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The Best of Luxury Living: Top Ten Condos in Malaysia

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Living a life of luxury within the ultimate dream homes

The continual proliferation of condominiums and apartments in Malaysia of late is an impending sign of the robust property market, particularly in the niche market of upscale homes and high-end residences. Premium real estate is nonetheless unaffected by the current property downturn due to the sluggish residential market. Property development is currently abuzz with activity along the southern corridor of Johor, particularly within Iskandar Malaysia. Developers and investors, both locally and abroad, are frantically cashing in on the hype surrounding Medini Iskandar Malaysia – deemed as one of Malaysia’s most robust premier real estate developments to date, with ongoing and upcoming luxury residential projects on the rise. The following below are the round-up of the top ten preferred condos in Malaysia. (Note: The actual positioning of each condo is subject to market forces.)

 

One Damansara

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One Damansara is located on 8.76 acres of leasehold land in Damansara Damai. Developed by Medan Prestasi, a subsidiary of MK Land Holdings, it has a gross development value (GDV) of RM220 million. There are two 20-storey blocks which house a total of 899 condo units, namely Block A with 524 units and Block B with 375 units. Its high-density configuration showcases 20 units per floor with four shared lifts, whilst Block B comprises 1,576 sq. ft. units accompanied by private gardens. A wide range of amenities can be found within walking distance from One Damansara including a bus terminal, schools, banks, clinics, supermarkets, etc. Among the academic institutions found here are ELC International School and UiTM Sungai Buloh. One Damansara is also situated in the vicinity of many shopping malls and hypermarkets, including The Curve, eCurve, IKEA, Ikano Power Centre (IPC), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Tesco Mutiara Damansara, Courts Megastore and Empire City Mall. Accessible via Persiaran Meranti and Jalan Kuala Selangor, it is also nearby New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), Sprint Expressway and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).

 

Built-up area: 986 – 2,525 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 899

No. of storeys: 20

Completion year: 2013

Developer: Medan Prestasi, MK Land

Location: Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya

Website: www.facebook.com/onedamansarapj

 

 

Suasana Sentral Loft (The Loft)

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 Suasana Sentral Loft aka ‘The Loft’ is a luxury condominium situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s transport hub of KL Sentral, which is sandwiched between Suasana Sentral Condominium and Sentral One office block. Launched sometime back in 2005 and completed by 2008, an estimated 40% of its total units are owned by expatriates and foreigners. KL Sentral has always been associated with travel convenience as being the primary hub of transportation makes it the ideal place for working professionals and ordinary folks to commute around the city centre. KL Sentral basically houses the KTM train stations, Putra LRT station, KL Sentral Monorail station, City Air Terminal (KL CAT) and Express Rail Link (ERL). General facilities available at Suasana Sentral Loft are outstanding. They have an infinity pool that stretches 50 metres complete with relaxing background music. Apart from a swimming pool, there is also an outdoor jacuzzi, a reflective pool, multifunction rooms for events, sky club, sky gym, lounge & children’s playground.

 

Built-up area: 811 – 3,004 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Freehold

Total units: 37

No. of storeys: 600

Completion year: 2008

Developer: MRCB, UM Land & Capital Land

Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.ssloft.net/suasana_sentral_loft

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Medini Signature

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Medini Signature is an exclusive condo development located in Iskandar Puteri (formerly Nusajaya), Johor. Developed by One Medini, the leasehold condominium is expected to be completed by 2016. Consisting of 2 towers of 35 storeys each, this project comprises a total 456 units encompassing some 4.51 acres. The built-up residential area range from 655 – 1,950 sq. ft. A myriad of facilities available in Medini Signature include infinity pool, jacuzzi, cabana, children’s pool, water toys, floating gym, yoga deck, herb garden, multipurpose hall, tennis court, community park, BBQ area, cycling path, rooftop garden and 24-hour security. Conveniently located within minutes from Legoland Malaysia, Puteri Harbour, Urban Wellness Park, Golf Course, Traders Hotel, Pinewood Studios, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and EduCity Iskandar. Strategically accessible via Second Link Highway, Johor Bahru Coastal Highway, Skudai Highway & North-South Highway.

