• Michael Mendez
  • 2 November 2015

Nidoz cover For Intro

Nidoz Residences @ Desa Petaling is a 7.8-acre leasehold development of four 40-storey condominiums with 320 units in each tower. Unit sizes range from 1,219sq ft to 1,403sq ft.

Like the rest of the developer Exsim’s projects –  The Rainz @ Bukit Jalil, Expressionz Professional Suites @ Tun Razak, Petalz @ Old Klang Road, Twin Arkz @ Bukit Jalil, The Leafz @ Sungai Besi, (with their names ending with the tell-tale Signature Z) – The Nidoz @ Desa Petaling also strives to provide residents with a lifestyle equipped with top-notch living standards and facilities that are green-inspired and eco-friendly.

The outstanding feature of Nidoz is thus its private Urban Farm developed on one acre of land next to the development and planter boxes within the units if residents decide to bring ecology right into their homes.

Project Name: Nidoz Residences @ Desa Petaling

Address: Jalan 38, Kampung Baru Salak Selatan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Property Type:  Condominium

Tenure: Leasehold

Developer: Exsim Group of Companies

Total Land Area: 7.8 acres (inclusive of 1 acre for Urban Farm and 1 block of 557-unit, 42-storey Affordable Housing Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan (RUMAWIP) D’Nuri Apartments)

No of Towers for Nidoz Condominiums: 4 (A, B, C & D) – not inclusive of RUMAWIP D’Nuri Apartments

No of Storeys: 40 per block      

No of Units in Total: 1,300

Built Up of Units:  2 Types ranging from 1,219sq ft to 1,403sq ft

No of Units per Block: 320

No of Units per Floor: 10

No of Lifts serving per Floor: 4

No of Carparks per Unit: 2

Price per sq ft: average: RM500

Listing Price: RM609,500

Discount and Rebates:  Up to 15%

Maintenance Fee:  30sen

Expected TOP: Q4 2019

Event / Show House (Open daily 9am – 6pm):

Location: No: 7-G, Medan Kelang Lama 28, No: 419, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (+603) 7773-1211/7773-0211 Email:  info@nidoz.com.my Website: www.nidoz.com.my

Unique Selling Points

  • 1 acre Urban Farm with Eco Pond, an Orchard Gdn, Herb Gdn and Farm
  • Planter Boxes in Units**
  • Balconies in every Apartment
  • Units with 5 rooms

**For Those Who Want Planter Boxes

Green and Sports Facilities

  • Urban Farm
  • Outdoor Half Basketball Court
  • Extreme Park
  • Indoor Badminton Court
  • Indoor Half Basketball Court
  • Multi-purpose Hall
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Gym
  • Children Playground
  • Yoga & Dancing Zone
  • Gym Room
  • Wading Pool (600m)
  • Wading Pool (300m)
  • Water Splash Play Area
  • Yoga Deck
  • Sky Outdoor Gym
  • Sky Lounge Centre 1
  • Outdoor Alfresco 1
  • Sky Lounge 2
  • Outdoor Alfresco 2
  • Hibiscus Garden
  • Viewing Deck
  • Sky Lounge Centre 2
  • Pool Deck
  • Sky Lounger’s Deck
  • Sky Pool (Signature Rooftop adult pool) − (50m)
  • Lily & Heliconia Garden

Project Details

Nidoz For the Project section opening

At the finale of their promo video on www.nidoz.com.my, both Michael Yam, Head of Planning and Development, Residential and Commercial and Michelle Siew – Head of Marketing and Corporate Comm are shown together saying:

“Since the very beginning, we knew we were not designing a house. It’s a home. Its like a Nest, a natural habitat, a place where u can stay together with your loved ones. That’s how the name Nidoz came about.”

NIDOZ the NEST picture

Nido means Nest in Spanish with the addition of the letter Z at the end as the Signature sign-off for the developer Exsim

And that is also why you keep seeing the picture of a nest in all their promotional materials depicting Nidoz Residences @ Desa Petaling.

The Meaning of the Design

In the video, CK Tang, the architect for the Nidoz explained how he came up with the design. “For me,” he said, “a bamboo forest is something very peaceful and mysterious.

“I began to sketch it down and it led me to this grid-like design that resembled a bamboo-forest pattern. But we didn’t want it to be just aesthetic but also to provide sunshading ability.”

The design of the Nidoz derives from a bamboo forest

The design of the Nidoz derives from a bamboo forest

Yam continued the next scene by saying, “We wanted to provide a larger unit allowing for five rooms. Because in this age, couples will bring in their parents and their children. So we wanted to provide for that and also have enough for common and personal space.”

