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.
The town used to be a rubber estate and tin-mining town in the 1960s.
During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of a single 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 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.
Puchong is under the jurisdiction of two local authorities, that is the
Subang Jaya Municipal Council and the Sepang Municipal Council. 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, Puchong Parade and
Puchong Plaza shopping malls. Bank of China (M) Bhd opened its 6th branch
in Malaysia at Tower 2, PFCC, Bandar Puteri Puchong in 2012. There is a
new business centre, namely IOI Boulevard which has just been established
with retail and office units. A similar project by SP Setia called
SetiaWalk Puchong has been partially completed, and though it look quiet
from outside, but when you park in the basement which is the only way to
access the shops in the center of the building apart from walking, there
are many shops open inside. Block C of the building has not been completed
yet. Block E of SetiaWalk (also known as SetiaWalk Mall) has a gym
(Celebrity Fitness) and a multiplex which houses a Subway outlet.
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
Puchong is currently not served by the RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT) service.
Ampang Line is scheduled to be extended to Puchong by 2015.
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.