Subang Jaya

Night view of Subang Jaya city centre from SS17.

Subang Jaya is an affluent suburban city of Klang Valley, across the state line in Selangor to the west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It consists of the Subang Jaya (SS12-SS19) on the Northern end of the city, USJ on the Southern end, Bandar Sunway, Batu Tiga and Putra Heights. The city is a much sought after refuge for middle to upper-middle-class Malaysians.

Understand

In 1974, Subang Jaya was developed as a residential area from an old rubber estate (Seafield Estate) by Sime Darby. Back then, most only knew of Subang because of the Subang International Airport (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport), which has been replaced by KLIA as Malaysia's main international airport. Now the airport focuses mainly on servicing domestic flights and acts as the premier hub for corporate and private aviation in Southeast Asia.

UEP Subang Jaya (USJ) is the newer part of Subang Jaya and was established in 1988. Subang Jaya and USJ are separated by the infamous traffic lights in Persiaran Kewajipan (near Summit USJ shopping mall) which cause residents an additional 5-20 minutes per way in their daily commute because of traffic congestion.

The city has been growing rapidly in the last 20 years. It started as a primarily residential area, but in recent years it has developed into an internationally renowned city. It is also dubbed as the main education hub of Klang Valley, as there is a wide variety of colleges, universities and schools. Over the years, there has been a significant influx of overseas students.

Get in

By train

KTM Subang Jaya station, on the KTM Komuter Klang-Sentul line, is at the northern edge of Subang Jaya. It is located directly behind Carrefour and Subang Parade in SS16.

The KTM Komuter is a convenient mode of transport both to central locations in the city and towns in the neighbouring states (north - Perak, south - Negeri Sembilan):

By bus

There are a number of bus services that connect points in Malaysia and Singapore directly to Subang Jaya, bypassing Kuala Lumpur and its traffic jams. Aeroline and Transtar buses operate from Sunway Pyramid, while First Coach runs from the Holiday Villa hotel in SS12.

By taxi

All metered taxis operating in Kuala Lumpur also serve Subang Jaya.

By car

Getting into Subang Jaya is a breeze (as long as you avoid rush hours). It is well connected to most major highways:

Get around

Lebuhraya Pantai Baru on a rainy day in 2010

By bus

By taxi

Taxis are also available, but the best way to get around is your own car because it is very expensive to travel in taxis.

By car

Avoid using Persiaran Kewajipan during rush hour as the traffic is usually very congested. It is easy to travel in the city as there are many sign boards to direct the routes. Also, there are many different routes you can take to travel in the city. Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan serve as the main routes in the city.

Subang Jaya has adopted the numbered-precinct system also used in neighboring Petaling Jaya, so take a look at that article for clues about decrypting addresses. Roughly, Subang Jaya consists of precincts SS12 to SS19 on the north side (the numbers increase as you head west) and precincts USJ 1 to USJ 29 on the south side (number increases to the south).

See

Sunway Lagoon Resort and Sunway Pyramid are well-known tourist destinations throughout the whole Klang Valley. It is located in Bandar Sunway and it is nearby Subang Jaya. Besides that, there are many other shopping malls such as Subang Parade, Empire Subang, Carrefour SS16, First Subang, The 19 USJ City Mall and Summit USJ.

Do

Sports Centres

There are many sports centres in Subang Jaya. It is also very well known for its badminton as there are more than 10 badminton centres/courts there.

Futsal Centres

Fitness Centres

Golf Clubs

Buy

There is a huge mall culture in Malaysia (the larger cities at least). If you visit Klang Valley, you will notice many shopping malls mushrooming in the landscape of the congested city. Within 10 minutes (or 20 in the case of bad traffic) of each other, you will see 4 sizeable malls.

Eat

Eating is the favorite pastime of most Malaysians. As such, many food outlets are dotted around Subang Jaya. There is a wide variety of food to choose from. Fast food franchises are ample in the city, most of which you can find in the shopping malls - from the basics like McDonald's, KFC, Subway, Burger King, A&W to bakery/confectionery like Bread Story, J&Co Donuts (Sunway Pyramid), Big Apple Donuts (Subang Parade) and O'Briens. Besides that, there are restaurants such as Tony Roma's, The Manhattan Fish Market, Nando's Chicken, Chili's, Din Tai Fung, T.G.I. Friday's and La Bodega. The city is mostly known for its Japanese foods as there are more than 10 Japanese restaurants.

American

Balinese

Chinese

Fusion

German

Indian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Malaysian & Indonesian

Mexican

Middle Eastern and Lebanese

South African

Spanish

Organic Foods

Thai

Dessert

Bakeries

Drink

Around Subang Jaya are countless of mamaks and cafes, ranging from kopitiam to premier classes. Here are only some of them:

Nightlife

Whilst most Subang-ians venture out to the heart of Kuala Lumpur, others venture in. As it started of as a residential and very family-oriented city, nightlife in Subang is relatively "new".

47500 Subang Jaya,  +60 3 5635 5508. Chill Out is an exclusive pub. They serve all kinds of liquor and alcohol at a reasonable price. It is one of the most famous nightlife hubs in Subang Jaya.

Sleep


Budget

Splurge

Cope

Go next

By train

KTM Subang Jaya station, on the KTM Komuter Klang-Sentul line, is at the northern edge of Subang Jaya. It is located directly behind Carrefour and Subang Parade in SS16.

The KTM Komuter is a convenient mode of transport both to central locations in the city and towns in the neighbouring states (north - Perak, south - Negeri Sembilan):

By bus

There are a number of bus services that connect points in Malaysia and Singapore directly from Subang Jaya, bypassing Kuala Lumpur and its traffic jams. Aeroline and Transtar buses operate from Sunway Pyramid, while First Coach runs from the Holiday Villa hotel in SS12.

By taxi

All metered taxis operating in Subang Jaya also serve Kuala Lumpur.

By car

Getting out of Subang Jaya is a breeze (as long as you avoid rush hours). It is well connected to most major highways:

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