Sentul Point Suite Apartments, Jalan Sentul Pasar

  • Fiona Faye
  • 1 September 2016

 

Sentul Point

A 12.86-acre freehold land in Sentul along Jalan Sentul Pasar is where Sentul Point Suite Apartments by UOA Group will be developed.

Known as one of the more reputable property developers in the country, UOA Group that opened its doors in Malaysia since 1989 has as of the year 2015 delivered commercial, retail, and residential properties projects with GDV up to RM7 billion worth, and a total land bank of approximately 120 acres.

Though many find the building designs by UOA Group to be rather unassuming, one thing for sure is that this developer that’s backed by a workforce of more than 2,000 personnel, never compromises on quality and is generous with good building materials, even for many of their projects that are completed ahead of schedule.

No wonder then that this developer has won so many awards, the more recent ones being ‘Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Property Development 2016’ and ‘The Edge Malaysia Top Property Developers Awards 2015’.

Sentul Point Suite Apartments is their latest offering of high-end serviced apartment, having three blocks that top at 44 storeys each. With a total of 2,352 units offered in twelve different layouts, the built-up starts from 700 sq ft to 1,001 sq ft while the price starts from RM360,000 to RM600,000 or at an average per square foot price of RM515.

Since this is a freehold property means it’s good for own-stay, what about for rental purpose investment since it’s quite high density?

Read on this review for Sentul Point Suite Apartments to find out.

Project Details.

Address: Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Land Title: Commercial

Tenure: Freehold

Site GPS Coordinates: 3°12’6″N 101°41’19″E

Website: http://uoa.com.my/property/residential/sales/current-projects/sentul-point-suite-apartments

Expected Date of Completion: 2020

Property Details

Property Type: Serviced Apartment

Total Units: 2,352

Built Up in Sq Ft: 700 to 1001

Price: RM360,000 to RM600,000

Special Features:

  • Freehold
  • A bargain considering its location
  • By a reputable developer

Facilities:

  • Lap Pool, Wading Pool, Pool Deck
  • Open Landscape
  • Central Park
  • Playground, Indoor Playground
  • Multi-purpose Open Terrace
  • Maze Garden
  • BBQ Pit
  • Yoga Deck, Meditation Deck
  • Changing Rooms (Male & Female)
  • Café, Café Area
  • Library
  • Indoor Gym
  • Function Room
  • Lounge Area
  • Function Area, Pre-function Area
  • Reading Room, Games Room
  • Surau (Male & Female)
  • Meeting Room
  • Play Room

Unit Type:

  • Type A1 – 700 sq ft – 2 rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type A2 – 721 sq ft – 2 rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type B1 – 743 sq ft – 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type B1A – 743 sq ft – 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type B1B – 743 sq ft – 2 rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type B2 – 764 sq ft – 2 rooms, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type C1 – 850 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type C1A – 850 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type C1C – 850 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type C2 – 872 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
  • Type C3 – 1001 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 2 car park bays
  • Type C3A – 1001 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 2 car park bays

Project Details

Sentul Point - Low Zone

Sentul Point – Low Zone

Sentul Point Suite Apartments: An overview.

Sentul Point Suite Apartments is a high-end high-rise development that has three blocks, all towering at 44 storeys each. There will be eight lifts serving each block, half of which will be serving the ‘Low Zone’ i.e. from level nine till level twenty-four, and half of which will be for the ‘High Zone’ starting from level twenty-seven upwards. The whole project will be built on 12.86 acres worth of freehold land.

Sentul Point - High Zone

Sentul Point – High Zone

And this is a high-density project indeed despite its sheer land size, with a total of 2,353 units offered. There will be around 19 units per floor for the ‘Low Zone’ half of Block B and Block C, and 26 units per floor for Block A, whilst for the ‘High Zone’, there will be 20 units per floor for Block B and Block C, and 27 per floor for Block A.

Sentul Point - Floor Plans 1

Sentul Point – Floor Plans 1

A total of 12 different layouts are being offered namely the smallest Type A1 that has two rooms and one bathroom at 700 sq ft, Type A2 with a built-up size of 721 sq ft, Type B1, B1A, and B1B at 743 sq ft that spot two rooms and two bathrooms, and the three rooms two bathrooms types starting with Type C1, C1A, and C1C at 850 sq ft, Type C2 at 872 sq ft, and the biggest Type C3 and C3A at 1,001 sq ft. Only the types that have built-ups more than a thousand square feet will be given two car park bays while for the rest, only one will be allocated.

Sentul Point - Floor Plans 2

Sentul Point – Floor Plans 2

Though all types come with a balcony, there unfortunately isn’t a yard space for one to hang their cloths, which could then lead to from afar, a tall building with most if not all the units displaying their cloth racks at the balcony space, thus ruining the sight a bit.

Sentul Point - Floor Plans 3

Sentul Point – Floor Plans 3

With an average price per square foot of around RM515, the listing price then translates to a starting price of around RM360,000 to RM600,000 depending on the built-up and floor level of course. UOA Group is also famous for imposing house rules like ‘No renting out to foreign students’ and a ‘Maximum of 6 occupants (excluding children) per unit’ to secure the quality and value of the building.

