Pulau Meranti

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Pulau Meranti
Village
Flag of Pulau Meranti
Flag
Official seal of Pulau Meranti
Seal
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Government
 • Administered by Majlis Perbandaran Sepang
(Sepang Municipal Council)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 47100, 47120
Area code(s) +603-80
Website www.mpsepang.gov.my

Pulau Meranti is the oldest village in Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia under the northern Sepang constituency of Selangor and is administered by the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang).

This village is located halfway between Puchong and Cyberjaya, about 22 km south-west of downtown Kuala Lumpur, and is adjacent to Precint 11 in Putrajaya.

History

It has an area estimated at about more than 100 hectares, explored and founded by a Dato' Gede Biro Bin Jenangkin ('Gede' meaning big in Javanese and 'Biro', an origin from Palembang, Indonesia) around the 1890s.

Until today, the fourth and fifth generation descendants of Dato' Gede Biro still reside in this village and the original residents of this village use Palembang dialect as a spoken dialect of Malay in daily conversations.

Features

Pulau Meranti village is divided into five areas:

  1. Kampung Masjid (name given because it has the only mosque located in the village)
  2. Kampung Pulau Meranti Dalam ([art of it is now a new housing development known as Taman Putra Perdana)
  3. Pulau Ibol (lost due to development)
  4. Kampung Batu Sembilan
  5. Kampung Sg Rasau

Notable events

On 8 March 2014, the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people on board, following its last contact with air traffic control 41 minutes after take-off. On 9 March 2014, the Government of Malaysia had established an Operations Coordination Centre at the National Disaster Command Centre (NDCC) in Pulau Meranti, Cyberjaya to monitor the development of the situation.[1][2][3]

Transportation

Car

The E26 SKVE, E20 MEX and E11 LDP highways run around the boundaries of this village, as well as

Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Puchong.

Public transportation

The nearest railway/metro station is the  KT3  Putrajaya/Cyberjaya ERL station on the KLIA Transit system. A station on the MRT SSP Line will be built near this village.

Causeway Link bus 608 goes towards IOI Puchong Jaya LRT station via Puchong Utama bus hub, Batu 14 Puchong and Bandar Puteri Puchong. The Puchong Utama bus hub connects with RapidKL bus 600, towards Pasar Seni, Kuala Lumpur.

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES AIRCRAFT MH370, 9 March 2014
  2. ^ Astro Awani, MH370: Sidang media Pemangku Menteri Pengangkutan, 8 March 2014
  3. ^ The Star, Missing MAS flight: Malaysia grateful for assistance in search and rescue operations, says Anifah, 9 March 2014

Coordinates: 2°57′N 101°38′E / 2.950°N 101.633°E / 2.950; 101.633


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