Meridin Suites Residences, Medini, Johor

  • Arianna Leo
  • 8 January 2016

The Meridin at Medini (Source: mahsing.com.my)

Artist’s impression of The Meridin at Medini Suites Residences (Source: mahsing.com.my)

Meridin Suites Residences is a phase 1 residential high-rise development of The Meridin at Medini in Nusajaya, Johor. Following this three-block serviced apartment will be the SOVO (small office, versatile office) units, a boutique hotel called Ramada Encore Meridin Johor Bahru, lifestyle retail and office towers.

Property Name: Meridin Suites Residences

Phase: 1

Block A (35 Storey ) – 400 units

Block B (32 Storey ) – 161 units

Block C (36 Storey ) – 195 units

Address: 7 Jalan Legoland Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia 79100 Nusajaya, Johor

GPS Coordinates: N 1°25’17.9, E103°37’47.3

Land Title:  Residential

Property Type: Serviced Apartment/Condominium

No of Storeys: Block A (35 Storey); Block B (32 Storey); Block C (36 Storey)

Built Ups:  521 sq. ft. to 2,134 sq. ft.

No. of elevators per tower: 2 – 4

Unit Types:

  • Type A (521 sf – 732 sf) – Studio
  • Type B (633 sf – 1,105 sf) – 1 bedroom
  • Type C (832 sf – 1,425 sf) – 2 bedrooms
  • Type D (1,095 sf – 1,331 sf) – 2 +1 bedrooms
  • Type E (1,064 sf – 1,916 sf) – 3 bedrooms
  • Type F (1,642 sf – 1,916 sf) – 4 bedrooms
  • Type G (2,110 sf – 2,134 sf) – 4 + 1 bedrooms

Furnishing: Partially-furnished (kitchen cabinets, hood and hob, bathroom fittings, and wardrobe for all bedrooms)

Total No. of Units:  756 (12 units per floor)

Land Area: 8.19 acres

Total no. of parking bays: 1,720

Selling Price: RM500,000 to RM2 mil

Land Tenure: Leasehold (Investors in Medini will get an additional lease of 30 years)

Maintenance Fee:  0.35 to 0.40 psf

Expected Completion: 2018

Security features: 4- tier security system with CCTV monitoring (24-hour security personnel patrolling)

Show Gallery: No. 3, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia 79250 Nusajaya, Johor

In-house facilities on Level 5:

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Children’s wading pool
  • Children’s playground
  • Thematic landscape garden
  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness par course
  • Yoga Deck
  • BBQ Terrace
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Reflexology Paths
  • Steam Room
  • Pavilion and gazebos
  • Child Care Centre
  • Library
  • Business centre with WiFi
  • Launderette

The design inspiration behind the building, which embodies the shape and form of a curvilinear, stems from the human spirit to always strive towards bigger and better things in life.

Unique Selling Points

  • Designated residence carpark with access card
  • Access card for residence lift
  • Digital lock for main entrance door
  • 24 hours security personnel patrol

Project Details

THE SHOW UNITS 

0855 Type A floor plan

 

 

This entrance into this Type A 1 bedroom unit begins in the kitchen and dining area

This entrance into this Type A 1 bedroom unit begins in the kitchen and dining area

On your left would be the kitchen and yard

On your left would be the kitchen and yard

In the middle of this 1 bedroom unit is the only bathroom

In the middle of this 1 bedroom unit is the only bathroom

And this huge square-shaped rain shower

And this huge square-shaped rain shower

The living room leads into the bedroom

The living room leads into the bedroom. The bathroom door is adjacent to the bedroom door

The bedroom have enough space to fit in a double bed and a study table and chair

The bedroom have enough space to fit in a double bed and a study table and chair.  In this semi-furnished unit, only the built-in wardrobe is complimentary

Digital lock from Samsung

Digital lock from Samsung

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Location

Location map of The Meridin at Medini (Source: mahsing.com.my)

Location map of The Meridin at Medini (Source: mahsing.com.my)

Located in the Flagship Zone B, one of five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, The Meridin at Medini is located in the most happening part of Nusajaya. Poised to be a sustainable integrated city that is still being developed into a place that exhibits environmental awareness, seamlessly incorporating business, lifestyle and leisure in one place.

Currently Nusajaya is home to Kota Iskandar, which is Johor’s newest administrative hub, East Ledang, Afiat Healthpark, Puteri Harbour, and Southern Industrial and Logistics Clusters (SiLC).

Medini, which occupies 2,230 acres of land in Nusajaya, is the place that Mah Sing Group has picked to build Meridin Suites Residences, a phase 1 development consisting of 3 residential high-rises, complemented by 30 units of retail shops called Meridin Walk.

Meridin Suites Residences sits on Jalan Legoland and is supported by two major highways namely Iskandar Coastal Highway {52} and Second Link Expressway {E3} (this highway comes with tolls). Other nearby tourist locales that is in close proximity include Legoland Malaysia (1.4km via Jalan Legoland), Gleneagles Medini Hospital, Mall of Medini (1.3km via Persiaran Medini), Afiniti Wellness Centre, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, as well as EduCity.

