Wondering where to settle in Subang Jaya? What about the housing unit available there? Find out in this article.
Subang Jaya, which is one of Malaysia's major cities, is very popular with expatriates. In fact, located in Kuala Lumpur's suburbs, Subang Jaya is one of the country's key industrial hubs, hence offering various professional opportunities to foreigners. It also provides a wide range of accommodation options for them such as condominiums, apartments, etc. Flat-sharing is also quite widespread in this city, unlike in many others. However, you are not likely to find luxurious villas there.
So if you wish to settle in Subang Jaya, make sure to inquire on its different neighborhoods and on the types of accommodation which are available there so as to determine which one will better suit your needs.
Subang Jaya is divided into several neighborhoods: from SS12 to SS19, Bandar Sunway, USJ (United Estate Projects Subang Jaya), Putra Heights and Batu Tiga. Some of these neighborhoods, such as SS13 and USJ1 to USJ8, are primarily intended for industrial areas and large companies.
As regards shops, hyper markets and shopping malls, etc., you are more likely to find these in USJ. LSU, for its part, hosts many hotels, modern and luxurious apartments, as well as other real estate projects.
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Subang Jaya is linked to Kuala Lumpur and other major Malaysian cities thanks to a developed road network and public transport system.
Types of accommodation
As Subang Jaya is mainly an industrial hub, do not expect to find villas there. Most expatriates in this city have opted for apartments and condominiums. As the city has been hosting more and more foreigners over the years, flat-sharing has become a quite widespread practice, hence allowing the sharing of costs. This option is ideal for students and trainee.
Note that lease contracts in Malaysia generally have a two years term. But you can still negotiate the duration with the owner in some neighborhoods, especially if you are not planning to make a long stay there.
Rent prices for condominiums in Subang Jaya usually range between 1,500 and 3,000 ringgits per month. If you prefer flat-sharing, you will need some 600 to 1,500 ringgits per month. Moreover, condominium rooms are often offered for rent or share. Thus, monthly expenses are lowered.
Whatever the length of stay you are planning to make in Subang Jaya, you will find thousands of housing offers on the Internet. You can also inquire on expat forums so as to have an idea on rent prices and conditions attached to lease in the city. Otherwise, you can register with a real estate agency which will take care of finding suitable accommodation for you according to your criteria and budget.
In fact, a real estate agent will be of great help, particularly when it comes to signing lease documents. Note that agency fees, however, are the owner's responsibility.