• Caitlyn
  • 18 May 2021

SkyWorld Development Group introduced its newest township in Setapak, SkySanctuary, at the end of March 2021. This township follows the success of the group’s first township, SkyArena, which is also located in Setapak. The developer continues to promote active living to improve the well-being and quality of life of those living in the area.

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Thus, their developments infuse park living as the main theme in their second integrated development. They named this township SkySanctuary as they wanted to create a green cocoon for residents, as a form of escape from the city. So, the development is targeted at homeowners looking to live close to Kuala Lumpur, where greenery meets urban conveniences seamlessly.

SkySanctuary comprises several components, including 5 park-front residences, a 2-storey commercial parcel named Square Park, a food and beverage drive-through area, 2 public parks named Autumn Park and Blossom Park, as well as a 3-acre Central Park, all within SkySanctuary’s 42 acres. The parks are to ensure that residents in SkySanctuary are not confined to their respective units, and are able to enjoy sprawling green spaces.

SkySanctuary is currently branded as the first nature-inspired township in Setapak, with a seamless integration of lakeside living and nature.

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Address: Setapak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur

Developer: SkyWorld Development Group

Property Type: Mixed development

Land Area: 42 acres

Tenure: Leasehold

Total Units: 

  • EdgeWood Residences: 960
  • Square Park: N/A

Sales Gallery: Lot 17899, Jalan Ayer Jerneh, Taman Ayer Panas, 53200 Kuala Lumpur

Year of Completion:

  • EdgeWood Residences: 2025
  • Square Park: TBC

Built-up Area: 

  • EdgeWood Residences: 865 sq ft – 1,280 sq ft
  • Square Park: N/A

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Facilities:

1) Celebration Light Piazza

  • Moonlight seating
  • Aurora walk
  • Al fresco garden
  • Iconic pavilion
  • Swans deck

2) Treasure Fantasy

  • Iconic pavilion
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Bamboo adventure park
  • Forest trail
  • Sunken lounge
  • Qi deck
  • Jogging trail

3) Isle of Dreams

  • Mirage lake
  • Zen island
  • Garden bridge
  • Fantasy fountain
  • Aquatic tale

4) Tropical Haven

  • Iconic pavilion
  • Fitness field
  • Garden lounge
  • Zen deck
  • Jogging trail
  • Terrace green

Launch Price Per Sq Ft: Average around RM520 per sq ft (EdgeWood Residences)

Project Details

The first residential phase of SkySanctuary is EdgeWood Residences. The 2-block property will be developed on a 3.79-acre land, and it was launched in April 2021. EdgeWood Residences fronts SkySanctuary’s Central Park and thus residents will have direct access to it. There will be a total of 960 units, with built-ups ranging from 865 sq ft to 1,280 sq ft.

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The resort-like facilities at EdgeWood Residences include hot and cold-water cabin spa gallery, an infinity pool, an outdoor gym, function pavilion surrounded by lush greenery, a gourmet kitchen, co-sharing living and working spaces, and electric vehicle charging points.

As for SkySanctuary’s entrance, there will be an elevated guardhouse that personifies the sleek design incorporated throughout the development. Facilities are spread across various themed areas such as Celebration Light Piazza, Treasure Fantasy, Isle of Dreams, and Tropical Haven. Please refer to the Introduction section for details of each themed area.

The commercial hub within SkySanctuary is called Square Park, with a net leasable area of 72,703 sq ft. It is a 2-storey commercial building that’ll feature cafes and retail outlets. Just like EdgeWood Residences, this hub is targeted for completion at the end of 2021 and located next to Blossom Park. The developer has pointed out the importance of selecting the right tenants, and their leasing team has begun sourcing a variety of operators to attain a good tenant mix.

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Location

Setapak is an established neighbourhood, and it is home to multiple amenities that cater to the different needs of the community. These include cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets, hospitals, clinics, motor workshops, wet market, bakeries, and banks.

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Setapak is about 5km from the city centre, while neighbourhoods such as Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas can be reached in about 25 minutes via the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE). The Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) will also take residents to other areas of the Klang Valley. The area also enjoys access to the Light Rapid Transit (LRT), and the closest station to SkySanctuary is the Setiawangsa station.

Upon passing the guardhouse at SkySanctuary, residents will be greeted by a wide 380-metre tree-lined pathway. Residents visiting the Central Park will be able to enjoy the views of Kuala Lumpur city centre, and catch glimpses of the Petronas Twin Towers as well.

