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Subang Jaya

Subang Jaya
City
Subang Jaya City Centre at dusk.
Subang Jaya City Centre at dusk.
Flag of Subang Jaya
Flag
Official seal of Subang Jaya
Seal
Subang Jaya is located in Malaysia
Subang Jaya
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates:
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Establishment 1974
Granted
Municipal Status
1997
Government
 • Administered by Subang Jaya Municipal Council
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (auto sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 708,296
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8j)
Website .my.gov.mpsjwww

Subang Jaya (commonly called "Subang" by locals) is a suburban city in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located about 20 km west of the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It comprises the southern third district of Petaling, making it the 5th most populous city in Malaysia. Subang Jaya consists of SS12 to SS19, Bandar Sunway, USJ, Putra Heights and Batu Tiga. The city is governed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), which also governs other areas of the Petaling district under Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Puchong and Seri Kembangan.

Chinese make up the majority of the population at 44.7% followed by the Malays at 42.3%, Indians at 12.4% and others 0.6%. [1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Climate 2
  • Governance 3
  • Shopping, leisure, entertainment and hotels 4
  • Recreation 5
  • Industrial 6
  • Education 7
    • Primary schools 7.1
    • Secondary schools 7.2
    • Higher Education 7.3
  • Healthcare 8
  • Places of worship 9
  • Development 10
  • Transport 11
  • Sister cities 12
  • References 13
  • External links 14

History

Subang Jaya was originally a township of Petaling Jaya. However, due to the high population and rapid developments, it had earned its own municipality , the Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya. The city was developed by Sime UEP Properties Berhad, the property development arm of the Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby. The site was formerly a rubber plantation called Seafield Estate under the municipality of Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya. Construction work for the development of Subang Jaya began in 1974 and was concluded in 1988. Upon completion of Subang Jaya in the same year, Sime UEP began clearing land for the development of USJ. In 1999, Sime UEP began the development of Putra Heights.

In 1997, Subang Jaya was granted the status of a municipality.[2] Hence, the local council was transferred from the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) (Petaling Jaya Municipal Council) to Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) (Subang Jaya Municipal Council). The MPSJ holds local government authority not only in Subang Jaya, but also USJ, Putra Heights, Batu Tiga, Bandar Sunway, Puchong, Bandar Kinrara, Seri Kembangan, Balakong, and other parts of Petaling district.

Climate

Subang Jaya receives a high amount of rainfall, roughly 2,800 mm (110 in) yearly, but sometimes can reach up more to than 3,000 mm (120 in). June and July are typically the dry season but still above 100 mm (3.9 in), while August till May is a long rainy season with more than 200 mm (7.9 in) average of rainfall for each month.

Governance

For the 2013-2018 term, the Dewan Rakyat parliamentary constituency of Kelana Jaya (P104) is represented by Wong Chen of the People's Justice Party (PKR) while the Selangor State Assembly seat of Subang Jaya is represented by Hannah Yeoh from the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

For the 2008-2013 term, the Dewan Rakyat parliamentary constituency of Kelana Jaya (P104) was represented by Loh Gwo Burne of the People's Justice Party (PKR) while the Selangor State Assembly seat of Subang Jaya was represented by Hannah Yeoh from the Democratic Action Party (DAP).

Shopping, leisure, entertainment and hotels

Jalan Kemajuan Subang facing Northwest at the three-way intersection near Subang Parade.
Jalan Kemajuan Subang facing Northeast, with AEON BiG (formerly Carrefour Subang Jaya) and Subang Avenue on the right.

Sunway Pyramid, Empire Subang and Subang Parade serve as the main shopping attractions around the Subang Jaya city centre. In the adjacent township of Bandar Sunway, there is Sunway Lagoon, an amusement water theme park which is a popular tourist landmark across the nation.

The commercial district of SS15 serves as the city's central business hub and it is one of the most popular destinations in the Klang Valley. It is prominent for its large variety of trendy cafes indulged with coffee culture. Within the area, there is an abundance of international F&B outlets, restaurants, boutique outlets and banks. There are plenty of high-rise office buildings and serviced residences surrounding the area as well. Lastly, there is a retail mall in SS15, namely the First Subang which has Giant Hypermarket as its main anchor. On top of the retail mall is a high-rise office building. Alternatively, there is a larger hypermarket, Aeon Big Subang, which is situated right beside Subang Parade.

In USJ, there are many shopping malls such as Da Men, The Main Place, One City, The 19 USJ City Mall, The Summit, Giant USJ, and Mydin USJ to provide more shopping alternatives. The main commercial hub of USJ is USJ Taipan, which is a very vibrant business district that also takes the recognition as being one of the most popular areas throughout the Klang Valley. On the other hand, there are many small-scale commercial areas scattering around the neighborhoods of USJ to provide easy accessibility and conveniences for the residents.

