Damansara Heights

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Damansara Heights
Bukit Damansara
Neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur
View of Bukit Damansara from Pusat Bandar Damansara
View of Bukit Damansara from Pusat Bandar Damansara
Coordinates: 03°09′15.69″N 101°39′30.93″E / 3.1543583°N 101.6585917°E / 3.1543583; 101.6585917Coordinates: 03°09′15.69″N 101°39′30.93″E / 3.1543583°N 101.6585917°E / 3.1543583; 101.6585917
CountryMalaysia
StateFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
DistrictSegambut

Damansara Heights (Malay: Bukit Damansara) is an upscale suburb in western side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, located five kilometres away from the city centre. The suburb falls under the Segambut district and its parliamentary constituency.

It is a sought-after residential and commercial address in the Klang Valley for Malaysians.

Background[edit]

Damansara Heights is accessible from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Jalan Maarof, in Bangsar, connects Jalan Damansara. Jalan Duta and Jalan Semantan can be used for a drive into Damansara Heights from the North-South Expressway.

The Medan Damansara neighbourhood consisting of two storey link houses were built in 1972.

It started as a residential scheme for government servants more than two decades ago. The enclave hosts colleges, large multinational corporations, restaurants, regulatory bodies, and government departments.

The first office building built in Damansara Heights was Wisma Damansara, built in 1970 by Selangor Properties. This was followed by the Damansara Office Complex on Jalan Dungun, which at the time also housed the local stock exchange and the offices of Shell Malaysia.

The office market in the Klang Valley totals 70,000,000 sq ft (6,500,000 m2) and this is dominated by city-located projects (65%), Damansara Heights (7.5%), Bangsar/Pantai (6.4%), Petaling Jaya (9.5%) and others. Based on government-sourced data, Damansara Heights will see another 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) in the near future.

Damansara Heights is limited by its small amount of available commercial land and redevelopment is on hold. It is indicated by the demolishing of Wisma Socfin on Jalan Semantan for the construction of UOA II Damansara, along with several other buildings nearby. Increasing efficiency of newer buildings and more modern designs are the driving forces behind the trend. There are redevelopment plans for some office buildings in the area, such as Bangunan SPPK and Wisma Damansara. Wisma Beringin is undergoing refurbishment.

Wisma Damansara is now being occupied wholly by HELP University.

Shopping and retail[edit]

Dining[edit]

There are many restaurants and bars in Damansara Heights offering western and local cuisine. These include Aliyaa, Gin Rik Sha, Huckleberry, Nam, Blonde, Meet the Porkers, Frangipaani, Playte and Krung Thep. [1]

Facilities[edit]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The head office of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia was previously in Damansara Heights.[2]

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Damansara Heights is served by two stations on the Kajang line: the  KG13  Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT station and  KG14  Semantan MRT station.

Car[edit]

Sprint Expressway cuts through Damansara Heights in an NE-SW direction.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The best restaurants in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur".
  2. ^ "DCA Introduction." Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. 10 November 1999. Retrieved on 11 March 2014. "Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, Floor 3,4,5 Block B, Wisma Semantan, No: 12 Jalan Gelenggang, Damansara Heights, 50618 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia" - Malay address: "Ketua Pengarah, Jabatan Penerbangan Awam Malaysia, BLK B, Tingkat 3,4 and 5, Wisma Semantan, No: 12, Jalan Gelenggang, Bukit Damansara, 50618, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia"
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Cempaka Schools. Retrieved on October 16, 2018. "Cempaka International School- Damansara Heights No. 19 Jalan Setiabakti Satu, Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "
  4. ^ "HELP Damansara Heights - HELP University".