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Balakong

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Balakong or Cheras South is a township in Selangor, Malaysia. Balakong is situated exactly at the boundary of Cheras. The township consists mainly of residential condominiums, office complexes and factories. Landmark AEON Jusco Cheras Selatan Balakong and HistoryNameAccording to local Chinese resident, the name Balakong comes from the Chinese New Village which name is Balakong Chinese New Village. The village was drawn up and barred wired by the British government during the Communist Emergency Period.There was a river running through the village, whose name was Sungai Balak. The immediate guess was the village was named after the river. The meaning of Kong has 2 origins.One was "Kong" in Hakka, which means port or location. There was upper kong and lower kong within the village. the other meaning was said to be "ong", which means prosperity.Before 1980s (1980–1990)The village was surrounded by rubber plantation used Tin Mining Lakes. Most families in the village were rubber tappers. There was a primary school, a few Chinese temple, a wet market, a Lutheran church(on a hilltop), a cowboy town street, a people's town hall and a football field. The village was divided by Sungai Balak.After 1990s{1990–2008}During the development of Taming Jaya. the Locals said that the developer Taming Jaya had rebuild the balakong road, a two lane aside highway started from Mines wonderland to Cheras 11th mile.Later, Taman Connaught from behind of the village had a road connect Cheras.Taming Jaya had develop rubber plantation opposite the village into a small-industry area and housing estate.TodayToday (Cheras South)(Jusco
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