Tropicana Cheras is a gated and guarded development and enjoys the benefit of its own private playground and jogging track.
Suria Hills Setia Alam: A top-of-the-hill review.
Suria Hills is a low density bungalow development by Sunsuria Berhad, one of the more prominent developers in the country.
Beginning its operations since 1989, this developer has to date delivered more than 2,500 projects be it light industrial factories, commercial units, or residential properties. Sunsuria Berhad even embarked on a 525 acres township in Salak Tinggi called Sunsuria City in 2013 that houses the likes of Xiamen University Malaysia and international premium shopping outlets. No wonder then this township has won the ‘Best Sustainable Township for 2016’ award by Property Insight.
Other awards they’ve won include ‘The EDGE-PEPS Value Creation Excellence Award 2014’ for The CORE in Kota Damansara, the ‘ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARDS Architectural 2015-2016 Highly Commended in the Office Architecture Malaysia Category’ for Sunsuria Seventh Avenue in Setia Alam, and ‘APPA Architectural 2015-2016 Best Residential Landscape Architecture Malaysia Category’ for Suria Residence in Bukit Jelutong.
Of their ongoing and completed projects include Sunsuria Ampang Sports Complex, Sunsuria Avenue, Suria Jelutong, Suria Residence, and The Forum @ Sunsuria Seventh Avenue.
Nestled on one of the highest points in Setia Alam, Suria Hills is a luxurious bungalow project that is only offering 68 units of freehold bungalows to discerning buyers – reason being is the low entry price at only around RM250 per square foot. There are two designs offered namely Vermont Residences which is a 3-storey boutique villa and Richmond Residences which is a 3-storey luxury villa at 3,900 sg ft and 5,100 sq ft respectively.
Obviously with such steep prices and spacious offerings, Suria Hills is more suitable for own-stay but is the product the right one for you?
Read on this review for Suria Hills Setia Alam to find out.
Address: Setia Alam
Site GPS Coordinates: 3°7’8″N 101°28’9″E
Property Type: 3-Storey Bungalow Homes
Total Units: 68
Built Up in Sq Ft: 3,900 (Vermont Residences) and 5,100 (Richmond Residences)
Price: Average RM250 per square foot
- Freehold tenure
- Spacious built-ups
- Low density
- Vermont Residences – 3,900 sq ft – 3-storey boutique villas
- Richmond Residences – 5,100 sq ft – 3-storey luxury villas
Suria Hills Setia Alam: An overview.
Suria Hills is a bungalow development within Precinct 12 Setia Alam that sits on top of a hill overlooking Bukit Cerakah Forest Reserve. Set on 17 acres worth of hillside land, there are a total of only 68 units offered for this project.
There are two designs offered for the bungalows namely Vermont Residences and Richmond Residences, where both are three storeys Boutique Villas and Luxury Villas respectively. Vermont Residences spots a 3,900 sq ft built-up whilst Richmond Residences spots a whopping 5,100 sq ft built-up.
The space for each bungalows are maximized thoroughly while exuding that exclusive modern taste one can expect from luxury homes. Like for example how the master bathroom gets integrated seamlessly with the walk-in closet, and how the spacious sky-terrace is built next to the family room.
The finishes provided are simply grand like louver screens, marble flooring, and large glass openings while stone, glass, and timber are being used for the façade, leaving one with an exterior nothing short of elegant.
Security is definitely abundant here. From 24-hour security patrol, central guardhouse, CCTV surveillance, panic button installed inside the homes, anti-climb fencing, and vehicle access control, one will definitely be pampered with peace of mind all around.
Though there isn’t exactly an exclusive clubhouse for the residents there, Suria Hills does implement green living concept into its development with features like manicured landscapes, bicycle trails, jogging tracks, and a multitude of recreational facilities like children’s playground and outdoor gym among others.
The pricing for Suria Hills is definitely competitive at an average of RM250 per square foot which is quite a bargain since Setia Alam itself is definitely known as one of the pricier new townships in Greater Klang Valley.
Setia Alam: The new ‘It’ township?
To know Setia Alam is to know Shah Alam first. Go on, keep on reading.
Shah Alam is Selangor’s state capital covering 293km2 land area that is still growing, thanks to the expansion move by the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA). Many new townships have been developed here as of late like Kota Kemuning and Setia Alam due to the many demands from home seekers and investors alike.
