Sungai Buloh

Sungai Buloh

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Sungai Buloh

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Sungai Buloh is a town in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is a 15-minute drive from Sungai Buloh to Kuala Lumpur, the national capital. The name itself literally means "bamboo river" in the Malay language.


Seventy-eight years ago, in an isolated valley of Bukit Lagong, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, a group of Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians set up a contained community in the wake of the 1926 Leper Enactment Act, which required the segregation and treatment of those with the disease.

From the time it was built in 1930, Sungai Buloh was one of the biggest leprosy settlements in the-then British Empire, and the second biggest in the world. It was equipped with advanced facilities and planned following the principals of a garden city. It was a pioneer project based on the "enlightened policy" of segregating leprosy patients in a self-supporting community.

Over the years, the settlement also became a research centre for leprosy. Now Sungai Buloh is better known for flowers and plants rather than with leprosy, as commercial nurseries thrive there.

On May 7, 1991, saw for fire and explosion of the Bright Sparklers Firework factory in the town.

Upscale Neighbourhoods

It is also home to many prestigious housing areas, such as Bukit Rahman Putra, Sunway Rahman Putra, Sierramas and Valencia. These neighbourhoods are guarded and gated to provide the safest hospitality for the residents.


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