4 Main Reasons Why Petaling Jaya Is The Best City to Live In


It is obvious why people would want to live in Petaling Jaya: It is a place for people who prefer something more chilled rather than living in a bustling city. We have then gathered some of the main reasons why anyone would die to live in Petaling Jaya, and we think these are very solid reasons why.

Smoother traffic, better public transportation options

Hold up, before you counter this claim, yes, we all know the traffic in PJ can get crazy too during peak hours, but after peak hours, it can be smooth as silks – a total opposite of KL. Most of the people living in PJ think that the concrete jungle life is a little too stressful and fast-paced. They would prefer suburbs like PJ, a place where almost everything is accessible.  Beside, the RAPID KL LRT line goes through main places from Petaling Jaya to Kuala Lumpur, and folks in PJ can even take the LRT straight to Midvalley Megamall now without changing lines! Most of the public transportation services head into the city, making Petaling Jaya folks’ lives more convenient. The commencement of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line also allows people in Petaling Jaya to travel to much more places, or even to 1Utama Shopping Centre. If you prefer not to take the LRT or even the bus, you can also opt for Grab services, where most of the places are covered in PJ and from PJ to other areas.


Shopping heaven

Yes we heard you ladies, Malaysia’s main malls lie in the heart of Petaling Jaya. In fact, our first IKEA outlet is located in Mutiara Damansara, and the mall (IPC Shopping Centre) itself is connected to The Curve, and from The Curve, you can walk over to Tesco, and that is pretty awesome. Not to forget the largest mall in Malaysia and the seventh largest mall in the world – 1 Utama, with an area of 5,590,000 square feet containing 713 stores, is located, yes, in Petaling Jaya. New comers and tourists would literally get lost in 1 Utama (been there, done that).


One of its fiercest rivals, Sunway Pyramid, is located in Subang Jaya, a city near to Petaling Jaya. It is Malaysia’s first ever themed shopping and entertainment mall with a concept of Egypt with a lion head as its main symbol. If you prefer a not-so-crowded shopping mall with all the basic necessities, you can also opt for Paradigm Mall, Atria Shopping Gallery, and also Starling Mall in Damansara Uptown. Told you Petaling Jaya is a shopping heaven, do you believe us now?


FOOD + cool cafes

If you are looking for delicious authentic local food, you can definitely find them in PJ. Let’s say you are craving for Ipoh’s noodle house Tuck Kee, you can just drive to the branch in Uptown PJ, instead of driving all the way to Ipoh for 2 hours to eat the famous “Yut Kong Hor”. You can also have Ipoh’s famous chicken rice near Atria Shopping Gallery! On top of that, you can eat the best seafood in town without travelling to Kuala Selangor or Port Dickson. Just drop by Fatty Crab at Taman Megah and you will get to eat one of the tastiest crabs in town! Just remember to show up early because the line can be crazy, especially during the weekends.

Besides that, PJ is also a place where many popular cafes were born. From Strangers at 47 to Fluffled, there are plenty of “OOTD” venues for you to choose. Take some time off to go cafe hopping around PJ and you will be amazed by the varieties of cafes they have. Some of the popular areas that people would go to fix their coffee cravings include Damansara Uptown, The Hub in SS2 and Empire Damansara.


This is the time to considerate PJ as your home

If you are opened to the possibility of living in Petaling Jaya as you are reading this article now, you would be glad to know that PJ offers a wide range of living options from affordable housing to luxury stays. It all depends on your budget and who you would go to for housing advice. Finding the right person to help you kick start your house purchasing journey is important. Talk to us today and you will be surprised on how well we know Petaling Jaya!