The MRT and LRT lines are a great way to get around in Malaysia. If you live in the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area, you'd probably have heard of them.
Many people would've also made use of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System at some point. The Ampang LRT Line, along with the Sri Petaling Line, forms part of this system.
Let's find out more about the Ampang LRT Line
The Ampang Line – named for its terminus, Ampang Station – runs on a route between the Sentul Timur and Chan Sow Lin stations.
On this line, every station acts as an interchange, allowing commuters to switch between the Ampang and Sri Petaling lines.
The original system was named STAR LRT (Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan), comprising 25 stations along a 27.4km network, and built in two phases.
These phases opened in December 1996, and July 1998. When the operations of the lines were transferred to Rapid KL in 2004, they were renamed to Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line the following year.
Living close to an MRT/LRT line
Living near an MRT/LRT line is great if you need to commute often, since being in close proximity to a station makes it very convenient to get around.
But, depending on how close your property is to the LRT, it may not always be a good thing. It’s advisable that you first weigh the pros and cons of living right next to an LRT.
If you've decided that living near the Ampang LRT Line is for you, here are some properties nearby that you can keep your eye on:
1) Ampang LRT Station
Tiara Ampang is just a 10 minute walk away from Ampang LRT station, located in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood away from noisy areas.
Facilities within the development include several pools, a mini-mart, and a salon. Residents also have easy access to several amenities that are all within walking distance.
There are eateries such as Kenny Rogers, Secret Recipe, and Naili’s. For the sporty ones, Sports Planet Ampang is about five minutes away.
Monthly rental price: RM1,600 to RM2,200. Other nearby properties:
2) Cahaya LRT Station
Rose Vista is a medium-cost condominium that’s within walking distance from the Cahaya LRT station.
It’s suitable for families with children, due to the proximity of several primary and secondary schools. The condo also hosts a kindergarten in the premises.
Other facilities within the condominium include a swimming pool, playground, badminton halls, squash courts, and a recreational lake.
For daily necessities, there are several supermarkets and shopping malls nearby as well. Clinics are also within 2km of the development.
Purchase Price: RM360,000 to RM420,000. Other nearby developments:
3) Cempaka LRT Station
Located just down the road from Cempaka LRT Station, Indah Cempaka is on the smaller side for condominium developments, but this doesn’t mean it’s lacking in facilities.
Each resident is allotted one parking lot, and the development has a children’s playground, multipurpose hall, surau, and cafeteria.
It’s also surrounded by banks, petrol stations, schools and eateries. There is also easy access to multiple highways like Jalan Pandan Indah and the MRR2.
Monthly rental price: RM900 to RM1,900. Other nearby properties:
4) Maluri LRT Station
V Residence is part of the integrated Sunway Velocity Project, located in the heart of Cheras. As such, it’s right next to Sunway Mall, Sunway Hospital, and Sunway Hotel.
Not only are basic amenities accounted for, the development has additional features such as a sky cinema, astronomy observation deck, and sky gym.
There are also the requisite swimming pools and recreational facilities. V Residence is within walking distance of Maluri LRT station, accessible via a covered, elevated walkway.
Monthly rental price: RM1,300 to RM5,000. Other nearby properties:
5) Chan Sow Lin LRT Station
Located near Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers, Trion@KL is part of a mixed development that includes a hotel and a retail component.
Residents at the Trion can find Pavillion and Fahrenheit 88 within walking distance, as well as amenities such as Sunway Velocity Mall, AEON Taman Maluri, and VIVA Shopping Mall.
For families with children, there are several educational institutions nearby as well, such as Tsun Jin High School and SMK Yaacob Latif.
The development also includes many recreational facilities such as swimming pools, jacuzzis, poolside lounges, a library, and badminton halls.
Purchase price: RM380,000 to RM17,800,000. Other nearby properties:
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