In Subang Jaya, there is a wide variety of hotels with different price ranges. For 3 to 5-stars options, there are Sunway Resort Hotel, Sunway Hotel, Holiday Villa, Grand Dorsett, Empire Hotel Subang, Summit Hotel, eCity Hotel, and Ruemz Hotel. As for the budget conscious, there are various lower-cost boutique hotels scattering around the city.

Recreation

The most renowned recreation park in Subang Jaya is the Subang Ria Park, located nearby the Sime Darby Medical Centre in SS12. The Subang Jaya Municipal Council Complex (a.k.a. MPSJ Stadium) is the headquarters of the municipal office located in USJ 5. It comprises a large football turf and an athletic running field. Hypermedia library, petting zoo and art gallery can be found at in SS13.

For more active sports, there are many indoor soccer centres, squash, tennis and badminton courts in the city. Golf clubs include the Subang Racquet and Golf Club, Subang National Golf Club Glenmarie Golf & Country Club and Saujana Golf and Country Club. There are many fitness centres in USJ and Subang Jaya.

Industrial

Subang Jaya is renowned as a light industrial hub in the Klang Valley. The main industrial areas in the city are Subang Industrial Park SS13, Sime UEP Industrial Park, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park and USJ 1 through USJ 8, involving in both light and heavy industry. The Malaysia headquarters of PROTON (Centre of Excellence), Lotus Cars, Faber-Castell and many other major international companies are located in Sime UEP Industrial Park.

Education

Subang Jaya is a higher education hub, comprising many large international private colleges and universities. Particularly in the commercial district of SS15, there are Taylor's University College, Inti College, Metropolitan College, ALFA International College and Taylor College.

The One Academy, Sunway University College and Monash University are situated in adjacent township Bandar Sunway. One of Malaysia's largest private universities, Taylor's University College, also has a lakeside campus at Jalan Taylor's near PJS 7, which is just a stone's throw away from the Subang Jaya city centre. SEGi University College is located in USJ.

Subang Jaya has over 30 primary and secondary schools including local, private and international. The two private schools, Sri Kuala Lumpur and Sri Sedaya cater for both primary and secondary levels. Furthermore, there are three international schools, namely Fairview international school which is located in Sime UEP Industrial Park in USJ, Sunway International School at Bandar Sunway, and the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur at Saujana Golf and Country Club.

Primary schools

  • At-Tamimi International School
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Selangor
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Wawasan (USJ 15)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Sunway
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato Onn Jaafar
  • Sekolah Cina Tun Tan Cheng Lock
  • Sekolah Tun Sambathan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seafield 3
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 12
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan SS14
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya SS 19
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan SS19
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seafield (USJ 6)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 2
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chee Wen (USJ 1)
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Lick Hung (SS19)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 20
  • Sekolah Rendah Islam Integrasi Masjid darul Ehsan (SS15)
  • Sri UCSI (Primary)
  • Sri Kuala Lumpur (Primary)
  • Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur (JSKL) (Primary)
  • Fairview International School (Primary)
  • UCSI International School (Primary)
  • Kingsley International School (Primary)

Secondary schools

Higher Education

Healthcare

Healthcare in Subang Jaya are provided by two private hospitals. They are Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya, (formerly known as Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC)) in SS12 along with Sunway Medical Centre in Bandar Sunway.

Under the 9th Malaysian Plan, Subang Jaya has its first public health clinic called the 1 Malaysia Healthcare located in the lower cost area of USJ 1. Its primary objective is to provide cheaper healthcare for lower to middle income population.[3]

Places of worship

Masjid Darul Ehsan in SS15 is the main worshipping place of Muslims in Subang Jaya. There are plenty of mosques in the city such as in SS19, USJ1, USJ9 and USJ17.

The Church of St Thomas More, Subang Jaya (STM), is a Roman Catholic parish, located in UEP Industrial Park, USJ. The Church was officially dedicated and opened on Sunday, 10 April 2011, by Most Rev. Murphy Pakiam, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur. There are many other churches such as First Baptist Church in SS17/1D.

The Indian Temple Sri Varatharajah Perumal Temple and Subang Jaya Buddhist Temple Association are located in SS13, off Persiaran Kewajipan after BHP Petrol Station and before Summit USJ.

Kingdom Life Church International, a non-denominational New Testament church, is located in Jalan USJ Sentral 2, USJ 1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: With a strong congregation in Subang Jaya .

Development

Currently, there are a few large mega commercial projects under development which are SJCC Subang, SJ7 Trans-City, Da Men, Empire Remix, and Tropicana Metropark. These developments are set to change the landscape of the suburban city.

