• Caitlyn
  • 29 June 2021

Optimus Medini is a freehold development at Persiaran Medini Utara 1 in Iskandar Puteri, at the southern tip of Johor in Medini City. The city is envisioned as a sustainable green and smart city with world-class infrastructure. Medini has been growing steadily with the on-going infrastructure development and numerous property projects, that are poised to transform this quiet region of southern Johor into a vibrant city in years to come.

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Flanked by newly developed residential areas, leisure and tourism district (Puteri Harbour), the state government and administrative centre (Kota Iskandar), and an education hub (EduCity), Medini has all it takes to become the investment destination for property buyers and homebuyers who are looking for modern homes in a self-sustained township in Johor.

Optimus Medini is developed by Optimus Medini Sdn Bhd and scheduled for completion in 2022. 

Address: Persiaran Medini Utara 1, Medini, Kota Iskandar, Nusajaya, 79100, Johor

Developer: Optimus Medini Sdn Bhd

Property Type: Condominium

Land Title: Residential

Tenure: Freehold

Sales Gallery: Optimus Medini Sales Gallery, Persiaran Medini Utara 1, Bandar Medini, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Year of Completion: 2022

Built-up Area: 700 sq ft – 2,080 sq ft

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Facilities:

1) Garden Recreation Deck on 6th Floor

  • Swimming pool
  • Wading pool
  • Sun deck
  • Children’s playground
  • Sky terrace
  • Jogging tracks
  • Reflexology paths
  • Garden pavilion
  • BBQ gazebo
  • Herb and spice garden

2) 5th Floor

  • Sky fitness
  • Games room

Launch Price: From RM338,000

Project Details

Optimus Medini is marketed as an exclusive residential development that offers homebuyers the best of urban living. It is said to feature stylish and modern layouts that are crafted to maximise comfort, while complemented by comprehensive security features.

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The built-ups are from 700 sq ft to 2,080 sq ft. The residence comes with 2 to 4 bedrooms, and 1 to 5 bathrooms. There are various facilities across 2 floors (on the 5th and 6th floor), including sky fitness, games room, jogging tracks, herb and spice garden, sky terrace, reflexology paths, swimming pool, and wading pool, among others. Do refer to the full list in the Introduction section above.

Unit Types

Built-Up

Type A

·       700 sq ft

·       2 bedrooms

·       1 bathroom

·       1 balcony

Type B

·       905 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

·       1 balcony

Type C

·       2,080 sq ft

·       4 bedrooms

·       5 bathrooms

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Location

Optimus Medini is located close to Iskandar Puteri, which is a 5-minute drive away. Residents can get there via Lebuh Kota Iskandar and Lebuh Medini Utama. The development is also accessible via highways such as Iskandar Coastal Highway, Second link Expressway, and North-South Highway. Residents can enjoy the best of both worlds in Johor and Singapore, as the Second Link is in close proximity.

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The education hub, EduCity, is less than 5km away from Optimus Medini. As for supermarkets, the ones closest to Optimus Medini are Ben’s Independent Grocer, AEON Wellness, and Jaya Grocer.

The Coastal Highway links Medini to the Second Link bridge towards Singapore. This benefits residents staying within Medini commuting to Singapore for work, and Singaporeans visiting the western part of Johor Bahru. Additionally, in Sunway Iskandar, there are daily public bus services (Causeway Link) to Singapore (Jurong East and Boon Lay).

The self-sustaining city of Medini also has many amenities such as Puteri Harbour, Gleneagles Hospital Medini, Mall of Medini, Legoland Theme Park, Edible Park, Sunway Big Box Retail Park that features warehouse concept stores in an open-air strip mall environment, and more.

Here are the duration from Optimus Medini to popular destinations:

  • Short walk – Ben’s Independent Grocer, bus station, Gleneagles Hospital, Legoland
  • 5 minutes’ drive – Sunway Big Box Retail Park, NSK, Puteri Habour, Sunway International School, EduCity
  • 10 minutes’ drive – Second Link CIQ, AEON Bukit Indah, Lotus’s
  • 20 minutes’ drive – First Link CIQ, City Square, Johor Bahru city centre, Senai International Airport

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Accessibility

  • Coastal Highway
  • Nusajaya Interchange
  • Second Link Expressway
  • North-South Highway
  • Direct access to CIQ via Coastal Highway Southern Link
  • Senai International Airport
  • Danga City Mall KTM station
  • Johor Bahru Sentral
  • Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL), linked to the North-South Expressway (NSE)

Education

  • EduCity
  • Raffles University Iskandar
  • Marlborough College Malaysia
  • Sunway International School
  • SJK (C) Cheah Fah

Medical Care

  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Afiat Healthpark
  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • Thomson Iskandar Medical Hub (tentative completion: 2024)

Shopping

  • Johor Premium Outlet
  • Komtar JBCC
  • Johor Bahru City Square
  • KSL City Mall
  • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
  • The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey

Recreation

  • Legoland
  • Sunway Big Box
  • Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
  • Puteri Harbour
  • Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club
  • Danga Bay
  • Permas Golf Course
  • Pelangi Golf Driving Range
  • Angry Birds Activity Park
  • Singapore Turf Club
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Analysis

There is not much information with regards to the launch of Optimus Medini. However, in terms of living at Optimus Medini, residents can enjoy all the conveniences that surrounds it. Based on postings, there’s a low entry sales package with free legal fee and stamp duty for the SPA and loan agreement, free car park, free kitchen cabinet, and cooker hood and hob, and free 2 air-conditioners.

