DUMALIS Residence, 16 Sierra

  • Michael Mendez
  • 15 April 2016
The Artist Impression is placed here as the real houses are in the midst of completion, with the completion date set for December 2016. The completed homes will look exactly like this

The Artist Impression is placed here as the real houses are in the midst of completion, with the completion date set for December 2016. The completed homes will look exactly like this

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.

Where 16 Sierra is in the big picture

Where 16 Sierra is in the big picture

16 Sierra is flanked by several highways as you can see

16 Sierra is flanked by several highways as you can see

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.

Some of the themed gardens within which lie the different property types

Some of the themed gardens within which lie the different property types

At the centre of it all ─ Central Park

At the centre of it all ─ Central Park

Amigo Clubhouse with 40m Lap Pool, Children’s Pool with slides and tipping bucket, Indoor Sports Courts, Gymnasium, Yoga and other Exercise Rooms, Restaurant and so on and so forth

Amigo Clubhouse with 40m Lap Pool, Children’s Pool with slides and tipping bucket, Indoor Sports Courts, Gymnasium, Yoga and other Exercise Rooms, Restaurant and so on and so forth

There is also Rafflesia International Private School for your children’s educational needs right there within the 16 Sierra neighbourhood

There is also Rafflesia International Private School for your children’s educational needs right there within the 16 Sierra neighbourhood

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.

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About DUMALIS

DUMALIS is in the midst of being completed. However, this is the Showhouse

DUMALIS is in the midst of being completed. However, this is the Showhouse

Named after a rose, DUMALIS is 99 stylish, leasehold, 24’ by 80’ 3-storey Superlink homes defined by its charm and grace in the Sierra 11 precinct of 16 Sierra. DUMALIS’ 3-storey homes are Phase 1 of the DUMALIS series and the current Type (Type A1) will be completed in December 2016. Coming round the bed would be DUMALIS 2-Storey Homes but for the moment, the focus will be on these 3-Storey showpieces.

Type A1: with 5 bedrooms + 1 Utility Room  + 5 ensuite Bathrooms + 1 Powder Rooms with a built-up of 4221sq ft.  Type A1 boasts of Double Volume Dining or Living Room Ceiling | Large Windows | Spacious Open Kitchen Concept | High Ceilings | Solar Hot Water System | Digital Lockset at Main Door | Home Alarm System | Entertainment Room that extends to an Entertainment Terrace on the 2nd Floor

Dumalis’ Sentry point. As can be seen in the picture, Dumalis homes are in Sierra 11

Dumalis’ Sentry point. As can be seen in the picture, Dumalis homes are in Sierra 11

DUMALIS’s themed garden is the Chimes Garden for music to soothe the soul and windmills to add colour and whimsical fun to the environment. DUMALIS residents are, however, not limited to their own garden but also access the other 15 themed gardens and the Central Park through connected walkways.

DUMALIS offers a protected sanctuary for the homeowner. It has a Single Entry/Exit point with Perimeter Fencing, Guardhouse and vigilant guards to see to your safety and security.

Themed garden for DUMALIS ─ Chimes Garden

Themed garden for DUMALIS ─ Chimes Garden

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Project Name: DUMALIS 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  Fax: 03-8944-9959   Email: 16sierra.marketing@ioigroup.com

Website: http://www.ioiproperties.com.my/16-Sierra/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ioiproperties

Total Land Area of 16 Sierra: 535 acres

Property Type:  3-Storey Superlink Homes

No of Units: 99

Unit Types and Built Up: 

  • Type A1: 24’ by 80’ ─ 5 Bedrooms + 1 Utility Room + 5 ensuite Bathrooms + 1 Powder Rooms (Built Up: 4221sq ft)

Included in Unit: 

  • Solar Hot Water System (to most bathrooms)
  • Home Alarm System
  • Digital Lockset to Main Door

