Puchong got its name based on the name of a bird species, the “burung Puchong”. It is one of the districts in Selangor covering various industrial centers and locals. In Puchong, you can also find a variety of exciting attractions such as Sunway Lagoon, Farm in the City and Taman Saujana Hijau. If you are looking for accommodation, there are various hotels in Puchong offering first class service at affordable prices.
The first community of the area were the Orang Asli caommunity in a village known as Kampung Pulas. In 1900, heron which is known in Malay as burung puchong were many in the area and were a staple food for the Orang Asli. Back then, the people worked as fishermen, rubber tappers and miners. Immigrants from China and Pakistan were then also brought in due to the booming tin mining industry. During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of a single two-lane road running through estates and villages. Puchong development began in the year 1985, when the mining licenses expired and infrastructure began to be built. Since then, urbanization has occurred rapidly with many industrial parks, commercial centres and residential areas along Jalan Puchong.
Puchong town is nearby towns such as Sunway, Subang Jaya and Shah Alam. There are roads linked to these towns and also to Kuala Lumpur. In Puchong, 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, Giant, Jusco, Puchong Parade and Puchong Plaza shopping mall. There is a place called SetiaWalk Puchong where there are many shops open inside such as cinema, bowling and fast food restaurants.
The main road through Puchong is the LDP E11 which links this town all the way to Kepong. Another route, the KESAS E5 connects Puchong to Port Klang and Sri Petaling. 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.
The reserve is located 8 minutes away from west of Puchong townships, Seri Kembangan to the south, Subang Jaya to the north and Kajang to the east. Ayer Hitam is classified as lowland dipterocarp forest. Tapirs and panthers as well as some birdlife and reptiles and and more individuals of the Kelat (Eugenia species) and Kedondong (Canarium species), including a very rare light brown terrapin can be found here. The reserve is leased out to a nearby local university, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) since the 1990s, for 80 years to conduct research. Visitors are advised to take plenty of water or bring water, a snack, comfortable shoes and an effective insect repellent before coming here as a precaution.
Wet World Waterpark is located at Selangor and it is called Wet World Shah Alam. It is 26 minutes away from Puchong town and located at Shah Alam town near State Mosque. Wet World is the largest chain of waterparks which is a family oriented park. The park is ideal to host group function, carnivals, parties, family day, school picnics, corporate event and fundraising activities. There are many activities here such as water slides, tube rides and pirate –themed splash pools.
Sun Inns Puchong is a 15-minute drive from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private bathroom facilities with complimentary toiletries. All rooms at Sun Inns are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided upon request as well as free parking is available for guests. The hotel is a short 15-minute walk from popular shopping and entertainment spots like IOI Shopping Mall and IOI Boulevard.
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong is located in Puchong Financial Corporate Centre, only 20 minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur and has easy access to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport has become the first International chain hotel in the township of Puchong., Four Points by Sheraton Puchong offers around 249 modern and elegant accommodations with free and high WiFi access, air-conditioned rooms, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with shower facility, towels and free toiletries. The 24-hour front desk can assist guests with currency exchange, luggage storage, laundry and concierge services. A business centre, meeting and banquet facilities are also available. The hotel also houses a restaurant serving a amazing spread of local and Asian cuisines.
Best View Hotel Puchong is only 5-minute drive from IOI Mall and a 10-minute drive from Bukit Jalil. It takes 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to reach Puchong. Best View Hotel Puchong provides modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Ironing facilities and hairdryers are available upon request. Private bathrooms here offer hot-water showers and also free parking to all guests.
Signature Hotel at Puchong Setiawalk is located only 10-minute drive to IOI Mall Shopping Centre and Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 45-minute drive away from this hotel. Offering easy access to shopping and dining options, Signature Hotel @ Puchong Setiawalk features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour reception and is a 7-minute walk to Tesco Puchong and IOI Mall. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, electric kettle and telephone, free toiletries. There are business centre and meeting room for business needs.