Located in the northern region of Kuala Lumpur (KL), Sentul is a location that hardly comes to mind when looking for a place to stay. Notably known as the home and workplace to thousands of railway workers in the 1890s, Sentul Works was one of the finest engineering workshops in the world, employing close to 5,000 people during its peak. The town soon claimed the honour of establishing Sentul Works, along with the definitive name of Sentul. The town grew alongside the railway industry, particularly when the first Malayan railway line opened between Taiping and Port Weld, which then slowly expanded to integrate both the Northern part and the Southern part of Malaya.
Following the booming railway industry, the rapid development soon helped to boost Sentul’s housing market, ushering in new project launches at Sentul like modern condominiums in particular.
Sentul Property Project Landscape Today
However, the same cannot be said today. The current Sentul is a fairly large town with enough capacity to be divided into both east and west. Sentul is now becoming commonplace in many addresses with plenty of new developments, both commercial and residential. Sentul today is filled with lifestyle hubs, catering to the taste and memories of many. True to its root, Sentul is home to the famous Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) which was built on the land of the previous railway company, Sentul Works. KLPAC stayed true to Sentul’s heritage by being as the centre of the congregation for traditional and contemporary performing arts practitioners all around the world. You can also visit the Sentul Park adjacent to the KLPAC, in addition to offering respite in the form of leisure walks in the park; Sentul Park is also responsible for providing the residence of Sentul with much needed green infrastructure which improves liveability, a rather rare luxury in cities today.
Rejuvenated With High Accessibility Is The Reason of It’s Launch
Owing to numerous prominent property developers’ multi-billion ringgit urban renewal project at Sentul in the early 2000s, Sentul now sets the new benchmark for luxury living in this storied town. With great development comes greater accessibility, as Sentul rapidly expanded with several prominent property developers participating in this neighbourhood. While the residence of Sentul may have envied the established neighbouring towns in the past, the rapid expansion now has provided Sentul with various amenities such as hospitals, schools, and notably its very own Urban Transformation Centre that even the most well-regarded neighbourhoods may not have!
True to its foundation, Sentul being a railway hotspot is surrounded by all major train services, namely KTM, MRT, and LRT. The future development of high-speed rail (HSR) further opens up the extent of convenience by offering the residence of Sentul access to Singapore. Now, of course, living in a condo in Sentul also allows you to feast your eyes on one of the most beautiful skylines in the world given its close vicinity to KL.
City dwellers on the lookout for new accommodation in KL will be delighted to know that Sentul is only about 5km to the city centre and is within close vicinity of other well-known neighbourhoods such as Setapak, Mont Kiara, and Jalan Ipoh. The city centre is within short reach via various major roads and highways such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Pahang, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Duta-Ulu Kelang Highway (DUKE) and SMART tunnel. Due to its strategic location, it continues to enjoy attention from interested buyers focusing on developments close to public transportation as evidenced from the recent boom in population and vehicles in the area, signifying a potential up and coming rising star for both investors and residents alike. You are never too far away from the heart of KL as accessibility was never a problem in Sentul.