NIDOZ bedrooms 1219 NIDOZ bedrooms 1403 NIDOZ Living and Dining 1400 pix NIDOZ Living and Dining pix 1200 NIDOZ Master bedroom 1200

There are only two types of units available: Type A1 at 1,219sq ft and Type B1 at 1,403sq ft. The difference is in YOUR choice of adding a planter box and /or balcony.

Take a look at the layouts.

Type A1

NIDOZ Floor Plan Type A1 1219

The variations of Type A are below. There are several other combinations but are not shown here.

 

NIDOZ Floor Plan four A1ABCD

Type B2/B5

Type B is at 1,403sq ft. The main unit is as below:

NIDOZ Floor Plan Type B2 B5

NIDOZ Floor Plan Type B2ABCD

There are more variations available of course but they are not included here. Please go to www.nidoz.com.my to see more.

Units and Freebies Galore

Showroom units are as follows. Some of the furnishing and fittings are given free They include: FREE built-in Kitchen Cabinets and Counter, Oven, Hood and Hob, Built-in Wardrobes, Fully-Fitted Baths, Washing Machine and Dryer, Fridge and Air Conditioning.

Left: Type A1 unit. Right: The wide fire retardant main door and the nice, wide entrance

Left: Type A1 unit. Right: The wide fire retardant main door and the nice, wide entrance

 

The hall of Type A1

The hall of Type A1

The dining area of Type A1

The dining area of Type A1

Left: The Yard area with the free Washing Machine and Dryer (Electrolux) and one of the fully-fitted shared bathrooms of Type A1

Left: The Yard area with the free Washing Machine and Dryer (Electrolux) and one of the fully-fitted shared bathrooms of Type A1

The fully-fitted kitchen of Type A1, with cabinets and refrigerator, hood, hob and oven given free

The fully-fitted kitchen of Type A1, with cabinets and refrigerator, hood, hob and oven given free

Type A bedrooms 1 and 2

Type A bedrooms 1 and 2

Left:  Type A bedroom 4 and right, the Master Bedroom

Left: Type A bedroom 4 and right, the Master Bedroom

Left: Type B1 layout at 1404sq ft and Right: The fully fitted bathrooms of Type B1

Left: Type B1 layout at 1404sq ft and Right: The fully fitted bathrooms of Type B1

Type B units at 1404sq ft and 5 rooms. This is the hall and a view of the balcony and the KL skyline

Type B units at 1404sq ft and 5 rooms. This is the hall and a view of the balcony and the KL skyline

Close up of the balcony. The show units did not show the Planter Boxes

Close up of the balcony. The show units did not show the Planter Boxes

Type B hall

Type B hall

The masterbedroom of Type B1

The masterbedroom of Type B1

The secondary rooms of Type B1

The secondary rooms of Type B1

 


RumaWIP D’Nuri Residences

One cannot finish talking about The Nidoz without mentioning the other interesting detail about its “other” development on a plot of land next to the Urban Farm.

Look closely at the wikimapia map. It shows you the location of The Nidoz and its affordable “sister” D’Nuri, already snapped up like hot cakes

Look closely at the wikimapia map. It shows you the location of The Nidoz and its affordable “sister” D’Nuri, already snapped up like hot cakes

It is called D’Nuri Residences, an Affordable Housing Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan (RumaWIP) by the same developer Exsim. D’Nuri is built on a large plot of land at the foot of The Nidoz Tower A, but separated from it and very close to the Urban Farm.  It is a single 42-storey block housing 557 units of 850sq ft 3-bedroom apartments. Only one car park is given. All are sold as bare units but at a fixed rate of RM300,000, which works out to be around RM350psf. It is for first time house owners, there are qualifying factors and lots are sold on a ballot basis.

Due to the overwhelming response, this notice (below) is seen on their website.

NIDOZ DNURI announcement blue

NIDOZ DNURI description


 

Facilities

The most interesting feature about the Nidoz is its Urban Farm, incorporated as part of the development

The most interesting feature about the Nidoz is its Urban Farm, incorporated as part of the development

Everybody is incorporating greenery and landscaping into their developments these days, making a conscious effort at sustainable living.

But at The Nidoz, the greening goes one step further. They have an Urban Farm – a real countryside farm with chickens and ducks and fruit and herb planting.  This is definitely a stand-out feature because no other highrise city residential in the Klang Valley is offering it – that hands-on chance for residents to exercise their green fingers, feel the moist soil in their hands, smell the earth up close, watch seeds germinate and then harvest the “fruits of their labour” from their efforts, be these real fruits and vegetables or even herbs.