Land Title: Residential (Individual Title) ─ Renovation/Pets Allowed

Tenure: Leasehold – 99 years

Price per sq ft: average: About RM350++ onwards psf

Guarded with Fencing, Service Fee: About RM200 a month

Price of Units: From RM1,391,800 ─ RM2,645,800

Expected Date of Completion for Type A intermediate: December 2016

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Facilities

  • DUMALIS’s own Themed Garden called The Chimes 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
Central Park Children’s Playground and equipment and its lush greenery

Central Park Children’s Playground and equipment and its lush greenery

  • Amigo Clubhouse with Gym, Swimming Pools, Multipurpose Hall and Indoor Sports Courts, Restaurant and so on
Amigo Clubhouse

Amigo Clubhouse

 

 

Project Details

DUMALIS Type A. Observe the high, high ceiling (double volume) over the dining area

DUMALIS Type A. Observe the high, high ceiling (double volume) over the dining area

As mentioned in the above sections, DUMALIS comes with its own themed garden. DUMALIS’ garden is the Chimes Garden, one of the 16 individually themed gardens specially landscaped for each of the 16 precincts, which is totally in keeping with the concept of 16 Sierra. Again, as mentioned ─ the uniqueness of 16 Sierra lies in its 16 individual gardens inside of which lie 16 individual property types, all of which are linked by walkways to the nucleus 7.2 acre Central Park filled with playgrounds, wide open lawns, sports courts, an open amphitheater, breathtaking landscaping and such.

DUMALIS’ own Chimes Garden, filled with thematic chime decorations, colourful windmills and of course, swings and playsets for the young and young-at-heart

DUMALIS’ own Chimes Garden, filled with thematic chime decorations, colourful windmills and of course, swings and playsets for the young and young-at-heart

DUMALIS’ own Chimes Garden is linked by walkways to the other 15 parks, including the 7.2-acre centre park called Central Park. Some of the features of the Central Park can be seen in the above picture

DUMALIS’ own Chimes Garden is linked by walkways to the other 15 parks, including the 7.2-acre centre park called Central Park. Some of the features of the Central Park can be seen in the above picture

Apart from its own garden, there are also other 16 Sierra features like 4-lane wide roads which apply throughout, not just to DUMALIS of course

Apart from its own garden, there are also other 16 Sierra features like 4-lane wide roads which apply throughout, not just to DUMALIS of course

As can be seen, there are dedicated jogging and cycling tracks throughout

As can be seen, there are dedicated jogging and cycling tracks throughout

Going to DUMALIS’ enclave itself ─ observe the wide, wide roads. You can recognize DUMALIS through its dark blue side facade

Going to DUMALIS’ enclave itself ─ observe the wide, wide roads. You can recognize DUMALIS through its dark blue side facade

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What is DUMALIS?

DUMALIS are 2 and 3-storey Superlink Houses in Sierra 11 (or precinct 11) in 16 Sierra. It is a Gated Community with its own Single Entry/Exit Point, Perimeter Fencing and Guardhouse.

Currently, DUMALIS is in Phase 1 of its development and only the 3-Storey Superlinks are in the midst of construction, with the expected completion date set in December 2016.

There are only 99 of such units.

This is the DUMALIS 3-Storey Superlink Type A4 28 by 40 façade with Built-up at 4744sq ft and having 4+1 rooms. There are several variations to the 3-Storey Dumalis Types. However, the standard intermediates are as listed below

This is the DUMALIS 3-Storey Superlink Type A4 28 by 40 façade with Built-up at 4744sq ft and having 4+1 rooms. There are several variations to the 3-Storey Dumalis Types. However, the standard intermediates are as listed below

Type A 1─     Standard Lot Size: 24’ by 80’ | Built Up: 4221sq ft | 5 bedrooms + 1 Maid’s Room + 5                       Ensuite Bathrooms + 1 Powder Room

Feature Highlights ─ Double Volume Dining Room Ceiling | Open Concept Kitchen | Entertainment Room that Extends to Covered Terrace | Tall Expansive Windows to let in Natural Lighting | High Ceilings for Thermal Comfort | Solar Hot Water System | Home Alarm System | Digital Lockset to Main Door

Floor Plan of DUMALIS Type A

This is for the 3-level Dumalis standard type

This is for the 3-level Dumalis standard type

Specifications for DUMALIS Type A1

Do take a good look at what your fittings and finishings include

Do take a good look at what your fittings and finishings include

DUMALIS’ Site Plan

As you can see from the Site Plan, DUMALIS’ enclave is next to Rafflesia International and Private School

You can also see from the site plan where its “sister” development of 3-Storey Semi-Ds AKIRA is located. It is just across the road.

