Taman Nirwana, Ampang
Taman Nirwana is a leasehold residential estate in Ampang. It is situated right across Ampang Hilir, and next to Taman Dagang and Taman Putra Sulaiman. The neighborhood houses rows of 2-storey and 3-storey link houses, City Garden Orchid Court condominium and five blocks of flats. The first residential development is completed in 1982.
Taman Nirwana is surrounded by vast array of amenities. Within the neighborhood, there is a Darussalam Nirwana Surau and SRK Taman Nirwana. Right next to it is Galaxy Ampang Shopping Centre, Hero Supermarket and also Dagang Avenue, a commercial centre with rows of restaurants, a food court, beauty centres and even a snooker centre.
In addition, Taman Nirwana is just about 5 minutes away from Ampang Point Shopping Centre, Tesco Ampang and Great Eastern Mall. It is also few hundred meters away from Axis Shopping Centre which is going to be open for business soon. There are a few parks can be found nearby, including Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir and Taman Rimba Ampang, a small recreational park with a shallow river. Taman Nirwana is also near to Ampang Puteri Speacialist Hospital and Gleanegles Intan Medical Centre.
Its accessibility factor is the main reason why the residents love to stay in Taman Nirwana. It is just about 3 minutes driving to access Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) which lets motorists reach the city centre in just 5 minutes. The neighbourhood is also adjacent to Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) that is accessible via Jalan Cempaka and Jalan Ampang. Besides that, the neighbourhood is also served by 2 LRT stations - Cahaya and Cempaka RapidKL LRT stations.
Traffic congestion is the main problem for residents at Taman Nirwana during peak hours. Jalan Ampang and MRR2 are badly congested during peak hours, unless one opts for AKLEH. However, one can still drive smoothly to a few supermarkets, restaurants and even Ampang Point Shopping Centre without having to worry about the traffic.
The terrace house at Taman Nirwana has delivered quite a good and decent return to investors as the price has appreciated nicely for the past 10 years. It was marked below RM280,000 in early 2000s; and then tagged around RM320,000 and RM340,000 in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Currently, a house is going for around RM380,000 – depending on renovation made. Meanwhile, the 3-storey terrace house is currently going for around RM700,000.