 

Built-up area: 655 – 1,950 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 456

No. of storeys: 70

Completion year: 2016

Developer: One Medini, WCT Land

Location: Medini, Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Website: www.medinisignature.com

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Afiniti Residences

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Afiniti Residences is a newly launched mixed development project situated at the heart of Iskandar Puteri (formerly Nusajaya). Developed by Pulau Indah Ventures, this development was completed by end of 2015. The leasehold project consists of two residential towers with 22 and 33 storeys each respectively. There are a total of 147 units spanning some 484 – 1,064 sq. ft. Gross development value of the entire project is estimated to be around RM2.5 billion. Surrounded by numerous amenities namely Mall of Medini, Legoland Malaysia, Medini Square, 1 Medini, Gleaneagles Medini, EduCity Malaysia, etc. Afiniti is also strategically located and conveniently accessible within an hour’s driving distance towards Singapore’s Changi Airport via The Second Link Bridge. It also features beautiful landscaped gardens, covered parking lots and a 3-tier 24-hour security, among other facilities. Other amenities within the area include shop-lots, banks, clinics, restaurants, etc.

 

Buit-up area: 484 – 1,064 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 147

No. of storeys: 55

Completion year: 2015

Developer: Pulau Indah Ventures

Location: Medini Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Website: www.afiniti.com.my

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1Medini Residences

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1Medini is the first residential condo located within Medini Iskandar Malaysia and designed to offer the ultimate in luxury living within a dynamic & vibrant urbanity. Fully developed by WCT Holdings, the developer of Paradigm Mall, this leasehold development offers units ranging from 720 – 1,704 sq. ft. with 1- 4 bedrooms per unit. Some of the features found in this exclusive condominium include BBQ area, gymnasium, swimming pool, wading pool, sauna/jacuzzi, children’s playground, tennis court, jogging track, mini mart, retail outlets, as well as 24-hour security. 1Medini provides a premium mixture of residential, lifestyle and commercial developments. Popular sites in its vicinity include Legoland Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (EduCity), Kota Iskandar and the upcoming Iskandar Financial District. Puteri Harbour offers an abundance of seafood dining, coastal entertainment and waterfront living. Accessibility to Johor Bahru City Centre via the Coastal Highway in under 20 minutes, with Senai Airport just 23 minutes away and expressway connectivity to Singapore via the 2nd Causeway in mere minutes.

 

Built-up area: 720 – 1704 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 322

No. of storeys: 36

Completion: 2016

Developer: WCT Holdings

Location: Medini, Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Website: www.wct.com.my

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Saville @ The Park

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Saville @ The Park is an avant-garde mixed development situated within the exclusive enclave of Pantai Hillpark. It is reputably a metro oasis of lush greenery and waterscapes that offer a tranquil escape from the hustle & bustle of city life. Jointly developed by Amona Group and Metro Kajang Holdings, the development itself is undertaken by Amona Metro Development. Fully completed by 2015, Saville @ The Park is sited between two residential segments – twin skyscraping condos overlooking a chic & trendy neighborhood of deluxe 2 1/2 storey twin villas below. Towering majestically above the rest of the enclave itself, the two blocks of condominiums house some 408 units of sumptuous & delectable residential suites that command the most enviable panoramic view of the KLCC skyline as well as cityscape. Each unit has a built-up area starting from a standard 1,019 sq. ft. to a more deluxe 2,528 sq. ft. Conveniently located and strategically accessible to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and major cities within Klang Valley, it is only minutes away from Mid Valley Megamall via New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Federal Highway.

 

Built-up area: 1,019 – 2,528 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 408

No. of storeys: 27

Completion: 2015

Developer: Amona Metro Development

Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.amona.com.my

 

 

Pavilion Residences

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Pavilion Residences is a high-end condominium located along the busy Jalan Raja Chulan, off Pavilion Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur. It consists primarily of 163 units of luxury condos in Tower 1 (43 storeys) and 205 units in Tower 2 (50 storeys). The built-up area is from 1,057 – 7,174 sq. ft. per unit. Among the premium facilities offered are barbeque area, gymnasium, infinity pool, multipurpose hall, children’s playground, reading room, tennis court, business centre, 5-storey carpark and 24-hour (24×7) security. Pavilion Residences is also an exceptional residential condo as it sits directly atop the iconic Pavilion Shopping Mall, adjacent to other popular malls in the vicinity such as Fahrenheit 99, Starhill, Lot 10 and Sungei Wang Plaza. Quick & easy access to numerous entertainment outlets, retail shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes via mobile apps. Pavilion Residences is truly an ideal home for prospective residents who prefer to live within the city, surrounded by city life.

