About Puchong

Puchong is a major town in the Petaling district of Selangor, Malaysia. Puchong is situated midway between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s political capital, and Putrajaya, the administrative capital.

It is strategically located to nearby major cities and townships such as Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway and other parts of Petaling Jaya.

History of Puchong

The town used to be a rubber estate and tin-mining town in the 1960s. During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of only one two-lane road running through estates and villages. Since then, urbanization has occurred rapidly with many industrial parks, commercial centres and residential areas mushrooming along Jalan Puchong.

Puchong Background and Progress

Puchong is already serving as a residential town for three major cities, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya. New townships, such as Bandar Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Puchong Hartamas, Puchong Utama, Puchong Prima, Bandar Bukit Puchong, Saujana Puchong and Bandar Puteri Puchong, are sprouting from the once-abandoned lands, former plantations and cleared-forest areas, contributing to the population boom witnessed in recent years in Puchong. At an estimate, Puchong has a population of about 335,419 (the largest township is Puchong Jaya with a population of about 39,473).

Puchong Governance

Puchong is under the jurisdiction of two local authorities, that is the Subang Jaya Municipal Council and the Sepang Municipal Council.

Puchong townships under Subang Jaya Municipal Council

  •     Bandar Bukit Puchong 1
  •     Bandar Kinrara
  •     Bandar Puteri Puchong
  •     KOI Tropika
  •     Lake Edge
  •     Lestari Puchong
  •     Puchong Batu 14
  •     Puchong Hartamas
  •     Puchong Indah
  •     Puchong Intan
  •     Puchong Jaya
  •     Puchong Perdana
  •     Puchong Permai
  •     Puchong Prima
  •     Puchong Tekali
  •     Taman Puchong Utama
  •     Pusat Bandar Puchong
  •     Saujana Puchong
  •     Taman Bukit Kuchai Phase 1 & 2
  •     Taman Dato’ Tan Yew Lai
  •     Taman Kinrara
  •     Taman Mutiara Indah
  •     Taman Mutiara Puchong
  •     Taman Puchong Permata
  •     Taman Puchong Prima
  •     Taman Sri Puchong
  •     Taman Tasik Prima
  •     Taman Tenaga
  •     The Lake Residency
  •     Vista Prima

Puchong townships under Sepang Municipal Council

  •     Bandar NusaPutra
  •     Bandar Bukit Puchong 2
  •     Desa Ayer Hitam
  •     Desaria Villa
  •     KiPark Puchong
  •     Taman Amanputra
  •     Taman Danau Putra
  •     Taman Mas Puchong
  •     Taman Meranti Jaya
  •     Taman Meranti Indah
  •     Taman Meranti Permai
  •     Taman Prima Tropika
  •     Taman Putra Impiana
  •     Taman Putra Perdana
  •     Taman Putra Prima
  •     Taman Tasik Puchong

Puchong Commerce

Puchong has both local and foreign banks.

There is a wet market called Puteri Mart at Bandar Puteri beside the MBA Stadium and the Town Park where residents can shop for their groceries. Residents of Puchong can also do their shopping in Tesco, IOI Mall (which has a multiplex and bowling alley), Giant, Jusco, and Carrefour.

There is a new business centre, namely IOI Boulevard which has just been established with retail and office units. A similar project called Setia Walk is underway by SP Setia.
Recreation

Michael’s Badminton Academy, a privately own 32-badminton court located in Bandar Puteri Puchong, is Malaysia’s biggest badminton stadium.[citation needed] Rakan Muda Sports Complex is a sport centre which also serves the residents of Puchong.

Puchong Healthcare

There is a private hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital – Puchong, which is located at Bandar Puteri Puchong. This 78-bed hospital offers acute care multi-disciplinary services to residents of Puchong. The well-known KPMC Puchong Medical Centre also located at the heart of Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Puchong Education

  1. There are many schools in Puchong.
  2. The secondary schools include:
  3. SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya A,
  4. SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya B,
  5. SMK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1,
  6. SMK Puchong Utama 1,
  7. SMK Puchong Batu 14,
  8. SMK Batu 8,
  9. SMK Puchong Perdana,
  10. SMK Puchong Permai,
  11. SMK Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara,
  12. SMK Seksyen 3 Bandar Kinrara and
  13. SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara,

while primary national school include:

  1. SK Puchong,
  2. SK Puchong Jaya,
  3. K Puchong Jaya 2,
  4. SK Puchong Jaya 3,
  5. SK Puchong Perdana,
  6. SK Bukit Kuchai,
  7. SK Puchong Utama,
  8. SK Puchong Utama 2,
  9. SK Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara,
  10. SK Seksyen 2 Bandar Kinrara,
  11. SK Puchong Indah,
  12. SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1,
  13. SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 2,
  14. SK Pulau Meranti and
  15. SK Taman Putra Perdana, and

primary Chinese schools include:

  1. SJK(C) Han Ming,
  2. SJK(C) Yak Chee,
  3. SJK(C) Sin Ming,
  4. SJK(C) Ladang Harcroft, and
  5. SJK(T) Puchong.

RIMA International College is located in Bandar Puteri, Puchong, where they are specialize in LCCI courses, Business programmes from Heriot-Watt, Bioscience, Hotel Management programme from CTH (endorsed by Gordon Ramsay), and many more!

Binary University College is also located in Puchong. They specialize in management and entrepreneurship courses.

Puchong Transport

Puchong is well-linked to other parts of Klang Valley via the Damansara-Puchong Expressway(LDP) and Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway. Puchong is also accessible via Federal Highway (exit at Motorola); Shah Alam Expressway and New Pantai Expressway (NPE). There are also bus services connecting Puchong to Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.

Bus services are provided by RapidKL buses and Metrobus which have routes along Jalan Puchong to various destinations around Klang Valley. Taman Kinrara, one of the nearest housing estates to the city, is only about 30 metres from the border between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Puchong is currently not served by the RapidKL Light Rail Transit service. However, the Ampang Line is scheduled to be extended to Puchong by 2014. Train stations will be constructed near IOI Mall, Tesco, the Rakan Muda headquarters and the DHL/Tractor Malaysia building before diverting to Putra Heights (main hub) via Puchong Perdana. It is anticipated that residents will benefit from the extension because it will ease traffic congestion and make commuting without using private transport easier.