This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cyberjaya. To help you make friends with Cyberjaya before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cyberjaya, Malaysia, was purpose built to become the Silicon Valley of Malaysia -- part of a core development of the Multimedia Super Corridor project launched by Mahathir Muhammad during his initial premiership. Spanning an area of approximately seven thousand hectares, it is located in Sepang District, Selangor, next to Putrajaya, Malaysia's government administrative capital.
Officially opened near the end of the twentieth century, Cyberjaya remains one of the newer townships around the Kuala Lumpur area and has a relatively small population of under one hundred ten thousand. It is convenient to reach Cyberjaya using the KLIA Express train which stops directly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Much of the city is filled with multinational companies, tech startups, multimedia/technology-linked universities, and government-linked companies or agencies. HSBC, Motorola, Shell, IBM, Monster.com, and DHL are amongst the organisations that have significant bases in this area.
One place worth a visit is the Cyberjaya Lake Gardens, which offers a place to relax and enjoy views of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. Within this area is a Visitor's Information Centre, Boardwalk, Look-Out Tower, children's playground, fifteen acres (more than six hectares) of main lake and almost thirty acres (twelve hectares) of natural and wetland. The record breaking Cyberjaya Fiftieth Independence Day Carnival Celebration was held here; the event attracted more than four thousand anglers and was entered into the Malaysian Book of Records. The neighbouring city of Putrajaya is also worth a visit, with many buildings and structures of architectural interest within the area.
Choices for a hostel in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, tend to be limited. As is common in this part of the world, hotels are more prevalent than hostels in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Hostels in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, that you do find tend to be operated in residential areas or converted from apartments/condominiums. Accommodation in Cyberjaya is highly likely to be cheaper than in Putrajaya, making it a sound choice for travelers looking to visit both cities.
Written by local enthusiast for Cyberjaya hostelsSteph