A closer look at the Urban Farm with its Orchard Garden, Organic Farm, Eco Pond, and possibly free-range poultry farm

A closer look at the Urban Farm with its Orchard Garden, Organic Farm, Eco Pond, and possibly free-range poultry farm

It’s real life lessons especially for children, about the science of crop cultivation, agriculture, horticulture, and even about what organic farming is really all about. Few city dwellers get to experience this, so there is great value in that. On top of that, these farm activities also offer real life lessons about neighbourliness, togetherness, sharing and social interaction.

The ideal the Nidoz is trying to achieve, as depicted by this videograb from their promo video

The ideal the Nidoz is trying to achieve, as depicted by this videograb from their promo video

As Michelle Siew, Head of Marketing and Corporate Comm said in the Nidoz’s  promotional video: “One of the most unique features in the development is Urban Farming. Imagine in a huge green area, you can grow and plant organic produce with the neighbours, vegetables, fruits and even herbs.

We want to encourage families, especially those with young children, to be conscious about living green, being back to nature and lead a healthier lifestyle.”

As much as one whole acre of land, right beside the towers has been allocated to the Urban Farm, said PM Ho, the Landscape Architect in the said video. It is also an “external common space for outdoor recreation, surrounded by greeneries.”

There is more landscaping on the roof deck, lots of green space and botanicals such as Hibiscus, Lily and Heliconia gardens. But more than just a green feature, the roof top landscaping also contributes to the heat management of the building, said Ho.

Another videograb from their video about their one-acre green space for farming and recreational activities

Another videograb from their video about their one-acre green space for farming and recreational activities

Other Sports and Recreational Facilities

Of course, there are other facilites offered apart from the Urban Farm and these include swimming pools, badminton and basketball courts and gyms and so on. There are actually more than 26 fitness and recreational facilities built into The Nidoz.

The above picture shows the facilities on both the Ground Floor and the Podium in Red and Light Green respectively. Refer to the facilities listed out below in their respective colours

The above picture shows the facilities on both the Ground Floor and the Podium in Red and Light Green respectively. Refer to the facilities listed out below in their respective colours

The above picture shows the facilities on both the Ground Floor and the Podium. These facilities are marked out in Red and Light Green and the list is below.

Ground Floor Facilities (numbered in Red)

  1. Guard House (your first level of security)
  2. Drop off Lobby
  3. Outdoor Half Basketball Court
  4. The Urban Farm
  5. Orchard Garden
  6. Eco Pond
  7. The Farm itself
  8. Bridge to allow residents to walk over to the Urban Farm from their residential units

Podium Facilities (numbered in Green)

  1. Extreme Park
  2. Indoor Badminton Court
  3. Indoor Half Basketball Court
  4. Multi-purpose Hall
  5. Playground
  6. Outdoor Gym
  7. Children Playground
  8. Yoga & Dancing Zone
  9. Gym Room
  10. Wading Pool (600m)
  11. Wading Pool (300m)
  12. Water Splash Play Area

Facilities on Nos 2, 3 and 4 can be seen on this model

Facilities on Nos 2, 3 and 4 can be seen on this model

Facilities on Nos 10, 11 and 12 can be seen on this model

Facilities on Nos 10, 11 and 12 can be seen on this model

And then we come to the roof areas as mentioned by Ho, the Landscape Architect. The picture below shows the facilities on Blocks A and B and C and D. Blocks A and B are connected and share common facilities. The same goes for Blocks C and D. These facilities are marked out in Purple and the list is below.

Blocks A and B have similar as well as different facilities from Blocks C and D. The common facilities are No 13: the breath-taking 50m long Sky Pool overlooking the KL skyline from 40 storeys up; and of course the Pool Decks (No 11) and Sky Lounger’s Deck (No 12).

Other similar or repeated facilities are the Sky Lounges and Outdoor Al Fresco areas.

The uncommon facilities are the Yoga Deck – unique only to Blocks A and B and the flower gardens.

