UEP Subang Jaya

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UEP Subang Jaya
Township
Nickname(s): USJ
UEP Subang Jaya is located in Peninsular Malaysia
UEP Subang Jaya
UEP Subang Jaya
Location in Peninsular Malaysia
UEP Subang Jaya is located in Malaysia
UEP Subang Jaya
UEP 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
Government
 • Administered by Subang Jaya Municipal Council
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Website http://www.mpsj.gov.my/

UEP (United Estate Projects) Subang Jaya (commonly called "USJ") is a major residential township in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It is one of the popular addresses in the Klang Valley located in the Mukim (sub-district) of Damansara, district of Petaling and the state of Selangor.

History[edit]

The construction of USJ started in 1988 after the completion of Subang Jaya which consists of SS12 to SS19 that was started in 1974.[citation needed] Almost 80% of USJ was developed by Sime UEP. USJ is under the jurisdiction of Subang Jaya Municipality Council since 1997. The first batch of the residential houses were ready circa early 1990s. Since then, USJ has expanded into 27 sections, i.e. USJ 1 to USJ 27 including Putra Heights . In addition to that, there are also USJ 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D. Most of the areas in USJ are sitting on a freehold land except USJ 1, the bungalow area in USJ 3D and a guarded fence-less neighborhood in USJ 17 called Restrees.

In the late 1990s, many new developments were going rapidly in USJ. However due to the economic crisis in 1997, it resulted in three abandoned high-rise projects in USJ 1, USJ 19 and USJ 21.[1] By 2010, these abandoned projects had been revived.[2] In recent years, there are plenty of new commercial developments around the township to cater the high population of middle and upper-class residents.

Politics[edit]

USJ is covered under N31 Subang Jaya (which includes SS12-19, USJ 1-15 and PJS 7,9,11) in the Selangor State Assembly. The State Assemblyman (Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri, ADUN) is Democratic Action Party (DAP)'s Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan (Ms) who took over the seat from Barisan Nasional-MCA (BN)'s Datuk Lee Hwa Beng since 8 March 2008.

In the Parliament, USJ is under the P104 Kelana Jaya constituency. The current Member of Parliament (MP) is Wong Chen of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) who replaced Loh Gwo Burne in 2013. Tan Sri KS Nijhar of BN-MIC was MP from 2004 to 2008.

Shopping, Leisure, Hotels and Entertainment[edit]

The 19 USJ City Mall decorated for Chinese New Year

The main commercial hubs are USJ Taipan Business Centre in USJ 10 and Subang Business Centre in USJ 9 respectively. USJ Taipan is the township's central business area and is a very popular destination for the locals. Almost all major banks have a branch in these two commercial centres. In USJ Taipan, there are numerous restaurants ranging from alfresco dining, fine dining, modern contemporary to fusion Asian-Western food, fast food etc. There is a centralized multi-storey parking area at the centre of USJ Taipan.

There are plenty of shopping malls in USJ. In USJ 1, there are The Summit and hypermarkets such as Giant (2 hypermarkets, one at USJ1, another at Putra Heights) and Mydin. The Summit is a favorite landmark for people visiting USJ. In USJ 21, there is a shopping mall called The Main Place. It consists of a high-rise serviced apartment above the shopping mall. Within the mall, there are plenty of food outlets, cafes and boutiques. Opposite the mall is an integrated development called One City at USJ25. It consists of office suites, shopping malls, cinema, hotels and high-rise studio apartments. For more shopping options, there are Empire Subang, Subang Parade, Sunway Pyramid, Paradigm Mall, Citta Mall and Oasis Square located within an 8 km radius.

The oldest and most well known hotel in the township is the 3-star Summit Hotel adjoining the Summit shopping mall, consists of 332 guest rooms. Over in One City, there is the 4-star business class eCity Hotel which consists of 243 guest rooms. For budget hotels, there are plenty of other alternatives within the township. Alternatively, there are many other hotels located in adjacent Subang Jaya.

Industrial Area[edit]

The industrial areas in USJ are in USJ 1 through USJ 8 and USJ 19, i.e. Ultramine and Sungai Penaga Industrial Park, Subang Industrial Park and Sime UEP Industrial Park near USJ 3, 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 UEP Industrial Park. The Proton Headquarters in USJ is connected to its Shah Alam manufacturing plant and test track through a private tunnel.

In 1999, Faber Castell established its Malaysia headquarters in UEP Industrial Park. The World's Longest Pencil, Castell 9000, could be found in the Malaysia headquarters of Faber-Castell.[3]

  • Sime UEP Industrial Park
  • Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park
  • Subang Industrial Park USJ 1
  • USJ 1 Industrial Park
  • Ultramine Industrial Park

Education[edit]

USJ is home to many government, private and international schools. In the township, education is available from primary right up to tertiary level. Sekolah Wawasan school located in USJ was opened in 1999 with commitments as a "Vision" government school. It is one of the only 3 "Vision" schools in the country.

For private tertiary institutions, SEGI University College is nearby the Summit. Not far from USJ at Subang Jaya or Sunway, we can find Taylor, Sunway, Inti, Monash, Metropolitan all providing a sizable student population.

