The family-friendly attraction of Sunway Lagoon has long pulled crowds into Subang Jaya for quick weekend getaways. However, give this city more time and an open mind, and you’ll find far more to explore. From shopping at mega malls and exploring miniature towns to savouring both experimental and traditional Malaysian cuisine, Subang Jaya proves to have something for all.

1.  Shop till you drop at Sunway Pyramid

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With over 900 merchants packed into an Egyptian-themed mega mall, Sunway Pyramid is your one-stop destination when it comes to shopping in Subang Jaya. The facade of this award-winning space is elaborately decorated with a fierce golden lion with glowing eyes and impressive structures such as a pyramid, expansive domes, and sculptures of Pharaoh found throughout the 4 million square foot property. The four themed shopping spaces – Fashion Central, Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue, and Marrakesh – offer exciting and well-designed areas to stroll. From high-end boutiques and technology to fancy restaurants and children’s toys – you can find it all at Sunway Pyramid.

 

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10AM-10PM Mon-Sun

How to get there: Sunway Pyramid is easily accessible by car, taxi, and public bus. Free shuttle buses are available from various stops at Sunway Resort City.

2.  Feel like a giant at MinNature 

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You can find the combination of arts and education in Malaysia’s largest miniature park, MinNature. It’s here where you can explore 17,000 square meters of miniature 3D printed cities and towns that come to life with lights, automation, and educational panels. You and your loved ones can learn a lot from the historical facts of each miniature. There are reproductions of the Malaysian capital’s famous buildings, a smoking volcano, dioramas of the country’s farming and industry, as well as Asia’s longest miniature train track. If you wish to take up a new hobby of building miniature buildings, get some valuable tips and tricks at the Masterbuilder workshop. New displays are rolled out weekly — another reason to return to MinNature often!

Address: The Summit USJ, The Summit USJ, 1, Persiaran Kewajipan, Usj 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10AM-10PM Mon-Sun

Getting there: MinNature is easily accessible by car, taxi, and public bus. Or take the LRT using the Kelana Line and alighting at the USJ 7 Station (KJ31).

3.  Play a few rounds of golf at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club

If you think Sunway Lagoon is only for kids, you are entirely wrong! At the award-winning Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, you’ll have an opportunity to play a round of golf on their 36-hole golf course. Designed by American well-known designer, Max Wexler, the two golf courses – the Garden Course and the Valley Course – offer rich landscapes of exotic plant life, pristine green hills, and curving ponds. If you need to practice before hitting the course, warm up on the driving range, putting green, or bunker shot beforehand.

Address: 3, Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Glenmarie Golf And Country Club, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 7AM-8PM Mon-Sun

Getting there: Glenmarie Golf and Country club is best reached by car or taxi.

4.  Treat yourself to the resort lifestyle at The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa 

For a lavish and one-of-a-kind holiday experience, book one of the beautiful tropical villas at The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

The most decadent of all accommodations at Sunway Resort, the hotel will pamper guests with excellent services, such as butler service, 24-hour room service, tailor-made breakfast, complimentary mini bar, evening cocktails, and access to The Pavillion, a private lounge and cafe. There are three tiers of villas to choose from, and each comes with a plush king-sized canopy bed, an infinity plunge pool, as well as a private garden and balcony.

 

 

Address: Persiaran Lagoon Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: Always open

Getting there: Glenmarie Golf and Country club is best reached by car or taxi.

5.  Savour fine local cuisine at the swanky Dewakan Restaurant

Defining modern Malaysian cuisine is Dewakan Restaurant, an entrepreneurial and educational effort of KDU University College that is led by the local chef, Darren Teoh. What you will find here is world-class fine dining that advocates the use of local produce to support small farms and reduce food waste. Their ethos reads: “We want to connect the ingredients from our seas, farms, mountains and jungles to a canvas that is our plate in the most interesting way we know how”.

There are two tasting menus offered here – Kayangan and Nusantara – which can be served with or without wine pairing. Look forward to dishes such as grilled lowland vegetables, cold pineapple soup with roast pineapples, bidor duck breast with blood sauce, and beef tendons with watercress.

Address: Seksyen U1, Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, Glenmarie, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 6:00 pm -10:30 pm

Getting there: Dewakan is easily accessible by car, taxi, LRT, and tram.

6.  Power up your day with delicious (and cheap!) hawker fare

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Although there are plenty of exciting fine dining experiences to explore in Subang Jaya, the streets are also homes to some of the most memorable meals. You can find bold and tasty flavours in the street food of Malaysia. Start your day on the right foot with a plate of fragrant nasi lemak from Restoran Warisan Sambal Opah, but don’t stop there.

Continue your gourmet trip by visiting Restaurant Super Kitchen for their well-known chilli pan mee in town. The springy noodles are served dry with a perfectly runny egg. For a late night fix, don’t miss a hot bowl of Bak Kut Teh at Ang Sang Bak Kut Teh. Seafood fans should go to Restoran Fatty Crab for a sumptuous feast on crabs, mussels and fish.

 

RestoranWarisan Sambal Opah

Address: 7, Jalan USJ 9/5p, Subang Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 5AM-5PM Wed-Mon

Getting there: Restoran Warisan Sambal Opah is accessible by car, taxi, train, and tram.

Restaurant Super Kitchen

Address: 42, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 8:30AM-10PM Mon-Sun

Getting there: Restaurant Super Kitchen is accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, and public bus.

Ang Sang Bak Kut Teh

Address: Seri Setia, Sungai Way, 531, Jalan SS 9a/12, Ss 9a, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 8:30AM-2PM Tues-Sun

Getting there: Ang Sang Bak Kut Teh is accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, and public bus.

Restoran Fatty Crab

Address: 2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operating hours: 5PM-11PM Tues-Sun

Getting there: Restoran Fatty Crab is accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, and public bus.

 

A trip to Subang Jaya doesn’t have to mean spending your days only at Sunway Lagoon. There are a plethora of activities to experience – from exploring experimental local fare to taking your kids to see miniature cities to shopping underneath Egyptian pyramids. There’s certainly something for everyone in Subang Jaya.