Sime Darby Property’s Lifestyle@9 : Negeri Sembilan In The Limelight

Here at GoodPlace we have been rather bullish about the fringe areas outside the Klang Valley for two reasons:-

  1. Prices of property in the Kuala Lumpur city and prime suburbs like Petaling Jaya have remained stubbornly high despite a slowdown in buyer demand, and
  2. Shortage of development land in the city and the suburbs means that new projects often skimp on space and amenities.

New projects outside the Klang Valley, in comparison, are usually unencumbered by area limitations – which means that new townships can be thoughtfully planned without having to scrimp on features and amenities due to lack of space. Also, prices of houses in these townships are also much more competitive at about 30-60% cheaper than comparable homes in the Kuala Lumpur city.

Sime Darby PropertyFor these reasons, places like Rawang, Semenyih, Seri Kembangan, Serdang, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and Sepang have received lots of publicity with the influx of major developers launching new projects in those areas. Sime Darby Property has taken an even bolder step to venture further south into Negeri Sembilan with the development of four townships in Seremban and Nilai: Chemara Hills, Bandar Ainsdale, Planters’ Haven and Nilai Impian.

Why Negeri Sembilan?

Back in the days when I was working at DHL, Jeffrey was my colleague who would travel everyday from Seremban to our office in Menara Telekom off the Federal Highway near Midvalley Megamall. One day I asked him if it was worth the hassle, and his answer was an enthusiastic “heck, yes!” To Jeff, the extra commute was well compensated with a bigger home and a conducive living environment for his kids.

There’s a general perception that Negeri Sembilan seems a little out of the way, but the distance is not really that unmanageable – I suggest that you take a drive to Seremban one of these weekends and see for yourself. And of course, if you’re running an Internet lifestyle business like me then this issue of distance is pretty much a non-starter. 🙂

Nilai Impian and Bandar Ainsdale are both directly accessible via the North-South Expressway. Chemara Hills is near the old Seremban exit on the North-South Expressway. Take a scenic route along Jalan Labu from any of the above interchanges and you will reach the awe-inspiring orchard bungalow estates of Planter’s Haven.

Sime Darby Negeri Sembilan townships map

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Chemara Hills

Chemara Hills

Reputed to be the most prestigious address in Seremban, Chemara Hills sit on elevated ground, providing breathtaking view for its residents. Spanning more than 43 acres, this exclusive guarded development features spacious, low density homes with choices from 2-storey superlinks, 3-storey semi-detached homes and bungalows.

Located inside the Seremban town, Chemara Hills is accessible via the North South Expressway, the Seremban Middle Ring Road (MRRS) and the Kajang-Seremban highway (LEKAS). Both the KTM Komuter station and the Seremban Bus Terminal are less than 2km away.

Chemara Hills is a freehold development.

Total Acreage43.68 acres
Accessibility• North-South Expressway (NSE)
• Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
• Seremban Middle Ring Road (MRRS)
Amenities• Seremban Town
• Seremban Bus Terminal/Terminal 1 Shopping Centre
• KTM Komuter Station
• Palm Mall
• Tesco Extra Hypermarket
• AEON Shopping Mall
• Seremban Parade
Security Features• Guarded with 24-hour security services
• Single exit and entry
• Perimeter fencing surrounding the development
Medical CentresKPJ Seremban Specialist

Bandar Ainsdale

Bandar Ainsdale

As the new gateway to Seremban at merely 5km from the town, Bandar Ainsdale is a 562-acre freehold development consisting of residential homes, shop offices and commercial spaces. Choices include double storey houses, apartment units as well as commercial lots and shops.

The residential homes are wired with high speed broadband service starting from 22Mbps which is offered free to buyers for the first two years.

The new Bandar Ainsdale interchange makes this township easily accessible directly from the North South expressway. Also, there are plans to build a new KTM Komuter station which is just alongside this township.

Total Acreage562 acres
Land TenureFreehold
Accessibility• North South Expressway
• ELITE Highway
Amenities• Green Parks
• Schools
• Commercial Areas
• Police Station
• Public Library
• Surau
• Mosque
• Community Hall
• Children’s Playground
• KTMB Station
Security FeaturesGuarded Community Development
Medical CentresColumbia Hospital

Nilai Impian

Nilai Impian

Nilai Impian, also known as its moniker the “Lake Garden Township” spans some 1,808 acres of freehold land. Wellness is a central theme of this township with an abundance of green features such as open parks, lush woodlands, and beautifully landscaped lakes.

Nilai Impian is accessible via the North South Expressway, the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS) as well as the North South Expressway Central Link (ELITE). The Batang Benar KTM Komuter Station is within close distance.

Total Acreage1,808 acres
Accessibility• North South Expressway
• North South Expressway Central link (ELITE)
• Kajang- Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
Amenities• Hypermarkets such as Giant, Tesco
• Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre
• Batang Benar KTM Komuter Station
Education Institutes• Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
• INTI International University
Medical CentresNCI Hospital

Interested? Here’s What To Do Next

This advertorial is published in support of Sime Darby Property’s Lifestyle@9 campaign to drive buyer awareness of the developer’s townships in Negeri Sembilan. For more information on these townships, go to their official website at where you can also register your interest.

About Khai Yin

When I am not writing for 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


  1. DR Tan HS says

    Hi Khai Yin,
    I am thinking of investing some money ( less than Rm 500 000 ) in port dickson either buying some lands (agricultural or residential ) or resort studio as an investment plus leisure.Do you think PD areas will be a good place for that in term of excellent property appreciation within 5 years?
    Kindly advise if you have better insights of what property to invest in PD than what I thought.
    Dr Tan

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