although traveling by bus is not the most preferred for the Kajang population, it is still the cheapest mode of transportation available. RapidKL serves frequently on numerous routes connecting Kajang with Kuala Lumpur on the northern side and Beranang on the southern side. Note that the frequency may reduced during peak hours due to traffic congestion. As such, for traveling during peak hours, it is advisable to catch the BET2 bus that utilises tolled highways.

Buy

Kajang has a host of new and old shopping complexes. The Billion Shopping Center in Kajang town has been around for more than 15 years, and now has a new and larger counterpart in Taman Technology Kajang. Metro Kajang and Kota Kajang are two other shopping complexes in Kajang.

There has been a recent boom in the opening of new hypermarkets in Kajang. Giant was the first hypermarket in Kajang. Tesco, which is located nearby Giant hypermarket was the second hypermarket.

Another shopping complex has recently been built by the same developer/owner (Metro Kajang) of Plaza Metro Kajang with the name of Metro Point, and is situated near Kajang High School. It is currently open and running.

As common with many Malaysian towns, Kajang also has a number of night market (better known to locals as Pasar Malam). If you want to get a taste of local delicacies, night markets great place as they offer lots of choices. One of the popular night market are Pasar Malam Taman Mesra, located at Jalan Sungai Sekamat, off Jalan Cheras at the corner of Shell petrol station.

Eat

Kajang is famous for its sate Kajang (satay), a form of skewered barbecued meat. Informally, Kajang is known as the "Satay Town", and is famous among tourists and locals alike.

Non-halal food

Steamed fish and spicy soup from Kajang and Semenyih has also gained popularity in recent years.

There are also Pizza Hut, KFC, and McDonalds franchises in Kajang town.

Sleep

For F&B, there are the Oriental Imperial Chinese Restaurant, Subarashi Japanese Restaurant and the Citarasa Restaurant coffee house. For a more relaxed place, there are the Solitaire Pub, Lobby Lounge and the Blue Diamond Club

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