Table of Contents
- 1 Alstonia Residence Overview
- 2 Alstonia Residence Location
- 3 Alstonia Residence Floor Plan
- 4 Alstonia Residence Facilities and Amenities
- 5 Core Residence Property Analysis
- 6 Alstonia Residence’s Developer: Darul Majumas Sdn Bhd
- 7 Summary
Alstonia Residence Overview
Located at the edge of Klang Valley, Alstonia Residence is accompanied by greenery and contemporary traits that redefine urban living lifestyle. The term ‘Alstonia’ in Alstonia Residence refers to a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap that is widespread across tropical Africa to Southeast Asia and Polynesia. ‘Alstonia’ perfectly depicts the residence as it is close to nature with lively forests.
As a freehold apartment development that is located in the rapid-growing township of Bandar Sungai Long, Alstonia Residence is the latest residential development that is tailored for upgraders who are looking forward to residing and relaxing in a lush environment after a busy day of working. Its superb connectivity with expressways, the convenience of facilities and amenities available inside and outside the residence as well as its modern yet luxurious design make Alstonia Residence an ideal place for urbanites to reside in. Alstonia Residence has 483 units of freehold apartments and its construction is expected to be completed in 2022.
Alstonia Residence Location
Situated in Bandar Sungai Long, Alstonia Residence is located approximately 25 km and 10 km south-east of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Kajang town, respectively. Bandar Sungai Long was first built on a former rubber plantation land in 1989 and since then it has undergone much development with a population of at least 50,000 residents due to several key factors.
First, the rise in residential properties prices in many parts of Kuala Lumpur urges homebuyers to look for options in towns nearby such as Bandar Sungai Long. As a result, a high number of residential developments take place in the region, in which a whole gamut of property types – 2-storey terraced houses, low and medium-cost apartments, low-rise and high-rise condominiums, 2 and 3-storey semi-detached and detached houses as well as bungalow lots are built.
Second, the values of the properties in the region are favoured by the establishment of UTAR. Known to be a town that is highly populated with students due to the establishment of UTAR, many investors obtain properties in the region for the purpose of renting them out to the students. UTAR has certainly boosted the property values in the township with most residential properties have enjoyed annual capital appreciation.
Third, Bandar Sungai Long is rich in beauty and serenity as touted by the 18-hole Sungai Long Golf and Country Club, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Coupled with its rather green and cooling environment of the region due to close distance to forests that have yet to be developed, there is a demand for buyers to reside in the luxuriously built homes in this area.
The major population in this township are Chinese followed by small minority Indians and Malays living in this area. The residents’ safety in the area is ensured by the Bandar Sungai Long Police Station that one takes 6 minutes’ drive from Alstonia Residence.
Alstonia Residence is accessible via multiple major roads and expressways including Jalan Sungai Long, Kajang-Seremban Expressway (LEKAS), Cheras-Kajang Expressway, East-West Link (Connaught Highway), Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK), East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) (under construction) and Sungai Besi Ulu Kelang (SUKE). These highways allow access to the city centre in less than half an hour as well as other areas nearby such as Cheras and Kajang.
Apart from this, Batu 11 Cheras MRT Station is located just 6 km or about 15 minutes’ drive away from the residence. In addition, one can take the MRT feeder bus T453 at Sungai Long Club House bus stop, which is 750 m or 9 minutes’ walk from Alstonia Residence, to Bukit Dukung MRT Station. Another bus route that is operating in the area is RapidKL bus 590 (Bandar Sungai Long – Hab Lebuh Padu). This bus stops at KJ438 Sungai Long Golf & Country Club bus stop, which is 700 m or 8 minutes’ walk from Alstonia Residence. By taking this bus, residents are able to reach places such as KTM Komuter Serdang station, The Mines, AEON Cheras Selatan and more. These are indeed good news for those who commute to work or travel around using public transportation. It is worth noting that both bus routes of T453 and 590 serve journey to UTAR and thus bringing convenience to prospective students who live at the residence.
All in all, the connectivity of roadways and public transport to Alstonia Residence is excellent, making travelling into the city centre and around the township seamless for its residents.
- Batu 11 Cheras MRT Station
- Bukit Dukung MRT Station
A variety of amenities such as F&B outlets, bank, petrol station, wet market and more are reachable within a few minutes’ of driving from Alstonia Residence. This is a result of numerous current and existing housing development projects as well as the establishment of UTAR. Food lovers can venture into the area of Bandar Mahkota Cheras within 13 minutes’ drive, where it homes numerous F&B outlets ranging from stylish cafés to restaurants serving delectable treats.
