BACKGROUND AND PROGRESS
Cheras is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The township is located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. Cheras is also adjacent to Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south, both of which are major cities within the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur.
SHOPPING, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Several local shopping centres were established in Cheras with varying success, they include Leisure Mall, Connaught Market Centre (Giant Hypermarket), Carrefour Cheras, Jaya Jusco, UE3 (Uncang Emas), Phoenix Plaza (which was opened in 1995 by film star Jackie Chan) and Hero Hyper Market, located at Taman Tasik Permaisuri and with the most recent one, Jusco (Cheras Selatan) situated near Belakong.
There are many shop houses, street markets and weekend markets all over the Cheras suburban estates. The pasar malam or night market is filled with pirated goods such as DVDs and counterfeit branded fashion attire. The pasar malam is always crowded.
|Bintang Walk is in KL and this pasar malam shall be Penguin Walk. Usually pasar malam is the source for oriental hawker food, but for this particular pasar malam it is hard to find any.
Cheras is also the home to the longest pasar malam in Malaysia at Taman Connaught.
Cheras hosts several LRT stations. On the Star LRT Line, the Cheras station is located in Jalan Ikan Emas.The Tun Razak Rail interchange is also connected to the KLIA through the KLIA Transit, a 20 minute journey. There are also a number of buses that goes through Cheras. Major highways in Cheras include Jalan Cheras and Jalan Cheras-Kajang.
Taman Tasik Permaisuri is a popular park located at the Bandar TunRazak which is a satellite town at the southern part of Kuala Lumpur. Officially opened in 1989, some of the main attractions seen at this park are a man-made lake with attractive fountains, a specially designed seven-tiered flower terrace named 'Laman Puteri', a traditional royal Malay Garden full of different species of tropicalflowers and a unique herb garden filled with only Malaysian herbs. The relaxing atmosphere found here is perfect for an evening stroll.
- Medical Centre
- Shopping Mall
- Police station
- Public transport – taxis and bus
- Schools and other education institution