• Arul
  • 30 December 2015

Live The Value Added Life

001Lakeville- Intro
What you see is almost what you get in Lakeville Residence

It’s not just about a lake, but it’s about living a perfect life as well. Introducing Lakeville Residence, an integrated development comprising of lifestyle shops and serviced apartments, that’s located along Taman Wahyu’s lakeside at the tip of Kuala Lumpur. Every unit at Lakeville Residence is designed to be a spacious Semi-D apartment with a breath-taking mountain or lake view.

And having one of the largest facilities podiums in KL means that living at Lakeville has an added value into it. So, whether it is taking a stroll around the scenic lake or just chilling out in its massive dedicated central deck, you will never again feel lifeless in this magnificent adobe by the lake.

But what really makes Lakeville a dream home come true is its close proximity to KL and PJ. So, if you are planning to stay near the city centre with a scintillating panoramic view, this might just be the right place for you.

Developer’s Details

002Lakeville- Developer Details
Beautiful top-down impression of Mah Sing’s Icon Residence

Mah Sing, as we all have endeared for their impressive Icon City and Southville City developments, have yet again induced us with another amazing project of theirs, namely Lakeville Residence. Being one of the leading property developers in the country with over 20 years’ track record of delivering prime residential, retail, commercial and industrial projects, they are fully committed in delivering not only a luxurious place to live, but also at an affordable price as well.

With Lakeville Residence in their mind, they hope to emulate an environment where their buyers and nature can co-exist in harmony. Unobstructed lake and mountain views are something they promise in this project, along with a chance to be with nature. In future, Mah Sing also promises to deliver more projects that cater to a diverse range of market segments so that everyone can find an affordable and stylish place to stay. A trustworthy and award winning property developer, you can trust them to deliver yet another quality homestay at Lakeville Residence.

Developer Name: Enchanting Heights Sdn. Bhd (a subsidiary of Mah Sing Group Berhad)

Previous Projects: One Lagenda, Icon Residence, M Suites, Star Avenue, StarParc Point

Notable / Current Projects: Southville City, M City, Lakeville Residences, D’Sara Sentral, Icon City, M Residence 2, The Loft @ Southbay City, The Meridin, Sutera Avenue

Past Achievements & Awards: Asia Best COS 2014 Lores, Asia Pacific Property Awards (APPA) Best high rise architecture for M-City, Asia HRD Awards 2014, Asia Responsible Entrepreneur Awards 2014- South East Asia for investing in people, BCI Asia and the Top 10 developer award 2014

Project Details

Lakeville Residences Taman Wahyu in Kepong

QuickPro No : UP3330063
Address : Jalan Sibu, Taman Wahyu, Kuala Lumpur
Property Type : Condominium
Land Title : Strata
Tenure : Leasehold
Bumi Discounts : 10%
Sales Gallery : Wisma Mah Sing, Penthouse Suite 1,
    No. 163, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur
Site GPS Coordinates :
Website : http://lakeville-residence.com.my
Expected Completion Date : 2018
Total Units : 1,866 units
Built-Up Area : 12.38 acres
Facilities & Amenities :
Listing Price : From RM668,000
Price per Sq.Ft. :
Maintenance Fee per Sq.Ft. : RM0.33 (inclusive of sinking funds)
Parking Bay per Unit : 2 units
Special Features : Beautiful lake and mountain views, convenient lifestyle shops at your
    doorsteps, easily accessible via MRR2 & DUKE Highway, proposed link road 
    to Jalan Kepong Lama & Tesco, 80% furnished units
   


Development Type:

  • Parcel A: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel B: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel C: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel D: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel E: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel F: Serviced Residence
  • Parcel G: Lifestyle Shoplots

Unit Type:

  • Type A1 (976 sq.ft)
  • Type A1a (976 sq.ft)
  • Type A2 (1,071 sq.ft)
  • Type A2a (1,069 sq.ft)
  • Type A3 (1,227 sq.ft)
  • Type A3A (977 sq.ft)
  • Type A3Aa (977 sq.ft)
  • Type A5 (1,193 sq.ft)
  • Type A5a (1,195 sq.ft)
  • Type B1 (1,230 sq.ft)
  • Type B2 (1,239 sq.ft)
  • Type B3 (1,249 sq.ft)
  • Type B3A (1,234 sq.ft)
  • Type B5 (1,350 sq.ft)
  • Type B6 (1,359 sq.ft)
  • Type B7 (1,365 sq.ft)
  • Type B9 (1,329 sq.ft)
  • Type B10 (1,327 sq.ft)
  • Type B11 (1,336 sq.ft)
  • Type B12 (1,345 sq.ft)

Awards: 

The developer, Mah Sing Group has won multiple property accolades during the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020 event such as: 

  • Best Lifestyle Developer                
  • Winner: Special Recognition for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)               
  • Winner: Special Recognition for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)   
  • Winner: Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction               
  • Winner: Special Recognition in Sustainable Design               
  • Winner: Special Recognition for Building Communities

Project Details

013Lakeville- Construction Site 1
Mah Sing’s show gallery and the ongoing construction works

 

014Lakeville- Construction site 2

 

The show gallery is just adjacent to the development and the construction works have been progressing smoothly, with some shapes and forms of its service apartments and shop lots could be seen. Nonetheless, it is still a long way to go before the entire project completes in 2018. While waiting, you might want to check out its stylish and modern façade through the display model or brochure. But unlike the others, this project differentiates itself with its majestic frontiers that aim to deliver you with an unparalleled view of nature’s beauty and the city centre.

