Agile, Mont' Kiara

  • Anjali Kassim Chan
  • 9 January 2018

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Agile Mont’ Kiara is a high-end residential project by one of the leading property developers in China called Agile Property Holdings.

The developer is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2005 and the Agile Mont’ Kiara is its  signature development in Malaysia.

Bound for completion in 2019, Agile Mont’ Kiara, a freehold condominium project located off Jalan Duta Kiara on some 10-acre site that offers 813 units spread over 11 blocks of low, medium and high rise buildings.

Agile said the 4.05ha land was acquired from PJ Development Bhd, which has a 30% stake in the international project, which is Agile group’s first one outside of their homeland.

The partly furnished units come with 3-bedroom, 3+1-bedroom (dual-key) and 4-bedroom configurations with typical built-up areas ranging from 1,156 sq ft to 2,136 sq ft.

It has a gross development value of RM1.4 billion. It will consist of 11 towers with facilities such as sky deck, jogging track and 24-hour security surveillance.

Agile currently owns a diversified portfolio of over 90 projects under various stages of development in cities and districts such as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing and Xi’an.

Its expertise includes the development and management of residences and townships, shopping malls and office towers, as well as resorts and hotels, beach front projects, and golf and yacht clubs.

Agile is set to be the largest project in Mont Kiara, with its spectacular 6-acre Secret Garden sprawling majestically before the eleven Agile towers.

Everything you need in fine living, in an affluent neighbourhood made exclusively for your precious lifetime enjoyment.

Developer : Agile Property Holdings Limited (China) and PJ Development Holdings Berhad (Agile PJD Development Sdn. Bhd)

Project title : Agile Mont’ Kiara

Address :  Persiaran Dutamas, Off Jalan Duta, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Land size : 10.16 acres

Land tenure : Freehold

Built-up areas : 1,156 sq ft to 2,136 sq ft.

No. of blocks :
11

Total number of units : 813 units

Density : Low

Price range : Beginning from RM1million

Average psf : Starting from RM800 psf

Prices of units : Undisclosed

No. of car parks : 2 or 3 car parks per unit

Maintenance fee :  RM 0.40 psf

Completion : 2019

Panel banks : CIMB, UOB, HLBB, MBB, Bank of China, HSBC, RHB, Alliance, OCBC Bank

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Project Details

Agile Mont Kiara is designed by renowned Singaporean architectural firm, DPA. A key feature of the development is the 7 acres of green and open spaces.

Compared to most of the valuable properties in Mont’ Kiara, Agile MK offers a very unique architecture and interior design concept compared to those commonly seen in local developments for the price that its buyers pay.

It is evident in the layouts that for the millions that you put into this property and you will be guaranteed more than what you’d expect to find in a basic unit!

With respect, due to the developer’s protocols, we were requested not to take any photos of the interiors. One thing is for certain, however, is that the kind of feeling walking into this foreign developer’s unit brings you an entirely different experience altogether!

But here are some of the photos obtained from Agile MK’s website that feature the interiors of the showroom units for their guests to preview.

1. Type B 1 2. Type B 2 3. Type D 1 4. Type D 2 5. Type F 1 6. Type F 2

Walking into Agile MK is no longer about trying to impress a homebuyer, but based on our observation, the developer truly does put sincere thoughts into making Agile a home for its Malaysian residents.

Firstly, you will be amazed by the spaciousness sprawling before you with the porcelain tiles that reflect the clean and fresh lightings that were aligned at all the right spots on the plastered ceilings.

Yes.Your basic unit comes with plaster ceilings, built-in kitchen cabinets, faucets and everything else you need in a home and some of the units come with an extra utility room that is succinct enough to be used as prayer room or for storage purposes.

Minus the furniture, you are buying into a luxury home for a minimum of RM1.0 million.

Royale
Lavish Fitout, Low zone

  • 5 Blocks (Towers A, B, C, D, E)
  • 8 storey blocks
  • 71 units
  • 1 & 2 units per floor
  • Semi-furnished
  • 2,142 sq ft – 5,037 sq ft
  • Starts with RM2.3 mil

Elite
Dual-key, Mid zone (2 units of residence in One)

  • 2 blocks (Towers G & F)
  • 18-storey blocks
  • 70 units
  • 2 units per floor
  • Semi-furnished
  • 2,131 sq ft

Premium
Quality design, High zone

  • 4 blocks (Tower H, I, J, K)
  • 44-storey blocks
  • 672 units
  • 4 units per floor
  • Semi-furnished
  • 1,162 sq ft – 2,012 sq ft

Secret Garden, nestled in the bustling Mont’ Kiara
The project will feature an environment deck atop the car park podium, a sky club and supporting commercial shops. Knight Frank Malaysia is the exclusive marketing agent for the project.
Project details
Facilities
Sky club
Sky gym
Aqua gym
Sky lounge
Putting green
Convenience stores
Multipurpose hall
Shallow pool with sun lounges
Cabana
Pool terrace with sun lounges
Plunge pool
Kids pool with pool sides
Trellis
Playground
Function rooms and Sky Suites
Badminton court
Elderly gym

The various floorplans for Agile Mont’ Kiara
1. Type Aa1-Ac2 2. Type Ba1-Bc1 3. Type Ca1-Cc1 4. Type Da1-Dc1 5. Type Eb1-Eb2 6. Type Ea1-Ea2 7. Type F1 & F2 8. Type G
Agile Mont’ Kiara is going to be quite the contender in the Malaysian property market to compete with, from now on.
You just have to see it to believe it.

