Life in Puchong: What to Expect from the Residential Township

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Puchong has come a long way since its tin-mining days, acquiring momentum in the 1980s to keep up with its more developed counterparts. A decade later, it became a central location that witnessed a surge in population. Its industrial developments slowly instigated more residential areas and commercial centres.

Today, the township is known for its affordable housing developments and mouthwatering food. Surrounded by famous townships such as Putrajaya, Bandar Sunway and Bukit Jalil, it is one of the most searched areas for homeowners and investors alike. 

Connectivity

Previously considered on the outskirts and lacking accessibility, the lively town is now well-connected to various major highways. This includes the Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway, Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), Shah Alam Expressway, South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), Maju Expressway, Federal Highway, Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and New Pantai Expressway. 

Public Transportation

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MRT stations and lines connect residents across the entire Klang Valley, from Kajang to the KL city centre and Sungai Besi. The Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT line has expanded to seven stations, all located within the urban area, including IOI Puchong Jaya, Puchong Perdana, Puchong Town Place, Puchong Industry Gardens, Kinrara BK5 and BK3. 

Moreover, Puchong’s connectivity is further enhanced by the upcoming MRT2 development, which will be linked to the Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT line. KTM stops are also available at the Sungai Buloh, KL Sentral and Kajang stations.

As you can see, travelling around via public transport is very feasible for residents. Traffic, who?

Amenities

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There are myriads of eateries and well-known destinations here. Make your way to IOI Mall Puchong, SetiaWalk, Tesco Extra or Giant Bandar Kinrara for shopping and grocery needs. 

You’ll find a broad range of commercial centres here as well—banks, massage parlours, entertainment outlets and retail stores. All the local banks are nearby IOI Mall, including Alliance Bank, AmBank, CIMB, Maybank, HSBC, Citibank, etc.

Residents can engage in outdoor and recreational activities at the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, Taman Wawasan, Spacerubix community centre or Kinrara Oval Cricket field. 

Now, on to the best part—food! Don’t miss out on hot spots like Foo Hing Dim Sum House, Yong Tau Fu @Batu 14, Zok Noodle House, Lin Kee curry noodles and Mimi Nguyen Café. Indeed, we’re too enthusiastic about the food in this area (in general). 

Medical institutions are also incredibly accessible, with Subang Jaya Medical Centre only 12 km away from SetiaWalk. Meanwhile, Sunway Medical Centre is a little over 7 km away. If you desire something closer to home, there’s the Columbia Asia Hospital Puchong and KPMC Puchong Specialist Centre. 

Schools

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Although tertiary education is not its strong suit, the beautiful township makes up for it with the deluge of primary schools: SK Puchong Jaya, SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1 & 2, SK Seksyen 1 & 2 Bandar Kinrara, SK Taman Putra Perdana, SJK(C) Han Ming, SJK(T) Puchong, and much, much more. 

The list for secondary schools is also a long one, including SMK Seksyen 1, 3 & 4, SMK Puchong Permai, SMK Puchong Perdana, Sekolah Menengah Islam Puchong, etc. 

Fortunately, the more notable universities and colleges are a mere half an hour away from the town centre, such as Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Sunway University, Monash University and The One Academy. 

Property prices here are pretty affordable as promised, with a median sale of RM320,000. Check out the latest and trendiest abodes available on LokaProp!

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