Subang Jaya

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Subang Jaya
City
A view of part of the Subang Jaya City Centre from SS17.
A view of part of the Subang Jaya City Centre from SS17.
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 from the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It comprises the southern third of the district of Petaling, making it the 5th most populous city in Malaysia. Subang Jaya comprises 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 and Shah Alam.

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 an oil palm 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 than 3,000 mm (120 in). June and July is a 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).

For the 2004-2008 term, the Dewan Rakyat parliamentary constituency of Subang (P107) was represented by Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a party in the federal government ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional or BN. It is currently represented by Sivarasa Rasiah, a Vice-President of the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR) since 2008.

The position of Subang Jaya State Assemblyman (Dewan Undangan Negeri) for the 2004-2008 term was previously held by Dato' Lee Hwa Beng, of the MCA, part of the BN. The position is now held by Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), another component party of the Pakatan Rakyat alliance, after winning with a landslide victory in the Malaysian General Elections on 8 March 2008.

Shopping, leisure, entertainment and hotels[edit]

Carrefour Hypermarket in SS16
Asia Cafe

Subang Parade, Empire Subang, Sunway Pyramid and the hypermarket chain Aeon Big serve as the main shopping attractions around Subang Jaya city centre. The exclusive department stores Parkson and Cold Storage are situated in Subang Parade whereas Tangs and Jaya Grocer are situated in Empire Subang.

Within the area, there is the popular Sunway Lagoon, an amusement theme park which is a popular landmark across the nation.

SS15 serves as the city's business central area. It is among the most popular destinations for people living in the Klang Valley, There are plenty of international F&B outlets, coffee houses, restaurants and banks. One of the most famous food courts in the Klang Valley, "Asia Cafe" is located there where there is a wide variety of famous local hawker stalls and entertainment outlets, such as internet cafes and pool centres. Besides that, there are plenty of high-rise office buildings and apartments within the area. 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, there is a high-rise office building.

In USJ, there are plenty of shopping malls like The Main Place, One City, The 19 USJ City Mall, The Summit, Giant USJ and Mydin USJ to provide more shopping destinations 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. It has more than fifteen local and foreign banks and has a large variety of food.[citation needed] There are many shops scattering around the neighborhoods of USJ to provide basic amenities for the residents.

There are plenty of luxury hotels in the city, which includes 4 to 5-stars options. As well, there are budget hotels scattering around the city. For splurge, there are hotels like Holiday Villa, Grand Dorsett, Empire Hotel and eCity Hotel. As for budget, they are Ruemz Hotel, Hotel Sun Inns and many more scattering around the city.

Aerial view of Menara Mesiniaga in SS16, Subang Jaya

Recreation[edit]

The most renowned park in Subang Jaya is the Subang Ria Park, located in SS12 nearby the Sime Darby Medical Centre. 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 SS 13.

For more active sports, there are a many indoor soccer stadiums, 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 industry hub in the Klang Valley. Some of the industrial areas are in USJ 1 through to USJ 8 and USJ 19, i.e. Ultramine and Sungai Penaga Industrial Park, Subang Industrial Park SS13 and Sime UEP Industrial Park near USJ 12, involving in 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]

Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park is located at the border between Subang Jaya and Shah Alam. It is a heavy industrial park which comprises many large corporate companies like DiGi, Maxis, Fonterra, etc.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Subang Jaya is internationally renowned as a higher education hub, with many large international private colleges and universities, particularly in the commercial district of SS15, namely Taylor's University College, Inti College and Metropolitan College. This has led to many of the high-rise serviced apartment around the area.

Sunway University College and Monash University are situated in nearby 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. ALFA International College also in Subang Jaya SS15

Primary schools[edit]

  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Selangor
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Wawasan (USJ 15)
  • 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 SS17
  • 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 located in USJ 1.[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 other churches in SS13, SS15, SS17, etc.

The Indian temple Sri Varatharajah Perumal Temple and Subang Jaya Buddhist 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.

Transport[edit]

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 Bandar Sunway, Ara Damansara, Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama and Mutiara Damansara via a network of 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).

Subang Jaya is also served by an urban-suburb rail link, the KTM Komuter, which provides transportation towards Port Klang and also 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 2011 and is expected to be completed in 2014.

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. ^ 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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