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[TEST] Malaysians Share Why They Still Love Living In The City Despite These 5 Struggles

Life in the city has its pros and cons. On one hand, it offers great infrastructure which makes our lives a lot more convenient with public transport, highways, universities, restaurants, shopping malls and more. The city is also full of attractions and job opportunities that many who live in the suburbs would flock to.

On the other hand, you will also need to deal with things like smaller living spaces, a dense population and pollution. Here are some of the little struggles city-dwelling Malaysians have to deal with, and why they still prefer to live here:

1. There is a lot of competition when it comes to work but also more job opportunities

Due to the high number of people living and working in the city, there is a lot of competition when it comes to one’s career. Many people will want the same job and it’s sometimes a challenge to get hired. However, there are many opportunities for jobs in the city too when compared to places outside of a city.

“Getting and keeping a job here is tough but then again if I were living back in my kampung, I probably will have no job at all. Here I have options and more opportunities regardless of whether or not I’m looking for a parttime or fulltime job.” – Daniel, 33


2. Properties are quite small and expensive but there are so many conveniences around

The city has to accommodate quite a high density of people and therefore property can be scarce and high in demand. The sizes of apartments and houses are also smaller compared to houses outside the city. This could pose a problem for those who wish to start a family in the future or own a forever home.

On the plus side, living in the city means an individual would have easy access to all sorts of conveniences like shopping malls, universities, hospitals, and so much more.

“My husband and I are thinking of getting kids soon and we’re going to need a bigger space, but we also want to live close to schools and supermarkets so the city is still the best option.” – Winnie, 28


3. There is always heavy traffic in the city but there’s also great infrastructure

Living with millions of other people in one area will definitely lead to traffic congestion, especially during rush hour in the morning and after work hours in the evening. However, the city is equipped with infrastructures such as trains and other forms of public transport so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic.

“I drive my car to work every day and the traffic can be a nightmare, but I like having the option to take the LRT to work on some days when I don’t feel like sitting in traffic.” – Benjamin, 30


4. It can get pretty noisy but you’ll never be bored in the city

Since there are traffic, construction and events always happening in the city, noise levels can get pretty high. However, there is always something to do or see in the city such as concerts, markets and other events. You will never get bored when you’re living in the city.

“I live near some shop lots and one of them is an event space. The noise can be pretty annoying at times but I’m also grateful that there’s always entertainment nearby when I need it.” – Aziq, 24


5. The city is always busy but at least there are nice parks in the city for people to reconnect with nature

The city might be noisy and cramped but there are also many public parks that dot Kuala Lumpur. These parks offer city folk some respite from all the hustle and bustle they face every day and gives them a chance to reconnect with nature. However, public parks here are quite notorious for being poorly maintained.

“The park in my neighbourhood has so much garbage and can be quite dangerous too because of some stray dogs that hang around there. I would go jogging a lot more if it were cleaner and safer.” – Hana, 28

Don’t get us wrong! Living in the city does have its perks but there are also a lot of issues surrounding safety, traffic, overcrowding and space that affects our overall quality of life.

But what if we told you that there is an option to live in the city, away from the city? A place where you can enjoy all that the suburbs has to offer while still living close to the city.

If you’re looking for such a place, SkySanctuary would be the perfect location for city and suburban living combined!

Located just minutes from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, SkyWorld Sanctuary is a gated residential community in Setapak with a nature-inspired concept designed to be a safe haven for those who want a suburban lifestyle. Here’s what you can expect:

[SkySanctuary photo]

The 3 Generations Park Homes concept offers residents safety and comfort through these incredible features:

  • Distinctive spaces from 3-bedroom unit onwards
  • A generously-sized balcony overlooking scenic garden views for a tropical paradise living experience
  • Lots of natural light in the homes and fresh air thanks to the lush green landscape outside

What’s more, there are tons of amenities close by, all within a 6-kilometre radius so you won’t be missing any of the conveniences the city has to offer! Even KLCC is just a 15-minute drive away! Here are some of the nearby facilities you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Education
    • SJKC Wangsa Maju (1km)
    • SMK Air Panas (1.6km
    • Sri Utama International School (1.2km)
    • TAR University College (3.5km)
  • Shopping
    • Giant Setapak (1.6km)
    • Wangsa Walk Mall (4.2km)
    • AEON Big Wangsa Maju (3.5km)
  • Medical
    • Columbia Asia Hospital (1.6km)
    • General Hospital KL (5.1km)
    • Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital (5.8km)
  • LRT Stations
    • LRT Wangsa Maju (3.5km)
    • LRT Sri Rampai (3.8km)
    • LRT Setiawangsa (5.2km)

[SkySanctuary photo]

Residents would also have access to three different parks within SkySanctuary! Each park has various amenities residents can enjoy such as these:

  • SkySanctuary Park
    • 2.94-acre urban park for residents only
    • Lush green landscape with a central lake
    • Waterside pathway, jogging track, kinetic playground, outdoor gym
    • Spacious lawn for evening picnics
    • Iconic Pavilion with viewing deck
    • Meditation deck
    • Sunken lounges
    • Yoga deck, and more!
  • Autumn Park
    • 1.57-acre public park
    • Grand feature trees
    • Interactive bicycle parking
    • Meandering cardio walking paths
  • Blossom Park
    • 1-acre public park
    • Walking paths
    • Surrounded by greenery

[SkySanctuary photo]

We don’t know about you but SkySanctuary sounds like the perfect place for city folk who want to live close to the city but still be able to enjoy all the living qualities of a suburban area. It’s also great for those who want to move closer or into the city without sacrificing the space and fresh air!

Curious to know more? You can visit their gallery in Setapak or visit the SkySanctuary website to register for the first phase of homes called ‘EdgeWood’ today!

Now that there’s an option to live in the city, minus the city problems, will you choose to make a nest in SkySanctuary?

Source: Forbes
Source: The Atlantic

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