Botanica 5 (Botanica CT)
Table of Contents
- 1 Botanica 5 Overview
- 2 Botanica 5 Location
- 3 Botanica 5 Floor Plan
- 4 Botanica 5 Facilities and Amenities
- 5 Botanica 5 Property Analysis
- 6 Botanica 5’s Developer: MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd.
- 7 Summary
Botanica 5 Overview
From heritage filled tourism sites to being a national fruit and food haven; Balik Pulau is indeed a gem, located in the southwest region of Penang Island. Garnering the attention of tourists both local and foreign, Balik Pulau may seem like an old town from the outlook. However, its vibrancy proves that there’s more than meets the eye. On par with the timelessness and classiness of the area of Balik Pulau comes Botanica 5, an exclusive developmental project by MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. This developmental project is the latest addition to the township of Botanica CT, where past projects of MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. such as their pioneer projects, Botanica 1 and Botanica Mansion have seen major success. Botanica 5 comprises 2 storey semi-detached and bungalow houses encompassing part of the 300-acre garden township. From the outlook of these housing projects, it’s extremely clear that they give a fresh and homely vibe to the prospective buyers.
The tagline of Botanica CT, “The Garden Township” is no joke when it comes to the panorama that meets the eyes of the residents. Surrounded by a breath-taking landscape with top-notch facilities all within the township itself, Botanica 5 would be an ideal place for people from all walks of life to relax and carry on with their daily activities without any interruption.
The concept of a garden within the enclaves of a township would definitely be of great appeal to the prospective residents as it brings forth comfort and serenity.This project would definitely be the main attraction to the area of Balik Pulau itself as it gives a unique air of freshness to it amidst its classic outlook.
Botanica 5 Location
Located in the heart and soul of Balik Pulau, it’s safe to say that Botanica 5 is not only a well-planned developmental project but also a unique escapade for residents who’d prefer to move out of the city life into a calmer and cozier retreat. Talking about the area of Balik Pulau itself, its also the administrative centre of the Southwest Penang Island District. The area is generally quiet but it’s also a well-known tourist attraction area. This is topped off with the fact that its sites of attractions are agriculturally inclined. In addition to that, Balik Pulau is home to Penang’s most well-known products which include nutmegs, durians, and cloves. The urbanization process has been evolving over the years but it’s not as rapid as those in the major cities in the province of Penang. This further contributes to the homely vibes that Balik Pulau entails. A perk of investing in a property in Balik Pulau is that the accessibility to major shopping malls and other major tourist attractions both in Balik Pulau and in other parts of the state, prominently, George Town is quite high. This is due to the fact that there’s an abundance of public transportation in the vicinity despite the bare minimum 24 minutes journey that one must endure. A few examples of shopping malls located nearby Balik Pulau would be Giant, TF Value Mart, Sunshine Farlim Shopping Mall, and Sunshine Square.
Being situated in a semi-urbanized area, Botanica 5 has a lot of connectivity benefits for its prospective residents. 3 major roads serve this city namely, Jalan Balik Pulau, Jalan Tun Sardon and Federal Route 6. All these roads intersect within the town centre which adds on to the convenience of the residents of Botanica 5. Specifically, Jalan Balik Pulau connects the town to Gertak Sanggul, a fishing village; Jalan Tun Sardon provides a more direct link towards Paya Terubong and Bukit Jambul, and Federal Route 6 links Balik Pulau with the other major urban centres on the island. With the existence of these roads, it is no doubt that the residents of Botanica 5 would have a minimized hassle to commute from one place to another.
A person who frequents public transportation? Well, fret not! 6 Rapid Penang bus routes include stops within Balik Pulau itself which include routes that link Balik Pulau with George Town, the Penang International Airport, Queensbay Mall, Bayan Baru, and Teluk Bahang. A frequent flyer? Well, the Penang International Airport is just a mere 21 minutes drive away.
