Located right across the renowned KLCC, on the corner of Jalan Pinang and Jalan Kia Peng is Menara Pinang. It is a luxury condominium exclusively for rental/leasing, owned by its developer Song Pang Seng Realty (SPSR). Touted as “A Jewel in the Golden Triangle,” it boasts of high standard, well-maintained units. It was opened for rental in 1993, managed since by SPSR’s subsidiary, Menara Pinang Corporation.
The property may be accessed through Jalan Ampang, which leads to Jalan Pinang or through Jalan Sultan Ismail via Jalan Conlay, which intersects with Jalan Kia Peng. If taking public transport, you should alight at the KLCC LRT station. If taking the Monorail, use the Sultan Ismail station.
Being at the heart of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Menara Pinang’s neighborhood includes the Petronas Twin Towers, the KLCC Park, Suria KLCC, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Sri Kia Peng Condominium (click here for the review).
Also sprawled in the neighborhood are shopping centres, hotels and office structures – as you’d expect being in the middle of the KLCC enclave. 🙂 Menara Pinang has got a GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) of 80. For more information on what this score means, and to download a free KLCC walkability map, go here.
The interactive map below shows where the closest amenities to the Menara Pinang are (click on the icons on the right sidebar).
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About The Realtor
Song Pang Seng Realty has been in commercial construction business since the 1960s. They are also involved in property development and management. Some of their past projects include The Tabung Haji Building, The KL Children’s Hospital, Menara Alor Star, Berjaya Headquarters Building Kota Kinabalu, Taman Mayang Commercial Complex and the Bukit Merah resort.
OK, we won’t make jokes off the rather goofy name. 🙂
Convenience on Foot
KLCC, known to being “a city within a city,” is a bustling area. Although this means that traffic could be really really bad in the area, it also means that everything you will need is right at your fingertips, or to be exact, at your toes (because you can easily walk to your destinations). Residents of Menara Pinang could easily walk to Suria KLCC or the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Bintang to satisfy their fashion requirements. Not only that, they also have easy access to other malls like Starhill Gallery, Lot 10, KL Plaza and Sungei Wang Plaza.
Also in walking distance is the famous Jalan Ramlee, a street lined with bars and clubs such as Rum Jungle Bar, Nouvo, Aloha and Beach Club. It is perfect especially if you have had a tiring work week and everyone gets stuck in traffic trying to reach their favorite clubs.
Units at the Menara Pinang
There are three unit configurations at the Menara Pinang, detailed as follows:-
- The 1+1 unit has one bedroom, one utility room and one bathroom. It has a built-up size of 730 sq ft.
- The 2+1 unit has two bedrooms, one utility room and 3 bathrooms. Built-up sizes for this type are from 1,330 to 1,480 sq ft.
- The 3+2 unit has three bedrooms, two utility rooms and four bathrooms. Built-up sizes for this type are from 2,210 to 2,230 sq ft.
The units are either facing the KLCC Park or the city. All units are air-conditioned and may be availed in semi-furnished or fully-furnished states.
Modern Exclusive Facilities
Aside from the typical facilities in luxury residential apartments such as 24-hour security, swimming pool, covered carpark, gymnasium, sauna and playground, dwellers of Menara Pinang also enjoy squash courts, a games room and a mobile grocery. Optional facilities are available at a cost and include housekeeping, broadband, satellite TV, laundry and dry cleaning and a business centre.
Rentals at Menara Pinang are between RM3 to RM4 PSF, which is considered value for money, especially given its central location. This price is comparable to its next-door neighbor, Sri Kia Peng, which rents out at around RM7,000 for a 2,300 sqf unit. However, there are other cheaper alternatives such as The Forum which rents out from RM2 to RM3 PSF, but it’s on Jalan Tun Razak which is on the “edge” of the enclave.
All figures are correct at the time of publication of this review.
Deal or No Deal?
If you are used to living in a fast-paced life and convenience, then Menara Pinang might be perfect for you. It is a bonus that is strategically located between KLCC and Bukit Bintang, giving its residents the best of two worlds equally. But if you would rather go home to the sound of your chirping birds, then you might want to consider other exclusive locations such as Bukit Tunku.
Our verdict: if you’re looking to rent a KLCC condo unit on the “cheap” (relatively speaking), then Menara Pinang is a solid choice, especially when considering its rather prime location. With the completion of the RuMa on the other side of the road next to 3 Kia Peng, many expect the rental price to go up. It may look rather jaded from the outside, but if you don’t mind the appearance then Menara Pinang is worthy of serious consideration.