Menara Taipan, KLCC
Menara Taipan (also known as The Taipan) is located on Jalan P Ramlee, KLCC, which is also known as Parry Road, where the nights come alive. Under possession of Taipan Star Sdn Bhd (TSSB), the property is less than 1km away from the significant landmark of Kuala Lumpur - Menara KL. Other condominiums nearby Menara Taipan are UBN Apartment, Crown Regency, and Marc Service Residence. This serviced apartment cum office building was completed in the year 2006 at a cost of RM100 million.
Menara Taipan consists of an 18-storey office square and an apartment segment of 25-storey, summing up to 30,118 sf of land area. The office building consists of units with sizes ranging from 1,700 to 7,000 sf; while the apartment block comprises of 52 units with sizes ranging from 2,000 to 5,610 sf. Eating is convenient, as a large variation of eateries is within walking distance from Menara Taipan, as well as a food court located at ground and mezzanine floors. Within a 1km radius, there are two shopping centres - The Weld and Suria KLCC.
Jalan P Ramlee, having renowned for its overgrowing population of nightclubs, houses several popular nightspots such as Beach Club, Aloha, Thai Club, Poppy Garden and Rum Jungle. Menara Taipan is close to a number of schools and education institutions too, which are SJK (C) Lai Ming, SRK (P) Convent Bukit Nanas, SM (P) Convent Bukit Nanas and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
Menara Taipan is developed by TSSB, under directors of SHL Consolidated Bhd, which is also renting Wisma Sin Heap Lee and Wickham Residence. Although listed in Rahim & Co's website, it is said that it is no longer involved in the sale of Menara Taipan. It is listed for sale at RM306 million. There were futile attempts to confirm the sale as TSSB refuses to comment on the matter.
Menara Taipan, as a serviced apartment, offers luxury living style and a low density residential as its 25-storey apartment block consists of only 52 units. However, there has been a rave regarding the nightclubs along Jalan P Ramlee, as well as the usual jam-packed roads in the Golden Triangle, thus high levels of noise pollution are inevitable.
Nevertheless, Menara Taipan is nested further from the clubs, the closest ones being the Beach Club and Aloha, hence it does make a conducive environment for both living and working. Units facing Menara KL can be sold at its highest price. The serviced apartment suggests a comfortable city lifestyle with great convenience, the desire for everyone living within the vicinity, hence it is believed that its selling price would mount tremendously in the future.
However, located within the Golden Triangle, traffic congestion is commonly expected at all times. Nevertheless, Menara Taipan is also highly accessible as affordable public transportation services are provided, for example Bukit Nanas Monorail station and RapidKL LRT Dang Wangi station.