Wangsa Maju is a major
township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This area is surrounded by Setapak and
Wangsa Maju in recent years has seen a lot of development, transforming
this once traditional Chinese-majority township into a bustling urban
areas with more and more high rise buildings being built to cater the
The present site of Wangsa
Maju was previously occupied by Setapak rubber estates from the 1900s
until the 1980s, when the township was formed in 1984. Wangsa Maju has
become one of the largest township in Kuala Lumpur after
Bandar Tun Razak and Bandar Tasik
Selatan in Cheras.
There are also several
government offices and agencies located here, such as Lembaga Hasil Dalam
Negeri (LHDN), Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN), Jabatan Imigresen,
Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ), & etc.
Following the opening of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC) &
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Wangsa Maju has since become a major
residential area for the students of TARC & UTAR.