The Ridge KL East
Table of Contents
- 1 The Ridge Overview
- 2 The Ridge Location
- 3 The Ridge Floor Plan
- 4 The Ridge Facilities and Amenities
- 5 The Ridge Property Analysis
- 6 The Ridge Developer: Sime Darby Property
- 7 Summary
The Ridge Overview
Many would consider a home surrounded by nature, equipped with modern facilities, with strategic and easy access to major highways and public transportation while located not too far away from KL city, an elusive dream.
The Ridge at KL East, a serviced residence embodies that dream. Located in the KL East integrated township development, the property offers breathtaking views of the world’s largest quartz ridge. Future residents will be serenaded by the sound of nature and graced by greenery all while living in a modern, integrated community. The Ridge is located only 19 minutes away from the KL city centre.
There are a total of 508 units of serviced residences with freehold tenure. The Ridge KL East was recently completed this year. The units come with large window openings for residents to bask in the majestic beauty of natural rainforests as well as the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. It is indeed a meeting point of two worlds at The Ridge.
The Ridge Location
The Ridge is located within the integrated township of KL East development in Taman Melati, Kuala Lumpur. Taman Melati is situated between Gombak, Klang Gates, Wangsa Maju, and Taman Melawati. The demographics of Kuala Lumpur are made up of Malays (45.9%), Chinese (43.2%), Indians (10.3%), and others (0.6%).
Located over 160 acres of green land, it is also located across the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, the longest quartz formation in the world which is estimated to be over 200 million years old. Nature and animal lovers would be delighted to know that the area is home to five endemic plant species as well as the serow, a rare animal. A proposed 53-acres eco-park, known as the Forest Park would be an ideal spot to simply sit and revel in the beauty of this land. This truly is a unique treasure in KL City.
In terms of safety, The Ridge KL East is a guarded community. There are three tiers of security where an access card is required to access the main entrance, the lifts, and the parking area. There will also be CCTVs installed throughout the area to grant residents peace of mind.
The recent upgrade of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at the Taman Melati Junction serves to ensure better traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area. The Ridge KL East also intends to facilitate access to the Gombak Integrated Transport Terminal (GITT) which is due for completion in April/May 2021.
The Ridge has access to highways such as Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Highway (SUKE), and the Karak Highway. The Gombak Integrated Transport Terminal (GITT) is a walking distance from The Ridge KL East. Covered walkways to the GITT will ensure the comfort of pedestrians and provide reassurance without having to worry about the weather. The GITT serves as a connecting hub for the Gombak LRT Station and a transit point for the East Coast Rail Link (ERL). The Taman Melati, Wangsa Maju and Setiawangsa stations can be accessed from the Gombak LRT station as these stations are on the same line. The GITT will also house bus and taxi connections.
Apart from these, there will be a shuttle bus service to Genting Highland that departs from GITT. There are regular buses departing for Genting Highland making it very convenient for a weekend escape to Genting Highland from The Ridge KL East.
In terms of medical aid, the Columbia Asia Hospital is located 4.3km from the Ridge while the KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital is located 9.6km away. The Ridge KL East is also surrounded by 10 schools, colleges, and universities. The KYS KL East International School is located within the KL East development, while the Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) is located 2.1km away and the Fairview International School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, is located 5.2km away. For parents looking for a preschool or a kindergarten, the UIAM Danau Kota Preschool and Kindergarten is located 4km away.
Residents of The Ridge would also have direct access to the KL East mall, a boutique lifestyle mall with renowned retail brands, eateries as well as a supermarket. It will also house an ice-skating rink, indoor rock-climbing facility, cinema, and a grocery store. The KL East Mall, with more than 200 outlets is the first wholly-owned retail mall by Sime Darby Property. This would certainly be a major advantage for residents looking to stay in during the weekends instead of braving the traffic to other hot spots.
