Whats in Petaling Jaya?

From a thrilling water amusement park and live-action puzzle room, to a romantic ice skating rink and mellow, educational cooking class, Petaling Jaya certainly has what it takes to keep you entertained. It may be a 20-minute drive from KL, but with a lot of locals who work in the heart of the city coming in from satellite suburbs such as Petaling Jaya, the city has catered to commuters with plenty of public transportation options, such as Rapid KL buses & LRT stations. Check out our list of ten great things to see (and do) in Petaling Jaya and we are sure you will agree with us – PJ certainly has a way of presenting some pretty out-of-the-box entertainment choices!

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located in Petaling Jaya – a thriving satellite town – about 15km southwest of the Kuala Lumpur city centre. With a variety of watery rides on offer and plenty of dry-land activities too, there are few more fun ways to spend a day than cooling down at Sunway. Water slides that whirl and twirl, a manmade ‘river’ ride, a surf beach, a wave pool, a 360° revolving pirate ship… the list of fun attractions at the 80-acre park is extensive. Built on the site of a former tin mine and quarry, when it first opened the highlights of this multi-zone theme park were its water slides and the world’s largest manmade surf beach. These days, it has expanded and encompasses a total of five different zones – the water park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park.

Sunway Pyramid is an impressively-themed shopping centre in the Klang Valley. Located in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, it is the only mall in Malaysia with an ice skating rink. Opened in 1997, the distinctive retail landmark is one of the largest shopping centres in the country. Whether you think it is tacky or sophisticated, it is one of Malaysia’s most elaborate malls, with an Egyptian-inspired giant sphinx standing guard at the entrance, a monumental pyramid-shaped main complex, pseudo-hieroglyphics decorating its exterior façade and numerous faux-Pharaoh statues. Filled with character, the mall’s anchor tenants are Giant, Jusco Supermarket and Parkson Grand but its real draw is its array of independent stores.