BUKIT JELUTONG (B.J)

Bukit Jelutong (est. pop. 44,000) is an upscale suburb of Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state, Malaysia. The suburb is a planned community, with an area of over 2,200 acres and developed by Guthrie Property Holding Berhad (GPHB), the real estate development arm of Malaysian plantation-based conglomerate, Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad. Due to the suburb's upscale status, the residential units in Bukit Jelutong are mostly low-density bungalows and duplex houses, as well as some terraced houses. Bukit Jelutong has many parks and open grass areas.

HISTORY

Bukit Jelutong is located on a former palm oil plantation, Bukit Jelutong Estate, which was owned by Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad. The development of Bukit Jelutong began in 1996, with the construction of the Guthrie Pavilion building, the present headquarters of GPHB. Since then, Bukit Jelutong has emerged as a much sought-after address in Shah Alam, with consistently well-received sales launches and price levels of real estate approaching those in more established areas in the Klang Valley, e.g. Petaling Jaya. In July 2005, the Guthrie Corridor Expressway connecting Bukit Jelutong to Rawang opened.