One of the biggest attractions of city centre living is the dynamic lifestyle and convenience it brings. In fact, experts have said that city living can be more efficient and sustainable in many ways, allowing for better utilisation of infrastructure and, potentially, even lower energy consumption.
Then there is how culture and communities play out in urban cities. For Kuala Lumpur, being in the epicentre of a melting pot of cultural influences presents an opportunity for a colourful immersion, not to mention the fostering of a rich social community as part of your living experience.
Take the neighbourhood around 8 Conlay for example, with its location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in close proximity to commercial, entertainment, cultural and also nature spots.
An integrated development situated on the prestigious Jalan Conlay, 8 Conlay sits just at the edge of the city centre’s most lively district, Bukit Bintang. Apart from shopping, lifestyle and entertainment options, its surrounding areas are steeped in history – with the manifestations of Kuala Lumpur’s birth and growth found like proverbial easter eggs all over the city.
They form an amalgamated city scene that interweaves past and present together in new ways that only a thriving and evolving metropolitan can, formed through preservation, reinterpretation and renewal.
Here’s a glimpse of what living in a prime location such as 8 Conlay offers at close reach:
Golf – 1.2km away
It is incredibly rare to find a golf course in the city centre, let alone one as historic and illustrious as the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC). The 130 years old course doubles as a green lung for the city, with Kuala Lumpur’s landmark skyscrapers providing a truly unique experience as you tee off. Not a golfer? You may enjoy tennis, swimming or dining at one of several cafes and restaurants at the clubhouse, including the popular 1893 Modesto’s.
Culture & heritage – 200m away
Right next door to 8 Conlay is where one of Malaysia’s foremost heritage organisations call home, the Badan Warisan Malaysia. Founded by passionate Malaysians to advocate for heritage issues and preserve our rich cultural offerings, the Heritage Centre also houses the beautiful Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman – a surviving traditional Malay house built in the early 1900s – surrounded by a traditional herb garden. There are daily guided tours between Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Financial district – 1.5km away
Kuala Lumpur’s newest CBD and international financial district is the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), a 70-acre development close to 8 Conlay. Housing multiple buildings and residences, it will also feature a new luxury retail space opening in November 2023. The landmark of TRX is The Exchange 106, Malaysia’s second largest skyscraper at 453.6m, visible from 8 Conlay’s residences YOO8 serviced by Kempinski.
Street food haven – 2.3km away
The city living experience is complete without sampling its local eats. Further down from the main Bukit Bintang strip and tucked away behind some old shophouses is the famed Jalan Alor. What started as a casual hangout spot has grown into a daily night market with plenty of casual dining options. Adjacent to Jalan Alor is Changkat Bukit Bintang, another night hotspot with more upmarket and international food and drink options, all located in converted homes reminiscent of old Kuala Lumpur.
Contemporary Art – 1.3km away
Located in another iconic city skyscraper is the Ilham Gallery, a reputable art gallery that features seasonal curated exhibitions of both local and international artists. Ilham is especially known for its strong narrative-driven showcases, which provides informative insights into the artworks and artists. The gallery also champions local contemporary art and is a great way to be introduced to our vibrant visual art scene. Do make sure to check out its gift shop and café. Admission is free.
Healthcare – 700m away
Having the city’s five-star healthcare facility right in your neighbourhood is certainly an assurance. The Prince Court Medical Centre is an award-winning hospital, having won two trophies at the Healthcare Asia Awards 2023 – Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year; Malaysia and Clinical Service Initiative of the Year. Prince Court is known for its innovative technologies and commitment to sustainability, along with its patient-centred service and care.
The list goes on. However, accessibility is perhaps the best thing about city living. Here at 8 Conlay, with the Conlay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station just a short 400m away, getting around is convenient and easy. The MRT also connects to several other transport options, including a direct train to and from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
8 Conlay will also feature its very own lifestyle retail quarters at our doorstep, with carefully curated dining options designed to provide a taste of what Kuala Lumpur’s blooming gastronomy scene has to offer. There will also be key services and amenities for the convenience of residents and guests, as well as an entertainment hub to come.
The city lifestyle does not take away from having a sense of community, but rather, flourishes it. As urbanist author Richard Florida said, “City Living creates opportunities for social and cultural interactions, which are crucial for building sustainable and inclusive communities. The mixing of diverse background and perspectives fosters creativity, resilience and a sense of belonging.” What will your Kuala Lumpur experience be like? It is yours to create.
If you’re looking to invest in the best of freehold properties in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 8 Conlay is set to house the first YOO-designed twin branded residence in Malaysia, YOO8 serviced by Kempinski, with interiors designed by award-winning global stars Kelly Hoppen and Steve Leung. To find out more, contact us here.