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Subang Jaya is a residential town in the Klang Valley in Selangormarker, Malaysiamarker. It is situated in the district of Petalingmarker. Subang Jaya refers, in varying contexts, to the original township developed by Sime UEP Berhad (comprising roughly of the sections SS12-SS19, the larger Subang Jaya township comprising of UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Kampung Baru Subang and/or Subang town, and rarely, the area governed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), which governs areas of the Petalingmarker district not under Petaling Jayamarker and Shah Alammarker. Neighbouring Bandar Sunway, technically part of Petaling Jaya, is also often mistaken to be part of Subang Jaya.

Subang Jaya Municipal Council has a land area of 70 square kilometres and has a population of over 1,000,000 people including Puchong and Seri Kembangan. Over the years, Subang Jaya has matured into a community well-provided with amenities. The township has numerous schools, colleges, a hospital, places of worship, and vibrant commercial areas.

History

Subang Jaya was developed by Sime UEP Berhad, the property development arm of the Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby. The site was formerly an oil palm plantation called Seafield Estate. Construction work in Subang Jaya began in 1974 and was concluded in 1988. Upon the completion of Subang Jaya, in that same year, Sime UEP began clearing land for the development of USJ.

In 1997, Subang Jaya was granted the status of a municipality. Local authority was transferred from the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) (Petaling Jaya Municipal Council) to the newly gazetted Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) (Subang Jaya Municipal Council). The MPSJ holds local government authority not only in Subang Jaya, but USJ, Puchong, Kinrara, Seri Kembangan, Balakong, and other parts of Petalingmarker district.

On 10 March 2006, a freak hailstorm which was likened to a typhoon hit Subang Jaya. It was the worst storm ever experienced by residents and it damaged the roofs of houses and uprooted trees around town. Residents of SS13, SS14, SS15 and SS17 were the hardest hit.

Politics

In the Dewan Rakyat, the parliamentary constituency of Kelana Jaya (P104) is represented by Loh Gwo Burne of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a party in the opposition alliance, Pakatan Rakyat or PR. He has gained mainstream attention due to the controversy surrounding the Lingam Tapes.

For the 2004-2008 term, the Dewan Rakyat parliamentary constituency of Subang (P107) was represented by Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), a party in the federal government ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional or BN.

The position of Subang Jaya State Assemblyman (Dewan Undangan Negeri) for the 2004-2008 term was previously held by Dato' Lee Hwa Beng, of the MCA, part of the BN. The position is now held by Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), another component party of the Pakatan Rakyat alliance, after winning with a landslide victory in the Malaysian General Elections on the 8th of March, 2008.

Shopping

A shopping complex, Subang Parade and the hypermarket chain Carrefour serve Subang Jaya. The department store Parkson is situated in Subang Parade. The SS15 area also serves as the town's commercial centre and has recently developed a series of pedestrian malls.

In nearby USJ, the other shopping complex, The Summit Subang USJ, Mydin and local hypermarket chain Giant and Mydin, provide alternative shopping destinations for Subang Jaya residents.

Sunway Pyramidmarker, a popular shopping complex for local and foreign tourists, is situated at the adjacent township of Bandar Sunway and serves Subang Jaya residents. Jusco and Parkson are currently Sunway Pyramid's anchor stores.

Digitalmall @nineten & Carefour are the main tenant for a service condominium name "Rhythm Avenue" at USJ 19.

SS15 is a thriving commercial area which host many F&B and shopping outlets. "Asia Cafe" located there contains a variety of local hawkers stalls and entertainment outlets (cybercafe, pool tables, etc.).

Education

Subang Jaya has also become known as a higher education hub, with several large colleges, particularly in the commercial district of SS15, namely Segi College, Taylor's University College, INTI College, and [111514]Metropolitan College. This has led to much of the housing in the area, especially in the Section SS 15 Subang Jaya, being converted to accommodation for students. Many education consultation firms such as IDP Education Australia, which offer advice regarding overseas educational opportunities.

Congestion and limited growing space have led to colleges moving their campuses away from SS15. Sunway University College, and Monash University Malaysia Campus were built situated in nearby Bandar Sunway. One of Subang Jaya's largest colleges, Taylor's University College, will move its campus away from congested, clogged SS15 to a purpose-built Lakeside Campus located in PJS5 in adjacent Bandar Sunway. Segi College was developed in UEP Subang Jaya instead of SS15. INTI College Subang Jaya and Metropolitan College, however, seem set to remain in SS15 with the former renovating its campus there.

Subang Jaya also has four national primary schools and many national high schools, as well as one national-type primary school. There are also two private schools, Sri Kuala Lumpur and Sekolah Sri Sedaya which caters for both primary and secondary levels.

Transport



Subang Jaya is well-connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpurmarker and Shah Alammarker and the townships of Petaling Jayamarker, Bandar Sunway and Klangmarker via a network of highways, namely the Federal Highway, the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), the North-South Expressway Central Link and the Damansara-Puchong Expressway.

Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan are the busiest road in Subang Jaya during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpurmarker.

One of the current infrastructure development pertaining to Subang Jaya is the construction of a new flyover: the Subang-Kelana Jaya Link connecting the Kewajipan Roundabout of New Pantai Expressway towards Subang Airport Highway (route ) of Federal Highway (route ).

Subang Jaya is also served by an urban-suburb rail link, the KTM Komuter, which provides transportation towards Port Klangmarker and also Kuala Lumpurmarker. In August 2006, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak announced that the western end of the Kelana Jaya Line would be extended to Subang Jaya as well. Given its high accessibility, ample amenities and strategic location, demand for property in Subang Jaya has soared, pushing prices upwards by as much as over 100% in some areas .

Public bus transportation is provided by several companies such as RapidKL, Metrobus, and Triton. These buses provide routes around the township and also to Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpurmarker's former primary airport, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (often referred to as Subang Airport) is located nearby (and within the municipality). It serves as the main hub for turboprop airlines Firefly (a low-cost carrier subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines) and Berjaya Air.

Healthcare

Health care in Subang Jaya is provided by a private hospital, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) along with Sunway Medical Centre in adjacent Bandar Sunway. Other private clinics and dental surgeries provide basic healthcare services.

Religion

Masjid Darul Ehsan in SS 15 is the main worshipping place of Muslims in Subang Jaya. There are also two other mosques in SS19 and SS17, and the former just finished remodeling. There is also a Hindu temple where Hindus worship and Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) building where Buddhists pay respect to Buddha as well in SS13. A Catholic Chapel (Chapel Kurnia Kristus) now the Church of Saint Thomas More, Subang Jaya with parish priest Fr. Simon Labrooy can be found in Sekolah Sri Sedaya [SS13]. The new permanent place of worship for the Church of Saint Thomas More is currently under construction in USJ 3 Industrial Zone.

Recent Developments

A series of high rise service apartments are currently undergoing rapid development in Subang Jaya. Projects under development include Subang Soho, The Saujana Residency, Jana Towers, First Subang, E-Tiara, Tiaraville, Subang Avenue, and Subang Parkhomes. USJ One Avenue, Tiara Square, and Rhythm Avenue Axis are being developed in neighbouring USJ.

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