Subang Jaya: The Ever Growing Township

Most Malaysians who are familiar with the ins and outs of the state of Selangor will know that one of the most bustling regions of the state is the heavily populated Subang Jaya. Subang Jaya is generally known as a top choice for residencies in Selangor because houses that cater to almost all income groups are available here in abundance. Hence, it is no surprise that Subang Jaya ranked as the most populated city in Malaysia whereby its massive population of 1.55 million residents outweighs the 1.48 million people who live in our nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur itself. However, this township under the Petaling district is not showing any signs of slowing down in terms of development despite the glorious state it has been in for decades now.

Boulevard Subang Jaya Lake View (Courtesy: Nelson Chee @flickr)

Already populated to the brim and virtually self-sufficient with a wide array of malls, business locations, public amenities and so forth, development is still visually aplenty throughout this area. One of the most recent property developments that took place in Subang Jaya was USJ One Park; an upscale housing project consisting of condominiums, terrace houses and twin villas which give potential residents of Subang Jaya an attractive alternative to the conservative housing areas across the USJ (UEP Subang Jaya) areas.

However, houses located in the many USJ areas are also highly sought after; be them single-storey terraces or luxurious bungalows as these residences will only grow in value and not depreciate, with the development of the township. Another similar project under development at present is the similarly located Da Men project set to be made up of service apartments, a shopping mall and commercial buildings. Other recent signs of active property development in this already established township include Subang Soho, Subang Parkhomes, Isola, The Glades and many more.

Subang Jaya is rich in terms of public amenities including the one most important to the average Malaysian; shopping malls. Within Subang Jaya already lie malls such as The Summit, Subang Parade, The 19 City Mall, Carrefour and Mydin. Moreover, the ever-so-popular Sunway Pyramid is a short drive away and almost feels like a part of the city despite it being governed by the Petaling Jaya city council (MPPJ). A notable portion of the Subang Jaya residents are students and this is also because

Subang Jaya houses some reputable education institutions such as SEGI University College and Monash Universities whereby the campuses of both institutions are relatively new. Again, more institutions are situated in the nearby area of Sunway and this also adds to the population and popularity of Subang Jaya on a whole.

The transportation scene in Subang Jaya is also exhibiting development at present which can only mean good to the current residents of Subang Jaya as well as those who frequent the area. While it already has a KTM Station and its very own airport, proposed transportation projects include an Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT-SJ) and an LRT station which is bound to be an extension of the Kelana Jaya line.

Overall, Subang Jaya pretty much has everything one could ask for whereby there is variety in everything be it a place to stay, a place to hang out or a place to eat. Being what it is today, Subang Jaya is a versatile township which can cater to almost anyone and everyone.

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