Ampang


         

AMPANG

 

Ampang Jaya, more commonly known as just Ampang, is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is the fifth largest town or city in Malaysia after Subang JayaKuala LumpurKlang and Johor Bahru. It borders a district within Kuala Lumpur also known as Ampang. It covers the Selangor districts of Gombak and Hulu Langat. Ampang is often confused withJalan Ampang, a street in Kuala Lumpur which is home to many foreign diplomatic missions. It is administered by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).

Ampang is often called 'Korea Town' because of the large South Korean expatriate community living here.

Geography

Situated to the east of Kuala Lumpur, Ampang is easily accessible from Jalan Tun Razak or Jalan Ulu Kelang from the Hulu Klang or Setapak areas. It is also accessible from Cheras through Jalan Shamelin, from Jalan Tun Razak through Jalan Kampung Pandan via Taman Cempaka, from Kampung Pandan through Jalan Kampung Pandan Dalam via Taman Nirwana, from MRR2 via Pandan Indah & Taman Kencana and from Hulu Langat town through the mountain pass. Wangsa MajuSetapakKLCC and Salak Selatanare close to Ampang.

Neighbourhood

The oldest neighbourhoods are Ampang New Village, Ampang Town, Ampang Malay Village, Bandar Baru Ampang, Taman Dagang and the Dato' Ahmad Razali Flats. Other major neighbourhoods in Ampang are Ampang Indah, Ampang Mewah, Ampang Permai, Ampang Jaya, Lembah Jaya, Taman Dagang, Taman Ampang Indah, Kampung Ampang Indah, Taman Dagang Jaya, Taman Cahaya, Taman Cempaka, Taman Kosas, Taman Rasmi Jaya, Taman Bukit Indah, Taman Kesuma, Pandan Jaya and Pandan Indah and Taman Tun Abdul Razak (Taman TAR). Taman TAR is one of the most expensive residential areas in the country. The new upcoming developments are Beverly Heights, AmberHills, 20Trees, Ukay Heights, Kemensah Heights, Nusa Tropika, SetiaHills, Duta Suria, RiverView & The Valley TTDI. 

Food

Ampang is quite famous for its Yong tau foo, a Chinese stuffed vegetable soup dish with Hakka origins. Three restaurants in Kampung Baru Ampang (Restoran Foong Foong, Ampang Yong Tau Foo and Ampang Homeland) and Restoran Jing Ji Xiang in Taman Cahaya serve the dish. Ampang also has many Korean restaurants, mostly near the Ampang One Avenue apartments near the Ampang Point shopping complex.

Shopping 

Ampang has a few small shopping complexes such as Ampang Point (near One Ampang Avenue and beside the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), MidPoint (Pandan Indah), Paragon (Taman Muda Ampang), Pandan Kapital (beside Menara MPAJ in Pandan Indah), Spectrum Mall Ampang (Bandar Baru Ampang), Galaxy Ampang (near Taman Nirwana Ampang) and Ampang Tesco (beside the MRR2 near the Pandan Jaya exit) and also a newly opened Carrefour Ampang at the end of Jalan Ampang, near Taman Dagang. 

International Schools

Nearby shools are International School of Kuala Lumpur (Secondary & Primary), Sayfol International School & Fairview International School (Ampang Campus). 

Hospitals

Ampang presently has three hospitals: Ampang Putri Hospital (behind Ampang Point shopping complex), Pantai Hospital Pandan Indah (Pandan Indah) and Hospital Ampang (Pandan Mewah).

Parks

For nature lovers, the National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara) is nearby and is one of the best attractions in Ampang, Selangor. Located in Hulu Klang, the National Zoo is only 10 minutes away from Ampang through Jalan Hulu Klang from Ampang Point shopping mall.

Virtually unknown to outsiders, Taman Rimba Ampang is a small recreational park with a small & shallow river. Those who want a short break from the busy Kuala Lumpur city life can visit this park for its quiet environment and the river's cool and clear waters. Located in Lembah Jaya, this park used to be a popular spot before megamalls were built around Kuala Lumpur. Presently, this park is known only to long-time Ampang residents and is still being frequented by some. The Kuala Lumpur Look Out Point Tourist Complex is a popular hot spot located at Jalan Ampang-Hulu Langat

Popular Developments

Condominiums : 20Trees East, Duta Suria, Seri Ampang Hilir, Sastra, Dedaun, U-Thant Residence, Gallery Uthant,Amarin Wickham, Cinta, Iringan Hijau, The Madge, etc. 

Houses : 20Trees West, Sunway Rydgeway, Siarah Oakleaf, Setiahills, Beverly Heights, TAR Villas, Taman TAR, Amberhills.

 

 

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