Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Sentul is a suburb located within the northern part of the city centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the constituency of Batu. The vicinity of Sentul is sandwiched between Segambut and Titiwangsa.

Sentul
Suburb
CountryMalaysia
StateFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
ConstituencyBatu
Government
  Local AuthorityDewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
51000
PoliceSentul District Police Headquarters
FireSentul Fire and Rescue Station

History

Sentul is a former railway hub famous for its old-world charm, historical temples and prewar shops.[1] During World War II, Sentul was one of the last towns in Kuala Lumpur that was heavily bombed by the British B-29 planes without any warning on 19 February 1945. The bomb targets were two rail complexes managed by Marai Tetsudo, the Japanese name for the former Federated Malay States Railway (FMSR). The destruction of the central workshop signified the end of the Japanese Occupation in Malaya.[2]

Most of the early residents in Sentul were Indians working in the train depot and central workshop built by the British, dating back to 1896.[3]

Education

Primary schools [4]

  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sentul
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Sentul 1
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Sentul 2
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan La Salle (1) Sentul
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul 1
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul 2
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul Utama
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Perak
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan (L) Methodist Sentul (Methodist Boys Primary School, Sentul)
  • SJK (C) Chi Man
  • SJK (C) Sentul
  • SJK (C) Sentul Pasar
  • SJK (T) Sentul
  • SJK (T) St Joseph
  • SJK (T) Thamboosamy Pillai

Secondary schools [5]

  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sentul
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Sentul
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Maxwell
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan La Salle Sentul
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sentul Utama
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (L) Methodist Sentul (Methodist Boys Secondary School, Sentul)

Place of Worship

  • Athi Eswaran Temple Sentul
  • Sri Jayanti Buddhist Temple Sentul
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church

Accessibility

Sentul is easily accessible via the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Sultan Iskandar Highway, Jalan Duta-Segambut Highway, and Sentul Link, as well as through arterial roads such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Pahang, Jalan Kuching, and Jalan Kepong.

Sentul is serviced by two light rapid transit (LRT) stations,  AG2  SP2  Sentul and  AG1  SP1  Sentul Timur on the 34 Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines; and a commuter rail station,  KC01  Sentul on KTM Komuter 1 Seremban Line. In the future, Sentul will also be serviced by a mass rapid transit (MRT) station,  SSP16  Sentul Barat, on the 12 Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line, which is expected to be completed in 2022.

References

  1. "Sentul: Buzzing with activity". TheEdge. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. "Sentul - a historic railway town". TheStar. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. "Sentul's history is reflected in its old-world charm". TheStar. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. "All primary schools in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Jan 2020". myschoolchildren.com. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  5. "All secondary schools in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Jan 2020". myschoolchildren.com. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

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