Cantara Residence, Ara Damansara

  • Pavither
  • 30 July 2020

Sime Darby is the name behind established townships such as Subang Jaya, USJ, Putra Heights, and Bukit Jelutong. They also own the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Another prominent township that they launched in 2000 is the 299-hectare Ara Damansara, which is home to Cantara Residences. Cantara actually means bridge in Arabic.

Cantara Residences is a 7.2-acre freehold integrated development in Ara Damansara, with 888 serviced apartment units, and 13 commercial units. Cantara Residences was first launched in May 2016, and it has a gross development value (GDV) of RM586.84 million.

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Cantara Residences is marketed as a Transit Adjacent Development (TAD), as it has transit stops such as LRT, KTM or MRT, 500m from the development. The nearest  LRT stop for Cantara Residences will be the Subang LRT line. Residents of Cantara Residences will benefit from the LRT stations and linkages close by.

As for facilities in the development, fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the aqua gym and yoga lawn, nature lovers can admire the landscaped sky bridge which connects all 4 residential towers, and families can bond over barbeques on Cantara Residences’ podium.

Sime Darby Property launched Cantara Residences Tower C in September 2017, and the entire development is scheduled for completion on 2020. Sime Darby Property other projects include the Quarza Residence project at KL East in Desa Melawati and Lapis Seri, a mixed-use development in the RM8 billion Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Address: Jalan PJU 1A/42B, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Property Type: Condominium

Land Title: Commercial

Total Blocks: 4

Total Units: 888

Tenure: Freehold

Sales Gallery: Jalan PJU 1A/A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Year of Completion: 2020

Built-up Area: 646 sq ft – 2,077 sq ft

Facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Wading pool
  • Yoga deck
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Futsal court
  • Jogging track
  • Aqua gym
  • Children’s playground
  • Half basketball court

Launch Price: From RM549,888

Launch Price Per Sq Ft: From RM920 psf

Maintenance Fee: RM0.40 per sq ft

Project Details

Cantara Residences is a 23-storey tower with 888 serviced apartments with built-ups ranging from 646 sq ft to 2,077 sq ft, and 13 retail units. The development will be equipped with 6 acres of skypark recreational area. 

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Facilities at Cantara Residences include 2 swimming pools, 2 wading pools, hot and cool dip pools (with sauna and steam room), 2 children’s playgrounds (wet and dry play), an aqua gym, half basketball court, yoga lawn, futsal court, and a combined 500m of green belt jogging track.

The main facilities deck is on Level 6, while the Sky Bridge will be on Level 18 of Cantara Residences, and it will connect the 4 residential towers. The roof of the Sky Bridge is designed to create a wholesome community, with an outdoor landscaped park and viewing deck where residents can workout amid greenery and the city view.

Cantara Residences is well-connected through the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and Lebuhraya-Damansara Puchong (LDP), as well as the Kelana Jaya LRT Line extension.

Unit Types

Built-Up

Launch Price

Type A

·       646 sq ft

·       1 bedroom

·       1 bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From RM549,888

Type B

·       850 sq ft

·       2 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

Type C

·       1,066 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

Type D

·       1,184 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

Type E

·       1,378 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       3 bathrooms

Type F

·       2,077 sq ft

·       4 bedrooms

·       4 bathrooms

 

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Location

Cantara Residences is built on one of the last undeveloped plots in Ara Damansara. It has great connectivity to major highways and is just 500m from the Lembah Subang LRT station. The LRT station has an entrance from the neighbourhood of Taman Mayang Emas near Evolve Concept Mall, and another entrance from the Subang Airport road.

Cantara Residences is easily accessible via the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway and Lebuhraya-Damansara Puchong (LDP), and the development is expected to completed by 2020.

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Cantara Residences is easily accessible via the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway and Lebuhraya-Damansara Puchong (LDP), and the development is expected to completed by 2020.

Accessibility

  • LRT Lembah Subang – 1.1km
  • Sky Park Subang Airport – 7.3km 
  • Federal Highway
  • New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)
  • Lebuhraya-Damansara Puchong (LDP

Education

  • Japanese School of KL – 4.4km
  • Open University Malaysia – 7.5km
  • Lincoln University Malaysia – 8.2km

Medical Care

  • Kelana Jaya Medical Centre – 3.4km
  • Sime Darby Medical Centre Ara Damansara – 4.4km

Shopping

  • Tesco Extra Ara Damansara – 3.9km
  • Citta Mall – 4km
  • Evolve Concept Mall – 4.9km
  • Kelana Square – 7.7km
  • Paradigm Mall – 8.9km

Recreation

  • Tropicana Golf & Country Club – 4.1km
  • Saujana Golf & Country Club – 6.1km
  • Kelab Golf Negara Subang – 8.4km
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Analysis

Ara Damansara is a relatively mature township, and it is home to low- and high-rise residences, commercial centres, and luxury bungalows. Properties surrounding Cantara Residences are mostly upscale developments such as Damansara Idaman Villas and Damansara Lagenda. The township is also surrounded by many amenities such as hotels, schools, hypermarkets, country clubs, and retail outlets.

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Being in Ara Damansara also puts Cantara Residences within close proximity to established townships such as Kota Damansara, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kayangan Heights, Bandar Utama, Kelana Jaya, and Tropicana.

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Here’s a quick look at residential properties in the Ara Damansara.

Project

Land Tenure

Unit Type

Completion

Built-up

Approximate Launch Price

Cantara Residences by Sime Darby Property

Freehold

Condominium

2020

646 sq ft – 2,077 sq ft

From RM549,888

AraTre’ Residences by Puncakdana Development Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Service Residence

2020

797 sq ft – 1,195 sq ft

 

From RM430,000

H20 Residences by Titijaya Group Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Service Residence

2017

750 sq ft –  1,000 sq ft

 

From RM499,000

Maisson by Newfields Property 

Freehold

Service Residence

2017

500 sq ft – 1,594 sq ft

 

From RM360,000

The Potpourri by See Hoy Chan Sdn. Bhd

Leasehold

Serviced Apartment

2018

525 sq ft  – 2,440 sq ft

 

From RM557,800

Verde @ Ara Damansara by Villamas Group of Companies

Freehold

Service Residence

2016

1,383 sq ft – 2,110 sq ft

 

From RM790,500

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Summary

Ara Damansara is a neighbourhood with potential, mainly due to its strategic location close to several prime locations such as Bandar Utama, Tropicana, Sunway, Glenmarie, and Kota Damansara.

Cantara Residences is also ideal for those who are looking for a calm and relaxing environment, and want to enjoy the benefits of living next to a public transport hub and other local amenities.

Here’s an example of the estimated monthly repayment for a 646 sq ft unit at Cantara Residences, based on the PropertyGuru Home Loan Calculator.

Unit price:                          RM560,000

Loan term:                         30 years

Interest rate:                      4.1%

Down payment:                 10%

Loan amount:                    504,000 (based on 90% Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio)

Estimated

mortgage repayments:       RM2,554 per month        

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Eric Wong

Pavither

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