This is the first landed residential development in Tropicana Danga Cove, an award-winning township that is located on 227 acres of freehold land in Masai, Johor.
16 Sierra, Puchong South ─ GPS Coordinates 2.969613, 101.654731─ is a garden township of a variety of residential units built inside 16 themed parks linked to each other and to its core 7.2-acre Central Park. The township spans 535 acres of leasehold land and is located about 3.8km away from the LDP Puchong Selatan Toll.
On the side of the highway where 16 Sierra is, as seen in the map, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya are below and to its right. Specifically, 16 Sierra is 8km away from IOI Resort City Mall, Putrajaya and 11km away from the Government Administrative Centre (Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan) in Putrajaya.
Concept of 16 Sierra ─ a complete ‘Play-Learn-Bond’ experience
16 Sierra is a residential township where its concept of living-among-greenery is realised by its 16 themed gardens within which 16 of its mostly-residential developments are arranged.
The 16 gardens with Educational, Forest, Flower and Herbal Fragrance and other themes, complete with exercise stations, playsets, and of course plant-specie appropriate landscaping, are connected by walkways and bicycle tracks to allow residents to visit all the gardens within the neighbourhood.
All these smaller gardens lead to the 7.2-acre Central Park ─ the largest themed garden of all in 16 Sierra ─ where “Ladybird” and “Froggery” playsets, a Grand Lawn, Tai Chi Lawn, Jogging Tracks, Basketball and Futsal Courts and an Outdoor Amphitheatre for events and celebrations culminate for a full “Play-Learn-Bond” experience.
This people-centric, green-inspired neighbourhood also boasts a Clubhouse called Amigo with even more recreational facilities for residents.
16 Sierra is by IOI Properties, the same people behind IOI Resort City in Putrajaya, Bandar Puteri Puchong and Bandar Puching Jaya in Puchong and many other township and individual property developments all over the country and beyond. The properties in 16 Sierra are developed by Lush Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IOI Properties Group Berhad.
AKIRA is 122 exclusive, leasehold, 45’ by 85’ 3-storey Semi Detached homes with distinctive facades built in Precinct 9 of 16 Sierra. There are 2 types:
Type A (slightly smaller unit) with 5 bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 6 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms with a built-up of 4596sq ft. Type A boasts of Double Volume Living Room Ceiling | Large Windows | Spacious Open Plan Concept | Rainwater Harvesting System | Solar Hot Water System (except for Bath 5 and Powder Room 1) | Outdoor Terrace | Home Alarm System | Water Booster Pump | Water Feature (Garden Pond for selected units only) | 3-Phase Wiring.
Type B (slightly bigger unit) with 6 bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 7 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms with a built-up of 4617sq ft. Type B boasts of Large Windows | Spacious Open Plan Concept | Rainwater Harvesting System | Solar Hot Water System (except for Bath 6 and Powder Room) | Outdoor Deck | Entertainment Room |Home Alarm System | Water Booster Pump | Water Feature (Swimming Pool) | 3-Phase Wiring.
AKIRA’s themed garden is the Rainforest Garden but residents can also access the other 15 themed gardens. Akira offers a secure and private sanctuary and it has a Single Entry/Exit point with Perimeter Fencing and Guardhouse.
Project Name: AKIRA Residence, 16 Sierra
GPS Coordinates: 2.969613, 101.654731
Developer: Lush Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IOI Properties Group Berhad
Developer’s Address: ML, Two IOI Square, IOI Resort, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Marketing and Sales Office: IOI Galleria @ 16 Sierra ─ Persiaran Sierra Utama, Bandar 16 Sierra, 47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-8944-9999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Land Area of 16 Sierra: 535 acres
Property Type: 3-Storey Semi Detached Homes
No of Units: 122
Unit Types and Built Up:
- Type A: 45’ by 85’ ─ 5 Bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 6 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms (Built Up: 4596sq ft)
Differentiating Feature from other Type: Double Volume Ceiling at Living Area | Outdoor Terrace on Balcony of 2nd Floor
- Type B: 45’ by 85’ ─ 6 Bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 7 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms (Built Up: 4617sq ft)
Differentiating Feature from other Type: Entertainment Room and Outdoor Deck on Balcony of 2nd Floor | Swimming Pool on Ground Floor
Included in Both Types:
- Rainwater Harvesting System
- Solar Hot Water System (to most bathrooms)
- Home Alarm System
- Water Booster Pump
- 3-Phase Wiring
Land Title: Residential (Individual Title) ─ Renovation/Pets Allowed
Price per sq ft: average: About RM350++ onwards psf
Guarded with Fencing Service Fee: About RM200 a month
Price of Units: From RM2,200,800 ─ RM2,630,000
Expected Date of Completion: Completed with CCC
- AKIRA’s own Themed Garden called The Rainforest Garden
- Central Park with Flora and Fauna Themed Playground like “Froggery” and “Ladybird” playsets, Open-air Amphitheatre, Grand Lawn, Tai Chi Lawn, Jogging Tracks, Basketball and Futsal Courts and so on
- Amigo Clubhouse with Gym, Swimming Pools, Indoor Sports Courts, Restaurant and so on
As mentioned in the above sections, Akira comes with its own themed garden. AKIRA’s garden is the Rainforest Garden, one of the 16 individually themed gardens specially landscaped for each of the 16 precincts, totally in keeping with the concept of 16 Sierra.
