Bangi, Malaysia, Asia
Year1975latitude: 2° 57'
longitude: 101° 47'
Planning organizationNone
Nationality initiator(s)None
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Target population100,000
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Literature- D.R. Phillips and A.G.O. Yeh (eds.), New Towns in East and South-east Asia: Planning and development, New York 1987, 160

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Bangi was planned in 1975 as a university town to attract people away from the congested inner core of Malaysia by providing a complete range of housing, educational, industrial and commercial facilities, spread over an area of 1,612 hectares. It is located 30 km south of Kuala Lumpur. The location of the National university of Malaysia in its immediate vicinity led to the decision to plan Bangi as a university town. In addition to the university, other training institutions and research centres are located in the town. Demand of industrial land in Bangi is high because of its proximity to the federal highway linking Seremban, to KL and Port Klang. despite teh high demand for its industrial lots, the overall population residing in Bangi has remained consistently below the predicted totals. Employees prefer to live outside Bangi in teh nearby towns of Kajang, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. The Central business district had yet to be developed in the eighties because the popualtion had failed to attain a minimum threshold of about 30.000 persons.


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