|Posted on||:||29 May 2013|
|Edited on||:||12 June 2013 (11:12)|
|Sub category||:||Residential Land|
Puchong is a major town in the Petaling district of Selangor, Malaysia. Puchong is situated midway betweenKuala Lumpur, Malaysia's political capital, and Putrajaya, the administrative capital.
The town used to be a rubber estate and tin-mining town in the 1960s. During the 1980s, Puchong consisted of a single two-lane road running through estates and villages. Since then, urbanization has occurred rapidly with many industrial parks, commercial centres and residential areas mushrooming along Jalan Puchong.
Puchong serves as a residential town for three major cities, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya. New townships, such as Bandar Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Puchong Hartamas, Puchong Utama, Puchong Prima, Bandar Bukit Puchong, Saujana Puchong and Bandar Puteri Puchong, are sprouting from the once-abandoned lands, former plantations and cleared-forest areas, contributing to the population boom witnessed in Puchong. At an estimate, Puchong has a population of about 335,419 (the largest township is Puchong Jaya with a population of about 39,473).
Puchong is under the jurisdiction of two local authorities, that is the Subang Jaya Municipal Council in the northern part of Puchong and the Sepang Municipal Council in the southern part of Puchong.