In addition to the existence of the public transportation services, Rapid Penang launched a free-of-charge transit service within Balik Pulau. The roads of Balik Pulau are relatively less busy and even if there are traffic congestions, it would usually be during peak hours. So, for prospective residents who’d prefer a less bustling township, Botanica 5 is their go-to choice.
Despite having numerous tourist attractions in the vicinity, it could be clearly seen, both geographically and on a general note, that Balik Pulau does not have major shopping malls and extravagant places. This goes on par with its homely approach to life. However, with the extensive public transportation provided around and about the area, it would be extremely convenient for the residents. With a minimal travel time of 24 minutes to Queensbay Mall, 33 minutes to Gurney Paragon Mall, 36 minutes to Island Plaza and 39 minutes to Straits Quay Marina Mall, enjoying both the modern and peaceful lifestyle could be a reality to the prospective buyers.
Within a short radius, there’s also the existence of hyper marts and small-time businesses such as TF Mart HK Photostat Trading, Save N Shop Enterprise, Ab Farm Enterprise, Dobi Ujong Bagan, Perniagaan Saida Mohamed and Daily Best for residents to do some quick grocery shopping.
Fans of local, homemade and traditional delicacies should also rejoice due to the fact that the area of Balik Pulau hosts an extensive amount of factories and shops that cater to their needs. One could find tropical fruits, shrimp paste and more both in the outskirts of Balik Pulau and in the heart of the city itself. With the existence of numerous factories such as KATOLEC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Eu Seng Heong Joss Stick Factory, there’s quite a number of job opportunities too. By living in Balik Pulau, one could also secure themselves financially too.
As for concerned parents, finding a perfect school could be a daunting task. However, with the existence of Prince of Wales International School, an international school in the township of Botanica CT, they ought to be less worried about it. Besides that, there are also numerous schools in the vicinity apart from the Prince of Wales International School. This includes Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Rusa, Sekolah Kebangsaan St. George, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Yeok Hua, Sacred Heart Primary School, and Sacred Heart High School.
For the health and medical facilities, Hospital Balik Pulau is basically the go-to place for all forms of treatment and that is indeed the nearest to Botanica 5 topped up with some small clinics set up in the city.
- Queensbay Mall
- Gurney Paragon Mall
- Island Plaza
- Straits Quay Marina Mall
- TF Mart
- Prince of Wales International School
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Rusa
- Sekolah Kebangsaan St. George
- Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Yeok Hua
- Sacred Heart Primary School
- Sacred Heart High School
- Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Teik
- SMK St. George
Hospitals and Medical Facilities
- Hospital Balik Pulau
- Klinik Seri Pulau
- Klinik Desa Balik Pulau
- Klinik Desa Sungai Pinang
- Klinik Desa Sungai Burung
- Klinik Desa Pondok Upeh
- Klinik Swaran.
Botanica 5 Floor Plan
Botanica 5 is the latest addition to the 300 acres Botanica CT Township. It consists of 58, freehold, residential low-density units which comprise of two-storey semi-detached homes with built-up areas of 3,000 to 3,300 square feet. In addition to that, there are also two-storey bungalow units with built-up areas of 3,200 to 3,500 square feet. The price range of both residential types is from RM 650,000 to RM 1,920,000. Each of these units has a sense of sophistication, freshness, and tranquillity to them, topped off with the beautiful greenery that surrounds the area.
On a general note, typically, an ideal unit for bachelors would be the semi-detached units. Taking note of the fact that both semi-detached and bungalow units have only a slight difference regarding their built-up sizes, the semi-detached units would be a perfect start-up home for them. As for small families, the semi-detached units would be ideal for them. However, if they have a strong preference for a spacious home, then they should opt for the bungalow units. In addition to that, small families with plans for developing into a bigger one could choose the bungalow units too. The same goes with big families who would naturally, need a spacious home for a comfortable living experience. Nevertheless, it’s all up to the needs and wants of the buyers themselves at the end of the day to choose their ideal home.
