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Bandar Utama is a township located within the Damansara subdivision of the Petaling district in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is primarily a residential suburb, but is also home to the 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Damansara is a one of 36 subdivisions of the district of Petaling in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. ... Petaling is a district located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia, not to be confused with the town of Petaling Jaya located in it. ... State motto: Dipelihara Allah State anthem: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Capital Shah Alam Royal capital Klang Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Sultan Sharafuddin  - Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo History    - Federated into FMS 1895   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 7,956 km² Population  - 2005... 1 Utama, also unofficially known as One Utama, is a popular shopping mall in Bandar Utama, a suburb of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia operated and developed by Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd. ...

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Demographics

As of 2004 it is estimated that there are 59,040 people residing in Bandar Utama. The primary residents appear to be Chinese, followed by Indian and Malay. However, there were nearby squatter settlements of illegal immigrants in the neighbouring Kayu Ara village which is enclosed by Bandar Utama and Damansara Utama. They have now mostly been relocated to nearby low-cost flats and their squatter houses demolished to make way for legal developments. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about occupying land without permission. ... Illegal immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently, in violation of the law or without documents permitting an immigrant to settle in that country. ... Damansara Utama is a suburb of Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. ...


History

Until 1991, the area of Bandar Utama consisted of nothing more than palm oil estates. In the early 1990s, development began in Bandar Utama under See Hoy Chan Holdings Sdn. Bhd., and an attempt to modernise the area was made, with the opening of a TV3 station in Bandar Utama, as well as the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, which became increasingly well known after the Jaya Jusco chain of department stores shifted their outlet in Kuala Lumpur/Selangor from their old quarters in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Utama in 1995. Palm oil from Ghana with its natural dark color visible, 2 litres Palm oil block Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. ... Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (STMB) or TV3 was incorporated in 1983 as Malaysia’s first commercial television station. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... State motto: Dipelihara Allah State anthem: Duli Yang Maha Mulia Capital Shah Alam Royal capital Klang Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Sultan Sharafuddin  - Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo History    - Federated into FMS 1895   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 7,956 km² Population  - 2005... Taman Tun Dr Ismail is a main township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...


With the opening of schools in 1997 and 1998, as well as the establishment of Kolej Bandar Utama, a tertiary institution, Bandar Utama began to grow. As of 2004, construction of the residential areas of BU7, BU10 and BU6(comprised of 2 1/2 storey houses) has been completed. These are newer sections of Bandar Utama compared to the older sections, BU1 until BU4, which were completed in phases beginning from 1991 till 1996.


Geography

Bandar Utama is roughly 1000 acres (4 km²) in size, and is divided into 12 sections ranging from BU1 to BU12. These sections are served by roads, e.g. Jalan BU2/5 where "Jalan" is a Malay word meaning road, BU2 is the section and 5 is the road number. Houses on one side of the road are numbered evenly, and the other side are numbered oddly, so one side of a road will consist of houses 2, 4, 6, 8 and so forth while the opposite will have houses numbered 1, 3, 5, 7 and so on.


A bridge over the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) joins the two parts of Bandar Utama, sections BU1 till BU10 and BU11 with BU12, which are separated by the NKVE. The New Klang Valley Expressway, or the NKVE (the official name as stated on the website of PLUS Expressways Berhad, the highway concessionaire) refers to a stretch of the North-South Expressway in Peninsular Malaysia which starts from Bukit Raja near Klang town, and ends at Jalan Duta in Kuala...


To go to Bandar Utama, via the northbound route of NKVE, you should see the Sony building on your left, right after the toll plaza. Continue straight, all the way down until you see an intersection on your left leading to Damansara Jaya. Make a U-turn here and continue. Just before you see the toll booth again, go up the ramp on your left. At the traffic light you can opt to turn left to go to BU11/BU12 or to turn right to head to the BU1 till BU10. Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... The Damansara Jaya township consists of Sections SS22 and SS22A of the town of Petaling Jaya in Selangor, Malaysia. ...


If coming from the Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP; in English, the Damansara-Puchong Expressway), look out for Taman Tun Dr Ismail on your left. When you see the intersection leading to it on your left, turn right instead towards the 1 Utama shopping centre, and Bandar Utama. If coming from the opposite direction, look out for the pink facade of One Utama on your left and turn left at the appropriate intersection. The cable bridge of Damansara-Puchong Expressway spanning over its intersection with Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya. ... Taman Tun Dr Ismail is a main township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...


Places

Places of worship

For Christians, there are no active churches in Bandar Utama as of 2004. Most Charismatics opt for Grace Assembly or Damansara Utama Methodist Church, both of which are located in Taman SEA (SEA Park). Roman Catholics tend to worship at the Church of St. Ignatius, near Kampung Cempaka (Cempaka Village) or Kristus Aman, located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The charismatic movement began... Catholic is an adjective derived from the Greek adjective , meaning general; universal (cf. ... St. ... Taman Tun Dr Ismail is a main township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...


