Mini Korean Town in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Why is Mont Kiara such a hotspot for Koreans? Aside from being the number one place to stay in Kuala Lumpur for most expatriates, Mont Kiara is a complete and convenient place to live. Being in a strategic location with a host of comprehensive amenities e.g. there are 3 international schools, 5 malls and a good supply of commercial space filled with activities, all within easy reach. And to add to this, Wedgewood Residences is one of the top hotels near MITEC & MARTRADE Kuala Lumpur.
Mont Kiara is popularly known as the K-Town of Kuala Lumpur when it comes to Korean food. There are plenty of Korean restaurants to choose from that serves pure authentic Korean food and usually accompanied by an array of yummy side dishes. Barbeque Bulgogi, delicious fried chicken, traditional Japchae, Spicy Ddukbokki, fragrant Kimchi, all-time favorite Bibimbap, just to name a few. This makes Wedgewood Residences the best place to stay in Kuala Lumpur as they are within walking distance to these Korean eateries.
Hangug Syupeomakes (Korean Supermarkets)
For those who enjoys cooking and been wanting to cook Korean dishes, fear not! All your imported Korean food essentials are easily found in Korean supermarkets all over Mont Kiara. You don’t have to fly to Korea to get your products including fresh food, instant noodles & rice cakes, condiments, pickles, herbs & spices, variety of seaweeds, sweets, drinks and daily necessities. Head down to Freshan Korean Grocer at 163 or you can try Kim’s Mart and K Market at Solaris Mont Kiara which is 5 minutes’ walk from Wedgewood Residences.
Gugje Haggyo (International School)
Another key reason as to why Koreans choose to stay in Mont Kiara is the presence of international schools nearby. Generally, as many Malaysians speak English, Koreans feel that it is good environment for their children and it is nearer to home (instead of sending their kids to America or Canada to study). Rest assured that your children will be taken care of at the nearby international schools such as the private Gardens International School, Mont Kiara International School and Lycee Francais de Kuala Lumpur or you can choose to enroll them into Korean lessons at My Teacher Languages or Intuition Centre. At Wedgewood Residences, we offer complimentary shuttle service to international schools located in Mont Kiara.
Golpeu Koseu (Golf Course)
Many Koreans travel to Malaysia to play golf because it is an expensive sport in Korea and there are not as many golf courses available. During winter in Korea, Koreans come here to Kuala Lumpur to play golf. There are even two-month golf courses at golf academies. The prestigious Tournament Players Club or TPC Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is just a stone’s throw away from Wedgewood Residences. TPC Kuala Lumpur has hosted several international championships and won numerous awards at the Asian Golf Awards over the years.
Geongang-gwa Welbing (Health and Wellness)
Malaysians are very friendly and warm. It is less stressful, less polluted and safer as compared to other South-East Asian countries. Cost of living in Malaysia is cheaper as compared to Korea or other countries.
Mont Kiara has one of the top internationally renowned medical practice group, Global Doctors (Malaysia) includes the Global Doctors International Medical Clinic as well as the multi-tiered, multi-specialty ambulatory Global Doctors Specialists Centre (Hospital), both in the heart of Mont Kiara. A one-stop full service medical centre.
For those who wants the traditional way, located in Mont Kiara is Jung’s Oriental Medical Clinic. It is the first Korean clinic to be selected as an excellent international medical clinic with 20 years of experience in acupuncture, tuina treatment and herbal medicine.