Petaling Jaya Travel Guide, Malaysia
Petaling Jaya, more popularly called as PJ, is a city in Malaysia which has developed into a satellite city located in Selangor to west of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. PJ attained the status of a city during 2006 and now it has become one of the busiest residential and commercial hubs of Malaysia.
Transportation: Petaling Jaya has been well-connected with other parts of the country via road. The Federal Highway goes through PJ’s middle and continues to Klang, Port Klang and Shah Alam. The northern PJ is linked by Sprint Expressway and southern PJ by New Pantai Expressway. While using North-South Expressway, the major exists of Petaling Jaya are Damansara, Kota Damansara and Subang. The main railway stations of Petaling Jaya are Asia Jaya, Taman Jaya, Kelana Jaya and Taman Paramount. Bus services are also available to and from Petaling Jaya for Kuala Lumpur and also other destinations of the country. Metered taxis also operate in Kuala Lumpur for serving PJ.
To See: Although there are not many places to see in PJ, some major ones include Kota Darul Ehsan Arch. If you have been planning to travel around by public transport, you can use LRT which covers all the major commercial and residential section of the town. The best method to see the area is taking leisurely drives during the non-peak hours.
To Buy: Various night markets are there on main streets of the suburban area around PJ. They are extremely helpful in understanding the Malaysian culture, as you can enjoy quick snacks and fresh food in these markets and many local triads get there to sell their merchandise including clothes, mobile accessories, electronics, Audio CDs and pirated DVDs. You may get a good bargain especially if you are able to speak Cantonese or Malay. Some of the popular mega malls in the city include Amcorp Mall, Millennium Square, Jaya Shopping center, The Atria, Tropicana City Mall and Thrifty Mall.
To Eat: Eating is an obsession here as eatables are available here at every time of the day and also during the night. There are many stalls and restaurants in Petaling Jaya which serve all kinds of western and Asian cuisines. The Mamak Restaurants, operated by Indian Muslims are quite popular among the youngsters of their cheap food and live soccer transmits over the weekends.
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