Desa Tun Hussein Onn

Desa Tun Hussein Onn is the Malaysian Armed Forces residential area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This special residential area is located near Setiawangsa in the south and Wangsa Maju in the north.


The special residential area was formerly part of Hawthornden Estate, which contained rubber plantations on previous mining land. It was developed into a housing estate specifically for the armed forces in 1990. It was named after Tun Hussein Onn, Third Malaysian Prime Minister.

The Desa Tun Hussein Onn housing development project built 2,016 units of flats, mostlty for officers of lower rank, and this helped in a large way to satisfy the urgent housing requirements for the armed forces at the time.


The roads were named after soldiers who died fighting against the Malayan Communist Party during Communist insurgency in Malaysia (1968–89) in Malaya and who were conferred the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), an award given to those who show extraordinary courage.[1]

List of roads

Residental areas



  1. Mariana Isa, Maganjeet Kaur (2015). Kuala Lumpur Street Names, A Guide to Their Meanings & Histories. Kuala Lumpur: Marshall Cavendish Editions. p. 27. ISBN 978-981-4561-54-9.

Coordinates: 3°10′54″N 101°44′02″E / 3.181561°N 101.733925°E / 3.181561; 101.733925

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