In recent times, the pouring investments in the city have led to transformational economic and infrastructural changes. It is no longer a quiet city but now has become the economic hub as per the 11th Malaysian plan and Malaysian Vision Valley which is a planned economic corridor surrounding a 108,000ha area spanning Seremban, Port Dickson, and Nilai.
The town is located 50km south of the Kuala Lumpur city center and easily reachable through North-South Expressway (NSE), Elite Expressway and/or Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban. The new road is also under construction which links Nilai and Bandar Enstek. It is just a 20 minutes’ drive from KL International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2.
The government is also planning to develop a High-Speed Rail (HSR) stop in adjoining Labu.
Nilai is proud to announce that it has the national velodrome due to which the town has become one of the country’s chief sports destinations.
Nilai is easily connected to the other side due to the developed road networks. Hence, it is easily accessible from several towns in both states including Salak Tinggi, Jenderam and Batang Benar in Selangor, Pajam and Mantin in Negri Sembilan.
It has just not attracted locals but have enticed international students and investors across the globe. We have few headquarters of specific industries such as electrical and electronic, fast-moving consumer goods and textiles sectors. These are concentrated in the Nilai industrial parks including Nilai Industrial Estate, Nilai Industrial Park, Arab Malaysian Industrial Estate and Nilai Utama Industrial Park.
Education Hub of the Nation:
The region boasts a few of the best universities in the country. The establishment of Universiti Sains Islam has fortified its value status as a pivotal town for facilitating international students. It has state of art facilities such as Nilai Indoor Stadium comprised of 5,000 seat capacity built-in 2004.
Other notable universities in the town are; Nilai INTI International University & College, Nilai University and quite recently, Manipal International University. They offer diversified courses with flexible degrees, providing world-class quality education at much cheaper rates than other renowned study destinations. Students can conduct in-depth research by using highly innovative research designs and methods that will assist students to carry out innovative research.
The importance and emphasis on education are just not restricted to the Nilai region but also extending towards Bandar Enstek which is home to the prestigious all-girls boarding school; Tunku Kurshiah College.
If we take a closer look at Nilai back in the 1990s, the town was covered with the rubber plantations. However, the inception of the Nilai Wholesale Centre in the early 2000s has opened the emergence of almost 600 new markets.
Nilai Square is one of the latest attractions and has become a famous gathering spot for locals as well as international. It has 150 shops facilitating everything from footwear to furniture.
It also consists of hypermarket chains that include Giant and Tesco. Recently, a four-story, aMesamall has been inaugurated which offers Jaya Grocer, Borders, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Subway.
The private corporations such as Mesahill is planning to develop a Mesahill premier; a 42-story twin towers.
Another developer known as GD Holdings is taking serious steps in developing projects such as Vision Theme Park, comprising hotels, recreation parks, and duty-free shops. These projects and more schemes on the horizon aim to transform this town into a vibrant city.
It has a large medical center which was previously known as Nilai Cancer Institute. Although it caters all type of patients and have all medical-related departments but it specializes in treating and managing cancer.
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