Botanica 5 Facilities and Amenities
Botanica CT, being a well-planned township amidst a spectacular landscape houses one of the most eye-catching facilities in the province itself. These facilities would provide abundantly for the prospective residents of the township. The ability of MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. to combine the elements of classiness and modernity at its best would be of great appeal to the prospective residents.
The existence of Botanica Mansion is the highlight of Botanica CT. Fun Fact; Botanica Mansion was actually an English mansion built in early 1881 and it was restored to its former glory by the developers. It’s now a clubhouse that has amenities that accommodate people from all walks of life. There’s a gymnasium and a swimming pool for the athletically inclined residents. Furthermore, there’s even a restaurant that operates daily and it caters for private events too.
Along with that, the mansion houses 4 different concept suites for visiting guests. For residents who prefer a calm and relaxing space to read, fret not! The sprawling garden surrounding the mansion is ideal for an awesome time out in the open while being shaded by a 100-year-old tree.
With safety and security being a concern, the developers have engaged with their own auxiliary police force with patrol cars and patrol bikes provided by them to ensure the safety of all residents. There’s also regular patrolling throughout the entire township. Besides that, each residential unit has spacious four or five bedrooms and are semi-furnished with a built-in kitchen complete with an oven, security systems, automatic gates and air conditioning units.
Botanica 5 Property Analysis
Botanica CT by MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. with a total gross development value (GDV) of approximately RM1bil consists of 58 units of semi-detached units and bungalow units in total. The semi-detached units and bungalow units have built-up areas of 3,000 to 3,300 square feet 3,200 to 3,500 square feet respectively. The developers really expect to see a good take-up rate considering the fact that the units are of an affordable price range set against a spectacular landscape.
The area of Balik Pulau, is undeniably a quiet place suitable for city dwellers who have a strong desire for a getaway to a less bustling city without being too far away from basic amenities such as medical facilities, schools and grocery marts. Besides that, with the presence of most of the basic amenities a mere 30 minutes drive away at most from the residential area, prospective residents would not have to worry about the hassles of travelling to and fro. One of the major takeaways of the area of Balik Pulau is of course, the fact that traffic jams would only occur during peak hours and these traffic jams would rarely prolong unlike the ones in big cities. This would decrease the burden of the residents by ten folds. However, if the residents are quite tired with driving, they could always opt for public transportation. The level of pollution is also at a minimal level due to the fact that there’s less developmental projects in the vicinity. This would be a really healthy environment to live in especially, for all the nature lovers out there.
There’s also a setback to this area, which is the lack of mega entertainment outlets that would be of great benefit to urban dwellers who couldn’t afford to lose the accessibility to premium malls. Despite all of that, the fact that George Town has malls could be a relief for them. It’s only a mere 29 minutes via Jalan Tun Sardon to reach George Town via driving. In the years to come, it is hoped that Balik Pulau would evolve into a major metropolitan hub in the years to come whilst maintaining the authenticity of the area.
If there was one major takeaway in Botanica 5, it would be the fact that the township is a one-stop-centre for the residents’ needs. This would definitely attract prospective investors who’d like to save themselves from the hassle of moving from place to place to experience fine dining or even to get a good place to relax. With the inclusion of the Botanica Mansion, residents who’d like to unwind after a long day from the comforts of the township, will finally get to do so. Apart from that, Botanica 5 would attract nature lovers too. In many major cities in the nation, there’s heavy pollution too due to excessive urbanization. Botanica CT is a fresh addition to the perfect clash between modernization and the great outdoors. A quick stroll around the township wouldn’t be suffocating after all. Thus, this would provide a safe and happy place for the residents.
As for the price tag, despite being on the pricier end, it’s still quite reasonable due to the fact that it’s quite cheap in comparison to projects in major cities with the same quality of facilities. Looking at the price, it could attract prospective investors from the higher economic spectrum and the ones in the average economic spectrum.
