In the north-eastern border of Kuala Lumpur
, here is Taman Melawati
, an independent town under the administration of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ). Nevertheless, its postcode utilizes the 53100 code which falls under the jurisdiction of Kuala Lumpur
As Taman Melawati
is surrounded by scenic lush greenery and hills, the area is given the nickname “Hollywood of Malaysia” due to high number of local celebrities and politicians residing there. It is significantly placed in the fully developed Melawati and the adjacent Wangsa Maju
which has easy connectivity to Kuala Lumpur city centre
by Jalan Ampang, Ampang Hulu Klang Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Genting Klang-Pahang Highway, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).
In addition, the Taman Melawati
neighbourhood also provides its residents with convenient access to public amenities and township facilities. Besides International School of Kuala Lumpur (Elementary Campus), there are numerous public schools around such as Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Melawati 1, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Melawati 2, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Melawati and Sekolah Rendah Jenis (Tamil) Kebangsaan Taman Melawati. A famous national zoo, Zoo Negara is situated close to Taman Melawati
and shopping centre such as Aeon (Previously named Jaya Jusco Alpha Angle), Aeon big (Previously named Carrefour hypermarket) and Giant Taman Permata are a walking distance away.
In terms of public transportation, Taman Melawati
is reachable by taking Rapid KL buses U20 and U23 direct from Kuala Lumpur
, Rapid KL bus T304 from Wangsa Maju LRT station not to mention Len Seng bus 191 from Masjid Jamek. Additionally, it is in close proximity to Wangsa Maju
, Setiawangsa or Jelatek Putra LRT stations. The town also provides its population with famous hiking spot in one of its undulating hills, specifically Bukit Tabur while the main entrance of the Klang Gates Dam sits in one of a hill in this town.