Mont Kiara

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Mont'Kiara
满家乐
Township
A condominium in Mont Kiara
A condominium in Mont Kiara
Mont'Kiara满家乐 is located in Malaysia
Mont'Kiara满家乐
Mont'Kiara
满家乐
Location within Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°10′15″N 101°39′14″E / 3.17083°N 101.65389°E / 3.17083; 101.65389Coordinates: 3°10′15″N 101°39′14″E / 3.17083°N 101.65389°E / 3.17083; 101.65389
Country Malaysia
State Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Constituency Segambut
Government
 • Local Authority Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
 • Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
Postcode 50480, rarely 51200
Dialling code +603-20, +603-62
Police Brickfields, Sentul, Dang Wangi
Fire Sri Hartamas, Jinjang

Mont Kiara (Chinese: 满家乐) is an affluent township northwest of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the constituency of Segambut. The township consists mainly of residential condominiums and office complexes. It is located in the heart of Klang Valley, roughly halfway between Kepong and downtown Kuala Lumpur and adjacent to Sri Hartamas. Mont Kiara commercial projects include 1 Mont Kiara, Plaza Mont Kiara, Seni Mont Kiara, Solaris Mont Kiara and Solaris Dutamas. Mont Kiara is a 15-minute drive to either Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya or downtown Kuala Lumpur. Taman Tun Dr. Ismail is a 10-minute drive away using Sprint Expressway.

Plaza Mont Kiara[edit]

Plaza Mont Kiara Bazaar

Plaza Mont Kiara is a resort office-retail complex in Mont Kiara that attracts a high number of expatriates, representing more than 30 nationalities; particularly the Japanese, Koreans and Singaporeans, who comprise almost half the total residential population[citation needed].

Plaza Mont Kiara organizes the Mont Kiara Funday "Arts, Bric-a-Brac & Crafts" (ABC) Market launched in March 2000, showcasing 100 exhibitor stalls spread over a 38,000 sq ft (3,500 m2) fountain courtyard in its plaza. The ABC Market epitomises the "Made-in-Asia" dream featuring an amalgam of culture, arts and crafts where there are antiques, books, vintage apparel, clothing, household decorative items, educational toys, children wears, crafts, jewellery, bags and shoes, potted plants, fruits, and Asian food. The daytime market is held on Sundays. The ABC Market attracts at least 3,000 people throughout the day. Operated by Sunrise Berhad,[1] it serves mainly to promote Malaysian arts and crafts to the public. Over the years the market has become part of the lifestyle of residents in Plaza Mont Kiara. A night market called Fiesta Nite at Plaza Mont Kiara is held at the fountain courtyard every Thursday.

Education[edit]

The area is served by two international schools, the British Garden International School,[2] and the American Mont'Kiara International School. The French school of Kuala Lumpur, Lycée Français Kuala Lumpur (LFKL), is within 3 km at the dead end of Jalan Dutamas Raya opposite Anggun Puri.

Accessibility[edit]

Car[edit]

Mont Kiara is located right next to the intersection of four expressways - New Klang Valley Expressway E1, North–South Expressway Northern Route E1, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) E33 and Sprint Expressway E23. The Jalan Duta toll plaza, the beginning of the northern sector of PLUS Expressway, is located just outside the northern end of Mont Kiara. The DUKE expressway connects Mont' Kiara to either Ampang, Ulu Klang or Gombak, which interchanges with the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 28 and East Coast Expressway E8. The Kerinchi Link, part of the Sprint network, enables motorists travelling from Mont Kiara or Kepong to reach the industrial city of Petaling Jaya while bypassing downtown Kuala Lumpur completely.

Public transport[edit]

The nearest rail station to Mont Kiara is the  KA05  Segambut Komuter station, about 10-15 minutes' drive away. RapidKL bus route 190 (formerly U7) links Mont Kiara to Segambut KTM Komuter station.

Politics[edit]

Mont Kiara is part of the Segambut constituency of the Dewan Rakyat in the Malaysian Parliament. The current representative is Lim Lip Eng of the Democratic Action Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiesta Nite Market". Plaza Mont'Kiara. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ A guide to schools abroad that offer a British curriculum, Education Guardian, 12 December 2006

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