Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
(8 July, 2016)
is a road on the western part of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur
. Once a country road that leads from Kuala Lumpur to Damansara
. According to author Mariana Isa1
, the original Damansara was a village by the banks of the Klang River
in presently Selangor
. The village of Damansara is at the confluence of Sungai Damansara with the Klang River.
With a length of 16 miles, Damansara Road was possibly the longest road in the Klang Valley in the late 19th century. Present-day Jalan Damansara is nothing like what it was back then. Due to numerous road widening, and the renaming of various stretches, only disjointed fragments of Jalan Damansara exist today.
On this page I am attempting to document every remaining fragment of Jalan Damansara. If in future any of these fragments should be expunged, I will update the information.
Jalan Damansara on the map
Mass Transit Stations
Sights along Jalan Damansara
- Arulmegu Sree Veerahanuman Temple (GPS: 3.13523, 101.69231)
- Dua Sentral (GPS: 3.1364, 101.69256)
- Galeria Sri Perdana (GPS: 3.14368, 101.6744)
- Glo Damansara (GPS: 3.13739, 101.62759)
- Hospital Pakar KPJ Damansara (GPS: 3.13739, 101.62759)
- IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (GPS: 3.14518, 101.67042)
- Malaysian Nature Society (GPS: 3.13986, 101.68089)
- Menara Glomac Office Tower (GPS: 3.13783, 101.62955)
- Menara LGB Office Tower (GPS: 3.13783, 101.62955)
- Muzium Negara (GPS: 3.13798, 101.68669)
- Muzium Seni Kraf Orang Asli (GPS: 3.13769, 101.68844)
- One Menerung Condominium (GPS: 3.14559, 101.6648)
- Persatuan Pencinta Alam (GPS: 3.13842, 101.68332)
- Sinaran TTDI Condominium (GPS: 3.14052, 101.62725)
- The Sentral Residences (GPS: .1369, 101.68989)
- TTDI Ascencia Condominium (GPS: 3.13609, 101.6301)
- TTDI Fire Station (GPS: 3.13977, 101.62769)
- TTDI Market (GPS: 3.13852, 101.62892)
- TTDI Plaza (GPS: 3.13702, 101.631)
Petrol Stations along Jalan Damansara
Jalan Damansara, in the direction of KL Sentral
- BHP TTDI (GPS: 3.14186, 101.62598)
- Petronas TTDI (GPS: 3.14213, 101.62538)
- Shell TTDI (GPS: 3.1414, 101.62661)
(8 July, 2016)
Jalan Damansara, at the ramp towards Jalan Kampung Attap
(8 July, 2016)
Jalan Damansara, at the junction towards Jalan Syed Putra
(8 July, 2016)
Jalan Damansara heading west
(11 July, 2016)
Ramp going up to Jalan Damansara near the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
(14 June, 2017)
Jalan Damansara, at Muzium Negara
(9 October, 2004)
Segments of Jalan Damansara today
Jalan Damansara Segment I: Jalan Hishamuddin to Jalan Travers
Jalan Damansara Segment II: Jalan Istana to Jalan Damanseri
Jalan Damansara meets Jalan Damansara
One of the most curious aspects of Jalan Damansara is that two different roads are by the same name, and at this point, they overlap. A ramp from the lower portion circles up to connect with the one above.
Jalan Travers meets Jalan Damansara
Jalan Travers becomes Jalan Damansara after the flyover for Jalan Stesen Sentral
Jalan Damansara Segment III: Sprint Expressway to Damansara-Puchong Expressway
Jalan Syed Putra Interchange
Jalan Damansara meets Jalan Istana
at this interchange with Jalan Syed Putra
. An exit on eastbound Jalan Damansara also connects with Jalan Belfield.
Another Jalan Damansara meet up
Another exit from one Jalan Damansara to another. On the opposite side is the ramp entering from Persiaran Tuanku Ja'afar.
The new Jalan Damansara meets the old Jalan Damansara
Yet another odd junction, between the widened Jalan Damansara and a remnant of the old Jalan Damansara. A little north of this is the junction with Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar
and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
, so the stretch in between can be regarded as a no man's land. For convenience sake, I regard the stretch north of the junction as Lebuhraya Suyltan Iskandar.
Jalan Damansara - Jalan Jelutong junction
Jalan Damansara is fragmented into two parts here, joined together by Jalan Jelutong, yet another idiosyncracy of that long road.
Jalan Damansara - Jalan Damanseri junction
Jalan Damansara meets Jalan Damanseri in a junction, near the Damansara Link of the Sprint Expressway
. That Damansara Link was originally Jalan Damansara too, but was renamed.
Sprint Expressway Exit
Exit 2312 of the Sprint Expressway
(E23) connects with a remnant segment of Jalan Damansara.
Another junction with the Sprint Expressway
Yet another arm of Jalan Damansara also connects with the Sprint Expressway.
Once again, two arms of Jalan Damansara meet
A branch of Jalan Damansara forms a junction with yet another branch.
Jalan SS 20/21 junction
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad junction
The westernmost end of Jalan Damansara meets the Damansara-Puchong Expressway
An underpass connects westbound Jalan Damansara to northbound LDP.
- Kuala Lumpur Street Names by Mariana Isa & Maganjeet Kaut, published by Marshall Cavendish (2015) page 83.
A big thank you to Mariana Isa for help in explaining to me the present and past routes of Jalan Damansara.
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