There is a surau (prayer hall) for Muslims around BU3 and BU4, and the squatter village of Kayu Ara has a mosque. For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Buddhists can join the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society, located at No. 52, Jalan BU 11/16. A silhouette of a Buddha statue at Ayutthaya, Thailand. ...


As of 2004 there are no places of worship for Hindus in Bandar Utama. Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ...


Education

There are 3 primary schools (not inclusive of 2 vernacular primary schools) and four secondary schools in Bandar Utama. The first primary school was opened near BU12 in 1998, but as of 2004 has began to languish due to the opening of primary schools on the other side of Bandar Utama.


The first secondary school SMK Bandar Utama was also opened around the same time. The school has enjoyed an increase in media coverage particularly due to their performance in the annual The Star National Best School Newspaper Competition; in which the 2003 class of 4 Adil won runner-up. This includes a recent Student Exchange Programme held between Peicai Secondary School, Singapore and SMK Bandar Utama which had gained the approval from the Ministry Of Education with the aim to foster stronger relations between the schools in our neighbouring country. This programme had also been highlighted in stuff@school pullout of The Star newspaper. Recently, in early 2007, the school beat Bandar Utama 4 and Damansara Jaya in the Tan Sri Datuk Wira Abdul Rahman Arshad cup; in the first and second rounds. Against Damansara Jaya, the school's third speaker was named Best Speaker. The school's Drama Team landed third place at the Drama competition for the Damansara zone; with their comedy The Poser Dilemma. SMK Bandar Utama is a school located within the Damansara subdivision of the Petaling district in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. ...


There is a propensity for some parents to school their children outside Bandar Utama, particularly for those living on the BU11/BU12 side, who tend to send their children to the Tropicana primary or secondary schools in Sunway Damansara, or the highly reputed primary and secondary schools at Damansara Utama and Damansara Jaya. Damansara Utama is a suburb of Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. ... The Damansara Jaya township consists of Sections SS22 and SS22A of the town of Petaling Jaya in Selangor, Malaysia. ...


For example, SMK Damansara Jaya not only excels academically, it has also built a strong name for itself in co-curricular activities. A very prominent product of SMK Damansara Jaya is its debate team which, to date, has won eight national inter-school debating titles in the last seven years. These tournaments include the prestigious national Tan Sri Datuk Wira Abdul Rahman Arshad Cup (2001 and 2003), Taylor’s College Annual Inter-School Debate competition (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006) and HELP University College’s Tan Sri Paduka Dr Saleha Debate Cup (2004 and 2006). Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damansara Jaya (SMKDJ), also known as Damansara Jaya High School situated in Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. ...


There is also KBU International College (KBU), a private tertiary institution.


See also: Education in Malaysia Educational oversight Minister Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education Hishamuddin Hussein, Mustapa Mohamed National education budget RM5 billion[3] (2006) Primary languages Malay, English, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil National system Established 1956 Literacy (2006)  â€¢ Men  â€¢ Women 92. ...


Community Centre

There is a community centre that was recently built (circa 2004-2005), that is situated between BU6 and BU3. This community centre contains a community hall, a football (soccer) field, and a few badminton courts. It was built as a trade-off for not building low-cost houses. Soccer redirects here. ...


Commercial complexes

Residents of Bandar Utama tend to shop at the 1 Utama shopping mall, the largest in Damansara. 1 Utama is located at the far end of the BU1 till BU10 side (right along the Damansara-Puchong Expressway), and quite a distance from BU11 and BU12. It is tenanted by almost every international brand, and includes homegrown brands such as Giant supermarket and some very large cineplex. A significant number of international tourists also shop at 1 Utama. It has been well patronised since its opening in 1995, allowing it to more than double its size since then. As of 2004 it spans more than 5 million square feet, making it one of the largest malls in Malaysia. Construction is under way to further extend its size. Damansara is a one of 36 subdivisions of the district of Petaling in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. ... The cable bridge of Damansara-Puchong Expressway spanning over its intersection with Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya. ... A panoramic view of the front of a new Giant Food store opened in 2004 in Baltimore City, Maryland. ... Cineplex Odeon Cinemas was one of North Americas largest movie theatre operators, with theatres in its home country of Canada and the United States. ...


Centrepoint, a much smaller commercial complex is also frequented by those who do not feel like travelling to the far end of Bandar Utama. It is located in the heart of the neighbourhood, and is much more cosy than One Utama. It thrives in particular on officeworkers in a hurry having their lunch breaks, as well as students from the three secondary schools within walking distance of it, who dislike the food provided by the school canteens for lunch. It is also right next to a McDonald's drive-through franchise. Centrepoint can refer to Centre Point in London, UK Sydney Tower in Sydney, Australia Centrepoint, a UK charity for homeless young people This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ...


