Seri Kembangan

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Seri Kembangan, formerly known as Serdang New Village, is a town located in Selangor, Malaysia. The town is now a considerable city in size - can be seen on the North-South Expressway Southern Route.

History

Seri Kembangan was established as the Serdang New Village in 1952 when the British moved Malaysian Chinese villagers living around Sungai Besi to a centralised location due to the Communist threat during the Malayan Emergency following the Briggs Plan.

In its early days, the village had 50 houses and all were built from scratch because the British only provided empty plots of land. The area was close to rubber estates and the jungle posed dangers of a different kind. Most of the 15,000 inhabitants earned meagre incomes as mining workers and rubber tappers.

At one point, the Seri Kembangan New Village was known for cottage industries like shoe-making but this has been overtaken by more profitable ventures.

There are now 2,500 houses with only a smattering of the original wooden houses left and the population is estimated to be 150,000, largely made up of entrepreneurs, businessmen, professionals, government servants who works in Putrajaya & other multinational corporations employees located in Cyberjaya.

More developments took place in between 2000–2005 and other prominent developments includes AEON Taman Equine, Mcdonalds, Pasar Borong Selangor (whole sale market), Pappa Rich Kopitiam, Station 1 cafe, Boston Concept Restaurant, MayBank, Giant Hypermarket and other...
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