Puchong is a major town in the Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia. The first settlers of the area were the Orang Asli community in a village known as Kampung Pulas. In 1900, heron (Malay: burung puchong) were aplenty in the area and were a staple for the Orang Asli. However, it is believed that the area was explored by immigrants from Sumatra and Java. At first, the people worked as fishermen, rubber tappers and miners.
Due to the booming tin mining industry, immigrants from China and India were also brought in. During the communist insurgency in 1948, all residents were resettled to an area which is known as Kampung Baru Batu 14. During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of a single two-lane road running through estates and villages. Puchong development began circa 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 mushrooming along Jalan Puchong. Residential areas include Taman Kinrara and Bandar Kinrara.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is an international airport, which located in Sepang, Selangor. Both terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 airport are located about 30 minutes from Puchong
From Kuala Lumpur the easiest and toll-free way will be via Jalan Klang Lama or through Bukit Jalil which will lead to Bandar Kinrara (a township in Puchong). If coming from Putrajaya, then you will have to use the LDP (Lebuh Raya Damansara Puchong) and pay RM2.10 for toll. Puchong is also accessible from Shah Alam by KESAS highway and Subang Jaya by LDP via Bandar Sunway. Both ways requires payment.
The Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve in Puchong is the ideal place to be for families to hold recreation activities, have a picnic or just to relax and take time off to smell the flowers. The various amenities available include accommodation, multipurpose halls, prayer rooms, kitchens, restrooms, fields, and campsites which can accommodate 150 people at any one time. Best of all, there is Nature all around. Besides recreational activities, Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve can be used as a suitable location to conduct teaching activities, ranging from basic forestry science to advanced level in Wood Science, and Garden Management. It is also the perfect research environment for the study of silvicultural, wildlife management, and forest ecology. This forest reserve has also been a popular venue for forestry camps, science camps, motivational camps, forest interpretation camps, ecology camp etc.
At the heart of Kuala Lumpur is an area which never sleeps, and far more colourful and bustling than its bigger and more glamourous neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. Chinatown, based in Petaling Street, is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia.
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