Tucked within the clandestine of Ulu Klang, Gombak is the pleasant neighborhood of Taman Melawati. Approximately 40 odd years ago, around 1970, a huge scale of this land was owned by the Hawthornton Estate managed by the historical Wong Loke Yew.
Fast forward to our current era and you have the bustling neighborhood Taman Melawati. Commonly dubbed the “Hollywood” of Malaysia due to all the local celebrities and politicians one may bump into when in the area, as many of Malaysia’s most famous reside in here.
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Let’s see what the hype is all about as we share why Taman Melawati is gaining so much traction in the stations.
1. Prime Location & Accessibility of Transportation
Taman Melawati is a prime choice for many who commute to the city centre for work via their own vehicles or public transportation.
It is strategically located in the developed area of Melawati and the nearby Wangsa Maju vicinity that has swift accessibility to reach the Kuala Lumpur city centre via Jalan Ampang, Ampang Hulu Klang Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Genting Klang-Pahang Highway, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).
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There are 3 nearby LRT stations which are LRT Station Gombak, LRT Station Taman Melati & LRT Station Wangsa Maju.
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The DUKE Highway links residents to Damansara in approximately 15 minutes. There are also options of the MRRII Highway & SUKE Highway to travel to Bukit Jalil or areas north or south respectively.
Other network of highways linked to this area are the Genting Klang – Pahang Highway and the AKLEH Highway.
2. Entertainment & Recreational Activities
Besides being a transportation transit, Taman Melawati is filled with activities for everyone. Amongst activities available for the family include visiting the National Zoo.
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Home to a total of over 5137 specimens, the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish make up a diverse range of 476 species.
Highlights include viewing Pandas from China with tickets priced at RM16 & RM43 for children and adults respectively.
The neighbourhood is also studded with quite a few popular malls such as the Melawati Mall, Wangsa Walk & KL Festival Mall.
For the more serious retail shopper, the Genting Premium Outlet is also less than an hour away via the Genting Klang- Pahang Highway.
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If all the above still does not suffice, one may simply head to KL City for the usual go to locations like KLCC or Pavilion.
Away from the air conditioning and branded goods, there are many hidden gems for those that are one with the outdoors.
Hiking trails and relics of nature await the willing explorer such as conquering the peak of Bukit Tabur & escaping with nature within the Ampang Forest Reserve.
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Locals would also frequent the popular local waterfall called the ‘Sofea Jane’ waterfall located in Batu Asah. If you’ve already spent your weekends hiking in all the trails.
This includes dipping in the heavenly bodies of water in the streams of the Klang Gates Dam (also known as the Bukit Tabur Dam) then we have another suggestion for you.
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Around Kampung Kemensah, lies the steadfast providers of the rugged ATV! Not only will these guys provide you with an all terrain dominating vehicle, they’ll hook you up with the route (and intensity) that meets your adventure level. All in all, we think you’ll find plenty to do in your weekends here.
3. Future of Education
Gombak is home to many prestigious academic institutions. Some of these educational facilities include the internationally acclaimed International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), Tuanku Abdul Rahman University College and Consist College.
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Besides adults, there are many reputable places to send the little ones for a healthy head start on their path to education.
These range from R.E.A.L Kids, Krista, the Falahiah Islam Kindergarten and Little Caliphs. We trust that you will find a kindergarten suitable for your child in this well covered area.
4. Endless Amenities
Conveniences and amenities are essential to the lifestyle of any resident, be it that of a family or a bachelor. In this department, Taman Melawati also provides its residents with convenient access to public amenities and township facilities with banks galore, eateries, fast food chains, and hospitals all ready to service the commune.
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We can safely say you can cross off any errand off of your list within the borders of Taman Melawati. For your medical needs, you can set check in at the Damai Service Hospital or the Columbia Asia Hospital.
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However, if you prefer a government facility, the Ampang Hospital is about half an hour away. The National Heart Institute is also within a 20 minute drive.
5. Focal point for Real Estate Investment
Besides homeowners, Taman Melawati is arguably one of the focal points for real estate investors in Klang Valley. It comes as no surprise as to why Taman Melawati has frequently charted high amounts of transactions.
An irresistible catalogue of investment picks are available with a wide spectrum of property prices ranging from RM645,000 to RM1,430,000 (based on data from 2017 to 2018). Match that with a central location & sound business development, we definitely foresee more potential for lucrative investments in Taman Melawati.