 

Built-up area: 680 – 7,174 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 368

No. of storeys: 50

Completion: 2009

Developer: Urusharta Cemerlang

Location: Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.pavilion-residences.com

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The Parque Residences

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The Parque Residences is a 15 plus 20-storey, 6-tower resort-style condominium housing a total of 1,088 luxury condo units in Eco Sanctuary. The Parque is the township’s first high-rise project and the latest addition to Eco Sanctuary’s family of residences. Built over 27 acres with 12 acres reserved for landscaped greenery, its resident clubhouse sits directly at the centre of the site itself. The development has been projected to be ready by 2019, offering a high-rise experience complete with modern luxury and intertwined with the best of nature. It also offers seven different design layouts with eight variations of floor space as well as built-up configurations. This naturally provides residential owners with a custom feel or personalized sense of individuality & exclusivity over their units, since residential units are uniquely designed & constructed. This design concept is also in-line (in tandem) with the overall ecological theme of Eco Sanctuary, the 308.72-acre township located in Telok Panglima Garang, Kuala Langat, Hulu Selangor. A fun fact: Eco World’s Parque Residences is literally sandwiched between ILM Land’s 1,879-acre Bandar Rimbayu and Tropicana Corp’s 860-acre Tropicana Aman.

 

Built-up area: 516 – 1,388 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 1088

No. of storeys: 35

Completion: 2019

Developer: EcoWorld

Location: Telok Panglima Garang, Kuala Selangor

Website: www.ecoworld.com/ecosanctuary

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The Park Residences

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The Park Residences is a luxury & premium condominium development within the new township of Bangsar South strategically situated within a ten-minute journey to Bangsar, Mid Valley Ctiy, KL City Centre (KLCC) and Petaling Jaya. Bangsar South City is a mammoth mixed development project which targets medium to high-end city living or the urban residential market. This niche & exclusive development is made up of The Village (property gallery and F&B), The Horizon (boutique offices), The Vertical (commercial office blocks), The Sphere, and The Park Residences itself. It consists of eight blocks of condominiums and 470 condo units with a built-up area ranging from 1,260 – 5,840 sq. ft. In addition, the facilities here are perfectly equipped, which includes a contemporary club house ideal for the entire family. It also has a comprehensive 24×7 hi-tech security system with advanced CCTV surveillance to ensure the overall safety of its residents. There are also sufficient carparks and public transportation available such as the University LRT station, which is within walking distance. In terms of accessibility, travelling to The Park Residences is a breeze, via Federal Highway & New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

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Built-up area: 1,260 – 5,840 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Leasehold

Total units: 470

No. of storeys: 10

Completion: 2010

Developer: UOA Group

Location: Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.bangsarsouth.com/uoa-property/the-park-residences

 

 

Artis 3 @ Jelutong

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Wholly developed by Airmas Group, Artis 3 comprises three residential high-rise developments with contemporary styling & design that accommodate practically everyone’s discerning style, and encompass a widespread of facilities at the leisure of residents. Located at Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Artis 3, whose design is sleek and elegant, appeals virtually to anyone’s senses with absolute joy, comfort and security that are unmistakable via its aesthetic architecture, free-flow decor and an exquisite & elaborate attention to detail. With revolutionary design, this unique designer residence is set to pamper residents with its myriad & plethora of facilities spread across four levels, exuding a noble aspiration for healthy lifestyle.

 

Built-up area: 1,200 sq. ft.

Land tenure: Freehold

Total units: 500

No. of storeys: 93

Completion: 2016

Developer: Airmas Group

Location: Jelutong, Pulau Pinang

Website: www.airmas.com/event/artis3-opening

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