Three universities now stand within its borders, namely, Asia Metropolitan University (AMU), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). On top of that, the MARA Junior Science College (MRSM), Malaysia Art School, a Japanese school, Pegasus International School and Excelsior International School have also made their presence here. Seri Alam also plays host to several other primary and secondary schools in addition to the premier Nam Heng Chinese Primary School.In addition to that, Seri Alam has also been designated by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority to be an education hub, thus earning it the City of Knowledge title.
As part of their continuous effort to groom this township into a true City of Knowledge, the developer has recently donated a 20-acre piece of land to Foon Yew Chinese School to erect their third campus in Seri Alam. With all these, it comes as no surprise to find more students populating the township. Families too can provide their kids with a solid education and wholesome upbringing.
That said, a wholesome lifestyle transcends more than just top-notch education facilities as one of the aims at Seri Alam is to create a green and healthy city, complete with urban parks, fields, rivers and lakes which promotes a healthier way of life. Strategic green networks are created to connect these natural elements across the city while 61.74 acres of the land is dedicated for the creation of a a forest park.
But what really comes to mind when one takes a drive through Seri Alam’s welcoming roads is the exquisite lifestyle it offers. Well-designed homes set among calming scenery; it almost seems like a world away from the hectic city atmosphere and the township’s latest addition is no exception.
Emerald Residenz, a continuation of Seri Alam’s precious stones series, presents homeowners with a spacious and comfortable living within a gated and guarded environment. These double-story terrace homes come in two variations – the Tiara series has a land area of 22 ft by 70 ft and a built-up of 2,187 sq ft while the larger 24 ft by 75 ft Crown Series has a built-up of 2,553 sq ft.
Designed by award winning French trained Architect Prof Marzuki, each of the Emerald Residenz homes has a very practical layout consisting of 4+1 rooms, 5 bathrooms, a car porch large enough to hold four cars and myriad of other features which complement its enthralling modern ambience.
“Being a premium development of Seri Alam, these luxurious lifestyle homes are strategically located within a low density enclave and a lush landscaped meadow with only 9 units per acre,” said Freddie Lee, Executive Director of Seri Alam Properties.
Launched in August 2013 and priced from approximately RM300 per sq ft, Emerald Residenz presents an attractive prospect for both owner-occupiers and investors alike, considering the many conveniences the township has to offer.
Apart from existing amenities such as a 24-hour McDonald’s Drive-thru, Burger King Drive-thru, Today’s Market, Tesco Hypermarket, the Regency Specialist Hospital, F&B outlets serving Japanese to fast food, banking halls and the Christine Resort with an 18-hole golf course, residents here are also served by Fortuna Hub, the township’s business park.
A thriving center for businesses, it is now further enhanced with the new Fortuna Hub Premier four-story shop offices with individual lifts. What is interesting to know is that these 24 ft by 80 ft units commercial units with a built-up of 6,720 sq ft are offered with a Guaranteed Rental Return Scheme (GRR) which promises up to RM216,000 returns in two years.
In addition to the great value buyers will be getting, the developer will be presenting a BMW 3 Series car to one lucky purchaser of either the Emeral Residenz or the Fortuna Hub Premier. The draw which will be conducted on 31August 2014 is definitely a bonus to interested buyers.
With construction targeted to complete by end of 2014, the Fortuna Hub Premier is poised to prosper as it will cater to the influx in the student population as well as the wider public from around the Iskandar region.
It is after all, a breeze travelling to Seri Alam. Being one of the best connected townships within Iskandar Malaysia, Seri Alam is only twenty minutes from the North-South Expressway and is served by one of the city’s main arteries, the Pasir Gudang Highway. And with the new Coastal highway and the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), journeying to landmark destinations like the CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex), Senai International Airport and Desaru all takes less than 20 minutes. Furthermore, with the soon to be completed Senai-Desaru Expressway, it will be even faster for frequent fliers to the airport.
Seri Alam is truly an exemplary township, with a balanced mix of residential and commercial components, as well as a variety of amenities and facilities to add to the convenience for residents. And while it may be the perfect place for families to lead a gratifying lifestyle, investors too can be confident of a good investment in this blossoming township.
Bandar Seri Alam
– 3,762 acres, Freehold
– Current population – 100,000
– Amenities – District Police Headquarters, Christine Resort and Golf, Amansari Residence Resort, Regency Specialist Hospital, McDonald’s Drive Thru, Tesco Hypermarket, Banking halls, F&B outlets, Police District HQ
– Institutions – University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), University Technology Mara (UiTM), Asia Metropolitan University (AMU), Mara Junior Science College, Malaysia Art School, Excelsior International School, Pegasus International School, Japanese School
How to get there?
– GPS Coordinates – N1.496677, E103.871097
– 18 mins to JB City/CIQ via Coastal Highway and EDL
– 10 Mins to Pasir Gudang via Pasir Gudang Highway
– 15 Mins to North-South Expressway via Coastal Highway
– 20 Mins to Senai Airport/ Desaru
– 2-story terrace house
– 255 units
– Crown Series – 24’x75’, Built-up 2,553sf
– Tiara Series – 22’x70’, Built-up 2,187sf
– 4+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
– Launch – August 2013, Expected completion – August 2015
– Price from RM688,900
Fortuna Hub Premier
– 4-story shop offices with individual lifts
– 149 units
– 24’x80’, Built-up 6,720sf
– Guaranteed Rental Returns for 2 years
– Launch – May 2013, Expected completion – May 2016
To know more about Emerald Residenz and Fortuna Hub Premier, please call + / +63, visit Galleria Seri Alam at 8, Jalan Suria, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia or log on to www.umland.com