A Tesco outlet, the Ikano Power Centre, the Curve mall and the largest Ikea outlet in Southeast Asia have opened in the adjacent township of Mutiara Damansara. This has provided ever more choice to the residents of Bandar Utama. There are also free bus services from the Curve to Bintang Walk, and from 1 Utama to Sri Hartamas. For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... A Power Centre is an unenclosed shopping centre that usually contains three or more big box retailers and various smaller retailers (usually located in plazas) with a common parking area shared among all the retailers. ... In mathematics, the concept of a curve tries to capture the intuitive idea of a geometrical one-dimensional and continuous object. ... Map of countries with IKEA stores. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Mutiara Damansara is a new township in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. ... In mathematics, the concept of a curve tries to capture the intuitive idea of a geometrical one-dimensional and continuous object. ... A view from outside Sungai Wang showing the Bukit Bintang monorail station and Lot 10. ... Sri Hartamas (Glowing Estates in English) or Taman Sri Hartamas (translation Glowing Estates Park) is a residential suburban neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...


Covered parking in 1 Utama is RM1 for the 1st 6 hours, and costs RM 2.00 for the consecutive hours. Recently the administration of 1Utama's parking lots added a convenient Touch n Go service to the parking system, and it costs RM1.10 for the first 6 hours, and RM2.20 for the consecutive hours, basically being 10% more than paying by cash. There is also a Preferred Parking zone located at the new wing on Level 3, charging slightly more. The open air parking is at a flat rate of RM1 per entry. They have reinstated a free pass-through for the car park if you are parking or passing through the car park for less than 15 minutes. RM may mean: Real Madrid, a Spanish football (soccer) club Marshall Islands: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code R. Madhavan Ranch to Market Road, a type of secondary state highway in Texas Random map (a randomly generated map in strategy games) Rapid manufacturing, the use of computer automated additive manufacturing... A standard Touch n Go card. ...


Centrepoint recently introduced parking fees effective 1st April 2006. On weekdays, the first hour is free of charge. The second and third hours are charged at 50sen each, and the following hours at RM1 each. There is no charge for entry after 6pm on weekdays, and all day for weekends and public holidays. You do not need to validate your parking ticket if you are exiting within the free parking timeframe allocated.


There are frequent bus transfers to and from the Kelana Jaya LRT station at 30 minute intervals at the New Wing bus stop. There are also RapidKL busses serving the area. Kelana Jaya is a main township in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. ... LRT is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings: Light rail transit Lothian Region Transport, the moniker applied to the municipally-owned bus operation in Edinburgh, Scotland between 1975 and 2000 Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija, the Lithuanian member of the European Broadcasting Union This is a disambiguation page — a... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ...


The ramp heading downwards from the NKVE flyover (connecting both sides of Bandar Utama) to Tropicana and the Damansara NKVE toll has since been closed for construction work. To get to the toll booth, you will have to now take the KL-bound exit and make a U-Turn at the Damansara Jaya exit, keeping in mind not to go on the flyover passing over the nearest U-Turn.


Administration

Bandar Utama, like most of Damansara, falls under the jurisdiction of the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (Petaling Jaya City Council). Like the rest of Damansara, it too falls under the parliamentary constituency of Subang, and thus is represented in parliament by Karnail Singh Nijhar. In the State Assembly of Selangor it is represented by Yong Dai Ying of the Gerakan Nasional political party under the constituency of Bukit Lanjan. Nickname: Motto: Mesra, Cepat, Tepat (English: Friendly, Expedient, Precise) Country Malaysia State Selangor Establishment 1954 Granted city status 2006, June 20 Government  - Mayor Tn. ... The Malaysian Houses of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. ... Subang is a small town in Petaling district in Selangor, Malaysia. ... Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar is a Member of the Malaysian Parliament representing the Subang constituency and also one of the three vice-presidents of the Malaysian Indian Congress. ...


See also

Bandar Utama bus hub is a bus interchange in Petaling Jaya. ...

External links

  • Bandar Utama maps
  • 1 Utama shopping center
  • Bandar Utama district guide
  • Bandar Utama Central Park

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Bandar Utama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1653 words)
Bandar Utama is a township located within the Damansara subdivision of the Petaling district in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.
Bandar Utama is roughly 1000 acres (4 km²) in size, and is divided into 12 sections ranging from BU1 to BU12.
There is a propensity for some parents to school their children outside Bandar Utama, particularly for those living on the BU11/BU12 side, who tend to send their children to the Tropicana primary or secondary schools in Sunway Damansara, or the highly reputed primary and secondary schools at Damansara Utama and Damansara Jaya.
Damansara Utama: Information from Answers.com (441 words)
Damansara Utama is a suburb of Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Although Damansara Utama does not have any shopping malls, it is in proximity to shopping complexes in Bandar Utama, where most of the former's residents do their shopping.
Primary and secondary education is provided by the SK Damansara Utama or Damansara Utama Primary school and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damansara Utama[1] / SMK Damansara Utama / Damansara Utama Secondary School, respectively.
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