Sitting on what used to be a rubber plantation estate, Mont Kiara is one of the best addresses to have in Kuala Lumpur. The town is perfect for urban dwellers who prefer to live in calmness, without disconnecting to the city centre. For this very reason, it is also a haven of expatriates. From its lush environment to its bevy of places to eat, we explore the reasons why you should live in Mont Kiara.
1. To live in Mont Kiara is to embrace nature.
When in Mont Kiara, the sight of lush trees greets you everywhere you go. The greenery truly adds to environment’s quiet sense of luxury. We’re not sure if the fact that the Forestry Assets office is based there has anything to do with this! But one thing’s for sure: no one can deny the utopian feel that a green environment gives to its inhabitants.
2. It is highly connected to other major districts.
Mont Kiara is a strategic location to live in as a resident is never disconnected from the rest of Malaysia. The town links to the heart of Kuala Lumpur and other major cities via the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the Penchala Link, the Sprint Highway and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE). It is also 7 minutes’s drive away from KL Sentral, the hub of public transports such as LRT, Monorail and the MRT. Living in this neighbourhood only means that one can tune in and out of the city bustle at will!
3. The area has a great network of schools.
Located in Mont Kiara are three renowned international schools: Mont’Kiara International School, Garden International School and the French School of Kuala Lumpur. For this reason, the area is a popular destination among expatriates. This area is a great place to settle in if you love the idea of learning and exchanging cultures.
4. Great places to eat and drink are plenty.
There are so many restaurants, cafes, and bars to try out in the vicinity. Whether an alfresco cafe at Plaza Damas, an Italian restaurant at Solaris Mont Kiara or a speakeasy bar at Publika, there are always an options to consider. Feeling a little more adventurous: check out the restaurants lining Jalan Kiara.
5. Great shopping destinations are a drive away.
Whether looking to restock your groceries or get new home decorations, there are many shopping stops to visit in Mont Kiara. Both 1 Mont Kiara and Plaza Mont Kiara are located opposite each other on Jalan Kiara. Publika, Solaris Dutamas and Hartamas Shopping Centre, meanwhile, are only a stone’s throw from each other.
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