Sri Hartamas or literally translated as the Golden Estates is an affluent residential area and township within the constituency of Segambut, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located closely to another similar high-end township, Mont Kiara and situated strategically between four expressways of NKVE, PLUS, SPRINT and DUKE expressways that link the area with the downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as its surrounding suburban areas. This has resulted to Sri Hartamas having a surprisingly short travel time to places in Klang Valley area even if there is a rush hour going on. The area can be slightly isolated in comparison to other places, hence it has been primed as a prey to organized crimes. Nonetheless this has been reduced over the years with the increasing participation of the residents in the resident’s association, which has ordered a private security firm to patrol the area.
The typical homes in Sri Hartamas would largely consists of low rise condominium mixed with shopping centre blocks, townhouses, adjoining semi-detached homes and small town bungalows. Considering the development of the town has been going on since the 1980s, the streets are strangely wider, compared to other areas. In the 1990s, the economic boom has boosted the image of Sri Hartamas, especially with the demand for quality housing that has been the defining feature of the area. Sri Hartamas gained popularity within Malaysian young professionals as well as with expatriate families, who hail mostly from Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Britain and mainland Europe. Later, more basic amenities and facilities are brought into the area, some became up-scaled within time to reflect the demography of the residents here.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via the Jalan Damansara and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim for immediate access to Sri Hartamas. The journey could take up around fifteen minutes depending on the traffic situation.
The only train providing access to Sri Hartamas is the Segambut KTM commuter station operating on the Tanjung Malim-Port Klang line. From the centralized KL Sentral station, take a KTM commuter and make a stop at the mentioned station before opting for public transportation to go around the area.
Being the residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of the country, it is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim. Open in 2011, this palace was meant to replace the old Istana Negara which was located on a different compound in the central area of Kuala Lumpur. The construction works has begun as early as 2007 and was built on a cost of 812 million ringgits. The new palace incorporates Islamic and Malay architectural elements, with designs done by architect firm Kumpulan Seni Reka Sdn Bhd and built by the construction firm Maya Maju Sdn Bhd. The 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah is the first King to use the new palace.
The National Science Center is the major science center of the country, being perched atop a hill on eight hectares of landscaped grounds at Bukit Kiara on the northwestern fringes of the Kuala Lumpur city. It is officially opened in 29 November 1996 by then-prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The design resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic dome, the center is aimed to promote greater understanding and interest in science and technology. As such, the exhibition galleries are orchestrated in order to achieve the center’s objectives, such as depicting environmental odysseys, pathways to discovery, worlds of the future and thinking machines. The ticket fee is charged at six ringgit for adults and three ringgit for children.
A majestic five-star hotel situated in Jalan Sri Hartamas 22. At a very reasonable rate and close proximities to Sri Hartamas, this hotel offers comfort and elegant stay with a wide range of facilities and services like meeting facilities, coffee shop, laundry services, fitness areas and airport transfers.