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Petaling Jaya (commonly called "PJ" by locals) is a major Malaysian city originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the Petaling district of Selangor with an area of approximately 97.2 square kilometres (37.5 sq mi). Petaling Jaya granted its city status on 20 June 2006. Petaling Jaya is the central hub of Klang Valley as it is located in between Kuala Lumpur and West KL which includes Subang Jaya, Puchong, Shah Alam and Klang.

On 1 January 1977, Petaling Jaya Town Authority was upgraded to Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ), pursuant to the Local Government Act 1976 by the government. On 20 June 2006, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council was upgraded as Petaling Jaya City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, MBPJ).

Now, the administrative area of MBPJ is 97.2 square kilometres which is rapidly growing. Petaling Jaya has a total population of over 619,925 people and the number of property holding of 217,930. Petaling Jaya is now known as the leading growth centre in Selangor.

Petaling Jaya is divided into several sections. Some are subdivided into smaller neighborhoods (kejiranan), for example SS5D. Some sections have their own names (SS1 as Kampung Tunku), while other sections are grouped together (SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6 and SS7 as part of Kelana Jaya). Besides that, Petaling Jaya also comprises the affluent township of Damansara. These sections names are used in the addressing format for locations in Petaling Jaya.

No. 88
Jalan SS20/6
47300 Petaling Jaya

This system would point to house number xx, 6th street, section SS20, Petaling Jaya. This would remove the need to have an additional address line for the housing estate name like most addresses used for the rest of the country.

A prominent landmark in PJ is the Kota Darul Ehsan arch which symbolically marks the boundary between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. This arch straddled the Federal Highway (Lebuhraya Persekutuan) which was originally the only highway link between Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. However, many links now exist as alternatives to the congested Federal Highway.

Active property developers in Petaling Jaya are PKNS, (which are the main pioneer of development for PJ), Sunway Bhd, Tropicana Bhd, AmCorp, Mah Sing Group and Guocoland as well as many others. Due to the immense size of Petaling Jaya township, properties development in the area also includes small to medium sized developers such as Sri Aman Development and Nusmetro.

The introduction of the Putra LRT service in 1998 saw the addition of the Putraline feeder bus services. The combination of Putraline and Putra LRT brought a relief to many Petaling Jaya residents especially those who had to rely on public transportation.

There are more than 25 colleges and universities in Petaling Jaya including the National Institute of Ophthalmic Science - The Academic Arm of The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital in Lorong Utara B Petaling Jaya, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM/UIAM) centre for foundation studies campus in Section 17, MARA University of Technology (UiTM) campus branch on Jalan Othman in Section 1, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Petaling Jaya Campus in Section 13, Tun Abdul Razak University (UNITAR) main campus in SS6 Kelana Jaya.

Sources: Wikipedia




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