The 12 diamonds are Mont Kiara, Damansara Heights, Bukit Kiara, KL Sentral, Bangsar South, Taman Desa, Sungei Besi, Chan Sow Lin, Cochrane, Warisan Merdeka, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and Ampang East.
Among them, Damansara Heights is evergreen with an exclusive community of millionaires living in bungalows and Bukit Kiara is an affluent area close to the suburbs of Bukit Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas and Bangsar. Mont Kiara is long established as an expatriate enclave.
The new ones in the list are Warisan Merdeka, TRX, Ampang East, Sungei Besi, Chan Sow Lin and Cochrane.
The presence of an upcoming MRT station, and several new popular shopping malls like Sunway Velocity, IKEA and MyTOWN Shopping Centre plus its proximity to TRX makes this KL city centre’s next shopping mall destination after Bukit Bintang.
HOTSPOTS OUTSIDE OF GREATER KL
According to Gavin, cities that are tourism-related will have the greatest potential such as the following:
Penang, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu, Iskandar, Ipoh, Bentong (durian city), and Lumut (gateway to Pangkor Island).