Petaling Jaya (PJ)
|| Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Petaling Jaya, or more commonly known as PJ among Malaysian, is believed to be the first plan town and
since then has developed to be a busy satellite city. It is known to the most developed non-capital town.
Hence it's a good neighbor to Kuala Lumpur city, with more local and casual touch in the daily living style.
PJ encompasses a wide area including a few well known areas such as SS2, Damansara and Subang Jaya,
which covers the west area of Kuala Lumpur. Being a mix of commercial and residential area, there are
a variety of attractions, ranging from shopping malls such as Subang Parade, Sunway Pyramid and
One Utama Shopping mall, to golf course and clubs such as Tropicana Country Club and Saujana Golf Club.
It also housed the Malaysia's largest water theme park, Sunway Lagoon, in adjacent and linked to the
Sunway Pyramid Shopping mall. Sunway Lagoon theme park has many amusement parks within such as the
Water Park, the amusement park, Wildlife Park and Extreme Park.
There are various exciting water rides and slides, and if you want more excitement, there is also
an extreme sport session at the Extreme Park. One of the scariest activities is the Bungy Jump,
jumping from the bridge in the park towards the mining lake. For educational benefits, there's also
a petting zoos with many animals that are open for interaction and feeding to public. There are also
a number of nature parks around for trekking and bug catching, such as the Gasing Park and Bukit Kiara Hills,
are not only popular among the neighborhoods for their morning and evening walks, but also for
schools outdoor activities such as teambuilding and camping.
Getting around PJ is easy and convenient. It is well linked to Kuala Lumpur and well-connected within PJ
areas itself. There are several highways such as the Federal highways, North-South highway and North Klang
Valley Expressway connecting the various towns and KL. There are also LRTand KTM stations most of the areas
such as Kelana Jaya, Taman Bahagia and Subang Jaya (Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Pyramid). Public buses such as
Metro Bus and Rapid KL cover almost all areas of PJ and KL.