The main property developers in the area of Balik Pulau and of course, it’s neighbouring cities are MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd., IJM Land and Hunza Properties Sdn. Bhd. Among these 3 developmental companies, it’s crystal clear that IJM Land tops the spot in terms of its popularity, as it’s a notable entity in the property developmental field. However, as a lesser-known company, MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. definitely knows how to put together different elements into an ideal housing project. This is the major takeaway factor of the developmental company itself. Being an expert in the logistics field, MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. still holds the top spot because they have far more experience in producing quality projects.
As one examines the specifics of each housing project, specifically Botanica 5 and Sanctuary Ridge, in terms of the facilities and amenities, Botanica 5 clearly has an advantage in this regard. Due to the presence of their exclusive Botanica Mansion and The Prince of Wales International School, this is the case. Botanica CT’s township is highlighted by these two projects.
In comparison to Alila2, however, Botanica CT dims in comparison because Alila2 has facilities such as a 3 tier security system and the units have also been designed to meet the Green Building Index (GBI) Gold Certificate standards with the inclusion of using a special glass that allows daylight into units but blocks out heat among many others. Despite this, in terms of practicality, Botanica CT is still an ideal residence because unlike Alila2 which is a luxury condominium, Botanica 5 is a township. It’s very hard to incorporate elements as such into landed properties. A township would prove to be far more convenient, taking into consideration the fact that it has a lot of facilities that a condominium can’t provide.
In terms of the pricing, Botanica 5 is averagely-priced in comparison to Alila2, and Sanctuary Ridge of Permatang Sanctuary. Botanica 5, mostly accommodates people from those from both the average and higher economic spectrum. However, taking into consideration the fact that Botanica 5 also provides a fulfilling housing experience with tons of family-friendly facilities despite the price tag, it is to no doubt that it still tops the spot. With the existence of housing loans, for sure, more investors would be keen on investing in Botanica 5.
Below is a table to further enforce the notion that Botanica 5 still tops the spot in an area as competitive as Penang as a whole:
|wdt_ID||Name||Built-Up Size (sq ft)||Selling Price||Price PSF||Land Title||Property Type|
|1||Botanica CT 5 (MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd.)||3,000 to 3,300 square feet||RM 1,101,000 onwards||RM 367||Freehold||Semi-D|
|2||Botanica CT 5 (MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd.)||3,200 to 3,500 square feet||RM1,863,000 onwards||RM 582.19||Freehold||Bungalow|
|3||Sanctuary Ridge of Permatang Sanctuary, Bukit Mertajam (IJM Land)||1,983 square feet||RM 758,000 onwards||RM 382.25||Freehold||Semi-D|
|4||Sanctuary Ridge of Permatang Sanctuary, Bukit Mertajam (IJM Land)||1,898 square feet||RM 758,000 onwards||RM 399.37||Freehold||Semi Linked|
|5||Alila2, Tanjung Bungah (Hunza Properties Sdn. Bhd.)||1,905 – 4,782 square feet||RM1.6 million onwards||RM 838.90||Freehold||Luxury Condominium|
Botanica 5’s Developer: MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd.
With a track record over the years, MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. started from very humble beginnings in the year 1963, with the establishment of the Malaysia Trade & Transport Co Sdn. Bhd. They started as one of the local pioneers in barging, stevedoring and shipping. Fast forward, 48 years later, in the year 2011, this developmental company found the Prince of Wales Island International School. This was in line with its mission to improve the lives of the citizens in the nation. That further led to developing residential units in the name of Botanica CT, without forgetting their roots in logistics. As a whole, MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. aims to create a better and more sustainable future for all humanity.
On a general note, Botanica 5 by MTT Properties and Development Sdn. Bhd. is an incredible investment given the affordability rate and it should be on every prospective buyer’s to-buy list. It is definitely the face of revolution in Balik Pulau, being a modernized developmental project that still maintains the classiness of the vicinity itself. Despite the lack of entertainment outlets and premium features in the area of Balik Pulau itself, one should also keep in mind the fact that an escapade from the daily hustle and bustle of city life is needed in our everyday lives. In addition to that, Botanica 5 and its township could help guarantee a perfect getaway for every prospective resident.