Albury 2 @ Mahkota Hills, Semenyih South

  • Arianna Leo
  • 23 July 2016

Artist's Impression of Albury 2 Type B

Artist’s Impression of Albury 2 Type B

Mahkota Hills will be a mega township development spanning 1,800 acres of freehold land past the Selangor-Negeri Sembilan border. Occupying 355 acres is Albury 2, a second phase landed development comprising 382 double storey terrace homes. These homes are offered in 3 types, with built ups ranging from 1,704 sq ft to 2,168 sq ft. Offered in intermediate, corner, and end lots, Albury 2 offers the vibe of a gated and guarded community, one that is set in an evolving self-contained township adjacent to Setia EcoHill 2 by SP Setia and Eco Majestic by EcoWorld.

Albury 2 is only the beginning of what is to emerge at Mahkota Hills, which is going to be developed in subsequent phases. This second phase project by United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) is adjacent to 30 retail shop lots.

Developer’s Details

Kia Ace Development Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of United Malayan Land Berhad (UMLand), which received recognition at BCI Asia Top Developers 2015. The star property player had also claimed a World Best recognition in the International Property Award 2015. As one of Malaysia’s Top Ten Developers, UMLand track record is in building sustainable housing for a fast-growing population in Malaysia.

Among some of the developer’s township developments were in Iskandar Malaysia. These include Bandar Seri Alam and Seri Austin Hills, and The Waves at Puteri Harbour, and the mixed high-rise (residential and commercial) development of UMCity at Medini Lakeside. Two of UMLand’s latest projects outside of Kuala Lumpur are in the building its newest townships of Seri Putra in Bangi and Mahkota Hills.

Property Details

Property Name: Albury 2 @ Mahkota Hills

Property Type: Double Storey Terrace Homes

Site GPS Coordinates: N 2°52’44” E 101°54’51”

Website: www.albury.my

Approving Authority: Majlis Perbandaran Nilai

Land Title: Residential

Land Tenure: Freehold

Property Type & Area Size:

  • Type A (18′ X 65′)
  • Type B (22′ X 65′)
  • Type C (22′ X 75′)

Built-ups: 1,704 sq ft to 2,168 sq ft

Total Land Size: 355 acres

Furnishing: Unfurnished

No. of Units: 382

Selling Price: RM419,400 to RM488,700 (after rebates)

Price per square foot: RM250 to RM280 psf

Expected Completion Date: Q1 2018

Security features: Gated & Guarded with CCTV at the Guardhouse

Developer: Kia Ace Development Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of UMLand)

Sales Gallery: No. 13, Jalan Kiara 1, Kawasan Perniagaan Kiara 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

Tel. No: 03-8723 2323 / 016 361 1002

Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

Clubhouse Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool & Children’s Pool
  • Playground
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton Courts
  • Cafeteria & Kitchen
  • Surau
  • Barbecue Pits
  • Sauna
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose Hall
  • Internet
  • Police

Awards: 

The developer, UM Land has won multiple property accolades during the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020 event such as: 

  • Highly Commended for Best Mega Township Developer   
  • Winner: Special Recognition for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
  • Winner: Special Recognition for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Winner: Special Recognition for Building Communities

Project Details

Albury 2 Corner - Construction In Progress 2

Albury 2 Corner House – Actual Side View

Albury 2 is a double storey terrace home development in the 1,800-acre Mahkota Hills in Semenyih South. Featuring a total of 382 units, there are 3 types of intermediate homes with built-ups ranging from 1,704 sq ft to 2,040 sq ft. The corner units with extra land come with built-ups of between 1,824 sq ft to 2,168 sq ft.

All these types of homes offer 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, as well as a car porch at the front that accommodates up to 2 cars, individual fencing and a backyard. The fencing will include chain-link fencing at the back, brick fencing, and brick wall fencing with grill. Although unfurnished, these homes come with fully-fitted tiles, auto gate point, and internet fibre-optic point.

 

Albury 2 Intermediate -Front Facde

Albury 2 – Front Facade

The designs and overall layout of these homes are similar to the linked houses you see in truly conventional developments. An intermediate unit does not have an extra lawn but it has a landscaping corner next to the car porch for you to furnish the area with potted plants. The layout of the house is very straightforward in that living, dining and kitchen are all on one side and all bedrooms are on the second floor.