Back in the 90s however, Shah Alam wasn’t so popular. Reason being is its distance from the Kuala Lumpur city due to the lack of sufficient highways. Now however, one can get to Kuala Lumpur from Shah Alam through the Federal Highway, to Damansara through the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), and to Klang through the Shah Alam Expressway, all with less travel time and much less of a hassle.
There used to be only the KTM train service serving there with a handful of stations like in Batu 3 and Padang Jawa but now, an LRT Kelana Jaya line extension all the way to Putra Heights has just been recently opened in third-quarter 2016.
The amenities in Shah Alam is pretty great though, so much so that most Shah Alam-ians couldn’t even be bothered with other places.
Take the education sector for example. Having more than fifty primary and secondary schools around Shah Alam’s many sections should be more than enough right? Plus, there’s ample tertiary education choices too like University Teknologi MARA (UITM), University Selangor (UNISEL), and Management and Science University (MSU) to name a few.
Health-wise, Shah Alam even has its own government-supported hospital called the Shah Alam Hospital that was opened in 2015 to divert congestion of patients in Klang Hospital. Apart from the many small private clinics around, there are also private hospitals like the Darul Ehsan Medical Centre in Section 14, and Columbia Asia Shah Alam in Section 17 for those who are more well off.
Launched in 2004 and mainly developed by SP Setia Berhad Group, Setia Alam is a new township that spans over 4,000 acres of land, falling under the jurisdiction of Shah Alam City Council despite being nearer to Klang. Interestingly enough, this RM20 billion township was initially owned by See Hoy Chan Group who the sold the land to SP Setia; good for SP Setia for realising the potential Setia Alam holds!
Having won many awards like the World’s Best Master Plan Development FIABCI in 2013, Setia Alam has seen its own fair share of triumphs and tribulations. Take its suffering of soil settlement for example, causing walls to crack and leaning in some of the older phase houses. A good lesson for the developers to mind that issue for future projects.
Setia Alam has witnessed steady growth in its amenity department, though mostly in the commercial sector. Education-wise, not so much. With a handful of schools like SJK(C) Pin Hwa 1, SJK (Tamil) North Hummock, SK Bandar Setia Alam, and Tenby Private and International Schools, Setia Alam is in dire need of more primary and secondary schools to cater to its ever growing population.
When it comes to commercialised entertainment though, Setia Alam wins hands down. It currently has a shopping mall called Setia City Mall, and an abundance of commercial shop lots scattered all over its many precincts, either not yet launched or already open for business. To have its own convention centre (Setia City Convention Centre) is a good sign that this township is meant to flourish… given time of course. Setia Alam is also home to the record-breaking longest pasar malam (night market) in Malaysia so as mentioned, commercial activity is surely thriving here.
Suria Hills is located within the vicinity of Precinct 12 which is undoubtedly one of the more prime precincts in Setia Alam, simply because of its proximity to Setia City where Setia City Mall, Setia City Convention Centre, and Setia City Park are all located, just around two kilometres away. There’s even a recently completed commercial centre within the precinct next to it Precinct 11, called Setia Taipan 2, next to Setia Alam’s McDonalds.
And the fact that Suria Hills is on top of hillside land means that one may even have an unobstructed view of the Bukit Cerakah Forest Reserve next to it.
How’s that for a view?
Suria Hills: An assessment.
Right next to Precinct 12 is Precinct 11, where a three storeys semi-d called Montana by SP Setia Group is located. Let’s compare these two to see how well is this part of Setia Alam doing.
|Name||Tenure/Land Title||Price Per Sq Ft||Built-up||Total Units|
|Suria Hills||Freehold/Residential||Average of RM250||Starts from 3,900||68|
|Montana Precinct 11||Freehold/ Residential||Average of RM420||Starts from 2,708 sq ft||52|
Looking at the table, it seems that most homes in Setia Alam area are indeed pricey. Montana wins in terms of being a lower density project but then again, it is just one the many phases for the whole Precinct 11 development. Suria Hills having only 68 units in total is perfect for those who prefer more privacy.
Suria Hills: The verdict.
If you can accept the fact that though Setia Alam is far from KL city, it is still a prime township on its own, then Suria Hills with its competitive pricing (for a bungalow that is) is the perfect choice for a big family to settle in.
The product is definitely interesting and those who can afford it will surely get their money’s worth.