Just like how each story has a beginning, the story of Cyberjaya begins in the mid-90s as an undeveloped piece of land 40km south of Kuala Lumpur.
Previously an estate called Prang Besar, Cyberjaya used to be under Hulu Langat (now Kajang’s) administration. The idea of an IT-themed city came out of management consultancy McKinsey’s study for the Multimedia Super Corridor otherwise known as MSC for the 1995 Federal Government.
Cyberjaya sits adjacent to Putrajaya, the administrative capital of the Malaysian government. Today, it is home to more than 800 companies, of which 40 are global and regional multinationals.
Not only is it home to expats, but the community also consists of the tech community, students and residents at a population of at least 100,000 in 2017.
Cyberjaya uses a low carbon city framework which prioritizes 4 main aspects (environment, transport, infrastructure and building) to reduce the negative impact on the environment,
For those of you curious about it, here’s a simple overview:
As we can see, Cyberjaya utilises technology to ensure that an environmentally friendly urban environment is maintained.
The seamless blend of modern architecture, technology and greenery has created a thriving environment for everyone. Residents can enjoy leisurely strolls around the lake gardens, or release their stress at the various sport courts available at the community club.
From paintball to go-karts, golf range to futsal courts, the choices are endless for everyone!
(There’s even a Cyberjaya Sports Arena!)
Public, Recreation and Education Facilities
Public and Recreation
Cyberjaya is fully equipped with:
- Police station complex
- Fire station
- Cyberjaya Community Club
- Sports Arena
- Signalised pedestrian crossings
- More than 700 parking bays
- and more!
There is no shortage of recreational activities in Cyberjaya for both residents and visitors~
Cyberjaya Lake Gardens
Stroll around the lake and enjoy the fresh air. Or maybe, take a seat and admire the stunning waters and surroundings in perfect solitude. The Lake Gardens’ isn’t just the green lung of the town, but it’s also a great place for those who want to just hang out. This breathtaking park has tons of activities: bird-watching, fishing, jogging for example. You can even admire the view from the look-out tower~
DPULZE Shopping Center
A shopper’s paradise with five stories, diverse pool of patrons and wide selection of local and international cuisine, DPULZE is definitely a popular hotspot. No visit to Cyberjaya is complete unless you spend some time in this paradise.
Love speed? Love racing? Go go-karting! Raycer Powerhouse isn’t just an academy for those interested learning how to go-kart, but it’s also open to the public to enjoy! It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time go-karter or a veteran, they offer various different karts based on your level of experience.
Various educational facilities ranging from primary schools to tertiary level institutions are located in Cyberjaya. For tertiary students, there are the Multimedia University and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Heriott-Watt Univesity and more. Secondary schools like Sekolah Seri Puteri, a national secondary full boarding school for girls and Sekolah Menengah Cyberjaya are available as well 🙂
Korean expats usually attend the Korean School of Malaysia.
Cyberjaya is easily accessible through highways & expressways, and also has their own Dedicated Transport System (DTS).
The highways and expressways connecting Cyberjaya to Klang Valley and other places include the Maju Expressway (MEX), Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), Expressway Lingkaran Tengah (ELITE), North-South Expressway Central Link (PLUS) and South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE).
For DTS, it runs 24/7 and the buses depart from various locations.
Too much info? Check out the image below 🙂
Cyberjaya is one of the most popular places in KL, and for good reason~ Not only is it attractive to expats, students and working professionals – especially those in the tech community! – but it has tons of things for daily visitors.
Rent in Cyberjaya today!