Denai Alam is a unique township in Shah Alam, which is planned based on the ‘Denai’ concept. The ‘Denai’ is a 4.8km landscaped footpaths for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles.
This ‘Denai’ concept is inspired by the traditional Malay village, which emphasizes on communal living in a modern neighborhood with traditional charm. This concept also stresses on low density development where there are only 8 units per acre in Denai Alam.
Denai Alam is a mixed development that comprises medium to high range double-storey linked houses and commercial properties on the 920-acre of freehold land. This outstanding township is developed by Sime Darby Property Development (formerly known as Guthrie Property Development), and started launching in November 2004.
Most of the residential developments in Denai Alam are double-storey linked houses. It includes Ivy Terrace, Clover Park, Nerida, Opulenia, Nerida 2, Verdania, The Serista, and The Lestaria.
Since the ‘Denai’ in Denai Alam is served as dedicated path for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles, it is safe to have some outdoor activities here such as jogging and cycle paths. There are also playgrounds, parkland, water features and landscaped walkways provided within Denai Alam.
Other than that, Denai Alam is conveniently located closing to the amenities such as Sekolah Seri Cahaya, Tesco, Giant, clinics, and shops. Besides, there are several golf clubs at the nearby area, which are Sultan Abdul Aziz Golf Club, Monterez Golf Club, Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara and Guthrie Golf Academy to be one of the destinations and entertainments for the families during weekend.
Denai Alam is located only 5 km away from Bukit Jelutong and 6 km away from the Kota Damansara. It can be accessible easily via some major highways namely Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Shah Alam Expressway and so on. With these highway networks, you can access to the major population centers in Klang Valley easily. For example, the NKVE can be used for bringing you to Mutiara Damansara and Mont Kiara directly.
The ‘Denai’ concept used in the development of Denai Alam has won it an award of 2003 Planning Innovation Award by the Malaysian Institute of Planners. The main purpose of this concept is to hark back the Kampung-style living, which emphasizes the communal living among the citizens.
The ‘Denai’ is created for the ease of traveling among the neighborhoods within the area of Denai Alam. In spite of creating the Kampung living style, houses and facilities within this neighborhood are all with modern trappings. Hence, Denai Alam is definitely a good place for one to stay harmony with family and neighbors, since it encourages the communal interaction.
Denai Alam is a new development area and has a population of approximately 1,000 residents only. Besides, there is currently no public transport to be accessed within this township unless at the nearby suburb which is Bukit Subang. There are RapidKL buses with the route of Subang Perdana accessible there.
However, it is expected the population of Denai Alam will increase to 35,000, and more amenities will be built within this area. For example, mosque, police station, fire station, two community halls, primary schools and secondary schools will be built when the development is totally completed.