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Published: Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:07:39 AM

Sleepy Batang Kali wakes up to steady development

Healthy: Two senior citizens having a bath at the Batang Kali hot spring.

Healthy: Two senior citizens having a bath at the Batang Kali hot spring.

THE once sleepy Batang Kali town is now seeing development, with prices of property in Bandar Sungai Buaya, Bukit Beruntung, Bukit Sentosa and Prima Beruntung increasing.

Due to its proximity to Rawang town, Tesco hypermarket, a bus and taxi station and new shoplots, business is growing in this area.

Currently, most of the abandoned houses are slowly being occupied again.

It could be that those who cannot afford houses in area like Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Subang Jaya, are coming here.

This constituency has the highest number of taxpayers in the entire Hulu Selangor district.

With the steady development, residents also hope streetlights will be kept in working order, drains cleaned, rubbish collected on time and roads well maintained.

Bandar Bukit Beruntung Residents Association president Augustine Maria Dasan, pointed out that many problems were still unresolved.

“For example, there are huge potholes in Bukit Beruntung and Bukit Sentosa. Monsoon drains are filled with overgrowth and many residential areas have become public dumpsites.

“There are also more than 100 faulty streetlights in the area and residents are living in fear of snatch theft and other crimes,” he said.

Augustine pointed out that these were old problems that had not been resolved over the years.

The total number of voters in Batang Kali is 27,832.

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