View Full Version : what does USJ stands for?

17-12-2004, 03:53 PM
was browsing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usj when the entry said USJ is Utara Subang Jaya. always thot that it's Upper Subang Jaya... any comments?

also the entry on usj is kinda short - u guys wanna E-X-P-A-N-D it? the entry reads:-

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

One of the most well planned townships in Malaysia's Klang Valley comprising of Subang Jaya and USJ (Utara Subang Jaya).

* Taipan
* Schools - known to be a college centre
* Famous seafood restaurants along Airport road
* bordering Sunway, KJ, Shah Alam, Puchong

Subang was previously most known for its airport, which was replaced in 1999 by the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Discussions are still going on whether or not to position Subang Airport as a no-frills budget airport, or to dismantle it entirely and allocate the freed land for industrial purposes.

External links

* Usj home page

guess where the Usj home page links to? ;)

17-12-2004, 04:15 PM
Err...buddy KH Ee...ahem...Orchi was thinking another possibility...perhaps it could be UEP Subang Jaya..coz USJ is south of SJ...not north... :)

17-12-2004, 04:17 PM
perhaps it could be UEP Subang Jaya..coz USJ is south of SJ...not north... :)

if you're sure, why don't go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usj & edit it!

17-12-2004, 04:21 PM
Orchi is right, USJ stand for UEP SJ. This can verify via the green road sign in all streets.

17-12-2004, 04:21 PM
As far as i know USJ is Utara Subang Jaya just like PJS which stands for Petaling Jaya Selatan!

17-12-2004, 04:26 PM
USJ is Utara Subang Jaya just like PJS which stands for Petaling Jaya Selatan!

if PJS stands for Petaling Jaya Selatan, then Utara Subang Jaya should be SJ Utara or SJU... :)

Joe Gomez
17-12-2004, 04:27 PM
No sir
wildbill & orchi are right .... it is UEP Subang Jaya.
Hey just a thought ..... why not ask the YDP if he knows ?

17-12-2004, 04:27 PM
Take it from a resident who's been here in Subang Jaya for more than 20 years, USJ definately stand for UEP Subang Jaya. Countless geography projects from form 1 to 3 students can verify this for you.

17-12-2004, 04:29 PM
wow! so fast-lah someone already changed the wikipedia's usj site to UEP Subang Jaya... :D

now to fill up all the blanks... stories abt usj/sj... all are welcome!

17-12-2004, 05:01 PM
Anyway i am so glad to be a resident of USJ and not in some God damn place like Cheras, Pandan Jaya or Puchong.

17-12-2004, 06:48 PM
When USJ was still a plantation, USJ stood for United Seafield Jaya. I think later someone UEP Subang Jaya became the acknowledged abbreviation.

17-12-2004, 07:53 PM
This part of Subang Jaya was originally a rubber estate called Seafield Estate. The company which managed the rubber estate is the United Estate Plantation thus UEP in short. Sime Darby you and I know was a plantation based company. They acquired this choice estate land and turned it into a housing estate. The rest is history. The developer of this housing estate which is SIME UEP Development Berhad derived its name from this UEP. Do you know that both Tenaga and Telekom are very fond of refering to this area as Seafield? Look at your address of on your phone bill or the contract that you have signed with TNB and STM. Last night when power failure hit USJ 12 (I think others were affected too) I called 15454 and was told that their men were at Seafield. If I don't know about Seafield, I would be wondering what has Seafield got to do with Subang Jaya.

17-12-2004, 11:18 PM
the man not usually in USJ is now speaking when he's not in USJ :D

about the wikipedia thingy... who's responsible to edit it? i can't seem to edit it... haha
not sure about the famous seafood part... what is it to do with USJ?? :confused:

anyway, yes, been around SJ/USJ for nearly 20 years now... and still counting... nice place to stay minus the moronic drivers (not necessary from SJ/USJ, mostly people not from SJ/USJ, to bypass tolls...)