If you don’t mind travelling for long distances to the city and the fact of having a home in Negeri Sembilan, Albury 2 stands out in its own right as a decently-sized and reasonably-priced landed property.

Albury 2 - Type A Floor Plan

Albury 2 – Type A Floor Plan

If you are to purchase a home here, you’ll get ample access to all the facilities in the clubhouse for free. In the first 2 years, the developer will borne 50 percent of the security fee. After that, residents of Albury 2 are given free reign as to whether they would like to extend this membership or not.

Since Mahkota Hills will be gated and guarded community, a security fee of RM100 to the guardhouse is applicable.

For information on the single storey terrace homes sharing the same name, check out Albury 1.

 

Albury 2 Specifications

Albury 2 Specifications

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Location

Mahkota Hills sits deep inside vast forest expanse of what were formerly palm oil and rubber estates. This development (at this point in writing), is only one development, among various other developments that are taking place around Semenyih.

Much remains to be developed and is still developing. One of the closest and well-beaten path to reach this development would be the toll-free Jalan Semenyih, where much of the concentration of traffic and business activities take place.

Whilst driving on this road, you’ll witness new developments versus vast undeveloped land, as well as undisturbed local villages, industrial parks, and local schools. To reach the main entry way to Mahkota Hills from the main road of Jalan Semenyih takes 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

If the place name of Mahkota Hills does not ring a bell then most likely Bandar Akademia will. Mahkota Hills was Bandar Akademia until the developer renamed it otherwise. The fact is one can easily assume that this place is part of Semenyih as the Albury clubhouse is only 4 km away from the Selangor-Negeri Sembilan border.

The fact that Mahkota Hills remains largely a site in progress can be seen through such sizable adjacent developments as Setia EcoHill 2 by SP Setia and Eco Majestic by EcoWorld. Next to Eco Majestic is Setia EcoHill. The undeveloped areas are various estate lands and golf courses, while already developed and standing is Bandar Tasik Kesuma and Taman Pelangi Semenyih.

Bandar Tasik Kesuma is nearby

Bandar Tasik Kesuma is nearby

 

Due to heavy traffic concentration on Jalan Semenyih with intermittent stops at the traffic lights, developers with developments in the vicinity are planning to inject three new link roads into their respective developments.

There will be an interchange road to divert traffic to and from the LEKAS Highway. Future residents of Mahkota Hills will get to travel on an alternative road straight from Mahkota Hills to Jalan Semenyih and vice versa. A third proposed link will be another extension to LEKAS Highway near the Semenyih Interchange. The lands on the opposite side of the LEKAS Highway, in Bangi, so to speak, are predominantly golf clubs and industrial parks.

Apart from Jalan Semenyih, other major roads and highways that lead to Mahkota Hills include the LEKAS, SILK, Plus and North-South highways. If you are coming from the direction of Kajang, you’ll have to drive pass Bandar Baru Bangi and Semenyih. You will reach Mahkota Hills once you reach a place called Beranang. If you are heading in this direction from Seremban, Mahkota Hills is located after you pass Mantin. Therefore, Mahkota Hills is sandwiched between the developing towns of Semenyih, Beranang and Mantin.

 

Metro Point in the town of Kajang

Metro Point in the town of Kajang

According to The Star, “The Lekas-Ecohill Link will cut traffic congestion by 50%. The new link will benefit about 52,000 residents of Semenyih, Rinching and the Beranang area in terms of quicker travel between Kajang and Rinching/Beranang by 15 to 30 minutes.” The EcoHill-Semenyih interchange linking to LEKAS is already open to traffic. The Eco Majestic Interchange, also linked to LEKAS, is slated to be opened by 2016.

As the total population in Kajang and Semenyih is inching towards the 90,000 mark, most folks who need to travel far and in between these places will welcome the MRT Line 1’s full completion and arrival by the third quarter of 2017. In Kajang town itself, there will be 2 stations. The first is called Stadium Kajang station and the other Kajang station. One of these stations is located at the KTM Commuter station (located 1 km from Kajang town). A third station, called Sungai Kantan station, will be located near Saujana Impian, a residential township that is 2 kilometres away from Kajang town.

 

Country road leads to a beautiful recreational spot

Country road leads to a beautiful recreational spot at Sungai Tekala

Educational institutions that are located within a 20-km radius to Albury 2 include The University of Nottingham, Tenby International School, and MARA Japan Industrial Institute (MJII). Should you wish to travel farther than that, there’s also International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS), Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Rafflesia International & Private Schools, and Tanarata International School, Kajang.

