Desarina is a low density condominium nestled in the serene Taman Desa enclave. It is a project revived by Syarikat Perumahan Negara after it was abandoned by Mega Sakti in 1997. It consist of only 100 units located in 2 low-rise and 1 high-rise blocks.
Each low rise unit at Desarina is built with a 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms layout. In the high rise block built-up range from 450 sf up to 2,500 sf. Full condominium facilities are provided including gym, swimming pool and tennis court.
Desarina is strategically located next to OBD Garden Tower and just 500m away from Taman Desa’s CBD. A bus stop is just a few steps away, and a few schools are located nearby, namely SMK Taman Desa, SRA Darul Ulum, SK Taman Desa and SMK Desa Perdana. In addition, there is also Japanese International School located within close proximity from Desarina. It is near to Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens for shopping and leisure.
Accessibility wise, Desarina is reachable via Jalan Klang Lama and East-West Link Expressway. In addition, it is also near to the access to Federal Highway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Penchala Link. It is just 15 minutes drive to KL city centre (via Smart Tunnel) and 10 minutes drive to MidValley City. As for public transportation, Desarina is near to Seputeh (which is just about 1km away) and MidValley KTM Komuter Stations, as well as Abdullah Hukum RapidKL LRT Station.
Desarina is a fully rehabilitated condominium by Syarikat Perumahan Negara. It was initially abandoned for about a decade with 80% completion after construction started in 1994. Problems arose as its developer Mega Sakti and together with the main contractor NCK Perumahan were in liquidation. And the developer’s holding company Pembinaan Kien Sinar also folded.
Fortunately, an agreement was reached with Syarikat Perumahan Negara to be the main contractor to support the rehabilitation of the project as well as fund a substantial amount of its construction cost. Desarina was fully restored and completed in 2011.
Desarina is a nice place to stay due to its close proximity to the city centre and established business areas such as Bangsar, Mid Valley City and KL Sentral. Being next to OBD Garden Tower, quite a number of Japanese expatriates have lived in OBD condominium for many years, as it is near to their international school and Japanese Club of Kuala Lumpur.
Hopefully, the number of the expatriates will increase further, allowing owners to earn higher yield from these tenants. Desarina Condominium is a very quiet place being away from school and Seremban Highway @ eg Tiara Faber Condo which experiences noise pollution.