Kuala Lumpur City Centre

 

 

        

 

KUALA  LUMPUR CITY CENTER

 

Kuala Lumpur City Centre refers to the commercial centre located in the heart of the city that includes the Petronas Twin Towers, the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, a park, a 5-star hotel and prime office blocks.

Strategically located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, which gives rise to its name, KLCC and the areas around it are some of the main destinations for shopping, clubbing and business for both locals and internationals.

KLCC is located within the Ampang Hilir district, which is itself a prime residential and commercial area that fetches a high value in real estate. Even its history is filled with richness;

Ampang Hilir is where most of the embassies from countries such as America, the United Kingdom, France and China are located, along with a high number of expatriates living in the area.

In terms of shopping, KLCC is an extremely popular area for high-class fashion and upmarket items. Many international restaurants and cafes also carpet the area, a testament to its international community.

Built on 1 January 1992 until 31 December 1994, the Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world from 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2004. Currently, it still holds the record for the tallest twin buildings in the world. It is the headquarters of Petronas, a Fortune 100 state owned oil company and also the largest company in South East Asia.

The towers and the mall below it was designed by Argentinian born architect César Pelli. Construction started in 1991 and completed 7 years after, in midst of Asian Financial Crisis and Reformasi movement. Due to the soil conditions on the tower, the buildings were built on one of the deepest foundations in the world.

The 88-storey towers were built using mostly reinforced concrete, with steel-and-glass facade to resemble Islamic motifs, a religion followed by the majority of Malaysia. The cross section of the tower resembles Rub el Hizb, further solidifies the Islamic motif in the tower design.

Menara Exxon Mobil was built on 1 January 1997 and it is the headquarters of the Malaysian subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, one of the largest listed company in the world.

The 126 m (413 ft), 30-storey tower is a rectangular shaped building, with a virtually column free interior. For aesthetics, the north and south elevations are set-back at level 5, while the north elevation facing the public park is further set-back at levels 22 and 26

Public transport

Public transport is abundant in the area as it is being served by Kelana Jaya Line through KLCC LRT station. It is also a bus hub for RapidKL bus network, the largest public transport operator in Kuala Lumpur.

A dedicated taxi stand, which utilized the coupon system, is available at the shopping mall entrance. Patrons who do not wish to use the system has the option to walk up to taxi stand which is situated on the main road.

Road network

Although the area is bordered by 5 main roads, main road access is through Jalan AmpangJalan Sultan Ismail and Ampang - Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway. AKLEH access is quite unique in the sense that the highway has direct tunnel access to the area's underground parking garage will the other road access has drop off point as well as parking garage access.

KLCC also has built an underground tunnel to connect the area to Jalan Ampang directly.

Other access

The developer has spent RM30 million to build an elevated, air-condition walkway from the KLCC to Bukit Bintang.

Utility

District cooling for the entire area is provided by KLCC Cooling, which is situated in Lot 40. The cooling was done via gas-powered turbine generator. This district cooling concept is the first implementation in Malaysia.

Nearest International Schools  

Alice Smith primary school (Jalan Belamy) : 6.7km from KLCC Twin Towers. 

ISKL (Secondary School) Taman TAR : 5.6km from KLCC Twin Towers.

Popular Developments : 

Condominiums : The Oval, The Pearl, Park Seven, The Binjai (formerly known as Binjai On The Park), Residensi Kia Peng, The Avare, The Troika, K Residence, Pavilion Residence, St Mary Residence, Dua Residency, Stonor Park, etc. 

Houses : Stand Alone Bungalow at Jalan Damai, Jalan Gurney, Ampang Hilir area. 

 

 

 

 

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