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    Public perception on USJ

    Often when people ask where I stay, I'll get a consistent response from them that falls into one of the following:

    1. Wah that place so Jam.
    2. Rich bugger.
    3. Black area, many home break-ins, muggings, high crime area, how you sleep at night

    Am I mingling with a bunch of monkeys, or you got the above response as well?

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    I can say the same about several other places in the Klang Valley.

    #2 is perceived, mainly due the the prices of the things being sold here. Try shopping in PJ old town and you'll be shocked by the difference in pricing.

    I am hoping more people will think like that and avoid USJ so that we can buy the properties here at a more realistic price.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    I am hoping more people will think like that and avoid USJ so that we can buy the properties here at a more realistic price.
    Realistic? Its gone from ludicrous to ridiculous!

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    I love old USJ as in USJ1-12 ... we are the last one to suffer any water rationing or whatever other cuts ... and when it rains, we never flood ... and if we do ... KL is gone !!!
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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    I been told the same, I said yeah, jam in USJ. But if you work in KL, more worse... But true, its jam every where....but one thing I no jam when going to work, cos im riding kapcai... hahaa.

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    In around 1994 circa, nobody wants to come to USJ... Ulu Subang Jaya they said... because so far away... aeroplanes wheels also can see from the house... and Sime UEP was offering 24 x 5 for RM183,333 with 2 units 1.5 HP air conditioners and a settee set for people who book houses here because The Malay Mail showed one of the houses in USJ2 with its whole kitchen floor dropped into a sinkhole - only 4 feet deep lah - just bad earthworks by contractor, itu saja Pak... there was only 1 entry and exit ie what we locals call the KFC EXIT! There was no back road to Puchong but the road to Shah Alam was there and later to KLIA...

    We used to ride scramblers on the empty land where USJ12 is now and then from there we rode thru oil palm estates up to Bukit Puchong and smoke at the radio transmitter tower there... and then when the bulldozers were building the highway to Nilai and KLIA we rode our dirt bikes all the way...

    Then KLIA opened and Subang Airport closed... prices of properties slowly crept up... Puchong road also opened... all the pretty stewardesses moved to Putra Heights and some to Putrajaya and Bangi... and then the hawkers and contractors moved in and USJ pun jadi rosak lah... from an "executives only township" become Taman Bolton Cheras pulak... so 2004 also we cabut...

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    It was even way before 1994 when my buddy bought his home somewhere 86 somewhere very near Lato Tupai...still lives there. USJ was stil ULU!...didn't exist. The noise from planes was nerve wrecking every few minutes, but residents lived with it..NO CHOICE!...Sime were begging people to buy (as if it was the plague, considering it was an economic disaster at that time). My buddy bought it, since its his 1st home...never regretted it, still live there happily. USJ and Subang is now changed forever, way different from the time I moved here from PJ in 1997. Its such a hectic rat race place..now with LRT, increased density. Yes, KL IS GONE!...don' recognize it anymore. Its a dreadful and loathsome experience to drive there during the day for any purpose. LRT is the only convenience...to seniors like me.
    Now the high risk of housebreaking and crime is of utmost concern, people have to form a gated community cos your 1gahmen can't do much and let you all live by your own wit...PERIOD!

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    When I was looking to get my house, we checked a few areas and they were either incredibly expensive (like Bangsar, Damansara Utama). I looked at the map and saw Subang Jaya and the new USJ surrounded by highways. I thought in terms of mobility, highways are the things to consider....so we bought in USJ

    Of course, we had the jams...mainly because highway commuters were passing through USJ because we were in the middle of it all. The jams were mainly caused by vehicles just passing through between any 2 highways.

    But we love it here...once we are in USJ (or SJ), we do not need to go far for amenities like shops, malls, etc. Did you know that we get almost ALL the banks opening branches in USJ & SJ? Heck, if the ATM at RHB in Taipan konks out, I could go to SS19 or SS15, and there are 2 Maybanks located in USJ9 & USJ10 alone...and with all the auto-teller technology, we do banking after 9pm when the traffic jams fizzle out...or do it nearer to 10pm when parking is no longer an issue.

    Now, you could just take a walk to Taipan from your house, get some exercise and do your banking or small shopping or makan. Haha, tell me if you can do that in PJ?

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    Previously I was staying at old Klang road with my parents, then came to Inti College Subang (Now Inti University college, totally different animal) for study, get to know a couple of really good friends, and future wife

    Her friends, parents and relative is also here, that's why I decided to get rooted here too. When I bought the house it was still within reach, now if I sell this house, I wouldn't be able to buy it back

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    Can!...stay in Old town area.. SS2 area..Sect 14 area, Paramount Garden, but that privilege is for people who already bought homes there. Still. PJ is a nerve wrecking place now..noisy, too busy, high density area, crime rate also bad...
    I mostly walk to Taipan, off peak hours.. driving there is nearly silly during the night at peak hours.

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    Exactly i shifted from outstation and stay USJ since 1999 as a Tenant till since 2006 purchase own unit. No regret no matter how others comment.
    Just a walk or few minutes drive from necessities, facial, school, tuition , foods, hospital, police, financial institution etc whatever you say. Only need improvement is the Playground maintenance which hope MPSJ can improve the facilities and safety for kid and morning walk.

    However, no flood case since day 1 here and yes, water rationing will be started April 6 2014. However, here still a nice place.

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    We saved that playground located between USJ4 and USJ9 - we camped there and refused to move until Mentri Besar Abu Hassan Omar also came and spoke to us and we told him - Dato, no condominium! When we bought the houses, Sime UEP showed us the layout and the word says PLAYGROUND faham tak Dato?

    You sign the DO today, tomorrow we camp & demo in front of your office! He backed off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post

    We saved that playground located between USJ4 and USJ9 - we camped there and refused to move until Mentri Besar Abu Hassan Omar also came and spoke to us and we told him - Dato, no condominium! When we bought the houses, Sime UEP showed us the layout and the word says PLAYGROUND faham tak Dato?

    You sign the DO today, tomorrow we camp & demo in front of your office! He backed off....
    You guys are my hero, I am enjoying that park as frequent as my slave job permits. Can I know when was this? If this ever happen again I will join you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    ...We saved that playground located between USJ4 and USJ9...
    Yes i heard about that just around the time I bought my place. Thanks to people like you and the caring community, we now have the huge field and attached playground still intact in USJ11 ... this is the internal area nestled between 11/1, 11/2, 11/3 and 11/4. Actually USJ11 have at least 4 playgrounds but this huge central one was marked by MPSJ for a condo project that thankfully did not happen. Recently our ADUN Hannah had the huge rugby field re-turfed and now it is a beauty for all to use.

    USJ is a real nice resident-centric place with all its green areas, playing fields and jogging tracts. I don't think other communities have it so good.....Kota Kemuning? Am not sure...let them tell us.

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    Again..and silently is ALL the POLITICAL implications and interferences that determine people's lives in any area.. If you have rogues in the political arena,...see how they capable of destroying your enjoyment!..endless possibilities here...BAH!

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