Petaling Jaya was Malaysia’s first planned city that was developed as a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. It is made up of mostly residential and some industrial areas. This city is commonly called ‘PJ’ by locals. It is located in the Petaling district of Selangor.
Companies doing business in Petaling Jaya include Tesco Supermarket, Ikano Power, IPC, the Curve, and South East Asia’s largest IKEA Swedish furniture store. The area offers many serviced office options.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Mutiara Damansara is the shopping centre in Petaling Jaya. Some of the well known shops include The Curve, Ikea, [email protected], and One Utama. Petaling Jaya is home to many restaurants and food stalls serving all sorts of Asian and Western cuisine catering to almost all sorts of budgets. There is a Burger King in the city if you are after a taste of the west. The Mamak restaurant chain is found throughout the city, these 24-hour restaurants broadcast live football games to enjoy with your food. The Fatty Crab Restaurant has been in PJ for over thirty years, offering a local favourite – a sweet, sour and spicy crab.
The nearest major airport to Petaling Jaya is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur and is 21 km (13 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which has international and domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur and is 55 km (34 miles) from Petaling Jaya. The Kelana Jaya line of Kuala Lumpur’s Light Rail Transit system connects the suburb to the centre of the city. There is well developed bus service for public transportation in Petaling Jaya and a good road network in the area.