Petaling Jaya (PJ) is a major city located in the Klang Valley bordered by Kuala Lumpur (east), Gombak District (north), Shah Alam (west) and Subang Jaya (south). Founded in 1952, it was Malaysia’s first planned city and was developed as a satellite city for Kuala Lumpur on former rubber estate land. Today, it covers an approximate area of 97 km2 and includes Kelana Jaya, Damansara and many other sections. Expansion of PJ occurred at a rapid pace with many commercial, residential and recreational developments to become the metropolitan city it is today.
Properties in PJ are developed by several developers such as PKNS, Sunway Bhd, Tropicana Bhd and Nusmetro with property types ranging from medium-cost houses and apartments to opulent condominiums and bungalows.
Amenities and Facilities
The Kota Darul Ehsan Arch demarks the gateway into PJ and is a sight to behold at night when fully illuminated. Taman Jaya and Kelana Jaya Park are recreational hubs for cycling, jogging and picnics. Gasing Hill is a forest reserve with flora and fauna popular among nature lovers. For adventurous, fun-activity lovers there are a number of places that include Escape Room (live action puzzle game), Camp 5 Climbing Gym; Jump Street Trampoline Park, Canyon Paintball, It’s a Hit Batting Cages, The Royale Chulan Damansara Ice Skating Rink, Scuba Diving at Sealantis Dive Centre and Kidzania at the Curve.
Other amenities include multiple shopping malls such as the Curve, IKEA, IPC Shopping Centre, 1 Utama, Tropicana City Mall and Empire Damansara; places of worship such as Wat Chetawan Buddhist Thai temple, Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, St Francis Xavier Church and Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple; multiple SRA, SMK, SK, SKJ (C), SJK (T), international and aesthetic based schools; reputed higher education institutions such as University of Malaya, International Islamic University Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak University (UNITAR) and Mara University of Technology; state of the art medical facilities are provided by hospitals such as Ara Damansara Medical Centre, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, Tropicana Medical Centre and Columbia Asia Hospital; and several night markets, banks, police stations, post offices, gas stations and innumerable eateries and hotels.
Accessibility and Transportation
PJ can be accessed from KL, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam and Klang via the Federal Highway. Other highways include Sprint Expressway (northern PJ), New Pantai Expressway (southern PJ), Damansara-Puchong Expressway and North-South Expressway. In terms of access via public transportation, PJ is well connected through RapidKL buses and multiple train stations that include five LRT stations of the Kelana Jaya Line and four KTM Komuter stations of the Sentul-Port Klang Line. The proposed Kelana Jaya Line extension will bring in more stations and the new MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line will bring ten stations to PJ upon completion.