Two major shopping malls residents of Alstonia Residence who might be interested in to visit are AEON Cheras Selatan and BMC Mall (NSK). Both malls are within 15 minutes’ driving distance from the residence. It is worth highlighting that AEON Cheras Selatan sits in the vicinity of Cheras Traders Square and Cheras C180, commercial areas similar to Bandar Mahkota Cheras where all range of F&B outlets can be found in.
UTAR, one of the most prestigious universities in Malaysia, is reachable by 7 minutes’ drive from the residence. Schools such as SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Long and SJK(C) Bandar Sungai Long are just 5 minutes’ drive from Alstonia Residence.
The nearest hospital to the residence is Putra Specialist Hospital Kajang, which takes a 5 minutes’ drive journey. Columbia Asia Hospital – Cheras is another choice of hospital that residents of Alstonia Residence can take but it is slightly further (6.5 km or 13 minutes’ drive) compared to Putra Specialist Hospital Kajang (1.6 km).
The main recreational attraction in the area – Sungai Long Golf & Country Club is just 3 minutes’ drive away from Alstonia Residence, thus, making it a dream home for golfers due to the short distance to their favourite sports ground.
- AEON Cheras Selatan
- BMC Mall (NSK)
- Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
- SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Long
- SJK(C) Bandar Sungai Long
- Putra Specialist Hospital Kajang
- Columbia Asia Hospital – Cheras
- Sungai Long Golf & Country Club
Alstonia Residence Floor Plan
The development of Alstonia Residence spans across 7.5 acres of land in Sungai Long. It has 483 units of freehold apartments spread across three towers of A (29 storeys), B (26 storeys) and C (25 storeys). Each tower has 4 lifts and its low density, i.e. only eight units per floor, is one of its key factors that buyers should not neglect when considering the project. The residential units are located at Level 7/8 to 28 of the towers.
There are six unit types at Alstonia Residence available for buyers to choose from. The built-up sizes of the units range from 1469 to 1945 sq. ft. Each unit has a minimum of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A balcony also comes as a part of the unit, in which residents can enjoy the night view as well as evocative songs of insects in nature. The exterior design of the property is modern with touches of resort-like finishing while the interior design of the units is functional yet luxurious with a European flair.
Types D and E are two of the smallest units offered at Alstonia Residence with sizes of 1483 sq. ft. and 1469 sq. ft., respectively. These two unit types come with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, for which one of the bathrooms is located in the master bedroom and the other two, are shared bathrooms. Two storerooms can be found in both unit types with one of them is large in size. The large storeroom can be converted into a maid’s room or a guest room. The layouts of both unit types are similar, with the difference lying in the orientation of the units in Towers B and C.
Types F and G, the larger units with sizes of 1717 sq. ft. and 1665 sq. ft., respectively, consist of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Other than the master bedroom, one of the bedrooms in Types F and G units has its own bathroom. Similar to Types D and E, two storerooms are also found in Types J and G units. The main difference between the layouts of unit Types F and G is the location of the small storeroom and a bathroom. Units of Type F are confined in Towers B and C while Type G units are located in Tower A.
Alstonia Residence offers Types H and J units, two of the largest (1933 sq. ft. and 1945 sq. ft., respectively) units of identical layout, which are located in Tower A. Types H and J have four bedrooms and five bathrooms with only two bathrooms are shared between the residents of the individual unit. These two unit types only have one storeroom (that can be converted for other uses) compared to the other layouts. However, a distinctive feature of Types H and J is the inclusion of dry and wet kitchens within the unit. This is great news for homemakers who can avoid the hassle to clean the entire kitchen or even the dining/living areas (due to the open kitchen concept) after heavy cooking.
Overall, units of Types D and E are suitable for small- and medium-sized families due to the smaller size. Types F and G units suit medium-sized families who value the comfortability at home. Types H and J units, on the other hand, are perfect for medium-sized families who are looking for a spacious and comfortable living space with maximized privacy for each family member.
The following displays the layout configuration at Alstonia Residence:
Alstonia Residence Facilities and Amenities
Alstonia Residence comes equipped with a list of facilities that sit between the three towers of residential units, making sure every resident will be able to enjoy the facilities fairly. Few of the highlights of the facilities offered at Alstonia Residence are swimming pool, gymnasium and library. Coupled with other facilities such as Jacuzzi, outdoor fitness area, resting garden and more, there is always something exciting for residents with active and/or relaxed lifestyles to do at Alstonia Residence. Amenities like cafeteria and nursery provided convenience for those who are too tired to cook for meals after a busy day of working and working parents who are unable to take care of their children during working hours, respectively.
