After reaching independence, Kuala Lumpur was developing at an exponential rate. Overpopulation issues were inevitable, and more land was required to be developed to address the housing concerns of the new Malaysian citizens. Petaling Jaya was developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur comprising residential and industrial areas. Many of these housing communities were built in the 70s by Chinese workmen and form the basic fabric of Petaling Jaya's neighbourhoods. These houses were well constructed and addressed local weather issues by the use of large roof overhangs, internal air wells, air vents and were mostly free from defects.
Fortunately, these housing communities are still vibrant today and serve the needs of the local community. Lets throw all the superficialities away - gated communities with swimming pools, tennis courts, and houses with a dozen security cameras. This is your original down to earth, Malaysian neighbourhood.
That little sticker above says - Feeling bored? You will get sexy pics of girls, hot videos, cool ringtones, and much more. Hmmm.... Sometimes you get those irritating advertisements like this through SMS from and unknown number. You just can't stop them :s
These neighborhoods may not be pretty or elegant, but at least they retain their character of what it means to be Malaysian. You can't find that anywhere in the newest 'exclusive' housing estates in town which are controlled by irritating security checks.