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On the transportation front, the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT) entered its pilot testing phase in April 2021. The 3-month programme will test the buses’ capabilities and demonstrate the use of green technology, in line with the southern state’s modernisation of its public transport system. This IMBRT project is expected to create up to 35,000 jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Johor.

Additionally, the first automated rapid transit (ART) buses arrived in Malaysia in January 2021 for the pilot testing programme. ART is a medium capacity transit system that enables a higher passenger capacity at a lower cost compared to light-rail transit (LRT) trains, and it operates on clean sources of energy such as electricity or hydrogen.

The multi-carriages are equipped with sensors that read the virtual tracks on the road, enabling it to automatically navigate its own route. It can travel up to 70km per hour, and carry more than 300 passengers with 3 carriages. Its capacity is expandable to approximately 500 passengers with 5 carriages.

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The implementation of the ART pilot project will be a key stepping stone towards improving public transportation in Iskandar Malaysia. Malaysia will be the first country in the region to potentially adopt this technology.

Here’s a look at a few residential properties in Johor.

Project

Land Tenure

Property Type

Completion

Built-up

Approximate Launch Price

Optimus Medini by Optimus Medini Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Condominium

2022

700 sq ft & 905 sq ft

From RM338,000

The Valley @ Horizon Hills by Gamuda Berhad

Freehold

Double-storey link homes

2015

2,139 sq ft – 2,583 sq ft

From RM1.03 million

Wave Serviced Apartment @ Marina Cove by IOI Properties

Freehold

Serviced Apartment

2017

526 sq ft – 1,344 sq ft

From RM407,447

Senibong Cove – The WaterEdge Apartments by Senibong Cove Development Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Apartment

2018

1,184 sq ft – 1,894 sq ft

From RM470,000

The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum by Astaka Holdings

Freehold

Condominium

2018

2,207 sq ft – 5,554 sq ft

From RM1,710,000

The Fern @ Meridin East by Mah Sing Group

Freehold

Double-storey link homes

2019

From 1,622 sq ft

From RM410,550

A Tower @ Austin Regency by Scudai Development

Freehold

Serviced Residence

2019

From 490 sq ft

From RM307,250

Vallaris @ Eco Village 2, Setia Eco Gardens by SP Setia

Freehold

Double-storey terrace house

2021

1,801 sq ft

From RM649,000

Aspira Gardens @ Gerbang Nusajaya by UEM Sunrise Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Double-storey homes

2022

2,608 sq ft – 3,009 sq ft

From RM898,000

Merpati Indah Apartment @ Bandar Putra Kulai by IOI Properties Group Berhad

Freehold

Apartment

2022

818 sq ft – 1,249 sq ft

From RM308,900

Single Storey Terrace-Phase 7A @ Tanjong Puteri Resort by Keck Seng (M) Berhad

Freehold

Terraced house / Superlink

2022

1,103 sq ft – 1,281 sq ft

From RM320,000

Eco Botanic 2 by EcoWorld

Freehold

2-storey terrace houses

2025

1,701 sq ft – 2,239 sq ft

From RM600,000

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Summary

In view of the strategic location with its proximity to Kota Iskandar (the administrative centre of Johor Bahru) and developments such as EduCity and Puteri Harbour, Medini has the potential to be the second Central District Centre (CBD) of Johor after Johor Bahru.

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As for the developer, Optimus Medini Sdn Bhd was established in 2013, with integrated development and asset management capabilities. Their projects are mainly located in key areas in Johor Bahru. Two of the projects include Permas Jaya and Laguna.

So, if you’re interested in a unit at Optimus Medini that’s priced at RM350,000, here are the estimated loan figures based on the PropertyGuru Home Loan Calculator and PropertyGuru Home Loan Eligibility and Affordability Calculator.

  • LTV / margin of finance: 90%
  • Down payment (10%): RM35,000
  • Loan amount: RM315,000
  • Loan term: 30 years
  • Interest rate: 3.2%
  • Monthly repayment: RM1,362
  • Approximate required gross annual income: RM54,500*

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* Assumptions: No other monthly debt obligations, and 30% of gross income spent on the home loan. As a rule of thumb, banks usually loan up to 30% of your gross annual income.

 

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Eric Wong

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