About the developer
Agile Property Holdings Limited (Stock Code : 3383) is one of the leading property developers in China . As a renowned brand in China, Agile is principally engaged in the development of property projects, with extensive presence in businesses of hotel operations, property investment and property management.

Agile has been listed on the Main Board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2005 and are constituent stocks of Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Composite Size Index and Hang Seng Mainland 100 and Morgan Stanley Capital International China Index.

Agile has been upholding the corporate spirit of “Develop Our Future with Vision and Enthusiasm” since developing its first property project in Zhongshan in 1992. Through conceiving human-oriented architectural concepts and pursuing high quality living environment and harmonious community as goals, Agile has success fully built up its brand in the PRC(China), Hong Kong and Macau. Agile plans and builds each project meticulously.

We pay much attention on each procedure of property development, from preparation, planning, development, sales to property management. Our pursuance of quality, innovation and practical design and market-oriented development strategy earn us praises from the highly competitive market.

Agile currently owns a diversified portfolio of over 90 projects which are under various stages of development in cities and districts across Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Foshan, He yuan, Huizhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Changzhou, Yangzhou, Wuxi, Zhenjiang, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chuzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Hainan, Yunnan, Shenyang and Tianjin.
From the Brochure 1

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Location

The location of the site is right at the back of the sales gallery along Persiaran Dutamas, at Lot PT 15226, Persiaran Dutamas, Off Jalan Duta, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Agile is accessible via Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (NKVE), Lebuhraya Sprint and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).

It is being surrounded by neighbourhoods like Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Dutamas and Desa Park City.

LocationNeighbourhoods

  • Sri Hartamas
  • Desa Sri Hartamas
  • Dutamas
  • Desa Park City

Accessibility

  • Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  • Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (NKVE)
  • Lebuhraya Sprint
  • Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)

Shopping & Leisure

  • Solaris Mont Kiara
  • Publika @ Solaris Dutamas
  • Hartamas Shopping Centre
  • Plaza Mont Kiara
  • 1Mont’ Kiara

Educational institutions

  • Mont Kiara International School
  • Garden International School
  • French International School
  • Park City International School

Aside from Valencia, Desa Park City and Kuala Lumpur, Mont’ Kiara is among the top preferred locations for the expatriate community that resides in Malaysia.

Mont’ Kiara’s reputation as a home to over 30 nationalities was further cemented with the high concentration of international schools that cater to the education needs of their children.

Not only that. Local business people have made Mont’ Kiara their choice of residence because of the availability of foreign banking services. Various banks are scattered amply across Mont’ Kiara and Dutamas areas making it very convenient for overseas banking and international business transactions to be made with ease.

The list of banks in Mont’ Kiara and Dutamas areas based on Google results yielded the following:

Solaris Dutamas
CIMB Bank
AmBank
AmInvestment Bank Berhad
Public Mutual
Public Bank
Maybank
Hong Leong Bank Berhad(ATM)@ Publika
Mont’ Kiara
Alliance Bank (ATM), Plaza Mont’ Kiara
HSBC Bank@ Plaza MK
Al Rajhi (ATM) @ Plaza MK
Al Rajhi Bank@ Jalan Kiara
Desa Sri Hartamas
Hong Leong Bank @ Taman Sri Hartamas
Bank Rakyat@ Desa Sri Hartamas

Banks in Mont Kiara

Transportation
According to the sales gallery people, majority of Mont’ Kiara residents possess their own vehicles, making it convenient for them to move about.

Also, there are many who are working in Kuala Lumpur, and also have an investment interest in this location due to its established reputation.

Food
Shopping and leisure areas like Solaris Mont’ Kiara, Publika@Solaris Dutamas, Hartamas Shopping Centre and Plaza Mont’ Kiara, among others, carry numerous food eateries that serve Korean, Japanese, African, Lebanese, Indonesian, Italian and Nepalese foods, aside from the common local Chinese and Mamak restaurants.

Some of the more macro reasons that make Malaysia so attractive to foreign buying powers are due to the peaceful socio-political circumstances compared to other countries.

While we are at it, let’s leave politics and unnecessary ‘labels’ out of the picture, Malaysia is still home to millions of descendants of the forefathers who made Malaysia what it is today.

If you constantly hear about ‘a melting pot of ethnicity and cultures’, there is nowhere else in the world where such a term can be defined more wholesomely than it is here.

Truly, Malaysia is a multiethnic makeup of its population that embodies a nation of peace-loving, gentle and courteous citizens.

While there is more job to be done, we must not forget that our forefathers had united regardless of their differences and made this great nation together, and there truly is no place like home, like it is right here in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Metropolis
Other than what has been stated, Malaysia will soon turn its attention to one of its national mega projects, being the KL Metropolis, aside from all the activities happening down south in Johor.

