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Bandar Sunway or Sunway Town (Chinese: 雙威鎮) is a township in Subang Jaya, Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located 13 km southwest of Kuala Lumpur, and 9 km southeast of the Subang Airport.

Sunway
Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011
Aerial view of Sunway (looking northeast) in February 2011
Sunway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Sunway
Sunway
Coordinates: 3°4′3″N 101°36′12″E / 3.06750°N 101.60333°E / 3.06750; 101.60333Coordinates: 3°4′3″N 101°36′12″E / 3.06750°N 101.60333°E / 3.06750; 101.60333
CountryMalaysia
StateSelangor
Government
 • Administered byMajlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
(Subang Jaya Municipal Council)
Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
(Petaling Jaya City Council)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Websitehttp://www.mpsj.gov.my/
http://www.mbpj.gov.my/
https://www.sunwaypyramid.com

Leisure and EntertainmentEdit

 
Front facade of Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.

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.

Sunway Pyramid was the only shopping mall in Malaysia to have an indoor ice skating rink, until IceScape Ice Rink opened in IOI City Mall Putrajaya.

 
Sunway Lagoon amusement park.

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.

AccommodationEdit

Sunway has a number of accommodation options for tourists and business travellers.

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel linked to the shopping centre.[1]

Sunway Pyramid Hotel is a 3-Star Hotel linked to the shopping centre. It lacks gym facilities. The hotel also does not provide breakfast within the premise, and requires hungry guests to walk through a confusing labyrinth of walkways to the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

A newly opened hotel, Sunway Clio Hotel, is also linked to the shopping mall and provides 4-star accommodation. [2]

EducationEdit

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, an accomplished art college that won the ADreline awards for 2006.

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

HealthcareEdit

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.

ReligionEdit

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 Associations (not temples) 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.

TransportEdit

 
The Bandar Sunway stretch of the Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP) during the evening rush hour.

Bandar Sunway is well-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 transportEdit

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. Sunway Monorail operated in Bandar Sunway from 2000 to 2007. 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.

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.[3]

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.

CarEdit

Bandar Sunway is located near the junction of the LDP   and KL–Port Klang Federal Highway  . 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 KESAS  , which connects Pandamaran near Port Klang to Sri Petaling.

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

Politics and administrationEdit

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 MPSJ, 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. [4][5]

Bandar Sunway falls under the Subang constituency of the Malaysian Parliament, currently held by Wong Chen of the PKR.[6]

On the state level, Bandar Sunway is represented in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly as part of Subang Jaya (state 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.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ . New Straits Times https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1309&dat=19940524&id=xK4mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mhMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1240,1411825&hl=en. Retrieved 27 March 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/9/4/nation/18774335&sec=nation
  3. ^ "SJ02 : Stesen LRT Pusat Bandar Puchong ~ Stesen LRT SS18". Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Online Electoral Maps of Malaysia". Tindak Malaysia. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Draf Rancangan Tempatan Subang Jaya 2035". Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia". Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Portal Kerajaan Negeri Selangor Darul Ehsan". Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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