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Sky Awani Residence 2: A sunny-with-a-chance-of-cloud review.
Developed on 2.78 acres worth of 99-year leasehold land in Sentul, Sky Awani Residence 2 follows the success of its RUMAWIP predecessor project by Sky World Development Sdn Bhd, called you guessed it, Sky Awani Residence – that has officially been sold out in early 2016.
Founded in 2006, this developer though new has its goals set to beat the rest and be in the country’s ‘Top 10’ developer list by the year 2020, an ambitious one no doubt, just like Malaysia’s Vision 2020.
Sky World Development has even won awards like ‘The Starter Home Honours Award’ in The StarProperty.my Awards 2016, and ‘Property Excellence Award’ for its Ascenda project and ‘CSR Excellence Award’ for Sky Awani Residence in Sin Chew’s Business Excellence Awards. Their other projects include the mixed development SkyArena in Setapak, where the second phase of serviced apartment offering called Bennington Residences was launched at the end of 2015, and SkyLuxe in Bukit Jalil.
With a total of 708 condominium units offered spread between two towers standing at 39 and 44 storeys respectively, Sky Awani Residence 2 comes with two types of layouts Type A and Type B at 800 sq ft each where both spot three rooms and two bathrooms, and having even a balcony.
And since it’s a RUMAWIP (Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan scheme, which is an initiative by the state government in collaboration with property developers as part of their CSR programme that offers affordable residential properties), all units are priced at RM300,000 max each, which translates to RM375 per square foot.
Needless to say, for a strategically located project by a well-received developer at an affordable price, Sky Awani Residence 2 is indeed a bargain for both own-stay and investment, though with some rules to abide for the latter since it’s a RUMAWIP project.
Do continue reading this review for Sky Awani Residence 2 to find out more.
Address: Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
Land Title: Mixed
Site GPS Coordinates: 3°12’37″N 101°40’54″E
Expected Date of Completion: 2020
Property Type: Condominium
Total Units: 708
Built Up in Sq Ft: 800
- Affordable price under RUMAWIP scheme
- Excellent Location
- By a well-received developer
- BBQ Pit, Multipurpose Hall, Lounge Deck
- Children’s Playground, Games Room, Ping Pong Table
- Spa Pool, Lap Pool, Leisure Pool, Kid’s Pool, Reflective Pool, Pool Decks
- Fern Garden, Bamboo Garden, Party Lawn
- Gymnasium, Yoga Deck, Half Basketball Court
- Surau, Laundrette, Changing Rooms
- Type A – 800 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
- Type B – 800 sq ft – 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony, 1 car park bay
Sky Awani Residence 2: An overview.
Sky Awani Residence 2 is a medium to high-end high-rise development that has two blocks, one towering at 39 storeys and another at 44 storeys. It encompasses a 2.78-acre 99-year leasehold land in Sentul. There will be three lifts serving each block.
A total of 708 condominium units are being offered coming in at two different layout designs, Type A and Type B, both that have a built-up of 800 sq ft and spot three rooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony. Each unit will also be given one car park bay.
There will be twelve units per floor for Tower A, where three are Type As and the remaining nine are Type Bs. For Tower B, there will be ten units per floor where only two will be Type A and the other eight will be Type B.
Type A spots a design whereby when one enters the unit, an integrated dining and living area is what one will encounter first, before ending with a balcony. The kitchen and yard are positioned next to the entrance. The master bedroom with an attached bathroom is separated by rooms one and two by the living area, to provide more privacy.
Type B has the same layout as Type A, except for a small family hall next to the living area that leads to all three rooms, with room one and room two facing each other, and the master bedroom positioned at the end of the hall.
The price for all the units no matter the floor is RM300,000 and will be decided through a balloting process for all who has managed to successfully register their interest, and is eligible. Being a RUMAWIP project, there are certain criteria one has to abide like buyers must reside in the property whereby no renting out is allowed, and owners will only get to sell their property after purchasing it for 10 years and above.
Then there’s the facilities that can be considered on a par with, or in some cases even better than other high-end condominiums. Sure there aren’t luxurious ones like a movie theatrette, or sky this and that, but to have many different types of pools like lap pool and leisure pool, a gymnasium, a half basketball court, a yoga deck, and a games room, is more than enough for one to live a modern leisure lifestyle, don’t you agree? The maintenance fee is expected to be around RM0.20 per square foot, just like the rate for Sky Awani Residence.
Sky Awani Residence 2 hasn’t been officially launched, only open for registration for now through their website or appointed agents, so do visit the website or call them up for more info.
Sentul, off Jalan Ipoh: A town? A road? Where?
Remember the fiasco when DBKL decided to rename eight major roads in KL like how Jalan Duta is now Jalan Tuanku (Tunku?) Abdul Halim and how Lebuhraya Mahameru is now Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar? Well, part of Jalan Ipoh unfortunately suffered the same predicament when the Jalan Segambut to Jalan Pahang junction is renamed to Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.
So let’s establish some facts here that one, Jalan Ipoh is not a town, but a major road that stretches all the way from Segambut and Kepong, to Chow Kit area in KL’s city centre while two, Sentul is the town in KL where most of Jalan Ipoh is lined in or passes through.
Sentul is located north to 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 of course, Jalan Ipoh (let’s overlook its new name for now, for the sake of not getting overwhelmingly confused).
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.
Healthcare-wise, one need not to worry since Malaysia’s very own number one hospital, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (or the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital) is located around 7 kilometres away from Sky Awani Residence 2. 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 now is 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 Sky Awani Residence 2 is sited.
No wonder then that Sky Awani Residence, the predecessor to Sky Awani Residence 2 was marketed as being in Sentul. The same then can be true for this project, right?
Sky Awani Residence 2: An assessment.
Sky Awani Residence 2 is located around one kilometre away from Sky Awani Residence, whereby a project called Maxim Citilights by Meridian Maxim and Platinum Victory is currently being built next to it. Let’s compare these two to see how this part of Sentul is doing as a whole.
|Name||Tenure/Land Title||Launch Price||Built-up||Total Units|
|Sky Awani Residence 2||Leasehold/ Mixed||RM300,00||800 sq ft||708|
|Maxim Citilights||Leasehold/ Commercial||Starts from RM338,000||Starts from 856 sq ft||1,338|
Sky Awani Residence 2 being a RUMAWIP project obviously wins in scoring a more affordable price, and having fewer units. However, do keep in mind that rental purpose investment is a no-go here so Maxim Citilights would be the wiser choice for investors.
Sky Awani Residence 2: The verdict.
No doubt with the ever increasing crime rate in Kuala Lumpur, high-rise living is the preferred choice as compared to landed homes, since most of the time it comes with better security and system.
Sentul is a prime location no doubt, though marred a bit by the image of a not-so-well-off area in the past as compared to upscale areas like Ampang.
The product is good, even too good to be true but there you have it, is a dream come true especially for home buyers who are stressed out by the property investment game nowadays with all the flippers and whatnots.
So if you’re looking for a decent, even high-end-like high-rise property to live in, don’t put off in registering for Sky Awani Residence 2 any longer, that’s for sure.