Menara Tokio Marine, KLCC
Menara Tokio Marine (formerly known as Menara TM Asia Life) is now known as situated on Jalan Tun Razak, near the Ampang Elevated Highway in Kuala Lumpur. It is located across from Hampshire Place and within the development of Menara Avenue and Menara Park (which consists of both residential and commercial properties).
The entire area was built in the late 1990's by Phileo Promenade Sdn Bhd. Menara TM Asia Life was initially Asia Life (M). Tokio Marine Life (M)'s presence in Malaysia was the result of a strategic alliance between Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co and Asia General Holdings (Asia Life's parent company) in March of 2007.
Menara Tokio Marine is 25 storeys tall and has a lettable area of over 220,000 sf. Serviced by 6 passenger and 2 service lifts, the building has 4 levels of basement parking and 24hr security with CCTV monitoring amongst its facilities. Most of the floors are taken up by Tokio Marine while the remaining lettable areas are tenanted out by Maybank and other businesses.
Menara Tokio Marine is just less than 1km away from the Ampang Shopping Centre which is also a RapidKL (Ampang Park) stop. Also within walking distance, is the RapidKL KLCC station just 7 minutes away. With such amenities, tenancy in Menara Tokio Marine is always full as it offers one of the lowest rental rates around the KLCC area. Traffic however can be challenging as the area also leads to condominiums at Hampshire Place and Menara Avenue.
The narrow road along Persiaran Hampshire is always littered with cars parked along the side of the road making it difficult for vehicles to go in and out of the area. Needless to say, due to rapid development and the high volume of workers, there is insufficient parking space within the office building. There is an open-air carpark nearby but it is across the main road of Jalan Tun Razak.
Menara Tokio Marine is sandwiched between the both residential and commercial blocks of Megan Avenue 1 & 2. But the office tower itself sports a frontage that can be seen from the Ampang Elevated highway. The building itself offers many amenities and is aesthetically pleasing. Due to its long history of owners, the building has been known with many alternative names as it changed hands.
Menara Tokio Marine is pretty easy getting to the building, although if you are coming from PJ or you are on the other side of Jalan Tun Razak, you need to make a U-turn at the intersection of Jalan Ampang to get back to the correct side of Menara TM. The Ampang Elevated highway runs parallel to the building and will connect commuters to Jalan Sultan Ismail and into the Jalan Ampang area. KLCC shopping centre is just 7 minutes drive away along with 5 star hotels, F&B outlets and more.