Bandar Sunway

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Sunway
Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011
Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011
Sunway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Sunway
Sunway
Coordinates: 3°4′3″N 101°36′12″E / 3.06750°N 101.60333°E / 3.06750; 101.60333Coordinates: 3°4′3″N 101°36′12″E / 3.06750°N 101.60333°E / 3.06750; 101.60333
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor
Government
 • Administered byMajlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
(Subang Jaya Municipal Council)
Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
(Petaling Jaya City Council)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Websitehttp://www.mpsj.gov.my/
http://www.mbpj.gov.my/
https://www.sunwaypyramid.com

Bandar Sunway or Sunway City (Chinese: 雙威鎮) is a township in Subang Jaya, Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. The township comprised the neighbourhoods section of PJS 7 to PJS 11 in which PJS was the acronym for "Petaling Jaya Selatan" or Petaling Jaya Southern section and it was governed by the MPSJ for the most part (Most of PJS 7, PJS 9,) and partially by the MBPJ (Remaining part of PJS 7, PJS 8, and PJS 10 and PJS 11).

Leisure and Entertainment[edit]

Front facade of Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.

Sunway Pyramid is a shopping centre opened in July 1997 as Malaysia's first themed shopping and entertainment mall. One of the mall's most easily recognised designs is the Egyptian-inspired Pyramid with a lion "standing guard" at the entrance. The rest of the building is embellished in the monumental style, complete with pseudo-hieroglyphics decorating facades, along with numerous Pharonic statuaries.

Sunway Pyramid was the only shopping mall in Malaysia to have an indoor ice skating rink, until IceScape Ice Rink opened in IOI City Mall Putrajaya.

Sunway Lagoon amusement park.

In the center of Sunway is the amusement park Sunway Lagoon, which has many different themed parks, including some of the biggest rides in Malaysia and a large water park.

Accommodation[edit]

Sunway has a number of accommodation options for tourists and business travellers.

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel linked to the shopping centre.[1]

Sunway Pyramid Hotel is a 3-Star Hotel linked to the shopping centre. It lacks gym facilities. The hotel also does not provide breakfast within the premise, and requires hungry guests to walk through a confusing labyrinth of walkways to the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

A newly opened hotel, Sunway Clio Hotel, is also linked to the shopping mall and provides 4-star accommodation. [2]

Food Locations[edit]

Sunway has a variety of food hotspots. Some of the main ones include BurgerLab, The Fishbowl, After Black and Garlic Chicken Rice. These respective shops are located in the heart of Sunway, just opposite Sunway University and a 10 minute walk from Monash University. Some other restaurants include: Whup Whup, Garage 51, Softcore, Thyme Out, Underground Société and Family Mart.

Education[edit]

Sunway has also become known as a higher education hub, with two large universities in the area, namely Monash University Malaysia,[2] and Sunway University, as well as other private colleges such as Sunway College, Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia and The One Academy, an accomplished art college that won the ADreline awards for 2006.

There are other notable schools in Sunway which are SK Bandar Sunway, SMK Bandar Sunway and Sunway International School.

Healthcare[edit]

Healthcare in Sunway is provided by private hospital, Sunway Medical Centre, along with Sime Darby Medical Centre (previously Subang Jaya Medical Centre) in adjacent Subang Jaya.

Religion[edit]

Sunway comprises many other companies and residences not owned by the Sunway group. Places of worship include Masjid Al-Husna, which is located right opposite Sunway Pyramid. Several Buddhist Associations (not temples) and Churches are located in the vicinity as well, most notably the nearest Catholic churches would be St Ignatius Church in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya as well as Church of the Assumption in Jalan Templer, Old Town, Petaling Jaya and the Church of St Thomas More in USJ, Subang Jaya.

Transport[edit]

The Bandar Sunway stretch of the Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP) during the evening rush hour.

Bandar Sunway is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Klang via a network of 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 (ELITE) and the Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP). The township is also served by an urban-suburb rail link, the Subang Jaya Komuter station.

Public transport[edit]

Bandar Sunway is where the  B1  BRT Sunway Line is located. It connects the  KD08  Setia Jaya Komuter station in the north until the  KJ31  USJ7 LRT Station in the south, passing through Sunway Mentari, Sunway Pyramid and Monash University in the process. Sunway Monorail operated in Bandar Sunway from 2000 to 2007. The system has since been shut down due to the expansion of the Sunway Pyramid 2, and part of its infrastructure were later incorporated into the BRT line.

Alternately, there are rapidKL bus services connecting Sunway Pyramid to  KD09  KJ28  Subang Jaya station, some 15–20 minutes away.

The Subang Airport (IATA: SZB) is 13 kilometres from this development; since May 2018 rail connection to the airport is possible via an interchange at Subang Jaya station to the Skypark Link.

Since Nov 2016, The Selangor state government have been providing free shuttle bus that pass through Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Pyramid and other areas in Sunway. The route 2 Bus from the Smart Selangor MPSJ route link Puchong City Centre with Sunway Medical Centre while route 3 connects LRT stations in Bandar Puchong with Sunway Pyramid. [3]

Car[edit]

Bandar Sunway is located near the junction of the LDP E11 and KL–Port Klang Federal Highway Jkr-ft2.png. Motorists coming from Puchong, Putrajaya and even Seremban will opt for the LDP.

A few kilometres south lies another interchange, this time between the LDP and KESAS E5, which connects Pandamaran near Port Klang to Sri Petaling.

Running directly in front of Sunway Pyramid mall is the NPE E10, which runs from Subang Jaya to Angkasapuri in Lembah Pantai in southwestern Kuala Lumpur.

Politics[edit]

Bandar Sunway falls under the Kelana Jaya constituency of the Malaysian Parliament, currently held by Wong Chen of the PKR.[4]

On the state level, Bandar Sunway is represented in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly as part of Subang Jaya (state constituency). The incumbent assemblywoman for Subang Jaya is Michelle Ng from the DAP who succeeded Hannah Yeoh of the DAP since the aftermath of Malaysian general election, 2018.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . New Straits Times https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1309&dat=19940524&id=xK4mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mhMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1240,1411825&hl=en. Retrieved 27 March 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/9/4/nation/18774335&sec=nation
  3. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/11/01/puchong-gets-free-bus-service/
  4. ^ "Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia". Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Portal Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan". Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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