Damansara Perdana is one of the more prosperous townships in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Just 10 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Damansara Perdana has quickly catapulted itself as one of the go-to locations for visitors and foreigners who want to see the more affluent side of Malaysia.
Interestingly enough, Damansara Perdana is a relatively new township. It used to be a village for the Orang Asli people. It was bought and developed in 1996. It quickly flourished and became one of the more popular and best-selling townships in Petaling Jaya. It became an investment hotbed, with many investing in Damansara Perdana’s real estate industry.
Damansara Perdana is part of the Golden Triangle of Petaling Jaya. It represents one of Malaysia’s leading “happening” places. There is modern leisure, a thriving shopping hub, and an entertainment center. Damansara Perdana is serviced by the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, driving in thousands of local and international tourists to the region. If you are visiting for the first time, here are some things to do in Damansara Perdana and the surrounding area.
Sunway Lagoon is a water park that offers a variety of rides, theme parks, and even dry land activities. It is located on 80 acres and is one of Damansara Perdana’s more popular attractions. Its list of rides is very extensive, and it is very easy to lose yourself. Thankfully visiting Sunway Lagoon is a whole day affair. You can twirl around in the man-made river, surf on the beach, or enjoy the wave pool where artificial waves are continuously created. When you visit Sunway Lagoon, you will notice that the park is divided into five distinct sections — there is a dedicated water park, the Extreme Park, the Wildlife Park, the Amusement Park, and the Scream Park.
The water park has something for everyone
If you do not want to partake in intense water activities, then you can find leisure time along the beach. If you’re more laid-back, there is the Grand Canyon Rapid Falls where you can sit in an inner-tube and be carried away down a 350 m long river. For those who want something a bit more exciting, there’s the Congo Challenge. The Congo Challenge is a water slide that achieves speeds of up to 40 kmph.
Camp 5 Climbing Gym at One Utama
The idea of the outdoor rock climbing experience can be daunting for beginners and the uninitiated, but Camp 5 Climbing Gym offers a great introductory course into the hobby.
The state-of-the-art climbing gym is a large indoor venue that caters to professionals as well as novice climbers. There is a 24 m high, glass dome center with a fully functional air conditioner — which you will learn to appreciate since Malaysia can be very hot and humid. Once you reach the top of the rock wall, you will have a 270-degree view of Damansara Perdana and surrounding areas.
Jump Street Trampoline Park
This is a playground that is designed for those who want to jump, flip, and nosedive without getting hurt. Popular with kids and younger visitors, Jump Street offers low impact activities, with eight distinct trampoline and jumping experiences, including a 9000 ft.² free jumping space that is perfect for all occupants of any age. There is also a sunken trampoline pit that is filled with foam cubes for high risk-takers. If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, then you will be glad to find that the trampoline park also has a trampoline basketball court that will allow you to slam dunk and land on your feet — or your back, sides, or head, with no danger of any sort of injury.
The Royale Chulan Damansara Ice Skating Rink
Even though Damansara Perdana is an affluent neighborhood, you are still going to be inflicted with the unique Malaysian heat and humidity. To cool down, then consider visiting the Royale Chulan Damansara ice skating rink. It is Malaysia’s luxury ice-skating rink located within the Sunway Pyramid mall. It is a quintessential winter pastime that is typically available only in appropriate regions — but Damansara Perdana has brought the activity to its shores, with the skating rink attracting dozens of people regularly.
Eating and restaurants
After visiting the water park, jumping on a few trampolines, and visiting the ice-skating rink, you are going to be famished. Thankfully, Damansara Perdana has a litany of restaurants and eateries.
Haraju-Cub. This restaurant dishes out famous Shibuya honey toasts. This is a honey-coated toast that acts as a bed for ice cream, strawberries, chocolate chip, and other decadent sweets; making for a rich and savory dessert
Boat Noodle. This place tends to be a bit overcrowded doing lunch and dinner time, but if you want to experience decadent noodle bowls, then this is the place to be. The menu is always changing, with the new dishes added constantly.
Cat in the Box. Everything in this eatery is made from scratch, from their chocolate sauces to their pies. One of the more popular dishes is the chicken and potato pie, with a crest that isn’t too thick and a savory, generous filling.
Nearby Neighborhoods and Attractions
There are also other things you can do in the nearby neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur. In Kuala Lumpur, you have the Petronas Twin Towers, the famous Hindu Temples of Batu Caves, and the iconic Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower with its panoramic views. For the best in shopping, visit Bukit Bintang, a high-end mall augmented with local, indie shops.
Malaysia is a beautiful country that has much to offer that sets it apart from the rest of Southeast Asia. Damansara Perdana represents the cultural diversity, religious variety, and continues development that earmarks the township from others. While Kuala Lumpur has been hailed as a first-class city, Damansara Perdana is a hidden jewel that has seen increased tourism. In this township, you will experience a thriving center with modern leisures, access to affordable goods, and delicious, world-class dining and shopping experiences.Places nearby:
Batu Cave Kuala Lumpur: Three Massive Caves that are Home to the Hindu Festival Thaipusam 8 km / 5 mi
Merdeka Square: Kuala Lumpur's Best-Known Landmark 10 km / 6 mi
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur: The Journey of Water from Land to Sea 12 km / 7 mi
Alamanda Putrajaya Malaysia's Finest Shopping Mall 28 km / 17 mi
Jonker Walk Night Market: Ideal for Food and Souvenirs 129 km / 80 mi