 

015Lakeville- Property Details
Beautiful façade with a scenic surrounding

 

And in this project, there will 6 residential towers with an average height of 40 storeys each, along with a whopping total of 1,800 units of serviced residences. Considering the fact that this project sits on 12.38 acres piece of city land, the total density for this type of developments is relatively standard and normal. But what you should be aware is that each unit could possibly house more than one tenant, and as a result, it won’t be surprising if there are over 5,000 people moving in and out of this residence daily.

 

 

016Lakeville- Facilities

 

On top of that, those 5,000 people will also be sharing a single common facilities podium as well. However, the central deck is massive with a total built up area of 3 acres, and comes with 38 distinctive features to allow you to view life in 38 different ways. This includes a relaxing view (50m lap pool, wading pool, pool deck, aqua gym), a tranquil view (hammock garden, tea garden, reading garden, scented garden), an undistributed view (forest pool, waterfall, forest trail, forest deck, forest species collection), a delectable view (Teppanyaki counter, pizza oven, kitchen garden, BBQ pits), a calming view (meditation deck, reflexology path, eco pond), a playful view (playground, dry fountain, maze garden, island play, kick-about lawn), an empowering view (cabana, outdoor gym, ants tunnel, grass hill, hill side, rock-climbing wall), an invigorating view (jogging track, multi-purpose hall, futsal court, green façade, green bridge), a magnificent deck view and also an endless view of the clubhouse. All and all, you will get an amazing array of facilities and amenities for a very reasonable maintenance fee of RM0.33 psf.

 

Interiors

It’s totally fine if you don’t care about the scenic views or facilities. But what you’ll probably do care is its interiors. Now, for the price you’re paying, Mah Sing is offering you the exact kind of house you have always dreamt about; an 80% semi furnished serviced apartment with high quality built in kitchen cabinets, hood & hob, microwave oven, refrigerator and washer cum dryer, 4 air conditioners, wardrobes, water heaters, vanity cabinet, mirror, shower screen and vanity counters.

 

017Lakeville- living hall
An almost a complete home with stylish living hall

 

018Lakeville- kitchen
Kitchen area

 

019Lakeville- bedroom
Bedrooms

 

020Lakeville- bathroom
Bathrooms

 

In addition, they have even thrown in an audio intercom and a fully built in shoe cabinet, along with laminated floorings, timber flush doors and aluminium framed windows for the bedrooms. If you include the decent quality tiles in the service apartments as well, you will definitely find Mah Sing very generous with their offerings this time around. A double thumbs up for them, for providing such complete and classy furnishings in this amazing residence.

 

Floor Plan

There are times when Mah Sing tends to overcomplicate its floor plans. As of now, Lakeville has 20 different layouts for five of its towers ranging from Type A1 (976 sf), A1a (976 sf), A2 (1,071 sf), A2a (1,069 sf), A3 (1,227 sf), A3A (977 sf), A3Aa (977 sf), A5 (1,193 sf), A5a (1,195 sf), B1 (1,239 sf), B2 (1,239 sf), B3 (1,249 sf), B3A (1,234 sf), B5 (1,350 sf), B6 (1,359 sf), B7(1,365 sf), B9 (1,329 sf), B10 (1,327 sf), B11 (1,336) and Type B12 (1,345 sf).

For Tower A, you can select either the Type A1, A2, A3, B4 or B6 variants, while for Tower B, you can choose between Type A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B5 or B7.

 

021Lakeville- tower A 022Lakeville- tower B

 

Meanwhile, Tower E offers you with the widest range of options comprising of Type A1, A1a, A2, A2a, A3A, A3Aa, A5, A5a, B1, B2, B10 and B11. But Tower F limits the choices with just 5 different designs consisting of Type A1, A2, B3A, A5 and B9.

 

023Lakeville- tower E 024Lakeville- tower F

 

Then, there’s the newly launched Tower D, which also comes with its own set of selections that includes Type A1, A2, A3A, A5a, B3, B3A, B9 and B12.

