A bustling township located just 20 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya is one of Malaysia’s favourite tourist destinations. A fantastic array of places to visit in Subang Jaya make this suburban city located in the Petaling District a must-visit place. The large number of shopping complexes, entertainment destinations, and eateries located in this city ensure that there is no shortage of things to do in Subang Jaya. Tourist attractions in Subang Jaya range from unique theme cafes like Meeples to multi-destination theme park areas like Sunway Lagoon. Check out this list of Subang Jaya points of interest to know more!
Let's explore 15 best things to do in Subang Jaya:
1. Experience an adrenaline rush at EnerZ Extreme Park
Spread over 80,000 square feet of area, EnerZ Extreme Park is Asia’s largest trampoline park. Thanks to the wide range of activities that are suitable for people of all age-groups, EnerZ Extreme Park is fun for everyone, and not just kids! Wall climbing, Gut Builder, Dodge-ball, Meltdown, Ninja Warrior, Sky Ropes, and Gladiator are some of the most exciting activities in the Extreme Park. The exclusive Trampoline Park also features a huge variety of activities like Sky Dive, Foam Pit, and Slam Dunk Basketball. There are also well-maintained badminton courts here.
2. Play board games at Meeples
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A unique café which operates as a board-games hub, Meeples in Subang Jaya is a must-visit place for all the board game enthusiasts. The huge variety of games is sure to blow your mind away while the enthusiastic staff members will assist you in every possible with suggestions and briefings about the rules to make sure that you have a fun-filled time here. The energetic ambiance and the tasty finger-food served here are all-the-more reasons to visit Meeples.
3. Chill at the Sunway Lagoon
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A multi-park destination in Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon is a perfect place to unwind and chill. From amusement parks to water parks and from extreme parks to wildlife parks, Sunway Lagoon houses a plethora of attractions which are sure to keep you entertained. The Sunway Lagoon Scream Park is a huge hit among visitors. Home to spine-chilling, blood-curdling evil residents, this one is not for the fainthearted souls! Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, which is also a part of the Sunway Lagoon, is a huge favourite among kids. A lost civilization surrounded by natural rainforest and home to huge water rides, canopy walks, water playgrounds, winding pathways, lovely waterfalls and entertaining campsites, this is a must-visit place.
4. Wave your stress away at the Jump Street
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A one-of-its-kind recreation centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Jump Street is a perfect place to destress. Located quite close to Subang Jaya, Jump Street is ideal for some wall-to-wall aerial action. The Main Court, the biggest action space featuring over 9,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines, is the primary attraction at Jump Street. In addition, this place also houses quite a few interesting activities like Foam Pit, and Slam Dunk Basketball, and The Wall!
5. Explore the wildlife at the Zoo Negara
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Set on 110 acres of land on the outskirts on Kuala Lumpur, Zoo Negara is home to more than 5137 animals from 459 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. Divided into separate areas like Reptile House, Bird House, Savannah Walk, Ape Centre, and Mammal Kingdom, Zoo Negara is an ideal place to explore the wildlife of this region. Visitors can either walk around the premises of the zoo or explore it by hopping on the internal train which takes you around the various corners of this zoo.
6. Admire painted walls and idols at the Batu Caves
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A temple complex of 3 temples, Batu Caves attracts thousands of tourists from all over the globe every year. It is a limestone hill that houses a series of caves this cave complex derives its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. Focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, Batu Caves consist of temples which contain exquisite shrines, statues, and wall paintings.
7. Indulge in retail therapy at Petaling Street
Considered to be the centre of Kuala Lumpur’s original Chinatown, Petaling Street is a buzzing street market which is nothing short of a shopping paradise. The dozens of restaurants and food stalls lining this street also make it a favourite among foodies and people looking to indulge in some street-side snacks. Coming to life after sunset, this street houses hundreds of stalls that sell products at dirt-cheap prices.
8. Relax at the Lake Gardens
Lake Gardens, formally known as The Perdana Botanical Garden, is located in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. Just 30-minutes away from Subang Jaya, the garden is famous for its tropical, rainforest-like ambiance which exudes a feeling of calm and peace. Laman Perdana, Sunken Garden, Herbarium Perdana Botanical Garden, and Hibiscus Park are some of the most popular attractions of the Lake Gardens.
9. Enjoy Indian snacks at Little India
As the name suggests, Little India is an area which consists of all the things that are commonly found in India. From shops selling Indian products and goodies to stalls selling Indian delicacies and street-food, Little India is a colourful and vibrant area that is popular among tourists visiting Malaysia. Indian clothing, provisions, spices and food – you name it and you will find it here.
10. Have a sporty time at the Sports Planet
Popular as Malaysia’s largest chain of futsal experience, Sports Planet is a popular hangout place among youngsters in Subang Jaya. In addition to futsal courts, this arena is also famous for the badminton courts, table tennis courts, and netball courts. It is also known to be one of the best snooker centres in the Klang Valley.
11. Shop to your heart’s content at the Empire Shopping Gallery
Housed over a humungous area of 600,000 square feet, Empire Shopping Gallery is the one-stop-shop for all your shopping woes. Spread over 6 floors, the Empire Shopping Gallery is home to a huge variety of shops that sell menswear, women’s fashion, streetwear, home accessories and travel supplies. What’s more, the fact that they also house a whole floor dedicated to children’s fashion, education and entertainment outlets, makes it even more popular among tourists.
12. Spend a leisurely time at the Subang Parade
The first shopping mall of Subang Jaya, Subang Parade is a quintessential recreational complex in Malaysia. Ideal for retail therapy, window shopping, and food stops, Subang Parade is a must-visit place. Occupying a space of approximately 1,169,038 square feet, Subang Parade is spread across three floors. Housing close to 200 stores, Subang Parade is well-known among locals as well as tourists.
13. Sample some delicious dishes at Sumi-Ka
A top-notch Yakitori and Japanese food retreat in Subang Jaya, Sumi-Ka is a snug and cosy place which is perfect for a fulfilling meal. The sizzling sounds of the meats being cooked, the smoky air surrounding the barbecue grill, and the low-ceilinged dining space all adds to the theatrical ambiance of this food joint. Beef ribs shielded by miso, the fatty and charred pork belly, the baked rice ball with butter, the chicken breast with yuzu, and the baked purple sweet potato are some of the popular food items at this restaurant.
14. Roam around the premises of the Da:mén
Literally meaning ‘big doors’ in Mandarin, Da:mén is a popular shopping centre in Subang Jaya. A six-storeyed shopping mall spread across an area of 420,000 square feet, Da:mén houses at least 280 retail outlets. With every floor dedicated to a separate type of product category, it is easy to find what you need in this mall. In addition to shopping, there are also a large number of food and dining options available in this complex.
15. Taste lip-smacking South-Asian cuisine at Kar Heong
A place known for serving authentic Ipoh style chicken rice, Kar Heong serves not just excellent chicken delicacies but also delectable pork dishes, as well as veg options. Kar Heong’s winning signature steamed and roasted chicken and aromatic rice is highly recommended by patrons. An ultimate comfort-food destination, Kar Heong is a must-visit place!