17-12-2004, 11:42 PM
Ulu Subang Jaya! :D

Alexius Lim
18-12-2004, 12:36 AM
haha... and I thought USJ stood for University Sakit Jiwa or Urban Super Jam ( in reference to the massive traffic jams in and out of USJ...) :D

18-12-2004, 01:14 AM
Err...U Sangat Jahat...also can what :D

18-12-2004, 10:11 AM
May I propose a small nicely done notice board documenting the history of USJ and erect it in a communal venue (park) where current generation and future generations can read for themselves and no more 'maybe'. But MAYBE some life-size metal statues (need artists to chip in here) can also be placed, say maybe .... "lady rubber tapper holding a bucket" and "chickens" to remind us the humble estate beginning of USJ. Launched by someone that this community respect. All this can be surrounded in a beautifully landscaped garden (need landscaping experts or garden enthusiasts help) where the water flows, trees sway in the breeze, scent of jasmine waft by, colourful flower beds (like those at the junction of MPSJ but anywhere else?), bees and butterflies flitting from flower to another, children laughing, pets 'talking', kites flying, senior citizens smiling while holding their tongkak, young adult playing footballs, frizzbee etc...........while watching the sun goes down! And people quietly sidled away and nestle in their warm home but smile lingering and look forward to tommorrow evening where people who knows your name will meet again.

Than's just my dream..........

18-12-2004, 05:02 PM

good information..background was good and boy does Orchi know his north and south..UEP Subang Jaya it always was...lets plan some rubber trees at the MPSJ building..maybe MPSJ folks can do that..won't hurt their budget. :)

18-12-2004, 07:25 PM
Anyway i am so glad to be a resident of USJ and not in some God damn place like Cheras, Pandan Jaya or Puchong.

There always towns/cities before USJ, towns/cities after USJ, and those areas are definitely having something good holding together to form itself.
No way can u say a damned place like ... bla bla.

puchong was getting better recently with highways almost completing, cheras has its great history long before us (USJ).
and there are cities borned after USJ, which looks nicer & better too.

peace :cool:

18-12-2004, 10:43 PM
Remember Dr.John Postill, the Mat Salleh anthropologist? He spent nearly a year full time talking to people of all walks of life and also the authority like MPSJ on his study of the Subang Jaya/USJ eCommunity. Well, in all his engagement, he also learnt very much about the rich history of Subang Jaya and USJ which is not found in the text book. This is verbal history. During one of the teh tarik sessions, he related how he chanced upon meeting the original Kunta Kinte of Seafield and from this old man, he came to know the past history of this community. We are all orang asing here man. I was very fortunate to be given a soft copy of his draft report and basically Dr John wanted me to see that all the information he has collected is correct or deemed to be correct. Let me extract out the historical part and share them here. But since this is intellectual property, before I do here, let me seek his approval first. I like RJBrown's dream. Similarly, didn't Dr. Martin Luther King, the great Black American civil rights who said "I had a dream........" Likewise ABBA also sang the song "I had a dream." Well, I like to pursue this dream and turn it into a reality. But the question is "Where to place this beautifully landscaped garden? And even more difficult is how to keep all those bees and butterflies flitting from flowers to flowers in this community which is full of carbon monoxide!

20-12-2004, 10:09 AM
Home is home sweet home. Thus it is not fair for us to curse those areas where ppl are living and enjoying their home. Every place has its good points and bad ones..depends how we make do with it and make a home of the area. So lets not damn places that others call home in Msia. :)

20-12-2004, 10:41 AM
Let me extract out the historical part and share them here.

well PC, after getting permission from john, do go to the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usj) site to upload it there!

20-12-2004, 10:45 AM
about the wikipedia thingy... who's responsible to edit it? i can't seem to edit it...

i'm surprise that u can't edit it - just click on the "edit this page" button at the top bar & voila! u can input whatever u think is correct but there r "eyes" there to ensure that this site is not defaced! :D go ahead & enjoy.

i edited a few articles @ wikipedia & they are still there! :cool:

20-12-2004, 10:55 AM
Rome was not built in one day. A journey of thousand 'li' begins with a single step. If not today, maybe tomorrow. If not tomorrow then surely one day.

1) Small is beautiful. Within the capability of the team. A nook ....
2) Form a team (birds of same feathers - passion to see it materialise)
3) Planning - location, location, location,
4) Design - blueprint
5) Funding & Marketing - sponsorships (Sime UEP, MPSJ, Carrefour, SJMC, Holiday Villa, Road Builders etc....)
6) Partners - NGOs, Schools, MPSJ, ......
7) Project Management - implementation

Evolution rather than revolution.
Garden is a living thing. It needs nurturing until it matures. Then caring.

Most difficult part is MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE and MAINTENANCE. which means $ or DIY.

I have a dream of sipping kopi-o with old buddies while watching the sun sets in a beautiful garden and talk of poems, prayers and promises, things that we believe in, how sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care, how long itís been since yesterday and what about tomorrow. And what about our dreams and all the memories we share............