Sungai Buloh, often known as Sungei Buloh, is a town, a mukim (commune), and a parliamentary constituency in Petaling, Selangor, Malaysia. In Malay, the name literally translates to “bamboo river.” Along the Kuala Selangor highway, it lies 16 kilometres northwest of downtown Kuala Lumpur and 8 kilometres north of Subang Airport. Sungai Buloh is in the Petaling Region’s northern reaches, abutting Damansara, Subang, Kuang, and Kepong on the other side of the Selangor-Federal Territory border. Given Sungai Buloh’s fame and safety, many people wish to move here. Edgeprop is a trusted property website that has allowed many of these people to find their dream rentals and dream homes.
Although railway services had reached Sungai Buloh by the 1890s, there were no definite historical records about the town’s origin and settlement.
Many people believe that Sungai Buloh obtained its name from the Sungai Buloh river, which flows through Kuala Selangor District from the Strait of Malacca. Sungai Buloh is also the name of a town near Jeram, Kuala Selangor, where the river’s estuary begins.
In the aftermath of the 1926 Leper Enactment Act, which required the segregation and treatment of persons with the disease, a group of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians, and Turks established a contained community in Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, in 1930.
Sungai Buloh used to be the world’s second-largest leprosy community. It was outfitted with cutting-edge technology and has remained a leprosy research center to this day. Sungei Buloh was a pioneering experiment based on the “enlightened policy” of separating leprosy sufferers in a self-sustaining community based on garden city ideas.
Scrip (voucher) was issued expressly for the settlement in 1935 and 1936.
The Bright Sparklers Fireworks factory explosion and ensuing fire occurred in Sungai Buloh in May 1991.
In Sungai Buloh, there are three public high schools: SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh, SMK Bukit Rahman Putra, and SMK Sierramas. IGB International School, located behind the railway/metro station, and Elc International School, located in Sierramas, are two international schools in Sungai Buloh.
Sungai Buloh railway station (KA08 SBK01) is the town’s primary railway station. It is the first stop on the 9 MRT Kajang Line and is served by the 2 Port Klang Line of KTM Komuter. ETS KTM ETS high-speed rail services are also available in limited quantities.
Jkr-ft54.png, the Kepong-Kuala Selangor highway, travels through Sungai Buloh and intersects with Jkr-ft15.png, the Kepong-Kuala Selangor highway (to Subang Airport and Subang Jaya). The city is served by E1 exit 113.
The Sungai Buloh parliamentary constituency has its name and is represented by Sungai Buloh. The majority of Sungai Buloh is contained within the Paya Jaras state constituency, which is also one of two state seats in the parliamentary constituency; however, a small portion of the town extends into the Selayang constituency.
Neighborhoods and residential areas of Sungai Buloh include:
Bukit Rahman Putra
Bandar Sri Damansara
Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh
Taman Villa Putra
The majority of these neighborhoods are secured and gated to ensure the residents’ safety. The wards of Matang Pagar, Bandar Saujana Utama, and Bandar Sri Coalfields, though frequently included in Sungai Buloh, are technically part of the neighboring towns of Kuang and Kuala Selangor, respectively. Despite being infrequently classified as part of Sungai Buloh, the neighboring municipality of Kota Damansara is part of the same parliamentary constituency as Sungai Buloh.