This is the plan for Roof Top or Sky facilities located on the 40th floor. Please refer to the facilities marked out in Purple

This is the plan for Roof Top or Sky facilities located on the 40th floor. Please refer to the facilities marked out in Purple

Roof Top or Sky Facilities (numbered in Purple)

  1. Yoga Deck
  2. Sky Outdoor Gym
  3. Sky Lounge Centre 1
  4. Outdoor Alfresco 1
  5. Sky Lounge 2
  6. Outdoor Alfresco 2
  7. Hibiscus Garden
  8. Viewing Deck
  9. Sky Lounge Centre 2
  10. Pool Deck
  11. Sky Lounger’s Deck
  12. Sky Pool (50m)
  13. Lily & Heliconia Garden
Rooftop facilities as depicted by their promo video. On the left of the picture is the 50m adult pool. Both Blocks A and B as well as Blocks C and D will feature a Sky Pool each

Rooftop facilities as depicted by their promo video. On the left of the picture is the 50m adult pool. Both Blocks A and B as well as Blocks C and D will feature a Sky Pool each

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Location

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“When we first started this project, our team put in a lot of thought to make sure that we are providing a development that is well suited for this area. Desa Petaling is surrounded by a matured neighbourhood such as Salak Selatan, Sri Petaling, Kuchai Lama, OUG and Bukit Jalil,” said Michael Yam, Head of Planning and Development, Residential and Commercial in the Nidoz’s promo video right at the start of their official website at www.nidoz.com.my

Indeed, Desa Petaling is located between Kuchai Lama, Kampung Malaysia and Sri Petaling, about a kilometre from Salak South New Village and is surrounded by matured townships as described by Yam.

The township, which is younger than the 1950s-established Kuchai Lama and Salak South, is at the nucleus of enviable road, rail and other public transport network and is a matured township full of amenities. The Nidoz is located right in the heart of this address.

The Nidoz 3-D Model on the 3-D map

The Nidoz 3-D Model on the 3-D map

Desa Petaling is fronted by the KL-Seremban Highway and as a matter of fact, it is known as the township next to the highway.

In fact, forum chatter has it that The Nidoz is in a more central location than some of the developer’s other projects elsewhere. Here are some actual quips from the forums:

“Actually, Desa Petaling location is better than The Leafz if they build the access road to go in/out from the KL-Seremban Highway”

 “I feel Desa Petaling surrounding better than the Leafz…the Leafz surrounded by very rundown old shoplots and access road so narrow. Desa Petaling surrounded by some not too rundown condo/apartments and the commercial shoplots there are newer…and very easy access to KL-Seremban highway…”

“Location wise I think this place better than Treez and Rainz in Bukit Jalil if you work in KL. 10 mins only to KLCC”

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It is true that Desa Petaling is only a zip away to KLCC and the Golden Triangle of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Bukit Bintang and so on (if one uses the Smart Tunnel), thanks to the KL-Seremban Highway. If you are working in the centre of the city, it is more worthwhile to buy here than in the Ampang or city centre areas where price PSF is at least double or triple.

The township itself is pretty well-contained. It has primary and secondary schools such as Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Desa Petaling, 24-hour eating spots like the famous Restoran ABC (selling Indian-Muslim food), loads of restaurants, bistros and coffeeshops as well as stalls,  24-hour convenience stores like KKMart, 7Eleven, shopping centres like Plaza Salak Park with Giant Desa Petaling, pharmacies and stores as well as MBO Cinemas Desa Petaling to watch movies, badminton training centres at the Pusat Sukan, petrol stations and so on and so forth.

As for street food, fresh fruits, snacks, toys, household and kitchen items and knick knacks, there is even a Pasar Malam on Wednesday nights where you can pick your bargains. The Pasar Malam begins near the front of the Al-Khasyi’in Mosque at around 5.30pm and lines the streets for miles around selling all manner of edible and inedible items.

Transport and Connectivity

An aerial view from 300ft of the KL skyline from the Nidoz

An aerial view from 300ft of the KL skyline from the Nidoz

“In terms of transportation, we have the new MRT line, TBS at Bandar Tasik Selatan, the upcoming Highspeed Rail (HSR) to Singapore, and of course, the KL -Seremban Highway which is just next to our development. The amenities in this area are complete,” said Yam in the video.

Let’s check them out.

