Desa 288, Ampang
This leasehold apartment comprises of 9 blocks of 5-storey walk-up apartment. The blocks are named Melati, Teratai, Selasih, Melor, Anggerik, Mawar, Cempaka, Kenanga and Dahlia. The apartment consists of units with built-up sizes range from 950 sf to 1,023 sf. Desa 288 is equipped with roofed car park bays and 24-hour security.
Desa 288 is blessed with abundance of amenities located surrounding the apartment. Right next to it is Ampang Sports Planet, a large futsal centre with several badminton courts. Ampang Sports Planet also houses the famous Bora Ombak Restaurant.
Besides that, Desa 288 is within 5 minutes walk to MaxValu supermarket and Ampang Point Shopping Centre that has Giant Supermarket. In addition, there are several eateries including the famous ones such as Original Kayu Nasi Kandar, McDonald’s, Secret Recipe, Kenny Roger's Roasters, Nando’s, Pelita Nasi Kandar and Old Town Kopitiam to name a few.
Furthermore, there are other amenities near to Desa 288 such as schools (International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Mutiara International Grammar School, SMK Dato Ahmad Razali and SRK Ampang), hospital (Ampang Puteri Speacialist Hospital) and banks (Maybank, CIMB, RHB Bank, AmBank, HSBC Amanah, BSN and Agro Bank to name a few) – all located within walking distance.
In terms of accessibility, the residents of Desa 288 enjoy the easy access to Jalan Ampang, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). It is also about 15 minutes walk to Ampang RapidKL LRT Station.
Desa 288 is an old development by Selaman Sdn Bhd. The developer is the same developer of most developments in the area including Tiara Ampang, Ampang Point commercial area, Sri Mamanda terrace house and Taman Dato' Ahmad Razali flats.
The only complaint on Desa 288 is its look which looks terrible with shabby paint walls that already turns black instead of the original white color. Apart from that, the apartment is a very nice place to stay.
Desa 288 is just within walking distance to almost all basic amenities, from eateries to shopping mall, supermarkets, banks, sports centre and even hospital. The apartment is a highly demanded by the students who study nearby as well as young executives who work at Ampang Point and KL city centre.