The Titiwangsa Range, also known as the “Banjaran Besar” in the Malay language, is a chain of mountains that runs from the north of the Thailand border down to the southeast portion of the Malaysian peninsula.
Just like how the Titiwangsa Range serves as the geographical backbone of Malaysia, so does the constituency of Titiwangsa forms the backbone of the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur.
Here are some of the compelling reasons why this particular constituency should be the focal point of your next property investment journey.
1. Titiwangsa Lake Gardens
There is little doubt that the highlight of the Titiwangsa constituency is its proximity to the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens.
At 95 hectares, the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is one of the few rare green sites within the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The gardens provide a unique blend of both natural and cosmopolitan flavour. Plenty of coconut and banyan trees provide shade while the city skyline in the distance serves as a backdrop for landscape and wedding photographers.
Half of the area is covered by a lake left over from mining activities during the British colonial period. From its industrial past, the area has been transformed into the go-to place for fitness enthusiasts and familial leisure activities, with facilities such as jogging tracks, cycling tracks, kayaking, horse riding facilities, radio-controlled car-racing, and much more.
2. The Palace of Culture
The Palace of Culture, more commonly known as “Istana Budaya,” sits at a corner of the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens. As the name suggests, it is one of Malaysia’s main venue for all types of cultural and theatre work, including operas and classical concerts.
With 1,412 hall seats and box seats, it is one of the most luxurious and grandest theatres available in Malaysia. Located next to it is the National Art Gallery, home to many intricate visual art pieces made by locals..
What may come as a surprise to most people is, while the palace started its construction in 1995 and was completed in 1999, the idea and proposal for the theatre started back in 1964, costing a whopping total RM210 million to construct.
Now, it is the home to the Residence Artists group, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra Traditional Malaysia, some of the pillars of art and culture in the country. Not to mention, the building’s unique design is now prized as an exemplary case study of architectural work for both local and foreign architects-in-training.
3. Strategic Location
It seems that the name “Titiwangsa” has deep connotations in geography, as the constituency is well located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proximity to the district of Chow Kit gives residents easy access to the famous Chow Kit traditional market, which is tightly packed with stalls selling a variety of produce, clothing, and home goods.
If traditional goods do not strike your fancy, there are contemporary malls like Sunway Putra Malls and the Quill City Mall that offer mainstream fashion and chain dining. Unassuming eateries nearby serve local fares like noodles and roasted meats.
On the other side of the Titiwangsa lake lies the Malaysian Police Training Centre, or PULAPOL, one of the oldest training institutions for the Royal Malaysia Police force. With so many officers entering and leaving the district, safety won’t be an issue in this neighbourhood.
4. Healthcare and Education
Titiwangsa is also well served by the following healthcare providers:
- Damai Service Hospital HQ
- KL Hospital
- KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital
- KPJ Tawakkal KL Specialist Hospital
- Lourdes Medical Centre
- Pintu A MRT Hospital KL
- Sentul Medical Centre
- National Heart Institute
The district is also well equipped with educational institutions such as Chiao Nan Primary School, Maxwell School, SJK (C) Sentul KL, SMK Sentul Utama, and Wesley Methodist School KL (International).
Here you can find several institutions of higher learning such as Binary College, Perdana University Clinical Centre, President College, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Fakulti Sains Kesihatan Kampus KL, and Universiti Utara Malaysia Kampus KL.
The strategic location of Titiwangsa could not be any less understated. Not only is it a stone’s throw away from the city centre, a diverse set of facilities and amenities available within mere kilometres. However, if you wish to leave the district, Titiwangsa located is right alongside the “original” Middle Ring Road of Jalan Tun Razak. Public transport is easy, thanks to the Titiwangsa LRT and Monorail station.
Property buyers will be hard-pressed to find a district just as dynamic as Titiwangsa.
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