Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Neighbourhood Review


Setapak is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur which is known to be densely populated and heavily congested at all times. While originally a tin mining area cum rubber tree plantation in the 1880s, Setapak is now a bustling hub of activity which never sleeps.

As Setapak is a matured suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the area is filled with houses that are significantly aged. The homes that are found here are usually on the tired side, and in need of refurbishment.

Additionally, it has been reported that Setapak has an exceptionally high crime rate and one of the high profile cases that occurred here is the murder of Nurin Jazlin in 2007. With several institutes of higher education such as the Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) within its vicinity, Setapak has a higher than average number of students.

Despite Setapak already being a densely populated suburb, the government has proposed to built 800 units of affordable homes under the PR1MA scheme. Nevertheless, Setapak is generally a choice location for those looking to rent out their homes to the constant flow of students who study at the local university.

While Setapak was an area that used to have a limited number of connecting roads to the city in the past, it now has many new roads which connects to main, if usually congested highways, such as the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).

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KESAS Highway, DUKE Highway, MRR2


Ethnic Group

This chart represents the ethnic group of residents in Setapak. *

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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. (Wikipedia)

* Data obtained from official source.

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Transacted Prices

This is a representation of historical transaction prices within the neighbourhood, categorised by non-landed (condominium, serviced apartment, apartment), landed (townhouse, terrace, bungalow, semi-detached, house) and commercial (office, shop).

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Transacted Prices will give you an idea of the neighbourhood’s property price trend.

Analysis & Comparison

Analysis and comparison of average transaction, for sale and for rent prices for landed, non-landed and commercial properties within Setapak *

* To provide you the most accurate information some columns may appear as ‘Insufficient Data’ due to insufficient transactions in the area

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Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Kuala Lumpur Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year of 2011 - 2015

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A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. (Wikipedia)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) line shows an increment in prices of essential goods on a yearly basis, while the Percentage Changes line shows the level of changes in price increments over the years. For example, a dip in the CPI line may indicate a low level of price increment as compared to the previous year while a surge in CPI line shows a high level of price increment as compared to the previous year.

The above graph shows 1.363% of price changes in essential goods such as rice, meat and tobacco between the years 2011 and 2012, while increasing in difference to 1.633% in 2013. Prices of essential goods then increasing to 3.308% in the year 2014 while surging by 3.019% in 2015.

While the prices of essential goods have shown a variation in the Percentage Changes, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the other hand indicates a reality of ever increasing prices in essential goods with increments between the years 2011 - 2015 at 102.7 in 2011, 104.1 in 2012, 105.8 in 2013, 109.3 in 2014, 112.6 in 2015.

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Lo Chin Hooi
A Glooming district next to KL city centre
a good place to stay
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Stayed in setapak for more than 6 years
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