Primary[edit]

  • Sekolah Wawasan USJ 15
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato Onn Jaafar
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Tun Tan Cheng Lock
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Tun Tan Siew Sin
  • Sekolah Tun Sambathan
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seafield 3
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 12
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seafield (USJ 6)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 2
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chee Wen
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan USJ 20
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Selangor USJ 4

Secondary[edit]

  • Sirius Scholar Study Skills (USJ Sentral)
  • Fairview International School (Sime UEP Industrial Park)
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seafield (USJ 2)
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 8
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 12
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 13
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 23
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 4
  • Sekolah Agama Menengah Bestari USJ 5

Tertiary[edit]

Medical[edit]

USJ is a township well-served with many medical facilities. There are plenty of clinics located within various commercial and residential areas.

The main private hospitals serving the residents of USJ are Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya in SS12 and Sunway Medical Centre in Bandar Sunway where there are world-class medical facilities. Alternatively, there is a smaller medical centre at the Subang Business Centre USJ 9, namely the QHC Medical Centre.

Sports and Recreation[edit]

The Subang Jaya Municipal Council Sports Complex in USJ 5 has a football turf, an athletic running track compliant to international standards, grandstand to accommodate 800 spectators and floodlights for night games. For indoor soccer, there are a few indoor futsal courts such as Sportsplanet, Ferro Futsal and HTO de futsal. Also, there are many badminton, squash and tennis centres scattering around the township. At the USJ rest station of the North South (ELITE) Highway, there is the Speedway Plus Go-Kart Circuit for leisure and professional driving.

Golfers could enjoy the green in the Subang Racquet and Golf Club, Subang National Golf Club Glenmarie Golf & Country Club or Saujana Golf and Country Club. There are many fitness centres around USJ and Subang Jaya such as True Fitness, Fitness First, Celebrity Fitness, etc. In every residential neighborhoods, there are landscaped parks, recreational fields, basketball courts, jogging tracks and children's playgrounds.

The Summit Shopping Mall in USJ 1

Development[edit]

USJ 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 three large mega commercial projects under development in USJ. They are Da Men, Empire Remix and Tropicana Metropark. These developments are set to change the landscape of the affluent township.

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.[4] 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.[5] A new access from Federal Highway will be completed by 2016 to improve the traffic flow around the area.[6] On top of that, Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB) is developing a RM2 billion 24 acres of integrated mixed development around the same area.[7]

Transportation[edit]

As with most major township in Klang Valley, there are many major highways leading to and out of USJ, making it very convenient to travel by road.

Some of the highways are the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) and New Pantai Expressway (NPE). It is only a mere 20 minutes drive to the city centre if using New Pantai Expressway (NPE) through the SMART Tunnel.

The road system in USJ is well designed, most of the major roads are of three lane dual carriageway connected to the smaller roads serving the residential area.The major gridlock of traffic normally occurs at the junction between KESAS highway and Persiaran Kewajipan. However, plans are underway to improve the traffic gridlock at this KESAS-Kewajipan junction. Two new U-turn ramps have been completed at KESAS near this junction, so that some of the traffic can make use of them and reduce the waiting time at the traffic light. With this new ramps, vehicles traveling from KESAS wishing to make a right turn to Kewajipan would have to continue their journey on KESAS and make U-turn at the ramp and return to make a left turn into USJ. The 4 phase traffic lights will then be adjusted to 2 phase.

The main roads serving the township are Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan.

In addition to that, there are bus serving the area. RapidKL and Metro Bus both have bus plying Subang USJ. RapidKL bus number BET3, U67 and U63, and Metro bus number 10 and 13 are some of the bus that connect Kuala Lumpur city center to USJ.

LRT Extension Development[edit]

The Kelana Jaya Line will be extended from the existing route from the Kelana Jaya LRT Depot, pass through Lembah Subang (one station near the NZX commercial centre, another near 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 connect to The Summit Square at USJ 1, to USJ 6 near Goodyear court 3 and the Subang Jaya headquarter police station (USJ 8), then will be connected to USJ 19. The main station is located at Putra Heights, which will eventually be connected to the Ampang Line to Sri Petaling. However due to different system of coaches used , commuters would have to change coach at the Putra Heights main station if they wish to continue their journey in this direction.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Achariam, Noel. "MPSJ Aims for Zero Stalled Projects." New Straits Time. New Straits Time, 12 July 2013. Web. 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ Poo, Cheryl. "Bina Puri Completes RM291mil Project, Thrice-abandoned Building Ready for Occupancy - Business News | The Star Online." Bina Puri Completes RM291mil Project, Thrice-abandoned Building Ready for Occupancy - Business News | The Star Online. The Star, 27 Mar. 2014. Web. 14 May 2014.
  3. ^ Abdullah, Zuraimi. "Faber-Castell 'a Very Satisfied' with Malaysian Subsidiary." Faber-Castell 'a Very Satisfied' with Malaysian Subsidiary. New Straits Time, 30 Sept. 1999. Web. 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ Lim, Chia Ying. "Archives | The Star Online." Mixed Development Project to Spur Growth in USJ. The Star, 30 June 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Archives | The Star Online." BRDB Aims to Deliver RM1bil in Property Sales Annually. The Star, 24 Sept. 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.