Twin Danga Residence are two 26- and 27-storey high waterfront serviced apartment in Taman Laguna, Johor Bahru. Standing side-by-side at a 45-degree angle on leasehold land, this property overlooks the Straits of Johor and neighbouring Singapore.
Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth: A ‘my’ review.
Rumah Selangorku is part of the third phase to be launched for the township development of CyberSouth City by MCT Berhad that spans 417 acres of leasehold land.
The developer sounds familiar? Well, that’s probably because you’ve heard of MCT Consortium Berhad, a company that specialises in construction, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works that began operating in 1999. Starting out with a paid-up capital of only RM250,000 now the asset value is estimated around RM1.33 billion for this company.
This developer first ventured into property development in 2004 through USJ One Avenue, a 448-unit condominium development and has to date successfully completed projects with a total GDV of RM1,080 million, has a remaining landbank of 296 acres within Greater KL in USJ, Cyberjaya and the surrounding areas, and having future projects totalling an estimated RM6,723 million.
Now there are lots of things yet to be finalised for this project like how many units in total are being offered, land title, unit types, facilities provided etc. since Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth was just recently launched. Rest assured, the price won’t be more than RM250,000 since that’s the cut-off price for a Rumah Selangorku.
Located in the same place as its predecessors GreenCasa and CasaView, how worthy is this township that’s located far from Kuala Lumpur city centre, though admittedly is just a stone’s throw away from Putrajaya and Cyberjaya? And is it more suitable for own-stay or investment i.e. rental gains?
Continue reading this review for Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth to find out.
Address: CyberSouth, Dengkil
Land Title: NA
Site GPS Coordinates: 2°52’21″N 101°39’33″E
Expected Date of Completion: NA
Property Type: Apartment
Total Units: NA
Built Up in Sq Ft: Indicatively at 950
Price: Indicatively at RM250,000
- Type D – 950 sq ft
Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth: An overview.
As of now, Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth is only open for registration with a few details given. To say that the project has been fully finalized would be a stretch.
There are however a few things that one can ascertain from the bit of information given. Like for example how there may be more than just one type of layout offered other than Type D that comes with a built-up of 950 sq ft. The indicative price for this type is the maxed one for Rumah Selangorku at RM250,000, but looking at their registration form, there may also be a Type B that has a built-up of 750 sq ft priced at RM100,000, and a Type C that has a built-up of 850 sq ft priced at RM200,000.
From the masterplan however, this project is the one located furthest away from the Central Park. However, to label a Rumah Selangorku project as a low-cost housing project may not be quite right because if it’s anything like a RUMAWIP (KL’s version of affordable residential properties), Rumah Selangorku can even possess the same offerings as other mid-end properties.
Take SkyAwani Residence 2 in Sentul for example where this development offers facilities that are on-par with other condominiums like having a swimming pool, a gym, a basketball court, etc. and doesn’t look like cheap flats either. Then again, there are a few criteria one must abide to own a Rumah Selangorku like the unit purchased is only for own-stay and not rental investment, and applicants must not have a combined household income of more than RM10,000 per month.
From the masterplan also, this 417 acres township will include the development of a few amenities for the residents there like commercial centres that will normally include grocery stores and clinics, apart from having a school proposed as part of the offerings.
Besides that, a community club with an expected RM0.08 per square foot maintenance fee will also be made available which houses the likes of a swimming pool, a gym, and other family recreation features. A central park totalling ten acres in size for the township is definitely a plus for residents to enjoy nature at its best be it through jogging and cycling tracks, forest and riverside walks, landscaped gardens and more.
So let’s see what Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth has to offer once it’s officially launched shall we?
Dengkil: The serene, far far away town?
Not quite. Correct on the place being peaceful but its location being next to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya isn’t so bad now, is it?
Sure it’s not Ampang or Bangsar, but the fact that people have been living in what was then considered faraway places as well i.e. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya for the past ten years or so just proves that not everyone is built for the hustle and bustle of city life now, is it?
Dengkil used to be a mining land but don’t let that fact scares you silly. Look at Bandar Sunway now. Isn’t it just thriving? So yeah, let’s not judge a place based on its past but more on what can the future holds, deal?
In fact, the many highways like LDP, MEX, and SKVE surrounding the area provide so good a connection that it’s around 38 kilometres through MEX to get to Kuala Lumpur city centre, and around 41 kilometres through LDP to get to Petaling Jaya. That’s still far yes, but bear in mind that Putrajaya is only around 13 kilometres away while Cyberjaya is half of that, and the KLIA International Airport is around 20 kilometres away from where CyberSouth City is located.
Admittedly the town of Dengkil itself is a blunt and boring place. Apart from several fast food chains here and there, local restaurants, and a few modern day conveniences like shops and small clinics, don’t expect any hip and happening malls here. For that, the nearest would be Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre around 16 kilometres away in Presint 1 Putrajaya.
There is however a decent commercial centre called Cyber Valley Commercial Centre around 400 metres away that has modern façade giving one the illusion of a contemporary place. The nearest hospital to CyberSouth City would also be in Putrajaya Presint 9 called Hospital Putrajaya around 10 kilometres away.
Interestingly though, there’s a university close by to this township by the name of UiTM Dengkil at only around 1.3 kilometres away. There are also primary and secondary schools like Sekolah Kebangsaan Dengkil and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dengkil nearby for the convenience of one living in CyberSouth City, around two kilometres away.
Love the active lifestyle? Putrajaya Challenge Park 1 that houses wall climbing facilities and Putrajaya Challenge Park 2 for skateboarding and BMXing located around 1.5 kilometres away should be more than enough, right?
So if ever one is tired of nightclubs, concerts and whatnots and prefer to just live a quiet life and more in touch with nature, Dengkil is definitely a choice to consider.
Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth: An assessment.
Now, there isn’t much mid-to-high-end residential developments in this area to make a fair comparison to this township but about 15 kilometres away from CyberSouth lies Liu Li Gardens by SP Setia. Let’s have a look how these two fare shall we?
|Name||Tenure/Land Title||Launch Price||Built-up||Approximate Maintenance Fee per Sq Ft|
|Rumah SelangorkuCyberSouth||NA||Indicatively from RM250,000||Indicatively from 950 sq ft||NA|
|CasaView CyberSouth||Leasehold/ Residential||Starts fromRM629,000||Starts from 1,959 sq ft||RM0.08|
|Liu Li Gardens||Freehold/ Residential||Starts from RM1,020,000||Starts from 2,963 sq ft||RM0.18|
Liu Li Gardens’ much pricier tag may be because of its location having a Cyberjaya address instead of Dengkil. And the fact that it’s a freehold property with much bigger built-up helps too. CyberSouth is then rather affordable by comparison but nevertheless, the table shows that this part of “extended KL” as one may call it is already currently fetching rather exorbitant prices.
Rumah Selangorku CyberSouth: The verdict.
If you’re already familiar with the location of CyberSouth, then you would understand that this is a place for those who don’t mind long commutes if they’re working in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya and the likes. Ideally, this is an option to consider for those whose offices are in the vicinity of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
And MCT Berhad in collaboration with Selangor State Government to have a Rumah Selangorku project as part of CyberSouth township is definitely good news since it shows that this developer has the initiative to give back to the community.
Don’t you agree?