• Pavither
  • 1 October 2020

Located in the rapidly growing and mature community of The City of Elmina, Habitus is a serviced apartment that was launched in and it will be the first high-rise residential development in Shah Alam.

The RM202 million Habitus is developed by Denai 23 Sdn Bhd (under the Newfields Group) and sits on 2.25 acres of freehold land. There are two towers. The 20-storey Block A will feature 240 Small Office Virtual Office (SOVO) units, while the 25-storey tower Block B will host 305 serviced apartments.

Habitus is a serviced apartment that was launched in and it will be the first high-rise residential development in Shah Alam.

Habitus offers functional working spaces in its SOVO units, and private and comfortable living in its residential rooms. The development is designed with facilities such as a lush landscaped deck, co-living lounge, and gourmet sky dining loft and lounge.

The Newfields Easy Home Ownership programme could attract first-time home owners as it gives them the opportunity to own a freehold unit in this upcoming township. Buyers will also enjoy perks such as free legal, and sale and purchase agreement (SPA) fees, free kitchen fittings, free air conditioners, and free maintenance fee for the first year.

As at end September 2020, Habitus is at Stage 2bi.

There are 7 levels of carpark beneath the units

There are 7 levels of carpark beneath the units.

Address: Denai Alam, City of Elmina, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor

Property Type: Serviced Apartment

Land Title: Residential

Land Area: 2.25 acres

Total Units: 545 (Block A – 240, Block B – 305)

Tenure: Freehold

Sales Gallery: Unit 10-1, Jalan Elektron G U16/G, Denai Alam, 40160 Shah Alam
Selangor

Year of Completion: 2023

Built-up Area: 451 sq ft – 998 sq ft

Facilities:

Podium facilities @ 8th floor

  • 25m infinity pool
  • Pool deck
  • Jacuzzi
  • Poolside gazebo
  • Hanging pods
  • Kids’ pool
  • Kids’ playground
  • Gym
  • Multi-function deck
  • Reflexology path
  • Pavilion
  • Reading room

Dedicated spaces

  • Ground floor: Kindergarten
  • 1st & 2nd floor: Community lounge & co-working facilities
  • 20th floor: Sky garden, multi-function hall & community kitchen space

Launch Price: From RM305,000

Launch Price Per Sq Ft: From RM640 psf

Maintenance Fee: 35 sen psf

Project Details

Habitus’ SOVO is ideal for young entrepreneurs seeking a modern flexible office. As for the residential units (Type A, B, C, and D), they offer living spaces from 565 sq ft to 998 sq. Each unit is designed with an open layout and 10ft floor-to-ceiling height to lend an air of spaciousness, and it also comes with a balcony. 

The units are semi-furnished, with a kitchen cabinet and a hood and hob, and air-conditioners. The studio unit (Type A) and 2-bedroom units (Type B) come with 2 air-conditioners respectively, while Type C comes with 3 air-conditioners, and Type D comes with 4 air-conditioners. The studio unit’s bedroom comes with a sliding door.

Studio show unit at the sales gallery. This is the only show unit.

Studio show unit at the sales gallery. This is the only show unit.

Each unit comes fitted with a kitchen cabinet and, hood and hob.

Each unit comes fitted with a kitchen cabinet and, hood and hob.

The toilets come fully tiled, and fitted with WC and basin.

The toilets come fully tiled, and fitted with WC and basin.

The SOVO units would hold commercial title, while the residential units will hold residential title. The sales person highlighted that the SOVO units would be the same width as residential units. The only differences are that the SOVO units are shorted by 8ft, without balcony and 1 car park. Residential units will have 2 tandem parking lots.

Currently, the selling price for Habitus starts from RM305,000.

Units were mostly snapped up.

Units were mostly snapped up.

According to the sales person, Block B is fully booked (though there those whose loan has been rejected). Also, take a look at the 3rd and 4th column for Block B. If you want a bigger unit, you can purchase 2 side-by-side studio units (e.g. B-15-03 & B-15-04), and the developer will build a connecting door, and a partition so that owners can have 3 rooms!


Unit Types

Built-Up

Launch Price

SOVO

·       451 sq ft

·       1 bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

From RM305,000

Type A

·       Studio

·       565 sq ft

·       Balcony

Type B

·       685 sq ft

·       1 + 1 bedrooms

·       1 bathroom

·       Balcony

Type C

·       844 sq ft

·       2 + 1 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

·       Balcony

Type D

·       998 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

·       Balcony

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Location

Habitus is close to Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH), North-South Highway (PLUS), and New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). This means that residents will have convenient access to Petaling Jaya and the Kuala Lumpur city centre within 20 minutes. On a Saturday afternoon, it took us about 13 minutes to get to the Subang Airport, 18 minutes to Citta Mall, and 20 minutes to Evolve Concept Mall.

