Subang Jaya

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Subang Jaya
City
Subang Jaya at Dusk.jpg
Flag of Subang Jaya
Flag
Official seal of Subang Jaya
Seal
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 21 February 1976
Granted
Municipal Status
1 January 1997
Government
 • Administered by Subang Jaya Municipal Council
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (auto sq mi)
Population (2015 Census)
 • Total 948,296
 • Density 14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8j)
Website www.mpsj.gov.my

Subang Jaya is a town in Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. It comprises the southern third district of Petaling, making it the 5th most populous city in Malaysia. Subang Jaya consists of SS12 to SS19, PJS7/PJS9/PJS11 or Bandar Sunway, UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Putra Heights and Batu Tiga. The town is governed by Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), which also governs other areas of the Petaling district, Puchong and Seri Kembangan.

History[edit]

Subang Jaya was originally a township of Petaling Jaya. However, due to the high population and rapid developments, it had earned its own municipality,[citation needed] the Subang Jaya Municipal Council. The town was developed by Sime UEP Properties Berhad, the property development arm of the Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby. The site was formerly a rubber plantation called Seafield Estate under the municipality of Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya. Construction work for the development of Subang Jaya began on 21 February 1976 and was concluded in 1988. Upon completion of Subang Jaya in 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 council 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.

Governance[edit]

Subang Jaya Municipal Council

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), who is also the speaker of the Selangor State legislative assembly.

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).

Shopping, leisure, entertainment[edit]

Empire Subang
Jalan Kemajuan Subang facing Northwest at the three-way intersection near Subang Parade.
Jalan Kemajuan Subang facing Northeast, with AEON BiG (formerly Carrefour Subang Jaya) and Subang Avenue on the right.

Subang Parade, Empire Subang, Sunway Pyramid, and the hypermarket chain, Aeon Big Subang, serve as the main shopping attractions around the Subang Jaya town centre. In adjacent township of Bandar Sunway, there is Sunway Lagoon, an amusement water theme park which is a popular tourist landmark across the nation.

The commercial district of SS15 serves as the town's central area. It is prominent for its large variety of cafes. Within the area, there is also an abundance of international F&B outlets, restaurants, boutique outlets and banks. One of the most well-known eateries in town, "Asia Cafe", is also situated in SS15 where there is a wide variety of local hawker stalls and entertainment outlets such as internet cafes and pool centres. There are plenty of high-rise office buildings and serviced apartments surrounding the area as well. Lastly, there is a food-haven mall in SS15, namely SS15 Courtyard, which comprises a variety of contemporary dining restaurants.

In USJ, there are shopping malls such as Da Men, The Main Place, One City, The Summit, The 19 USJ City Mall, Giant USJ and Mydin USJ to provide more shopping options and alternatives. The main commercial hub of USJ is USJ Taipan, which is a vibrant business district that also takes the recognition as being one of the most popular destinations throughout the Klang Valley. Lastly, there are many small-scale commercial areas scattering around the neighbourhoods of USJ to provide easy accessibility and conveniences.

Recreation[edit]

The most renowned recreation park in Subang Jaya is the Subang Ria Park, situated nearby the Sime Darby Medical Centre in SS12. On the other hand, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council Complex (a.k.a. MPSJ Stadium) is the headquarters of the municipal office situated 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 SS13.

For more active sports activities, there are many indoor soccer centres, squash, tennis and badminton courts in the town. 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.

Economy[edit]

Subang Jaya is renowned as a light industrial hub in the Klang Valley. The main industrial areas in the town are Subang Industrial Park SS13, Sime UEP Industrial Park, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park and USJ 1 through USJ 8, involving in both light and heavy industry.

The worldwide Malaysia headquarters of PROTON Holdings, the Centre of Excellence;[2] Lotus Cars, Faber-Castell and many other major international companies are located in Sime UEP Industrial Park.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Subang Jaya is a higher education hub, comprising many large international private colleges and universities. Particularly in the commercial district of SS15, there are Taylor's University College, Inti College, Metropolitan College, ALFA International College and Taylor College.

Monash University, The One Academy, Sunway University College and Taylor's University College are situated in the adjacent township Bandar Sunway. 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.

Primary schools[edit]

  • At-Tamimi International Islamic School (Primary)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Selangor
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang Jaya
  • Sekolah Wawasan (USJ 15)
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Sunway
  • 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 Perdana Jaya SS 19
  • 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]

Higher education[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 called the 1 Malaysia Healthcare located in the lower cost area of USJ 1. Its primary objective is to provide cheaper healthcare for lower to middle income population.[3]

Places of worship[edit]

Darul Ehsan Mosque in SS15 is the main worshipping place of Muslims in Subang Jaya. There are plenty of mosques in the town 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 many other churches such as First Baptist Church in ss17/1d in SS13, SS15,etc.

