• Caitlyn
  • 18 May 2021

In a virtual media briefing in March 2021, Sunway Bhd property division managing director Sarena Cheah said that the company is launching properties worth RM2.8 billion in gross development value (GDV) this year.

Among the launches in Malaysia is Sunway Artessa at Wangsa Maju. Previously, the developer entered into an agreement to acquire the 3.69 acres of freehold land in 2019. Sunway Artessa is introduced to mirror the success of Sunway Avila, which is sited about 200m away. Thus, the developer will leverage on its existing customer base that it has built in the area.


The site of Sunway Artessa was acquired by the group’s subsidiary, Sunway Avila Sdn Bhd. It is a strategic acquisition for the developer, as Sunway Avila has been successful, and this points to a current gap in supply of affordable developments near transit centres, and close to the KL city centre. Its strategic location also allows for easier commute and convenience.

On a side note, Sarena is also the first-ever female Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year recipient at the first-ever PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020. 

Address: Wangsa Maju, KL

Developer: Sunway Property

Property Type: Serviced Apartment

Land Area: 3.69 acres

Land Title: Residential

Tenure: Freehold

Total Units: 468

Sales Gallery:  Sunway Avila Sales Gallery, Jalan Seri Wangsa 1, Taman Sri Rampai, 53300 Kuala Lumpur

Year of Completion: N/A

Built-up Area: 1,109 sq ft – 1,303 sq ft

Launch Price: From RM699,000

Project Details

Sunway Artessa is marketed as a suburban transit-oriented development (TOD), as the development is connected to the Sri Rampai LRT station that is 500m away via a covered walkway.


Built-up sizes are 1,109 sq ft and 1,303 sq ft, with 3+1 rooms and 4 bedrooms respectively. These sizes would be ideal for those looking for larger residential units, especially in the new norm where many seek more space to work from home comfortably. Units’ layout is practical, with dry and wet kitchen, and all bedrooms are designed to face outward for better view, daylight and ventilation.

In response to concerns about food scarcity, and the adoption of a healthier plant-based diet, Sunway Artessa will have a community urban farm plot to provide residents with the opportunity to grow fresh vegetables. Additionally, Sunway Artessa is expected to introduce more than 20 health and fitness facilities.

The gross development value (GDV) of Sunway Artessa is approximately RM300 million, and unit’s prices start from about RM699,000.

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Sunway Artessa is located within the mature township of Wangsa Maju, and there are plenty of amenities all around. It is right beside Villa Wangsamas (refer to the green area in the Google Map satellite image below), which was completed back in 2010. The development is located about 550m from the Sri Rampai LRT station, which is 6 stops, or about 12 minutes, from the KL city centre LRT stop.


As for malls, Sunway Artessa is just about 1km from Wangsa Walk Mall and AEON BiG Wangsa Maju, and 4km from Setapak Central Mall. Other amenities close to Sunway Artessa include Columbia Asia Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, International School of Kuala Lumpur, Sri Utama International School, Fairview, and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. These are all within a 6km radius from the site.

Key highlights of Sunway Artessa include:

  • Covered walkway to Sri Rampai LRT Station (500m)
  • 6 LRT stops to KLCC (12 mins’ ride)
  • Interchange to MRT at Pasar Seni station
  • Direct line from Wangsa Maju to PJ and Subang Jaya
  • Only 6.5km to KL city centre


  • Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)
  • Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  • Setiawangsa Pantai Expressway (SPE)
  • Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)
  • Jalan Ampang (via Jalan Setiawangsa and Jalan Jelatik)
  • Sri Rampai LRT station – 500m



  • SMK Taman Sri Rampai – 500m
  • Sri Utama International School – 2km
  • Fairview International School – 3km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College – 5km
  • Dasein Academy of Art
  • SK Wangsa Maju Zon R10
  • SMK Seksyen 5 Wangsa Maju
  • International School of Kuala Lumpur
  • Seri Utama International Primary & Secondary School
  • Sayfol International School

