Mid Valley City is a massive multipurpose development area located in the southwestern part of Kuala Lumpur. The plans for developing the area has started since the 1980s with the Bandar Syed Putra being coined as the initial name and the site was formerly an abattoir. Here, one can find some of the most influential shopping complexes and hotels like The Gardens shopping mall, Mid Valley Megamall, Cititel Mid Valley, The Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur and the Gardens Hotels and Residences.
The place is built with the convenience of public transport accessibility, where it is easily reachable by the Mid Valley KTM station which is a couple stations away from the centralized Kuala Lumpur Sentral. There is also an effort by the management to secure permission to build links from The Gardens shopping mall to the LRT station which would further improve the accessibility of the area. In 2008, the area was awarded with MSC Malaysia Cyber Center status which enables the offices in the development to offer competitive date center rates and high-speed broadband access.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via the Jalan Syed Putra for immediate access to Mid Valley City. The journey could take up around a mere ten minutes depending on the current traffic situation.
The train lines providing access to Mid Valley City are the KTM Tanjung Malim – Sungai Gadut coach line which stops at Mid Valley station. From the centralized KL Sentral station, take a southbound train and drop at the mentioned station before opting for bus, taxi or alternative transport services to go around the area.
Easy to spot with the bright red “I LOVE KL” sign outside of its premise, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is simply a must-visit spot nearby the area. Originally built in 1899 during the British colonial period, the building was meant for printing government reports before being rebranded by Andrew Lee’s ARCH Group into promoting the country’s cultural heritage and one-stop tourist information center. There are galleries showcasing the faces of the city in the past, showing its humble beginnings and how the city is involved with the independence process; present, showing the development experienced and what has been achieved so far as well as ongoing developments in the future, which serves to build excitement to go around the city to have a closer look at its beauty. No entrance fee is charged, however the Spectacular City Model Show would cost about five ringgit and it is open daily from 9 am to 6.30 pm.
Located at Jalan Parlimen which is about ten minutes away from Mid Valley City by car, the monument is a bronze sculpture built to commemorate the sacrifices being done the warriors fighting for the country’s independence, especially during the fight against the Japanese occupation during the World War II and the Malayan Emergency. The concept is originated by the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, which was inspired by the Marine Corps War Memorial during his work visit to the United States in the October 1960. Designed by Felix de Weldon, an Austrian-born American sculptor, the monument is the tallest bronze sculpture in the world. As part of the celebratory ritual during the annual 31st of July’s Warrior Day, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister, heads of military, and the police would pay their respect by placing garlands at the particular monument which continued till 2010.
A four-star hotel situated in Mid Valley City, Syed Putra Ring. At a premium rate and easy access to Mid Valley City and the nearby area, this hotel offers a pleasant stay with facilities and services like coffee shop, fitness centers, business centers and swimming pool.