Subang Jaya Doubles as a Travel Destination which Contributes the Most to Selangor’s Tourist Arrivals
Since its development in 1976, Subang Jaya has now become a fully developed and modern city. Subang Jaya Municipal Council has officially attained its city status on 20th October 2020, and is declared as Subang Jaya City Council. Subang Jaya City is very unique and attractive because it is equipped with various aspects such as good public transportation facilities, higher educational institutions such as colleges and universities, shopping malls and commercial centres, hospitals, entertainment hubs plus many more.
Lifting off the data from Selangor’s tourist arrivals’ statistics, Subang Jaya City recorded the highest number of tourists into the state in the year 2019 with a total of 1.8 million tourists out of the overall 7.62 million- figure in the same year. Hence, it is evident, Subang Jaya City is one of the most premier travel destinations in Malaysia, particularly Negeri Selangor. As such, Tourism Selangor’s team has listed out the unique attractions of Subang Jaya City that may interest you, and are certainly worth including in your personal “Places to Visit” list.
1) MINES CITY
Mines Wellness City, launched in 2011 by former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, has now become an integrated health and wellness city.
It is famous for its many luxury hotels, quality healthcare centres, event spaces and more. Other than that, some of the most-visited places in Mines Wellness City are The Mines Golf Club and Resort, The Mines Beach Resort & Spa, Malaysia International Exhibition & Showroom (MINES), The Mines Shopping Fair, as well as The Mines Waterfront Business Park. Mines City is also a popular destination for international tourists, mainly from the Middle East regions.
2) INTEGRATED SUNWAY CITY
Sunway City is well-known for its entertainment and leisure attractions. Among those places are Sunway Lagoon water theme park which includes the haunted house, several amusement parks and also a wildlife park.
Meanwhile, Sunway Pyramid shopping mall offers indoor ice skating, archery activities and bowling; other than shopping. Additionally, there are Sunway Pyramid Hotel, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Sunway Clio Hotel, Sunway Medical Centre, and Sunway University in this integrated city. It is surely a must-visit destination for domestic and international travellers as Sunway City offers varied tourism segmentations, experiences and activities which are well-rounded. It is best to spend a 3-day/2-night holiday in Sunway City for an unforgettable trip!
3) PUCHONG CITY
Did you know, Puchong City has been developed for almost 120 years and the city is not only famous for its economic and industrial sector but is also popular in tourism?
There are various attractions in Puchong City such as Kenari Lane, which is a mural street art area perfect for pictures, notable shopping malls, e.g., IOI Mall Puchong and Setiawalk Puchong, Uptown Puchong Night Bazaar, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, plus Orang Asli Rasau Hilir Village. Puchong is also regarded as a ‘food haven’ especially for street food, traditional Chinese fare, etc.
4) HIGHER EDUCATION HUB
Subang Jaya is also regarded as an education hub. There are many established international colleges and universities located here such as Sunway University, Taylor’s University, SEGI College, ALFA College, Metropolitan College and many more.
For those who plan to continue their studies, Subang Jaya City is home to numerous prestigious universities and colleges for you to choose. The city is also developed with integrated and modern public transportation, and has many hostels for students, shopping malls, and recreational centres – making it a wholesome place for them.
5) MEDICAL AND WELLNESS
Subang Jaya is known for its quality medical and healthcare. There are several hospitals in the city, i.e. Sunway Medical Centre, QHC Medical Centre, Subang Jaya Medical Centre and Sime Darby Medical Centre.
There are also a lot of beauty and treatment centres in Subang Jaya City, for example, Blossom Spa & Wellness Centre, Mandayu Spa & Wellness Centre, Heavenly Spa, Beauty Palace Muslimah Spa, SOTHYS Premium Facial, De Skin Beauty Saloon, and Ridz Okumura Salon, among others.
SS15 is an ideal place to hang out with friends and family because of its variety of food and hipster shops.
There are countless types of food that you can try at affordable cafés and restaurants here such as Rojak and Cendol SS15, Jibril Restaurant, Nasi Lemak Warisan Sambal Opah, Gold Chilli, Mezcla Burrito Bar, Warung Cikgu, Tryst Café, and many more. There are scores of shops selling ‘bubble tea’ here at SS15, too. It can be said that SS15 is a food paradise for its food variety and is well loved by foodies. The place is also a good choice for youngsters residing in Subang Jaya City or other nearby districts to spend their quality time with friends and family, especially on weekends.
Subang Jaya is an urban area that has been developed into a modern city in tandem with Subang Jaya City Council which has maintained a harmonious community and clean environment. Subang Jaya City Council has also organised events and carnivals in the past such as “Kayuhan Jom Sihat”, aerobics sessions, tree planting programmes, children drawing competitions and many more. On a final note, Tourism Selangor extends heartiest congratulations to Subang Jaya City Council for officially attaining its city status.