• Arul
  • 17 January 2016

Lumi Tropicana is the brand new and much awaited for development to launch in the premium and prestigious neighbourhood of Tropicana. It is to be the first development in the Lumi Collection which will consist of serviced apartments, SoHo developments and retail lots. Designed to be an integrated development that brings the concept of live, work and play together in a landscape of nature, Lumi Tropicana is an urban cocoon of modern day living in the heart of Petaling Jaya.

Although it carries the brand name of Lumi Tropicana, the developers of Lumi Tropicana is Thriven Global. Many will not be familiar with this name, as Thriven Global was in fact previously known as Mulpha Land. Mulpha Land was a diversified establishment which covered property developments for education institutions, hospitality and healthcare and retirement industries internationally. They were however recently restructured in the year 2015 to focus their developments more on central and northern Malaysia while exiting from the southern states.

Upon the change of their names, Mulpha Land aims to grow their three business divisions of property development investment, facility management and hospitality and lifestyle retail resulting in Lumi Tropicana. Lumi Tropicana was only launched on 29th November 2015, and was extremely well received with overwhelming crowds resulting in the majority of its units being sold out in two out of the three blocks within two days.

Property Details

QuikPro No :
Address : Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Property Type : Serviced Apartment, Retail Lot, SoHo
Land Title : Commercial
No of Storeys : Play Tower (A1) – 35 storeys
    Action Tower (B1) – 35 storeys
    Wellness Tower (A2) – 35 storeys
    Lifestyle Tower (B2) – 35 storeys
    Lumi Marketplace & SOHO – 4 storeys
    Residence Carpark Block – 7 storeys
No of Block : 4
No of Lifts per floor : 4
Tenure : Leasehold
Sales Gallery : No. 17, Jalan Semangat, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Site GPS Coordinates : 3.128880, 101.594808
Website : http://thriven.com.my/lumi-collections/lumi-tropicana/
Expected Date of Completion : 2019
Total Unit : 744
Built Up area : 862 sq.ft. – 2,218 sq.ft.
Listing Price : From RM 857,650
Price psf : RM915 psf
Maintenance Fee psf : RM0.33psf
Special Features : GBI Gold (Provisional), Bellboy service, Valet, Inhouse keeping services
   
   


Facilities & Amenities:

  1. Entrance Statement:
    • Water feature
  2. Level 4A – Pool Deck:
    • Infinity lap pool (190m x 6.25m)
    • Jacuzzi (57.5m)
    • Submerged sun deck
    • Kid’s water play and wading pool
  3. Level 4A – Floating Overhead:
    • Action Tower: Function room 1 (1,776 sf)
    • Lifestyle Tower: Function room 2 (1,776 sf)
  4. Level 7 – Lumi Park:
    • Shelter
    • Remote control toys
    • Stream/water body
    • Yoga/reading area
    • Reflexology area
    • Pocket park
    • Children excitement area/playground
    • Rock climbing area
    • Putting green with sand bunker
    • Jogging track – Roller blade path – Cycling path
    • Family BBQ area
    • Sunken futsal court
    • Sunken tennis court

Parking Bay per Unit:

  • Units below 1,000 sf: 1 carpark bay
  • Units below 1,500 sf: 2 carpark bays
  • Units above 1,500 sf: 3 carpark bays

Unit Type:

  1.  Type As are 2-bedder unit
    • Type A: 862 sf (No balcony)
    • Type A1: 920 sf (1 bay balcony)
    • Type A2: 979 sf (2 bay balcony)
  2. Type Bs are 2+1 bedder unit
    • Type B: 1,010 sf (No balcony)
    • Type B1: 1,085 sf (1 bay balcony)
    • Type B2: 1,159 sf (2 bay balcony)
    • Type B3: 1,009 sf (No balcony corner)
    • Type B4: 1,084 sf (1 bay balcony corner)
    • Type B5: 1,084 sf (1 balcony corner)
  3. Type Cs are 3+1 bedder unit
    • Type C: 1,509 sf (Full 3 balcony corner)
    • Type C1: 2,218 sf (Full 3 balcony corner with private garden/terrace)

Project Details

Lumi Tropicana is a creative new serviced apartment in the prestigious neighbourhood of Tropicana Golf & Country Club. Lumi Tropicana will be an epitome of luxury living with its fusion of contemporary designs merged with urban landscaping to satisfy even the fussiest tastes.

Tastefully designed by the same people who designed the iconic development of The Capers in Sentul East, Lumi Tropicana will be the feather in the hat with the same Singaporean architects hired for the project who aim to outdo themselves with Lumi Tropicana’s designs.

