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The Petaling District is a district (daerah in Malay) located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia, not to be confused with the city of Petaling Jaya located in it, nor the subdistrict (mukim) of Petaling within Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya within Petaling district. The district of Petaling was established on 1 February 1974, the same day Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. This district is located in the middle of the Klang Valley adjacent the capital, and thus has experienced tremendous urbanization. During the 1991 census, it recorded 633,165 people. In the official 2010 census, it recorded 1,782,375 people. It covers some 484.32 km² in area. The urban centres are divided into the cities of Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya and the town of Subang Jaya (district capital). However, there are numerous town subdivisions, old subdistrict administrations (mukim), all of which share the same names like Damansara, Subang, and Petaling, which add much to the administrative confusion along with the rapid growth. Some five types of subdivisions exist for Petaling District, namely the re-organized municipal council majlis, the majlis subdivisions, the community names (aka townships), electoral constituencies, and the subdivisions ("mukim"). It is host to many thriving townships such as the Damansara area, which hosts several shopping malls including a Tesco outlet, and the largest Ikea outlet in Southeast Asia. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is situated in Subang. The district office is located in Subang.


If you are looking for travel information of Petaling in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. Petaling is located at a short trip away from Kuala Lumpur a major city in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kl Tower, China Town. Tour packages of Petaling are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Petaling*

  • Pollution Statistics in Petaling

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

    • Air Pollution 71.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.89 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 61.11 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Petaling: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Petaling for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Petaling.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.96 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.77 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.51 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.79 (High)
    • Car Stealing 65.22 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.15 (High)
    • Attacks 55.32 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.68 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.19 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.79 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.43 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.83 (High)
  • Living in Petaling - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Petaling is 109.74 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 39.46 (Low)
    • Climate Index 57.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 79.9 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.71 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.39 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.56 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.88 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.07 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Petaling

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.38 USD

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

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