What is Akira?
AKIRA is a Gated Community in Precinct 9 or Sierra 9 with its own Single Entry/Exit Point, Perimeter Fencing and Guardhouse.
There are 122 units of Akira. All of them are 3-storey Semi Detached units. There are basically two types:
Type A ─ Standard Lot Size: 45’ by 85’ | Built Up: 4596sq ft | 5 bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 6 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms
Feature Highlights ─ Double Volume Living Room Ceiling | Large Windows | Spacious Open Plan Concept | Rainwater Harvesting System | Solar Hot Water System (except for Bath 5 and Powder Room 1) | Outdoor Terrace | Home Alarm System | Water Booster Pump | Water Feature (Garden Pond for selected units only) | 3-Phase Wiring.
Floor Plan of Type A
Type B ─ Standard Lot Size: 45’ by 85’ | Built Up: 4617sq ft | 6 bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 7 Bathrooms + 2 Powder Rooms
Feature Highlights ─ Large Windows | Spacious Open Plan Concept | Rainwater Harvesting System | Solar Hot Water System (except for Bath 6 and Powder Room) | Outdoor Deck | Entertainment Room |Home Alarm System | Water Booster Pump | Water Feature (Swimming Pool) | 3-Phase Wiring.
Floor Plan of Type B
Specifications for Type A, A1, B, B1, B2 and B3
AKIRA Site Plan
Show Unit of Type B Look Around
16 Sierra’s show units, particularly Akira, are located in the actual houses in their actual enclave and that’s a good thing. This gives prospective buyers an accurate impression of what it would be like living in that house, such as if the layout is practical and user friendly, what he could do in terms of ID or modifications to suit his lifestyle and even little things like where the windows open out to and the actual views he will see or if the rain will come in to a particular section of the house, or if it is suitable for pets, if there is enough parking space and so on and so forth. He can also test for himself the workmanship and actual materials used for the windows and clasps, door handles, bannister finishing etc ─ in short, a real feel of the real thing.
Here is a look around for you to judge for yourself if Akira is what you want:
Sierra Zentro would be the first thing you’d see of 535-acre 16 Sierra if you were driving along the SKVE anywhere near the Plaza Toll Ayer Hitam East-Bound. Sierra Zentro is the commercial component of the mostly residential 16 Sierra township and comprises very eye-catching 3 and 4 storey shop offices perfect for banks, supermarkets and such to serve the needs of the growing township and its surrounding neighbourhoods. Sierra Zentro (phase 1) was launched in 2013. Today, the project is putting in its finishing touches, ready to serve an emergent community.
Indeed, 16 Sierra the garden township, launched in 2010, is fast becoming a household name now that it is in its 6th year of development, and having completed or is in the midst of completing 8 of its developmental phases. (There are 16 lined up, hence the name 16 Sierra).
Many of the earlier residential phases such as 251-unit Linkhouses Adenia and Areca, 441-unit Townhouses Odora and 228-unit 2-Storey Terraces Lyden in Sierra 8, Sierra 1 and Sierra 2 (respectively) are already filled up, lived in and thriving. (note: Sierra 8, Sierra 1 and Sierra 2 refer to the precincts as can be seen in the Masterplan below.)
16 Sierra, located on “high-ish” ground about 90m above sea level, can be prominently seen and accessed through 3 existing highways ─ SKVE, LDP, MEX and MAJU, and a fourth upcoming one SKIP, as well as through a few trunk roads from the Bukit Jalil Highway.
