Ukay Heights is an affluent neighborhood in Ampang district. The area comprises of bungalows and few condominiums. Condominiums nestled in this vicinity include Ukay Bayu, Puncak Ukay and Dataran Ukay. There are mixed residents lived in the area including high-level executives and expatriates.
Ukay Heights enclave is surrounded by several amenities despite its uphill location. Just within 1 km radius, there are several rows of shop lots in Ampang Jaya. Besides that, it is nearby Ampang Point Shopping Centre that houses Giant Supermarket, Popular Bookstore, Royal Departmental Store, Ampang Bowling Centre and several other stores to fulfil residents’ needs. Moreover, there are plenty of amenities in the surroundings, including the likes of Nandos, Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant, Secret Recipe, Sushi King, Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa and My Mom’s Chicken Rice to name a few.
In addition, most local banks have their branch in the area of Ukay Heights, namely Maybank, RHB, CIMB, AmBank and Hong Leong Bank. In terms of education centre, the area is also nearby to International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Mutiara International School, SJK Stella maris, SJK Kuala Ampang and SMK Ulu Kelang. There is also Darul Ehsan Golf Club located in Taman TAR, just 5 minutes away. It is accessible from Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). It is nearby to MRR2 and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) that lead towards Bukit Jalil and Sungai Buloh, and the city center respectively. Ampang LRT station is also few kilometres away from the neighborhood.
Ukay Heights is favored because of its location, which is nearby plenty of amenities and also just few kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. In spite of its location nearby the bustling city centre, the area is heavenly quite and cool being on the uphill in Ampang. It is also surrounded by lush greenery.
There is a huge Chinese cemetery located in between of Ukay Heights and ISKL. As it is located on the west side of the neighborhood, it is an eye-sore for the bungalow residents neighboring the cemetery.
There are series of landslides occurred nearby the area of Ukay Heights. These include the tragedy of Highland Towers, which one of the blocks collapsed in 1993 that killed 48 people. Other incidents were a bungalow collapsed in Taman Hillview in 2002, Kampung Pasir landslide in 2006, and Bukit Antarabangsa landslide in 2008. There are also reports and rumors saying that the soil in the area (including Ukay Heights) is not stable and dangerous for living.