A relatively new township in
Ipoh, Perak, Meru or Bandar Meru Raya is adjacent to Jelapang and Chemor. Meru is home to over 10 government buildings including the National Audit Department and the National Archives of Malaysia and is it an area that is expanding due to the demand in housing in this area. Residential properties here include bungalows, semi-detached houses, terraced houses and condominiums. Meru is an area that is easily accessible with plenty of amenities.
With regard to commute and transportation, Meru is a town that is easily accessible and well connected to its surrounding areas and the other parts of Ipoh via main roads such as Jalan Chemur and via the North South Expressway, Ipoh City is just a 15 minute drive away. The Amanjaya Bus Terminal, which is the main bus terminal for Ipoh, is also located in Meru. One can find intercity busses to most of the state of Malaysia here at the Amanjaya Bus Terminal. Taxis are also available.
In terms of education, there are quite a number of schools that are located at Meru and its surrounding areas including Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jati, Bestari Integrated Islamic School, Yuk Choy High School as well as Tenby International School Ipoh and AMETIS International School. There are numerous kindergartens that cater to preschool aged children in the community at Meru including MRC Joyful Schooling Programme, Smart Reader Kids Bandar Meru Raya, and Brainy Bunch Meru Ipoh. There are also child care centres, music schools, and tuition centers that are located at this township.
There are numerous restaurants and eateries that are located at Meru, and dining out is very affordable at Meru. Most of the restaurants and eateries here are halal, catering to the large Muslim community here. Among the restaurants here include Chachi’s Restaurant, Mecca Towers, Nasi Kandar Naina, Restoran Kuey Teow Kerang Thot, Claypot Fish Curry & Banana Leaf Ipoh and Joe’s Delight. Fast food outlets such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Domino’s Pizza and McDonald’s also have their outlets here at Meru. There are also many food and beverage outlets as well as retail outlets located at Mydin Meru Raya, where groceries and basic food and necessities can be bought. Besides this, mini markets and grocery stores are also available and one can easily pop in to one of these to get whatever they need. The closest shopping mall would be AEON Kinta City Shopping Mall about a 15 minutes’ drive and Ipoh Parade a 20 minutes’ drive both, via the North South Expressway. Other amenities that are located at Meru include clinics and pharmacies, places of worship, banks and ATMs. Besides this, the ‘Bulatan Meru Raya’ is a huge roundabout with playground equipment where families gather in the evenings to exercise. Food trucks will park here in the evenings and regular events are held at this roundabout.
Properties at Meru are both freehold and leasehold and it is definitely worth exploring the property market at Meru. This area is ideal, for individuals, families as well as those who are working in the area. Meru is a township that is strategically located with plenty of amenities in the area. Its excellent connectivity results in property here being highly sought after and easily rented out. Additionally, the many government buildings in this area means that the government will have a hand in helping to develop this area. There are many projects and developments at Meru that are worth checking out including Desa Meru Idaman, Meru Heights Residences @ Scientex Meru, Golf Vista Resort Homes, Ipoh, Taman Meru and Meru Valley Eco Village.
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