KUALA Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) is an exclusive urban centre built around Malaysia 's largest transit hub, offering global connectivity, good investment opportunities, business convenience and an international lifestyle. Its infrastructure supports five rail networks the exclusive KLIA Express Rail Link, KLIA Transit, Putra LRT, KTM Komuter and KTM intercity services.
BLUEPRINT. Phased until 2012, KL Sentral is a world class hub valued at RM5 billion. Taking on the concept of live, work and play, the centre comprises Stesen Sentral, corporate office towers and business suites, five star international hotels, luxury condominiums, a retail mail and services apartments, and an international entertainment and exhibition centre.
The opening of The Hilton and Le Meridien hotels in September and October 2004 respectively has propelled KL to a new dimension,providing a myriad of prestigious lifestyle amenities at an international level.
The Hilton KL is the only five star hotel in the country to date to have all its 510 guest rooms equipped with the latest 42 inch plasma televisions.
INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE. Adding soon to the new prestige of KL Sentral will be the Clubhouse. It will cater to the residents and business community of KL Sentral. With a gross floor area of 180,000 square feet, the blueprint of this facility is a futuristic six storey structure which will house an international fitness centre, exclusive spa, food court, outdoor specialty coffee operators, alfresco dining outlets and retail shops.
KL Sentral is also building a I 00,000 square feet lifestyle centre and a one million square feet retail mall to complement the facilities provided by The Hilton and Le Meridien.
Safety is a high priority of the management of KL Sentral, so it's not surprising that the management has invested in state of the art closed circuit televisions.
FUTURE DIRECTION. KL Sentral was recently awarded the Cyber centre status by Multimedia Development Corporation. With the status, Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) companies based within KL Sentral will enjoy the same advantages and benefits as companies based in Cyberjaya and Penang Cybercity.
As an MSC Cybercentre, it is imperative that KL Sentral provides a conducive business environment for MSC companies in general to prosper. It will continue to attract blue chip investors and small scale entrepreneurs looking for a more convenient place to do business.
Besides this, the management is positioning KL Sentral for the development of niche creative content or new media clusters.
KL Sentral will also co operate and support to provide a showcase area and incubation facilities to local startups and small and medium sized enterprises to begin their business ventures. Soon, it will also provide a package that includes funds, marketing efforts, accommodation, research and development and other assistance for these outfits to further grow and compete on a global scale.
Presently, KL Sentral is home to a number of IT companies, including Radius ED, Axis Technologies and Mimos.