- Columbia Asia Hospital (4.3km)
- KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital (9.6km)
- Tunku Abdul Rahman College / TARC (2.1km)
- UIAM Danau Kota Preschool and Kindergarten (4km)
- Fairview International School (5.2km)
- International Islamic University of Malaysia /IIUM (4.8km)
- International School of Kuala Lumpur (9.5km)
- KL East Mall (0m)
- Melawati Mall (3.2km)
- Wangsa Walk Mall (4.2km)
- Giant Taman Pertama (4.4km)
- AEON Big Wangsa Maju (4.9km)
The Ridge Floor Plan
There are 508 units of serviced residences at The Ridge that are housed in two residential towers. This property features three types of floor plans for residents.
The first type has a built-up area of 651 square feet with 1+1 bedroom. This would be a suitable home for a single, young urbanite who would appreciate The Ridge’s excellent location and modern amenities.
The second type has 2 bedrooms with a larger built-up area of 850 square feet and would be a prime choice for a newly married couple, a small family, or even empty nesters. A single-occupant may also consider this an alternative with the option of turning the second bedroom into a study or a guest bedroom.
The third type has the largest built-up area of 865 square feet with 2 bedrooms and would be suitable for families or those who are simply looking for a slightly larger interior space.
One car park is allocated per unit under the first type, while the other two types will be allocated 2 car parks per unit.
The Ridge Facilities and Amenities
The Ridge aims to have ‘everyday made extraordinary’ for residents through its facilities and amenities. For fitness enthusiasts, an Olympic length pool would certainly be a fantastic place to get some workouts done. There will also be a family pool with an aqua gym, a lap pool, a wading pool, and a jacuzzi to provide a wonderful and healthy way for families to bond and relax. There will also be a basketball court, a futsal court, a badminton court as well as a gymnasium. An 840-meter jogging track surrounding the parameters of KL East would be a pleasant way to get some cardio workout and fresh air at the same time.
The Ridge KL East offers residents the option to alternate between exercising outside in nature or in the gym. A variety of fitness amenities are available at The Ridge, allowing residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
On the other hand, there are also ample venues to host gatherings with family and friends such as the BBQ and the multipurpose hall. But for days when solitary moments are needed, the 53-acre Forest Park, Rooftop Garden, Meditation Deck, as well as the Spa and Reflective pond offer ideal settings to enjoy such moments.
Young ones will have a blast at the children’s playground or even the games room, both of which promise a great deal of amusement, and truly, there is no greater joy for parents than to hear their children squeal in delight.
- Drop Off
- Alfresco Terrace
- Water Feature
- Half Basketball Court
- Futsal Court
- Open Lounge
- Multi-Purpose Hall
- Badminton Court
- Meditation Deck
- Jogging Track
- Olympic Length Swimming Pool
- Management Office
- Games Room
- Pool Pavilion
- Wading Pool
- Water Play Area
- Family Pool
- Spa and Reflective Pond
- BBQ Pavilion
- Fitness Area
- Children’s Playground
- Sky Garden
- Rooftop Terrace
The Ridge Property Analysis
The Ridge KL East brings together the best of both worlds in a strategic location: urban living in the midst of natural surroundings. A key, outstanding feature of this development is the 83 acres of green space which is a rare find, notably this close to the bustling city centre. This appeal would likely be appreciated by many, especially those who work in places that have high levels of air pollution.
The integrated township of KL East has a gross development value (GDV) of nearly RM 2 billion and aims to provide convenience for residents. Residents will find themselves spoilt for choice with the variety of eateries and retail outlets available in the shopping mall. Easy access to highways and public transportation also enhances residents’ quality of life. Much time would be saved from travelling out and enduring unnecessary traffic jams. This would enable residents to have more quality time with family, thereby leading to a more fulfilling lifestyle.
The Ridge is an incredibly sought-after option for young urbanites who value convenience and modern amenities. With this generation having increased exposure to the benefits of healthy living, the variety of amenities provided with emphasis on fitness as well as nature would be a pull factor for these groups.
Married couples with busy schedules would also appreciate living in The Ridge as compared to landed property, as The Ridge is located within an integrated township with shopping malls and eateries, along with quick access to public transportation at the doorstep. Additionally, a smaller living space would also mean less work required for cleaning and maintaining a home.
