This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on April 5, 2021 - April 11, 2021.
Bandar Sri Damansara, which comes under the jurisdiction of Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), was in the limelight recently following Japanese fast fashion retailer Uniqlo’s announcement that it would open its first roadside megastore in Malaysia there.
The megastore, which opened on Dec 18 last year, is located at DA Square @ Damansara Avenue in Bandar Sri Damansara. It comprises a shopping space and a dedicated customer car park to accommodate the needs of the surrounding community.
Developed by TA Global Bhd, DA Square @ Damansara Avenue has a total gross floor area of 43,650 sq ft. It has secured full occupancy, with Uniqlo as its anchor tenant. Its other tenants include Starbucks, 7-Eleven, The Brew House, Mr Bento, Victoria 25 Café and Fook Yin Lau.
The 48-acre Damansara Avenue is a RM10 billion mixed-use development with residential and retail components, office towers, a mall, a dedicated sports complex and a performing arts centre. It will be developed over the next 10 to 15 years.
While Damansara Avenue is one of the newest developments there, Bandar Sri Damansara is a mature township that has been around for more than 20 years. Located in the northernmost part of Damansara, the township is at the border between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur — surrounded by Damansara Perdana to the south, Damansara Damai to the west and Desa ParkCity to the east.