Thursday, September 29, 2005

Mont Kiara

So I completed the moving in to the new place in Mont Kiara. It's a nice area and looks safe for family living. Close to my daugther's school - within walking distance. The only downside is a lot of construction works are still going on. Petronas Twin Towers is the view from my unit, but it may last only for the next two years as there is a new condominium complex being constructed right on the way.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mont Kiara, is a northern suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is strategically located at the heart of Klang Valley. Mont Kiara is only a 15-minute drive to either Petaling Jaya or downtown Kuala Lumpur. Taman Tun Dr. Ismail is only 5 to 10 minutes drive via the Penchala Link tunnel on Sprint Expressway.

Mont Kiara is an extremely successful global condominium township with full broadband services for residential and business users - a first in Malaysia. Complemented by a resort office-retail complex, the strategically located Mont Kiara enclave in Bukit Kiara attracts a high expatriate population, representing more than 30 nationalities and particularly the Japanese and Korean who comprise almost half the total residential population. Mont Kiara, an area known for its large number of Korean expatriates, has recently seen a huge increase of Korean restaurants, retailers and groceries stores around the township area.

Mont Kiara is also close to an equestrian club, a golf club, a stadium, business centres with banking and other facilities, as well as a Japanese school about 15 minutes’ drive away.

Educational Institution

Served by two international schools, (American (Mont'Kiara International School), and British (Garden International School)).


At Plaza Mont Kiara for Mont Kiara Funday (Sunday) 'Arts, Bric-a-Brac & Crafts' (ABC) Market launched in March 2000, showcases 100 exhibitor stalls spread over a 38,000 sq ft fountain courtyard in Plaza Mont Kiara. An innovative concept in its own right, the ABC Market epitomises the 'Made-in-Asia' dream featuring an amalgam of culture, arts and crafts where you can find antiques, books, vintage apparel, clothing, household decorative items, educational toys, children wears, crafts, jewellery, bags and shoes, potted plants, fruits, great asian food and lots more.

The daytime market is held every Sunday and has a most appealing open-air retail character. Shopping environment is made cooler with the jolly green shade sails and misty fans.

The ABC Market attracts a motley crowd of at least 3,000 people throughout the day. Operated by Sunrise Berhad, it serves mainly to promote Malaysian arts and crafts to the public, as well as provide an avenue for households to clear their collections, entrepreneurs to sell popular items and motor traders to hold their snazzy car exhibitions. Over the years the market has carved its niche as an integral part of the lifestyle in Plaza Mont'Kiara.

Night market called Fiesta Nite (Pasar Malam) at Plaza Mont Kiara delights crowds at the fountain courtyard every Thursday (6pm-10pm) night with something for everyone.

Throngs of after-six office workers from Plaza Mont Kiara and Desa Sri Hartamas as well as residents from the surrounding condominiums and nearby housing estates make their way to the market to walk, chit chat and shop around the courtyard for dinner.

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