Saturday, March 27, 2010

About Subang Jaya

Thanks, Wikipedia.

Subang Jaya is a residential town in the Klang Valley in Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated in the district of Petaling.

Subang Jaya refers to the original township developed by Sime UEP and the area governed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).

The MPSJ governs areas of the Petaling district not under Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam. The Subang Jaya municipality covers the original township as well as neighbouring Bandar Sunway, Puchong and Serdang.

The township has numerous schools, colleges, hospitals, places of worship and vibrant commercial areas.

Subang Jaya's town centre was developed by Sime UEP, the property development arm of the Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby. The site was formerly an oil palm plantation called Seafield Estate. Construction work began in 1974 and was concluded in 1988.

In 1997, Subang Jaya was granted the status of a municipality. Local authority was transferred from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to the MPSJ.

Subang Jaya is well-known for its shopping centres. They include Subang Parade, hypermarkets Carrefour, Giant and Mydin, The Summit, Digitalmall (all in the town centre), Sunway Pyramid (in Bandar Sunway), IOI Mall and Tesco (in Puchong) and South City Mall and The Mines Shopping Fair (in Serdang).

Subang Jaya is also a higher education hub, with colleges centred in the commercial district of SS15. They include SEGI College, Taylor's University College, Inti College and Metropolitan College. There is also Sunway University College and The One Academy in Bandar Sunway.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a major government university located in Serdang. It was formerly known as the Agriculture University of Malaysia.

Three private hospitals namely Sunway Medical Centre (in Bandar Sunway), Subang Jaya Medical Centre (in the town centre) and Columbia Asia Hospital (in Puchong) are located in Subang Jaya. There is also the Serdang Hospital (in Serdang), a government hospital.

The suburb of Bandar Sunway which was developed by the Sunway Group in 1986 houses the popular Sunway Lagoon Theme Park which is connected to the Sunway Pyramid shopping centre and the Sunway Resort Hotel.

The suburb of Puchong used to house rubber estates and tin mines. Today it is a fast-growing commercial and residential area with many new townships. It also houses the country's biggest badminton stadium, the MBA stadium.

Serdang or Seri Kembangan was established as a New Village in 1952 by the British. It is well-known for its shoe factories and the Mines Resort City, a theme park which includes several hotels most notably the luxurious Palace Of The Golden Horses and the Mines Shopping Fair shopping centre.

The Mines Resort City was once the Hong Fatt Tin Mine which was the world's largest open-cast tin mine. It was owned by Chan Wing, the businessman who later built the National Palace (Istana Negara).