This residential development nestles in a prime location with a myriad of surrounding amenities in the mature township, including public transportation (LRT stations), shopping malls, healthcare, recreational, and education institutions.
CasaView CyberSouth: A viewpoint review.
CasaView is the second phase to the township of CyberSouth City by MCT Berhad that spans 417 acres of leasehold land, where a total of 530 2-storey terraced homes are being offered.
The developer sounds familiar? Well, that’s probably because you’ve heard of MCT Consortium Berhad, a company that specialises in construction, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works that began operating in 1999. Starting out with a paid-up capital of only RM250,000 now the asset value is estimated around RM1.33 billion for this company.
This developer first ventured into property development in 2004 through USJ One Avenue, a 448-unit condominium development and has to date successfully completed projects with a total GDV of RM1,080 million, has a remaining landbank of 296 acres within Greater KL in USJ, Cyberjaya and the surrounding areas, and having future projects totalling at an estimated RM6,723 million.
There are two main layouts offered Type A and Type B, with consequently three sub-designs for both types namely Type A, A1, and A2 and Type B, B1, and B2, either as an intermediate, a corner, or an end unit. The built-ups start from a generous 1,959 sq ft that goes all the way to 2,702 sq ft, with lot sizes ranging from 20’x70’ to 24’x75’. The prices for these homes are expected to start from RM629,000 onwards.
Located in the same place as its predecessor GreenCasa, how worthy is this township that’s located far from Kuala Lumpur city centre, though admittedly is just a stone throw away from Putrajaya and Cyberjaya? And is it more suitable for own-stay or investment i.e. rental gains?
Continue reading this review for CasaView CyberSouth to find out.
Address: CyberSouth, Dengkil
Land Title: Residential
Site GPS Coordinates: 2°52’21″N 101°39’33″E
Expected Date of Completion: 2018
Property Type: 2-storey terraced homes
Total Units: 530
Built Up in Sq Ft: 1,959, 1,971, 2,166, 2,434, 2,463 and 2,702
Price: From RM629,000 onwards
- Self-sustainable township
- Near to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya
- Community Clubhouse
- Type A – 1,959 sq ft – 4 rooms, 3 bathrooms – 20’x70’ (Intermediate)
- Type A1 – 2,166 sq ft – 4 rooms, 4 bathrooms – 22’x70’ (Corner)
- Type A2 – 1,971 sq ft – 4 rooms, 3 bathrooms – 20’x70’ (End)
- Type B – 2,434 sq ft – 4 rooms, 4 bathrooms – 22’x75’ (Intermediate)
- Type B1 – 2,702 sq ft – 4 rooms, 4 bathrooms – 24’x75’ (Corner)
- Type B2 – 2,463 sq ft – 4 rooms, 4 bathrooms – 22’x75’ (End)
CasaView CyberSouth: An overview.
CasaView CyberSouth has a total of 530 units offered either as an intermediate unit, an end lot unit, or a corner unit. There are six different layouts altogether for this two-storey terraced homes for one to choose from.
The built-up ranges from 1,959, 1,971, 2,166, 2,434, 2,463 and 2,702 sq ft with lot sizes ranging from 20’x70’, 22’x70’, 22’x75’, and 24’x75’. The listing price for CasaView starts from an interesting entry point of RM629,000 onwards.
Type A is an intermediate unit coming in at 1,959 sq ft and has the smallest built-up. With a lot size of 20’x70’ and spotting four rooms and three bathrooms, many find the second bathroom on the first floor being at the centre of the house a rather awkward design since as an intermediate unit, proper air-ventilation would be an issue right?
Type A1 comes in at 2,166 sq ft and is a corner unit with a lot size of 22’x70’. This type spots four rooms and four bathrooms plus a balcony on the first floor next to the family hall.
Type A2 has a built-up of 1,971 sq ft with a lot size of 20’x70’. This end lot unit spots four rooms and three bathrooms, and like Type A raises a few eyebrows with the positioning of the second bathroom on the first floor.
Type B is also an intermediate unit but with bigger built-up at 2,434 sq ft and lot size at 22’x75’. Spotting four rooms and four bathrooms, it has the same issue with the positioning of bathrooms two and three being at the middle of the house. This type has three balconies on the first floor for each of room one, two, and master bedroom.
Type B1 comes in at 2,702 sq ft and is a corner unit with a lot size of 24’x75’. Also spotting four rooms and four bathrooms, this is the biggest type offered. The balcony for bedroom one extends all the way next to and to be shared with the family area.
