Petaling Jaya Information
Petaling Jaya, or commonly knowned as "PJ" (for the initials, not the pyjamas) by locals is the most developed non-capital city in Malaysia, located in the Petaling district of Selangor. History has it that it was originally developed as a residential and industrial township for Kuala Lumpur. Petaling Jaya is divided into several sections.
Travelling from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya by road transport via the commonly used Federal Highway, you will know that you have reached the Petaling Jaya area if you passed by a huge arch. This arch, named Kota Darul Ehsan is a prominent and symbolic landmark marking the boundary between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Transportation facilities and infrastructure are pretty well developed in Petaling Jaya. Public transportation is provided by RapidKL in the form of buses as well as the KL Light Rail Transit System (via the Kelana Jaya route), which extends slightly into Petaling Jaya.
Even though not in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, shopping places are aplenty here. The main malls located here will complete your shopping list. Apart from shopping, there are also several nice restaurants or "makan place" (literally means food haven, in the local slang) and chilling-out places in the Petaling Jaya area.
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