Infobox Districts of Malaysian States
malaysian_state=Johor Darul Ta'zim

local_area_government=Kulaijaya District Office | Pejabat Daerah Kulaijaya
native_name=Kulaijaya 古来再也
district_office=Indahpura, Kulai
district_officer=Elias Hasran
parliament=P163 Kulai (Barisan Nasional-Malaysian Chinese Association 国阵-馬華)
state_assembly=Senai(DAP)•Bukit Batu(BN-GERAKAN)•Bukit Permai(BN-UMNO)
area=75,345 hect
population=159,427 (years 2000)


thumb|right|300px|Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the national university within Kulaijaya territory.]

Kulaijaya District is a district in the state of Johor in peninsular Malaysia around the town of Kulai (zh-tsp|t=古來|s=古来|p=gulái). It covers Kulai Town, Ayer Bemban, Bukit Batu, Kangkar Pulai, Kelapa Sawit, Saleng, Sedenak, Seelong, Senai, and Sengkang.


Kulaijaya District is administered by Kulaijaya District Office. Kulai sub-district was upgraded to a full-fledged district on 1 January 2008 and renamed as Kulaijaya District. [ [http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0622&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Johor&pg=wj_01.htm Daerah Kecil Kulai dinaik taraf] ] The district is recognised as the state's 9th district. [ [http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/6/1/nation/21422109&sec=nation Ledang set to become Johor’s newest district] ]

The local authorities of Kulai is Majlis Perbandaran Kulai (Kulai Municipal Council) and Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council0,the part of southern Kulaijaya, etc: Kangkar Pulai). Kulai Town also the administry centre of Kulaijaya District and Kulai Municipal Council.

The Parliamentary Seat Area of P163 KULAI is the biggest Chinese population (69%) area in Johor.


Kulai, the town is 29 km from Johor Bahru city and 8 km from Skudai. It is located in the center of district. Kulai town and others town within this district are located along the old trunk road linking Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The main road, Federal Route JKR|1, is lined with many retail shops. There are also many housing estates within the township. The town is surrounded by rubber and oil palm estates.


Locals are mostly involved in the agriculture sector, particularly in the oil palm and rubber estates surrounding the town. Many people work in small retail shops, which are located along the trunk road. Kulai has the first settlement of FELDA's (Federal Land Development Agency) oil palm plantation in the country - FELDA Taib Andak, which was launched by the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak. Kulai is still one of the main producers of palm oil in the country due to its numerous oil palm plantations. Kulai also exports fresh vegetables to Singapore on a daily basis.

The economy of Kulai has improved with numerous factories being set up in both Kulai and Senai. There are some public listed companies which have their offices in Kulai.

Kulaijaya is also within the Iskandar Malaysia.


The Chinese (59.1%) are concentrated in Kulai and Senai Town while the Malay (30.8%) are mostly in the Felda Scheme settlements. The Indians (9.8%) are mostly working in rubber estates, factories or run their businesses. [ [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/4/nation/20521826&sec=nation Tanjung Piai folk travel in huge numbers to support Ong] ]

The Chinese community in Kulai are mainly of the Hakka dialect group.

Foon Yew High School campus of Kulai located in this district to supply Chinese high school education for the community.


Internal network

Federal Trunk RoadJKR|1 is the most imprtant inner link in Kulaijaya District, with many access along the road such as Senai Airport RoadJKR|16, Pekan Nanas / Pontian Road, Jalan Skudai, Jalan Kota TinggiJKR|94, Diamond Interchange (access to Bandar Putra, Indahpura and proposed new NSE Exit), proposed Sengkang-Kota Tinggi Road Inner Ring Road. The government proposed to open a new road, Kulai-Senai Bypass,to resolve the traffic jam problem of the Federal Trunk Road.

Intercity network

Kulaijaya was an important stopover on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur trunk road in the 1970s and 1980s until the North-South Expressway(NSE) opened in 1994, which bypassed the town. The trunk road is now identified as Road One. The Second Link ExpresswayMES-E|3 is also a new access to connect to Nusajaya, Singapore(Tuas). And the proposed Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE)JKR|E22 is under construction.

The district also has 3 railway stations run by the Malayan Railway (KTM) in Kulai Town, Senai and Sedenak. NSE is also one of the access points to the Gunung Pulai nature reserve. Senai Airport, the international airport which serves Johor is within the municipality.

International network

Senai Utara Interchange(NSE)JKR|EXIT 253 is the south tis of the Asian Highway Network in the part of Asian Mainland.AHN-AH|2.

*Senai North Interchange(NSE)- Thailand - Burma - South Asia - Middle East - Iran


Sultan Ismail International Airport, also known as Senai International Airport is located in Senai, a strategic location within Kulaijaya District, with a structured highway and a proposed railway network, which will eventually stretch to China as well as providing easy access to the modern port facilities of the Tanjung Pelepas Port, Johor Port and Singapore.

Place of Interest

*Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) Recreational Forest
*Saleng Zoo
*Hutan Bandar Putra Kulai (Putra Recretion Forest)
*Palm Villa Golf & Country Resort
*Orchid Golf & Country Resort
*Nanyan Aquarium Centre, Ayer Bemban
*IOI Mall Shopping Complex

Towns Townships and Villages in district


*Ayer Bemban
*Bukit Batu
*Kangkar Pulai
*Kelapa Sawit


*Bandar Putra
*Asiatic Indahpura
*Taman Putri Kulai
*Taman Scientex Kulai
*Palm Villa


*Kampung Air Manis
*Kampung Jaya Sepakat
*Kampung Maju Jaya
*Kampung Melayu
*Kampung Melayu Sengkang
*Kampung Pertanian
*Kampung Pemuda Jaya
*Kampung Roscote
*Kampung Sri Pulai

FELDA Settlements

*Felda Bukit Batu
*Felda Bukit Besar
*Felda Bukit Permai
*Felda Bukit Ramun
*Felda Inas Utara & Selatan
*Felda Pasir Raja
*Felda Penggeli Timur
*Felda Sungai Sayong
*Felda Sungai Sibol
*Felda Taib Andak


External links

* [http://www.johordt.gov.my/ppdkulai/ Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah Kulai]
* [http://www.johordt.gov.my/mdkulai Majlis Perbandaran Kulai Official Website]
* [http://kulai.net/ Town website set up by local community]
* [http://www.kulaitalks.net Kulai Forum]
* [http://www.foonyewkulai.edu.my/ Foon Yew-Kulai High School]
* [http://www.utm.my Universiti Teknologi Malaysia]

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