Residents who have been living in the Taman Melawati area and are looking for a more modern option would also be drawn to consider The Ridge as an alternative place to live.
The Ridge would also be a good investment property. There is a total population of 1.28 million within a 15 km radius of KL East, with a total household income of RM 29.5 billion per annum adding more lustre to the KL East’s appeal as a future business and education hub. This can lead to price appreciation for units at The Ridge.
In comparison to the rest of the developments in this analysis, it is noted that the price per square foot for The Ridge falls into the higher end of the spectrum. However, it has to be taken into consideration that a unique appeal of The Ridge is its location within the integrated township of KL East. The higher price tag can also be attributed to the fact that The Ridge comes equipped with top-notch facilities and even a shopping mall within the township. The Ridge KL East will be very appealing to young urbanites looking for convenience as well as accessibility to highways and public transportation and don’t mind paying a slightly higher price for these features.
With the exception of Sunway Avila, the other two developments also have a leasehold tenure that may not be appealing to everyone. The closest competitor to The Ridge would be Sunway Avila which is also developed by a reputable player in the industry. Sunway Avila is located within an integrated development and has a freehold tenure. Aside from a lower price per square feet, Sunway Avila also charges a lower maintenance fee of RM 0.30 per square feet compared to the RM 0.35 per square feet charged at The Ridge. However, potential buyers have to bear in mind that the due date of completion for Sunway Avila is only in 2023.
|wdt_ID||Development||Built-Up Size (sq ft)||Selling Price||Price PSF||Land Tenure||Completion Year|
|1||The Ridge KL East||651 - 865||From RM 616,888||RM 950||Freehold||2020|
|2||Sunway Avila||732 – 1227||From RM 430,000||RM 590||Freehold||2023|
|3||Infiniti3 Residences||1085 – 2266||From RM 638,000||RM 590||Leasehold||2017|
The Ridge Developer: Sime Darby Property
The Ridge is a development by Sime Darby Property, a well-known name in the Malaysian real estate scene and undoubtedly one of the largest property developers in the country. It was birthed through the integration of the property arms under the former Golden Hope Plantations Berhad, Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, and Sime Darby Berhad. The developments under the umbrella of Sime Darby Property can be found in the Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, and Singapore. Apart from these, it also has assets and a wider reach of operations across the Asia Pacific as well as the United Kingdom where Sime Darby Property is part of a Malaysian consortium to develop the Battersea Power Station Project.
Sime Darby Property is the only Malaysian property developer to be selected as an index component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the second consecutive year. For its Subang Jaya and UEP townships, it became the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice.
Sime Darby Property also received its 10th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brands Awards 2019 and its 6th consecutive Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia in 2015. BCI Asia grants awards to leaders within the architectural and building industry. Adding on to this string of achievements, Sime Darby Property has also been consistently recognised to be among the top developers in Malaysia during The Edge Top Property Developers Awards which is held annually.
Among its residential projects are Senada Residences, Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (Kuala Lumpur), The Alcove, Putra Heights (Selangor), and Rimbun Sanctuary Apartments, Bukit Jelutong (Selangor). Under its list of commercial projects are developments such as Melawati Corporate Centre, Taman Melawati (Kuala Lumpur), Anika, Bandar Ainsdale (Negeri Sembilan), and XME Boulevard, Nilai Impian. Among the townships that Sime Darby Property has developed are Bandar Bukit Raja, Klang (Selangor) and City Of Elmina (Selangor).
Among its new and upcoming launches include Embun 2, Bandar Ainsdale (Negeri Sembilan), Lumira 2, Bandar Bukit Raja (Selangor), and Elmina Green Three, City of Elmina (Selangor).
Ridge represents a place of serenity, convenience, and comfort. With the daily grind weighing down urbanites, a home should represent a place where peace can be found after a long day. The setting of The Ridge in the midst of nature, together with its superior location near the city center and easy access to highways and public transportation as well as outstanding amenities nearby, makes it an excellent choice for those seeking the best in green living without sacrificing convenience.
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