Tesco Semenyih sits near Semenyih Business Park. Other shopping choices include Econsave and Billion Kajang. The nearest medical institution is Kajang Hospital near Metro Point, Plaza Metro Kajang, and the Kajang Police Station. All these places are located less than 25 to 30 kilometres away.

 

A real natural marvel - the Hulu Langat Dam!

A real natural marvel – the Hulu Langat Dam!

Highway Connectivity:

  • Cheras-Kajang Highway
  • Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban (LEKAS)
  • SILK Highway
  • North-South Highway

Government Schools:

  • SJK (Cina) Yu Chai Ulu Beranang
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Ulu Beranang
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Jai
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Daching
  • Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Ladang Lenggeng
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Tasik Kesuma
  • Sekolah Menengah Bandar Tasik Kesuma
  • Sekolah Jenis (Cina) Ton Fah
  • Sekolah Kebangsaan Beranang
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Khir Johari
  • Sekolah Menengah Tinggi Kajang

Private Schools:

  • Rafflesia International & Private Schools (34 km away)
  • Tanarata International School, Kajang (29 km away)
  • Tenby International School, Setia EcoHill Semenyih (14 km away)

Institutions of Higher Learning:

  • The University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) – 14 km away
  • MARA Japan Industrial Institute (MJII) – 10 km away
  • Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) – 31 km away
  • German Malaysian Institute (30 km away)
  • Kajang Vocational College (23 km away)
  • Tuanku Jaafar College (9.8 km away)

Leisure & Recreation:

  • Semenyih Lake Country Club, Hulu Langat (16 km away)
  • Staffield Golf & Country Resort (13 km away)
  • Kajang Hill Golf Club (23 km)

Hypermarkets & Supermarkets:

  • Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket Semenyih (20 km away)
  • Billion Kajang (19 km away)
  • Tesco, Taman Pelangi Semenyih (13.5 km away)
  • Giant Supermarket Kajang (26 km away)
  • Tesco Extra, Saujana Impian Kajang (27 km away)
  • Econsave Cash & Carry, Semenyih (15 km away)

Financial Institutions:

  • Easy by RHB Jalan Pasar Baru, Semenyih
  • Maybank Semenyih Branch
  • Ambank, Jalan Semenyih Sentral 1
  • Easy by RHB Metro Point Kajang
  • RHB at Giant Prima Saujana Kajang
  • Maybank Kajang Prima
  • Maybank Kajang Branch, Jalan Dukung
  • Maybank Bandar Sungai Long Branch
  • Ambank Kajang
  • Bank Rakyat, Tesco Taman Pelangi Semenyih

Medical Institutions:

  • Kajang Hospital (23 km away)
  • KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital (30 km away)
  • KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital (27 km away)

Public Transportation:

  • Kajang Bus Terminal (27 km away)
  • KTM Commuter Station (29 km away)
  • Future MRT Line 1 (51-km) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (To be fully completed by Q3, 2017)
  • Future Stadium Kajang Station (To be fully completed by Q3, 2017)
  • Future Kajang Station (To be fully completed by Q3, 2017)
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Analysis

Name of Development Land Tenure Property Type Built-up(s) Lot Size(s) Price per sq ft Maintenance Fee
Eco Majestic, Semenyih Freehold/Strata Double Storey 2,100 -2,600 sq ft 20’x70’22’x70’22 75 From RM320 psf RM200
Setia EcoHill,Semenyih Freehold/Individual Double Storey Linked 2,500 sq ft 23’x76’ From RM290 psf RM280
Albury 2, Mahkota Hills, Semenyih South Freehold/Individual Double Storey terrace 1,704 – 2,168 sq ft 18’x65’22’x65’22’x75’ RM250 – RM270 psf RM100
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Summary

Mahkota Hills is located next to Semenyih. This land is peppered mostly with newly-built double-storey terrace homes. Developers set themselves apart from one another by offering different concepts. Some focus on the exterior façade and landscaping works of the development while others may want to offer something entirely different such as affordability.

What makes Albury 2 stand out is that it is developed by a reputable developer with a sound track record of not only delivering projects on time, but which evoke excellent workmanship as well. UMLand usually starts building even before they begin to sell. This point makes Albury 2 at Mahkota Hills worth considering.

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