The Corinthian KLCC is a refreshing sight along the streets of Kuala Lumpur with its arches, colonnades, and columns. This freehold condominium’s grand stature is clearly inspired by Roman architecture, and is comprised of 20 storeys, housing a total of 136 residential apartments. It does look a little aged and could probably do better with a layer of new paint, but there are definitely bargains to be had if you do your homework – especially if you have read our easy guide to valuating properties.
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The Corinthian has been known as the “venerable” KLCC condominium – belonging to the same first generation of upmarket city apartments which include the likes of the nearby Desa Kudalari and The Forum on Jalan Tun Razak. Is old, gold? We will soon find out…
Common Layouts of Apartments
The Corinthian condominium is located beside Nikko Hotel and Menara Citibank, along the streets of Jalan Binjai. KLCC is a thriving city filled with condominiums and luxurious apartments, and this is evident with the rising number of condominiums located nearby The Corinthian, including the magnificent Troika (possibly my all-time favourite KLCC condominium), Menara Atlan (an office tower), and Binjai Residency.
Common built-up areas of the condominium’s units measure from 1,509 square feet. Penthouses are spacious with its size of 4,123 square feet.
Accessibility to the Centre of the City
There is beyond no doubt how the KLCC enclave has become one of the most popular spots in Kuala Lumpur. The Corinthian KLCC is in the centre of it all — making it have all the access to the best in dining, shopping, and nightlife, all in one go.
Bintang Walk is just a few minutes away, while the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers is can be traveled to by foot. Luxury shopping is going to be easy for the meticulous shopper, as Suria KLCC and Pavilion K are all within walking distance.
As for dining, the KLCC enclave offers a wide variety of choices. Eateries like Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant, Chef Choi Cantonese Restaurant, and Lotus Restaurant are all neighbouring the condominium. Fancy dining on top of the Troika towers? Head on next door to Troika Sky Dining. Nightlife is never boring in these parts of the city – expect your nights filled with the area’s hip clubs, bars, and pubs. Cafes and international fast food chains also are in abundance.
It’s easy to go to the Corinthian — one has to only take Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak in order to get to Jalan Binjai. These roads can be easily accessible via The SMART Tunnel, AKLEH (Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway), Mahameru Highway, and KL- Putrajaya Highway. Taking the public transportation will be a breeze, as the Jalan Ampang LRT station is located near the condominium. Bus stops and taxi stands are also abundant and located within distance.
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Located on one of the most central spots inside the KLCC enclave, location is perhaps Corinthian’s biggest selling point. It has a GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) of 81 – which is fairly high even for a KLCC condominium. For more information on what GWS is, and to download a free high resolution PDF map containing GWS scores of KLCC properties, click here.
Use our interactive map below to check where the closest amenities to the Corinthian are.
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There are a lot of facilities residents may enjoy while living at The Corinthian. A squash court is always available exclusively to residents. A well-maintained barbecue area is perfect for those mini-weekend parties or get-togethers for both residents and their guests. There is also a children’s playground to keep those little ones at bay. A fully-equipped gymnasium would satisfy active people with active lifestyles. One can simply relax in the pleasures of being in the condominium’s sauna. Finally, there is a reading room to accommodate people who would love to get away from it all and get lost inside a good book and silence.
There is a covered parking bay available for the condominium’s residents. Security is provided 24 hours, 7 times a week.
Practicality and Luxury
Not a lot of times would we see these two go hand-in-hand, however, The Corinthian seems to have the best of both worlds. Compared with its neighbouring condominiums, its pricing is quite friendlier, meaning people who would want a slice of that modern and convenient KLCC living can finally do so without emptying their bank accounts along the process. Units are priced around RM650 per square feet (at the time of review) —a lower price definitely versus the rest of the competition. However, that doesn’t mean that one would not get all the luxury he or she deserves—this condominium does not lack short of the facilities and amenities that are required in a modern condominium, although its age is showing.
At the time of writing, asking prices for the Corinthian are barely RM1 million for semi- and fully-furnished units of around 1,500 sq ft. Is this fair, or overvalued given its rather “worn” condition? Find out for yourself using this handy property evaluation guide courtesy of GoodPlace.my. It’s free.
As you use the methodology outlined in the guide, you may want to make “adjustments” in your fair value estimation by taking count into the perennial KLCC problem – traffic jams! 🙂
Congestion levels may worsen as many condominiums are expected to rise in the area, and this may be a concern for those who own vehicles going in and out of the Corinthian. One must have the patience to wait for hours being stuck in a jam during busy times and peak hours—this is typically a common story among many condominium owners who reside in KLCC. However, if one is looking to live in an address where everything happens and be practical while they’re at it, then The Corinthian is definitely a good choice – especially with a rather competitive price tag given its rather “antique” condition.
What We Think
The Corinthian’s appeal will undoubtedly lie in its premium location; however, the proliferation of properties in the Binjai area means that the coveted city and Twin Tower views are now mostly blocked by the likes of Binjai 8 and Binjai Residency. Its aging status is also reflected in the asking prices which are below the RM1,000+ PSF median.
The Corinthian will retain its appeal among a smaller group of KLCC property enthusiasts who are bargain hunters with short-term turnaround plans. There are some pretty good opportunities but these may remain hidden from the public; we may be able to find good deals for you if you’re interested. Click here to contact us for a shortlist of Corinthian units which are available. This service is free, and no, you don’t need to buy anything. BTW: I’m not an agent although I can link you up with one.
Finally, once you narrowed down the list of units that you’d be interested in, remember to have a ballpark figure of prices that you can offer in order to secure the best deal. Use GoodPlace.my’s valuation guide (which you can download for free below) to help you.