 

026Lakeville- tower D

 

In general, there will only be 8 units of serviced residences in every floor, and each of them is designed to be a semi-D unit. Besides, they will also be served by 4 central lifts and receive 2 free carparks. For those units that are facing north & west, they will have the privilege of enjoying a beautiful mountain view, while for those units that are facing south & east, they can only view the facilities deck. Of course, those facing the better view would have to include a slight premium of RM30,000- RM45,000. It is also important to note that every unit will consist of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Location

Area Detail

004Lakeville- Area Map
Directions to Lakeville Residence

 

Firstly, getting to Lakeville Residence is fairly simple as it is well connected to various highways such as North South Expressway (NSE), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), Penchala Link and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). Besides, it is also very accessible through public transportations, with the Taman Wahyu KTM station and several other upcoming MRT stations nearby. You have to be careful though if you are driving from Jalan Kepong, as the road leading towards the residence is quite tight and narrow. Worse, if you are using Jalan Kuching or Jalan Ipoh, because the roads are always busy and jammed. In this regard, the traffic flows and poor road conditions are something you would have to deeply look into, especially when the neighbouring Kiara East Dex and EcoSky projects complete in the future. However, with the availability of KTM, MRT and new roads linking to the residence, you should not be too overly concerned about it. So, if you wish to save yourself from all these troubles, do yourself a favour and use the local public transportation systems instead.

 


006Lakeville- Taman Kuching traffic
The ever busy road of Jalan Kuching

 

007Lakeville- Taman Wahyu KTM
Taman Wahyu KTM station with Kiara East Dex onlooking

 

Traffic aside, you wouldn’t mind staying at Lakeville because it sits on an extremely strategic location that is extremly close to Kepong, Sentul, Batu Caves, Sungai Buloh, Mont Kiara, Damansara and Kuala Lumpur. All of these major destinations are no more than 10 – 30 minutes drive away, hence, travelling and shopping are a major convenience. In fact, the public transportations around the area are so accessible that you don’t even need to drive anymore.

 

008Lakeville- Map Radius
Map showing major townships within 10 km radius of Lakeville

 

Moving on, you will notice a rather peaceful and mature neighbourhood when you arrived at Jalan Sibu and Taman Wahyu. Double storey linked houses are everywhere, but smacked in the middle of the those houses is Mah Sing’s Lakeville Residences. Before Mah Sing bought over this piece of prime estate, it used to be an ex-mining land with a dated integrated development. Right now, they are in the process of clearing the site and constructing the project, along with beautification of the the surrounding lakes. You should also note that the lakes are bordering Jinjang and they are located not far away from some factories. And with high tension cables and rubbish dumping grounds located nearby as well, perhaps it is time for you to reconsider buying this place. Nevertheless, Mah Sing has been addressing these problems by clearing and cleaning those dumping sites and dirty pond, and very soon, you will see this matured neighbourhood transformed into a thriving and beautiful township.

 

009Lakeville- Taman Sibu 1
Terrace linked houses along Jalan Sibu 3 & 14

 

010Lakeville- Taman Sibu 14

 

As you drive around the neighbourhood, you will find it a completely different feeling from living in Damansara or Cheras. Shopping malls are almost non-existent and places to eat are also limited. There is, however, a neighbourhood mall called Brem Mall closeby, along with some Chinese hawker centres. Apart from that, you really have to go further to Kepong, Sentul or Kuala Lumpur to shop and dine.

 

011Lakeville- Brem Mall
From top: Brem Mall & Restaurant Low Berjaya in close proximity

 

012Lakeville- chinese hawker centres

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Analysis

Pricing Analysis

 

Name Land Title Price per Sq.Ft. Maintenance Fee Sq.Ft. Car Park Bays
Lakeville Residence
(Mah Sing)
Leasehold RM650 RM0.33 2 units
Eco Sky
(Eco World)
Freehold RM720 RM0.44 1 – 2 units
Kiara East DEX
(SBC Corp)
Leasehold RM620 RM0.275 1 – 2 units

 

Lakeville Residence certainly does not have a very cheap service apartment. However, bear in mind that Mah Sing has included an almost complete furnishing for each of its residences. So, RM668,000 for an entry level unit with a built up area of 976 sf seems like a pretty fair deal to us. And with Jalan Sibu being so close to Kepong and Kuala Lumpur, the current price per sf of RM600–RM700 might just be fairly justifiable.

 

Final Analysis

027Lakeville- lifestyle shops

 

A modern apartment with beautiful natural sceneries, Lakeville Residence will fancy those who are looking a quiet and peaceful place to stay. Along with its close proximity to major townships and cities, you will find shopping and travelling a huge convenience when staying in its neighbourhood. Getting in and out of the residences will also be relatively easy too, due to the fact that it is very accessible via major highways and public transportations.

There is a problem though with the traffic, as Jalan Kuching and Ipoh are always busy and congested. In fact, the condition might become even worse when more people move into the surrounding new developments in the future. Having said that, the starting price of RM668,000 for an entry level unit also did not do justice for this project, especially when there’s a total of 1,800 units of service apartments included. Besides, you should also be aware that an additional premium of RM30,000 – RM45,000 must also be paid if you want to enjoy its mountain views. All and all, you really have to ask yourself whether the apartment is really worth purchasing or not. But considering the fact that it has great location, accessibility and high quality furnishes, it might not be so bad after all.  

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Summary

An affordable luxury at a very strategic location, Lakeville is a very decent place to stay if you don’t mind its slightly questionable price tag. However, Mahsing has included in an almost fully furnished unit with a great natural view for you to live the way you hoped to be. So, if you want to stay in a semi-D like condo with great accessibility and beautiful sceneries, this is the place for you.

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Eric Wong

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