Flora Damansara is a high density low cost and medium cost apartment located in Damansara Perdana by Saujana Triangle. This leasehold development is located next to Damansara-Puchong Highway, directly in front of the Penchala Toll Plaza.
Flora Damansara comprises a total of 6 blocks; Block A and B are low cost while Block E, F and H are medium cost. At the bottom of the apartments is a row of shop lots. All blocks are 20-storey high and above. The higher units have great view of KLCC, Damansara and Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) neighborhood as well as splendid greenery view from the Bukit Lanjan Forest Reserve.
Flora Damansara offers limited facilities to the residents that include a mini market, surau, security, car park and a playground. The swimming pool on site has been under maintenance for a long time. This apartment has a strict no pet policy; however, pet fish is an exception. There are plenty amenities can be found in the area. Numerous restaurants, groceries, laundrettes, barber shop and convenient stores can be found at the ground floor of Flora Damansara. Besides that, the apartment is within 5 minutes away from Mutiara Damansara enclave that contains The Curve, IKANO, IKEA, Tesco and Courts Mammoth.
The residents of the Flora Damansara comprise mainly of students, small families and foreign workers. The apartment is meant for residential use, not commercial. Therefore, it can’t be used as hostel or vacation rentals. In cases of home buyers leasing out their properties to tenants, the activity must be registered at the property office. In addition, it is situated next to Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) and meters away from Penchala Link access road. But there is no public transportation to cater residents’ need. The residents would have to cross the LDP (Penchala Toll) to catch the bus heading to TTDI.
Bear in mind that Flora Damansara is a low-cost and medium-cost apartment. Therefore, it is expected to see complaints from the residents. There were plenty of disappointments and complaints heard from residents of Flora Damansara over the years. They always face water shortage and they claim the water supply is not very clean. They also claimed that the water shortage sometimes occurred 2 to 3 times in a day. It always happened at least once a week. The problem was reported due to the management did not pay water bill from mid-2006 to mid-2007.
Besides that, cleanliness in Flora Damansara surrounding area is reported to be not very good. This is evident right in front of the lift as irresponsible residents throw their thrash in front of the lift because there is no disposal chute on each floor. You can also see cat’s poop all over the place. Designated car parks available are insufficient to cater the residents’ need. Long line of cars parked on the roadsides in front of the entrance can be seen every single day.
There are plenty of horror stories heard in the Flora Damansara development that caused the residents and potential buyers unease. A woman was slaughtered in her unit at Block B in August 2012. However, the reason is suspected to be a personal, rather than a random murder. Furthermore, in Block E and Block F, a ghost is rumored to make an appearance after 11 pm.
Beginning 1st April 2009, PAMA Services was appointed as the new property management company after much deliberation and recommendation from the Chairman of Sub-Committee for Tender for Property Management Company. PAMA Services is a well-known property management company for several residential properties such as Puncak Seri Kelana which located in Lembah Subang.
The management of Flora Damansara has enforced a strict house rule guideline to all residents. Among listed in the guideline is moving in and moving out process, renovation process and shared area regulations. It is certainly a lengthy read but necessary for the residents as to avoid summons and reprimands. A notable rule in the guideline is that moving process is not allowed on public holidays and there is a deposit of RM100. The reason is not disclosed.