Kayangan Heights, Good View @Sg Long, KL Gateway

Kayangan HeightsSource: facebook.com/kayanganheights

An upmarket project by Amcorp Properties (known primarily as the developer of Amcorp Mall as well as a slew of projects in London), Kayangan Heights is a bungalow development in Shah Alam (next to Sunway Kayangan, and just off the Guthrie Corridor). A leasehold project centred around the “green luxury” concept, Kayangan Heights offer three choices of bungalow configurations named Teratai Villas, Kenanga Woods and Begonia Crescent; only the latter two are still available during the time of this review.

These bungalows are sized from 4,000 sq ft upwards, and come with six bedrooms and six bathrooms each. Also, these homes have been completed (Kayangan Heights is a Build-Then-Sell or BTS project). Facilities include playgrounds, a gym, tennis courts as well as a clubhouse. Kayangan Heights is a gated and guarded development.

Nearby commercial areas include the D’Pangkin Commercial Centre, First Jelutong as well as USJ and Glenmarie townships. Accessibility to Kayangan Heights is made easy with the Guthrie Corridor.

WHAT WE THINK: Kayangan Heights is easily one of the “greenest” developments in the Klang Valley, and if you want to live near nature (and you’ve got the dough) then this project can be a good bet. Also, since the bungalows are already built, you’ll pretty much get what you see. Recommended for those looking to buy for own stay; “green bungalow in a fringe-y location” may be too niche to qualify as a mainstream property investment option.

Good View @Sungai Long

Good View @Sungai Long is a Build-Then-Sell (BTS) project in Sungai Long, Kajang by Sejati Avenue. The developer has got linkages with SHL Consolidated, which is notable as the developer of Palm Walk, Suria and Capa Residency, all of which are also in Sungai Long.

Good View Sungai LongGood View is a gated and guarded community on nearly 26 acres of freehold land which is being developed in three phases. The first phase comprises of some 66 double storey terrace homes (1,158 sq ft) priced from RM318,000 onwards as well as 50 double storey townhouses (1,270 sq ft for the ground floor, 931 sq ft for the first floor) with prices from RM578,800. The second phase comprises of 2.5 storey terrace houses (48 of these, measuring 3,360 sq ft each) and double storey semi-detached homes (27 units, 2,670 sq ft). Both phases have been fully sold.

The third phase is currently in development and is expected to be completed in 2015. In this phase, there will be 60 units of double storey semi-detached homes (2,670 sq ft), 16 units of 2.5 storey semi-detached homes (3,600 sq ft) and 12 units of double storey terrace homes (3,360 sq ft). Prices are to be announced later.

WHAT WE THINK: Being a BTS project, we want Good View to be successful so that more developers follow suit. 🙂 Sungai Long may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but freehold landed properties remain the creme de la creme as far as Malaysia property is concerned no matter where they are located. Some may want to note that Good View is priced at a (relative) premium when compared to its surrounding apartments and town houses, but this is only to be expected as the Sungai Long township is decidedly blue collar.

KL Gateway

KL Gateway

Source: klgateway.com.my

The KL Gateway project is an integrated development on more than five acres of land located adjacent to the Universiti LRT station (facing the Federal Highway). Comprising of residences, a shopping mall and corporate offices, this project is its developer’s Suez Capital’s most high profile project to date.

KL GatewayThere are four blocks of residential towers (aptly named Residences 1, Residences 2, Premium Residences 1, Premium Residences 2). During the time of this review, the “regular” Residences units have been completely sold. The Premium Residences blocks house some 446 units with sizes ranging from 1,143-1,204 sq ft (2+1 bedrooms) and 1,346-1449 sq ft (3+1 bedrooms). Each unit comes fully furnished with electrical appliances (air conditioners, washers, dryers, water heaters) as well as kitchen cabinets and wardrobes.

The KL Gateway Mall features a gross floor area of some 500,000 sq ft, which is sufficiently sizable for a mixed project (in comparison, the nearby MidValley’s gross floor area is about 4.5 million sq ft, which is a whopping 9x the size of the KL Gateway Mall). This project is expected to be completed in 2017/8.

WHAT WE THINK: Longtime readers of GoodPlace will know that we are suckers for well-planned mixed use developments. 🙂 Occupying a premium tract of land inside the triangulation of KL, PJ and Bangsar, it is highly accessible via the highways as well as by LRT. Prices for Premium Residences are said to be RM1,300,000 onwards; one can expect its price PSF to be just slightly above of that of the nearby Bangsar South and MidValley city (Northpoint). On the minus side – watch out for the possible oversupply in the Kerichi / MidValley area, as well as SP Setia’s upcoming KL Eco City.

About Khai Yin

When I am not writing for GoodPlace.my and helping my readers find properties though the DealMatcher service, I spend time doting on my three kids: Wenyi, Qinyi and Eian. My personal stuff, some published essays and contact details can be found at khaiyin.com

Comments

  1. Hua Jun Daw says:

    Dear K Y,

    My son bought into Tropicana Cheras, a few months ago & since you mentioned Sungai Long,what do you think of this investment ?

    Please note that he purchased it directly from the developer with some discounts.This is a 3 storey linked house.

    Would appreciate your kind comments

  2. Do you think KL Gateway would increase or decrease the value of units in Vista Angkasa (opposite it, next to Universiti LRT) ?

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