Bandar Sunway

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Sunway
Sunway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Sunway
Sunway
Location in Peninsular 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 Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
(Subang Jaya Municipal Council)
Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
(Petaling Jaya City Council)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Website http://www.mpsj.gov.my/
http://www.mbpj.gov.my

Sunway is a township in Subang Jaya, Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. The township is governed by the MPSJ and partially by the MBPJ.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical rainforest (Af).[2]

Climate data for Bandar Sunway
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31.9
(89.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.2
(90)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
31.4
(88.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
30.9
(87.6)
31.52
(88.75)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.3
(79.3)
27
(81)
27.2
(81)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27
(81)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.9
(80.48)
Average low °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72)
22.8
(73)
23
(73)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
22
(72)
22.34
(72.23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.18)
146
(5.75)
226
(8.9)
259
(10.2)
199
(7.83)
116
(4.57)
123
(4.84)
143
(5.63)
166
(6.54)
256
(10.08)
270
(10.63)
233
(9.17)
2,294
(90.32)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 77m)[2]

Leisure and Entertainment[edit]

Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011.

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

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.

Education[edit]

Sunway has also become known as a higher education hub, with two large universities in the area, namely Monash University Malaysia,[3] 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 and Masjid Al-Amin.

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 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  KJ28  KD09  Subang Jaya Komuter station, some 15-20 minutes away.

The Subang Airport (IATA: SZB) is 13 kilometres from this development.

Car[edit]

Bandar Sunway is located near the junction of the LDP E11 and KL-Port Klang Federal Highway 2. 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 the Subang Jaya constituency. The incumbent assemblywoman for Subang Jaya is Hannah Yeoh of the DAP.[5]

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