Medical Care

  • Columbia Asia Hospital – 3km
  • Gleneagles Hospital – 5km
  • KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
  • Hospital Pusrawi


  • Wangsa Walk Mall – 1km
  • AEON BiG Wangsa Maju – 1km
  • AEON Alpha Angle – 2km
  • Setapak Central Mall – 4km
  • KLCC – 6km
  • Melawati Mall
  • Great Eastern Mall
  • Ampang Point Shopping Centre


  • Kompleks Sukan Setiawangsa
  • Bukit Setiawangsa Park
  • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
  • Kelab Darul Ehsan
  • Royal Selangor Golf Club
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Some property purchasers have compared Sunway Artessa with Quinn Residence by MCL Land. According to Google Maps, the distance between these two properties are about 2.7km via Jalan Wangsa Delima and Jalan 34/26.

Quinn Residence’s LRT is next to the Sri Rampai LRT station (a minute’s walk), smaller unit sizes, lower density at 361 units. The project has started development. The main consideration is that the developer is relatively unknown in Malaysia.


For Sunway Artessa, the Sri Rampai LRT station is slightly further away, with bigger units, and slightly higher density at 468 units. So, the target profile would differ slightly. Sunway Artessa is still in the pre-launch stage, but it has something strong going for it – the Sunway brand. For investors, Quinn Residence might be preferred as it’s closer to the LRT station, and smaller units are often easier to rent out.

Both Quinn Residence and Sunway Artessa are relatively close to busy roads and the LRT track that runs along Jalan Mohd Yatim Yahya. So, this could be a put-off for some purchasers.

Here’s a look at residential properties in Wangsa Maju.


Land Tenure

Property Type



Approximate Launch Price

Sunway Artessa by Sunway Property


Serviced Apartment


1,109 sq ft & 1,303 sq ft

From RM699,000

Villa Wangsamas by Setapak Heights Development




1,267 sq ft – 2,562 sq ft

From RM203,888

Riana Green East by Elegan Pesona Sdn Bhd




790 sq ft – 4,625 sq ft

From RM187,800

Seri Riana Residence (Phase 2b) by IJM Properties Sdn Bhd and MSL Properties Sdn Bhd




1,259 sq ft – 1,830 sq ft

From RM696,000

Infiniti Residences by Setapak Heights Development




1,085 sq ft – 2,266 sq ft

From RM638,000

Seasons Garden Residences by SCP Group


Serviced Apartment


770 sq ft – 900 sq ft

From RM394,200

Lexa Residence @ The Quartz by Beverly Group


Serviced Apartment


662 sq ft – 919 sq ft


From RM420,000

Wangsa 9 Residency (Tower A) by Mitrajaya Holdings




1199 sq ft – 2,454 sq ft


From RM855,760


Quarza Residence @ KL East by Sime Darby Property


Serviced Apartment


651 sq ft – 865 sq ft

From RM516,888

The Hamilton by Aset Kayamas




1,000 sq ft – 2,200 sq ft

From RM498,000

Henna Residence by Beverly Group, MapleTree and Lai Sun




From 657 sq ft


From RM370,000

Sunway Avila by Sunway Property


Serviced Apartment


732 sq ft– 1,227 sq ft

From RM430,000

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The group’s pipeline of investment properties include Sunway Hotel Big Box in Johor, expansion of Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang, Sunway International School and the expansion of Sunway Medical Centre in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.

The property developer is also launching RM1.1 billion worth of developments in 2021 in Malaysia. They are designed for new-norm urban living, under its ‘Beauty of City Living’ campaign. Apart from Sunway Artessa, these developments include:

  • Sunway Belfield in Kuala Lumpur
  • D’Hill @ Sunway Damansara in Kota Damansara
  • Jernih Residence in Kajang


The developer believes that many people have experienced a reset of priorities due to the pandemic. This, projects will provide more living space, have better Internet connectivity, and incorporate designs which promote better air ventilation.

Take a look at reviews of other projects by Sunway Bhd here.

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Eric Wong