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Puchong
Puchong
Other transcription(s)
 o Chinese (Simplified)
(Traditional)
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor
EstablishmentEarly 1900
Area
 o Total51.71 km2 (19.97 sq mi)
Population
(2016)
 o Total400,000
 o Density6,486.54/km2 (15,315.93/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
43300 (Seri Kembangan)
47100
58200 (Kuala Lumpur)
Area code(s)+603-58, +60-3-77, +60-3-79, +603-80, +603-83, +603-89

Puchong is a major town and a parliamentary constituency in the Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia.

History

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.[1]

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.[1]

During the communist insurgency in 1948, all residents were resettled to an area which is known as Kampung Baru Batu 14.[1]

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.[2]

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.

Governance

Puchong is under the jurisdiction of four local authorities;

The Puchong town centre (Malay: Pusat Bandar Puchong) is mostly located within MPSJ's (Subang Jaya) jurisdictional area on the Petaling District.

Politics

Representing in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Representing in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri) in Selangor

Postcodes

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)
47110 Sierra 2, Sierra 3, Sierra 5, Sierra 7, Sierra 8, Sierra 9, Sierra 10, Sierra 11, Sierra 12, Sierra 15, Sierra 17, Bandar 16 Sierra Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang)
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 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)

Commerce

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.

Recreation

Rakan Muda Sports Complex is a sport centre which also serves the residents of Puchong with many kinds of sports including futsal and badminton.[5] 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.

Healthcare

Private hospitals Columbia Asia Hospital and KPMC Puchong Medical Centre are both located at Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Education

Primary schools

  • SK Puchong
  • SK Puchong Perdana
  • SK Bukit Kuchai
  • SK Puchong Utama
  • SK Puchong Utama 2
  • SK Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara
  • SK Seksyen 2 Bandar Kinrara
  • SK Puchong Indah
  • SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1
  • SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 2
  • SK Pulau Meranti
  • SK Taman Putra Perdana 1
  • SK Taman Putra Perdana 2
  • SK Saujana Puchong

Chinese Primary School

  • SJK(C) Han Ming
  • SJK(C) Yak Chee
  • SJK(C) Sin Ming
  • SJK(C) Ladang Harcroft
  • SJK(C) Kheng Chee

Tamil Primary Schools

  • SJK(T) Puchong
  • SJK(T) Castlefield
  • SJK(T) Kinrara

International and Private Schools

Secondary schools

Higher education

  • RIMA International College (specialize in LCCI courses, Business programmes from Heriot-Watt, Bioscience, Hotel Management programme from CTH (endorsed by Gordon Ramsay))
  • Binary University College (specializes in management and entrepreneurship courses)
  • Putra Intelek International College (located in Bandar Puteri 5, Puchong, they are specialized in Risk Management, Information Technology, Business Management, Accounting and Finance and Forensic Accounting)
  • MAHSA University (located in Bandar Saujana Putra, Kuala Langat, on the other side of Puchong)

Transport

Expressways/Highways

The main thoroughfare through Puchong is the Damansara-Puchong Expressway E11 which links this town all the way to Kepong. Another route, the Shah Alam Expressway E5 connects Puchong to Port Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Sri Petaling.

Other highways include:

Roads

  • Lingkaran Putra Prima connects from Taman Meranti Jaya to several Puchong suburbs such as Puchong Utama, Taman Puchong Tekali, Taman Tasik Prima, Kampung Seri Aman, Taman Mas Sepang, Taman Putra Prima, Putra Industrial Park, Koi Prima and Bandar Saujana Putra. This road can be used as a transit route towards ELITE or SKVE expressways through Jalan Kampung Lombong.

Bus

There are also bus services connecting Puchong to Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.

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.

Bus routes

Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Under the LRT Extension Project (LEP), the  4  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  5  Kelana Jaya Line; the other being  SP7  AG7  KJ13  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.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

The  SSP33  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.

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Coordinates: 3°00?07?N 101°37?37?E / 3.0019011°N 101.6269839°E / 3.0019011; 101.6269839


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