The Indian Temple Sri Varatharajah Perumal Temple and Subang Jaya Buddhist Temple Association are located in SS13, off Persiaran Kewajipan after BHP Petrol Station and before Summit USJ.

Kingdom Life Church International, a non-denominational New Testament church, is located in Jalan USJ Sentral 2, USJ 1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: With a strong congregation in Subang Jaya .

Development[edit]

Currently, there are a few large mega commercial projects under development which are SJCC Subang, SJ7 Trans-City, Empire Remix and Tropicana Metropark.[citation needed]

[4] SJCC Subang and SJ7 Trans-City are two large mixed developments by Sime Darby that are set to be integrated with highly advanced public transportation. 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.[5] 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 neighbourhoods of USJ Heights and Subang Heights and highly visible off the Federal Highway.[6] A new access from Federal Highway will be completed by 2016 to improve the traffic flow around the area.[7] On top of that, Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB) is developing a RM2 billion 24 acres of integrated mixed development around the same area.[8]

Transport[edit]

A Kelana Jaya Line LRT train passing by Empire Subang.
A BRT bus at USJ7 BRT-LRT interchange station.
An Ampang Line LRT train at Putra Heights terminal.
Commuters can switch between Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line across a platform at Putra Heights LRT terminal.
A KTM Komuter Class 82 EMU at Subang Jaya Komuter station.
Traffic in Subang Jaya

Subang Jaya is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and the townships of Petaling Jaya such as Ara Damansara, Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama and Mutiara Damansara via a network of many major highways, namely the Federal Highway, Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), NKVE, NPE, North South Expressway and LDP.

Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan serve as the two major roads in Subang Jaya. The alternative 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's public transport system is highly developed, boasting 2 light metro (LRT) lines, 1 KTM commuter line, 1 BRT line, bus and taxi services. Since 30 June 2016, many new LRT stations of the extended Kelana Jaya Line have opened, connecting various areas in Subang Jaya with Kuala Lumpur city centre and Petaling Jaya. The LRT stations are strategically located within walking distance from shopping malls, commercial centres and residential areas and supported by feeder buses. The Kelana Jaya Line had been 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 (interchange with KTM Subang Jaya commuter station) which covers three stations within the town centre. Within USJ Subang Jaya, the LRT line continues from SS18 to USJ 7 (Da Men and Summit), Taipan, Wawasan (USJ 15), USJ 21 (One City and Main Place), and ends at the main interchange station hub in Putra Heights, which connects with another LRT line, the Ampang Line to Puchong and Sri Petaling.

On the other hand, public bus transportation is provided by two companies, RapidKL and Metrobus. These buses provide access around the town and also to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, there is a BRT line connecting the Setia Jaya KTM Station through Bandar Sunway to the USJ7 LRT Station. The BRT Sunway Line started operating on June 1, 2015, when it was officially launched by Malaysia prime minister, Najib Razak.[9] The BRT service is a public-private partnership project between Prasarana and Sunway Group which aims to provide eco-friendly electric bus services on elevated tracks for residents in Bandar Sunway and USJ.

As for commuter train services, the town is served by an urban-suburb rail link, the KTM Komuter, which provides transportation towards Port Klang and 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 town. 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), Malindo Air 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" (PDF). University College London. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Proton Holdings. Retrieved on July 24, 2016. "Proton Holdings Berhad Centre of Excellence Complex, KM33.8 Westbound, Shah Alam Expressway 47600, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia,"
  3. ^ On, Ing Yeen. "Subang Jaya to have its first public health clinic". The Star. Malaysia. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.theedgeproperty.com/news-a-views/12525-city-a-country-sime-darby-undertakes-township-regeneration.html
  5. ^ Lim, Chia Ying. "Mixed Development Project to Spur Growth in USJ." The Star, 30 June 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Tropicana Corp launches RM6.3b Tropicana Metropark in Subang Jaya". The Star. Malaysia. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Flyover Project Connecting to Federal Highway Expected to Be Ready in 2016" The Star, 18 April 2014. Web. 14 May 2014.
  8. ^ "BRDB Aims to Deliver RM1bil in Property Sales Annually." The Star, 24 September 2011. Web. 14 May 2014.
  9. ^ Anis, Mazwin (1 June 2015). "Najib launches BRT electric bus service in Sunway". The Star. Malaysia. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Chan, Jade (5 September 2012). "MoU signing formalises ties between MPSJ and Japanese city". The Star. Malaysia. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 

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