Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

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Damansara is a township in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which straddles the state border into Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It is located mostly in the constituencies of Segambut and Lembah Pantai. Damansara is a central commercial hub, and houses several affluent residential areas. Its status as a satellite town of Kuala Lumpur is tied to its location in the heart of Klang Valley in Malaysia.

Origin[edit]

Damansara was originally a small harbour-like settlement that was located near the mouth of the Damansara River along the Klang River. In the mid-1870s, it was the final destination for steam boats used by the British to travel to Kuala Lumpur from Klang as steam boats cannot go as far as the center of Kuala Lumpur near the junction of Gombak River and Klang River. Travellers would then go from Damansara to Kuala Lumpur via the Damansara Road which finished at Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur.[1][2]

Areas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isa, Mariana; Kaur, Maganjeet. Kuala Lumpur Street Names: A Guide To Their Histories and Meanings. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. p. 82. ISBN 9789814721448.
  2. ^ Gullick, J.M. (June 1990). "The Growth of Kuala Lumpur and the Malay Communities in Selangor Before 1880" (PDF). Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. LXIII (1): 23–24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2016.

Coordinates: 3°08′N 101°38′E / 3.133°N 101.633°E / 3.133; 101.633