Petaling Jaya Tourism

Petaling Jaya (Commonly called "PJ" by locals) is a major Malaysian city originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the Petaling district of Selangor with an area of approximately 97.2 square kilometres (37.5 sq mi). Petaling Jaya was granted city status on 20 June 2006. Petaling Jaya is surrounded by the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur to the east, Sungai Buloh to the north, the capital of Selangor, Shah Alam to the west and Subang Jaya to the south.


If you are looking for travel information of Petaling Jaya in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Petaling Jaya is Kuala Lumpur. Attractions in Kuala Lumpur include Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kl Tower, China Town. A holiday in Petaling Jaya can generally be of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Petaling Jaya.

  • Know the pollution level of Petaling Jaya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.26 (High)
    • Water Pollution 66.06 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.94 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.05 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.32 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.37 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.57 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Petaling Jaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Petaling Jaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.11 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.7 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.51 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 64.66 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.59 (High)
    • Attacks 62.23 (High)
    • Drug offense 59.99 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 49.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 24.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.44 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.71 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.11 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Petaling Jaya is 108.83 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 33.18 (Low)
    • Climate Index 56.55 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 69.03 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.87 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.68 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.41 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 76.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Petaling Jaya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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