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PJ New Town – Ripe for Rejuvenation?

Weekly Industry News

Many who have grown up in Petaling Jaya would likely have fond memories of attending birthday parties thrown by their schoolmates at the oldest A&W fast food restaurant in town. Located in Section 52, Petaling Jaya, the area —which is better known as PJ New Town or PJ State — is also home to the scenic Taman Jaya Park. Less than 10 minutes’ drive from the small but bustling PJ New Town area is the Bukit Gasing hiking trail.

Many local government buildings are located here, including Menara MBPJ, Bangunan Persekutuan Petaling Jaya (PJ Federal Building) which houses or used to house government offices such as the National Registration Department and a branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. Another old landmark here was the State Cinema.

Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd director Choy Yue Kwong recalls that in the past, PJ New Town was commonly referred to as “State” due to the presence of the State Cinema, which is now the Lotus Five Star PJ State Cinema that shows Tamil films. It is located along Jalan Yong Shook Lin.

Media Title: The Edge Financial Daily

Date: 7 Sept 2018

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