Bandar Sunway

Bandar Sunway, also known as Sunway City,[1] is an 800-acre integrated township in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This township is named after its developer, Sunway Group, which had also got its name from Sungai Way, a suburb in Selangor.

Sunway City Kuala Lumpur
Bandar Sunway
Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011
Sunway City Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3°4′3″N 101°36′12″E
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor
Government
  Administered bySubang Jaya City Council (majority)
Petaling Jaya City Council (partial)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)

Leisure and Entertainment

Front facade of Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.
Sunway Lagoon amusement park.

Sunway Pyramid is a shopping centre opened in July 1997 as Malaysia's first themed shopping and entertainment mall. One of the mall's most easily recognised designs is the Egyptian-inspired Pyramid with a lion "standing guard" at the entrance. The rest of the building is embellished in the monumental style, complete with pseudo-hieroglyphics decorating facades, along with numerous Pharonic statuaries.

In the center of Sunway is the amusement park Sunway Lagoon, which has many different themed parks, including some of the biggest rides in Malaysia and a large water park.

Jalan PJS 11/28 is one of the commercial street within the township

There is also a lot of commercial building in Bandar Sunway with different type of restaurants, banks and other.

Accommodation

Sunway Resort Hotel
Sunway Pyramid Hotel

Bandar Sunway has a range of accommodations, including the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, the Sunway Pyramid Hotel, and the Sunway Clio Hotel.

Education

Sunway University with student

Sunway has also become known as a higher education hub, with two large universities in the area, namely Monash University Malaysia,[2] and Sunway University, as well as other private colleges such as Sunway College, Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia and The One Academy.

There are other notable schools in Sunway which are SK Bandar Sunway, SMK Bandar Sunway, SK Kampung Lindungan and Sunway International School.

Healthcare

Panoramic view of Bandar Sunway taken in April 2022, in the foreground is the Sunway Geo commercial block with Sunway Medical Center behind it

Healthcare in Sunway is provided by private hospital, Sunway Medical Centre, along with Sime Darby Medical Centre (previously Subang Jaya Medical Centre) in adjacent Subang Jaya.

Religion

Sunway comprises many other companies and residences not owned by the Sunway group. Places of worship include Masjid Al-Husna, which is located right opposite Sunway Pyramid. Several Buddhist Centres (like Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Passaddhi Buddhist Centre and Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Centre) and churches are located in the vicinity as well, most notably the nearest Catholic churches would be St Ignatius Church in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya as well as Church of the Assumption in Jalan Templer, Old Town, Petaling Jaya and the Church of St Thomas More in USJ, Subang Jaya.

Transport

Bandar Sunway is connected to the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Klang via a network of highways, namely the Federal Highway, the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), the North–South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) and the Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP). The township is also served by an urban-suburb rail link, the Subang Jaya Komuter station.

Public transport

Bandar Sunway is home to Malaysia's first (and to date, only) bus rapid transit line, the B1 BRT Sunway Line. It connects the  KD08  SB1  Setia Jaya Komuter station (Sunway-Setia Jaya) in the north until the  KJ31  SB7  USJ7 station in the south, passing through Sunway Mentari, Sunway Pyramid and Monash University in the process.

A monorail service named Sunway Monorail (alternatively known as Suntrek 2000) operated in Bandar Sunway from 2000 to 2007 and was the second monorail system to operate in Malaysia following the Genting Monorail and the first public monorail in the country, opening in 2000 and predating the launch of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail by three years.[3][4] There were two monorails primarily ran along a 3 km steel-tracked loop system surrounding the Sunway Lagoon water theme park, stopping at three key locations on the northern and western side of the loop: Sunway Pyramid East station, Sunway Pyramid West station (now Johnny Rockets hamburger restaurant) and Sunway College station, with a branch line extends 600m west towards the monorail system's depot from the loop. The monorail system operated with two five-car SL5 trains in its rolling stock; the trains produced by Severn-Lamb, a British locomotive manufacturer. The total cost of the loop was an estimated US$10 million. The system has since been shut down due to the expansion of the Sunway Pyramid 2, and part of its infrastructure were later incorporated into the BRT line.[5][6]

Alternately, there are rapidKL bus services connecting Sunway Pyramid to  KD09  KS02  KJ28  Subang Jaya station, some 15–20 minutes away. The Selangor state government also provides its subsidized bus service - the Smart Selangor bus route SJ02, connecting Bandar Sunway to  SP25  Puchong, allowing an alternative to the longer Puchong-Putra Heights-USJ 7 train ride.[7]

The Subang Airport (IATA: SZB) is 13 kilometres from this development; since May 2018 rail connection to the airport is possible via an interchange at Subang Jaya station to the Skypark Link.

Car

Bandar Sunway is located near the junction of the Damansara–Puchong Expressway and KL–Port Klang Federal Highway Federal Route 2. Motorists coming from Puchong, Putrajaya and even Seremban will opt for the LDP.

A few kilometres south lies another interchange, this time between the LDP and Shah Alam Expressway Shah Alam Expressway, which connects Pandamaran near Port Klang to Sri Petaling.

Running directly in front of Sunway Pyramid mall is the New Pantai Expressway New Pantai Expressway, which runs from Subang Jaya to Angkasapuri in Lembah Pantai in southwestern Kuala Lumpur.

Politics and administration

The township falls within the neighbourhood sections of PJS 7 to PJS 11 (PJS meaning "Petaling Jaya Selatan" or Petaling Jaya South). Since 1997 much of Bandar Sunway was governed by the MBSJ, taking over from MBPJ. MBPJ however retains administration over the northern part of the township, including PJS 10, PJS 5, PJS 6, Sunway Mentari and Setia Jaya.[8][9]

Bandar Sunway falls under the Subang constituency of the Malaysian Parliament, currently held by Wong Chen of the PKR.[10]

On the state level, Bandar Sunway is represented in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly as part of Subang Jaya constituency. The incumbent assemblywoman for Subang Jaya is Michelle Ng from the DAP who succeeded Hannah Yeoh of the DAP since the aftermath of Malaysian general election, 2018.[11]

References

  1. "Amazing Sunway City". Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. "Monash finally sets up branch campus here". Archived from the original on 2007-09-06.
  3. Sunway Monorail at monorails.org.
  4. LEE KUAN YEW PRAISES SUNWAY LAGOON RESORT AS "AN EXAMPLE OF ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION
  5. SunTrek to be part of Klang Valley rail system
  6. "From wasteland to wonderland". New Straits Times. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  7. "SJ02 : Stesen LRT Pusat Bandar Puchong ~ Stesen LRT SS18". Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. "Online Electoral Maps of Malaysia". Tindak Malaysia. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  9. "Draf Rancangan Tempatan Subang Jaya 2035". Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  10. "Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia". Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  11. "Portal Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan". Retrieved 4 January 2016.
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