Welcome to Malaysia!
So, where are you planning to visit this time?
Forget about Kuala Lumpur, why not spending just 30-minute more to the best suburb area from Kuala Lumpur city centre?
Petaling Jaya, also famous known as PJ by the locals, situated in Selangor State. The area was established in the 1950s with only 2.12 square kilometres. With the vast development by government, it becomes one of the most important cities in Malaysia.
Did you know that? With the fast pace of expansion in public transport system in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur is now connected and accessible. Despite the convenience of public transport it has, Petaling Jaya is definitely a heaven for shopaholics and foodies.
These are the 5 reasons that you should visit this city:
1. Local foodies heaven
The best way to travel Malaysia is by your stomach. Petaling Jaya SS 2 and Seapark area are local eateries hotspot, also known as the treasure ground for authentic food in Klang Valley. Food offered in these areas are ranging from the cheapest traditional food to the highest quality food, Chinese style to American style. Never worry about the operation time, majority of the restaurants are open till late night, especially in local bistro or mamak stalls.
2. Pasar Malam
Getting to experience the local lifestyle is easy at the night market, or what locals called- Pasar Malam. This is because visiting pasar malam has become weekly activity for many of Malaysians. Unlike the night markets in Taiwan and Macau, the night markets in Malaysia are being set up only once in a week, at different locations. Within the Petaling Jaya area itself, there are over 5 pasar malam to be visited. For those who lucky enough to stay in SS 2, this area is home to the biggest pasar malam in Petaling Jaya. Seriously, there is nothing better to do other than spending your Monday and Thursday night in SS 2 Pasar Malam and SS 2 Chow Yang Pasar Malam.
3. Shopping destination
Never deny that, shopping is the most popular pastime in Petaling Jaya. Beyond Kuala Lumpur city centre, there are numerous of mega malls such as One Utama Shopping Centre, Sunway Pyramid, Paradigm Mall, Atria Shopping Mall and so on. Proud to say that, One Utama Shopping Centre is the world’s forth largest mall, making it a must-go-attraction in Malaysia. Besides stores, these malls also featuring cinemas, food courts, playground, sport activities and more.
4. Cultural destination
Apart from being a modern city, there are also a few historical attractions that worth to visit. For instance, Wat Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya, a famous Buddhist Thai temple and the Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, one of the largest mosques in South East Asia.
5. Connected with Kuala Lumpur
By riding the Rapid LRT Kelana Jaya Line, it is 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Despite the distance, people are still able to visit Kuala Lumpur Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, Pasar Seni, Bangsar, Chow Kit and so on.