KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTRE (KLCC)
Known as ‘The City Within A City’, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is the pride and joy of Malaysia. It is conveniently located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur where the city is always abuzz with activities – be it night or day. The lights in the city burn around the clock, as KLCC is the focal point for tourist attractions and commercial, entertainment and business districts within the spaces of its many landmarks, shopping malls, office buildings and hotels that suit every class of society.
Accessibility and Transportation
The city was designed in such a way as to ease its entry as much as possible, for both tourist and residents of Kuala Lumpur and its neighbouring areas. Plenty of public transportation options are available – connecting the city to many areas around Kuala Lumpur and suburbs via train, buses and taxis. There is a train station located directly within KLCC by the Kelana Jaya Line – the KLCC LRT Station - making it the most convenient access into the city. The same station also serve as a bus hub for RapidKL, the largest bus network in Kuala Lumpur, and a dedicated taxi stand with a coupon system for easy payment.
Those with cars can enjoy the ease of AKLEH (Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway) which links Ampang and a major region of Klang Valley straight into KLCC’s basement parking. Other main road access points include the SMART Highway, Putrajaya-KL Highway, MEX Highway (Maju Expressway) and Jalan Sultan Ismail, to name but a few. Of course, as the city is filled with all sorts of attractions, some would prefer to walk and take in the scenery on foot. The KLCC-Bukit Bintang elevated walkway was built for exactly that purpose, providing a direct and safe passage between KLCC and Pavilion (one of the major shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur) that is protected from the elements of nature, with a number of convenient exit points throughout the walkway.
Amenities and Facilities
Being the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Centre is filled with awe-inspiring and breath-taking landmarks, and the most prominent one being the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers – being the tallest twin towers in the world. The city is also famous for its iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower, known for its revolving restaurant and captivating view of the entire Kuala Lumpur. Other popular attractions include Petaling Street (also known as China Town), Little India, Aquaria KLCC, Central Market and plenty of shopping malls – enough to satisfy any shopaholics.
This busy city never sleeps, and its populations can always occupy themselves with plenty of nightlife activities – be it for food, entertainment or simply sight-seeing, as the city ‘fully blooms’ with millions of lights in the absence of sunlight. One can find no shortage of food, as there are plenty of ‘mamaks’ that are open for 24 hours, food stalls with every sort of delicacy, and of course the thousands of restaurants with various culinary options. For the lively ones, there are dozens of bars and clubs along Changkat, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Doraisamy and Jalan P.Ramlee that turn the streets alive with its merry atmosphere.
For the travellers that are passing by, or simply for a weekend get-away, Kuala Lumpur City Centre is dotted with hotels that will suit every budget. Most hotels are merely a stone’s throw away from the heart of the city – the closest and luxurious being the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Trader’s Hotel, Grand Hyatt Hotel and Impiana Hotel, as they are within the vicinity of KLCC Petronas Twin Towers.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre is truly a city of wonder, constantly providing new excitement with its endless development and constructions. Owing to its many perks and advantages, properties in KLCC are some of the most sought after in Kuala Lumpur – by the expatriates and locals alike –even though they’re well-known for their high price.