Petaling Jaya — located about 15km away from the city centre and just down the road from Bangsar, is one of the busiest cities in the whole of Greater Kuala Lumpur. Even though the area doesn’t quite gleam with the skyscrapers of the capital of Malaysia, it’s still home to multiple offices, sprawling residential areas, and shopping malls.

The transportation facilities in Petaling Jaya are also well developed — making the whole area accessible to everyone from anywhere. From popular food hub, SS2 to shopping haven, Damansara.

If you’re particular new to the area or figuring what to do in Petaling Jaya over the weekend, we’ve listed out everything out for you right here. Accommodation, food, drinks, and a list of activities and places to visit throughout your short stay-cation in Petaling Jaya.

Where to stay

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Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Sheraton Petaling Jaya is the newest hotel to open in the Central Business District of Petaling Jaya. All 253 contemporary guest rooms and suites are equipped with beds that feature luxurious sheets, deluxe duvets and a selection of down and hypoallergenic pillows to offer all guests the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. No more tossing and turning at night, as the program is designed to eliminate uncomfortable pressure points and improve circulation for a good night’s sleep.

Guests staying in Sheraton Club Rooms have special access to The Sheraton Club Lounge — where they are invited to relax over breakfast, all day snacks, a premium selection of beverages, and complimentary high-speed internet access.

Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya, +603-7622 8888

Where to eat

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Signature By The Hill

Premium gastro-lounge Signature By The Hill is located on the rooftop of First Avenue where you’ll get a killer view of Kuala Lumpur. Dig in to the eateries’ take on Asian and international fusion cuisine, along with award-winning signature cocktails. Signature also serves as an ideal and classy joint for social gatherings and events designed to meet the experience you’re looking for.

Signature By The Hill, Sky Level, 1, First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +603-8605 3388

Miyabi Japanese Restaurant

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Fulfill your cravings of Japanese cuisine here at newly opened Miyabi Japanese Restaurant. Located in Sheraton Petaling Jaya, this contemporary eatery is an informal dining venue where you’ll get to choose from an extensive list of customary Japanese specialties. Signatures include juju wagyu tenderloin, seasonal fish from Japan prepared in three styles, and teppanyaki wagyu tomahawk. Accompany your yummy Japanese delicacies with their fine selection of artisanal Japanese rice wine.

Miyabi Japanese Restaurant, 3A floor, Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya, +603-7622 8888

Where to drink

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Sala Bar

Right before you turn in for the night at Sheraton PJ, head on up to the rooftop and you’ll be bestowed with the gorgeous view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Mediterranean-themed Sala Bar is located on the 33rd floor of Sheraton PJ, which overlooks the beautiful city skyline. The name ‘Sala’ is Spanish for living area or room — a well-suited name as their space is stylish yet comfortable for patrons to have a casual drink with friends while admiring the view.

Sala Bar, 33rd floor, Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya, +603-7622 8888

Hyde at 53M

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This intimate speakeasy bar specialises in exquisitely crafted cocktails, with a good mixture of classics and innovative new mixes. Hyde is described as a space that is reminiscent of the early twenties with a tasteful infusion of twenty-first-century cool. Posh-like interiors, elegant marble bar top, vibrant bar and pleasant staff, this may be your cup of tea to wind down after a long day of activities. They also have a good selection of spirits, wines and craft beers.

Hyde at 53M, 53M, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6017-680 1357

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