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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.
As seen on the map, on the side of the highway where 16 Sierra is, 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, (22.2km if you’re going to Putrajaya through Cyberjaya of course).
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.
16 Sierra is by IOI Properties, the same people behind IOI Resort City in Putrajaya, Bandar Puteri Puchong and Bandar Puchong 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.
About LA THEA Condominium
LA THEA Residences is the first ever condominium development in 16 Sierra. Made up of two towers of varying heights (21 and 25 stroeys each) with a total of 526 units with built-ups ranging from 787sq ft to 1205sq ft, LA THEA makes an imposing picture in the 16 Sierra environs.
Architecturally, LA THEA incorporates both vertical and horizontal fins to screen direct sunlight and to create a cooler indoor environment. Simultaneously, these fins also provide a three-dimensional architectural language to the façade which gives LA THEA its distinctive identity.
Located a strolling distance of 450m from Rafflesia International and Private School, 550m to Sierra Zentro, the commercial centre of 16 Sierra and 700m from Amigo Clubhouse and the 7.2-acre Central Park (adjacent to Amigo Clubhouse) LA THEA Residences on Persiaran Sierra Utama is the closest residential component of 16 Sierra to the SKVE highway. As such, it has the fastest access to all other amenities located in surrounding neighbourhoods outside of the 16 Sierra township. For instance, Farm In The City, an Eden of nature and animals, in Taman Prima Tropika, is only 3.3km away. It is a very popular haunt for children and adults alike for opportunities to commune with nature.
But LA THEA itself has plenty of recreational facilities within itself as well. These facilities include: a Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Kid’s Pool, Interactive Children’s Playground, a Glass Gymnasium, Reflexology Path, a Kindergarten and so on.
More ‘Play-Learn-Bond’ in the Gardens Outside
On top of that, all residents of 16 Sierra, have access to 16 themed gardens to play in including the centrepiece garden called Central Park, and Amigo Clubhouse of course.
Project Name: LA THEA Residences, 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: email@example.com
Total Land Area of 16 Sierra: 535 acres
Property Type: Condominium
No of Towers/Blocks: 2 (although it looks like 4 from outside─ see diagram below)
No of Storeys per Blocks: 21 and 25
No of Units in Total: 526
Unit Types and Built Up:
- Type A1: 2R + 2B – 787sq ft (with yard)
- Type B1: 3R + 2B – 970sq ft (with yard)
- Type C1: 3R + 2B – 1205sq ft (with balcony + yard)
No of Units Per Floor: 12 units
No of Lifts per floor: 4 lifts (3 private lifts + 1 Service lift)
No: of Car Parks given per unit: 2 side by side/ 3 for Type C
Land Title: Residential
Price per sq ft: average: About RM500++ psf
Maintenance Fee: 0.32sen psf
Price of Units: From RM472K to RM780++K
Expected Date of Completion: June 2016
Here is a look at the real thing: the 99% completed LA THEA Residences. In a nutshell, there are 526 units housed in two blocks ─ A and B. The two blocks look deceptively like four blocks but actually, they are merged, as shown above in the diagram above and once again, below.
Each floor will have 12 units serviced by 4 lifts. There are basically 3 Types of units with all their variations ─ some with longer balconies and some not but essentially they are the same layout with built-ups ranging from 787sq ft to 1205sq ft. If the built-ups are larger, it is because the figures include the extra-large balconies or terraces.
Of course, LA THEA is gated and guarded with a Guardhouse equipped with intercom system, a single entry and exit point, and 3-tier security system: 1) at the Guardhouse, 2) Lift Lobby with CCTV Surveillance at Entry and Exit Points and Lifts and 3) Digital Lock at your unit’s Main Door.
Here is the Layout of the facilities in LA THEA.
LA THEA in Pictures ─ Show Unit/Condominium Walk Around
A picture paints a thousand words as they say. So here are 20 or so pictures to tell you the story of LA THEA. The walk-through begins at Type B1A at 1314sq ft. The bigger floor space includes the balcony or terrace. All units with the appended “A” after their Type name denotes the inclusion of an extra large balcony. These units are located on the first floor. (As mentioned, the 3 unit Types have their variations but on the whole Type C1 is the only type that comes with balconies. If called Type C1A, then it comes with a larger balcony. Types B1 and A1 don’t come with balconies, unless of course, they are Type A1A or in the case below, Type B1A.
Sierra Zentro would be the first thing you’d see of 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 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, 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.
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.
Connnection by Rail: 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 370km, 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.
The planned stops/stations for the HSR are:
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.
Amenities All Within 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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 709,920|
|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:
After looking at all the palatial landed units in 16 Sierra, LA THEA comes across as a little cramped. The kitchens are a bit tight and there may not be enough bathrooms for a 3-bedroom unit.
Still, LA THEA can be had for as little as RM470K, the lowest pricing in all of 16 Sierra. For a young couple just starting out, these units may be ideal. Or, they could be rented out to the young executives working in the area or to students. Certainly, there is a huge student population studying in the various colleges in and around Puchong South and employment is rising with the opening of new commercial centres for the growing businesses.
Without a doubt, Puchong South is emergent, both in vibrancy and population. So, where LA THEA as a viable investment is concerned, you might want to think about it.