The Istara is a leasehold condominium that is located off Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya. It is located just beside the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital and National Institute of Ophthalmology. There are 4 blocks of high storey towers and the units are approximately 1,300 sq ft each, featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Istara’s facilities include gymnasium, swimming pool, squash court, library, launderette, playroom, convenience store, and reflexology walkway.
The Istara is surrounded by numerous amenities, including shopping malls, supermarkets, banks, schools, colleges, Government offices, recreation parks and many more. Most of these amenities are within a short walk.
There are several schools in the area such as German International School, SMK Bukit Bintang, SK Sri Petaling, and SMK Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Higher learning institutions within a 10-minute drive include City University of Science and Technology, Stamford College, PJ Community College, Rima College Petaling Jaya and Saito College.
As for malls, The Istara’s residents can choose from Amcorp Mall, Jaya Shopping Centre, Digital Mall, Jaya 33, Jaya One, and Mid Valley Megamall – all available within a 10-minute drive. More options are available within a 20-minute drive radius, including Tropicana City Mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, IKEA, Ikano Power Centre, and Paradigm Mall.
Kompleks Sukan Astaka is just 1 minute’s drive, while Taman Jaya recreation park is just 6 minutes’ drive from The Istara. The Istara is accessible via Federal Highway, Jalan Utara, SPRINT Highway and New Pantai Expressway (NPE). Additionally, the Asia Jaya RapidKL LRT station is about 7 minutes’ walk away, and there are plenty of buses and taxis that frequent Jalan Utara.
The Istara is located close to Millennium Square, Menara Jaya and PJ8. It is popular with expatriates and working professionals as it is surrounded by many commercial centres and close to all daily conveniences. The Istara is well maintained, and the area might get rather busy, especially during rush hours.
There are several hotels close to The Istara, including Armada Hotel, Hilton Petaling Jaya, and Hotel Singgahsana. The Istara is close to several areas, including Bukit Gasing, Bangsar, Bandar Sunway, and many parts of central Petaling Jaya.
Area Petaling Jaya
Built-up 1,300 sq ft
No. of Blocks 4
Amenities Kindergarten, schools, colleges, international schools, medical centre, hospitals, learning centres, banks, cafes, restaurants, fast food joints, hypermarkets, petrol stations, shopping malls, convenience stores, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices, police stations, clinics, hospitals, hotels, mosques, temples, churches, commercial centres, recreation park, rapidkl lrt staion, highways, expressway, government offices, eye hospital, sports complex
• Swimming pool
• Squash court
• Convenience store
• Reflexology walkway
• Covered parking
• 24-hour security, with CCTV surveillance