The township was developed by Sime Darby Property Development Sdn Bhd(formerly known as Guthrie Property Development Sdn Bhd), the property development arm of the Malaysian conglomerate, Sime Darby Berhad. The 920 acres (3.7 km2) township is planned based on the “Denai” concept which is 4.8 km of landscaped footpaths for pedestrians and non-motorised vehicles. The Denai concept was inspired by traditional Malay kampong communal living and a low-density development of 8 units per acre. The Denai Alam development was awarded the 2003 Planning Innovation Award by the Malaysian Institute of Planners.
Denai Alam is located adjacent to Taman Bukit Subang, a smaller residential development also by Sime Darby Property Development Sdn Bhd.
To date (February 2009), Denai Alam has a population of approximately 1,000 residents and this is expected to increase to 35,000 when the development is completed.
Denai Alam can be accessed from major population centres in Klang Valley either through the Guthrie Corridor Expressway which in turn is connected to the New Klang Valley Expressway, or the NKVE AH2 and the North South Expressway Central Link, NSECL , (Malay: Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Hubungan Tengah) also known as the ELITE Highway or via State Road B9, more popularly known as Jalan Sungai Buloh.
Currently there is no public transportation service to this township, however, RapidKL buses do ply the Bukit Subang – Subang Perdana (T608) route.
Based on the development plan, a mosque, a police station, a fire station, two community halls, primary and secondary schools will be built.
- Sime Darby Property – Denai Alam
- Sime Darby Berhad Annual Report 2005
- Rapidkl Area 6 - Shah Alam Utara, Subang, Damansara, PJ Utara, Bangsar
- Denai Alam Residents Association Forum