Life in Subang Jaya: What to Expect From the Attractive Municipality

Subang Jaya
Credit: New Straits Times

Veterans of Subang Jaya know all too well the late-night hookah spots in SS15 and the familiar sight of uni students slinking outside trendy cafés. Widely known as a student’s town, this vibrant municipality is one of Selangor’s finest. If you can overlook the congestion, the seemingly endless amenities will more than make up for it.

Due to constant new developments on the rise, residential areas in this commercial and educational hub are always burgeoning. Conveniently located malls, supermarkets, beautiful parks and recreation, and top international schools can also be found almost anywhere. 

Naturally, its properties are a popular choice among many homebuyers looking to fulfil their families’ needs. Subang Jaya needs no proactive persuasion. Let’s dive right into what you can expect from living here!


The township has undergone rapid growth since the late 1970s. Residents can now benefit from a well-integrated transportation infrastructure offering excellent local connectivity. Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and other adjoining cities are easily accessible and warrant a mere half an hour’s journey. 

Located just 20 km south of downtown KL, Subang Jaya provides access to numerous vital highways. This includes the Federal Highway, Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), PLUS Highway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP). 

Public Transportation


Commute with ease at the Subang Jaya LRT Station, its stations situated near frequented malls and destinations around the neighbourhood. Get to KLCC, KL Sentral, Putra Heights and more via the Kelana Jaya LRT Line, avoiding peak-hour heavy traffic. It also serves as an interchange to the KTM Subang Jaya Komuter Station, providing a convenient link to KTM Komuter services.

Moreover, residents can utilise the Bus Rapid Transport link. The bus link uses an exclusive suspended highway linking over 5 km from the Federal Highway north of Bandar Sunway through to Subang Jaya. Other affordable alternatives include Metrobus and Rapid KL.


Subang SkyPark is only 15 minutes away via the Federal Expressway; while the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is approximately a 30-minute drive to the south of Subang Jaya.



All your food and shopping needs will be catered to by the plethora of shopping centres and supermarkets scattered across this municipality. AEON BiG Subang Jaya is a local hypermarket that offers a comprehensive range of products, from daily grocery staples and delectable fresh-baked goods to cookware and gardening tools. 

Undoubtedly, the renowned Sunway Pyramid needs no introduction. This favored mall is often swarmed with visitors seeking international branded goods and delicious food. Therefore, if you’re in the mood for family-friendly recreational activities, head over to their indoor ice rink or the arcade at the top floor. Alternatively, you could experience a thrill-filled day at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park instead.  

Besides that, there’s Giant Hypermarket Subang Jaya, Empire Shopping Gallery, Main Place Mall, One City and much more to explore.


Sprawled across 3 hectares of land, the USJ Urban Forest Park features a jogging track, an open lawn area, mountain bike track, outdoor gymnasium and children’s playground. Indeed, this impressive park is the perfect spot for weekend picnics and a healthy day out.

Another local favourite is the Subang Ria Park, an oasis amongst the busy cityscape with vast green spaces and a calming lake view. Locals often flock here for tai chi and other leisure activities.  


Thanks to the area’s well-performing international and private schools, Subang Jaya is deemed one of Malaysia’s best educational hubs.

 Sri KL is a famous private school that provides both secondary and primary education following an international curriculum. As pictured above, GEMS International School is an award-winning British international school franchise with a creative approach to learning. 

You’ll be in close proximity to SEGI College, INTI Subang, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, and more for tertiary educational institutions. Of course, there are also many public school facilities for children to enrol. 

In conclusion, yes, you can expect remarkable things from life in Subang Jaya. Extravagant and highly desirable real estate aside, the neighbourhood hosts reasonably priced properties, including terraced and semi-detached houses. 

Simply visit LokaProp to begin your property hunt, or discover the best places to eat and ‘lepak’ around Subang at LokaTaste!

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