[4] SJCC Subang and SJ7 Trans-City are two large mixed developments by Sime Darby that are set to be integrated with highly advanced public transportation. Da Men and Empire Remix are located in USJ 1. Da Men is a mixed commercial development sprawling over 8.6 acres of prime land comprising two blocks of serviced apartments, retail lots and a 6-storey shopping podium.[5] On the other hand, Empire Remix is also a mixed commercial development which consists of a few office buildings, serviced apartments and a large shopping mall.

Tropicana Metropark is an upcoming new 88.5 acre development comprising more than 10 high-rise buildings which include office suites, SOHO, office towers, business suites, townhouses, shopfronts and shopping malls. It is situated near the posh neighbourhoods of USJ Heights and Subang Heights and highly visible off the Federal Highway.[6] A new access from Federal Highway will be completed by 2016 to improve the traffic flow around the area.[7] On top of that, Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB) is developing a RM2 billion 24 acres of integrated mixed development around the same area.[8]

Transport

Traffic in Subang Jaya
A KTM Komuter Class 82 EMU at Subang Jaya Komuter station.

Subang Jaya is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and the townships of Petaling Jaya such as Ara Damansara, Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama and Mutiara Damansara via a network of many major highways, namely the Federal Highway, Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), NKVE, NPE, North South Expressway and LDP.

Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan serve as the two major roads in Subang Jaya. The alternative route from USJ and Subang Jaya to Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya is the Subang-Kelana Jaya Link, which also connects the Persiaran Kewajipan roundabout of the New Pantai Expressway (MES-E|10) towards the Subang Airport expressway (route 15) of Federal Highway (route JKR|2).

For public transportation, Subang Jaya is well served by various transport services. Public bus transportation is provided by two companies, RapidKL and Metrobus. These buses provide accessibility around the city and also to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, there is a BRT line connecting from the Setia Jaya KTM Station through Bandar Sunway to the USJ 7 LRT station. The BRT Sunway Line started operating on June 1, 2015, when it was officially launched by Malaysia prime minister, Najib Razak.[9] The BRT service is a public-private partnership project between Prasarana and Sunway Group which aims to provide eco-friendly electric bus services on elevated tracks for residents in Bandar Sunway and USJ.

The city is served by an urban-suburb rail link, the KTM Komuter, which provides transportation towards Port Klang and Kuala Lumpur. In August 2006, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak announced that the western end of the Kelana Jaya Line would be extended to Subang Jaya as well. The Kelana Jaya Line had been extended from the existing route from the Subang LRT Depot, running through the Dana 1 commercial centre in Kelana Jaya, to Kelana Centre Point, then to Subang Parade (interfaced with KTM Subang Jaya Komuter station) which covers three stations within the city centre. Within USJ, the LRT line continues from SS18 to USJ 7, Taipan, Wawasan (USJ 15), USJ 21, and ends at the main interchange station hub in Putra Heights, which connects with the Ampang Line to Sri Petaling.

Kuala Lumpur's former international airport, the Subang Airport has since been renamed Subang Skypark after an extensive renovation by Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd is located near the city. Also, it is nearby (and within the municipality), Ara Damansara and Kota Damansara. It serves as the main hub for turboprop airlines Firefly (a low-cost carrier subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines) and Berjaya Air and is the premier hub for corporate and private aviation in Southeast Asia.

Sister cities

References

  1. ^ http://dapmalaysia.org/statements/2015/01/25/20043/
  2. ^ "Subang Jaya Municipal Council Community Recycling Centre" (PDF). Ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ On, Ing Yeen. "Subang Jaya to have its first public health clinic". The Star. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.theedgeproperty.com/news-a-views/12525-city-a-country-sime-darby-undertakes-township-regeneration.html
  5. ^ Lim, Chia Ying. "Archives | The Star Online." Mixed Development Project to Spur Growth in USJ. The Star, 30 June 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Tropicana Corp Launches RM6.3b Tropicana Metropark in Subang Jaya - Business News | The Star Online." Tropicana Corp Launches RM6.3b Tropicana Metropark in Subang Jaya - Business News | The Star Online. The Star, 31 May 2013. Web. 14 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Flyover Project Connecting to Federal Highway Expected to Be Ready in 2016 - Community | The Star Online." Flyover Project Connecting to Federal Highway Expected to Be Ready in 2016 - Community | The Star Online. The Star, 18 April 2014. Web. 14 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Archives | The Star Online." BRDB Aims to Deliver RM1bil in Property Sales Annually. The Star, 24 September 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  9. ^ Anis, Mazwin (1 June 2015). "Najib launches BRT electric bus service in Sunway". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Chan, Jade (5 September 2012). "MoU signing formalises ties between MPSJ and Japanese city". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 

External links

  • Subang Jaya travel guide from Wikivoyage

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