|o Total||51.71 km2 (19.97 sq mi)|
|o Density||6,486.54/km2 (15,315.93/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (MST)|
43300 (Seri Kembangan) |
58200 (Kuala Lumpur)
|Area code(s)||+603-58, +60-3-77, +60-3-79, +603-80, +603-83, +603-89|
The first settlers of the area were the Orang Asli community in a village known as Kampung Pulas. In 1900, heron (Malay: burung puchong) were aplenty in the area and were a staple for the Orang Asli.
However, it is believed that the area was explored by immigrants from Sumatra and Java. At first, the people worked as fishermen, rubber tappers and miners. Due to the booming tin mining industry, immigrants from China and India were also brought in.
During the communist insurgency in 1948, all residents were resettled to an area which is known as Kampung Baru Batu 14.
During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of a single two-lane road running through estates and villages. Puchong development began circa 1985, when the mining licenses expired and infrastructure began to be built.
Since then, urbanization has occurred rapidly with many industrial parks, commercial centres and residential areas mushrooming along Jalan Puchong. Residential areas include Taman Kinrara, Bandar Bukit Puchong 2 and Bandar Kinrara.
Puchong is under the jurisdiction of four local authorities;
Representing in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
Representing in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri) in Selangor
|Postcode||Areas covered||Local authority|
|43300||Lestari Puchong, Lestari Perdana, Putra Permai||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47100||Bandar Puteri Puchong, Taman Industri Pusat Bandar Puchong, 12 to 14th mile, Jalan Puchong, Taman PKNS, Taman Puchong Hartamas, Taman Puchong Impian, Kampung Pasir Baru, Kampung Bunga Melur, Kampung Pasir Cina, Kampung Baru Puchong, Koi Tropika, Taman Puchong Utama||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47110||Taman Saujana Puchong, Taman Mutiara Indah, Laman Granview||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47120||Bandar Bukit Puchong 2, D'Island, Pulau Meranti, Taman Desa Air Hitam, Taman Perindustrian Meranti Jaya, Taman Meranti Jaya, Taman Putra Impiana, Taman Tasik Puchong, Taman Meranti Indah, Taman Perindustrian Tasik Perdana, Duta Perdana, Taman Meranti Permai, Taman KiPark Puchong, Desaria Apartment, Bandar 16 Sierra, Bandar D'Alpinia, Taman Abadi Heights||Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang)|
|47130||Taman Mas Sepang, Taman Putra Perdana, Taman Amanputra, Bandar Nusaputra, Taman Putra Prima, Taman Pinggiran Cyber, Selangor Science Park 2, Setia EcoGlades||Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang)|
|47130||Koi Prima, Taman Dagang Mas, Taman Mas Langat, Putra Industrial Park, Bandar Saujana Putra||Kuala Langat District Council (MDKL)|
|47140||Taman Puchong Utama, Bandar Puchong Utama, Bandar Bukit Puchong 1||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47150||Taman Tasik Prima, Taman Puchong Perdana, Kampung Seri Aman, Taman Puchong Tekali, Taman Puchong Prima||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47160||Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Wawasan, Taman Wawasan 2||Subang Jaya Municipal Concil (MPSJ)|
|47170||Bandar Puchong Jaya, IOI Mall, Taman Tenaga, Aman Sari||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47180||Taman Kinrara (Section 1 to 2), Bandar Kinrara, Duta Kinrara||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|47190||Taman Kinrara (Section 3 to 5), Taman Bukit Kuchai, Kampung Desa Kuchai||Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)|
|58200||5th to 7th mile, Jalan Puchong, Kinrara Mas, Alam Sutera, Kg Muhibbah||Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)|
Puchong has both local and foreign banks.
There is a wet market called Puteri Mart at Bandar Puteri and the Town Park where residents can shop for their groceries. Residents of Puchong can also do their shopping in Tesco, IOI Mall (which has a multiplex and bowling alley), Giant, AEON, Puchong Parade and Puchong Plaza shopping malls. Bank of China (M) Bhd opened its 6th branch in Malaysia at Tower 2, PFCC, Bandar Puteri Puchong in 2012.
IOI Boulevard is one of the business centres located here with retail and office units. A similar project by SP Setia called SetiaWalk Puchong has been built. Block E of SetiaWalk (also known as SetiaWalk Mall) has a gym (Celebrity Fitness), a TGV cinema and a multiplex which houses a Subway outlet.
Rakan Muda Sports Complex is a sport centre which also serves the residents of Puchong with many kinds of sports including futsal and badminton. The Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve is the remaining green lung in Puchong, it is a popular trekking spot for many active residents to enjoy nature. There are still many mining ponds around Puchong where locals engage in water sports and fishing.
There is also the Taman Wawasan Recreational Park for residents around this area. It is complete with a jogging track, basketball courts and children's playground. This is a popular location during the weekends where residents can be seen organizing activities throughout the day.
Private hospitals Columbia Asia Hospital and KPMC Puchong Medical Centre are both located at Bandar Puteri Puchong.
The main thoroughfare through Puchong is the Damansara-Puchong Expressway which links this town all the way to Kepong. Another route, the Shah Alam Expressway connects Puchong to Port Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Sri Petaling.
Other highways include:
Bus services are provided by RapidKL and Causeway Link (based in Johor Bahru) which have routes along Jalan Puchong, Jalan Klang Lama and Damansara-Puchong Expressway to various destinations around Klang Valley. Taman Kinrara, one of the nearest housing estates to the city, is only about 30 metres from the border between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Under the LRT Extension Project (LEP), the Sri Petaling Line is now extended into Puchong constituency with the addition of eight new stations, namely:
Putra Heights station is the second interchange of the Sri Petaling Line with the Kelana Jaya Line; the other being Masjid Jamek station. This allows residents in Puchong and Subang Jaya to travel to Kuala Lumpur city centre, Petaling Jaya, Ampang, Wangsa Maju and even Gombak while avoiding traffic congestion.
The 16 Sierra station of Klang Valley MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line will be located between the 16 Sierra and Pulau Meranti suburbs of Puchong. The 16 Sierra MRT station is expected to complete and start operation on 2022.