If coming from the Bukit Jalil Highway, one can use the inner roads through Kinrara to join to Persiaran Puncak Jalil. Or you could turn in to Taman Puncak Jalil itself from the said highway which then cuts through to 16 Sierra via Persiaran Puncak Jalil (the same straight, traffic-less, residential road if you had turned in from Kinrara), then to Persiaran Puncak Jalil 1, then to Persiaran Lestari Perdana, pass Giant Hypermart/The Atmosphere and Sfera and then straight across the bridge that goes over the LDP, then on to Persiaran Alpinia where you will see the wall sign that announces your arrival at 16 Sierra.
Or you could use the SKVE itself if you are coming from Putrajaya, Semenyih, Kajang, KL and Cheras. The SKVE is the most direct access to use. Or if you are coming from Puchong, PJ, Sunway and Klang, you could use the LDP and make a turn back at the Diamond Interchange.
Connection By Rail: MRT and HSR
16 Sierra is not only connected by roads but also by rail. The Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP line) will have Station 31 (S31) at Equine Park, S33 at 16 Sierra, S35 at Cyberjaya City Centre and S36 at Putrajaya Sentral to interchange with KLIA Transit.
And speaking of the KLIA Transit, there is exciting news for frequent travelers as in the pipeline, is the RM43b High Speed Rail KL-SG line (HSR) that will cut KL to Singapore travelling time to a mere 90 minutes. This project will commence in 2017.
Here is an except from Wikipedia.
The railway will be about 375 km and the travel time will be 90 minutes. The construction cost will be MYR 43 billion. The project will request the construction of a brand-new line with dedicated tracks, which will allow trains to travel at least 270 km/h. YTL and SPAD will co-ordinate the project for the essential construction within the Malaysia corridor, whereas LTA will be in charge for Singapore corridor.
Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission chairman, Syed Hamid Albar announced the planned stops for the HSR on 22 October 2014. The stations are in:
Bandar Malaysia KL, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kempas Baru and Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya).
The Putrajaya Sentral station is 9.1km or just 10 minutes away from 16 Sierra.
Amenities All Within Reach
16 Sierra is 2.5km or 5 to 10 minutes to Giant Hypermart, The Atmosphere and Pasar Borong Selangor, 4.3km or 9 minutes to Taman Ekuin’s AEON Jusco, and 8.9km or 9 minutes to the super-regional IOI City Mall in IOI Resort City, Putrajaya (via the breezy, mostly traffic-free SKVE).
The township is 13km or 13 minutes to the Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya and over at the other end, also 13km or 15 minutes (via the LDP) to the famous IOI Mall in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong.
And when it comes to the City Centre of Kuala Lumpur City Centre: 26km, KLIA: 34km and Hospital Serdang: 7km.
In terms of education, it is close to tertiary institutions such as LimKokWing University, MMU, UPM and Uniten and Alice Smith International School (in Taman Ekuin) as well as Rafflesia International and Private School within 16 Sierra itself. Chinese schools will include SJK © Bukit Serdang in Seri Kembangan and SJK © Union in Cyberjaya.
IOI Properties Group Berhad is one of Malaysia’s leading public-listed property developers. It has a solid reputation and is renowned as one of the largest property companies in the country with a proven track record spanning more than three decades in the property development industry.
Its principal activities include property development, property investment, leisure and hospitality. It has successfully developed sustainable townships in sought-after regions of Klang Valley and Johor in Malaysia while embarking on property developments in Singapore and the People’s Republic of China.
In terms of Township developments, IOI Properties has many under its belt. They include: Bandar Puteri Puchong, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Putera Klang, Bandar Puteri Klang, the recently-launched Bandar Puteri Bangi, Bandar Puteri Warisan, Bandar IOI Bahau, Bandar Putra Kulai, Bandar IOI Segamat, Desaria and of course, coming back to Selangor ─ IOI Resort City, Putrajaya with its glittering Putrajaya Marriot Hotel & Spa, Palm Garden Hotel, Palm Garden Golf Club, and the much touted IOI City Mall.
To read more about IOI Resort City, Putrajaya, click on the link provided to theSundaily’s coverage of the group’s launch of IOI Resort City’s Conezion Condominium recently.
Over in Puchong South, in January 2010, 16 Sierra was launched. Through the years, this development has won many awards, both for the individual property types in 16 Sierra (“Best Landed Development”) as well as for the 16 Sierra Township as a whole (“Best Family-Centric Development”).