Lumi Tropicana is part of the Lumi Collections, which will consist of three main components – the serviced residences to serve as homes, the SoHo Suites to serve as bachelor pads or home offices and a lifestyle marketplace as a shopping and entertainment outlet. Quality is of the utmost importance at Lumi Tropicana. The SoHo units as of the end of 2015 were not launched yet but are rumoured to be held by the developers for lease to occupants, as will the retail lots be.

There will be four towers in the Lumi Tropicana collection inspiringly named Play, Action, Wellness and Lifestyle. The names ought not to be overlooked, as they represent the theme of their particular block. Every one of the towers will have its own choreographed facilities at the Sky Terrace, and every one of them will have unique lobbies.

These homes are called serviced apartments and residents will indeed receive the best of services with the Lumi Hospitality group providing a full range of hospitality services. Residents will get to enjoy hotel-like services with in-house housekeeping services, ceasing the need for hiring a private housekeeper. There will also be a 12-hour concierge on the ground floors to welcome guests and act as an additional layer of security.

Those hired for concierge duties are not just relegated to welcoming visitors, their service also includes personalised assistance such as arranging the booking of facilities, arranging rental management needs and arranging home maintenance schedules. Valet and bellman services are also provided for an even steeper status hike. The rates for cleaning services will either be on a yearly contract or on an ad-hoc basis for the convenience of residents.

As meticulously as everything in Lumi Tropicana is planned, the facilities are also unique to Lumi Tropicana. The play area within the development is named Lumi Park, which will feature a putting green with sand bunker for the golfers, remote control toys ground for the toddlers, rock climbing walls for the sports enthusiast and barbecue areas for the entire family.

While those are located closer to the ground, the ones in the sky is the Lumi Pool featuring an aquatic paradise 190 metres long in the sky. Built in a curved formation, swimmers will enjoy panoramic views of the Tropicana Golf & Country Club in this infinity pool that is 40 metres longer than the one at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Amongst the other self-indulging thematic facilities in Lumi Tropicana is the Sky Dining where residents get to enjoy sights of the city skyline. Located on the rooftop is also the wine lounge, library and self-spa. All these facilities are accessible only to residents via their access cards.

Lumi Park is located on Level 7 of Lumi Tropicana, where all four blocks will be able to access it. These facilities are however not opened to the SoHo developments nor visitors to the Lumi Marketplace. Every block will also have the luxury of their own receptionist.

Residents of Lumi Tropicana will enjoy utmost privacy with their very low density of only 744 stylish units with approximately only six units to a floor, served by 3 high speed lifts to a block and an additional loading lift for moving large furnitures in and out.

The homes at Lumi Tropicana were designed with an open concept typical to an European home. As such, the units at Lumi Tropicana will come with different configurations and layouts to suit every taste and size of family, and while there are balconies, not every unit will come with a balcony. The smallest unit at Lumi Tropicana is only 862 sf with two bedrooms. These homes were sold out on the first day of Lumi Tropicana’s launch itself, without even a showroom.

003 Lumi Tropicana - Living Room
Lumi Tropicana – Living Room

There were only showrooms available for the two larger units of Type B and Type C. Upon walking in, visitors will first be struck by the sheer elegance of the furnishings of the show unit. It does come as a pleasant surprise then that the majority of what you see is what you get. The kitchens are beautifully arranged and furnished with built-in kitchen cabinets where buyers will get a microwave oven and washing machine cum dryer already fitted into neat and hidden spaces in the kitchen. The rooms are also proportionately sized.

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Lumi Tropicana – Kitchen

That is for the second largest units in Lumi Tropicana; the largest units, Type C, are the gems of Lumi Tropicana. Visitors will be greeted by a large living room combined with the dining area, with an open kitchen overlooking all of them. And while the two normal bedrooms are of a smaller size, the Master Bedroom is a wonder unto itself.

005 Lumi Tropicana - Master Bedroom
Lumi Tropicana – Master Bedroom

These rooms are akin to suites with its spaciousness and walk-in closets and space for a vanity table; but what would really strike the fancy of the buyer into making their purchase is the Master Bathroom. The WC and shower area is separated from each other and the bathroom by glass walls, while what takes up the most space is the Jacuzzi for two beside glass windows to overlook the landscapes of Tropicana.

006 Lumi Tropicana - Master Bathroom
Lumi Tropicana – Master Bathroom

The developers of Lumi Tropicana, Thriven Global, certainly do not do things half-heartedly or halfway. They have gone all the way out to show the market what it means to live in luxury, and Lumi Tropicana is a product of that vision. 