The Agile Mont Kiara is located just five minutes from KL Metropolis.

The KL Metropolis which was launched on October 25th, 2011, is conceptualised as a 21st-century business district and poised to be one of Malaysia’s most important cities.

The Metropolis (which was updated to be completed in 2027) will comprise of exhibition space, office buildings, luxury condominiums, boutique hotels, museum, art complexes and a specialist healthcare precinct along with shopping, dining and entertainment outlets.

The distance of Agile Mont’ Kiara to this metropolis is just 5 minutes’ away, and thus its residents in the future will be residing at a decent location from all the activities and stand to enjoy the benefits resulting from the growing population from these exciting developments.

Judging from the direction that the country is headed in terms of its economic plans in place for the coming decades.

Here is a video by Singapore-based property media company, Property Pinpoint, which sought out the residents’ feedback about how it’s like living in Mont’ Kiara.

[What is Mont’ Kiara like?] 
http://youtu.be/FNS-ZitW9DI

The video above allows buyers to get a glimpse of the place before making the crucial decision to live in the neighbourhood.

These include the points that make Mont’ Kiara a comfortable place to live in, which of course, are also among the reasons why Agile is developing its flagship development in Malaysia, right here:
– The walkability (infrastructures such as concrete pavements and good views that make walking comfortably for pedestrians)
– Self-contained township with hip and trendy shopping mall, dining restaurants, cafes and other places of recreation
– Emphasis on security and comfort of Mont’ Kiara residents
– The presence of international education institutions and eateries to cater to the potpourri of foreign nationalities within the affluent neighbourhood

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Analysis

The average price per square foot for the developments around the vicinity of Mont’ Kiara is between the range of RM800+ and RM1,000.
For Agile’s case, their units are priced at approx. RM900, with the lowest beginning from RM1million.

For the purpose of comparison between developments of similar standards with Agile MK, we take into account the competitive offerings offered by some of the most outstanding developers for their respective projects with similar standard of excellence.

MK10, for instance, is known to be one of the most prestigious projects in Mont’ Kiara, by UEM Sunrise Bhd and is also known as the flagbearer of UEM Sunrise where the entire Mont’ Kiara township is concerned. Secondly, we take a look at the range of offerings that make these projects stand out among the rest in Mont’ Kiara area.

While Arte Mont’ Kiara by Nusmetro Holdings Bhd is a mixed development right opposite from Agile MK that comprises of studio units which begins from RM400K onwards which provides buyers with more choices to choose from, from around the vicinity of Solaris Dutamas.

Project title Tenure/Land Title Built-up area No. of units  Price range
Agile MK Freehold Residences 1,156 – 2,136 sq ft

 

813 units From Rm1million onwards
MK10 Freehold residences 3,478 – 7,500 sq ft 332 units Launching prices :RM1,788,000 – RM5,043,000
(Subsale prices have appreciated to RM 3million onwards)
Arte Mont’ Kiara by Nusmetro Leasehold Mixed Development 440 – 1100 sq ft 1600 units From RM400K
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Summary

Despite the negative political affairs happening on domestic level in this country, which we figured are better off left unmentioned herewith, the cooperation between China and Malaysia has been very positive since 2008.

In fact, our country is China’s top trading partner within the ASEAN region alone.
Also, with the massive buyout of some national investments by our Chinese partner recently, it only looks like the climate of the Malaysian economic downtimes are tipping in favour of the former.

The two-way trade volume between these two reached $106 billion (RM460billion) in 2013, making Malaysia China’s third-largest trade partner in Asia, just behind Japan and South Korea and eighth largest overall.

China developers began entering the property market here when they made the big announcement to develop Iskandar, Johor some years back and they certainly are doing a great job with it, as it assists in keeping our economy afloat.

Customer service is good
Expect good customer service from the Agile Sales Gallery who are mostly very friendly and courteous when it comes to their customers.

Agile’s venture into Malaysia is its first international foray and the Agile MK is only one of its inaugural projects in Malaysia.

In fact, with the China property market slowing down, its move to venture into our shores had made good sense for the company, given its skills in property development and other accomplishments in railway technology as well as its relationship with our local companies such as Tropicana Corp Bhd and PJD, with whom Agile had partnerships.

In addition to Agile’s joint venture with PJD, the Chinese developer is co-developing a 3.14-acre land in Bukit Bintang with Tropicana Corp Bhd and which witnessed its full ownership of the land when the company finalised its payment to Tropicana Corp for RM448.4m, cash.

The proposed land acquisition, bearing a GDV of RM2.5bil, was said to be earmarked for a mixed commercial development comprising of three-tower high-end serviced residences and retail components. It will be launched in the first half of 2016.

Verdict
Agile is a foreign developer in Malaysia with something more than ordinary to offer to the earnest homebuyers’ market in and out of our shores, that is for certain.

Anticipate the launch of the Tower I for Agile Mont’ Kiara January 2016.

Agile Mont Kiara – The Oasis of Mont Kiara
https://youtu.be/P0wRBm5r72g

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