Last but not least, the property is equipped with a three-tier security system that keeps residents safe at home.
Facilities and Amenities
- Swimming pool
- Poolside cabana
- Reading pavilion
- Sunny deck
- Children’s pool & water play area
- Water sculpture area
- Water trail
- Playscapes 1, 2 & 3
- Green trail
- Outdoor fitness
- Meditation deck
- Sports court
- BBQ terrace
- Hyper kitchen
- Resting garden
- Water feature
- Multi-purpose hall
- Sauna & steam room
- Lift lobbies
- Drop-off area
- Games room
- Management office
Core Residence Property Analysis
The development of Alstonia Residence commenced in February 2019 and it is expected to be completed by early 2022. The management estimates that the gross development value to be approximately RM 307.79 million and the gross development cost to be about RM 273.86 million. This estimation of the development value is unsurprising given the fact that the properties in this region enjoy the benefit of capital appreciation.
The prime location of Alstonia Residence in Bandar Sungai Long and its excellent connectivity to the city centre and neighbouring regions are few of the key factors that attract the interests of the buyers. Coupled with its lush environment as well as the availability of a variety of facilities and amenities inside and near the residence, Alstonia Residence represents an outstanding choice for those who wish to stay in an environment that is close to nature while enjoying the convenience of amenities around them. In addition, buyers will certainly be attracted to the superior overall design and low density of the property.
Alstonia Residence targets small- and medium-sized families of middle and high-income groups. This property also appeals to prospective investors who plan to rent their properties to students and have a source of income due to the presence of UTAR in the region. If not, they can lease their properties to families who are attracted by the location or hold on and then release the properties for sale after gaining a substantial capital appreciation rate in the area. Last but not least, Alstonia Residence is also a desirable residence for golfers due to the presence of Sungai Long Golf & Country Club in the area.
There are numerous condominium and apartment developments in the area of Bandar Sungai Long and three developments are selected for relevant comparison with Alstonia Residence. All four residential properties are within the same area where Lavender Residence and Iris Residence are literally sat next to each other. Alstonia Residence and Camellia Residence, on the other hand, do not sit close to any high-rise buildings and thus provide residents good view over greenery nearby. With the year of completion in 2022, Alstonia Residence is the latest residential property to be offered for buyers. This is in stark contrast with Lavender Residence, in which its construction was finished in 2018, making it the oldest property.
All the properties are marketed as mid-range residential developments with Lavender Residence being the most affordable property that one can own whereas Alstonia Residence carries the most expensive price tag among them. Despite its low price tag, Lavender Residence only offers one type of unit layout for its buyers. This can put prospective buyers off due to a limited choice of unit layout. The same goes for Camellia Residences and Iris Residence with only two choices of unit layout.
On the contrary, Alstonia Residence has some of the largest units with the lowest price PSF for buyers to choose from as compared to other properties. It has the upper hand over the other properties that the units have a minimum of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as opposed to other properties units that have the same minimum number of bedrooms but with one less bathroom. Hence, the units of Alstonia Residence give a higher value for money, a benefit that is always desirable to buyers.
Alstonia Residence’s Developer: Darul Majumas Sdn Bhd
Incorporated in 2011, Darul Majumas Sdn Bhd is responsible for the development project of Alstonia Residence. The principal activity of Darul Majumas Sdn Bhd is property development. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiara Susila Sdn Bhd (KSSB). The latter can be traced back to its incorporation in 2007, in which it is a boutique developer focusing on development projects in the Cheras-Semenyih-Kajang high-growth area.
In 2009, KSSB launched its maiden project known as Semenyih Hi-Tech 1, an industrial park comprising semi-detached and detached factories. Building on the successful development of the industrial park project, KSSB subsequently introduced a series of Hi-Tech projects (till the seventh edition) in Semenyih. Apart from the Hi-Tech series, KSSB’s other completed projects include Kiara Business Centre, Lekas 18 Corporate Industrial Park and Langat 18 @ Olak Lempit.
In short, Alstonia Residence embodies the spirit of living in ban urban development and a nature-like environment. Prospective residents can relax in the air of paradise at one instance and step out into the city centre in the next. Its jam-packed of benefits are perfect for upgraders who are looking forward to living an exclusive resort-like lifestyle with getting the most bang for their buck.
Yoga Room / Deck
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