Laksamana (also known as Kampung Laksamana) is a low to mid-class residential neighborhood nestled in Batu Caves. The neighborhood is situated near to Sri Astana, Taman Raintree, and Taman Suria Selayang. Most of the residences here in Laksamana are bungalow lots that house single and double-storey bungalows. Each unit differs in terms of size and design from one to another.
Besides bungalows, Laksamana also consists of apartments and a condominium. The apartment, better known as Pangsapuri Laksamana, consists of 5 blocks whereby Block A, B and C are low cost flats, and Block D and E are medium-cost apartments which located separated from the first 3 blocks. There are a total of 398 units built within the entire apartment, and monthly service charge is RM35 per month for the first 3 blocks, and RM55 per month for the latter 2 blocks. Pangsapuri Laksamana is a development by Oscartech Development Sdn Bhd.
The condominium is called Laksamana Puri. It comprises a otoal of 416 units with built-up size of 917 sf. Each unit comes with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Standard condominium facilities are provided including badminton court, swimming pool, wading pool, children’s playground and 24-hour security. It is accessible via Jalan Sungai Tua which is directed from Jalan Batu Caves. The neighborhood is within close proximity to Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Jalan Ipoh, Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) and Karak Highway. Moreover, Laksamana is just a few minutes drive to Batu Caves KTM Komuter Station.
Laksamana is a serene residential neighborhood with aplenty of amenities surrounding the area. One can easily drive to a few schools, commercial areas, petrol stations and worship centers such as Sivananda Ashram and the renowned Batu Caves Hindu Temple within just a few minutes from Laksamana.
The houses within Laksamana boast nice views of the Batu Caves greenery, which is one of the few remaining green pockets of the city. However, you may found that the access roads towards Laksamana are very congested during peak hours. This is because Jalan Batu Caves and Jalan Sungai Tua are narrow and traffic is very heavy on these two roads.