Old Klang Road Area Guide – What You Should Know About This ‘Jalan’

By Nikita Shankar | Places in Malaysia

Old Klang Road, also known as Jalan Klang Lama, is the oldest road in the Klang Valley region, making it an interesting attraction in the city. This impressive road has seen a lot of reconstructions and new developments along the century, and is regarded as being the most important transportation link in the city.

Even with all the development happening in the city, Old Klang Road has certainly not been left behind. Now acting as a major link between Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and the rest of Klang Valley, Old Klang Road is the busiest of roads in Malaysia on any given day. Along this road you’ll find a good mix of residential housing, shopping complexes and offices addresses, and to find out more, do continue reading!

Best Places To Shop, Dine and Enjoy

Mid Valley Megamall

This mammoth structure situated at the end of Old Klang Road is one the of the city’s biggest and most popular retail ventures. You can find anything and everything under one roof here at Mid Valley, from clothing apparel, toys and gift articles to electronic items, household groceries and cosmetics. With a multiplex, food-court and numerous food outlets to its name, Mid Valley Megamall has reached peak status in retail shopping. Connected to this mall are two hotels as well - Cititel Hotel and Boulevard Hotel.

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Gardens Mall

Linked to Mid Valley Megamall via a sky bridge, Gardens Mall is the more upscale and chic shopping centre compared to its neighbour. A mall catering to those who want a luxurious and elegant shopping experience, here you’ll find high-end boutiques and fine-dining restaurants.

Attached to this mall is the prestigious Gardens Hotel, a luxurious accommodation right in the heart of Mid Valley City. With nothing but praise to its name, the Gardens Hotel is the hotel to select if you want to splurge and be pampered. The hotel also offers serviced apartments for longer stays or larger families.

PropertyLife Tip: There’s a free shuttle bus service running between Mont Kiara, Gardens Hotel and KL Sentral daily. This scheduled bus services these areas a couple of times per day, so make sure to check out the timetable beforehand.

Pearl Point Shopping Mall

Serving as the community mall for residents of Old Klang Road and nearby Kuchai Lama, Pearl Point Shopping Mall offers mid-range retail outlets and multiple local delights with a good cafeteria. Attached is the Pearl International Hotel.

Plaza OUG

Another neighbourhood mall, Plaza OUG is quite an old shopping centre, yet it has all the shops needed for your basic supplies, including the departmental store, Parkson.

PropertyLife Tip: When in the vicinity of Old Klang Road, don’t forget to check out Star Cafe. Offering good food in the form of a fusion cuisine, Star Cafe also has a live band and karaoke nights on weekends.

Best Places To Call Home

The Scott Garden

This residential/commercial development has garnered a lot of accolades from the public for being a vibrant and convenient place to live and work. Comprising of a retail outlet that’s home to major stores (including Tesco), offices, a high-rise condominium and numerous entertainment attractions, The Scott Garden is a well-planned development.

Scott Soho is the residential block in the area, and is quite well received by locals. However, some people have an issue with the sheer number of restaurants and cafes right below the building, though young couples and those who want a livelier residence shouldn’t have a problem.

OUG Parklane

Again a residential and commercial development, OUG Parklane is a popular choice for investors due to the convenient location and affordable pricing. This high-density development is self-sufficient with it’s own amenities such as a daycare centre, a good range of restaurants and food stalls.

However, this residential area is often plagued with traffic during peak hours.

Happy Garden

Happy Garden is a neighbourhood established quite some time ago, offering multiple property types such as serviced apartments, bungalows and townhouses. It’s a popular settlement for those who want to be close to restaurants and malls (near to Plaza OUG and Pearl Point Mall), but also want the peace and quiet of a laid-back township.

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Saville Residence

This residential tower is situated just a few kilometres away from Mid Valley, and is a backed by a well-reputed property developer. As almost half of the units in the tower have been taken up by expatriates, investors find a better rental yield with more potential for appreciation in prices. The location of the condominium is quite convenient and is one of the major USPs of Saville Residence.

PropertyLife Tip: While you’ll find loads of locals schools in the area, particularly within the Taman OUG area, one of the few international schools on Old Klang Road includes Vikas International School. This school is affiliated with the CBSE board from India, and many families find the fees and facilities reasonable.

Best Ways To Move In And Out Of The Area

Being one of the first highways in Malaysia, Old Klang Road in itself offers good connectivity. This road leads off to other prime freeways including Federal Highway, SPRINT Highway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Damansara - Puchong Expressway (LDP) and KL - Seremban Expressway.

In terms of public transport, there are a number of Rapid KL buses that move along this main road. The closest KTM station would be the one at Mid Valley, and as for the LRT line, there are many LRT stations positions all along Old Klang Road.

However, traffic is a major concern along this road during peak times. The area is so densely populated and, with Jalan Klang Lama acting as a major intersection between cities, traffic congestion is bound to happen.

Well, that’s Old Klang Road for you in summary! This road has not been forgotten in the race for urbanisation in Kuala Lumpur, and is instead a thriving locale for many investors and homeowners. As they say, old is gold, and Old Klang Road supports this! Would you fancy living on one of the oldest roads in the city? Like, comment and share!

About the Author

Born in India, raised all over the world, I’m currently based here in Malaysia, truly enjoying this Asian enclave. Starting off as a fiction writer for many online publishing sites, I’ve moved on to following one of my major passions: Copywriting. For more than a few years now I’ve worked with companies to create some great web content, particularly in the real-estate field. From reviewing property developments to writing home improvement articles, I do believe the property world is my calling. When I’m not holed up behind a computer screen, you can find me reading a good book, gallivanting across the globe or merely listening to some tunes on my iPod.