Damansara Heights

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 Klang Valley.

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

Background

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 to enter 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 20 years 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, Bursa Malaysia, and the offices of Shell Malaysia.

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. 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.

Landmarks

Construction of Pavilion Damansara Heights in 2022.

Shopping and retail

  • Damansara City Mall (DC Mall)[1]
  • Pavilion Damansara Heights[2]

Dining

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.[3]

Facilities

  • Saidina Umar Al Khattab Mosque
  • Plaza Damansara

Government and infrastructure

The head office of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia was previously in Damansara Heights.[4]

Education

  • Cempaka International School is in Damansara Heights[5]
  • Perdana University
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Damansara
  • Help University is in Damansara Heights[6]

Transportation

Public transportation

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

Car

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

See also

References

  1. "Damansara City". Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  2. Admin. "Pavilion Damansara Heights – The New Metropolis of Damansara Heights". paviliondamansaraheights.com. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  3. "The best restaurants in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur".
  4. "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"
  5. "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 "
  6. "HELP Damansara Heights - HELP University".
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