Petaling Jaya Tourist Attractions – Selangor

Petaling Jaya or PJ as they call it in Malaysia is located in one of the districts in Selangor, Malaysia. There are 360,000 inhabitants that comprises of Malays, Indians and Chinese. Far different from other Malaysian towns, Petaling Jaya has minimal tourist attractions. If you plan a visit, you can check out these places for you convenience:

1. Kota Darul Ehsan Arch – a remarkable gateway in Petaling Jaya where it illuminates a golden light to highway motorists.

2. Wat Chetawan Temple – a main attraction for devotees & visitors. This is one of the main Thai Buddhist temples in Klang Valley. Many people come here to visit during Songkran and Loy Kratok.

3. MBPJ Tower – A prominent landmark with 27 stories. This is unique in the sense that it stands in the middle of a pit-like “sunken plaza” and surrounded by shops as well as commercial areas.

4. Hilton Petaling Jaya – Known to be the longest operating Hilton in Malaysia since it has been established in 1984.

5. Gasing Hill – The only remaining forest reserve in Petaling Jaya.

6. Taman Jaya – A good place for outdoor activities like jogging, cycling and brisk walking.

7. LDP Cable Stayed Bridge – The first cable stayed land bridge in Malaysia.

8. Petaling Jaya Exchange – The next best location in PJ. The 35 storey building is going to be a prominent landmark in town when it finishes in 2010.

There are many shopping malls in Petaling Jaya where you can buy quality products. There are night markets as well that signifies true Malay cultures.

Getting around the city is not a hassle as there are available public transportation to use.

Sunway Lagoon

The Sunway Lagoon is a former tin mine that has been transformed into a major theme park not only in Selangor, but also Malaysia. It attracts crowds of visitors because of its comprehensive range of watersports, restaurants and recreational facilities. Adjacent to it is a huge shopping and leisure complex called the Sunway Piramid, which adds to the limitless range of activities available and the luxurious Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel.

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Kota Darul Ehsan

Erected to mark the sacrifice by the Sultan of Selangor in ceding Kuala Lumpur to the Federal Government, this magnificent arch incorporates exquisite Moorish architecture with traditional Malay elements. Flanked by ancient Selangor cannons, Kota Darul Ehsan straddles the Federal Highways as it crosses the state border with Kuala Lumpur.

The Mines Wonderland

Lights, colours and action! This colourful and unique night theme park is an embodiment of culture, history, education and adventure. It serves as the family recreational getaway for Malaysians and tourists alike.

Come and enjoy the Dancing Water performance and spectacular 3D Laser Show in our amphitheatre. As the music starts, plumes of water shoot up and dance in the air with multi-coloured lights, creating a water fantasy. There two Musical Fountain shows to feast your eyes on daily.

Be fascinated by the stage performances at the Traveller’s Food Village and Amphitheatre. Our very own Featherman Show – a rich cultural performance brought to you directly from East Malaysia. The Featherman Show, better known as the Magunatip dance, belongs to the Murut tribe of Kuhijaw (Kwijau). The word ‘Magunatip’ was derived from the word ‘apit’, which means trapped.

One must be agile and dexterous, as this dance requires jumping and putting one’s feet between the clapping bamboos without being trapped. It usually does not require any instrumental music because the rhythmic clapping and stamping of the bamboos produce a loud, harmonized rhythm. So give a big hand to the Muruts of Sabah, straight from East Malaysia as they perform the Magunatip dance! Another amazing experience that will take your breath away is the Lake Cruise. Take a water taxi and enjoy the cool evening breeze as the boat cruises round the 150-acre lake that used to be the largest open cast tin mine in the world. At the lakeside, thousands of coloured lights light up and form the Light Fantasy on Water. These floating giant sculptures are truly a sight to behold. Have you ever seen a white tiger before? In ancient times, these magnificent creatures were believed to bring good luck, so come visit them and discover their secrets at the Secrets of the Tiger, a gallery with lots of interesting facts and photographs. For all you food lovers out there, enjoy unique Malaysian cuisine, Thai steamboat and various other local favourites at our Traveller’s Food Village. As the sun sets, savour a mouthwatering meal while watching spectacular performances by the lakeside. With all that buzz, you’re bound to be filled with excitement. So what better way to cool down than to experience winter at minus 10 degrees in the Ice Factory? This 10 000ft_ sub zero environment is the first winter wonderland in Malaysia and is an interesting and fun-filled experience. MINES Wonderland Where the wonders never cease!

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