Sentul Point - Specifications 1

Sentul Point – Specifications 1

Sentul Point - Specifications 2

Sentul Point – Specifications 2

The facilities for Sentul Point Suite Apartments are pretty standard as far as high-end high-rise properties go. There’s the swimming pool (both lap and wading kinds), playground (both outdoor and indoor), surau (both sexes), a gym, a function room, and the more current ones like a reading room, a maze garden, and more, though none of the really fancy ones like a Movie Theatrette and Sky-one thing or another. Not too bad considering the maintenance fee including sinking fund is only around RM0.25 per square foot right?

Sentul Point - Facilities

Sentul Point – Facilities

With its small to medium built-ups, this property is obviously more suited for small families and young professional adults, and may even be good enough for rental purpose thanks to its excellent location.

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Location

Jalan Sentul Pasar: A growing potential.

Have you seen the skyscraper called The Capers by YTL? Notice how its curved facades is a first in high-rises in Malaysia? Would you believe that about thirty plus years ago, the area called Sentul East by YTL was actually full of squatter homes where railways workers used to settle? As Ripley would say, “Well, believe it!’

Sentul Point- The Capers at Sentul East

Sentul Point- The Capers at Sentul East

Sentul is located north of KLCC, around 10 kilometres away, and neighbours other ‘townships with potential’ so to speak like Segambut, Setapak, and Gombak. Its nearness to the city centre leaves Sentul with ample highways like the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), the Mahameru (now Sultan Iskandar apparently) Highway, and major roads like Jalan Pahang, Jalan Genting Kelang, Jalan Kepong and Jalan Ipoh.

Needless to say, this mature town has a lot to offer in terms of amenities. Take the education field for example, where schools like SJK(C) Sentul, SMK La Salle, Wesley Methodist School, and Chong Hwa Independent High School should be more than enough for the people living there.

Sentul Point - Along Jalan Ipoh

Sentul Point – Along Jalan Ipoh

Healthcare-wise, one need not worry since Malaysia’s very own number one hospital, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (or the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital) is located around 6 kilometres away from Sentul Point Suite Residences. Plus, there are also Hospital Pusrawi, KPJ Hospital Tawakal, and Sentul Medical Centre all located about the same distance.

Majorly occupied by Malaysian Indians in the past, Sentul is now much more diversified in terms of population, thanks to its excellent location and the many developers who saw its potential. YTL Land & Development Berhad has even went to the extent of calling it a ‘city renewal project’ with the introduction of Sentul East, an area that houses a few high-end condominiums like Tamarind, Saffron, Capers, and Fennel, bringing in people of all walks of life to the town.

When it comes to public transportation, aside from buses and cabs and Ubers, Sentul is also served by both KTM and RapidKL train services with stations like in Sentul, Batu Kentonmen, and Kampung Batu for KTM, and Sentul and Sentul Timur for RapidKL in its Sri Petaling/Ampang line, all within 5 kilometres radius to where Sentul Point Suite Apartments is sited.

Sentul Point - KTM Sentul

Sentul Point – KTM Sentul

So yeah, along Jalan Sentul Pasar may not be as exclusive looking yet as its sister areas, Sentul East and Sentul West, but given time and with the rise of many new high-rises there like Sentul Village, Sky Awani Residence, Maxim Citilights, and even supposedly an AEON Shopping Mall, Jalan Sentul Pasar may just be as upmarket (Aha! Get it? Because Pasar is Malay for market?) in the future too.

Wanna bet?

Sentul Point - Location. Picture taken from Wikimapia.

Sentul Point – Location. Picture taken from Wikimapia.

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Analysis

Sentul Point Suite Apartments: An assessment.

Sentul Point Suite Apartments is located literally next door to an existing condo by Sentul Perdana called 1 Sentul (or One Sentul), around 250 metres away that was completed in 2011. Let’s see how well these two projects fare in Jalan Sentul Pasar, eh?

Name Tenure/Land Title Launch Price Built-up Total Units
Sentul Point Suite Apartments Freehold/Commercial Starts from RM360,00 Starts from 700 sq ft 2,352
1 Sentul Freehold/Residential Starts from RM317,800 Starts from 1,081 sq ft 284


Sentul Point obviously like any other projects may win some, lose some. Its attractive low entry price in for the year 2016 is definitely a plus, though some of its drawbacks include being too high-density of a development.

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Summary

Sentul Point Suite Apartments: The Verdict.

When it comes to high-rise properties, it’s a general rule to get one from a developer with proven track record (since obviously, developing a high-rise building is way more trickier than landed homes hence the developer must have the right experience and expertise), so Sentul Point Suite Apartments being a project by UOA Group is indeed good news.

And this project being in Sentul is definitely a plus, albeit it being an underrated location so to speak.

For the price tags, Sentul Point Suite Apartments is without a doubt one of the best options available currently, be it for both own-stay or investment.

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