Urban sanctuary is close to capital's attractions

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am

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In every great city, the central business district (CBD) sets the tone not just for business and commerce, but for everything from lifestyle and fashion to cuisine and culture.

It is the place where people want to be, and that goes a long way to explaining the appeal of St Mary Residences in Kuala Lumpur.

The development is at the heart of the CBD, close to many corporate headquarters and multinationals, yet equally convenient for shopping, schools, and all the attractions Malaysia's capital has to offer.

'The complex has its own two-storey retail annex in the South Tower, with hip bistros, delicatessens, boutiques and spas,' says Richard Teoh, sales director for Hamptons International in Hong Kong. 'These offer residents a slice of the city on their own doorstep, and within a short walk, there is a kaleidoscope of nightspots, brand-name stores and five-star hotels.'

The development is also set in its own 1.2-acre landscaped 'central park'. This quiet, open space has the feel of an urban sanctuary, with manicured lawns stretching to the edge of the swimming pool, and shady tropical palms creating the sense of a green oasis.

A residents-only clubhouse provides the ideal spot to exercise and relax. The facility has function rooms, kids' playroom, jacuzzi pavilion, fitness centre and glass-vaulted gymnasium. And as alternative places to unwind or spend time with the family, two of Kuala Lumpur's 'green lungs' - the Bukit Nanas Nature Reserve and KLCC Park - are close by.

Other popular leisure options include the Royal Selangor Golf Club, the Petronas Art Gallery and events at the Philharmonic Theatre. Getting to any venue is fast, whether by road, the LRT or using the local Raja Chulan monorail station.

'We have noted growing demand for luxury properties in the CBD and see St Mary Residences as a reflection of Kuala Lumpur's emergence as a world city,' Teoh says.