Accessibility

  • Jalan Ayer Keroh
  • Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
  • Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)
  • Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (DUKE 3)
  • Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  • Setiawangsa LRT station 

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Education

  • Marian Convent Primary School
  • Sri Utama International School
  • SJK (C) Wangsa Maju
  • SMK Setapak Tinggi
  • SMK Air Panas
  • Sri Utama International School
  • SJK (C) Mun Yee
  • SMK Danau Kota
  • SMJK Chong Hwa
  • SRJK (C) Chong Hwa
  • SK Danau Kota
  • SK Setapak
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) University College
  • Malaysia Institute of Art
  • Fairview International School

Medical Care

  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • General Hospital KL
  • Institut Jantung Negara (IJN)
  • KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital
  • Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan
  • Damai Service Hospital
  • Hospital Pusrawi

Shopping

  • AEON BiG
  • Wangsa Walk Mall
  • AEON Alpha Angle
  • Giant Hypermarket Setapak
  • Setapak Central Mall
  • Melawati Mall
  • Suria KLCC
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
  • The LINC KL

Recreation

  • SkyArena Sports Complex
  • Taman Rekreasi Air Panas Setapak
  • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
  • Titiwangsa Golf Course
  • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
  • Danau Kota Lake
  • KL Tower
  • National Library
  • KLCC Park
  • National Art Gallery
  • Istana Budaya
  • Royal Selangor Golf Club
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Analysis

SkySanctuary has a few positives going for it. It’s the first nature-inspired township in Setapak, with a 3-acre residents-only central park, private lakeside residences, near all kinds of amenities, just 5km to the KL city centre, and a renowned developer with proven track record.

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With the introduction of parks, there’s also the issue of proper governance of the facilities in the township. If maintained well, it could continue to be a pleasant place to live in for generations to come.

The entire development is targeted to be completed by 2030. So, this means that purchasers of earlier phases would have to contend with the ongoing developments in the township. So, if you are purchasing a unit at EdgeWood Residences, perhaps take a look at where the unit faces and what is acceptable to you (or not).

As the area has a number of residential projects such as SkyAwani 3, SkyAwani 4, and PPR homes, some have pointed out that traffic congestion could be an issue once residents get off Jalan Genting Klang into the road leading to SkySanctuary. 

While the development has its unique selling proposition, some would argue that it is located in a non-premium area as it is surrounded by low cost housing and small factories. Take a drive there to see and decide for yourself. Nothing beats seeing it first-hand before deciding.

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Here’s a look at residential properties in Setapak.

Project

Land Tenure

Property Type

Completion

Built-up

Approximate Launch Price

EdgeWood Residences @ SkySanctuary by SkyWorld Development Group

Leasehold

Condominium

2025

865 sq ft – 1,280 sq ft

From RM495 per sq ft

Setapak Green by UOA Group

Freehold

Condominium

2014

1,362 sq ft – 1,588 sq ft

From RM549,800

100 Residency by Kerjaya Prospek Group Berhad

Freehold

Condominium

2016

1,447 sq ft – 1,825 sq ft

From RM770,000

Ascenda Residences @ SkyArena Setapak by SkyWorld Development Group

Leasehold

Condominium

2017

903 sq ft – 1,239 sq ft

From RM349,900

Teratai Mewah Apartment

Freehold

Apartment

2017

Approx. 635 sq ft – 950 sq ft

N/A

Bennington Residences @ SkyArena by SkyWorld Development Group

Leasehold

Condominium

2019

1,092 sq ft – 1,570 sq ft

From RM589,680

PV18 Residence by Platinum Victory Development Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Condominium

2021

 

1,021 sq ft – 1,219 sq ft

From RM473,000

SkyAwani 4 Residence by SkyWorld Development Group

Leasehold

Condominium

2023

800 sq ft

RM300,000

MH Platinum 2 Residences by MH Platinum Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Service Apartment

2025

663 sq ft – 857 sq ft

From RM318,500

Vista Danau Kota by Platinum Victory Development Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Residensi Wilayah

Jan 2025

810 sq ft

RM300,000

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Summary

SkyWorld was established in 2008, and they have chosen areas such as Setapak, Sentul, Setiawangsa, Jalan Ipoh, Taman Desa and Bukit Jalil to inject mixed development projects to help transform cities.

According to SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd founder and group managing director Datuk Ng Thien Phing, “Setapak is the next investment gem because the infrastructure and facilities are already in place. It is a matured development.”

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In 2014, SkyWorld launched the first phase at SkyArena, known as Ascenda Residences @ SkyArena. The following year, they launched Phase 2, known as Bennington Residences @ SkyArena. The developer’s focus is to build properties for high-rise living as they believe that there will be strong demand for houses in cities. Land is scarce, especially in Kuala Lumpur, and the way forward is to build upwards.

Thus, they continue to develop properties strategic areas that are close to the city centre, and supported by infrastructure. The right product mix that’s attractively priced will always appeal to the broad market.

Take a look at reviews on other projects by SkyWorld here.

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