Here are its distance to key areas:

  • Bukit Jelutong – 9km
  • Mutiara Damansara & Bandar Utama – 11km
  • Mont Kiara – 16km
  • KL City Centre – 25km
  • Klang – 26km

Wide road leading into Denai Alam, with McD’s logo welcoming motorists.

Wide road leading into Denai Alam, with McD’s logo welcoming motorists.

It’s a pleasant drive into City of Elmina, and when you see McD’s Drive-Thru / Caltex, City of Elmina is just right ahead!

It’s a pleasant drive into City of Elmina, and when you see McD’s Drive-Thru / Caltex, City of Elmina is just right ahead!

The hoarding for the development, taken from where the retail lots are.

The hoarding for the development, taken from where the retail lots are.

The turn-off to Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) is just a 2-minute drive from City of Elmina.

The turn-off to Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) is just a 2-minute drive from City of Elmina.

Accessibility

  • Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  • Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang
  • New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)
  • Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
  • North-South Highway (PLUS)  
  • Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH)
  • Subang Airport Terminal
  • MRT Kwasa Sentral
  • KTM Skypark Link
  • Rapid Shuttle Bus to MRT Kwasa Sentral 

Education

  • Sekolah Seri Cahaya
  • Help International School
  • SEGi University
  • U4 Sekolah Kebangsaan
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Jelutong
  • REAL Schools, Shah Alam Campus
  • Greenview Islamic School Bukit Jelutong
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari
  • Management and Science University

Medical Care

  • Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
  • Ara Damansara Medical Centre 
  • Tropicana Medical Centre

Shopping

  • AEON Shah Alam
  • Giant Hypermarket Shah Alam Stadium
  • Mydin Bukit Jelutong
  • Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall
  • Pasaraya SEGI
  • Sunway Giza Mall
  • Citta Mall
  • Paradigm Mall

Recreation

  • Denai Alam Recreational and Riding Club
  • 300-acre Elmina Central Park
  • Denai Alam Lake
  • Monterez Golf & Country Club
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club
  • Guthrie Golf Academy Pitch & Putt Course 
  • Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam
  • Saujana Golf & Country Club
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Analysis

Habitus Sales Gallery is located at the retail lots opposite City of Elmina’s site.

Habitus Sales Gallery is located at the retail lots opposite City of Elmina’s site.

Sufficient choices right across City of Elmina.

Sufficient choices right across City of Elmina.

This project is often compared to another leasehold project that is less than a 10-min drive away, Embayu @ Damansara West. While Embayu has fewer amenities within walking distance, there are sufficient amenities at these blocks right opposite City of Elmina. There are banks, mamak, Pizza Hut, KFC, clinics, speciality shops, and even Family Mart.

Habitus is scheduled to be completed in 2023. However, the mall in City of Elmina will only be completed in 2025. So residents would need to drive about 18 minutes to get to Citta Mall, 20 minutes to Evolve Mall, and 25 minutes to Paradigm Mall.

The township of City of Elmina is expected to be completed in 2050. So that would mean close to a 30-year wait for the entire development to be done. That said, there will be more amenities throughout the years.

According to the sales person, most buyers are those who want to live close to their parents in Shah Alam, and those who plan to treat their purchased units as a weekend home to enjoy the facilities.

If you’re head towards Petaling Jaya frequently, you would have to be a little more patient before DASH is completed.

If you’re head towards Petaling Jaya frequently, you would have to be a little more patient before DASH is completed.

Here’s a quick look at residential properties in or close to Shah Alam.

Project

Land Tenure

Unit Type

Completion

Built-up

Approximate Launch Price

Habitus @ City of Elmina by Newfields Group

Freehold

Serviced Apartment

2023

451 sq ft – 998 sq ft

From RM305,000

Embayu @ Damansara West by PRG Holdings Berhad

Leasehold

Condominium

2022

1,000 sq ft – 1,213 sq ft

 

From RM460,000

Nadayu 801 @ Subang Murni by Nadayu Properties Berhad

Leasehold

Apartment

2022

1,033 sq ft – 1,151 sq ft

From RM794,000

DK Impian by DK Properties Sdn Bhd 

Leasehold

SoHo

2020

583 sq ft – 893 sq ft

 

From RM350,000

 

Seiring Residensi @ Damaisuria by Titijaya Land Berhad

Freehold

Service Apartment

2023

 668 sq ft – 972 sq ft

From RM459,000

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Summary

The developer is offering Maybank Islamic’s HouzKEY to provide the Easy Home Ownership programme to interested buyers. It includes no payment during construction and a monthly repayment from RM820 per month upon vacant possession. There will be 100% financing with no down payment, and purchasers only need to pay 3 months’ refundable deposit.

Newfields Group has developed various commercial and residential projects in the Klang Valley. Recent projects include Maisson in Ara Damansara, The Sanderson in Bukit Serdang, and Puchong Gateway. 

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Eric Wong

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