TTDI RA to object proposed office building at kindergarten site

PETALING JAYA (Feb 14): The Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents’ Association (TTDI RA) said it is  “categorically and firmly objecting to the proposed change in land use of a residential plot for the development of new office buildings at Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1 in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur.

 A kindergarten is currently operating on the residential site.

The RA said in a circular to its members today that the addition of a commercial building in a residential area will cause more traffic congestion in the area.

“The project attempts to convert a residential property into commercial. The quality of life in this residential area as we know now will deteriorate.

“That piece of property must be maintained as a residential land and we must prevent DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur or KL City Hall) from changing the status of the land use,” said the RA in the circular. 

The TTDI RA will be setting up a collection desk next Saturday (Feb 24) from 9am to 4pm at the main gate of Tadika Diyana for residents to submit their objection letters to DBKL to object the proposed office building and change of land use. The letter template can be downloaded here.

A DBKL notice board outside Tadika Diyana states that it has received applications to change the land use from residential to commercial for a proposed development of two seven-storey office buildings with basement parking. has reached out to the kindergarten for comment but the spokesperson was away. The notice board stated that the deadline for written objections to the proposed development is Feb 28, 2018.

Printed on the board were two website links where the public can go to check on the status of the proposed development. They can visit and to check on the application status of the proposed development.

A quick check by found that the former link does not load (as of this afternoon) while the development application checking system could not be accessed “until a date to be announced soon due to maintenance”.

According to TTDI RA vice-president Clinton Ang, the dismissal of the stay application for the proposed development in Taman Rimba Kiara has not dampened the residents’ spirits from objecting other proposed developments in TTDI.

“In fact, we feel that we now — more than ever — need to be vigilant and to keep up the pressure to put an end to all these developments on pockets of land that were not supposed to be developed at all in the first place!” he told

Ang added that there are other proposed property projects in TTDI, including a land parcel next to the longhouse community where DBKL has approved three condominium blocks to be developed by Sime Darby Property Bhd.

“We have also come to know that there has been a request to remove a Gas Malaysia storage tank along Jalan Athinahapan that serves current houses and condominiums nearby.

“That gas storage tank sits on a vacant piece of land about one acre. Sources have informed us that this risk being developed as well — whereas that piece of land has already been designated as public open space,” he added.

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