You can also see from the site plan where its “sister” development of 3-Storey Semi-Ds AKIRA is located. It is just across the road.

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Show Unit Look Around

DUMALIS’ show unit was purpose built to be a show unit before the actual houses were built in their own enclave. The following interior pictures were taken from the Show Unit seen in the picture below.

This is the DUMALIS show unit Type A1 whose interior you will see as you scroll down

This is the DUMALIS show unit Type A1 whose interior you will see as you scroll down

These pictures of the empty show units were taken at the actual site where 3-Storey DUMALIS types are still in their midst of completion. The expected date of completion is December 2016. (DUMALIS 2-Storey are in the early stages of construction). But meanwhile here is a look at the interior of Type A4 empty units.

The actual DUMALIS A4 Type exterior

The actual DUMALIS A4 Type exterior

The actual DUMALIS A4 interior bare unit. Note the open concept and the finishings

The actual DUMALIS A4 interior bare unit. Note the open concept and the finishings

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Meanwhille, here is a look around the show unit to judge for yourself if DUMALIS is what you want:

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Left: DUMALIS Kitchen to Dining to hall view. Right: The dining and kitchen view. The dining area looks into the terrace through tall glass picture windows/doors. The dining area is also where the stairs are. It’s a very contemporary look

Here is the view again from the top looking down to the Dining, featuring double volume ceilings

Here is the view again from the top looking down to the Dining, featuring double volume ceilings

The large, spacious, very workable kitchen. In the kitchen area is a large Utility Room, big enough for a good sized store or maid’s room. Under the staircase is also another storeroom

The large, spacious, very workable kitchen. In the kitchen area is a large Utility Room, big enough for a good sized store or maid’s room. Under the staircase is also another storeroom

Upstairs in the Master Bedroom. It is a large spacious room with balcony and with enough space for a Walk-In Closet that leads into a very spacious and luxurious bathroom

Upstairs in the Master Bedroom. It is a large spacious room with balcony and with enough space for a Walk-In Closet that leads into a very spacious and luxurious bathroom

The Master Bath with the sunken tub. Very luxurious. The picture on the right shows the shower stall

The Master Bath with the sunken tub. Very luxurious. The picture on the right shows the shower stall. Note the interesting tiles

Another view of the sunken bath. The sunken bath may become standard feature in Dumalis Types but that’s not confirmed at the moment

Another view of the sunken bath. The sunken bath may become standard feature in Dumalis Types but that’s not confirmed at the moment

Going upstairs to the 2nd floor opens into the large Entertainment Hall which in turn opens into the Large Balcony Covered Terrace for the crowd to spill into during a party

Going upstairs to the 2nd floor opens into the large Entertainment Hall which in turn opens into the Large Balcony Covered Terrace for the crowd to spill into during a party

The 2nd floor is actually very spacious. There is another Master bedroom here

The 2nd floor is actually very spacious. Almost 2/3 of the 2nd floor is dedicated to the Entertainment Hall while the last 1/3 is given to this second Master bedroom here. It can be turned into a Guestroom. There is a large ensuite bath here

The 2nd Floor Master bedroom opens into a very interesting bathroom, with tub also but of a different concept. This bathroom opens into a little alcove balcony

The 2nd Floor Master bedroom opens into this very interesting bathroom, with tub also but of a different concept. This bathroom opens into a little alcove balcony

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Location

Sierra Zentro, the commercial component of 16 Sierra has high visibility along the SKVE

Sierra Zentro, the commercial component of 16 Sierra has high visibility along the SKVE

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 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 has 16 precincts, each with its own distinct garden and property type

16 Sierra has 16 precincts, each with its own distinct garden and property type

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.

