Subang, Selangor

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Subang
梳邦
Subang梳邦 is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Subang梳邦
Subang
梳邦
Location in Peninsular Malaysia
Subang梳邦 is located in Malaysia
Subang梳邦
Subang
梳邦
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°3′52″N 101°35′37″E / 3.06444°N 101.59361°E / 3.06444; 101.59361Coordinates: 3°3′52″N 101°35′37″E / 3.06444°N 101.59361°E / 3.06444; 101.59361
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
Establishment 1960
Time zone MST (UTC+8)

Subang is a suburb located in between Subang Jaya and Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. It consists of Kampung Baru Subang, a very well known village in the Klang Valley and the internationally renowned Saujana Golf Resort. It is only a mere 5 to 10 minutes drive to major cites and townships like Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya, Sungai Buloh, Ara Damansara, Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara and other parts of Petaling Jaya.

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, which was the former international airport of Kuala Lumpur is situated in Subang. It is now the premier hub for corporate and private aviation in Southeast Asia.

Premier Residences[edit]

As there are many golf courses nearby such as Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Kelab Golf Negara Subang and it is home to the international renowned Saujana Golf and Country Club, it is a strategic location for the premier neighbourhoods. These neighbourhoods include a range of houses from luxurious condominiums to villas, semi-detached and bungalows.

  • Amaya Saujana
  • Serai Saujana
  • Lake View Saujana
  • Glenhill Saujana
  • Maplewoods Saujana
  • Bunga Raya Condominium

Politics[edit]

Subang is one of the biggest constituencies in Selangor and is a diverse area comprising people from various racial, religious and social backgrounds. The former Member of Parliament for this constituency was Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar, who stepped aside to allow new blood to contest. In the 2008 general election, Sivarasa Rasiah of Parti Keadilan Rakyat was elected as the Member of Parliament for Subang, defeating his opponent by a 6,000 vote majority.[1] Following a redelineation exercise in 2004, the Subang constituency now has three state seats - Bukit Lanjan, Kota Damansara and Paya Jaras. Representatives who win the state seat sit in the Selangor State Assembly.

State Seats[edit]

Bukit Lanjan[edit]

Bukit Lanjan has a population of about 50,000. Of the total number, 25% are in the lower-income group residing in Kampung Sungei Kayu Ara and the Pelangi Damansara low-cost flats. The upper-income group makes up about 35% of the population in areas like Bandar Utama, Damansara Perdana and Bandar Sri Damansara, while the remaining 40% is the middle-income group.

The most common complaints from the residents in the constituency are about the infrastructure - the upgrading and maintenance of drains, roads and fields - and security matters such as car thefts and house break-ins. There's also the constant traffic congestion in areas like where the 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Ikea are located, and the roadside hawker issue at Bandar Sri Damansara.

Paya Jaras[edit]

The Paya Jaras state constituency, meanwhile, has a population of nearly 70,000. The population comprises 60% Malays, 30% Chinese and 10% Indians.

Paya Jaras has a mix of traditional villages and a new village, as well as a number of residential areas. The middle to upper-class areas are Bukit Rahman Putra, Sierramas and Valencia, while the middle-class area is in areas like Aman Puri and Taman Ehsan. The lower-income residents are found in Aman Puri and Matang Jaya.

Issues that are of concern to residents are the maintenance of infrastructure like streetlights, roads and drains, public transport in smaller villages and minor floods during heavy downpours as a result from river overflows.

Economy[edit]

Malaysia Airlines and Firefly are headquartered in the Malaysia Airlines facility on the grounds of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.[2][3] In addition Berjaya Air and Transmile Air Services have their head offices on the airport property.[4][5] Subang Perdana Business Centre is the nearest business hub to Skypark Terminal, formally known Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.

Weather[edit]

Subang is considered as the most thunderous place in Malaysia.[1] According to Malaysian Meteorological Department:-

  • Subang had the highest number of days with lightning in a year with 362 days in 1987.
  • Subang has the highest mean annual number of days with thunderstorm with 262 days.
  • Subang had the highest number of days with thunderstorms in a year with 269 days in 1969.

Accessibility[edit]

Subang is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and the townships of Petaling Jaya such as Bandar Sunway, Ara Damansara, Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama and Mutiara Damansara via a network of major highways, namely the Federal Highway, the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), the North-South Expressway Central Link, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway and the Damansara-Puchong Expressway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sivarasa Wins!". Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Press Release Sep 2007." Malaysia Airlines. Retrieved on 27 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Contact Info." Firefly. Retrieved on 22 February 2010.
  4. ^ " Contact Us." Berjaya Air. Retrieved on 26 December 2011. "Head Quarters Office Berjaya Air Sdn Bhd Berjaya Hangar, SkyPark Terminal Building Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 47200 Subang Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia"
  5. ^ "Group Offices." Transmile Air Services. Retrieved on 27 December 2011. "Corporate & Finance Transmile Centre Cargo Complex, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. 47200 Subang, Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA"