Setapak is a major suburb in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Kuala Lumpur and has an area of 160 km2. The northern limit of Setapak is Gunung Bunga Buah; its north-eastern limit is Gunung Bidai; to the east is Bukit Dinding and to the south-east is the Padang Tembak. The Titiwangsa Recreational Park is located just south of Setapak. Loke Yew Hill is a place of major historical interest in this town. Named after the Chinese philanthropist, this hill contains ruins of a fortress surrounding the dilapidated villa which belonged to the Loke family. It is also the burial ground for the Loke family.
In 1961 the Zoological society was formed, and the National Zoo of Malaysia (Zoo Negara) in Setapak was officially opened by the Prime Minister on 16th November 1963. The Zoo is situated about 13 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, en route to Ulu Klang and situated on a 42-acre (17 ha) semi-virgin jungle with a reserve of 100 acres (40 ha) for further development. Other attractions include the P. Ramlee Memorial located at Taman P. Ramlee (formerly Taman Forlong) and Setapak Hot Springs.
Today, what is regarded as 'Setapak' consists of the township of Wangsa Maju, as well as the first few kilometres of Jalan Pahang and some surrounding areas. The Titiwangsa Recreational Park is located just south of Setapak. Loke Yew Hill is a place of major historical interest in this town. Named after the Chinese philanthropist, this hill contains ruins of a fortress surrounding the dilapidated villa which belonged to the Loke family. It is also the burial ground for the Loke family.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is an international airport, which located in Sepang, Selangor. Both terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 airport are located about 50 minutes from Setapak.
There are LRT and monorail routes connecting the vicinity of Setapak. Monorail's last station is located in Titiwangsa, few meters from Titiwangsa Lake Garden. Sentul and Wangsamaju LRT stations are among the closest stations to the Setapak area.
Suria KLCC is Malaysia's premier shopping destination located at Kuala Lumpur prestigious commercial address, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It offers an array of goods and services to please and pamper the needs of shoppers; from fashion, entertainment, arts & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets. Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, Suria KLCC is surrounded by hotels, office buildings, a scenic park and dancing fountains, promising hours of leisurely pleasure. From whichever entrance you take, the excitement hits you the minute you step into the sensational splendour and diversity of the centre.
Located in the north-eastern fringe of Kuala Lumpur, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is a recreational park with a large lake as its main attraction. A popular rendezvous amongst city dwellers, it offers tennis courts, an exercise area, a playground for children and other recreational facilities for water sports, jogging and the like. Located nearby is the Remote Control (RC) Car track that is complete with a drivers platform and seating for spectators, making it a popular attraction among RC enthusiasts on the weekends. Also within the vicinity of the park is a stadium. This 95 hectares park is a vast area that consists of a 57 hectares lake where anglers will be glad to know that they are allowed to fish here. Other facilities at the park include a Remote Control car track, a cycling track, a football field, a boathouse and aquatic activities, a viewing tower, playground and pavilion.