Damansara Perdana was developed by MK Land Saujana Triangle in 1996. Consultants say it used to be an Orang Asli settlement, occupying about 750 acres of leasehold land. (Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge)
On a brisk Sunday evening in Damansara Perdana, Japanese restaurant Nippori at Empire Damansara — under the same chain as the popular Nippori Bistro in Petaling Jaya — is at full capacity and reverberating with energy. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the area appears to be exceptionally busy and bustling with traffic.
Bordering Kota Damansara, Kampung Sungai Penchala and Mutiara Damansara, the township of Damansara Perdana has gained some traction, owing to the revival of Empire City Damansara 2, which was acquired by Exsim Group and has now been revamped, with Central Park Damansara as its proposed name. The upcoming completion of the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) and remaining pockets of land to be developed are also providing a boost to the area.
On the township’s background, Laurelcap Sdn Bhd director Stanley Toh says, “Damansara Perdana was developed by MK Land Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd in 1996. It used to be an Orang Asli settlement, occupying about 750 acres of leasehold land. It is located along the LDP (Damansara-Puchong Expressway), with Kampung Sungai Penchala on its northern boundary.