SS2, Petaling Jaya

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SS2
Inner Suburb
A busy corner in one of SS2's commercial zones, with a corner McDonald's shophouse outlet next to traffic.
A busy corner in one of SS2's commercial zones, with a corner McDonald's shophouse outlet next to traffic.
Nickname(s): 
Sungai Way-Subang 2
SS2 is located in Malaysia
SS2
SS2
SS2 shown within Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°07′05″N 101°37′15″E / 3.11806°N 101.62083°E / 3.11806; 101.62083Coordinates: 3°07′05″N 101°37′15″E / 3.11806°N 101.62083°E / 3.11806; 101.62083
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor
CityPetaling Jaya
Federal seatDamansara
State seatKampung Tunku
Government
 • Local AuthorityPetaling Jaya City Council
 • MayorMohd Azizi Mohd Zain
 • Member of ParliamentTony Pua
 • State Assembly RepresentativeLim Yi Wei
 • CouncilorWong Swee Sang[1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
47300
Dialling code+60 378
PoliceSea Park Police Station, Jalan SS 2/60
FireDamansara Utama, Jalan SS 2/2

SS2, Petaling Jaya is a busy affluent inner suburb in Petaling Jaya, one of the biggest cities in Malaysia's most developed state of Selangor.

It is about 4km northwest of Petaling Jaya's central business district. Its local government is the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ; Malay: Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya).

Location[edit]

A street level view of one of the streets in the largest commercial zone in SS2, with shophouses on the left and parked cars on the right.

SS2 is located south of the Damansara–Puchong Expressway E11, separating it from the SS22 and SS23 neighborhoods to the west. The Section 21, SS3 and SS4 housing areas are to the south, while the Section 19 neighborhood is to the east.

The SS in the neighborhood's name stands for Sungai Way-Subang.[2] Addresses in PJ are standardized. The town is divided into numbered sections (seksyen), which are denoted with just S (eastern PJ), SS (central and western PJ), PJU (northern PJ), and PJS (southern PJ). The northern chunk is also known as Damansara.

Education[edit]

Two primary schools operate in SS2. SK Taman Sea, a national school, is located on Jalan SS2/95. SJK (C) Puay Chai, a Chinese-language school, is on Jalan SS2/54. The SMK Taman SEA secondary school is on Jalan SS2/3, a minute's walk away from the Taman Bahagia LRT Station.

Representation[edit]

The current Member of Parliament is Petaling Jaya Utara's Tony Pua[3] from the Democratic Action Party (DAP). SS2 is also served by Kampung Tunku state assembly-woman Lim Yi Wei, from the DAP.

SS2's Councilor is Wong Swee Sang, also from the DAP.

Religion[edit]

The Masjid Aminah Al-Muhairi mosque is located on the southern end of SS2, on Jalan SS2/6. Launched in 1980, it can house 800 worshipers. Two suraus are under its jurisdiction: the Surau Kg. Cempaka and Surau Balai Bomba.[4]

The Community Baptist Church (PJ), a Protestant church, is on Jalan SS2/6, 500m away. A second Protestant church, the SS Gospel Center is located on Jalan SS2/103.

Economy[edit]

A mural-filled alleyway with Malaysian culture and themes, nested between one of the shophouses blocks in the SS2 commercial zone.

There are six unnamed commercial zones in SS2[5], with office and business shophouses lining their respective streets, with most connected directly to the main roads criss-crossing this inner city suburb.

The SS2 hawker centre, located in the middle of the SS2 commercial zone, seating hundreds of people and dozens of food stalls.

The busiest of the six is the one next to the Jalan SS 2/55 street: a large "business district" area with over 20 separated blocks of shophouses. It is home to several banks, a 24-hour McDonalds outlet, the local police station, the daily morning market (that runs from 6am to 10am every day), a weekly Monday night market and two night-time hawker centres next to a small park.

The area has also seen several traders setting up durian stalls [6] where customers can buy and eat the pungent fruits on the spot. A number of businesses have also set up in the double-storey houses surrounding this area, with many populated by bridal boutiques[7].

This zone is also home to a community composting centre called the Smart PJ Waste Solution Lab, located along Jalan SS2/63 and said to the first of its kind in the country[8]. Its composters are able to handle two tons of food waste each day, with some 500kg of waste fed into the centre's digesters each day from nearby food courts and hawker areas.