Roads and Highways

Some of the highways fronting and linking the Nidoz to everywhere else  are: The KL-Seremban Highway, BESRAYA or the Sungai Besi Highway , MEX Highway, The Bukit Jalil Highway, MRR2, the East-West Link Expressway, the Federal Highway and of course the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

Express Bus Routes and Station TBS

If you are planning long distance travel by express bus, TBS is at your doorstep as it is located very close to Desa Petaling

If you are planning long distance travel by express bus, TBS is at your doorstep as it is located very close to Desa Petaling

The Terminal Bersepadu Selatan or TBS is the main transportation terminal in southern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at Bandar Tasik Selatan and is located next to the existing Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT Station (Star LRT), just 5km or 8 minutes away from Desa Petaling. This long-distance express bus service station using operators like Transnasional, Konsortium Express, Sri Maju, S&S International and NICE, gets you outstation to all the states of Malaysia and also to Singapore. To get more information on schedules and destination, please visit: http://www.malaysia-expressbus.com/terminal-bersepadu-selatan/

High Speed Rail (HSR)

The Kuala Lumpur−Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project is expected to start in 2017 with the completion date in 2022. The railway will be about 400km and travel time to Singapore will be 90 minutes. The brand-new line with dedicated tracks will allow trains to travel at least 550 km/h.

 MRT2:

The MRT project involves the construction of three lines. The first MRT line, which began construction in 2011, is the 51km Sungai Buloh–Kajang (SBK) Line.

The second MRT line called the Sungai BulohSerdangPutrajaya (SSP) Line will begin construction in 2016. Full operations of the 52.2km line is expected in 2022.

The SSP Line will have 36 stations.  It will connect two million people from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya passing through Sri Damansara,  Kepong, Batu, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya.

NIDOZ MRT stations list

The MRT Stations

If you look at the map, Station S20 will head south along Jalan Chan Sow Lin, pass Percetakan Nasional Berhad Malaysia and Chan Sow Lin industrial area and head north towards the launch shaft area at the north of the Pengkalan Tentera DiRaja Udara Malaysia base (TUDM) where Station S21 is proposed.

The line will continue south within the TUDM base until the proposed Station S22, where there will be an interchange with the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR). (See High Speed Rail above).

After Station S22, the line will run below (underground) the East West Highway and along Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway towards the Kuchai Lama industrial area where Station S23 is proposed.

The line veers left and continues south (elevated) , crossing the Maju Expressway and Sg Besi Highway beside Kampung Baru Salak South and continues parallel to the Sg Besi Highway and then crosses to SK Salak South towards Taman Naga Emas and Institute Sosial Malaysia where Station S24 is proposed. From Station S24, the line will continue south towards Pekan Sg Besi where Station S25 is proposed close to the existing LRT Station.

NIDOZ MRT 2 map

Map of the entire MRT Route

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Analysis

Desa Petaling has many apartments and condominiums but most have been there for many years.  The Nidoz is one of the latest and probably doesn’t have another similar project for comparison in the same area. As such, the closest condominium of similar standard (medium-to-high end condo) is probably The Leafz, another project by the same developer Exsim. However, the Leafz is located in Sungai Besi, a stone’s throw away, but share the more or less the same amenities in terms of transport and green features.

Name Tenure No of blocks/Towers No of Storeys No of Units Units per Floor Parking bays per unit
The Nidoz Leasehold 4 40 1300 10 2
The Leafz freehold 3 22 643 10 2

 

Name No of Bedrooms Launch Price (psf) Floor Area (sq ft) Launch Price
The Nidoz 4 to 5 bedrooms + 2 or 3 baths RM500 1,219 sq ft RM609,500
The Leafz 1 to 3 bedrooms + 1 to 2 baths RM490 (in 2012) 750sq ft RM367,500

“Environmental awareness is an important philosophy that we hold close to our hearts” says Exsim’s website in explaining what they do.

The Exsim Group of Companies is the developer of a string of commercial, industrial and residential projects in and around the Klang Valley and outside of it. The company, which started their first four projects under the Nouvelle banner, grew their property arm into becoming residential developers and they have gained quite a reputation for their quality designs and eco-friendly features.

Exsim developments circled in Red

Exsim developments circled in Red

Their maiden residential development – The Treez @ Bukit Jalil, was recognized for its unique green features and was awarded the title, ‘First Green Residential Building’ in Southern Kuala Lumpur.

All their developments henceforth have incorporated the company’s philosophy of driving the green innovation – Like Nidoz Residence@Desa Petaling.

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Summary

What makes Nidoz Residences @ Desa Petaling different from the rest is its Urban Farming feature, not just on the plot of land outside but also in planter boxes inside your own unit should you so choose to include planting your own vegetables and fruits for your own consumption. The “Grow Your Own Greens in Singapore” is a highly popular movement, especially for apartment dwellers.

This is an Exsim development. They are award-winning and generous with their freebies. Price-wise, at RM500psf with all the luxurious features included and high quality freebies worth RM40,000 given with every purchase plus the high rebates of up to 15%, the Nidoz is really worth a serious thought if you are thinking of buying in Desa Petaling.

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