Legoland Malaysia is connected to the Mall of Medini. The above photograph shows the  main entrance and ticketing counters to the family theme park and resort hotel

Legoland Malaysia is connected to the Mall of Medini. The above photograph shows the main entrance and ticketing counters to the family theme park and resort hotel

In terms of accessibility, Nusajaya is connected to the North-South Highway, which is also linked to the Johor Bahru-Singapore Second Link Expressway.

Other Major Highways

  • Second Link Expressway
  • Coastal Highway
  • Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL)
  • North-South Highway
  • Pasir Gudang Highway
  • Proposed Coastal Highway Southern Link (Upcoming Coastal Highway Extension)
  • Johor Bahru Parkway
  • Skudai-Pontian Highway

Upcoming Infrastructure

  • Upcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR)
  • Upcoming Rapid Transit Systems (RTS)

For those of you who are new to the Medini area in Nusajaya, one of the best things you can do to get around and explore this touristy area, whilst on your way to The Meridin at Medini show gallery is to tell your taxi driver to drive you to the Mall of Medini. Don’t be surprised to know that only blue taxis service visitors in the Medini vicinity due to the high tourist presence and recurring incidences of unreturned personal belongings left in the backseat of red taxis!

Entrance to Mall of Medini. Here is where you'll see blue taxis being lined up, ready to pick up passengers.

Entrance to Mall of Medini. Here is where you’ll see blue taxis being lined up, ready to pick up passengers.

This photograph shows the inside of the al fresco mall

This photograph shows the inside of the al fresco mall

The bus operator for this area is Causeway Link (JThe Smiling Bus). The bus schedule runs every Monday to Thursday. The LM1 route schedule (via 1st Link) covers JB Sentral, Larkin Sentral, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (PHFTP), Mall of Medini, Legoland Malaysia Resort, and Gelang Patah.

Another bus service that operates on the weekends, as well as during public holidays (Malaysia & Singapore) is the SL1 route schedule (shopping & leisure bus from CIQ 2nd Link), which covers Terminal TUTA, Sutera Mall, Giant Nusa Bestari, AEON Bukit Indah, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (PHFTP), Mall of Medini, Legoland Malaysia Resort, and CIQ 2nd Link to Singapore.

The bus service which runs daily follows JPO 2 Route Schedule (via 2nd Link) and covers CIQ 2nd Link, Legoland Malaysia Resort, Mall of Medini, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (PHFTP), Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) and Senai Airport.

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About the Developer

Tropika Istimewa Development Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mah Sing Group Berhad (Mah Sing Group), a leading developer in Malaysia. Making its presence felt since 1991 until the present, in which Mah Sing Group is helming 48 residential and commercial projects throughout Malaysia. Other properties in Johor which is under Mah Sing Group is Sierra Perdana in Tebrau-Plentong and Taman Sri Pulai Perdana 2 in Skudai, and Taman Sri Pulai Perdana.

 On-going projects:

  • Austin Perdana serviced apartment in Iskandar Johor
  • Meridin BayVue at Sierra Perdana Johor
  • Sierra Perdana shop offices in Masai Johor

Latest awards:

  • International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2015 under Highly Commended Commercial High-rise Development Malaysia, for D’Sara Sentral
  • International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2015 under Best Leisure Development Malaysia, for The Loft at Southbay City
  • Malaysia’s Top Ten Developers by BCI Asia in 2015

 

Name of development Land Tenure Property Type No. of Levels No. of Units Built up Per sq. ft. price or Selling price range
 Grand Medini,Medini Leasehold Serviced Residence Tower A – 30Tower B – 30Tower C – 33 672 474 sq. ft.to1,119 sq. ft RM500,000 to RM1.2 mil(RM900 psf)
1Medini, Bandar Iskandar Leasehold Condominium   322 720 sq. ft.to1,704 sq. ft. Starts from RM539,000
Meridin Suites Residences,Medini Leasehold Serviced Apartment Block A – 35Block B – 32Block C -36 756 521 sq. ft.to2,134 sq. ft. RM500,000toRM 2 mil(RM900toRM1000 psf)
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Summary

The final tower of The Meridin Suites Residences was launched in 2013. Currently, only 30% of the units at phase 1 of The Meridin at Medini is still available for sale. However, if you are more interested in its phase 2 developments, which will feature a standalone 35-storey Meridin SOVO (small office, versatile office), as well as Meridin Suites, which consists of the 27-storey high Tower B and Tower C), the units here are also open for booking.

Do take note that balconies of some units at Block C at The Meridin Suites Residences comes in varying sizes. Surrounded by some of Nusajaya’s family-oriented destinations, those that thrust Johor into the international arena as Legoland Malaysia Resort & Hotel, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Angry Birds Activity Park, Pinewood Iskandar Studios Malaysia and Puteri Harbour, you can be rest assured that there is never a dull moment to set up an a second home here, one that is full of activities – be it leisure or laidback.

As you may already know, among some of the boons of purchasing a property in this part of Malaysia is freedom from Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT), and no price restrictions for foreign buyers.

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