Kota Damansara - History

History

Situated in what was previously a forest reserve, Kota Damansara is bordered in the west by the Sungai Buloh Industrial Park, in the south by the Tropicana Golf and Country Club and on the south-east by Bandar Utama Damansara.

The land is owned by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), and is being jointly developed through privatisation, joint ventures, and by PKNS itself. Of the total area, 1,500 acres (6 km²) have been earmarked for housing. Divided into 12 sections:-

i) Section 1 (Selangor Teknology Park) mostly factory, factory zone;

ii) Section 2 same as section 1, factories area;

iii) Section 3 De Kota, mostly shoplots;

iv) Section 4, Jalan Camar 4/xx, where D'Shire Villa, Petronas Station, Villa Damansara is;

v) Section 5, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/xx, more familiar known as Seri Utama (developed by See Hoy Chan);

vi) Section 6, Jalan Cecawi 6/xx, where the drive thru restaurant McDonals, Pizza Hut & KFC is;

vii) Section 7, Jalan Nuri 7/xx, where you can find Dewan Orang Ramai MBPJ;

viii) Section 8, Jalan Pekaka 8/xx, where you can find Pusrawi Hospital, PKNS Branch, Pejabat Pendaftaran;

ix) Section 9, Jalan Rimba Riang 9/xx, famous with high end bangalow and bangalow land, and also grave yard conflict;

x) Section 10, Jalan Merbah 10/xx, famous with Selangor Polo Club;

xi) Section 11, Jalan Kenyalang 11/xx, famous with Carrefour & Bayu Damansara.

xii)Section 12, famous with Dataran Sunway, The Strand, Giant Hypermart,

xiii) Section 13, famous with Palm Spring Condominium.


The development of Kota Damansara first began in 1992 and was initially undertaken solely by PKNS. The pace of development picked up when PKNS decided to develop parcels via joint ventures or privatisation. Excluding developments by private developers and joint ventures, PKNS has launched more than 8,500 units, with an average take up rate of more than 85%. As at end of 2005, the estimated population of Kota Damansara was 300,000 and rising .

Some 1,000 acres (4 km²) have been set aside for a botanical garden. Other amenities include the Selangor Polo Country Club, Seri Selangor Golf Course, three primary and secondary schools and one smart private school (Sri KDU), SEGi university college and Tropicana Medical Centre and the International University College of Technology Twintech (IUCTT).

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