Petaling Jaya or more commonly referred to as PJ comprises mostly residential and industrial areas. With an estimated population of over 630,000, PJ was granted city status in 2006.
Hence, PJ remains one of the most developed non-capital cities in the country over the last few decades. It was the very first planned town in the country since 1954. In the last few decades, developers developed more luxury and posh residential housing areas namely:
Visitors and tourists can get in and around town without trouble because you can simply hire a cab or take a bus. Perhaps, if you would like to avoid traffic, then use Kelana Jaya Line that stops in several stations such as Taman Jaya, Asia Jaya, Taman Bahagia, Taman Paramount and Kelana Jaya. Kota Darul Ehsan arch is the one remarkable architecture that sets the boundary between capital city Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Beautifully designed along Federal Highway, motorists can catch a glimpse of this arch from afar.
Since PJ is more commonly known as a residential area, it is not a famous tourist destination due to limited attractions. But nonetheless, once you are in the area, remember to pay a visit to Thai Wat Chetawan temple somewhere near Taman Jaya Station. Reputed as the only authentic-design Thai temple in Klang Valley area, Buddhist community loved this religious temple very much. Located along the same road from this Thai temple is the one remaining forest reserve area in PJ known as Gasing Hill. This panoramic green hill is ideal for nature lovers and those who are looking for a tranquil resting picnic area. Finally, Kelana Jaya Lake Park with a total of seven impressive lakes is perfect for joggers to spend some quality time after a hard day at work.