The other five are located along the Jalan SS2/3, Jalan SS2/6 (which has a weekly Thursday night market), Jalan SS2/24, Jalan SS2/72 and Jalan SS2/103 streets with their own respective offices, shops and restaurants.

Two shopping malls are located along SS2's borders, Tropicana City Mall to the north and SS2 Mall (closed) to the east.

Accommodation[edit]

A few budget hotels are located within SS2's main commercial area: My Home Hotel, JJ Boutique Hotel, Best View Hotel, Calla Hotel, De Uptown Hotel and Hotel 99.

A hostel is near the Taman Bahagia LRT Station known as Project Uchi SS2.

Transport[edit]

The Taman Bahagia LRT (Light Rail Transit) station in SS2, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, one of the many passenger stations on the Kelana Jaya LRT line.

Roads in SS2 are some of the most heavily used in the city, with the district bordering the Damansara–Puchong Expressway which acts a link to Subang Jaya and Puchong to the west and Kuala Lumpur to the east.

A number of roads coming from adjacent sections such as SS1, SS4, Section 19 and Section 21 also lead Kuala Lumpur or Subang Jaya-bound motorists to the district on their way to the Damansara–Puchong Expressway.

The district is also home to the Taman Bahagia LRT Station, which sees thousands of Kelana Jaya Line commuters boarding the station along Jalan SS 2/3 every day.

Rapid KL buses linking this station to residential areas in and around Petaling Jaya pass through the area, along with other bus lines such as the free-to-use Petaling Jaya City Bus and MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line feeder buses from the Phileo Damansara MRT station make SS2 a popular and well-travelled transit location.

Route No. Origin Desitination Via Remarks
780[9] Flat Seksyen 8, Kota Damansara  KJ14   SBK16  Pasar Seni station Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
SPG Jalan 21/13, Jalan SS 2/35
T783[10]  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT Sea Park Secondary School, Jalan SS 2/3
T784[11]  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
Petron, Jalan SS 2/24
Sea Park Secondary School, Jalan SS 2/3
T790[12]  KJ22  Taman Paramount LRT  KJ22  Taman Paramount LRT Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55 Links with KL Gateway–Universiti LRT station and Mid Valley Megamall
T816[13]  SBK12  Phileo Damansara MRT station
Entrance A
 SBK12  Phileo Damansara MRT station
Entrance A
SS2 Fire Station, Jalan SS 2/2
Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
Jejantas SS 2/24
PJ02[14]  KJ22  Taman Jaya LRT  KJ22  Taman Jaya LRT Perodua showroom, Jalan SS 2/24
Public Bank, Jalan SS 2/75
Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
Sea Park Police Station, Jalan SS 2/24
PJ03[15]  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT Sea Park Secondary School, Jalan SS 2/3
PJ04[16]  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT  KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT Petron, Jalan SS 2/24
Sea Park Police Station, Jalan SS 2/24
Vision Space, Jalan SS 2/75
Public Bank, Jalan SS 2/75
Poh Kong, Jalan SS 2/55
Auto Film, Jalan SS 2/24
Petron Seapark, Jalan SS 2/24
Sea Park Secondary School, Jalan SS 2/3
PJ05[17] Bandar Utama bus hub Bandar Utama bus hub Sea Park Secondary School, Jalan SS 2/3
 KJ23  Taman Bahagia LRT

Resident's Associations[edit]

  • SS2 Selatan Resident's Association
  • SS2 Utara Resident's Association
  • SS2B Resident's Association

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "" History of Petaling Jaya. Retrieved on 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ "http://www.parlimen.gov.my/ahli-dewan.html?uweb=dr&". www.parlimen.gov.my. Retrieved 2016-02-27. External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "" Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS), Profail Masjid. Retrieved on 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ http://www.pjkita.my/whats-happening/composting-in-ss2-a-trash-to-treasure-story-at-the-pj-waste-solution-lab/
  9. ^ RapidKL Bus Route 780
  10. ^ RapidKL Bus Route T783
  11. ^ RapidKL Bus Route T784
  12. ^ RapidKL Bus Route T790
  13. ^ MRT Feeder Bus Route T816
  14. ^ Petaling Jaya Free City Bus PJ02
  15. ^ Petaling Jaya Free City Bus PJ03
  16. ^ Petaling Jaya Free City Bus PJ04
  17. ^ Petaling Jaya Free City Bus PJ05