When we talk about Bukit Jalil, the image of the sports stadium might be the first thing to come to mind. That wouldn’t be surprising at all considering that the city itself started as a development for the Commonwealth Games in 1998. Since then, this suburb of Kuala Lumpur has indeed come a long way, transforming from a simple town to a bustling suburb filled to the brim with various amenities and entertainment centres.
Besides those who commute to Kuala Lumpur for work, Bukit Jalil is also a well-favoured city by students. Housing several famous universities such as International Medical University, Bukit Jalil Sports School, and Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, the city is bustling with students. Although some students commute to these universities, many prefer to live in the area as it provides a convenient living location of not only being close to campus but also filled with various convenient amenities and entertainment.
With that said, let us give you a brief outlook of what living in Bukit Jalil would be like:
1. Connectivity and Accessibility in Bukit Jalil
Being merely a stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil is immensely popular amongst those who commute to Kuala Lumpur for work. Its efficient transportation system being a plus as in the area itself, there are already two LRT Stations: Bukit Jalil and Sri Petaling, which makes travelling to and from the area easier. Besides that, the city is connected with several highways such as KESAS highway, Maj expressway, and KL-Seremban Expressway, which goes to show how connected this city is.
2. Pavilion Bukit Jalil Mall
For those looking for a one-stop, high-end entertainment and dining centre, Pavilion Mall, which officially opens in 2021, would be the place to go. With an elegant glass top at the heart of the mall, the inflow of natural daylight and opulent evening light fills the mall with an air of sophistication. Boasting a vast array of the trendiest retail shops, and a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, the shopping experience in Pavilion would be a luxurious and glamourous affair. With all these elements available soon in Pavilion Mall, locals will never be bored in this mall.
3. The “Sports Centre” of Malaysia
Almost a trademark attribute to Bukit Jalil, you can never go without sports in this city. For avid sports lovers, this city is not lacking in the sports spirit. At the centre of Bukit Jalil lay the largest sports complex in Malaysia—KL Sports City. Formerly known as Kompleks Sukan Negara, it has since taken on a new name in 2017 in commemoration of the Southeast Asian Games. Described as a sports complex in the park, KL Sports City houses various stadiums, parks, as well as the Bukit Jalil Sports School. Besides that, some of the most significant sporting events are held in the KL Sports City as well; some notable events include the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the 2017 ASEAN Para Games, and Liverpool F.C. Asia Tour 2011.
4. Food culture
There is never a shortage of food options as various restaurants, hawker centres, and cafes are found in every corner of the streets. A perfect place to hang out would be a relaxing café with a good cup of coffee. Thus, you could head to some of the well-known cafes in the area such as the New Chapter by The Owls Café and the Munching Mob Café. From the high-end dining experience in Pavilion Mall to casual café dining, you will be spoilt for choice in Bukit Jalil. If you are a foodie, this is where you want to be.
5. Religious Buildings
In terms of religious buildings, Bukit Jalil does not lack in them either. For the Muslim community, there is Masjid Talhah bin ‘Ubaidillah Bukit Jalil located at Jalan Alam Sutera Utama. For the Christian community, there is the Logos Presbyterian Church Bukit Jalil located at Jalan Jamil Perkasa, and the Calvary Convention Centre located at Jalan Perkasa 1.
For the Buddhist community, you could head towards the Thean Hou Temple at Persiaran Endah. Finally, for the Hindu community, there is the Sri Sakthi Nageswari Amman Alayam temple at Jalan Hujan.
With that, we have given you a glimpse of what living in Bukit Jalil feels. Are you interested in getting the full experience of what it has to offer? Then it’s time for a move, as you will have to live there to find out!
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