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Location

The showroom of Lumi Tropicana is located in the established neighbourhood of Petaling Jaya almost beside the main office of the Sin Chew Jit Poh newspaper company. While the showroom is located nowhere close to the actual site of the development, its location is a clear indication towards its target audience. 

As of the site of Lumi Tropicana, it is located eminently in the neighbourhood of Tropicana Golf & Country Club at literally only 5 minutes away from the club’s entrance. Buyers of Lumi Tropicana can look forward to not only the prestige they will get from living in this area, but also the convenience of commuting to the major neighbourhoods in town.

001 Lumi Tropicana - Highway
Lumi Tropicana – Highway

Located within short driving distances from Lumi Tropicana will be Kota Damansara which is approximately 10 minutes away only as in Bandar Utama. By utilising an underground access route well known to locals, Kelana Jaya is almost only five minutes away. The excellent connectivity to these neighbourhoods makes Lumi Tropicana an ideal home for those working in these areas. 

While the Lumi Collection will incorporate a small collection of retails lots into its development there is nothing like visiting a major shopping mall and window shopping after a stressful day at work. To this purpose the One Utama Shopping Centre is ideally located only 15 minutes away. Aside from being one of the biggest shopping malls in Malaysia, they also carry two supermarkets, one of which is Aeon and there other Cold Storage which carries a more upmarket range of products.

An added advantage of being located that close to the One Utama Shopping Centre is that the Air Asia shuttle busses have a stop in this mall. Frequent travellers will enjoy this facility with its convenient, affordable and hassle free transport to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

Other choices of entertainment close to Lumi Tropicana lies at e@Curve which is also connected to Ikano Power Centre and Cineleisure; an all in one outing experience with a cinema, furniture mall and neighbourhood mall rolled into one. As an added bonus, the weekend outdoor flea market is one of e@Curve’s attractions. Residents will also have a choice of heading to Sunway Pyramid another iconic mall in the city, which because of Lumi Tropicana’s excellent location residents will be able to get there in approximately 20 minutes.

In terms of education, residents of Lumi Tropicana with school-going children will have a healthy choice of schools nearby. Besides local schools for children of all ages there is the new St Joseph International School within the vicinity which is said to be the largest international school in Petaling Jaya. There is also a Chinese medium primary school in the vicinity which is popular with locals who wish for their children to learn the Chinese language.

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Lumi Tropicana – Nearby School

For institutions of higher educations the education hub of Subang is only 20 minutes away in clear traffic. In this area parents will be able to give their children the best in higher level education at Taylor’s University, Monash University, Inti International College, Segi College or the Westminster International College.

Navigating ones way to Lumi Tropicana is easy either via driving or with public transportation. Located literally on the edge of the development itself and to be completed almost at the same time as Lumi Tropicana will be the upcoming LRT Line 3. The station is already confirmed and it is said that there will also be an additional new MRT Line 1 station within walking distance.

If familiar with the area, accessing the highways is extremely easy. The New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) is only a short drive down, Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) is 10 minutes away. Federal Highway is only 10 minutes away, Subang at 15 minutes and Shah Alam in perhaps half an hour. Navigating ones way to the Kuala Lumpur city centre will take only approximately half an hour.

As for medical healthcare centres, only the best of hospitals are located close to Lumi Tropicana. The Ara Damansara Medical Centre which touts the best of medical healthcare specialists in Petaling Jaya is 15 minutes away, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital is at 20 minutes and Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is of approximately the same distance but is situated in Subang instead.

With its central location, everything is in fact almost within a stone’s throw of Lumi Tropicana. And despite their proximity to every form of necessity in the city, Lumi Tropicana will be situated in a quiet neighbourhood where residents can enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the affluent.

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Analysis

Price Analysis

Where Lumi Tropicana is located, the price of developments there are astronomical due to its eminent location. And because Lumi Tropicana is being built on one of the last available plots of land in the neighbourhood, prices of Lumi Tropicana is expected to be on the higher side.

The average price psf at Lumi Tropicana is however deemed to be quite reasonable, at approximately RM915 psf. The closest residential high rise to Lumi Tropicana would be Tropicana Avenue, another development of similar capacity. These units were priced astronomically at approximately RM1,200 psf.

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Summary

Lumi Tropicana as can be seen from its reception into the market is destined to be another successful project under the Tropicana branding. Despite the warm market sentiments which has made other developers backpedal resulting in some even delaying the launch of their projects, the developers of Lumi Tropicana bullishly went ahead believing that as long as a project is of quality there will be a market for it.

The overwhelming response to Lumi Tropicana on its launch day which resulted in 80% of its units being sold out within less than a week of its launch is evidence that this is a project of quality that buyers have been waiting for.

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Eric Wong

Arul

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