Photographer's Note

The above photo is showing two different type of local houses, double storey terrace houses and condominiums that found at a residential quarter in Cheras.

Terrace houses at Cheras are built around 20 - 30 years ago, condominiums are just popular at Cheras since decade ago. Before that, there is some villages that full with wooden houses and clump that dense with wild plants.

Today, Cheras is a prosperous living area with dense population, it is a living area that extend from the center of capital city Kuala Lumpur. Cheras has population around 250,400 in 2010.

CHERAS (Wikipedia)

Cheras is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The township is located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. Cheras is also adjacent to Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south, both of which are major cities within the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur.

* * * Origins * * *

Originally, Cheras is the name of an ancient kingdom situated currenltly in kerala region. cheras kings were known as keralaputras Outside of Malaysia on the central part of the island of Sumatra are a group of people called the Karo Bataks carrying Dravidian clan names such as Chera, Chola, Pandya, and Pallava.

In the 80' for the surrounding community as specially the Chinese, before the named of Cheras, it was called as "Jiu Lai" 蕉赖(In Cantonese), all the way from 3 1/2 Miles to 11 Miles towards Kajang. back then there was 3 major suburb in Jiu Lai 5 1/2 Miles which is "Yulek" 友力 means "energized" (Today known as Taman Cheras) and "Boton" 宝敦 means "Treasure fortress" (Today known as Taman Midah) and Cheras Baru was "6 Miles Village" 六哩村.

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