For reasons shown in the above map, 16 Sierra homes are often compared to D’Alpinia homes by Hap Seng Land. D’Alpinia homes also comprise low-density, gated landed properties (both 2 and 3 storey) and also highrises such as their latest launch of Andana, d’Alpinia Condo (with landed Villa options). The following are the comparative figures collated.
|Name||Tenure||Unit Size||No of Units||Average Price PSF||Approx Start Price per Unit|
|AKIRA, 16 Sierra (3Storey Semi-D)||L hold||4596sq ft ̶̶ 4617sq ft||122||RM350++||From RM2.2M|
|DUMALIS, 16 Sierra (3 storey Superlink)||L hold||4221sq ft (Type A)||99||RM350++||From RM1.3M|
|NDira, 16 Sierra (3 Storey Townhouses)||L hold||2099sq ft ─ 2573sq ft||336||RM350++||From 753,800|
|LA THEA, 16 Sierra (Condo)||L hold||787sq ft ─ 1205sq ft||526||RM550||From RM470,000|
|SIERRA 6, 16 Sierra (2 and 3 Storey Superlink)||L hold||Builtups spanning both 2798sq ft ─ 3526sq ft||3storey: 113 2storey: 104||RM350++||3 storey: RM1.5M 2 Storey: RM1.2M|
|LYDEN, 16 Sierra (3 Storey Terrace and 2 ½ and 3 Storey Semi-D)||L hold||2668 sq ft ─ 4,000sq ft||35 Semi D and Zero Lot Bungalows||RM350++||2 ½ Storey: RM1.7M 3 Storey: RM1.92M Bungalows: RM2.1M|
|Urbana, D’Alpinia (Link Bungalows and Bungalows)||L hold||3489sqft ─ 5846sq ft||64||RM350++||RM1.7M at launch (Completed 2013)|
|Andana, D’Alpinia (Condo and Villa)||L hold||Condo: 1572sq ft – 1690sq ft Villa: 2568sqft ─ 2740sq ft||Condo: 116 Villa: 30||RM407||Condo: RM680,980 Villa: RM1,048,210|
To find out more about the other available residential units in 16 Sierra, please click on the links provided below:
These days, every astute property investor is bullish about Puchong South because they know that’s where growth is at.
Puchong South is actually a relatively new tag for the vast 50-odd sq km tract spanning the entire southern portion of Puchong from the south end of the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, to the border of the ELITE Highway, right up to the perimeters of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya and just across the boundaries of Seri Kembangan.
Before it was rebranded though, there was no Puchong South. Actually there was no name for the area that was vaguely referred to as the jungle, estate and ex-mining land fringed by little shanty towns and languid villages in “that section of Serdang”. In fact, over at the Sri Kembangan side of things, a huge swathe of land called the Ayer Hitam Landfill Site (where many upscale new developments now surround) was the open dumping ground for more than 3,000 tonnes of the Klang Valley’s daily waste and refuse. That was what the area was all about in those days. The stench that permeated the air 24/7 for miles around gravely impacted the rise of real estate there for a long time.
But all that, of course, is now in the past…recent past, that is.
The entire dump site is today a Landfills Park for jogging, walking and exercise. The oxidation ponds are still there, as you can see in the picture below. Entry to the park is free, of course.
(For more on the story, read the Star’s 2004 coverage on Conflicting Interests At Landfill.
Covering up the dump site is not the only reason why Puchong South is doing so well these days although the move did contribute to the area’s recovery from a fetid past.
Puchong South has become a hot spot for development because of many factors. For one, the real Puchong ─ the one called Pusat Bandar Puchong inside throbbing Bandar Puchong Jaya and Bandar Puteri Puchong ─ is now too developed, too packed and too expensive to bargain for affordability, whereas Puchong South, still pristine in many ways and just “waking up”, has room to manoeuvre, including room to build townships of luxurious landed properties within idyllic botanical settings that pitch a lifestyle replete with contemporary comforts as demanded by the rising affluence of the growing population there.
That’s the draw of Puchong South.
Besides, its PSF prices are amenable and certainly a lot less than the older properties in advanced areas like Puchong Central (subsale Semi-D at RM571psf in Bandar Puteri) or even Kinrara (subsale Semi-D at RM583psf in BK6).
And, Puchong South is heavily connected ─ not just by the road and highway infrastructure but also by MRTs (as shown above in the Location section) to access a selection of nearby shopping malls, entertainment, recreation and food and beverage options, as well as educational institutions at all levels and types.
In The Final Analysis
So given all these things going for 16 Sierra ─ its excellent location, its potential to “ong”, its environment-friendly, garden-inspired concept, its stylish architecture, its quality materials and finishings, its family centric-ness, its developer’s good standing in the industry…the question you’ll have to ask yourself is: Will the township boom and will the home you put your faith and money into today give you the returns you seek tomorrow? What do you think?