Gombak District

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Gombak District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Gombak
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi ڬومبق
 • Chinese 鹅唛县
 • Tamil கோம்பாக்
Location of Gombak District in Selangor Darul Ehsan
Location of Gombak District in Selangor Darul Ehsan
Gombak District is located in Malaysia
Gombak District
Gombak District
Location of Gombak District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°20′N 102°40′E / 3.333°N 102.667°E / 3.333; 102.667Coordinates: 3°20′N 102°40′E / 3.333°N 102.667°E / 3.333; 102.667
Country  Malaysia
State  Selangor
Seat Bandar Baru Selayang
Local area government(s) Selayang Municipal Council
(West)
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council
(East)
Government
 • District officer Amirul Azizan Abdul Rahim[1]
 • Sultan's Representative Wan Mahmood Pawanteh[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 650.08 km2 (251.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 629,971
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 48xxx, 52xxx-54xxx, 68xxx
Calling code +6-03-41, +6-03-60, +6-03-61, +6-3-62
Vehicle registration plates B

The Gombak District is an administrative district located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang. Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands to the east. Both Gombak and Kuala Lumpur, along with some other districts in Selangor, are situated within the Klang Valley. Other localities that are situated in Gombak district include Batu Arang, Kuang, Rawang, Bandar Kundang, Gombak Town, Selayang, Kepong and Hulu Kelang.

The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM/UIAM) main campus is also located here as well as the Batu Caves. Gombak is also home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement, and it is the site of the Orang Asli Museum.

Gombak River merges with the larger Klang River in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting place of the two rivers is the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. At the center of the confluence is the Masjid Jamek.

Bird flu struck both Gombak and the Setapak areas in March 2006[citation needed] without causing any fatalities.

Gombak (town) also refers to as a locality (town/area/suburb) in the northern and central portion of the Setapak subdistrict (both in Gombak and Kuala Lumpur). Before 1974, Gombak was a town before it became a district. Gombak was home to the settlements of the first Minangkabau immigrants in the 1800s and was established soon after. Old mosques in the Gombak area such as the Masjid Lama Batu 6 Gombak are still standing to this day. Today, Gombak can be referred to both the town and district itself but the local's usually refers Gombak as the town, not the district.

Administrative divisions

Gombak District is divided into 4 mukims, which are:

Government

Gombak is partly administrated by two different local governments completely within it, which fall under the state jurisdiction, not the district:

Demographics

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[4]

Ethnic groups in Gombak , 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 396,012 62.9%
Chinese 147,488 23.4%
Indian 76,773 12.2%
Others 9,698 1.5%
Total 629,971 100%

Education

National education is under the purview of the Gombak District Education Office. As of 2014, there were 53 national type primary schools, eight national type (Chinese) primary schools, seven national type (Tamil) primary schools, 30 national type secondary schools (SMK), two national type secondary boarding schools (SM Berasrama Penuh), two national type secondary Islam religious school (SM Agama) and two national type secondary vocational schools (Kolej Vokasional)[citation needed]

Tourist attractions

Statue of Murugan at Batu Caves

Gombak has a large amount of recreational area and tourist attraction.

  1. Batu Caves
  2. Forest Research Institute Malaysia
  3. Batu Dam, Ulu Yam
  4. Orang Asli Museum
  5. Hutan Lipur Bukit Langong, Selayang
  6. Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua, Selayang
  7. Kancing Forest Park, Rawang
  8. Commonwealth Forest Park, Rawang
  9. Templer Park
  10. Tasik Biru Kundang, Kundang
  11. National Zoo of Malaysia
  12. Klang Gates Dam
  13. Batu Asah Waterfall, Hulu Kelang
  14. Ampang Forest Reserve, Hulu Kelang
  15. Bird Sanctuary, Bandar Tasik Puteri

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

Gombak, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts


List of Gombak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P97 Selayang William Leong Jee Keen Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P98 Gombak Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P99 Ampang Zuraida Kamarudin Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P107 Subang Sivarasa K. Rasiah Pakatan Harapan (PKR)


List of Gombak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P97 N13 Kuang Abdul Shukur Idrus Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P97 N14 Rawang Gan Pei Nei Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P97 N15 Taman Templer Zaidy Abdul Talib PAS
P98 N16 Batu Caves Amirudin Shari Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P98 N17 Gombak Setia Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan PAS
P98 N18 Hulu Kelang Saari Sungib Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P99 N19 Bukit Antarabangsa Mohamed Azmin Ali Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P99 N20 Lembah Jaya Khasim Abdul Aziz PAS
P107 N38 Paya Jaras Mohd Khairuddin Othman PAS

Transportation

Public transportation

 KJ1  Gombak is the terminus of the Kelana Jaya Line. KTM Komuter also has three stations within Gombak district (though two are in the Selayang parliamentary constituency instead):

Car

The district is considered the main gateway to the east coast states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, as the Gombak Toll Plaza, which is the beginning of the East Coast Expressway E8 is located here. The old Gombak–Bentong road Jkr-ft68.png also runs through here before terminating in Bentong, Pahang.

Meanwhile, the PLUS Expressway E1 also runs through Gombak district, providing exits to Rawang and Bukit Beruntung.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Perutusan Pegawai Daerah Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my. 
  2. ^ "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Orang Besar Daerah Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my. 
  3. ^ "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Profil Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my. 
  4. ^ a b "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
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