Subang Jaya

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Subang Jaya
City
Subang Jaya City Center at dusk.
Subang Jaya City Center at dusk.
Subang Jaya is located in Malaysia
Subang Jaya
Subang Jaya
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 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+8)
Website http://www.mpsj.gov.my/

Subang Jaya (commonly called "Subang" by locals) is a suburban city in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located about 20 km west from 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.

History[edit]

Subang Jaya was originally a township of Petaling Jaya. However, due to the high population and rapid developments, it has earned its own municipality[citation needed], the Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya. The city was developed by Sime UEP 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 Bandaraya Petaling Jaya. Construction work for the development of Subang Jaya began in 1974 and was concluded in 1988. Upon the completion of Subang Jaya on the same year, Sime UEP began clearing land for the development of USJ.[citation needed] In 1999, Sime UEP began the development of Putra Heights.

In 1997, Subang Jaya was granted the status of a municipality.[1] Hence, the local authority 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[edit]

Subang Jaya receives abundant 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 raining season with more than 200 mm (7.9 in) average of rainfall for each month.

Climate data for Subang Jaya Precipitation In 2013 (Mean Rainfall : 2009-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Precipitation mm (inches) 236.6
(9.315)
329.8
(12.984)
224
(8.82)
273.2
(10.756)
235.6
(9.276)
52.6
(2.071)
163.6
(6.441)
107.1
(4.217)
334.2
(13.157)
181.2
(7.134)
511.6
(20.142)
315
(12.4)
2,964.5
(116.713)
Rainfall mm (inches) 214.3
(8.437)
257.7
(10.146)
263.2
(10.362)
292.1
(11.5)
202.3
(7.965)
118.6
(4.669)
150.7
(5.933)
210.5
(8.287)
197.9
(7.791)
286.1
(11.264)
342.8
(13.496)
333.8
(13.142)
2,870
(112.992)
Source: Malaysian Meteorological Department

Governance[edit]

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[edit]

Carrefour Hypermarket in SS16
The popular Asia Cafe in SS15

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

SS15 serves as the city's main business central area and it is one of the most popular hangout areas in the Klang Valley. There is an abundance of international F&B outlets, cafes, restaurants, boutique outlets and banks. One of the most famous food courts in the Klang Valley, "Asia Cafe" is located in SS15 where there is a wide variety of famous local hawker stalls and entertainment outlets such as internet cafes and pool centres. There are plenty of high-rise office buildings and serviced apartments surrounding the area as well. Lastly, there is a small 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.

In USJ, there are a few shopping malls such as The Main Place, One City, The 19 USJ City Mall, The Summit, Giant USJ and Mydin USJ to provide more shopping alternatives and conveniences. The main commercial hubs of USJ are USJ Taipan and Subang Business Centre in USJ 9. Besides SS15, USJ Taipan is a very popular commercial area throughout the Klang Valley. There are many shops scattering around the neighborhoods of USJ to provide basic amenities for the residents.

There is a wide variety of hotels with different price ranges in the city, which includes 4 to 5-stars options. The main hotels serving the city are Empire Hotel, Grand Dorsett, Holiday Villa, Summit Hotel and eCity Hotel. As well, there are budget hotels scattering around the city..

Aerial view of Menara Mesiniaga in SS16, Subang Jaya

Recreation[edit]

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 Kompleks 3C MPSJ in SS13.

For more active sports, there are many indoor soccer centers, 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[edit]

Subang Jaya is well known as a light industrial hub in the Klang Valley. The main industrial areas are 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.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Subang Jaya is an internationally renowned[citation needed] 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 and ALFA International College.

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 have a lakeside campus at Jalan Taylor's near PJS 7, which is just a stone 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Tertiary[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

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.[2]

Places of worship[edit]

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 USJ 1, USJ 9 and USJ 17.

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 in SS13, SS15, SS17, etc.

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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: With a strong congregation in Subang Jaya and 33 congregations throughout Malaysia.

Development[edit]

Subang Jaya has grown rapidly in recent years, but has paid a price in terms of traffic jams and a shortage of parking places. Currently, there are a few large mega commercial projects under development which are Da Men, Empire Remix and Tropicana Metropark. These developments are set to change the landscape of the suburban city.

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. [3] 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 neighborhoods of USJ Heights and Subang Heights and highly visible off the Federal Highway. [4] A new access from Federal Highway will be completed by 2016 to improve the traffic flow around the area.[5] On top of that, Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB) is developing a RM2 billion 24 acres of integrated mixed development around the same area. [6]

Transport[edit]

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 are the busiest road[citation needed] in Subang Jaya during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur.

The major 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 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 will be 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), to Subang Jaya (3 stations), then to The Summit Square at USJ 1, to USJ 9 near the Al Falakh Mosque and the Subang Jaya headquarter police station (USJ 8), then will be connected to USJ 19. The main station hub is located at Putra Heights, which will eventually connect with the Ampang Line to Sri Petaling. The construction of the project is due to be started in the mid-year of 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2015. Public bus transportation is provided by several companies such as RapidKL, Metrobus, and Triton. These buses provide routes around the city and also to Kuala Lumpur.

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subang Jaya Municipal Council Community Recycling Centre". Ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ On, Ing Yeen. "Subang Jaya to have its first public health clinic". The Star. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. ^ Lim, Chia Ying. "Archives | The Star Online." Mixed Development Project to Spur Growth in USJ. The Star, 30 June 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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 Apr. 2014. Web. 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Archives | The Star Online." BRDB Aims to Deliver RM1bil in Property Sales Annually. The Star, 24 Sept. 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  7. ^ Chan, Jade (5 September 2012). "MoU signing formalises ties between MPSJ and Japanese city". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 

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