Type B2 has a built-up of 2,463 sq ft with a lot size of 22’x75’. This end lot unit spots four rooms and three bathrooms, and like Type A2, A, and B, has the same issue with the positioning of the second bathroom on the first floor. The four balconies kind of makes up for the weird design though.
From the masterplan, this 417 acres township will also include the development of a few amenities for the residents there like commercial centres that will normally include grocery stores and clinics, apart from having a school proposed as part of the offering.
Besides that, a community club with an expected RM0.08 per square foot maintenance fee will also be made available which houses the likes of a swimming pool, a gym, and other family recreation features. A central park totalling ten acres in size for the township is definitely a plus for residents to enjoy nature at its best be it through jogging and cycling tracks, forest and riverside walks, landscaped gardens and more.
Kind of gives a whole new perspective to green living right?
Dengkil: The serene, far far away town?
Not quite. Correct on the place being peaceful but its location being next to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya isn’t so bad now, is it?
Sure it’s not Ampang or Bangsar, but the fact that people have been living in what was then considered faraway places as well i.e. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya for the past ten years or so just proves that not everyone is built for the hustle and bustle of city life now, is it?
Dengkil used to be a mining land but don’t let that fact scares you silly. Look at Bandar Sunway now. Isn’t it just thriving? So yeah, let’s not judge a place based on its past but more on what can the future holds, deal?
In fact, the many highways like LDP, MEX, and SKVE surrounding the area provide so good a connection that it’s around 38 kilometres through MEX to get to Kuala Lumpur city centre, and around 41 kilometres through LDP to get to Petaling Jaya. That’s still far yes, but bear in mind that Putrajaya is only around 13 kilometres while Cyberjaya is half of that, and KLIA International Airport is around 20 kilometres from where CyberSouth City is located.
Admittedly the town of Dengkil itself is a blunt, boring place. Apart from several fast food chains here and there, local restaurants, and a few modern day conveniences like shops and small clinics, don’t expect any hip and happening malls here. For that, the nearest would be Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre around 16 kilometres away in Presint 1 Putrajaya. There is however a decent commercial centre called Cyber Valley Commercial Centre around 400 metres away that has modern façade giving one the illusion of a contemporary place. The nearest hospital to CyberSouth City would also be in Putrajaya Presint 9 called Hospital Putrajaya around 10 kilometres away.
Interestingly though, there’s a university close by to this township by the name of UiTM Dengkil at only around 1.3 kilometres away. There are also primary and secondary schools like Sekolah Kebangsaan Dengkil and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dengkil nearby for the convenience of one living in CyberSouth City, around two kilometres away.
Love the active lifestyle? Putrajaya Challenge Park 1 that houses wall climbing facilities and Putrajaya Challenge Park 2 for skateboarding and BMXing located around 1.5 kilometres away should be more than enough, right?
So if ever one is tired of nightclubs and concerts and whatnots and prefer to just live a quiet life and more in touch with nature, Dengkil is definitely a choice to consider.
CasaView CyberSouth: An assessment.
Now, there isn’t much mid-to-high-end residential developments in this area to make a fair comparison to CasaView but about 15 kilometres away from CyberSouth lies Liu Li Gardens by SP Setia. Let’s have a look how these two fare shall we?
|Name||Tenure/Land Title||Launch Price||Built-up||Approximate Maintenance Fee per Sq Ft|
|CasaView CyberSouth||Leasehold/ Residential||Starts fromRM629,000||Starts from 1,959 sq ft||RM0.08|
|Liu Li Gardens||Freehold/ Residential||Starts from RM1,020,000||Starts from 2,963 sq ft||RM0.18|
Liu Li Gardens’ much pricier tag may be because of its location having a Cyberjaya address instead of Dengkil. And the fact that it’s a freehold property with much bigger built-up helps too. CasaView being the second phase to CyberSouth has bigger built-ups offered as compared to phase one that goes by the name of GreenCasa though with slightly smaller lot sizes. CyberSouth is then rather affordable by comparison but nevertheless, the table shows that this part of “extended KL” as one may call it has already currently fetching rather exorbitant prices, that’s for sure.
CasaView CyberSouth: The verdict.
If you’re already familiar with the location of CyberSouth, then you would understand that this is a place for those who don’t mind long commutes if they’re working in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya and the likes. Ideally, this is an option to consider for those whose offices are in the vicinity of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
Perhaps the feedbacks from interested buyers of phase one of CyberSouth City (GreenCasa) led to the developer MCT Berhad coming up with bigger home offering CasaView. But of course, at a much more premium price.
And it’s more for own-stay obviously, so the whole ‘Mi Casa Es Tu Casa’ doesn’t really fly here. Agree?