17 Interesting facts about Cheras you should know before investing

1 Cheras was once home to only 500 residents, when known solely as a small tin mining town.

2 Cheras kick started with only 21 shophouses in Pudu Ulu, which served as the town centre for many years.

3 Fourteen of the original 21 shophouses were destroyed in a major fire that broke out in May 2010.

4 Jalan Pudu Hulu was once a main connecting road from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang. It stood as the only possible route to Singapore many years ago.

5 One folk tale claims that the origin of the name Cheras came from the mispronunciation of the word beras (rice) which was commonly grown in the vicinity in the late 1880s.

6 Majority of Cheras sits in Kuala Lumpur and a small portion shares the Selangor address therefore the area is shared by DBKL and the Kajang Municipal Council.

7 Cheras has 11 out of the 31 newly-completed MRT stations.

8 Cheras is made up of a melting pot of ethnic groups, including 79.82% Malays, 12.34% Chinese, 3.47% Indians, 2.33% non-Malaysians, 1.55% other bumiputras and 0.48% others. (PropSocial, 2018)

9 Many popular developers such as Sunway, Ekovest Bhd and Mah Sing Group Bhd are injecting vibrancy into Cheras, yet it is not uncommon to find high-rise properties sold between RM300,000 to RM500,000 within the vicinity.

10 Cheras is home to several amenities such as The Mines,You City, Leisure Mall, AEON Big, AEON, a Tesco Extra, the rebranded Cheras Sentral as well as the new MyTOWN, Ikea Cheras and SunwayVelocity.

11 Nature lovers living in Cheras can head to the Sungai Putih Hill Forest Reserve to bask in tranquility and rejuvenate with the gifts provided by Mother Nature or hike up Saga Hill.

12 Medical care is available at Columbia Asia Hospital Cheras, Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia or Pantai Cheras Medical Centre.

13 Cheras is home to many education institutions , including UCSI University, Sri Cempaka Internaional School, Asean Metropolitan University College, Seri Suria Private School and Sri Murni Private School.

14 Many affordable homes can be found within Cheras, especially closer to the Kajang area.However, property prices are steadily rising for projects launched closer to the Ampang area.

15 Cheras residents are known to leave their homes before sunrise and only return after sunset because the morning and after-work rush hours can result in bumper-to-bumper traffic congestion

16 The average rental listing price for non-landed homes is RM1,601 while landed and commercial properties are transacted at RM2,077 and RM3,316 respectively.

17 Some of the popular highways connecting Cheras to other parts of the Klang Valley include the Salak South Highway,Grand Saga Expressway, KL–Seremban Expressway, Sungai Besi Highway,and Cheras Highway.


Cheras boasts a healthy mix of age groups, gender and ethnic groups, makingit a sought after place to call home.

Must-have Numbers

To help you connect with important areas, here is a list of useful phone numbers.


Police & Ambulance 999

Fire 994

Civil Defense 991

From Mobile Phone 112

Traffic Police 03 2072 9044


Domino’s Pizza 1300 88 8333

McDonald’s 1300 13 1300

Pizza Hut 1300 82 2020


Airport Coach (Duta)03 6203 3064

Airport Coach(ChanSowLin) 03 4294 2550

Airport Coach (KLIA)03 8787 3894

Airport Limo03 9223 8080

Airport Limo(Booking)03 9223 8949

Besraya03 8941 8288

Intrakota 03 7726 2944

KESAS 03 5633 7188

KLIA03 8777 8888

KLIA Express 03 2267 7777

KLIA Exp (CustEnquiries) 03 2267 8000

KL Monorail 03 2267 9888

KL Sentral 03 2730 2000

KTM03 2263 1111

KTM - Call Center 03 2267 1200

Len Seng 03 4024 1977

Litrak 03 5633 3929

Park May 03 7982 7060

PLUS 03 7981 8000

PLUS - Ronda 03 2692 2000

Plusliner 03 2272 1586

Putra LRT 1 800 388228

SPRINT 03 7960 1050

SPRINT - Ronda 1 800 6868

Star LRT 1 800 388228

Toong Foong 03 9222 8053