|Petaling Jaya - Selangor
Petaling Jaya normally known as ‘PJ’, was declared as a city, but it is still mainly an urban area to accommodate the large population that live and work in the Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur city and adjoining modern suburbs in Selangor State).
Founded only in 1954 as Malaysia's first planned town, Petaling Jaya has become a busy commercial and residential hub in its own right with over 450,000 inhabitants. In the later years, further expansion to the north saw the rise of the posh Damansara area that gave birth to such housing estates as Bandar Utama, Kota Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara and Damansara Impian.
Petaling Jaya is mostly a place for locals, with few tourist attractions. However, there are ample shopping opportunities in large malls and a large number of hypermarkets owned mostly by Tesco, Giant and Carrefour are located here.