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Sunway is a township located in Subang Jaya. It is part of the Petaling District in the state of Selangor in Malaysia. The name Sunway is more synonymous with a local company than the town itself. Indeed, if you are to “Google” the town, be sure refer to it as Bandar Sunway. Should you forget this, you’re more likely to be referred to any number of the group’s locally located buildings.
The Sunway group has seriously put the township on the map. Thanks to it, the name Sunway is displayed across television screens across Asia, as the group looks to promote their various enterprises.
From the Sunway Pyramid Mall, to the Sunway Lagoon Amusement Park and the Sunway University; there is very little happening here without the input of the vast Sunway overlords.
The current incarnation of this township owes its existence to three things. First, its governance by the Subang Jaya municipality, which was originally a township of Petaling. Second the Sunway City Berhad, and finally, the Sunway Holdings Berhad.
The latter two, in the list previously, commenced operations in 1986. The sole aim was to develop the local Sunway Township. It certainly appears to have been a success. The groups merged in 2011, and haven’t looked back. They have diversified and even expanded into Sydney Australia.
There is a nearby train station in Subang Jaya, which is on the KTM Komuter Klang-Sentul Line. It is a simple and easy form of access to numerous places, including Kuala Lumpur Perak, and Negeri Sembilan. You can even access the world famous Batu Caves.
It is possible to get busses from many major points to nearby Subang Jaya, and even direct to the Sunway Pyramid Mall from numerous spots in Malaysia and Singapore. Look specifically for Sunway Pyramid, or Subang Jaya.
Taxis are pretty much the only way to get around. There are busses, but typically they are more for getting in or out of the township. They can be expensive though, as they are metered. Regardless, only take metered taxis, as you’ll guaranteed a fair rate.
Opened in 1997, it was the original themed shopping and entertainment centre in Malaysia. It is about as local as Crocodile Dundee, but it is certainly a spectacle. It was also the first mall to have an indoor ice skating rink.
The mall is easy to recognise, it’s a pyramid, and is cetainly worth a photo or twenty, if you’re Korean.
It is exactly what its name suggests; an amusement park, and is one of the best in the country. It is definitely worth a day trip there, as it has some of the best, and largest rides in the region. Water rides, rollercoasters, and plenty of the impossible but so frequently used side games for you to attempt to get a stuffed teddy at.
While not strictly in the area of Sunway, if you’re sick of going to places all owned by one corporation, then Batu Caves is an easy out. It is a short trip on the train, and promises stunning, and memorable views. So easy is it to get there, you’d be a fool not to have a look while in the area.
No surprises here, almost of the all the main buildings in the area are owned by the Sunway group, so it can’t be a shock that one of the best hotels is Sunway based.
Perfectly located in the western side of their iconic, if not quite in keeping, mall, the Sunway Pyramid. Providing instant access to over 900 stores, and 160 food outlets, not to mention the stunning views provided, it is an excellent hotel. Perfect for business or travelers alike.
When you pretty much own the whole town, there can be no surprises that you own multiple hotels. Like the West Hotel, this one is connected to the famous Sunway Pyramid Mall, and as a result also comes well connected to shops and restaurants alike.
Currently closed for renovation, but scheduled to reopen later in 2016, it is the more luxurious of the two hotels, and can cater for up to six in one room.
A hotel which isn’t owned by the Sunway group, there is a shock! It is a vintage themed boutique, but not so vintage it needs a pyramid out front. It is located extremely close to one, however, as it is less than a minute walk from the Sunway Pyramid Mall.