Taman Dagang, Ampang
Taman Dagang is a matured and growing residential-cum-commercial neighborhood situated in the densely populated area in Ampang. It is surrounded by various areas namely Taman Nirwana and Taman Cempaka. It is a mixed development project comprising of semi-detached houses, 2-storey terrace houses, flats and shop-offices.
Semi-detached houses have built-up areas of around 5,000 sf and a standard unit consists of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The 2-storey terrace houses typically have built-up sizes of about 2,389 sf with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Flat apartments in Taman Dagang have built up sizes of about 574 sf with standard units comprising of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom where as shop-offices mainly have built-up areas of around 1,400 sf.
In addition, Taman Dagang also consists of a gated and guarded community featuring semi-detached houses, called Seri Mas. There is also a condominium within the vicinity, namely Sri Ampang. There are many amenities within walking distance from. Residents can visit shop-lots for their daily basic necessities which comprises of mini markets, restaurants, convenience stores, workshops and many more.
Alternatively, residents can walk to Galaxy Ampang which is within the township for movies with the loved ones and grocery shopping at UO Superstore. Right besides Galaxy Ampang is a row of shop-lots that host Hero Supermarket. For eateries, there are several restaurants such as Wong Solo and a food court nestled in Dagang Avenue. There is a Sekolah Islam Al-Iman within the township of Taman Dagang.
Other schools include SK Ampang, SM Dato Ahmad Razali, SRK Taman Nirwana and SRJK(T) Ampang, which are located within a 1km radius. Taman Dagang is accessible via Jalan Dagang Besar, Jalan Ampang and also Jalan Cempaka. Also, the enclave is easily accessible via Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH). Ampang RapidKL LRT Station is conveniently located mere minutes walk for those who prefer to travel via public transportation.
The increasing crime rates have always been an issue in the Ampang area. Several serious crimes that had made headlines last year included a 12 year old girl that was abducted near a convenience in Taman Dagang early last year. The girl was found but was completely traumatized over the incident.
There was also a case where a lorry driver was found at the car park of a flat in Taman Dagang. The body was found by a passer-by who later lodged a police report. The deceased was last seen arguing with someone before he was murdered. Police indicated that the murder was most probably due to family disputes. Residents of Taman Dagang do not have to worry much as Ampang Jaya District Police HQ is located within the vicinity. The policemen always make a round trip in the area.