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.
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
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
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
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
The introduction of the
service in 1998 saw the addition of the Putraline feeder bus services. The
combination of Putraline and
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.