Getting There

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.

16 Sierra announced clearly at the entrance into the township

16 Sierra announced clearly at the entrance into the township

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.

Access from 3 highways and then some

Access from 3 highways and then some

Via the SKVE from the South

Via the SKVE from the South

Via the inner residential roads from Bukit Jalil, using Persiaran Lestari Perdana

Via the inner residential roads from Bukit Jalil, using Persiaran Lestari Perdana

From Persiaran Lestari Perdana, turn right to Jalan Putra Permai, pass by Giant Hypermart Seri Kembangan, Sfera Residences and The Atmosphere to head straight across the bridge for 16 Sierra

From Persiaran Lestari Perdana, turn right to Jalan Putra Permai, pass by Giant Hypermart Seri Kembangan, Sfera Residences and The Atmosphere to head straight across the bridge for 16 Sierra

There are many signs that show the way

There are many signs that show the way

Going over the overhead bridge intersection. This bridge straddles the LDP from Seri Kembangan over to 16 Sierra and D’Alpinia

Going over the overhead bridge intersection. This bridge straddles the LDP from Seri Kembangan over to 16 Sierra and D’Alpinia

Once over the bridge, you will enter 16 Sierra. This is the township

Once over the bridge, you will enter 16 Sierra. This is the township

Bird’s Eye View of 16 Sierra. In the forefront where you see swimming pools is the residents’ clubhouse called Amigo. The tall highrise is La Thea

Bird’s Eye View of 16 Sierra. In the forefront where you see swimming pools is the residents’ clubhouse called Amigo. The tall highrise is La Thea

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.

As seen on the google map, Putrajaya Sentral HSR station is 9.1km or just 10 minutes away from 16 Sierra

As seen on the google map, Putrajaya Sentral HSR station is 9.1km or just 10 minutes away from 16 Sierra

Amenities All Within Close 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.

Education

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.

Here is another look at how central 16 Sierra is

Here is another look at how central 16 Sierra is. Note the variety of educational options too

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Analysis

16 Sierra is one of the many township developments under IOI Properties

16 Sierra is one of the many township developments under IOI Properties

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.

Source: http://www.ioiproperties.com.my/

Township Developments

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”).

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The Figures

As can be seen on the google map, D’Alpinia by Hap Seng Land is right next to 16 Sierra

As can be seen on the google map, D’Alpinia by Hap Seng Land is right next to 16 Sierra

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:

AKIRA Residences, 16 Sierra

N’DIRA Residences, 16 Sierra

LA THEA Residences, 16 Sierra

SIERRA 6 Residences, 16 Sierra

LYDEN Residences, 16 Sierra

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Summary

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).

See No 4: The Landfills Park’s entrance and signboard is located along Persiaran Lestari Perdana in Taman Lestari Perdana, in between Taman Ekuin and Taman Puncak Jalil.  All these areas are now loosely supposed to be in the vicinity of Puchong South. But because they were built well before the name was coined, they are thus, not officially known to be in Puchong South. Yes. It’s a bit confusing. Meanwhile, this is what the Landfills Park looks like inside. 1. These endless roads where no cars are allowed are great and safe for jogging. 2. Another jogger walking on man-made paths inside the overgrown brushland. 3. and 5. There are gazebos everywhere for pitstops. 6. The oxidation ponds are still being used. 7. Signboard showing all the no-nos

See No 4: The Landfills Park’s entrance and signboard is located along Persiaran Lestari Perdana in Taman Lestari Perdana, in between Taman Ekuin and Taman Puncak Jalil. All these areas are now loosely supposed to be in the vicinity of Puchong South. But because they were built well before the name was coined, they are thus, not officially known to be in Puchong South. Yes. It’s a bit confusing. Meanwhile, this is what the Landfills Park looks like inside. 1. These endless roads where no cars are allowed are great and safe for jogging. 2. Another jogger walking on man-made paths inside the overgrown brushland. 3. and 5. There are gazebos everywhere for pitstops. 6. The oxidation ponds are still being used. 7. Signboard showing all the no-nos

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?

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